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Our Featured Phoenix, AZ Partner:

Southwest German Shepherd Rescue

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Pima, Maricopa, Yavapai, and Pinal Counties

About Our Rescue Group:

We are a small group of individuals committed to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of German Shepherd Dogs. We are motivated solely by our passion and concern for our breed and are entirely volunteer based.
We are an incorporated non profit 501c3; donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
We provide all necessary medical care for the dogs in our program regardless of a dog's needs and rely entirely on charitable donations.
All dogs are hands-on evaluated and evaluations are ongoing. Our dogs are fostered in private homes
for a period prior to adoption so that we can get to know them and any issues they might have.
SWGSR provides socialization and training classes in addition to trainer referrals.
We are happy to address questions about German Shepherds and strive to ensure that this is the right breed for all potential adopters.
While we feel that ours is an exceptional breed, we also recognize that they are not a good fit for some. Education is a key component of our program; we welcome questions about these versatile fur kids.

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Come Meet our Pets:

SWGSR participates in many events throughout the year, however, we do not do on-site adoptions. Our dogs are shown by appointment.

We ask that you PLEASE VISIT our web site and READ "HOW TO ADOPT OUR DOGS" BEFORE contacting us...THANKS!
All info including upcoming events are posted on our web site:

Our Adoption Process:

Our primary objective with respect to the adoption process is to best match dog and owner. An initial telephone interview is required prior to meeting a dog. We require introductions to all family members as well all other pets in addition to a home visit.

Our dogs are placed only as indoor members of the family. Adoption fees vary; there is no set fee. In the case of senior or some special needs dogs there often is no fee, rather, a free-will donation.
In some cases adoption fees can exceed $300.00.

All adoptions are under contract and all dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped prior to placement.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.