Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Ben has been adopted! 01-01-2005

Female about 0 old.

Indy (or Ben, his nickname) came back to us six months after being adopted. His adopter and the two kittens shown above are heartbroken, but Indy needs more human companionship than this previous home could provide. Indy spent his days alone while his person was at work and was very lonely.
Indy will do best in a home where people are around most of the day. And, we believe he would benefit from the companionship of another dog as well. Indy loves everybody and everything. He is tirelessly patient and gentle with small children and lives currently with a first grader who thinks Indy's the best!

Since Indy has returned to our care, he is living in a family situation where people and other pets are usually around and he is thriving in this new, very social environment. He's a beautiful, well behaved, sweet fellow who desperately wants to bond permanently to a loving, devoted individual or family of his own.

Indy's previous adopter took Indy for long runs every day, and unfortunately, though this is every dog's dream life, Indy developed a little arthritis in his elbow. So Indy's high impact exercise days are over, but he is such a quiet, calm, and layed back guy, he doesn't seem to mind.

Indy's bio from February, when we first rescued him, is posted below, so you'll know his story. Coastal German Shepherd Rescue, Indy's first adopter, and his foster family all want his transition to a new home to be as easy as possible because he is just a wonderful boy!

Also of note, Indy is very good with cats, in case you can't tell from the photos!

Indiana is a big, spectacular 2 to 3 year old red and black plush-coated male, obviously from German lines. He's the Harrison Ford of dogs, tall, sweet and charming in a quiet way, strong and handsome.

Indiana (named for Indiana Jones) languished in a shelter for nearly a month, losing weight and growing despondent. Indy's chances for a loving home went down each day as he became more and more resigned to the fact that no one would ever come for him. He caught a cold and his coat became matted and filthy.

We found Indy and knew we just had to help this kind, gentle boy. Indy hopped in our volunteer's car and went straight to the vet to be treated for his cold. He charmed everyone, ignored the cats (one walking around loose!), and soaked up all the petting and attention. Then he decided he had been waiting a while and wanted to sit down, so he tried to fit into the chair. Everyone admired his efforts, but he was just too big.

Indy is a big boy who will weigh close to 100 lbs once he regains all his weight. He's a gentle giant who is quickly learning to be a lap dog. It’s pretty funny to see him trying to snuggle into your lap. And whatever you do, don't stop petting, please, or you're going to get that size 13 paw! Indy is also learning to appreciate squeaky toys and loves to play with his foster brother, a somewhat smaller German shepherd. Indy is just a big love and will follow you around, watch you cook, sleep at your feet and in your room and in your lap. He's quiet, mellow, loves children and other dogs and is cat friendly. He walks like a gentleman on his leash and is good about his food. (Although he was caught one time with his head in the cookie jar and cannot resist a compressed rawhide!)

Indy is a very special boy who will be a wonderful addition to a loving family.

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.