Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Glory has been adopted! 02-16-2018

Female German Shepherd Dog about 1-2 years old. Good with kids. Gets along with other dogs.

Our Glory is quite the charmer. There is much to recommend about her. For starters, she’s got the sweetest and friendliest disposition. She’d make a great wing-woman for a single guy or gal, as she is always up for meeting & greeting any person crossing her path. When she turns on the charm, few people can resist her — the fact that she’s gorgeous certainly doesn’t hurt.

However, she’s much more than just a pretty face. She’s also extremely smart, curious, and observant. The flip side of that is that she can get bored easily, and is prone to sticking her nose anywhere and everywhere, which could easily find her in trouble. On walks, for example, she loves sniffing various trees and plants, but for some inexplicable reason seems to be particularly drawn toward cactus plants.

Glory is probably closer to 1 than 2 years of age. She has a lot of puppy energy and still has a tendency to get “mouthy,” but, with the help of her foster family, her manners are improving bit by bit every day. As a general rule, she’s very treat-motivated (especially if the treat is a morsel of chicken).

Glory has had play sessions with another dog her own size and would be fine with other similar dogs. However, we do not think she would do well with a small dog(s) or other small animals — she doesn’t know her own strength and could conceivably injure a smaller/weaker dog inadvertently. She is not aggressive, she still just has big puppy energy.

Glory came to Coastal with a fractured rear right leg. After surgery and hospitalization, her back legs are still stiff and wobbly when she gets out of bed in the morning, but she shakes it off almost immediately and shifts right into exuberant puppy mode. Her limp however, becomes gradually more pronounced over the course of a day depending on her activities. She will most likely have this slight limp for the rest of her life.

Other traits: she doesn’t shed much, certainly less than your average GSD. Also she does not bark very often. We think that Glory will make a great family dog. She probably had a family with children before landing with Coastal. She is crate trained and housebroken.

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.