Adopted Dogs

Trixie

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  • Name: Trixie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 10 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Trixie's Story

Meet Miss Trixie. This beautiful adult girl was the adored family pet for the first 7 years of her life. Then Trixie’s family decided to bring in another furry family member. When the family acquired a cute little bunny and Trixie did nothing but be the herding dog she is, she was banished to the back yard. That is where she stayed, 24/7 for 2 years.  The neighbors finally convinced the family to give her up. Trixie came to VSR and we were able to find her a home with young children and another shepherd to live with. But again, through no fault of her own, Trixie is being returned to the rescue. Trixie needs to know that she is loved and cherished as a member of the family again. She has lots of love and life left to give.  Can you open your home to this medium energy girl? If you would like to adopt our little brindle footed girl, please go to our website and fill out our online adoption application. Because Trixie is looking for a change, a change for the better. Living the rest of her life as a member of your family is just the change she needs.

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Rudi

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  • Name: Rudi
  • Breed: Dutch Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age:
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Rudi's Story

Meet VSR’s newest Dutch shepherd mix, Rudi. This energetic, young female was scheduled to be euthanized at the end of the day yesterday at the Nye county shelter. We couldn’t just stand back and let this busy girl die, so we made the trip out to Pahrump to pick her up. She needs to be spayed and get everything she needs to be adoption ready. Once that happens and we get to know her a little better, we will post her bio.

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Kohl

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  • Name: Kohl
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 4-5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Kohl's Story

This drop dead gorgeous 4-5 year old boy is Kohl. Kohl was recently returned to VSR and we are now looking to find Kohl his perfect forever home. Kohl is an awesome dog that has had lots of training. Kohl is very vocal and likes to “talk” about anything and everything! So if you like having a companion who always pays attention and is happy to have a conversation with you, Kohl is your guy! Ladies? He walks well with other dogs his size and is super affectionate and playful. The perfect home for Kohl would be a home where there is somebody home a majority of the time. Kohl needs and wants to be close to his person. Please fill out our online adoption application to start the adoption process for Kohl or any of our orphans. And please remember, negative comments will not be tolerated and will be deleted.

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Flapjack

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  • Name: Flapjack
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: approx 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Flapjack's Story

Mr. Jeeves and the Flapjack.  It sounds like the title of a children’s book, but it’s a reality!  Flapjack has flapped his way into Sean and Anne’s hearts and home, and Mr. Jeeves couldn’t be happier.  Jeeves is such a great dog and welcomed the Flapper like a long lost friend by immediately bringing Flappy one of his favorite toys.  Sean and Anne are very active and plan on taking the dogs on lots of adventures.  With 2 dogs and 4 floppy ears, Sean and Anne will laugh every day.  All you have to do is wag on, funny Flapjack.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Elf

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  • Name: Elf
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Elf's Story

Meet adorable Elf. This petite little thing was adopted from the shelter during a holiday promotion. After 2 days Elf was returned because she grabbed one of the kids’ ponytail. At under 2 years old, this puppy probably thought it was a toy. She’s slowly opening up, but is still afraid to get in cars. Can you blame her though? What she thought was her family loaded her up in the car and took her back to the shelter and she has no idea why. Once she’s had time to decompress we will post her bio.

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Keeley

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  • Name: Keeley
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Keeley's Story

Meet VSR’s newest orphan, Keeley. Keeley was given to a Good Samaritan when the good Sam found out that this 2 year old love bug had been living in a garage 24/7 because the other female dog in the house kept attacking her. Underweight and craving love and attention, Keeley thrived at her hero’s home, getting along with the other dogs and the kids that lived there. Unfortunately the landlord would not budge on the 2 dog limit . So the good Sam reached out to us to find Keeley the loving home she so deserves. Once she is spayed, chipped and up to date on shots, Keeley will be ready to interview potential forever families. So get your applications in now. Changing Keeley’s life will be the best thing you do all year!

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Rex

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  • Name: Rex
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Rex's Story

At 13 months old, Rex was one of our youngest owner surrenders. Why he was a VSR orphan for over two months is a mystery. A young, beautiful, playful puppy surely would get snatched up quickly, or so we thought. Well, Debbie and her family were thrilled to find out that Rex was still available and rushed down to meet him. He was everything they wanted in a shepherd.  It wasn’t long before Debbie was signing the contract and making a mental list of all the things she needed to get for Rex so he would be all set when they took him home.  Debbie lives a very busy and active life, and with teenagers in the house, Rex won’t be having too many moments without things to do and places to go. In fact, Rex will now get to enjoy time in his own vacation home at Mt. Charleston. So waiting for Debbie to find Rex was definitely worth it.  He’ll be hiking and camping and traveling to his heart’s content. He’ll be living the life we wish every puppy could live. Put on your backpack and lace up those hiking booties, Rex.  You’ll want to have everything you need when you wag on, remarkable Rex, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Ducky

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  • Name: Ducky
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age:
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Ducky's Story

Every Waggin’ Tale we post is special, but this one has so many reasons for being special, we don’t know where to begin. So lets begin with the reason this story is even possible. This is Ducky. She is the momma dog to the nine Toy Story puppies VSR recently had the privilege of finding homes for. Usually, the mom of any litter of puppies is the last to be adopted, but not this girl! She had several wonderful applications submitted before we even posted her as being available for adoption! She is such a wonderful dog, wonderful mother to all her babies, and now a wonderful addition this very special family! Liz has been a dedicated volunteer for VSR since the beginning. She has a heart of gold and a love of the breed that just doesn’t quit. Ducky made it perfectly clear that she would love a human child as much as she loved her pups. There isn’t enough time or room to go into all the great attributes of Ducky, but Ducky knows she is now home. She did an amazing job taking care of her babies and now it’s time for her to take a break (permanently, since of course we had her spayed) from raising babies and enjoy life with Liz, Abby and the whole family. Luckily, Liz has agreed to let us visit often, because Ducky has touched our hearts like no other, and the thought of not seeing her regularly is more than we could stand. You got the best there is, Miss Ducky, and we couldn’t be happier for you. We could line the streets with people who love and care about you and would be honored to see you wag on, deserving Ducky. Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Brik

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  • Name: Brik
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 3 Yeares
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Brik's Story

3 year old Brik is a beautiful shepherd/Akita/Chow ? mix. No matter what he is, he’s starting a new life journey to find his perfect forever home.

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Beowulf

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  • Name: Beowulf
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Beowulf's Story

Meet young Beowulf. Thought to be only about a year old, this big puppy has had a rough start in life. Most of his hair has fallen out, his feet are extremely swollen and cracked and he’s very underweight. Our doctors diagnosed him with demodex mange. But that doesn’t stop Beowulf from being a friendly, happy and sweet boy. He’s well on his way to being healthy. Once he’s neutered, we will get to know more about him and then post a more detailed bio.

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Mary

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  • Name: Mary
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 12 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Mary's Story

This is it. Mary is now home. After everything this sweet senior has been through in the last year, we are confident this is it for Miss Mary! We think Mary knew who would be the one to save her too. Her name is Joy! How fitting and appropriate is that? It’s what we all felt when we heard that Joy was interested in adopting our golden girl, Mary. Joy, you are our hero! But mostly, you are Mary’s hero. Mary has shown us time and time again, that even at age 12, she is one tough cookie! She will melt your heart if you give her the chance to know you, though. There isn’t a person alive that Mary doesn’t consider to be her friend. She’s that one dog who feels as though she is a person and only wants to socialize with other people. At her age, though, and after all she’s been through, I say, you deserve to be just who you are, Miss Mary. Just know we will all be cheering for you as you wag on, magnificent Mary, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Baron

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  • Name: Baron
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 16 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Baron's Story

Baron came to VSR when another rescue reached out to us to help them re-home this gorgeous 16 month old boy. Baron really likes to be close to his people, loves to play with other dogs, and is learning all the important doggy manners. We will post more about him when we learn more of Baron’s likes and dislikes.

