Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Hannah has been adopted! 07-03-2006

Female about 0 old.

There are times in our lives when we feel as if we do not have control of the outcome. An unexpected event can change our lives irrevocably. It is during these times that we show our true character. Animals going through transition also have stresses that they must overcome. Their character is tested and with the help of people who love them, they too will overcome the challenges of transition. That's what is happening with Hanna and this is her story.

Her human family dearly loves Hanna (affectionately called Hanna-Bo). Their love for her is so deep that due to serious illness in the family and the loss of their home, they relinquished her to Rescue with the knowledge that we'd find her a new family with just as much love to give her. While all dogs love and need the companionship of their human family, German Shepherds are unique. Their loyalty to and the depth of their bond with humans are legendary. It is not a surprise, therefore, that Hanna is lonely, worried, and afraid right now.

But we now need to look forward and to do that, we need to tell you about Hanna. Hanna lived with a little brother who was also a shelter rescue dog. He was small and they did very well together. In fact, she only corrected him if her family scolded him so we think she wanted to be a teacher as well! She also had a best friend in the neighborhood, a male Rottweiler who was her size. They made every attempt to have as many play dates together as possible. Cats though are another story so please, no cats!

As for people, she is great with bigger and older children. She adored and respected the man in her family and generally loves most men. As for the human "mom" in her family, Hanna loved her and would follow her from room to room. When it was time to go to bed, Hanna would start the night sleeping at the foot of her bed but once she knew everyone was settled in, she'd jump down and find a spot next to the door. They were making progress on training until illness struck so Hanna would love to have some training updates. She loves to ride in the car and needs a fenced in yard (a high fence, please) to keep her from wandering the neighborhood. We think that her Rottweiler boyfriend and Hanna had decided they needed more play time together because each one would find the other when they left their respective yards!

When she was relinquished, her family wrote, "Take care of my very special baby girl. Hanna will make some family a very loving companion" Hanna hopes that you can find a place for her in your heart and in your home.

She is currently in a boarding facility. She would love to have a warm bed and someone to love her, whether it be in a temporary foster home or in a new forever home. Could you open your heart and home to this beauty?

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.