Anika - German Shepherd Dog (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Costa Mesa, CA


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Ad ID: ADN-24328
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Date Listed: 12/26/2015
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Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Gender: Female Female


Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 12/26/2015
Location: Costa Mesa, CA 92628
Tags: German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Costa Mesa, CA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (medium coat). Anika is an amazing 6-7 yr old German Shepherd dog . She found herself almost bald and abandoned at a high kill shelter . She had a horrific skin condition and was in alot of pain ..but this did not break her spirit what her humans did to her as she remains the most loving dog ever . She had healed up and all her hair grew back and then set off to her journey of behavioral modification as she lacked in social skills with other dogs. Anika has completed 5 weeks of extensive training at Doggie Do Good and comes with a LIFETIME guarantee for her training transferable to her adopter . Anika requires a strong pack leader as an owner and will do great in a home with children and other large breed dogs . Stella's Hope is an all breed K-9 rescue located in Orange County, CA. We are a 501 c3 registered non profit charity whose focus is on rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs throughout Southern California. Our rescue dogs are all UTD on vaccines (age appropriate), micro-chipped and spayed/neutered (age appropriate). We only adopt our rescue dogs to families located in Southern California, no out of state adoptions. We need a completed/approved application and homecheck prior to setting up any meet and greets. Please visit our website at and complete an application by clicking on the adopt tab. Contact us at Follow us at

German Shepherd Dog

A.K.A. : German Shepherd, Alsatian, Alsatian Wolf Dog, Berger Allemand, Deutscher Schäferhund
Overview: The German Shepherd is unmatched in character and courage. These dogs make great companions because they are loyal and have the heightened senses of an excellent watch dog. At the same time, they can be gentle and playful companions for children.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): 75-95
Height (in): male: 24-26, female: 22-24
Colors: Most colors, other than white, are permissible.
Coat: Dense, straight or slightly wavy, harsh, close lying of medium length.
Character: German Shepherds are very intelligent, loyal, and obedient. These dogs are known for their bravery and protective nature.
Temperament: This breed is very territorial, making them among the least likely of breeds to run away. They are also excellent watch dogs. This breed gets along fine with children and other animals, as long as proper socialization has taken place.
Care: The German Shepherd requires grooming with a special comb to remove dead hairs.
Training: This breed is a well-known eager pupil. They respond well to your voice, so training can be quick and impressive.
Activity: German Shepherds need to keep busy, so they are very well suited to some type of work and a good amount of exercise.
Country of Origin: Germany
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hereditary disease, such as hip and elbow dysplasia, blood disorders, digestive problems, epilepsy, chronic eczema, and keratitis.
Life Expectancy: about 13

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