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Shadow

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  • Name: Shadow
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 4
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Shadow's Story

Shadow is 4 going on puppy. Shadow was surrendered to VSR when health issues made it impossible for Shadow’s mom to properly care for him and give him the life she feels he deserves, being such a wonderful shepherd who has given her so much joy for the time she has had him.
He loves to play with balls and stuffed toys (does not destroy them). He does like swimming pools.
Shadow has not been kenneled and free roams when his mom leaves the house and does not destroy anything. He is fine being kenneled also.
He has never pottied in the house. He has never been sick in the 2 years his mom has had him.
He knows basic commands and walks good on a leash, very easy to walk. He will also sit and shake hands forever, his way of begging for a treat.
Shad does get a little excited when he first sees someone he likes and tends to jump up so that could be an issue with really small children but it is more a training issue than anything and he’s not dumb.
Shadow is very good at SOUNDING like a protection dog when someone comes around but is loving once they are let into the home.
His mom said she has never seen him be aggressive towards a human or another animal.
Cats are unknown but Shadow’s mom told me one came in their yard and Shadow ran from it. My personal opinion is he could do cats given his temperament.
She also said he loves to go to her sons house and play with his Pitbull and 2 Min Pins. If you feel Shadow would be a perfect addition to your family, please go online and fill out our adoption application. This is the first step in our adoption process. Once you make Shadow all yours, you will be able to stroll down the street, humming, or singing if you have the voice, “Just Me and My Shadow.”

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Lenny

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  • Name: Lenny
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: approx 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Lenny's Story

Welcome to the club Lenny…The Waggin’ Tails Club of Vegas Shepherd Rescue!  David, Toni, and their son, Joe looked at quite a few orphans before deciding that Lenny was the perfect dog to become their newest family member.  Lenny celebrated his adoption by offering his belly to every family member, so they could give him his “Welcome to the family” belly rubs.  Once all the belly rubbing was completed, all that was left was for Lenny to get up and wag on, funny Lenny.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Tango

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  • Name: Tango
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: under 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Tango's Story

It takes 2 to tango, and that’s exactly what Knud and Linda were looking for when they saw Tango’s appearance on channel 13’s Morning Blend.  Tango waltzed right into their hearts and home and continues to shuffle his way through the family and the neighborhood, striking a pose so everyone can admire his looks and his fancy moves.  There will be no disco for Tango.  He is going to 2 step to the ball.  Get your dancing shoes on, Tango.  You will need them to wag on, Tango boy, wag on.

Moose/Goose

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  • Name: Moose/Goose
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 8 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Moose/Goose's Story

Look who is out of the shelter and safe with VSR! Yep, it’s terrified Moose! Listed as an 8 year old, we were able to obtain some of his vet records and found out that this long, lean boy is just turning 5 this month! With the help of the Miracle GSD Network, we were able to pull Moose, who we will be calling Goose, because the start of a new life is a good reason to start out with a new name. We are going to let Moose/Goose decompress for a few days and let him realize he is safe with us. Once he’s a little more comfortable, w will get to know him better and will then post a more detailed bio for this guy who deserves to live out the rest of his years in a loving home where nobody will give up on him. So stay tuned, and don’t touch that dial.

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Lilly

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  • Name: Lilly
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Lilly's Story

Meet beautiful Lilly. We believe Lilly is about 5 years old. When Lilly came to us, it was evident that someone had used a very heavy hand on this sweet, innocent creature. She will flinch and cower if you raise your arms. Lilly loves to snuggle on the couch and just enjoy her surroundings. Lilly has lived in a foster home with another female shepherd mix, a little male dog, 2 cats, and a child as young as 5 yrs old. If you have a kind and patient home and would like to open your heart and home to this gorgeous girl who wants to do nothing but please you and go for some walks, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step in our adoption process.

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Buddy

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  • Name: Buddy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Buddy's Story

Buddy’s short life has been quite a roller coaster ride up to this point.  At barely a year old, Buddy was picked up by Animal Control as a stray.  He was then adopted from the kill shelter by someone, who after 2 weeks of crating Buddy for 14 hours at a time, returned him saying she thought he was depressed.  The days of emotional roller coasters are gone for good now, though.  Mark, Rene and Caden wanted a big dog for some time.  Buddy’s smiling face (as seen in his picture) jumped out at this family, and they didn’t waste any time setting the wheels in motion to make Buddy theirs.  Buddy will be spending his life hanging out by the pool and keeping his 2 mixed breed brothers, Tucker and Archer, company.  We doubt that Buddy will miss the emotional amusement park rides because he will be busy working the crowd with that one floppy ear.  There’s no need to remind him.  Wag on, bright eyed Buddy, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Hunter

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  • Name: Hunter
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 5
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Hunter's Story

Re-introducing beautiful Miss Hunter! Hunter is a 4 1/2 to 5 year old stunning dog with a playful and mischievous personality. She also has a history of seizures, but they are easily managed with daily meds that are very inexpensive! Hunter also suffers from separation anxiety and will do best in a home where someone is home for much of the day. She is taking anti-anxiety medication during her stay at the rescue facility, but would probably be able to be weaned off once she is settled in her forever home. It seems Hunter was never taught any boundaries, and could use some training in general doggy manners. She also has quite a prey drive and is picky about who she chooses to share her space with, seeming to prefer some submissive males her own size. Hunter is a very sweet, affectionate dog who is happy to roll over so that you can give her those much loved belly rubs. She will surprise you with her antics and there will never be a day that goes by where Hunter won’t make you laugh out loud. If you would like to share your home with our princess, Miss Hunter, please fill out our online adoption application. Her adoption donation of $325 will be an investment in unconditional love, laughter and many happy days to come. Because changing the world for a dog like Hunter will make everyday the adventure of a lifetime.

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Diesel

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  • Name: Diesel
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 9 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Diesel's Story

As volunteers, every dog we rescue touches us in some way.  But sometimes, there is a dog we just can’t let go of.  The day Shari, our Director of Adoptions, had to let her sweet WGSD of 10 ½ years, Tito, go, she knew she needed to save another dog that very night to help steer her down the road to moving on.   This is how she met Diesel.  Diesel looked right into her soul and told her it was all alright.  Shari never let go of that.  After weeks of illness and a failed adoption, the bond between Diesel and Shari deepened.  How could she let Diesel go to another family after all he had done for her?  Diesel, now Gage, and Shari have been through thick & thin over the last couple of months, and now they will be together for years to come.  All that’s left to do handsome Gage is wag on.  Wag on for Shari.  Click here for more photos!

Champ

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  • Name: Champ
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Champ's Story

When Champ became a member of the VSR family, nobody knew what a great dog he really was.  But after only 2 weeks, everyone was head over heels for this sweet, forgiving, young boy.  So when Yolanda, Daniel and 14 year old Dani decided they were ready to add a new member to their family, the obvious choice was Champ.  Champ is now named Nemo.  But no matter what you call him, Nemo wants to climb into your lap and snuggle.  Dani couldn’t be happier with her new buddy.  And Dad couldn’t be more proud of his daughter.  Dani was able to look past Nemo’s physical imperfections and see that this dog is the epitome of a beautiful soul.  Everybody is a winner in this Waggin’ Tail story.  So when you cross the finish line, don’t forget to come up for air because all that’s left for you to do is wag on, nifty Nemo.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Baja

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  • Name: Baja
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Baja's Story

Baja hasn’t had things easy in his short life.  His out of state rescue was somewhat complicated.  He spent more time in the kennel than we had planned on.  None of this had anything to do with Baja.  He was just a black dog hoping to beat the black dog syndrome.  After what must have seemed like decades to Baja, he finally made it to Vegas.  In 8 short days of being a VSR orphan, Baja found a forever home!  On his 8th day with VSR, we felt he was a good candidate to go to an adoption event.  He was a huge hit.  Shortly after he got back to the boarding facility, Baja had 2 families there to meet him.  Again, he was golden!  Both families would happily welcome him into their homes, but he is only one dog.  Kevin was the one who ended up taking Baja home to Kingman with him.  With an awesome roommate and dedicated friends to share in the loving of Baja, Kevin found himself a loyal, affectionate, and very vocal best friend.  It took a long time to get Baja, but we are sure he thinks it was worth the wait.  Since you are finally out of the kennel for good, it’s only fitting that you wag on, Baja bug.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Luka

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  • Name: Luka
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Luka's Story

Meet beautiful Luka. Luka came to us when her owner was admitted to a rehabilitation facility and is now unable to care for Luka. A neighbor and friend had been caring for Luka by going to her home twice a day to walk and feed Luka, who has been living alone in the home since the owner was hospitalized. Luka is 5 yrs old, very sweet, playful and friendly. Once we know more about her, we will update her bio.

