Loveable Gonch Is a Gentle Giant
(Special Needs) 5 -year old, large, black and brown, blind, male German Shepherd
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with children: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown
Gonch was an owner surrender from California who was a beloved family dog, until he lost his sight. He was then surrendered to the local county shelter. And of course, Saving Paws could not let this fellow
stay in the shelter and contend with an uncertain future.
This guy is as sweet as they come. He is currently under evaluation to see if he’ll be eligible for surgery to help restore his eyesight. Gonch has severe cataracts and our vets have suggested further evaluation and treatment with an eye specialist. But, even if surgery isn’t a possibility, Gonch deserves a wonderful
home where he is loved and taken care of. You can tell this boy misses having a family. He looked so lonely when he first arrived. Our volunteers have been spending lots of time with him, and they make sure he knows he hasn’t been forgotten. Gonch hasn’t yet adjusted completely to losing his sight, so he will need a home with a patient family, and no unfenced pool, that will help him learn his way around. Gonch doesn’t let his blindness stop him at all. He loves to go for long walks with our volunteers and sometimes stands to let the wind blow though his coat and enjoy the weather. He previously lived with children, so he should be fine with kids. However, since he can’t see, older
children might be best, so he doesn’t have to worry about knocking over a toddler. Gonch is a really sweet, easy going guy. He wants nothing more than a family to love him, a soft bed to sleep in and some walks in the beautiful Arizona weather. If you can give Gonch a 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.
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"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.
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.
"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.