Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Ken is available ( Updated 11-25-2022 )

Male German Shepherd Dog about 3-5 years old. Not for homes with kids.

At 3 years old, Ken was surrendered to a high-kill shelter by his own owner. We don't know what led to this decision, but Ken wasn't doing well at the shelter and became "rescue only." We were able to save him and quickly fell in love with the big lug. It doesn't appear that anyone had ever worked with Ken before and, while he's an enthusiastic young boy, he had no manners and couldn't walk nicely on a leash. This gorgeous boy got much better, was walked by numerous volunteers, and does well on a leash, knows his basic commands, and is super food and toy motivated.

Ken just completed a dog training boot camp and did fantastic! He learning a lot and is ready to join his forever home. When you adopt Ken, you will also receive an in-home training session with his current trainer, so that you and Ken are both set up for success!

Ken is a dominant personality and, while he has done well with dogs who ignore him, he would currently do best as the only dog in the home (although he's fine with leashed dogs and doing better all of the time).

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.