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Holli

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  • Name: Holli
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1 1/2
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Holli's Story

Meet 1 1/2 year old Holli. She was picked up by Animal Control as a stray. By the looks of things she’s been homeless for quite some time. But with the help of GSD Miracle Network we were able to pull her and get her the medical attention she needs. We will be posting her bio very soon.

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Nick

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  • Name: Nick
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age:
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Nick's Story

Living under stairs behind a warehouse, Nick is now safe with us and will never have to worry about where his next meal is coming from. Good Samaritans had been feeding him, but as the winter moved in, they started to worry about him. We will post his bio shortly.

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Boz

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  • Name: Boz
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 7 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Boz's Story

Meet the biggest member of the VSR family! Mr. Boz. Over the course of his 7 year life, Boz has ended up in the shelter 4 times! Well all that is about to change! We will stop at nothing to find this big old boy the forever home he has always deserved! We are still getting to know him, but so far he’s been friendly with people of all ages and dogs alike. He’s even good with the resident cat at his foster home! We did a senior well check on him and his thyroid levels were a little bit low, so we are starting him on a low does of thyroid meds and will recheck again in a month. Boz is just a great all-around dog and would fit into virtually any loving home. If you have that loving home our XL size boy deserves, please fill out our online adoption application. He has XL amounts of love to give. Why not give it to you?

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Axel

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  • Name: Axel
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: approx 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Axel's Story

When Axel arrived at VSR, it was not without a lot of drama and stress. Not just his own, but also the 2 volunteers who had to wrangle him into the back of an SUV after Axel had one of them on her butt in the shelter parking lot.  It took one of VSR’s trainers to get the overzealous Axel on the road to becoming a polite, well behaved, young Malinois. Not only was he polite, but he had some talent and skill underneath all that energy just waiting to be nurtured. At a recent adoption event, MPK9 Protection was giving a demonstration and a bite sleeve was brought out. Guess who barked, jumped and wanted to “play”? Yep, it was our very own Ax-man. Gregory of MPK9 approached VSR founder, Tammy, expressing his interest in fostering and working with Axel. Fast forward a couple of months and our Axel was thriving getting to work on his protection skills every day. Gregory then approached Tammy expressing his interest in adopting the Ax-man. After spending over 6 months in boarding, our very own Mal puppy, Axel, is going to be a true working dog. We couldn’t be more proud of him if we tried. So as you move on up the ladder of doggy opportunity, don’t forget about your rescue family, who loves you immeasurably.  And don’t forget to wag on, amazing Axel. Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Truffles

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  • Name: Truffles
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 11 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Truffles's Story

11 month old Truffles was returned to VSR recently through no fault of her own. A medical emergency left the family unable to care for Truffles. This happy, super high energy girl lived with young kids, but needs to be the only pet in the home. If you have the time, patience, and stamina to keep up with this energizer bunny of a dog, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step of the adoption process.

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Inka

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  • Name: Inka
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: unknown
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Inka's Story

Meet beautiful, little Inka. Another shepherd turned into the shelter as a stray. Inka recently had a litter of puppies. A baby having babies. This petite peanut was terrified out of her mind at the shelter. How could we turn our backs on her, when she thought the world was a horrible, scary place? We will let her settle in and decompress before we write her bio.

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Rachel

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  • Name: Rachel
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 6 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Rachel's Story

This Waggin’ Tail is like a real estate deal.  The 3 most important facts about it are: location, location, location.  Sweet Rachel was turned in by her family and sat in adoptions at the local kill shelter for weeks.  With all the traffic the shelter gets and Rachel’s (now known as Rachelle) sunny personality, Rachelle should have quickly been adopted.  Suddenly, her time was up.  VSR agreed to take her wondering what we were going to do with her and where was she going to stay?  Before we could figure that out, Tammy and Bella showed up and it was love at first sight.  Rachelle was only an orphan for 16 hours!  Rachelle will now be part of the family and get to enjoy long, early morning walks, and lots of soft doggy beds to choose from.  This story ends happily ever after, but before it ends VSR tradition requires you to wag on, rapidly adopted Rachelle.  Wag on.

Gypsey

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  • Name: Gypsey
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Gypsey's Story

This is 3 year old Gypsey. This gorgeous, and VERY sweet girl was dumped at the city shelter after contacting VSR about surrendering her to us. They couldn’t be bothered to fill out the necessary paperwork and they wanted us to pick her immediately. Luckily we were able to pull her because she wasn’t going to be given a chance to be adopted from the shelter. She is very confused right now, and just wants to be close to someone who will love her forever. We will be posting her bio very soon.

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Roxy

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  • Name: Roxy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: Approximately 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Roxy's Story

It definitely wasn’t love at first sight when Roxy’s new family brought their Doberman, Delilah, to meet her.  But Roxy was the dog that Delilah tolerated better than any other dog she had met in the past.  It took a couple of meet & greets for Delilah to warm up to our Roxy, but what really sealed the deal was when Roxy visited Delilah’s home.  After some curious sniffing, Roxy accidentally fell into the family’s pool!  Of course, Randy was right there to pull her out.  Roxy shook off the water & suddenly, Delilah got a serious case of the zoomies!  After a lap or 2 around the yard, Roxy gave chase to the sprinting Doberman!  Suddenly, there were the best of friends.  When I asked Randy why he thought that Roxy falling in the pool was the trigger that made Delilah accept Roxy, he told me about the first day they brought Delilah home with her best friend & littermate.  Her sister’s name?  Roxy.  Can you guess what happened the first day that Roxy came to Randy’s home?  She fell in the pool.  It seems Delilah had been waiting for Roxy.  So this Waggin’ Tail story has a 2 waggin tails ending!  Wag on Roxy & Delilah, wag on.

Midnight

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  • Name: Midnight
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 8 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Midnight's Story

It’s not often that we get an adoption application from a young, active couple asking to adopt one of our seniors, but it’s not often we get a dog like Midnight. She is sweet, affectionate, calm and beautiful. The fact that she is completely unfazed by cats is a bonus.  When Alexa and her boyfriend read about Midnight on our website, they knew they had the perfect home to give Midnight. When Alexa met Midnight and her foster mom one evening, both families had nothing but kind words to say about the other. Even though Midnight’s foster mom knows Midnight will be loved and cared for for the rest of her life, it didn’t make the adoption any easier. As any foster family can tell you, it’s a bittersweet moment when your foster dog finds their forever family. Everybody who knows Midnight couldn’t be happier knowing that she is finally home. So as you take your long, soft-as-silk coat on that walk from one family who loves you to another, don’t forget to wag on, merry Midnight, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Taffy

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  • Name: Taffy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 7 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Taffy's Story

Meet 7 year old Taffy. We recently pulled her from the local shelter. She was surrendered because of a dog fight but we have no information on the circumstances of the fight. We are going to let her decompress, and then we will begin to get to know more about this pretty girl. So stay tuned. Her bio will be coming soon.

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Sophie

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  • Name: Sophie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 8-10 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sophie's Story

When a dog as young and beautiful as Sophie, now known as Docious, ends up on the local kill shelter’s rescue list, you certainly wouldn’t think the story is going to have a happy ending.  But when one of VSR’s most qualified foster families agreed to foster this gorgeous and affectionate girl, we knew this would be one of those happily ever after endings we all like to hear.

