My name is Goldie!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Goldie
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AZ Small Dog Rescue

Facts about Goldie

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 8724349-Goldie
Goldie is a 3 year old Shepherd mix looking for a special forever home. She weighs 32 lbs fully grown. Not too big and not too little..perfect size! Goldie came to us from another rescue who originally rescued her from the county shelter with puppies. She came to us after the rescue had their dogs living outside in the summer. When we first met Goldie she was sitting terrified with her own feces caked to her. We aren't sure of Goldie's history, but it obviously wasn’t great. Based on her cautious behavior we wouldn’t want to talk about it even if we knew. It's possible that Goldie was abused or completely neglected until she came to AZSDR. Goldie has been in a foster home since she came to us, where we slowly learned about this sweet but submissive girl. Goldie is a very shy, submissive, but loving girl. Goldie's untrusting behavior breaks our hearts. She is eager and will follow you around the house but prefers to be invisible. She will find a comfy spot near you just so she’s not alone. Goldie needs a patient family that will give her the time she needs to come around. Unfortunately, we don't think she will ever be the normal dog that comes running up on the couch next to you, or give you a big wet sloppy kiss when you least expect it. However, Goldie is very sweet once she knows you, yet keeps a little distance. She is not aggressive in any way. She is excellent with other dogs of any size, fully house broken with or without a dog door, and is so forgiving. Goldie loves food and loves other dogs.. this is the key to getting her socialized with new people :) She is even good with cats! Goldie's perfect home would be with a family (no young kids) that is really wanting to RESCUE a dog. A home with another dog or dog(s) that would like her and play with her and snuggle with her. A home with a dog door and a secure yard. A home with patient hands and love and treats! She travels in the car in a kennel (very nervous!), and is not leash trained, she prefers to stay home :P This special girl deserves a special home! Goldie is spayed, up to date on vaccines, chipped, licensed, vet checked, comes with 30 days of free pet insurance, and comes with a free vet visit. Her adoption fee is $180. To meet her, contact her foster mom Alicia at For any questions, feel free to give us a call 602-944-2440


Open Tues-Sun 11am to 6pm  /  1102 W. Hatcher Rd, Phoenix AZ 85021

WEEKEND ADOPTION  EVENT LOCATIONS - Many animals available for adoption!

Saturdays 10:30am to 3pm at Petco at Tatum & Bell Rd 

4727 East Bell  Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032 (Near Walmart)

Sundays and Saturdays from Noon to 5pm at Petsmart in Surprise

13764 W Bell Rd  Surprise, AZ - Cross Streets: Bell Rd and Grand Ave in Surprise Towne Center Shops (Near Home Depot)

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About AZ Small Dog Rescue

About Our Shelter...

We are a small group of volunteers working hard to help save unlucky dogs from euthanasia, or being dumped, or bred. We have a STRICT spay/neuter policy, and all dogs are altered, vaccinated, and microchipped before being adopted. We do not breed or condone breeding of any dog for any reason.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Please make donations to Bethany Animal Hospital. 602-242-1657 (Specify For AZ Small Dog Rescue)

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoption center is at 1102 WEST HATCHER RD in PHOENIX, AZ 85021. We are open daily from 11am to 6pm. No appointment needed, just come on down.
Or come see our pets at PetSmart at Bell and Grand on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-5pm.

Our Adoption Process...

To adopt a dog from Small Dog Rescue we require a legal adoption contract signed, an adoption fee which ranges depending on the dog. All of our dogs are required to be indoor dogs, never to be locked out of the home. We also require all dogs to be returned to us in any event that adopter can not keep.