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Dylan's Heartwarming Journey of Trust: From Shadows to Love
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COASTAL K9 GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE SAN DIEGO

Dylan's Heartwarming Journey of Trust: From Shadows to Love

In this inspiring story, witness the remarkable transformation of Dylan, a young rescue dog who emerged from a life of neglect and isolation into a world filled with love and trust. 🐾 Once confined with little more than a bag of kibble for company, Dylan's journey begins in the shadows of a forgotten room. Through the dedicated care and unwavering patience of his rescuers, he learns to navigate his fears and open his heart to the possibilities of companionship and affection. "From Shadows to Love: Dylan's Heartwarming Journey of Trust" is a testament to the resilience of the canine spirit and the transformative power of empathy and understanding. This short film captures the essence of Dylan's journey - from cautious skepticism to selective trust, showcasing the profound impact that love and patience can have on a rescue dog's life. Join us in celebrating Dylan's progress, a beacon of hope for all rescues, as he continues to grow and embrace his newfound confidence. This story is not just about a dog's recovery; it's a powerful reminder of the strength within all of us to overcome adversity and find love in unexpected places. Please LIKE this video as it helps support the Rescue and save these wonderful dogs. Subscribe and hit that Notification bell for more Rescue Dog updates. www.coastalK9gsr.org #germanshepherd #coastalgsrsd #adoptdontshop #fureverfamily #sdrescuedogs #rescuedog #germanshepherd rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuegermanshepherd #rescuedogsofinstagram #coastalk9gsr
From Shadows to Love: Dylan's Heartwarming Journey of Trust
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COASTAL K9 GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE SAN DIEGO

From Shadows to Love: Dylan's Heartwarming Journey of Trust

In this inspiring YouTube short, witness the remarkable transformation of Dylan, a young rescue dog who emerged from a life of neglect and isolation into a world filled with love and trust. 🐾 Once confined with little more than a bag of kibble for company, Dylan's journey begins in the shadows of a forgotten room. Through the dedicated care and unwavering patience of his rescuers, he learns to navigate his fears and open his heart to the possibilities of companionship and affection. "From Shadows to Love: Dylan's Heartwarming Journey of Trust" is a testament to the resilience of the canine spirit and the transformative power of empathy and understanding. This short film captures the essence of Dylan's journey - from cautious skepticism to selective trust, showcasing the profound impact that love and patience can have on a rescue dog's life. Join us in celebrating Dylan's progress, a beacon of hope for all rescues, as he continues to grow and embrace his newfound confidence. This story is not just about a dog's recovery; it's a powerful reminder of the strength within all of us to overcome adversity and find love in unexpected places. Please LIKE this video as it helps support the Rescue and save these wonderful dogs. Subscribe and hit that Notification bell for more Rescue Dog updates. www.coastalK9gsr.org #germanshepherd #coastalgsrsd #gsd #adoptdontshop #fureverfamily #sdrescuedogs #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuegermanshepherd #cgsrsd #rescuedogsofinstagram #coastalk9gsr
Bodie Needs Your Help - A Medical Pup Needs Someone to Love, Somewhere to Live
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COASTAL K9 GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE SAN DIEGO

