Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Shaq has been adopted! 05-25-2005

Female about 0 old.

WOOF! I知 Shaq, a big, black shepherd with a porportionately gigantic heart. I知 confident. I know who I am. I知 stable. I知 looking for a new home.

WOOF! My bark is extremely loud, but I never bark without reason. If someone walks into the backyard or approaches the house, I値l confidently let everyone know I知 in control of the situation.

WOOF! No one surprises me and when they see me, they値l know I知 in charge. I知 really tall, and my dark color appears really intimidating. I知 also very, very smart. Upon arriving to my foster home, I致e quickly assessed all the potential entry and exit points to the house and yard. I知 vigilently keeping an eye on things.

WOOF! Despite my gigantic size and loud voice, you have absolutely nothing to fear as I知 anything but aggressive to the people I love. I absolutely love people and I知 very confident regardless of any situation I encounter you値l never see me act erractically. I値l love you and come ask you for affection. Luckily, my head is never far from your hand because I知 a big dog.

WOOF! If you spend time with me, pet me, and give me attention, I値l love you! You値l see my handsome smile as I stare up at you while laying against your legs.

WOOF! I do have to warn you, that tall stature does have a downside when you池e petting me, my tail starts to swing wildly from side to side. So, keep your glasses away from the edges of tables and don稚 get upset at me for unintentionally tailwagging your furniture I知 just so happy to be loved.


Just so you know, I知 an athletic, agile jumper. I love to jump atop my foster parent痴 jacuzzi and look down at them.

My favorite pasttimes and other tidbits:

  • Catching treats in the air. I知 the BEST at this. A treat will NEVER hit the floor again.

  • Eating hot dogs. Gosh, I love those little frankfurters. WOOF!

  • Being with my man. I知 a guy痴 dog, but I値l love the women in his life, too.

  • I知 completely housebroken, so give me some space in your backyard to do my thing.

  • If you let me sleep in a crate, I値l bark for 5 minutes and then not make another noise all night long.

  • I値l eat medication from your hand, or on top of a cookie 

  • I知 a big dog and I haven稚 been properly leash trained, so you should use a training/prong collar when walking me.

  • I知 super in the car and super with kids (but intimidatnig due to my size and the fact that I like to lick kids!

  • I really get along with other dogs quite well. My foster parent痴 annoying 7 month-old puppy and I get along well. As I致e told you, I知 grounded. No amount of annoying puppy provocation will make me get upset. We now nap together on the doorstep.

  • I don稚 know what to do with toys. I don稚 think I致e played with them much. But I am starting to pick them up to see how they feel.

  • I haven稚 chewed, dug a hole, scratched, buried anything, or done anything else destructive at my foster parents home. Did I tell you I was well grounded?

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.