If you would like to meet Nita, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.

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Until last week, Nita’s life was one living chained to a post in a dirt lot with nothing more than a dog house. Her life was watching as everyone else lived. Once in a while she would get to go out with her owner to inspect his grounds, but the rest of her time was just watching. When her owner died, she waited for two more months, chained to that same post, with only her dog house, waiting for someone to come.

Nita was lucky. She didn’t know it, but she had a friend who found out what was going on and was determined to help her. He began reaching out, looking for help. In the meanwhile, he brought blankets for her house, as the weather was getting colder at nights. He even brought a leash to take her out for walks and get her used to walking. Whenever her new friend would come, she would jump for joy. And then, one day he brought his dog, just to see how she would be with a furry friend. Nita’s entire body wagged back and forth, sniff, sniff, sniff. You would have thought she were in heaven to be able to see another dog.

The morning we heard of Nita, we couldn’t let her wait another day. One of our volunteers picked her up and made the long trek down to Coastal’s new home. She was so happy to be with people. More than anything, she was happy to be able to run without the quick yank of the chain that had stopped her for so many years. One thing we have noticed about this sweet little girl, she is grateful for every moment of attention, for every touch of the hand. She is grateful for every meal she gets, and she is so grateful to not be alone.

Today Nita gets to spend time walking with the volunteers. She can be a strong little girl, and she’s not yet used to walking by your side. Everywhere she looks, there is something new, and she wants to soak in every little thing. For a dog who has been deprived of so much, her personality shows just what kind of survivor she is. We are so happy that we were able to rescue her.  One day, her fur will shine like the diamond that she is, with the dirt lot underneath her feet and the dust in her eyes, a distant memory.

If you are interested in meeting this dog, please fill out our online application first.  Contact us via email at  The minimum adoption donation ranges from $300 to $400. 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. Prior to placement, all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are usually microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis. Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.

Gender Female
Approximate Age 4 years
Type German Shepherd
Coat Type Short
Coat Color Black/Tan
Sponsor Needed Yes
Foster Needed Yes