Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Mimi is available ( Updated 04-23-2019 )

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

You won't meet a sweeter or peppier GSD than Mimi. She's been through a lot and is going through even more right now, but she remains in great spirits and willing to cover you in kisses.

Mimi's human was killed in a car accident and she was taken to a shelter by the extended family. We rescued her and noticed she was wobbly in the rear, so she went to see our vet. She had an exam, blood work, and x-rays, but our vet said she needed to see a specialist, so we scheduled an appointment with a really well known neurologist. He wanted to do a genetic test for DM before doing an MRI, but she didn't have the genes, so we kept moving forward.

Mimi had an MRI that showed spinal surgery was an option which could better her life, so she went to Dr. Berry at Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital for a hemilaminectomy. She's a ridiculously sweet girl who lost her human mom in a car accident and wound up at the shelter. We rescued her and promised to take care of her, which includes making her more comfortable in any way possible. She had compressed discs that cause her pain, so this surgery wasn’t optional if she was going to be living her best life.

Mimi’s surgery was a great success. So much so that instead of using a sling to help her walk because her back legs were weak, we used a sling to help keep her under 30mph, as she had use of her back legs and wanted to gogogogogo! She's been doing therapy to strengthen her back legs and is ready to be done with it already. 😂 She's doing great, has a great attitude, and enjoys hanging out int he yard with her GSD buddy and 10 pound Poodle gal pal.

We know what an amazing soul she is and we know someone else out there will see what we see: a ridiculously sweet, gentle, energetic, fun, lovable girl who isn't going to let a medical issue slow her down one bit.

This classic beauty is great with people and gets along with other dogs, knows "sit" and "down," and can't wait to have a family 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.