Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Hank has been adopted! 11-17-2012

Female about 0 old.

Hank, after a few months in boarding, has been thriving in a lively foster home where there are lots of confident dogs. He easily fit into the mix within minutes - he is a confident easy going boy. We think Hank is about 3 years old - when we first brought him in from the shelter, he was very ill with a nasty cold. He has bounced back wonderfully and is patiently waiting for his home. Hank is about 95% housebroken - when he gets to a home without so many dogs, we are confident (based on numerous experiences as well) that he will be 110% housebroken with some good attention and direction. He can be left inside all day without constraint, i.e., a crate with confidence.

Hank is somewhat independent and while he likes attention from his people, he can also hang by himself and not follow his human everywhere which is a great sign for an abandoned dog. Hank has yet to bark much or create trouble! Please don't overlook this beautiful boy.

We originally thought Hank had an ear infection as his head was tilted to the left. After an initial exam, our trusted vet determined that he has nerve damage that has "paralyzed" the left side of his face. Hank has seen a neurologist who agreed on this assessment. Hank is not in pain, he isn't compromised mentally or physically, he just walks sometimes in big loops to the left and needs artificial tears in his left eye as it doesn't blink very often. We are currently having acupuncture done once a week to see if this helps the nerve damage. Please don't overlook Hank because he isn't "perfect". Humans aren't either and he deserves a wonderful family to give him the life he has waited on for so long!

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.