Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Allen has been adopted! 04-20-2019

Male Spitz /Swedish Vallhund mix about 1-2 years old. Good with kids. OK with cats. Gets along with other dogs.

We were sent a plea regarding two dogs who had been hit on the head with an ax... both needed rescue. The catch? They were in Armenia. There's a village where people use axes to rid themselves of dogs that show up on their farms. In that same village, there are people who try to help these dogs, spay and neuter them, and try to find them loving homes. Due to overpopulation, the odds of the injured dogs finding good homes locally is zero to one and these two needed immediate care. The Armenian group had donors to sponsor sending them to the states, so we said we'd help both dogs.

This is Allen. The Good Samaritans who found him took him to the vet and fostered him until he was well enough to be cleared for travel. You can't fly to the states until you are healthy enough to receive a passport, so it was a little over 3 months before he could make his way here.

Allen is a 28 pound dynamo. He's good with dogs of all sizes, cats, loves people, kids included, and is good in the house. Allen is the kind of guy everyone loves. He's the guy who remembers that, five years ago, you mentioned you loved the Clippers because your dad took you to a game before he passed away and it's one of your favorite memories with him. Yesterday, Allen got you Clippers tickets, just to make you smile. Allen knows when there's cake in the break room, but never eats the last piece just in case Susie might want it. Allen goes to visit people living in the senior home on his way to the dog park, is friends with the hipsters, is friends with the burnouts, with the yuppies, and with the jocks. Everyone loves Allen and Allen loves everyone.

*WARNING- his (before) video contains graphic images.* Link here.

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.