Welcome to Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of San Diego

Coastal K9 Homeward Bound 5K

Race Day ~ Sun.Aug 24th

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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.


Homeward Bound 5K     Video Gallery - Available Dogs   *   Your Online Shopping Benefits Coastal's Dogs

The Homeward Bound Series: Part 2 - Malachi's Wish


Calling All Runners and Walkers!

Sunday August 24, 2014

Road Runner Sports, 5553 Copley Drive, San Diego 92111   Check In: 7 AM   Start: 8 AM

Bring the family!    Bring your friends!    Bring the dogs!

Come out and support Coastal K9 German Shepherd Rescue San Diego in the mission to care for and find loving permanent homes for dogs in need. This fun-filled event will be family friendly and dog friendly. Raise funds that will provide lifesaving care for homeless dogs and help them find forever homes.

Change the World One Step at a Time and Get Fit While you Do It!

Prizes for Top Finishers!   ---   Raffle!   ---   Prizes for Top Fundraisers!


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Coastal K9 Homeward Bound 5K Walk & Jog Registration Link

Link to Map and Directions


Watch the video below, for a "How To" shop at Adopt-A-Shelter

If you enjoy shopping online for gifts or necessities, why not shop to donate? Many major retailers participate in the AdoptAShelter program. No logins or passwords required. Its easy, free, and a percentage of what you spend comes right back to the rescue for every purchase you make. Prices are the same including discounts.

Macy's * Walmart * Best Buy * Lowes * Old Navy * Barnes and Noble * Amazon!

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“Why We Do What We Do”

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


2014 Donations:
As a 100% volunteer organization, we depend on your contributions throughout the year. CGSRSD is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit. EIN 45-2899279.
If you prefer to mail a check rather than use PayPal, please mail your check to:
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of San Diego
PO Box 722381
San Diego CA 92172

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