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1.5 Years / Male

Coat: Standard

Black and Tan

Good with big dogs:


Good with cats:


Cat test video

Sometimes, we like to let the rescue dogs tell about themselves. Here is what Vinnie said,

“Hi, my name is Vinnie! I was rescued by Coastal K9 in November of 2022 with my 7 week old siblings. I’m the last pup of my litter to get adopted but I haven’t lost faith that my furever family is out there! Although my ears don’t stand up straight like all my friends here at the ranch, I can promise you that I’m just as much of a German Shepherd as any of the other dogs!

Playtime is my favorite time! I love to be taken out on walks and get extra excited when my volunteer friends can throw the ball around for me in the play areas. I absolutely LOVE people! I can be a little timid at first when I meet someone but once I get to know them, I want to be their sidekick! You know, one of those Velcro dogs.

I get along with most of the dogs here at the ranch but sometimes I can get a little too “rough” for some of the smaller and younger pups during play time. I play best with dogs that have the same level of energy as me!

I’m one of the lucky dogs who gets to go to my special foster home for a few days each week. My foster mom loves me! She can’t keep herself from telling people how friendly I am, even in new situations. She tells her friends all sorts of stuff about me, like how relaxed and calm I am “at home.” Honestly, I just love being “home” with my people.

My foster mom has several cats that I get along with just fine. I don’t know why some of my other dog friends like to chase them. To me, they are just part of the family. I do love playing with other dogs too. I get along great with my foster sibling. We love to play together and go on walks and hang out at the house. And though I love company, my foster mom tells her friends I’m one of those dogs who can be an only dog in the house.

My other human friends at the rescue tell people that I am really smart. I guess because I picked up on learning things quickly. To me it was fun, and plus, I got a treat when I was training!  Along with being cat friendly, I am also housebroken and crate trained. Oh, and did I tell you that I LOVE playing fetch?? I guess I did. It’s so much fun!!

I hope one day soon my forever home will come. But until then, I will continue to wait patiently with my foster mom and my friends at the Rescue.”

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.


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