Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Wink has been adopted! 09-27-2005

Female about 0 old.

This nine month old dynamo isn't letting something like diminished eyesight slow him down! Wink is a supersized puppy with NO grudges - LOVES, LOVES, LOVES everyone and everything in the world. Given his demeanor and constantly wagging tail, we are guessing that this bad boy has some lab in him!

We received an appeal for help for this boy from a high kill shelter - when our volunteer picked him up, the shelter pointed out that he had a goofy eye and should probably see an opthalmologist...great...just what we needed after several severe pneumonia cases, a hip replacement and other out-of-the-ordinary medical bills. Once our trusted doctor met Wink, his recommendation was to remove the eye - there were abnormal growths on it and it was pretty apparent that he had little to no vision on that side. So....Wink went in for a neuter as well and by the early evening was up and wagging his tail and greeting the hospital staff.

Wink is in a foster home recuperating from surgery - once his incision has healed and hair has grown back, it will be easy to overlook the fact that this fellow only has one eye. He absolutely loves people, gets a kick out of playing and rough-housing with other dogs and is an all around love bug.

Now, Wink IS a puppy - he is uncoordinated with GIGANTIC paws - we won't be surprised if he tips the scales at nearly 100 lbs when he is full grown. He doesn't have a stitch of obedience training (although he has yet to have an accident in the house!) - meaning "sit" is a foreign word to him! Adopting a puppy is a HUGE commitment. If you aren't prepared to dig deep for patience and consistency, along with a life time commitment, please don't consider adopting Wink.

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.