Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Bennett has been adopted! 01-01-2005

Female about 0 old.

My name is Bennett, I am all you are looking for in a Shepherd, and more!
(Ask an adoption counselor for my DVD!)

The pictures really don’t do much justice to my good looks and my personality, so let me explain to you who I am!

I came to the Rescue about a month ago. From where? I wish I could tell you what my story is, where I come from, who my family was and what they were about. But I just don’t know how to communicate that to you!

I am pretty tall and thin, with gorgeous black and tan markings. My hair is on the short side (bright side: you don’t have to worry about shedding with me!). I am probably around 1 to 2 years old. My vet thinks I could be 2, my trainer thinks I act like a puppy and my teeth look like I am 18 months old!

I live in South Orange County, with Paul, at K9 City. Paul is a wonderful guy with a funny British accent! I am really eager to please, so you can use the British or the American accent when you speak to me, I will love you equally! I specifically like it when he says I am a ‘Good Bennett’: it makes me smile, I LOVE IT!

I hear that I had issues with other dogs and that I came a long way! May be it is true. But really, it is because I didn’t know what another dog was, or that I could play with another dog! I mean, nobody gave me the manual on what to do with other dogs, so I was just insecure, unsure, and frightened until recently. I have spent the past month learning that other fellow dogs, big and small, are a good thing to have around.

As a result, I play nice with other dogs! I also share toys and pig ears with them! I heel really well, and walk perfectly on a leash, and like to focus on you, you, just you, and only you! I also lay down well, and I am just learning to sit.

I would love to have a home to call my own and give you all the love you deserve.

I really like training. I am smart enough to realize that I need training to undo whatever happened to me in my previous life. If you train me for 30 minutes every day for the next 2-3 months, I will turn into the PERFECT dog for you! I need to be taught direction and how to meet your expectations. I don’t think you will want to show me (after all, I am not an extremely fancy dog!) but with the kind of knowledge I am learning these days, in no time would I be stealing the show at the dog obedience events! Now, it wouldn’t be fair to the other dogs, would it?

Paul at K9 will give you a free private lesson on how to train me. He will help you understand what I know and what I still need to work on, and how to turn me into the perfect companion that you are looking for. After that, you can continue training me with a trainer, or on your own.

Paul thinks I could definitely be a woman’s dog – a woman who would love to spend time with me, and training me would be heaven for me! But I could also be a man’s dog. My thought on this is I could also be a couple’s dog: both of you spending time with me, both of you to love and call my family? Wow, what more could I be asking for?

No gender preference for me: all I want from you is your commitment to training and loving me, and whatever you want from me, I already have it:

  • I will love you, no matter what

  • I will listen to your training commands

  • I will always work at pleasing you

  • I will make you my number one priority, always

  • I will happily sit in your lap if you ask me to!

  • I will make you look soooooooo good when your family and friends realize how well trained I am!

  • I will give you my life, and all that big heart of mine that is so full of love….it is ready to explode!

  • I will be your companion and will always be there for you

If you are interested in meeting Bennett, please call Beth at 949-439-8104 for more information, or email her at Don't forget to fill out our online application.

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Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

P.O. Box 50726

Irvine, CA. 92619-0726.

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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.