Bodie Needs Your Help - A Medical Pup Needs Someone to Love, Somewhere to Live

Bodie made his cameo appearance during the holidays. Bodie had just lost his home, a home where he spent his days alone in a crate, waiting for owners to come home. When we got the call to help him, we couldn't turn him down. When we got him, though, we were shocked at the condition he was in. At four months old, he was almost 20 pounds underweight. His coat was dull and faded. His back end was so low that he didn't just walk on his paws. He walked on his legs, they were just so weak. ​Bodie went to a foster home where he was introduced to other dogs. It wasn't easy at first. It was obvious that Bodie hadn't been socialized with other dogs in his short life. But it was soon that he made friends. He ate with a vengeance, and the more healthy food he got, the shinier his coat became. His ribs became less apparent, and the sunken stomach became a normal puppy belly. ​One thing we noticed about Bodie, was that he was just a little slower. We couldn't quite put our finger on it. Multiple visits to the vet and finally to a specialist gave us a diagnosis. Bodie was born with a congenital heart condition. One of the valves didn't form correctly. We were hopeful that it was something that would be surgical, but were informed, that just isn't done with dogs. So, after shedding a few tears and talking more to the doctor, we came up with a plan. The shock of this type of diagnosis can put you on your knees quickly until you realize that Bodie is just like any other dog, person, or living being. He is no more promised a tomorrow than any of the rest of us, and the most important thing in our life is how we live today. With his doctor, we got the medications that he needs to manage his condition. After just three weeks, his heart has improved. It will never be healed, but it has improved. ​So, what does Bodie need? Bodie needs a forever home or a long-term medical foster home. Long-term fosters don't come by every day. It's a big ask for anyone. Many of us are afraid of cases like Bodie's, not knowing if we can handle not knowing what we don't know, not knowing how to help. If Bodie could speak to anyone considering taking him home, he would tell them, "Please don't be afraid. I am not. I enjoy living every day. I can help you be strong." ​There is so much we could say about Bodie that we could never fit onto the page. We will be waiting with the hope that you will email us for more information, fill out an adoption application if you are interested in adopting, or a foster application if you are interested in being a longer-term medical foster. ​There are times we come across a pup who is special. There is just something about them that touches your heart, something that we can't quite put a finger on. Bodie is one of those pups. Fate has dealt him a raw deal, but he doesn't let it get him down. He enjoys life and love more than any pup that we have ever met. He is a watcher, a watcher of life, a lover of life, and we are determined to give him a family to enjoy that life with, one that will love him forever, one that will enjoy lazy days, taking mental photos of the best things in life. ​There are two things that Bodie needs right now, someone to love and somewhere to live. Please help us find that home. If you are not able to help with a home, please consider helping with a donation for his medical expenses. www.coastalk9gsr.org
New Years Rescue ‘24 - Wyatt - Frightened & Alone, We Found Him!
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COASTAL K9 GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE SAN DIEGO

New Years Rescue ‘24 - Wyatt - Frightened & Alone, We Found Him!

Please LIKE this video and Subscribe to our channel. These simple gestures help save the lives of these precious dogs. https://www.coastalk9gsr.org/ Our first Shelter Rescue of 2024: As the volunteers were being escorted through the shelter, having already met the German Shepherds they were told about, one of our sweet but thankfully curious volunteers saw an open door that led to a dark room with kennels inside. If there is one thing that a German Shepherd Rescue volunteer can recognize, even from a distance, even in the dark, even in the corner of a small kennel, it is a German Shepherd. They asked his story. Wyatt had come to the shelter as a stray on November 30th. He was extremely underweight, so much so that all of his ribs were showing, and his vertebrae were protruding and could be counted as easily as his ribs. His pelvic bones stuck up like two door knobs, one on each side. His coat was dull and flakey, nails were overgrown. They could tell he had been through a lot. He was placed in a quiet area, a quiet kennel while they tried to find out what was wrong with him. Over the days they noticed that he had a voracious appetite. He would eat everything they would put in front of him. He was very patient and would sit quietly as his meals were being prepared for him. Unfortunately, what was going on seemed to be coming out almost as quickly and in large quantities. Within his first week of being there, he was diagnosed with EPI, a disorder that is easily treated. That should have been a happy time for Wyatt. Now, they knew his medical issue. It wasn't, though. Wyatt was left in the quiet room, the quiet, dark kennel. While the volunteers who came to take the dogs out and spend time with them were caring for the other dogs, no one told them that Wyatt was there. Wyatt spent the next three weeks in his quiet dark place, getting food and medical care, but no other interaction. And when our volunteers went on the first shelter run of 2024, if they hadn't by chance come upon that door, they would never have known that there was a German Shepherd behind that closed door, a German Shepherd that very much needed to be rescued. When Wyatt was finally able to come out of his room to meet the volunteers, it wasn't in the normal play yard where introductions were done. As though he were untouchable, Wyatt's introduction had to be done in the livestock area. When Wyatt walked on the straw and his paws and the volunteers' feet sank, they began to sink, they weren't sinking into cushy soft grass or dirt. They were sinking into all that had been left behind by the pigs who occupied the yard before. We have promised Wyatt that he will never be forgotten again, never be left behind, and have the life and family he deserves.
R-Puppies Rescued
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COASTAL K9 GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE SAN DIEGO

