Special Needs: Khaleesi the Snuggle Bug
2-year-old, female, vision-impaired, black and tan German Shepherd
Good with other dogs: Larger dogs, upon proper introduction
Good with children: unknown
Good with cats: Unknown
This beautiful girl was turned into the Apache Junction shelter as a stray and they contacted Saving Paws right away when staff members realized she was likely vision impaired.
This girl is very sweet with people and loves hugs and snuggles. Because of her vision impairment — she is blind in one eye, but the other eye is fine — she does tend to react to people and dogs that approach her kennel. But once she realizes there is no danger, she cuddles right up to you and just loves belly rubs and lots of affection. And she just loves to ride in the front seat of the car, which is adorable! The vet feels that with her vision impairment being caused by a birth defect, she may be a little slower to react as well.
She seems to get along with other dogs upon proper introduction, but is a bit selective, so a meet and greet is a must for any potential adopter.
Khaleesi is a strong girl that hasn’t had much training in her life, so she’ll need a patient, but strong handler who is willing to teach her how to be a proper young lady. But we promise that with her loving personality, you’ll be paid back 10 fold!
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 and greets with an approved application. All staff members are volunteers and are not compensated for their time and expenses. Many 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 Khaleesi 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.