Adam and Lisa, along with their son, Rion, quickly realized that they wouldn’t want Docious leaving their home any time soon, so they adopted her immediately.  The bonus to this story is that they have promised to continue to foster for VSR.  So as you ride off into the sunset, remember to wag on, dancing Docious, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Aztec

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  • Name: Aztec
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: unknown
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Aztec's Story

Meet Aztec. This may not be our typical post introducing a new VSR orphan, but this is not a typical dog or a typical case, (and besides, it was my birthday, so I can do what I want, just this once.) Aztec had run out of time at the local kill shelter. Because of some of the behavior he was exhibiting, this drop dead gorgeous boy wasn’t even going to make it to the rescue list. Luckily, someone in the rescue department recognized that Aztec was acting like a young, scared shepherd, whose life had been turned upside down (he had been turned in as a stray, but we all know that a dog that scared isn’t going to willingly get into a car with strangers so they can bring him to the shelter, so you can make your own conclusions about that.) I was called and asked if I wanted to come and see what I thought, because VSR truly was his only hope. If we didn’t take him, he wouldn’t be offered to any other rescues. We were overflowing with shepherds, as usual. But I couldn’t say no when the shelter reached out. They didn’t have to do that. When I got there, I saw just what the rescue coordinator had told me. A terrified, confused dog. I asked if they could extend his hold to give me a few days to make room for him, and they agreed. I visited him every day, telling him he was safe. He didn’t have to be scared any more. I would be back to get him. I was required to pick him up immediately after his neuter, where he was placed in a crate with a cone on, and still groggy from his surgery. We knew the last thing he needed was more frightening changes. So off we went to the vet, where our doctor was able to look him over a little bit. But a terrified, confused dog doesn’t need the hustle and bustle of a busy vet clinic and countless people rushing to do their jobs, and not having the time he needed to feel safe and to trust strangers. So we all decided that the best thing for Aztec do was to come to my house to recover, eat, sleep, and figure out that he is safe. He’s been at my house for just a little over 48 hours now. He can barely keep his eyes open. He wakes up to get a drink of water, go outside to go potty and goes right back to sleep. So we are going to let him chill out at my house for a while, decompressing and getting some meat on his bones. Then we will get to know him, and find him the perfect home and family that will never dump him like yesterday’s trash ever again.

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Tulip

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  • Name: Tulip
  • Breed: Dutch Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 18 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Tulip's Story

Meet Tulip. At around 18 months old, this Dutch shepherd was picked up as a stray out in Nye county, along with another dog. Tulip is very sweet and wants to be loved and held. Her golden eyes will look right into your soul. Tulip was extremely underweight when she came to VSR, so we are trying to put some weight on her while we get to know more about her. We will post her bio very soon.

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Rose

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  • Name: Rose
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 1/2 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Rose's Story

3 1/2 month old Rose and her two siblings are VSR’s newest orphans. They are puppies through and through. We are betting that they will be XL adults judging by the size they are now. If you’re interested in adopting one of the three puppies please fill out our online adoption application. They won’t be around for long.

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Layla

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  • Name: Layla
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Layla's Story

Meet VSR’s newest orphan, 4 year old Layla. This beautiful girl came to us because her family is facing some financial hardships along with a family member battling cancer. Layla lived and loved the young children in the home. Once Layla is spayed and microchipped, we will get to know her better and post her bio.

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Turbo

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  • Name: Turbo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Turbo's Story

2 year old Turbo was picked up as a stray with another female shepherd. Turbo is very much a puppy, rambunctious, friendly and curious. We are still getting to know him, and we will post his bio soon.

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Zirk

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  • Name: Zirk
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 8 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Zirk's Story

Meet handsome man, Zirk. At 8 years old this gorgeous older gentleman can run like the wind! He LOVES his ball and will chase it as long as you will throw it. Zirk is great with people of all shapes and sizes, but needs a slow and proper introduction to other dogs before he is comfortable around them. Zirk would love to go to a home where someone is home most of the time, but who can blame him? After living in a home his whole life and suddenly ending up in the shelter, he prefers to keep his person in sight. If you can offer this distinguished older gentleman the loving, compassionate home he deserves to spend his golden years in please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step in our adoption process.

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Brie

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  • Name: Brie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1 1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Brie's Story

Grab some crackers, folks, because it’s time for Brie!
Brie is our latest Waggin’ Tail member! She is topping off the family of Jon and Michelle, and she even has her own human sister and brother to play with! We couldn’t be happier for our little cheeseball of a dog! Wag on, sweet Brie, wag on.

BonBon

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  • Name: BonBon
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

BonBon's Story

Meet 1 year old BonBon. This beautiful dog with the soulful, worried eyes was on the list of dogs to be killed, for nothing more than being afraid. Not fear aggressive. Just afraid. Picked up as a stray and taken to the local kill shelter, is it any wonder she is leery of strangers? She’s still just a baby. Once she decides she is ready to open up and trust us, we will write her bio. So stay tuned.

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Dusty

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  • Name: Dusty
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: approx 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Dusty's Story

Mayling knows shepherds.  She has worked with them for most of her adult life.  So when she inquired about adopting our sweet, little Dusty, we couldn’t have been happier, even though her little white poodle, Matisse, had some reservations.  Dusty seems to get lucky when it comes to the women in his life.  He was rescued from a busy intersection on the southeast side of town by a very caring and concerned woman who knew better than to call Animal Control.  She coaxed Dusty to follow her home.  Dusty will now live the life of a much loved and very well cared for rescue dog.  So as you enjoy your new life being a pampered pooch, remember to mind your manners as you wag on, darling Dusty.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Sadie

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  • Name: Sadie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 3.5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sadie's Story

Another foster family fails!  Sweet Sadie Mae has worked her magic on Adam and his brother, Taylor.  Taylor’s girlfriend, Cara, also fell for our girl who simply would not tolerate having male dogs trying to mount her.  Adam and Taylor actually adopted Sadie jointly, so they could sleep nights knowing that Sadie will always be with family.  Miss Sadie must have known things were changing too because she wasn’t acting quite herself.  She was jumpy and anxious while we filled out the paperwork.  Adam is one of those stable, good energy fosters, so even though he now has a dog of his own, we look forward to the day when he can open his home and heart to foster another one.  So get that “giddy-up” going in your step, and we know you know what to do.  You need to wag on, silly Sadie, wag on.  Click here for more photos.

Clover

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  • Name: Clover
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Clover's Story

Meet beautiful Clover. She was on the kill list with a memo saying she was geriatric and 9 yrs old. Underweight and arthritic. We couldn’t leave her there to die. We took her straight to our vets who determined that she is only about 3 yrs old. She has to be spayed and have some minor medical issues taken care of. She is the sweetest thing you can imagine. Once we get her fixed up and put some weight on her (she only weighs 48 lbs) we will let her settle in and we’ll get to know her so we can post her bio.

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Pilot

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  • Name: Pilot
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Pilot's Story

Meet 2-3 year old Pilot. We picked him up from the local shelter once we learned that he wouldn’t be making it into adoptions because he was scared. It’s amazing what a little time, patience and kindness, along with a few good meals will do for a dog. Pilot LOVES to play ball and will drop it at your feet so you can throw it again and again and again. He knows his basic commands, and is just the nicest dog you will ever meet. We haven’t introduced him to any of the other dogs yet, so we don’t know how he is, but we will update his bio once we know. In the meantime, if you are looking for a really nice, well behaved dog, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s gets the process started to adopt any of our orphans.

 

Harlo

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  • Name: Harlo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Harlo's Story

Maureen fell in love with a glamour shot when she was looking through VSR’s available dogs. Unfortunately, that dog already had a meet and greet scheduled. So instead of waiting to see whether or not that dog got adopted, Maureen decided come keep her appointment and meet some of our other available dogs. After narrowing it down to just 2 dogs, Maureen had all but forgotten about the glamour shot dog, and had fallen head over heals for our petite, sweet Harlo, but who wouldn’t? Her beautiful black and deep red coat, her perfect, long narrow face, and the tiny little arrow on the top of her head all add to her snugly, affectionate personality that will melt anyone’s heart.  Do you know what every VSR orphan has to do as they ride off to their forever home? Yep, that’s right. You need to wag on, happy Harlo, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Sedona

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  • Name: Sedona
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: approx 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sedona's Story

Congratulations, Sedona.  You are the latest VSR pup to become a member of the Waggin’ Tails Club.  You will receive a lifetime of love and happiness, a couple of your own 4 legged siblings to play with, and all the kisses you can give and receive!  But it doesn’t stop there, Sedona.  Along with all our parting gifts, your picture will be put into the Vegas Shepherd Rescue Waggin’ Tails Club photo album, so everyone can see how you, our grand prize winner, won the hearts of Angela and her entire family.  Congratulations, Sedona!  And remember, as a member of this exclusive club, it’s your responsibility to wag on, silly Sedona, wag on.

