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My name is Zuma!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Zuma
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I found a new home!
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Zuma's Info...

I am already spayed and up to date with shots.

Zuma's Story...
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.

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Zuma, a Phoenix German Shepherd Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog for sale in Phoenix, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Phoenix.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Phoenix already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Phoenix breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even German Shepherd Dog breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Phoenix paves the way for another one to be saved.