Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Sunny has been adopted! 02-09-2012

Female about 0 old.

Sunny was rescued from the San Bernadino City Shelter with her 3 siblings. The 4 ten week old puppies were found living under a mobile home. Scared and confused these poor babies ended up at the high kill shelter with little hope of being saved. Fortunately little Sunny stole the hearts of some of the shelter workers and volunteers. She was the most outgoing of the pups and quickly warmed up to the attention from the shelter staff. Seeing how sweet and loving she was, they figured there was hope for all the pups if a rescue could be found to save them. They appealed to Coastal to save not only little Sunny, but her 3 littermates as well.

Upon arriving at their foster home it was apparent that these pups had missed a lot of interaction with people and would need to learn that people and life in general was nothing to be afraid of. To accomplish this, each pup would need to be placed in separate foster homes. Once split out, each pup has begun to blossom. They are being exposed to people and other pets and are well on their way to being adoptable.

Update 10/25/11 from Sunny's Foster Mom

Sunny came to our home for foster care on 10/22/11. Upon meeting her it was apparent that her and her brother had been enabling each other as far as unsocialization. She was the friendliest of the two and since I already have my own pets I felt that she would adapt the best. We arrived at our house and I immediately placed her outdoors in a secured area so she would feel safe. My three dogs (a Mini Aussie and 2 Dachshund puppies) were kept away from her at first, but once she witnessed all of the playful activity, she wanted to be a part of it.

I introduced her first to the Mini Aussie (whom I call her foster sissy) she responded fabulously to her. The next day was the Dachshunds turn. While playing with Bella (Aussie) I brought one Dachshund out at a time. With exception of them barking at her, she took to them well. My son lays down and plays with her and she loves him. She was indoors for the evening and when I let her outside this morning she did not potty in the house, but instead, went right outside to do her business (good girl). Currently, during the day while we are home she is free to roam the yard with Bella. While we are away she has her own private pen with toys and shelter outdoors.

I will continue to do my best to provide her with all of the experiences she needs to be happy and healthy in her life. At this point after only two days, I feel she is am A+ student. Sunny will make a wonderful pet to a very lucky 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.