Hooper

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  • Name: Hooper
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex:
  • Age: 10 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Hooper's Story

Meet 10 year old Hooper. He came to the shelter with his coat shaved. Once shaved it was discovered that Hooper was very underweight. He is now starting to out on some weight, and his coat is growing back nicely. Hooper is very laid back. He loves walks, kids and all people. He also loves to eat and ride in the car. He seems to be non reactive to cats but doesn’t care for small dogs. Hooper is also self protective around all other dogs, It seems he doesn’t trust them. But has adjusted to the well mannered, disciplined dogs that reside in his foster home. Hooper doesn’t like to be bothered by my dogs while he is sleeping. He also loves cuddling on the couch, watching tv and being loved on by all humans. Due to his age we feel that a home with very young children would not be a good fit for him. Hooper also has some separation anxiety and still looks for his humans but it’s getting much better. The only time he barks is when he’s left alone and they are working on that and having some success already. His foster mom tells us he isn’t crated at night, and he does great! He doesn’t ruin anything! If you think you have the calm, loving home this big ole boy deserves to spend his golden years, please fill out our online adoption application. It gets the process started. Because Hooper will fill your home with love and gratitude like no puppy ever could. There’s no beating having the love of an older dog. Sent from my iPad On Oct 30, 2016, at 3:26 PM, Tammy Willet <tammy@vegasdogrescue.com> wrote: And please share with me. I’ll review our list of approved applicants and see if we have a family that he may be suited for. Thanks!

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Juno

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  • Name: Juno
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 6 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Juno's Story

If VSR could clone any of our adopters, Megan would be at the top of the list. Megan loves dogs.  She also has a very busy life.  She is working on getting another college degree.  She also has a huge heart, a husband who supports her choices, and a lot of love to give a VSR orphan.  So when Megan told us she wanted an older, mellow dog who did not need 24/7 entertainment and supervision, we danced around, jumping up and down.  VSR loves its senior shepherds!  They are rescues’ best kept secret.  The love they give to show their appreciation for being saved is something you can only imagine.  They are loyal and trusted companions.  They won’t even mind hanging out in your office for hours on end.  And Juno, now known as Penny, knew that Megan was the perfect adopter.  So Penny simply put herself into Megan’s car, waiting to be driven to her new home.  It took some time for Megan to make the decision that she was ready to bring another dog into her life, but since Juno didn’t have anything to give to Megan, she quickly realized that all Megan needed was a Penny for her thoughts.  So while Penny and Megan work toward that second college degree, you can also wag on, pretty Penny, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Mink

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  • Name: Mink
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Mink's Story

This beautiful sable is Mink. We picked her up from the local shelter and our vets believe she is only about 2 years old. It’s apparent she recently had a litter of puppies, but nobody knows where they are or what happened to them. Once Mink has had time to heal emotionally and physically from her spay surgery, we will get to know more about her and post her bio.

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Cabo

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  • Name: Cabo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 8 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: Yes

Cabo's Story

We just love it when a Waggin’ Tale practically writes itself, and Cabo’s tale did exactly that!  Brittany and her family took one look at Cabo’s photos and knew she was the dog for them.  Fortunately, the volunteer who does home visits just happened to have a little extra time between her “real” jobs, so she was able to stop by that same day.  Cabo’s foster mom was also miraculously free.  So Cabo, her foster family, and her soon-to-be forever family all met at a park where it played out with a fairy tale ending!  It doesn’t get any better than that.  Cabo is now the queen of her own castle with human kids of her very own.  We know it will be no problem for you to wag on, queen Cabo, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Aiyana

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  • Name: Aiyana
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Aiyana's Story

It’s not often that we read an application and think that we have the PERFECT dog for the family, but after receiving Bob and Boni’s application and visiting their home, we knew we were going o make a match made in doggy heaven. When Bob and Boni came to the facility, though, they had 4 dogs on their list of dogs to meet. We started at the top of their list, and they met all 4 dogs. It seemed obvious to us that our petite, people loving girl, Aiyana, was the dog for them, but they wanted to sleep on it. So we sat on pins and needles waiting for the call letting us know which dog they would be taking home. Luckily, they also saw that Aiyana, now named Maiya, was just what they were looking for. Maiya settled right in, and made herself at home. You made it to the big leagues, little one. There’s only one thing left to do. You need to wag on, munchkin Maiya, wag onClick here for more photos!

Treasure

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  • Name: Treasure
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: unknown
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Treasure's Story

Meet beautiful, young Treasure. All we know about Treasure so far is that she recently had a litter of puppies, and she was picked up by Animal Control with a young male shepherd. Once she has decompressed and we learn more about this very sweet girl, we will post her bio.

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Maverick

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  • Name: Maverick
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 167months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Maverick's Story

Meet 17 month old Maverick. Maverick’s previous family contacted us when it became evident that the health of one of the children would prevent Maverick from getting everything a big, young, active dog like him needs. Wanting what was best for Maverick, they realized it would be in Mav’s best interest to find a home where he would get all the attention he deserves. Maverick is lacking in some doggy social skills, and doesn’t know how to politely meet other dogs, but we are working on that with him. Maverick also likes to try and get his way by intimidating those he thinks he can get away with doing so. With an experienced owner who knows how to show Maverick who is in charge, Maverick will be the perfect doggy companion. He is playful and affectionate with the people he knows and respects. He loves to chase tennis balls, and is in general, just a great big puppy. If you think you have what it takes to tame this Maverick, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step in our adoption process.

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Molli

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  • Name: Molli
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Molli's Story

Molli is a one year old female mix that was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Lancaster, California.  A Good Samaritan has been fostering her, but unable to find a suitable home. 
She is very much a puppy who needs plenty of exercise. She would benefit from our free training classes. She walks very well on a leash, knows sit and is crate trained. She does well with other dogs, particularly those her size, and is very gentle around small children.
If Molli sounds like your kind of girl, please complete the adoption application and set aside the $325 adoption donation. Then prepare to be loved!

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Fantasia/Fanny

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  • Name: Fantasia/Fanny
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: unknown
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Fantasia/Fanny's Story

UPDATE 6/5/17: Our sweet Fanny is still with us! As we have gotten to know more about her, we feel it’s best that Fantasia be the only dog in the house. Having been tied up to the point of having a collar deeply embedded in her neck, she was obviously unable to escape interacting with other dogs whether she wanted to or not. Having been through at least one heat cycle being tethered, it may have had an impact on the way she relates to other dogs. If you have a home free of other pets, sweet Fanny just might be the dog for you. UPDATE 4/26/17: VSR orphan and Miracle GSD Network dog, Fantasia was spayed on Monday and is recovering nicely. As you can see her neck has completely healed up. She is now ready to start living again. She’s still a little bit timid and unsure when you touch her on certain parts of her body, but she’s a sweet girl and vet clinic favorite. She was not reactive at all towards any of the dogs we saw in the lobby either. We will continue to get to know more about he and update her bio as we learn more. Miracle Dog and VSR orphan Fantasia is doing great! Her neck is healing really well and won’t need to be surgically closed. She is scheduled to be spayed on Monday, so stay tuned for more Fanny updates!

Meet petite Fantasia. This little pocket sized shepherd came to the local kill shelter with a wound conducive of having a rope or chain collar embedded into her neck. How could we turn our back on this little dumpling dog, who, as you can see by the pictures, has not given up on humans? With the help of the GSD Miracle Network, we were able to raise the money needed to make sure she gets the best care possible. Fantasia was happy to give kisses, and wanted to be included in the discussion concerning her treatment plan. ( and this is one of the many reasons we love the doctors at Craig Road Animal Hospital! They are always happy and willing to discuss the options concerning the care and treatment of the dogs.) The treatment plan that was agreed upon was to give Fantasia a couple of days to see how her wound responds and starts to heal before she is put under anesthesia for her spay. If the wound can heal without having to surgically close it, of course that is the route we will take. The other concern was how to keep Fanny from leaving her spay incision alone, once the surgery is performed, as she obviously is unable to wear a cone. So while we let this little pixie shepherd begin to heal physically and emotionally from her former life, we will show her all the goodness we can and let her know she will never be hurt like this again. Then we will post her bio. So stay tuned. There’s more to come of the story of Fantasia.

