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In shelter Dog

San Diego, San Diego County, Californ...
Pet name:
German Shepherd Dog
Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Please contact Adoption  ( for more information about this pet.Jessica was returned to Coastal recently. She was lucky enough to have found her forever home in 2016. Unfortunately, forever wasn't long enough. When Jessica’s owner became ill, she was her constant companion. She didn't want to walk or go anywhere, just to be by her side. When she passed away, Jessica had nowhere to go. She was by herself in a home she had once shared with her family, her person. It was a long few weeks for Jessica, with visits for food, but otherwise alone.


Then the family reached out to us when they found out that Jessica had another family, Coastal, the one who had promised if something ever happened, we would be there for her.  


Jessica is back with us now, but at 8 years old and so heavy that she has a hard time lifting herself. She desperately needs a home with a person or persons who can help ease her into exercise and weight loss. Swimming would be wonderful for her.


The day Jessica came back, she shook all over. She was once again in a strange place. Surprisingly, though, being able to just be among the other dogs gave her a sense of peace. Maybe she appreciated the chaos of other dogs because it wasn't the black silence she had been living in for the last few weeks. Jessica would love to be a part of a family who can help her. 


If you think you might have the right home for Jessica, please complete an Adoption Application. We would love to meet you. 

Please visit learn more about our dogs. Click on available dogs to see further descriptions. If you are interested in me, please contact us  at or call (858) 779-9149. Don't forget to fill out our online application.

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 100% 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.

Our adoption process begins with completing an application on-line. A phone screening will soon follow, and lastly a home visit will be conducted by our volunteers.

We show our dogs at adoption events every weekend! Check our our website to see where we'll be next! Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of Southern California is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned German Shepherds. Your tax deductible donations go to support these very deserving animals. Coastal was formed to serve communities in the counties of San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. We are committed to finding loving permanent homes for the orphaned dogs in our care. Coastal is an all volunteer, no-kill, 501 (c) 3 non profit organization.


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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