My name is Kristoff!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Kristoff
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Kristoff's Info...

I am already neutered, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, and up to date with shots.

Kristoff's Story...
Kristoff was rescued from the local shelter, and has been with us at the rescue for quite a while. Our volunteers having been working with him to be a more well-rounded family companion. Because he has learned to guard his kennel, he gets antsy and a little nervous when strangers come around, so he can act like a tough guy. But we're finding that when he is away from his kennel and taking a staycation at one of our foster's home, he can be a totally different dude. Kristoff is around 3-4 years old, a big, strong guy, stunningly handsome, and quite the Velcro dog. He loves being with his people (especially men) and would make an awesome hiking or running partner. Other than getting motion sick occasionally, he rides great in a car. He loves to play fetch, and never seems to run out of energy. He walks well on a leash and knows a few basic commands. He is smart, too, having learned how to use the dog door in no time, and likes a good game of hide-and-seek! We haven't seen a lot of anxiety with this guy, even during thunderstorms. He has jumped his kennel walls at the Rescue a time or two, but when he spends the weekend at his foster's home, he has never attempted to jump. Kristoff will need a strong, experienced handler who is willing to invest time and energy in to making him the perfect family pet. In fact, we're so confident in his abilities, a few of our volunteers will pay for several private 1:1 training sessions with his new adopter. Because of his size and strength, he would fit best with older children and larger dogs. If you have the ability to provide a forever loving home for this boy, and are looking for an INDOOR companion, please fill out our online application to get the approval process started. We will only schedule meet and greets with an approved application on file! Here is the link:

All staff members are volunteers and are not compensated for their time and expenses. Many of our volunteers 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.

Facts about Kristoff

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Kristoff, 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.