PetCo Del Mar, 2749 Via De La Valle, Del Mar CA 92014
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of San Diego is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 certified non-profit organization (EIN 45-2899279) dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned German Shepherds throughout Southern California. Coastal exists solely because of your tax deductible donations. Want to help a dog or puppy in dire need? Before you visit any other shelter or rescue, follow these links to view the dogs available for adoption from CGSRSD.
In the history of rescue, there will never be another Malachi. A friend told me we could write a book about Malachi's journey with the Rescue. She was so right. No name could have been more fitting for such a sweet dog or a greater foreshadowing of what he would mean to us. Malachi was an Angel, and he was a Messenger. Read more.....
2014 Holiday Matching Fund
The Power of One
Today we begin our Holiday Matching Fund. This year we have the gift of $15,000 in a matching donation. Every dollar donated between now and January 1, 2015 will be matched. Thanks to some very generous donors, we have the opportunity to raise $30,000 to help dogs who would have no other hope. This year's theme is the Power of One: One dog, one person, one life.
Many of us look at the sad situation in the world, the endless number of dogs in the shelter, the number of people dumping their dogs in the middle of nowhere, without food or water, the endless stories of abuse and neglect. At times we want to close our eyes and pretend it doesn't exist, just give up. We ask ourselves what difference can we make? We are only one person. Thanks to the wonderful supporters and volunteers, we now have many people trying to help the homeless. Sometimes it takes many to make a difference, but it always begins with one.
Today we welcomed Dylan into the rescue. Dylan is with us because one person saw a ball of fur curled up against a building, trying to keep warm. He was emaciated, anemic. The pads of his feet were raw from being on his own. His eye was swollen and sunken from a recent trauma. Dylan is now and getting medical care because one person thought his life had value. Now he is the hands of many who will make sure he gets the care he needs and a family who will never neglect, abuse or abandon him again.
Kai is with us today because one person saw a tiny puppy who was sick and wouldn't make it without help. She took him in and nursed him back to health. He is in a foster home now, but the lack of care his mother received when pregnant took its toll on her baby. At only 8 months old he needs stem cell therapy to give him a normal life, to relieve the arthritis he suffers because of the lack of nutrition that his mom endured. Kai is waiting for Coastal to be able to raise the $3500 that will allow him to run and play like a normal puppy.
We could list forever the dogs who have been rescued and are in loving homes today because one person made a difference. Coastal today is comprised of many, but it will always begins with one. The power of one may seem small, but when we combine our efforts, we become many.
Our annual matching fund began years ago with one person who wanted to make a difference in memory of one dog who had touched her life. We can all close our eyes and picture the one dog who made a difference in our lives, the nobleness of their eyes, the joy they brought to our lives. Some of us can close our eyes and remember the one we met in the shelter, the sadness in their face, caressing their fur for one last time as we had to say goodbye because there was no money, there was no foster home, there was no room.
Please help us reach our goal of $15,000. Please help us continue to save those who have no voice of their own. You may think your donation will not make a difference, but it will. When you look at the photo above, think of the many he represents. He and his sister lived in a dog run for two years, cement floor, no shelter from the elements. They now have a home and a loving family, together. His photo represents all who have come before him and all who will have a chance because of the efforts of many, but that many begins as one, and that one is you. As the child on the beach with the starfish, there are so many. We know we cannot save them all; but for that one, we know we can make a difference.
Donations can be made by clicking the paypal icon provided below, or mailed directly to Coastal K9 German Shepherd Rescue at:
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of San Diego
PO Box 722381
San Diego CA 92172
Our 2015 Calendar is out now!!
You can purchase your 2015 Coastal German Shepherd Calendar now! Please click on the picture above to get yours now.
Walking Dogs Raises Funds to Help Rescue Dogs
Don’t just take your dog for a walk… Take your Walk for a Dog! Go to WoofTrax.com, download the app, and support Coastal's K9s every time you walk your dog.
Calling all smartphone users. Android and iPhone users, you're in! (Windows phone users stand by for future updates), there is an app that when you walk a dog (any dog), the rescue gets financial help. Yup, you walk your dog and benefit the dogs of Coastal. It will give you monthly updates on your walks also. It a great way for you to track your miles and help you and your dog get fit (or fitter!).
Hopefully we can spread the word, and get the dogs of Coastal some help, and everyone benefits. It doesn't matter where you're located either!
Just go to http://www.wooftrax.com/, there you will see the links to the Google Play store, and Apple store as well. You install the app, select the rescue by state. We are Coastal German Shepherd Rescue. It will ask you to verify your email address, and that's it.
Thanks, from all the Coastal K9's!
Watch the video below, for a "How To" shop at Adopt-A-Shelter
If you enjoy shopping online for gifts or necessities,why not shop to donate? Many major retailers participate in the AdoptAShelter program. No logins or passwords required. Its easy, free, and a percentage of what you spend comes right back to the rescue for every purchase you make. Prices are the same including discounts.
Macy's * Walmart * Best Buy * Lowes * Old Navy * Barnes and Noble * Amazon!
Coastal Pawz store is currently on hiatus. Clearance items will be available at adoption events.
Do you shop Online?
Help Coastal by shopping through here !! It's easy, free, and benefits Coastal Dogs ! More shopping tips below....It's easy, free, and benefits Coastal Dogs !
If you plan to shop online, why not add one little step and be part of the Coastal German Shepherd Rescue donation team? It's easy as saying "WOOF!! WOOF!!" and doesn't cost you a thing! A small percentage of your purchase will be donated to the rescue by the merchant. Click the link above and check out a few of the merchants that participate: Amazon, PetSmart, Walmart, Old Navy, Target, Ebay, Overstock, Lowes, Sears....and many more!
Thanks to the web team that designed, developed and maintains our site online including Tom Snyder of TwoWolvesOut, Kevin Palmer, Teresa Baltao, Larry Abgarian, Trish Fleming, Melissa Fuller, Diane Johnson, Jordan Keilty, Woody Morrison, Amber Romero, Denise Von Muhlen, Laura Sarno, and Douglas C. Hoffman of The Lakewood Group