Stetson is a 1 year old absolutely STUNNING GSD who came into the rescue in September 2015 after being surrendered to the shelter by his owner at approximately 8 months old. He was very frightened and clearly lacked social skills and exposure to the world, so he went into foster within a couple of days. His foster home has worked hard with him on getting him out in social situations and building his confidence and obedience. Stetson is now up for adoption with a very specific home in mind. Stetson will not be adopted into a home with children, small dogs, or cats. Since Stetson will need the new owner to devote time to his continued socialization we would prefer he be the only dog. Stetson is a very big dog (90+ pounds), so only a handler who has the physical capabilities of handling a dog that size will be considered and previous GSD handling experience required. Stetson should NOT be considered as a potential service dog, but will be a great companion for the right owner. SPRAZ will require Stetson’s adopter to continue participation in a training program with his trainer(s) as a condition of adoption, which will take place in the North Phoenix area. Multiple introductions may be necessary for Stetson. Stetson has learned in foster his basic obedience skills and attends class 1-2 times per week. The focus has been on working with him to help him understand that people are not something to fear. He is a very handsome boy and when he feels he is safe with his person, he is a marshmallow! Belly rubs are a favorite for him. He walks the shopping malls regularly and works on all the noises and things in the world that he wasn’t exposed to as a young puppy that make him nervous. He is a wonderful dog that has special needs, but he is oh so worth it for that special adopter who can commit to giving him the things he needs to be that confident GSD he was meant to be. If you are looking for an INDOOR companion and you think you have that special home Stetson needs, please fill out our online application to get the approval process started. We will only schedule meet & greets with an approved application on file! Here is the link:
As always, if you are interested in a Saving Paws dog, you must fill out our online application to get the approval process started. We will only schedule meet & greets with an approved application! Here is the link:
All staff members are volunteers and are not compensated for their time and expenses. Many of our volunteers juggle family, and full-time careers while volunteering at Saving Paws. Please be patient as sometimes it takes up to 5 days to process an application.
If you have questions about Stetson please contact Saving Paws
"Saving Paws" rescue specializes in German Shepherd Dogs and Belgian Malinois. These are the two primary breeds used in military and law enforcement service worldwide. We also partner with other rescues and can assist in locating your perfect pet.
"Saving Paws" is a registered 501c3 non-profit corporation. All staff members are volunteers and are not compensated for their time and expenses. Donations and adoption fees offset the high cost of veterinary care, food, boarding and numerous other expenses. By adopting from “Saving Paws", you become our partner in the rescue. You can make a difference in both financial contribution and working to save deserving animals. Adopting a rescue dog saves two lives. The K-9 friend that you adopted and another that can be brought in by the space created. Open your heart and adopt today.
"Saving Paws" primarily obtains dogs from local "High Kill" shelters. We are often there last hope. Our adoptions have gone on become service dogs, search and rescue dogs, sport dogs, AKC title holders and of course cherished family pets and protectors. Please consider a rescue dog and give these wonderful animals a second chance.
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Currently our resources do not allow one central facility for our operations. We have many dogs in foster care and board others at the Canine Country Club. They are located in Phoenix, Arizona. All adoptions are by appointment. We do our best to be available and accommodate your schedule. However, being volunteer, we ask for your patience and assistance in all matters. A minor inconvenience is a small price to pay for helping a dog in need.
"Saving Paws" also participates in numerous adoption events year around. We will post these to our website and to this venue as they are scheduled.
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"Saving Paws" serves Phoenix Arizona and the surrounding communities. Adoptions nationwide are offered through partner rescues and by special arrangement.
"Saving Paws" works individually with each potential adopter to assure a good match and successful placement. The specific adoption process can vary and includes:
* Telephone and or email consultation.
* "Meet & Greet" with selected animals. We request that all family members and pets be present.
* Adoption application and reference check.
* Home visit
* Completion of the adoption process.
* Any additional follow up or assistance required.
Adoption fees and donations offset the extremely high cost of veterinary care, food, boarding and numerous other expenses.