Welcome to Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of San Diego
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Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of San Diego is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 certified non-profit organization (EIN 45-2899279) dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned German Shepherds throughout Southern California. Coastal exists solely because of your tax deductible donations. Want to help a dog or puppy in dire need? Before you visit any other shelter or rescue, follow these links to view the dogs available for adoption from CGSRSD.
Coastal K9 German Shepherds are honored to be a charity beneficiary of the inaugural Encinitas Mile road race. Check out the organizer's website and various heats including the Dog Mile. Link to Registration (only $25!). Get $5 off registration use discount code COASTAL. Register now! Volunteer for the Encinitas Mile. Read more about the event....
Since time began, the question “Why?” has always evoked the rhetorical answer, “Why not?” or the humorous or non-committal response “Because we can.” In the world of rescue, a world where there are more heartbreaks and heartaches for the volunteers than the days are long, the answer to this question is many and unique to each and every one.
Why would a person spend countless hours every day of the week visiting a kennel to make sure that every dog gets a walk and a little taste of love? Why would someone who is retired spend each day fielding phone calls on a rescue hotline, trying to help people who feel they have no choice but to give up their dog, taking on the heartache of the families and the frustration of being able to do nothing in many cases? Why would someone hold a dog that they’ve tried to save in their arms as they breathe their last breath, dry their eyes, and begin all over again? Why would we swallow our pride and beg for money, only to turn around and beg again? Because, in the world of rescue, rescuing never ends. As we always say, we are not here only for the young, the beautiful, and the easy to adopt. We are here to rescue, and that brings with it all kinds of challenges.
In just the last two months, we have had Ziggy, a 12-month-old puppy who was diagnosed with malnutrition, demodex and elbow dysplasia. His road to being a healthy puppy is slow and one step at a time. Through Coastal he has been able to get the necessary nutrients and gain the weight he needs. He has received medical treatment for his demodex and is now awaiting surgery for his elbow dysplasia. Cost for Ziggy’s surgery, $2700.
Read the full story of "Why We Do What We Do"....featuring Ziggy, Belle, Cisco, Rica and Liberty
Happy Friday morning! Unfortunately for Cisco, this is not a happy morning. This beautiful boy is approximately 5-years old, and was turned in by his owner who was no longer able to care for him. When Cisco was turned over to us, we were told that his only medical issue is that he has a limp that doctors were unable to diagnose. Since joining rescue, we discovered that Cisco absolutely loves running around the yard chasing balls. Unfortunately for him, the more Cisco runs, the more he limps ? Our volunteers took him to our vet who determined that the ACL in his right leg is completely torn, and has been for quite some time. Cisco needs immediate surgery to repair his right leg. He has been in a lot of pain for a very long time, and we are determined to give this boy a shot at a healthy and active long life! Cisco’s surgery is scheduled for this morning, and the cost is $2700. We are reaching out to our loyal followers to help us subsidize the cost, and would appreciate donations of any size – even $5!
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of San Diego
PO Box 722381
San Diego CA 92172
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