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My name is Zuma!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Zuma
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Saving Paws

Facts about Zuma

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Supermodel Zuma Is Looking for a New Beginning
3-year-old, large, black and tan, female German Shepherd
Good with other dogs: Some
Good with cats: Unknown
Good with children: Older only

Well, you know what they say, looks aren’t everything. But in this case, there’s a lot more to Zuma than just her long legs and gorgeous coat. Poor Zuma was once a backyard dog. As such, she’d never had much socialization when she was surrendered to Saving Paws in 2014.
But her beautiful face and determination won everyone over quickly and she went home with a lovely family. Unfortunately, Zuma doesn’t get along with the owner’s other dogs and they had to return her to Saving Paws. This pretty girl has been here much too long.
Luckily for Zuma, our foster stepped up to help teach this girl that it’s more fun to play with other dogs than by herself. So she’s made a lot of progress in getting along with other dogs. We still don’t recommend that Zuma be around cats, she’s an active girl and it’s likely she has a high prey drive. She also would be best with older children since she’s got a lot of energy.
Her foster has also been able to bring her out of her shell and she’s becoming more interested in attention and snuggles. She’s already potty trained and can walk on a leash, so she’s come a long way from being dumped in a backyard.
This is a fun, athletic girl, so she’ll need a home with an active family who will continue to work with her on training and give her plenty of physical and mental activity. If you can open your home and heart to our athletic Zuma, please fill out our online application to get the approval process started. We won’t schedule meet & greets without an approved app on file.

About Saving Paws

About Our Rescue Group...

"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.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Saving Paws is a registered 501c3 not for profit corporation. All personnel are volunteers and are not compensated for their time and expenses. Donations of food, supplies and dollars always appreciated and allow us to help more dogs.

Come Meet Our Pets...

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.

Our Adoption Process...

"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.