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My name is Willow von Wies!
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Facts about me

German Shepherd Dog
Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Willow von Wies is a gorgeous 14-16 month-old German Shepherd. She is the sweetest, kindest soul, and her eyes tell us that she is ready to find her people. Willow, her rescue name, perfectly captures the hope, belonging and strength represented in the Willow tree. She adjusts alongside life rather than fight it. At the rescue, Willow is an observer. Gently, she exits her kennel and contemplates her surroundings. She potties right away, so we think she is housetrained. Willow can start off a little shy but just give her time, she'll sit nicely while you give her a little love. She takes treats gently and is learning basic commands. She walks well on leash and takes her time when meeting other dogs. Once introduced, she walks happily alongside. In playgroups, she enters a bit cautiously, taking the temperature of the room, and eventually explores, returning to humans for some attention. You really need to meet and get to know this tender girl; she will show you the world.

Willow von Wies is in a foster home, offsite, and is NOT at our rescue location in Los Angeles.


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Based on our experience, Westside's current thinking is to usually match first-time shepherd owners with a mix versus a purebred shepherd. Mixes are "softer" and somewhat more malleable. Exceptions can be made, however, for first-time adopters who show the confidence and leadership tendencies that purebreds will respect and respond to. Counselors have to use good judgment in assessing the attributes of the adopter, as well as of the dog. If you have doubts, get a second opinion from Robin or another experienced counselor.

Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles

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3016 S. Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Their adoption process

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In order to adopt any dog from Westside German Shepherd Rescue, one must fill out an adoption application first. Upon receipt of your application, a Westside adoption counselor will contact you.We do aerial home checks and you may be asked to supply pictures as well as arranging for a home visit prior to adoption.

Adoption fees vary with each dog and typically range from $150 to $500. They are set, taking into account the dog's age, training level, temperament, if they’re newly arrived, medical condition(s) (if any) and other factors. Adoption fees are used not only to rescue and place the dog you are personally adopting, but to aid in the future rescue and rehabilitation of other deserving dogs. Adoption fees are necessary; without fees our rescue efforts would quickly come to an end. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip and up to date vaccinations.



******* Pre-approved applicants only *******

If you have submitted an on-line application but have not been approved by our volunteer, please do NOT come down to meet dogs as we won't be able to show you any. No on-site screening at this time. Once approved and told to come meet dogs, we will be happy to help you.

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Wednesday: 11 am - 3 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Other days by appointment only.

More about this rescue

Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles is a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill rescue committed to saving all types of German Shepherd Dogs from high kill shelters and re-homing them to loving, qualified families.