Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Zelda is available ( Updated 08-15-2022 )

Female German Shepherd Dog about 1-2 years old. Not for homes with kids. Not cat friendly.

When Zelda’s owners took her to their local shelter, she was terribly scared and confused. This young beauty didn’t know how to respond to the changes in her life and her fear was overpowering, making her chances of public adoption disappear- rescue was her only hope.

We thought she deserved a second chance and brought her into the Coastal family. We started working on building her confidence and, at just over a year old, Zelda has come so far in such a short time! This 45 pound beauty will need a family who can continue to work with her, as she is still easily overwhelmed and scared of new people, especially men. At the shelter, she couldn't be handled by strangers, but she's so much better now. When we took her to get spayed, she had no issues being transported by volunteers nor with the hospital staff.

Zelda has a high prey drive and can't be around small animals (dogs, cats, chickens, etc.). In her last home, she did well with a calm larger male dog. She might be OK with older children, but wouldn't be compatible with a high-traffic household.

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.