Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Pharrell has been adopted! 03-01-2014

Male German Shepherd Dog about 1-2 years old. Good with kids. Gets along with other dogs. Not cat friendly.

Pharrell's story has a fairy tale ending. Literally carried into a desert shelter because he was so weak, just 30 days later he has boundless energy.

Originally thought to be a senior, given his severe condition, we now know that he is likely under 2. As his hair grows back & he fills out, he appears to be a black sable shepherd, possibly from working lines as he is very active. He has a medium ball drive & will happily chase and chew on a tennis ball, just not necessarily bring it back to you!

Due to Pharrell's long term neglect, we anticipate that he will need to be on a specific diet for the remainder of his life - he has a condition called IBD - irritable bowel disease. He eats a prescription food that has helped him gain weight and regulate his intestines.

Pharrell is good with other dogs his size. He DOES have a small animal prey drive & is not a good choice for a family with cats, small dogs or other small animals. He is housebroken & stays inside during the work week while his human family is at work. He's very trustworthy.

We think that the ideal family for Pharrell has previous shepherd experience & will be interested in advanced training work with him.

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.