Saving Paws

A ADOPTIONS BY APPOINTMENT, Phoenix, AZ 85308 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at Saving Paws

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Male, Senior
German Shepherd Dog


Male, Senior
German Shepherd Dog


Male, Young, Special Needs
German Shepherd Dog


Female, Adult, Bonded Pair
German Shepherd Dog


Female, Young
German Shepherd Dog


Female, Young
Dutch Shepherd


Female, Adult
German Shepherd Dog


Female, Young
German Shepherd Dog


Male, Senior
German Shepherd Dog


Female, Young
Belgian Malinois


Male, Adult
German Shepherd Dog


Male, Adult
German Shepherd Dog

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Areas Saving Paws Serves

Check out our Facebook page for recent rescue stories.

"Saving Paws" serves Phoenix Arizona and the surrounding communities. Adoptions beyond boundaries are approved on a case by case basis.

Saving Paws's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

In order to best match an adopter with a dog, we require all applicants to complete an application. Apps are only on file 6 months.

2. Approve Application

Our Adoption team review and do verifications of housing approval for renters, vet & personal referrences

3. Interview

Our adoption team reviews your application, lifestyle, experience and help identify potential dogs to meet

4. Meet the Pet

Our adoption team schedules family and any dogs in the home for a meet and greet

5. Sign Adoption Contract

Once a dog is selected adopters sign their adoption agreement and pay their adoption fee. The the dog can go home

6. Home Check

After at least 10 days we will come and visit the adopter and dog. If the home visit is approved then transfer of ownership & chip sent.

"Saving Paws" works individually with each potential adopter to assure a good match and successful placement. The specific adoption process can vary and includes:

* Telephone and or email consultation.
* "Meet & Greet" with selected animals. We request that all family members and pets be present.
* Adoption application and reference check.
* Home visit
* Completion of the adoption process.
* Any additional follow up or assistance required.

Adoption fees and donations offset the extremely high cost of veterinary care, food, boarding and numerous other expenses.

About Saving Paws

"Saving Paws" rescue specializes in German Shepherd Dogs and Belgian Malinois. These are the two primary breeds used in military and law enforcement service worldwide. We also partner with other rescues and can assist in locating your perfect pet.

"Saving Paws" is a registered 501c3 non-profit corporation. All staff members are volunteers and are not compensated for their time and expenses. Donations and adoption fees offset the high cost of veterinary care, food, boarding and numerous other expenses. By adopting from “Saving Paws", you become our partner in the rescue. You can make a difference in both financial contribution and working to save deserving animals. Adopting a rescue dog saves two lives. The K-9 friend that you adopted and another that can be brought in by the space created. Open your heart and adopt today.

"Saving Paws" primarily obtains dogs from local "High Kill" shelters. We are often there last hope. Our adoptions have gone on become service dogs, search and rescue dogs, sport dogs, AKC title holders and of course cherished family pets and protectors. Please consider a rescue dog and give these wonderful animals a second chance.

Come Meet Saving Paws's Pets

We are a primarily foster based rescue, so all dogs are shown by appointment only with approved adopters. We participate in a number of adoption events per year. Our events are published on our FACEBOOK page.

We are a 100% volunteer organization so we ask for patience in returning calls, emails and FB messages. Many work to juggle family, work and dogs of their own in addition to saving the lives of dogs in need. We are a German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois rescue. We do occasionally have another breed. We rely 100% on public donation for our operations. We welcome adopters - fosters- volunteers and donors to join us in saving lives

Saving Paws's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to Saving Paws to help homeless pets find homes

Saving Paws is a registered 501c3 not for profit corporation. All personnel are volunteers and are not compensated for their time and expenses. Donations of food, supplies and dollars always appreciated and allow us to help more dogs.