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My name is Bernad!
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Saving Paws
Adoption process
1.

Submit Application

2.

Approve Application

3.

Interview

4.

Meet the Pet

5.

Sign Adoption Contract

6.

Home Check

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Facts about me

Breed
German Shepherd Dog
Color
Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Age
5 years 3 months old, Adult
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Bernard aka “Bernie” is a handsome 4-5 year old German Shepherd who has been waiting for his perfect forever family to come along. Bernie is a special guy who is a volunteer favorite among many at the rescue. He has a few quirks which has caused him to be with us for quite some time. He will need a family with patience and commitment, and one who really understands the breed.



Bernie can be selective on the people in his friend group, so we will require that any potential adopter comes to meet Bernie multiple times to ensure it is a good fit and set Bernie up for success. Initial introductions will involve a muzzle, so please be aware of this. Once Bernie trusts you and builds a bond with you, he is an amazing, loving, happy and sweet boy. However it is important to know that in a home setting, anybody new coming into the house will need to take introductions very slow. German Shepherd experience is a requirement.



German shepherds are known to have hip problems, and unfortunately Bernie is affected by this. In our care he has had 2 FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy) Surgery’s to correct his hips. However one of his hips never healed properly so he does have a limp on that leg from time to time.



Bernard is an awesome boy once you take the time to get to know him. He is smart and loves his people. He will need a home without children and would do best as an only dog. If you are willing to give Bernie a chance, please fill out an adoption application.



If you can give Bernard an indoor forever home, please fill out our online application on our website at http://www.savingpawsrescueaz.com/adoption-form/



We will only schedule meet and greets with an approved application. We are an all-volunteer organization. It may take a couple of days to process an application and complete reference checks.

Thank you for your interest in saving the life of a dog.
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Saving Paws

Contact info
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Contact
Phone
Address
ADOPTIONS BY APPOINTMENT, Phoenix, AZ 85308
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Their 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.

Additional adoption info

"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.

Adoption application

Go meet their 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.
https://www.facebook.com/SavingPawsRescue/

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

More about this rescue

"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.