Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Zach has been adopted! 12-11-2005

Female about 0 old.

Zach, or should we say Baby Huey, is an extra large, loving pup. We
estimate Zach at approximately 2 years and once he gains much needed
weight, he will tip the scales at well over 100 lbs. He is an absolute show stopper with a gorgeous color and texture coat. Combine his looks with his size, and Zach will never go unnoticed in a crowd!

Zach is extremely
playful with other dogs. In his current foster home, he seems to
prefers the company of his playmates (other Shepherds) to people. He
constantly follows the other dogs around, begging for attention and play. He
seems to be the submissive one in his interaction, however his size can be
intimidating to them. He constantly grooms and licks his playmates.

We would suggest that Zach be placed in a home with another dog or dogs as
companions (preferably larger breeds, due to Zach's size).

Zach is still learning to interact with the humans in his foster home.
He is loving, but it seems as though he hasn't had much human affection
in the past, so he is learning. He is gentle and shows no aggression
towards people. He allows other dogs and people around all food items,
toys, etc. He has no signs of being possessive of anything - just an
obsession with other dogs. As the days go by, he is occasionally going
to his foster people and wanting a head scratch or two. We hope his
attraction to people will continue as he starts to trust and bond. He
seems to be fine with all types, adults and children. We would suggest
older children simply due to Zach's size. He is large and might not be
aware of his own strength during play sessions.

Zach is puppyish and still a bit willful and will
need obedience training and reinforcement of house rules. He does know
basic commands, sit, shake, and come (although he doesn't always listen to this

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.