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Jett

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  • Name: Jett
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Jett's Story

Jett is officially a member of the Waggin’ Tails Club!  Jett came to us afraid of everything.  We were sure he would be with us a while because he needed some serious work.  As luck would have it, Pam happened to find us, and Jett.  The bond was instant, and Jett knew Pam was the one he was going to open up to, and learn how to just be a dog.  Pam took things slow, earning Jett’s trust.  After just a few days, Jett demonstrated that he was ready to leave the boarding facility and live his life as Pam’s newest family member.  Before he left, Jett did show Pam some of his skills.  When Jett wanted to get out of the exam room, he simply walked over to the door, worked the handle until the door opened, and strolled out into the lobby.  Oh, Pam, we think you are going to have your hands full!  But having them full with Jett is what being a Waggin’ Tails Club member is all about!  Everyone will be doing a happy dance because its time for you to wag on, jester Jett.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Mako

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  • Name: Mako
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Mako's Story

When Jan, one of VSR’s key volunteers, was notified by a friend that a beautiful male shepherd was going to be euthanized by his family for some vague, unconfirmed behavioral issue, Jan brought it to the rescue’s attention, hoping something could be done to save him. Jan promised that he would be her “project” and she would be responsible for getting him adoption ready. Jan then proceeded to work with Mako, seeing his behavior improve by leaps and bounds. Like many dogs, Mako knew Jan had truly saved his life, and he became increasingly bonded with her, and like many people in rescue, she became more and more attached to Mako. The icing on the cake was that Jan’s husband, Joe, had also become quite attached to this handsome 4 year old dude (there weren’t many complaints from the girls, Kimber and Daisy either). So, as soon as the opportunity presented itself, and Jan and Joe were in a position to take Mr. Mako home, they promptly filled out the adoption app and the rest, as they say, is history. So Mako, my man, you know the rules. You need to wag on, magnificent Mako, wag onClick here for more photos!

Zena

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  • Name: Zena
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: approx 3 yrs
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: Yes

Zena's Story

Well, it’s happened.  Zena, our warrior princess orphan has found her forever home with Heather, Brad, and her new warrior prince, Clyde.  Clyde had a couple of arranged meetings with other princess orphans, but none of them could compare to the royalty that is Zena.  So Zena and Clyde will now rule all the land (and probably the humans, too) and live the life of doggy royalty.  And they lived happily ever after.  So wag on, royal puppies.  Wag on.

Casper

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  • Name: Casper
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 7 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Casper's Story

My Foster boy, 7 month old Casper. At only 37 lbs, this guy is the sweetest thing ever! I don’t even want to know what this boy has been through! Casper and I have a long road ahead to his recovery and he will be recovering in my home. Casper is doing very well at 3 days post op. He has approximately 20 stitches.

We still have tons of vet bills ahead for Casper.

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Banshee

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  • Name: Banshee
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: approx 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Banshee's Story

Banshee is one lucky dog.  This happy girl was picked up in Southern California and taken to the very deadly Devore shelter, where breeds like this are rarely given more than a day or 2 to be adopted.  Because of her friendly and curious nature, the shelter workers quickly got attached to Banshee, and did everything possible to buy her time.  It worked.  Banshee made it to Las Vegas where after being a rescue orphan for less than 2 weeks, she found herself being welcomed into Carl’s home.  Carl is very active and loves to run and hike.  Who better to share those adventures with than a young, high energy dog like Banshee?  So as you experience life with your rose colored glasses on, make sure to stop and smell those roses when you wag on, bitty Banshee.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Fila

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  • Name: Fila
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Fila's Story

Meet 3 year old Fila. Fila was sprung from the local shelter. On the list to be killed because of a small lump on her elbow and in need of a tooth extraction, we just couldn’t sit by and do nothing. So with the help of the Miracle GSD Network, Fila was spayed, had her fractured tooth extracted and the lump on her elbow removed. Once the mass was removed, we had it sent out, and the great news is it was benign! Fila also adores children. She recently met a boy about 7 years old, and she ran right up to him and flopped down on her back for belly rubs! She loves attention from people, and seems to be unfazed by the other animals she has met. If you are looking to add a beautiful, sweet love bug to your family, Fila is the one for you. Just go to our website and fill out our online adoption form. It’s the first step of our adoption process, but it does not obligate you in any way. Changing the world for Fila by giving her the loving home she is craving will be a win-win situation. The unconditional love she will give back is unlimited.

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Wiley

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  • Name: Wiley
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Wiley's Story

Meet Wiley. At a year and a half old, Wiley has been in 2 homes that realized having a young shepherd is a lot more work than they were up for. Jobs, travel and busy schedules left Wiley without the stimulation and training he needed. Once we get him neutered and he has time to decompress, we will get to know him better and post his bio.

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Nike

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  • Name: Nike
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 9-1/2 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Nike's Story

This young beauty is Nike. She is a petite 9 1/2 month old happy puppy. She knows her basic commands, but like many young dogs, is still learning not to jump on people. Nike needs a few good meals, and as she opens up to us, we will write her bio.

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Koda

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  • Name: Koda
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Koda's Story

We love it when one of our previous adopters refers someone to our rescue to help save the life of a dog, and that’s exactly what happened when Knud’s sister-in-law, Nancy decided she was ready to adopt.  Koda’s picture just spoke to Nancy, and Knud encouraged her to fill out the online adoption application for the rescue’s newest blond boy.  Koda was still adjusting to rescue life when he met Nancy and wasn’t completely sure about all the new and different people coming in and out of his life, but Nancy didn’t give up.  She took Koda on a walk, away from all the hustle and bustle of the other meet and greets, and soon Koda was wagging his tail and holding his head up.  But how would VSR alumni, Tango, feel about temporarily sharing his home with the Koda-bear?  Well, it turns out that Tango is thrilled to have a buddy to play with.  So, like every happy ending story is supposed to go, save the last dance for Nancy, as you wag on, kind-hearted Koda, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Capone

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  • Name: Capone
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Capone's Story

Meet 2 1/2 year old Capone. When we took Capone into the rescue we knew this boy was special. What we didn’t know was that Capone can’t hear. He is a sweet, cuddly and drop dead gorgeous boy who just wants to be close to his people. He adores children of all ages. Capone will need to be trained using hand signals. Because Capone is not able to hear warning signs from other dogs, it’s best that he be the only dog in the home. If you are interested in meeting this dog who has good looks that should be illegal, just fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step in our adoption process.

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Kyzer

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  • Name: Kyzer
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 9 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Kyzer's Story

Meet 9 month old Kyzer. VSR took Kyzer in when her previous family was unable to get her the surgery she needed to have a mass removed from one of her back legs. Kyzer has now had the mass removed (it was from an old abscess) and is healing up nicely. Once her sutures are removed, we will be posting her bio.

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Griffin

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  • Name: Griffin
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Griffin's Story

Meet Mr. Griffin. Picked up as a stray, he went right to the kill list because of a broken canine tooth. Our vets put Griffin’s age at about 4 years old. Griffin is pretty stressed so we will let him settle in for a few days and then post his bio.

Chula

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  • Name: Chula
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 4
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Chula's Story

Meet 4 year old Chula. Chula was turned into the local shelter when her family realized they could not afford to treat her for the horrible skin infection that was causing her hair to fall out and inflammation that covered her entire body. It must have been horribly painful. Unable to spay her for fear of spreading the infection internally, Chula has been in medical boarding for almost 3 months! The medication finally got the infections under control, and Chula is now spayed and looking and feeling better than ever. This friendly, sweet girl is full of life and loves to play. She has been good with every person and every dog she has met. It’s time to show Chula that being in boarding was just the first stop on her journey to a loving forever home. So if you have $325 for her adoption donation and fill out our online adoption application, you will be well on your way to having the unconditional love of this playful, long and lean beauty queen. Changing the world for a dog as deserving as Chula will do more for you than it does for her. Go ahead, try it and see. Click here for more photos.

