Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Poncho is available ( Updated 09-28-2020 )

Male Labrador Retriever /Rhodesian Ridgeback mix about 6-9 years old. Not for homes with kids. Not cat friendly.

In the spring of 2014, a litter of newborns was found sleeping in a drain pipe. Thanks to a Good Samaritan, the mother and her puppies were saved, one of them being Poncho.

If you are looking for a young, energetic, ball crazy, trained, Ridgeback-y looking big boy and have the time to show him structure, boundaries, and work on continuing his socialization, this boy will have you smiling from ear to ear for years to come.

We've been working with this handsome purple tongued boy for over two years now. Poncho was terrified of everything he didn't know and he knew nothing except the home in which he was being forced to leave. He was petrified. He was unsure of himself, his surroundings, strangers, other dogs, and he was lashing out. He's come so far, but he still needs a low traffic household and someone who will continue to introduce him to the world around him. Poncho's now obedience trained, so much less fearful, so much more trusting, and so responsive with the people who have worked with him. He needs an adopter who can spend time with him, prior to adoption, as he doesn't trust strangers. We will work with you and Poncho, get you both to the point where he trusts you and can leave with you, and then you'd show him the life he was meant to live. 💙

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. 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.