Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Lacey has been adopted! 11-04-2017

Female German Shepherd Dog about 4-6 months old. Good with kids. Gets along with other dogs.

Lacey was picked up off the streets by Animal Control and we were then sent an urgent plea. "Can you help this puppy? She has to be picked up in an hour because her condition is so bad." Within minutes we had to decide whether or not we could save her and there was no way we couldn't help a 4-month-old puppy experiencing a severe medical crisis who would've otherwise had to be put down.

We quickly put our wheels into motion and got Lacey to our vet team. Upon first exam, we discovered that this poor girl was infested with ticks- every fold and crevice of her tiny body was embedded with them. Upon further examination, we found that the source of the swelling was a huge hole in the back of her foot that had left tendons exposed. The image is quite graphic, so we've created a link and you can decide if you'd like to see the extent of her injured paw HERE. The punctures on the front of her foot were draining tracks from the immense swelling and infection. Our vet team got to work with X-rays, lab work, and sedation to being removing all of the ticks and to clean out her badly infected foot.

Over the next couple of months and after one surgery, Lacey's paw healed and you'd never know she went through such trauma. She's an amazing girl who adores people and lives in a foster home with two other large dogs. She's crate trained, potty trained, good in the house, and has a bigger personality than she has paws- and, whoa, her paws are huge! (The GSD you see in the pics with her is a full grown adult and Lacey is not yet 6 months old.) She does come off like a freight train when she sees other dogs on leash, but her foster parents are working with her and she's going through basic obedience training, which is helping her a lot.

The requested adoption donation for Lacey is $500.

The minimum adoption donation for adults is $300 and the adoption donation for puppies is $400 - $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.