Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Dolce has been adopted! 01-01-2005

Female about 0 old.

We recieved a frantic email regarding this starving shepherd, and we knew we had to bring her into safety. Her story is extremely sad and yet happens far too frequently. Dolce belonged to a drug addict. He was so irresponsible, he forgot he owned a dog and failed to feed her for an extended period of time. Animal Control ultimately confiscated this poor girl. Coastal German Shepherd Rescue came to her aid as soon as we heard about her plight. Dolce is now at our vets office and it appears that other than being extremely skinny, she is in good health. Extreme cases of neglect like this one are disgusting. Dolce will recover and gain her weight back, but she needs a wonderful home to show her than life is not cruel. Dolce is a young dog with many more good years to live. She is a white shepherd girl, maybe with a little something else mixed in. She is on the small side and will be beautiful once she recovers from her ordeal.


Dolce is flourishing in her new foster home. She is learning to play with toys and loves to play with the other shepherds in her foster home. Dolce loves her doggie bed and knows to sleep on it through the night. Dolce bears no psychological scars from her traumatic ordeal. She is very loving and will make the perfect addition to any family.

Update 4/17/05:

Dolce attended her first adoption event and immediately charmed everyone – she packs quite a lot of personality into a tiny body! Dolce is what we call a “camp social director” – she engages other dogs in play and charms every person that walks past. Her physical condition has improved so drastically in such a short period that she is truly a miracle dog! Those of us who met her at the first photo and who saw her recently are speechless at how much happiness and light come from this little package.

Dolce on the mend!

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.