R-Puppies Rescued

ANOTHER RESCUE STORY – It has been a busy week for our Rescue. While preparing to keep our dogs safe during Tropical Storm Hilary, we continued our efforts to rescue four, 3.5-month-old female GSD puppies. While these puppies weren’t found in a shelter, the odds that they might in the future end up in a shelter (or worse) were trending in the wrong direction. We received word from a rescue partner in the desert that a person was giving away GSD puppies to anyone who wanted them. Unfortunately, by the time we got involved, 7 of the puppies were already gone. Sadly, the futures of these beautiful puppies were completely left to chance. The cold hard truth is that many people get German Shepherd Dogs for breeding to make money, or as a guard dog to be stuck in a yard with no interaction. Going hand in hand with this, many people don’t take the care to spay or neuter their dogs which is a major contributor to our overcrowded shelter system. We can only hope for the best for those puppies we couldn’t help. Thankfully, we were able to rescue RAIN, RYLAN, RUDI, and ROBBIE; our “R-Puppy” pack! These courageous pups made the long trip to the Ranch this past weekend where we had a welcoming committee ready and waiting to receive them with open arms. The puppies look amazingly similar so we had to put on different colored collars to tell them apart. We gave them a few minutes to take in their new environment then we brought them in to clean them off with a quick, warm bath. Three of the 4 girls showed themselves to be pretty sure-footed and handling the change very well. The last puppy, ROBBIE, was a little timid and overwhelmed. We will work to help her with that over the next days/weeks. With the storm coming, we moved the puppies into temporary foster care for a few days. We will be welcoming them back to the Ranch this week and will share more pictures, videos, and information. So, STAY TUNED!! A big THANK YOU to all our volunteers and all who helped in this rescue story. Our mission and goal is to make it a happy ending for each of these beautiful dogs. . If these puppies have captured your heart and you think you might have the right home for one (or more) of them, let us know! Go to our new website and complete an Adoption Application. www.coastalk9gsr.org. . . #germanshepherd #coastalgsrsd #gsd #adoptdontshop #fureverfamily #sdrescuedogs #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuegermanshepherd #cgsrsd #rescuedogsofinstagram #puppies #coastalk9gsr
Tucker Update - You Did It!
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COASTAL K9 GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE SAN DIEGO

Tucker Update - You Did It!

(June, 2023) Three months ago we sent out a plea to help Tucker. He had a condition that required surgery. At 18 months old, he had lived most of his life trying to skip so that he didn't have to put weight on his right leg. His life was like walking on a piece of glass. We promised him that we would get him help. We reached out to you for help, and you stepped up. Donations immediately started coming in, and within days, Tucker's surgery was scheduled. Thanks to you, he had the best surgical team and the best medical care. Time seems to have gone by so quickly, although Tucker would probably disagree. He just had his 90-day checkup, and he is finally ready for his forever home, with a couple of restrictions, but he is ready to go home. We couldn't let him go home without letting you know how much your help has meant. Tucker is one of the wonders of the rescue. He is proof of not only how our angels help with the funds they donate for surgery, but the prayers, thoughts, lighting of candles, and all manner of things they send our way, the things that result in success stories like Tucker's. Tucker began his healing with just short walks. He is now ready to run and play. He can't do crazy running like he wants to do, but he can show off his new gallop. It is amazing to see how this puppy has changed. Tucker 2.0 has the personality of a young puppy even though he is an older puppy. We said in his last update that the one word we would use to describe him is "Fun". That hasn't changed him. There are many other words to describe him, but Fun will always be one. He has a way of putting a smile on your face, from the little hop that he does whenever he runs after his ball to the way he throws his ball to you to throw it back to him, the way he looks you in the eyes when he wants to engage you and then does his cute puppy bow. Of course, he is working on his training. He has a habit of jumping that we are working on by teaching him to sit. Tucker has his own way of doing things sometimes, though. Give the command, and he looks to the side like the little boy looking for something he would rather be doing before deciding that he will listen. We are working also on his walks also. Tucker 2.0 has finally realized how strong he is. The joke with him when he first began his walks after surgery were that he walks very well on the leash. It's the person on the other end holding the leash that has trouble walking, sometimes even staying on two feet. But, yes, he is getting better at that too. And Tucker has been given the green light to play with other dogs. His newest best friend, Addison, keeps him company. There is almost nothing that brightens Tucker's day than another dog. He loves them all. He loves to run around and play bow. He loves it even more if they will run around with him, but if they don’t want to, he will do the running around and make it fun for everyone. Tucker's best home would be a home with another dog, one that he can run around and play with. No small ones, though. He has loved every dog he has met, but he wants to play with the small dogs like a toy. There are so many things we can say about Tucker. Just reach out to us and let us know if you think you may be his perfect forever. Email us at, info@coastalk9gsr.org There are no words to express just how much your help has meant to Tucker and to us, but we have to begin with THANK YOU, and we will let Tucker show you what you have done for him in his video. To see the difference that your help has made in his life is nothing short of a miracle. Thank you.
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