Coastal German Shepherd Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity based in Orange County, California since 2004. We are dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned German Shepherds in Southern California. Our Rescue exists solely because of your tax deductible donations, which support our efforts to save these very deserving animals. Please donate today and help us save German Shepherds.

The S Puppies Need Our Help!

Helps Save our S Puppies!

S'more, Skittles & Snickers have Parvo and are fighting to live!

We were recently alerted to a mom and her 3 young puppies, all being surrendered at a local high-kill shelter. We were able to intercept this family before they entered the shelter system and their future was now looking brighter. Safe in their foster home, they seemed to be thriving. That all turned around when they suddenly stopped eating and began to vomit and have diarrhea. In the blink of an eye, they went from being happy-go-lucky pups to being deathly ill with Parvo.

Parvo is treatable and, with proper support, the pups can make a full recovery. They were admitted to our vet and immediately placed on IV fluids and supportive care. We are hoping that, with the early and aggressive treatment, these pups will recover and get to live long and happy lives. Unfortunately, 24 hour care is very expensive, but we couldn't stand by and watch these babies die.

We are turning to our friends, family and supporters to help raise the funds to pay for their treatment. They are fighting so hard to live... we want to be able to provide the medical care and support to help them fight the virus. Please consider making a donation today to help save our little S puppies and give them the chance to live long and happy lives.

Foster Homes Needed!

Foster Homes Needed!

By joining our Foster Family program, you can offer the safety and healing environment of your home to a dog either waiting in a shelter for euthanasia or for rescue. The more volunteer foster families we have, the more dogs we can save from death in noisy, cold and uncaring shelters.

As a Southern California-based rescue, we make every effort to find LOCAL foster homes for the dogs we rescue. Unfortunately, though we appreciate the offers, we cannot send dogs out of state to foster.

Please fill out our online foster application if you would like to join our team of Foster Families and save a life by giving a dog in need a place to go!

Special Funds Needed!

Often, the decision to save a dog's life is determined by our ability to pay their medical bills! We have not been able to assist as many medical cases as our hearts have wanted to over the past couple of months due to a depleted medical fund. All too often, shelters in Southern California label a dog to be rescue only due to illness. This means the dog is not available for adoption by the public and their only hope for getting out of the shelter is a rescue.

Even more often, the dogs are released with a waiver of spay or neuter. This means that our rescue is taking on a dog that may likely be ill, is not altered and may not have its vaccines, all of which we are committed to taking care of. As an all-volunteer group that depends solely on donations, we now work even harder to raise the dollars to help these homeless pets!

How Your Dollars Help!

While we have several high cost surgeries recently, just $25 can fully vaccinate one dog! $10 will cover one night of boarding. Your donation, combined with others, can help us put together the funds. Here's how your dollars can help:

  • $100 - will fully vaccinate four dogs
  • $200 - two pallets of dog food to feed 70 dogs for two weeks
  • $300 - will pay a month's boarding for one dog
  • $500 - will spay or neuter four dogs
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In Memoriam

Cherese Mari Laulhere

Cherese loved her German Shepherd mix, Dudley. She always had a soft spot for animals and children. When she passed away in 1996, her family created a foundation so that her dreams of helping others could be fulfilled.

By supporting Coastal German Shepherd Rescue, Cherese has an opportunity to help the many loving German Shepherds like her beloved Dudley.

To learn more about Cherese and the organizations that she supports please visit www.cherese.org.