Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Angel is available ( Updated 04-23-2019 )

Female German Shepherd Dog about 3-5 years old. Gets along with other dogs.

Angel's owners wanted to surrender her to their local shelter because she became infested with ticks. She didn’t even have a name – her owners just called her “dog.” We were contacted by a concerned animal control officer and we invited Angel to join the Coastal family. Now that the ticks are history and she is safe with us, this beauty is doing very well in her foster home. Angel is 90 pounds and a sweet girl who’s quick to learn and eager to please, but she can be stubborn and will take charge if allowed, so she needs a calm, assertive handler who can give her leadership and consistency. She’s become potty trained, very good on a leash, has learned some basic commands (heel, halt, sit), and continues to improve her manners and obedience.

Angel has lots of love to give and can get a bit "enthusiastic” when given affection – it’s all new for her! She doesn’t know how to play with toys and mostly just likes to hang out in the house with her people while getting tummy rubs. Due to her size, she may not be good around small children, but she does fine with older kids while on a leash. She doesn’t seem to mind other dogs of any size when out and about, but would likely do best as an only pet or with an even-keeled, confident male dog. Angel absolutely loves women and will bond quickly with a female handler, but she can be fearful of men. We are hoping that, as we continue to work with her, she will overcome these fears, as she clearly had a horrible past life, but is learning to trust again.

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.