Savannah

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  • Name: Savannah
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2-1/2
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Savannah's Story

Meet 2 1/2 year old Savannah. This very friendly and sweet girl’s family is moving out of state. We intercepted her when her family decided to take her to the shelter instead of taking her with them. She lived with a very small dog, who would sometimes sleep with Savannah in her crate, and the children in the home were under 10 years old. She is just a great dog all around. She needs a little work on her leash manners, but other than that, this dog is a wonderful girl. We will update her bio once we have spent more time with her.

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Brody

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  • Name: Brody
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Brody's Story

Well, double your pleasure, and double your fun. Take home two dogs instead of just one.  That’s exactly what Amber did.  Not only was she lucky enough to be able to adopt Lucy, who was tossed out of a car, but she also made room to take home Brody.  Brody, our high energy, dog aggressive pup, according to the shelter paperwork.  Lucy and Brody now have their very own 5 year old human to love and play with, along with Amber and Damien.  It’s not “Two For Tuesday”, but it could be called “Woo Hoo Wednesday”!  On Woo Hoo Wednesday you know it’s only right that you wag on, pair of pups.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Justice

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  • Name: Justice
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Justice's Story

Meet 1-1 1/2 year old Justice. We pulled Justice from the shelter on the 4th of July, because, honestly, the number of animals that come through the shelter system over this holiday goes up by almost 20%! And if we didn’t pull him, the shelter would do what they have to do make room for all the lost and scared pets coming in. Justice is a happy, playful young dog, who needs a little time to warm up to strangers. He recently walked with another one of our calm male orphans and did just fine, although Justice can be quite kennel reactive when he sees other dogs while he’s in his kennel. He would benefit from basic obedience training, but is overall a beautiful, young dog, eager to have a family of his own to teach him how to be the great dog he has the potential to be. Please fill out our online adoption application to get the adoption process started for Justice or any of our deserving homeless shepherds.

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Tucker

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  • Name: Tucker
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Tucker's Story

Meet young Tucker. Tucker found himself a Good Samaritan by ending up at their doorstep one evening. After being scanned for a chip, posting ads on Craigslist and exhausting every way to track down the owner, the good Sam reached out to VSR to help find Tucker a loving forever home. Tucker is probably under a year old. He met the good sam’s dogs (one male and one female) and was good with both. He is now neutered, chipped, up to date on shots and ready to find his new family. If you think Tucker would be just the right fit for your home, please fill out our online adoption application. Because there’s no better feeling than getting him all tuckered out so he’s tired and happy to be all tucked in.

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Nine

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  • Name: Nine
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Nine's Story

Meet 2 year old Nine. Nine was recently featured on the news when it was brought to their attention that he had been left in the backyard of a house when his owners moved away without him. We were then contacted to get him out of the yard so he could be fully vetted and a new forever home found for him. This was a very unique situation as time was of the essence, and we had to do a lot to scrambling to be able to safely get this big boy out of the yard he was protecting, who weighs over 80 pounds, and still needs to put on some weight. Nine is now in our care, and has been neutered, chipped and vaccinated. We are letting him decompress and showing him that he can trust us. Right now he isn’t interested in interacting with other dogs, but has shown no aggression. He’s very gentle and calm, and prefers to be close to those he is most familiar with. With kind, patient leadership, Nine will make a wonderful addition to the right family. If you are interested in meeting Nine, filling out our online adoption application is the first step of our adoption process. Because on a scale of 1-5, this guy is a Nine!

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Bodie

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  • Name: Bodie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 10-11 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Bodie's Story

Meet Bodie. This 10-11 month old boy is definitely a head turner. He’s your typical high energy, playful, in-need-of-some-basic-obedience-and-manners puppy. He gets mouthy and jumpy when overstimulated, but that’s nothing some basic training wouldn’t fix. Bodie will need more than just a walk around the block to wear off some of his puppy energy, and would probably be too much dog for a family with young kids. Bodie is very athletic, and loves the obstacle course. He’s very independent and doesnt take corrections without letting you know how he feels about it. Shepherd experience is required to adopt Mr. Bodie. If you think you are the home Bodie has been searching for, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step in our adoption process.

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Ruckus

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  • Name: Ruckus
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 9-1/2 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Ruckus's Story

Meet 9 1/2 month old Ruckus. This beautiful boy was given as a Christmas gift. It’s all too common for puppies and kittens that are given as gifts to end up in the shelters. Ruckus hasn’t had any training, and doesn’t even know how to sit yet. At 72 lbs he’s very strong, and his leash manners (or lack of them) leave a lot to be desired. Some obedience training will do wonders for this friendly guy. Couch potatoes need not apply because Ruckus will be busy making up for lost time being a puppy. When we learn more about him, we will update his bio.

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Millie

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  • Name: Millie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 7 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Millie's Story

Well, silly Millie.  You did it.  You found yourself a home.  Your sweet, affectionate personality won the hearts of Pietra, Ryan, and most importantly, handsome Hannibal.  Millie just batted those dry eyes at Hannibal, and he was head over heels for her.  Millie’s love of life is evident in everything she does.  And Pietra made sure that Millie’s radiance spilled over into her life and Hannibal’s life too.  Millie lights up the room wherever she goes.  And when the room lights up, you know what silly Millie will be doing.  She will wag on, silly Millie.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Libby

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  • Name: Libby
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Libby's Story

Meet petite Libby. Probably only a year and a half or 2 years old, Libby was picked up by Animal Control. We recently found out she was picked up with another dog. We now have her companion in our care as well. So far these 2 dogs draw confidence from being together, and we would love to place them together in a home with no other dogs. They are timid, but very friendly and affectionate once they feel safe with you. They are on the smaller size and not super high energy, and would make great additions to most any family. Please fill out our online adoption application if you are interested in Libby or any of our orphans. It’s the first step in our adoption process.

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Gatsby

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  • Name: Gatsby
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 12-18 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Gatsby's Story

This stunning 12-18 month old boy is Gatsby. Picked up as a stray at a busy business intersection, Gatsby is scared, skinny and full of mats. We will let him settle in and decompThis stunning 12-18 month old boy is Gatsby. Picked up as a stray at a busy business intersection, Gatsby is scared, skinny and full of mats. We will let him settle in and decompress, then we will get to know him and post his bio.ress, then we will get to know him and post his bio.

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Lola

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  • Name: Lola
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1 1/2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Lola's Story

Hola, Lola.  Welcome to the Waggin’ Tails Club.  Lola may not be traveling south of the border, but when she joined the family of David and Christine, she was told she would be spending time in Utah, where she can run and play, and chase all the squirrels she wants.  So when the sun goes down on the horizon, and the squirrels have been chased up the nearest tree, the last thing you will see as the sky grows dark is a pretty, young dog doing her best to wag on, busy Lola, wag on.

 

Hollywood

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  • Name: Hollywood
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Hollywood's Story

Hollywood…Hooray for Hollywood!  Our Mr. Hollywood must have given Lucy an award winning performance to have gotten an invitation to Lucy’s home.  Lucy and Hollywood had been spotted flirting and sharing some toys at one of Las Vegas’s hottest doggy day cares.  Shortly thereafter, Lucy’s mom had invited Hollywood to come and spend some time at their home on the outskirts of Vegas.  Typical of pretty, young girls, Lucy wasn’t sure if she really wanted to share her desert bungalow with Mr. H once he arrived.  But Hollywood turned on the charm and found himself the newest member of the family and a member of the Waggin’ Tails Club as well.  So now, for an encore, we all want you to wag on, handsome Hollywood.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Mustang

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  • Name: Mustang
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 15 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Mustang's Story

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and Mustang is here to show us that it’s true.  Mustang was thrown away like yesterday’s news by his owner, but Afton saw something in Mustang that the first owner didn’t see.  So we are happy to say that after only 10 days with VSR, Mustang, now named Aries, joins the ranks of our Waggin’ Tails Club.  Aries has 2 young, 4-legged brothers to play with, along with Afton and her 2 roommates.  Life couldn’t be any better for this once discarded young dog.  So lets get this party started!  It’s time to wag on, happy Aries.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Hudson

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  • Name: Hudson
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Hudson's Story

Meet 2 year old Hudson. Picked up as a stray, this big beautiful girl just wants to be close to her person. She is happy and affectionate, and getting her tummy rubbed is the only thing on her to-do list. Hudson aims to please, and with a little refresher in obedience, she will make you the envy of all your friends and neighbors. Who wouldn’t want to be seen strolling the neighborhood with this classic looking shepherd at the end of the leash? If you think Hudson is the missing piece to your family puzzle, please fill out our online adoption application and gather up $325 for the adoption donation. Because changing her world is the miracle this Hudson has been waiting for.

