Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Zelda is available ( Updated 11-25-2022 )

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

When Zelda's original owners surrendered her to a local shelter, she was scared and confused. This young beauty didn't know how to respond to the changes in her life and her fear was overpowering. We brought her into the Coastal family and started working on building her confidence. Zelda has come so far in her time with us! She originally couldn't be handled by strangers, but she's so much better now.

Zelda is currently being fostered, is doing well, and is loved by her fosters and their neighborhood community. She frequently stops on walks to play with other neighborhood dogs and ask for pets from the neighbors she knows. She loves to play with her toys (the squeakier, the better) and has never met a treat she didn't love. She has done well in homes with a large male dogs, loves to play, wrestle, and chase with them.

She is likely best for a home without very young babies as she is enthusiastic in her play. However, she has met kids in her foster neighborhood and done well interacting with them under supervision. She has some prey drive so she sometimes tries to chase small animals like squirrels or bunnies on walks. Zelda knows her name and comes when you call her at home & in the backyard. She is potty-trained and knows commands like sit, stay, come, down, place, paw, and touch. She needs a loving, patient family who will give her stability and build trust that she will not be let go again. They will get a TON of cuddles and enthusiastic asks for belly rubs in return.

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.