Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Carley has been adopted! 01-01-2006

Female about 0 old.

Meet little Carly, 3-4 month old female, German Shepherd mix (black and tan). Carly currently weighs 18lbs and looks to be the most petite of the litter (she has 2 sisters and a brother). We expect that Carly will be roughly half the size of a standard female shepherd once she reaches adulthood. Carly is very shy in her interaction with people. It appears that she simply lacks the confidence to approach and seek attention. When she is given time to build trust, Carly will approach in a tentative manner. Her socialization is improving daily. Carly is also recovering from kennel cough and we expect that not feeling good also impacts her personality.

Carly does easily trust other dogs. She is attracted to the adult dogs and wants to cuddle more than play. As she begins to feel better, her desire to play will probably increase, although “giving kisses” seems to be her preference. Carly has a gentle nature. Her brother Simon will “start stuff” with Carly regularly, but his little sis doesn’t compare to the new BIG foster sibblings – so she is often left behind.

Carly is just beginning to learn her house manners – including when and where to potty, what is and IS NOT a toy, etc. She is just a baby and will require consistent guidance and obedience as she becomes a larger and even more playful puppy. Please remember, Carly will likely continue her puppy phase for the first three years of her life. Adopting a puppy is a 10-15 year commitment that requires much time and energy to develop the puppy into a wonderful companion.

Puppies are a life-long commitment. They need time, training, vet care and healthy feeding to become good canine citizens. Don't even think of adopting a puppy unless you intend to invest the time and money and commitment required, and you can expect to lose a few good shoes along the way!

The minimum adoption donation for adults is $375 and the adoption donation for puppies is $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible when permitted by law. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.