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MaleGerman Shepherd Dog


Martin Is the Sweetest Fellow You’ll Find

10-year old, large, black and tan, male German Shepherd
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with children: Unknown
Good with cats: Unknown

This fellow is the bomb! As soon as he arrived at the rescue from Maricopa County Animal Care
and Control, the volunteers were all fawning over him. He is as sweet as can be. This guy is such
a lover boy! He just eats up the attention.

We don’t know much about Martin’s history, but we think it may not have been pleasant. We
suspect that Martin has been debarked, which we definitely DO NOT recommend. But it doesn’t
seem to affect this guy’s sweet nature and gentle soul.

As a senior, Martin's hips are not so great, but we are hoping the proper medication and well-
balanced diet and activity will help his mobility. We have also learned that Martin is a resource
guarder, so he will need to be fed separately. Otherwise, this guy is about as easy as you can
get. While we don’t know for sure that he’s good with children, we suspect he’d be fine with
gentle kids. He walks well on a leash and really, he just wants to be loved. That’s certainly not
too much ask, right?

If you can give Martin a loving, indoor home, please 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 Martin please contact Saving Paws


Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
Hair Length
Shots up to date
Spayed / Neutered
Ok with kids
Ok with birds
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
Ok with small animals
Contact Person

Shelter Description

"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.

Shelter Driving Directions

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.

Areas Served

Check out our Facebook page for recent rescue stories.

"Saving Paws" serves Phoenix Arizona and the surrounding communities. Adoptions nationwide are offered through partner rescues and by special arrangement.

Adoption Instructions

"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.

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