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My name is Eva!

German Wirehaired Pointer Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Eva
Photo 1 - German Wirehaired Pointer Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Eva
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Eva's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, a special needs pet, and up to date with shots.

Eva's Story...
Sweet Little Eva is a Shy Girl with a Big Heart

7-8-month-old, small, female, black and brown, German Shepherd
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with children: Unknown
Good with cats: Unknown


What’s the old saying about when life gives you lemons? Little Eva is the poster dog for this saying. But
just like lemonade, Eva is as bright and full of sunshine as you can imagine. She’s a happy 7-8-month-old
German Shepherd who has a condition called Megaesophagus (Mega E).

Mega E is an enlargement of the esophagus, a muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach.
Dogs with Mega E are unable to get food through from the throat to the stomach. Poor Eva was already
very skinny before she arrived at Saving Paws Rescue because she wasn’t able to get the nourishment
her body needs.

Eva is currently in a foster home with experienced fosters who have worked with Mega E dogs before.
She is being trained to use the Bailey Chair, which is designed to keep the dog upright while eating so
that gravity can help food reach the stomach and keep the dog upright while the food is digested after
eating.  In a Mega E dog, not eating in an upright position causes the food to come right back up, and
very little ever reaches the dog’s stomach.

Her fosters tell us that Eva does bark at other dogs and that she will need more obedience training,
which we would recommend for any young dog anyway. She’s still fairly shy and they are working with
her to build her confidence. And we want to make sure that any interested adopters understand her
special needs and will ensure the time and energy necessary to keep her healthy with her condition.
Previous Mega E experience is preferred.

Eva’s current weight is significantly below that of a typical German Shepherd her age. With patience and
training, we are confident that she will learn to use her chair and begin the process of gaining weight.
Once Eva gains weight and is fully trained to use her Bailey chair, she’ll be ready for a new forever home.

As always, if you are interested in a Saving Paws dog, you must fill out our 
online application
 to get the
approval process started. We will only schedule meet and greets with an approved application! All staff
members are volunteers and are not compensated for their time and expenses. Many 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 Eva

  • Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Eva, a Phoenix German Wirehaired Pointer dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Wirehaired Pointer for sale in Phoenix, or seeking a German Wirehaired Pointer 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 Wirehaired Pointer breeders who help with German Wirehaired Pointer rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Phoenix paves the way for another one to be saved.