Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Thatch has been adopted! 06-02-2012

Female about 0 old.

Thatch is absolutely adorable. He is extremely loving with people and has quickly learned that other dogs are ok. The shelter labelled him as "potentially dog aggressive" but after about 2 hours of hanging in a crate surrounded by other dogs, Thatch has caught on quickly that other dogs are okay. He is learning how to play with a bunch of German Shepherds and has quickly understood that he is not king of the hill.

Thatch is probably about 2 years old. He does have a limp and we are working with our veterinary team to determine what is going on. Thatch readily goes into a crate, would prefer to sleep on the bed :) and will make a great family addition!

Update 2/17/12:

Thatch has had new xrays done with radiology review. There is no apparent bone injury to his leg. Both the radiologist and his veterinary team are confident that he has nerve damage in the leg. He could have been hit by a car or his leg could have been hung up on a fence - we just don't know. He has some use of the leg - he tends to use it as a lever - he may regain additional use or he may not - there is no way to tell for sure. He is not in pain, he just has a floppy leg. He can keep up with the best of them in his foster pack. While Thatch probably won't be a great fit for a hiking family, he will fit just fine in a family that is looking for a non shedding companion to take for walks, to the park, to soccer games!

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. 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.