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MaleGerman Shepherd Dog


Ghost: The Picture of Happiness and Love

11-year-old, white, large, male German Shepherd
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with children: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown

What a gentle soul! Sweet senior Ghost is an absolute lover boy. He adores people of all ages
and all he wants out of life is love and attention and a soft bed. And who can blame him!

Poor Ghost was an owner surrender, and we found out shortly after taking him in that he had a
tumor that needed attention. Low and behold, that was one big tumor. It was about 10 pounds!
But luckily, it was benign, and Ghost has healed up and is a brand new man with an even better
personality since he’s in no pain now.

This boy is pretty funny. Just when you think you’re done petting him and loving on him, he
comes back for more. He just doesn’t want you to stop. He loves walks and short hikes with our
long-time fosters John and Deb. He gets along well with other dogs in the home too, although
he does tend to react on a leash to other dogs when walking.

If you want to see how much energy an 11-year-old can have, just get Ghost’s leash out! He
gets so excited! He also rides well in a car and loves taking trips. And this guy has been to some
of our events and just adores children. He also likes to hang out by an open door or window
and watch the birds as he enjoys being happy and relaxed, which is a joy to see.

If you’re looking for a gentle, mellow dog that just loves attention and people, then Ghost is
your guy! 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 Ghost please contact Saving Paws


Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
White - With Gray Or Silver
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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