Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Nala has been adopted! 01-03-2021

Female German Shepherd Dog about 1-2 years old. Good with kids. Not cat friendly. Homes with no other dogs.

Nala became a member of the Coastal family after a group of people witnessed her being pushed out of a car by two men who then sped away, leaving her in the dust. Animal Control arrived at the scene and made sure Nala was safe, took her for X-rays, and it was then determined that she'd recently had a littler of puppies. We rescued Nala, sent her to a training boot camp, and then noticed she was steadily putting on weight. She was rather skinny when she joined us, so we thought it was well deserved. She continued to gain weight and it was settling in her abdomen, which wasn't right, so we made an appointment for her with our vet. Getting dumped so unceremoniously was bad enough on its own, but, to make matters worse, the unfortunate dump-ee also happened to be in a very advanced state of pregnancy. The original X-rays were taken days before the skeletons of the puppies would show on radiographs, but now some of the puppies were already making their way towards the birth canal and we were just one day away from NINE beautiful puppies. Talk about a surprise!

Now, with her entire litter weaned and adopted out and her spay surgery behind her, this 2-3 year old long-coated lovely is ready to find a caring forever home of her own.

Along with being a total head-turner, Nala is smart, curious, funny, adores kids, is house-trained, and generally behaves well in the car. Toys are of limited interest to her — she much prefers simply romping around on a grassy lawn, alternately chasing or being chased by her playmate. She’s also down to Netflix + chill (her favorite shows include The Crown and How To With John Wilson), and enjoys listening to her foster dad practice his vibraphone.

While Nala is pretty easygoing most of the time, she does have some strong alpha tendencies and needs a GSD-savvy home where boundaries are clearly established and consistently applied.

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 when permitted by law. 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.