My name is Aviva!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Baltimore, Maryland - Aviva
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I'm being cared for by:
All Shepherd Rescue

Facts about Aviva

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 4997796-306
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

9/9/16 Update:  Vivi has recently been diagnosed with Atypical Addison's.  She has been placed on a daily dose of Prednisone and a monthly injection of B-12.  Vivi will receive these for the rest of her life.  She continues with the twice daily enzymes for EPI as well as a restricted diet for the IBD.  Due to the recent diagnosis, Vivi needs to avoid stressful situations, including rescue events.

In spite of her medical needs, Vivi remains a sweet and loving dog who is happy to see her people each day and play with her fur-siblings. 

4/28/16 Update: I guess I spoke too soon.....Vivi suffered a severe flare-up of her IBD and needed short-term hospitalization.  It seems Vivi ate too much grass, causing inflammation in her gut thus triggering the flare-up of the IBD.   She's doing better now, the meds and prescription diet are kicking in, sSe'll be back to her happy self in no time!

3/4/16 Update:   Vivi continues to do well.  She still requires enzymes with each meal, and meds must be kept on hand in the event of a "flare-up" (diarrhea), or she goes too long without eating.  She can be a little temperamental when it comes to eating, sometimes requiring finding the right room in which to eat.  

9/2 Update:  Aviva - (Vivi), is a wonderful member of her foster's family!  She LOVES the toy basket and will root around for just the right toy for the moment.  Sometimes something fuzzy and squeaky, sometimes hard and chewable.  

Aviva enjoys lounging in the house with her fur-siblings, or on the not-so-hot days resting beneath a large forsythia in the backyard......she's dug herself a nice hole in the ground perfect for an afternoon nap!   Mention the word "walk" and Vivi will race you to the door and wonder why it's taking so long to get her leash on her!  She loves the neighbors, big and small, and happily greets those along our path.

Vivi still needs close monitoring of her food intake (and output) and continues on the daily enzyme supplement to treat her EPI.  And if she does happen to go too long without eating, she is given an appetite stimulant.


To read some of Aviva's past updates check out her page here.

Thank you to all of those who have given so generously to Vivi's medical fund.  

Your donations will help ASR fund the  necessary veterinary care to help Aviva.

Help spread the word about Aviva by printing a few of her flyers to hand out or post in your vet's office.

If you are interested in sponsoring Aviva or helping with her medical /dental care, donations are gratefully accepted via Paypal or by mail to  P O Box  23231, Baltimore Md 21203)

Aviva and ASR thank you.


Thank you to David Diep for your donation! (6/29/14)

Thank you to Sunni Edinger for your donation! (8/17/14)

Special thanks to Dr. Daniel Negola, DVM, of Gaithersburg, MD for his generous rescue discount for Aviva's endoscopy & biopsies. Without this procedure, we would not have our diagnosis.

Thank you to the Brown family of Silver Spring, MD for covering the remaining balance for the endoscopy. 

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About All Shepherd Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a group of German Shepherd lovers who help homeless German Shepherds that are in dire straits and need rescue.

We rescue dogs from kill shelters or other situations where the dogs' life is in danger. We fully vet our dogs and our wonderful fosters care for our dogs until their "forever home" is found!

We are a dating service for dogs, helping potential adopters find the perfect match for their families. We will work with you tirelessly until we find the perfect fit for your family!

We make a lifetime commitment to every dog and every adopter and we are there to answer questions and help with the transition to your home.

Why do we do it? We LOVE dogs , especially German Shepherds, and it breaks our hearts that so many adoptable GSD's never make it out of shelters.

We are an all volunteer group and are always looking for new volunteers to help us in our mission to save dogs!

FOSTERS, we need YOU!!!!

We need fosters to provide a safe haven while a dog is waiting for his/her forever home! If you think you cannot foster because you couldn't let your foster dog leave, talk to us!! While many of us have adopted one or more of our fosters ( we call it Failing Fostering 101 !!!) we can tell you how wonderful it is to see your foster become a beloved addition to a new family.............and opens up a space to save another dog on death row!

If you have any questions at all about fostering please give us a shout and we are happy to answer all questions.

If you cannot foster, we always need volunteers to help host events, do fundraising and PR .

And , of course, we always need donations to pay the vets who keep our dogs healthy and the trainers who help us with doggie manners!

Donations are always welcome and very much appreciated!

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our dogs are in foster homes and are seen by appointment for approved adopters.

Our dogs also attend many dog meet and greet events at Adoption Events, Petsmart and Petco and other venues.

Check our Events Listing on our website: for an updated listing of where we will be!

Our Adoption Process...

We require an application, personal and vet references and a home visit done by an All Shepherd Rescue volunteer.
Our application fee is $250.
Fencing is not always required subject to a satisfactory Home Visit.