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My name is Donovan!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Donovan
Photo 1 - German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Donovan
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Donovan's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.

Donovan's Story...
Donovan is on the Mend, Now he Needs a Furever Home

3-4-year-old, large, black and tan, male German Shepherd
Good with other dogs: Yes, but does react on a leash
Good with cats: No
Good with children: Yes


Donovan has been through a lot in his young life. When Saving Paws got the call to save Donovan, we
weren’t really sure if it was even possible to save his leg. His leg had been damaged so severely from
“blunt force trauma” that the doctors were discussing amputation. But we’re nothing if not determined
here at Saving Paws. And after a long surgery where they put pins in his leg, a lot of hard work from our
volunteers, and a lot of cooperation from Donovan, we’re proud to say he still has all four legs and is
doing very well!  

Donovan is crate trained and already knows several commands, including “heel,” “sit” and “down.” And
he does OK with other dogs after some introduction, although his foster said he does react to other dogs
by barking and growling on a leash, but likes them up close. We don’t recommend that he be in a home
with small dogs or cats, as he seems to have a pretty strong prey drive.

Donovan recently had a play session with a one-year-old child and his foster said he did great. He seems
to like children, so a nice family might be a good fit for Donovan’s furever home.

After some training and patience from his foster mom, he is walking much better on a leash, and he
loves the pool, probably because we used it for his physical therapy. And he doesn’t even mind getting a
bath. He loves chasing the ball and he’s a pretty considerate guy; he likes to lay on the cool tile instead
of the sofa.

Donovan is being treated for an anal gland infection, but we’re hoping that a course of antibiotics will
take care of this issue. Overall, his foster reports that Donovan is very sweet and a good boy and he
needs a loving home that will be patient as he recovers from his horrific leg injury.

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 Donovan

  • 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

Donovan, 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.