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Titan

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  • Name: Titan
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 4 1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Titan's Story

Robert is a guy who knows what he wants.  He wanted a dog.  He wanted a German Shepherd.  He wanted a young German Shepherd.  He liked the dark ones.  Robert had a list of dogs to meet.  We went through his list, and his first choice of dogs was the first dog eliminated from that list.  Robert had narrowed it down to 2 dogs.  There was one other dog we talked about, but didn’t seem like it would be the dog for him.  After much indecisiveness on the part of the VSR representative, Titan was brought out, just so Robert could say he had met ALL the possibilities.  Guess which dog went home with Robert?  Titan.  The oldest dog he looked at.  The lightest colored one he looked at.  A dog that wasn’t even on his list!   Robert didn’t act hastily.  He went outside to think about it.  Titan laid by the door until he returned.  When Robert came back in, he said, “It’s Titan,” and that was all she wrote.  Titan knew what was up and he couldn’t wait to get out the door and into the car with Robert.  The moral of the story is this: Sometimes you just need to listen to your gut feeling and your heart.  We couldn’t be happier or more surprised, but it’s you, Titan.  Time for you to wag on, terrific Titan.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Mila

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  • Name: Mila
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1-1/2 - 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Mila's Story

Meet Miss Mila! This 1 1/2 -2 year old beauty can be rather selective about the dog company she shares. She wants to be the only female in the house, and is quite picky with the males as well. She is a very well behaved, gentle dog who isn’t a jumper. She prefers plush toys to rubber or plastic. She loves to lay in the grass, and be close to wherever her people are. She is fine with well behaved kids, and has shown us that walkers and wheelchairs don’t scare her at all. If your house could use this wonderful girl, who, by the way, can run and play just like any typical young shepherd, please get busy filling out our online adoption application. It gets the process started to adopt any of our great dogs. Besides, there’s only one Mila, and she’s one in a mila-ion for sure!

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Payton

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  • Name: Payton
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: approx 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Payton's Story

Our very own sweet, young Payton has found her forever home!  She couldn’t have picked a prettier family if she tried.  They are a smart and patient family too.  After being approved to adopt, Micki, Jose, and their puppy, Robin, had to wait almost 2 weeks to even meet sweet Payton.  You see, like the majority of dogs who get out of the shelter, Payton had kennel cough, and she had it bad!  Two different antibiotics and lots of crate rest later, Payton was finally healthy enough to meet her new family.  As you can see, it was worth the wait!  Princess Payton needed to be healthy so she could let 7 month old Robin know just how things were going to go down, now that they are just one happy, royal family.  Since we all know how these young, beautiful princesses can be, we will all have to step back and bow our heads.  You must wag on, Princess Payton.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Josie

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  • Name: Josie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Josie's Story

Meet two-year-old Josie. Picked up a stray and put on the kill list for being afraid, this petite little girl hopped right into the van, Took some treats and was happy to be pet. While we try to fatten Josie up a little bit, we will get to know her and post her bio very soon.

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Brutus

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  • Name: Brutus
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Brutus's Story

We think this Waggin’ Tale photo speaks for itself. If there were no words to accompany this picture, the message would still be obvious: “Thank you for saving me, and I will give you unconditional love for the time we are together. You have changed the world for me!” The only question is, who is making that statement? Brutus, now named Bear, or Kaitlyn? She saw everything that this big, awesome shepherd/Akita mix had to offer and knew she needed to make him hers. Too many words have all ready been written for this priceless, heartwarming picture, so lets just wrap it up with our usual closing line. Don’t forget to wag on, beautiful Bear, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Rizzo

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  • Name: Rizzo
  • Breed: Dutch Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Rizzo's Story

Meet 3 1/2 year old Rizzo. Rizzo came to VSR when a divorce and job relocation made it impossible for Rizzo’s family to give this handsome Dutch shepherd everything he needs to be the best dog he can be. Rizzo will need to go to a very active, shepherd experienced family. Once Rizzo settles in, we will get to know him better and post his bio.

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Tonka

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  • Name: Tonka
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 5
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Tonka's Story

Meet 5 year old Tonka. This gorgeous, classic Black and Tan shepherd is perfect in so many ways. His energy level is such that he can do almost anything you want him to, but he’s not at that young, hyperactive, needs supervision 24/7 age. He is super affectionate, loves to chase a ball, and rolling over on his back for a good wiggle is something he seems to thoroughly enjoy! He seems to be fine with most dogs, but prefers to be with his human. He does have some separation anxiety, so a home that has somebody there most of the time would be ideal for this big old love muffin. You can’t help but fall in love with this handsome guy once you meet him. So if you think you would enjoy having this guy with you, following you around and showing you just how wonderful he thinks you are, get online, fill out the adoption application, grab your checkbook and write that $325 adoption donation check. Because the amount of love Tonka has to give will fill up the bed of a truck, and then some. This is no game to him. Taking him home will put you on the path to changing his world. He has had to take one too many detours to find his forever family. It’s time to head on down the road and go home.

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Bono

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  • Name: Bono
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 3 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Bono's Story

Bono is a cuter than cute, male, 3 month old shepherd puppy who was surrendered to the rescue along with 2 of his littermates and the momma dog. A puppy is a 10 to 15 year commitment. Please do your research to make sure a shepherd puppy is the right dog for your family. Our adoption application is online and is the first step in our adoption process.

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Ripley

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  • Name: Ripley
  • Breed:
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  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Ripley's Story

Meet 11-12 month old Ripley. Found and saved from a busy intersection by a Good Samaritan, he had no collar, no microchip, and wasn’t neutered. Not surprisingly, his owners couldn’t be located, so the good Sam reached out to VSR. Ripley is now safe with us. Ripley is very friendly with dogs his own size, but being a big puppy, he tends to be a little rough with the smaller dogs. He responds very well to corrections from other dogs, and is just a wonderful young boy in general. His temperament can be described as similar to a lab. He knows basic commands, and will be a wonderful addition to just about any home that is feline free. His interest in the kitties is almost obsessive. If this friendly, dark sable boy looks like the dog your family needs to be complete, please fill out our online adoption application to get the adoption process started. Because adopting Ripley will change his world and yours. Believe it or not!

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David Lee Roth

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  • Name: David Lee Roth
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 3-4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

David Lee Roth's Story

Meet David Lee Roth! This canine beauty was picked up as a stray. He is recovering from an ear infection and a hematoma (more than likely his ear will not go back up) The shelter listed him as 6 years old, but our vets estimate him to be only 3 or 4 years old. He’s very gentle and still pretty timid. He’s got a little bit of an upper respiratory infection going on so we started him on some antibiotics and will get him neutered once his cold clears up. He rode great in the car, and wasn’t really sure how to get out. This guy is going to be drop dead gorgeous once we get him all cleaned up and feeling good. We will post a detailed bio once we know more about him.

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Bambi

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  • Name: Bambi
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Bambi's Story

Welcome to the VSR family, Bambi! At about 2 years old, Bambi was found running stray in a not-so-nice area of town, when a Good Samaritan picked her up. Knowing that getting her off the streets and out of traffic was the safest thing to do, the good Sam took her to the local shelter in case her owners were missing her and looking for her. The good Sam also contacted us, letting us know she was there and what a really nice dog she was. We contacted the shelter expressing interest in taking her if she was not reclaimed, and as you can see, Bambi is now a VSR dog! She is so thin and petite, she’s like a little doe in the woods. We are letting her chill out and decompress, then we will post her bio.

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Jake

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  • Name: Jake
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Jake's Story

Just six short weeks ago, Tony and Joni were married and went on their honeymoon.  Now, their new bundle of joy has arrived!  Jake, now named Jax, worked his charm on Tony and Joni at a recent adoption event.  When Jax overheard Tony telling a volunteer about their camping trips and a jeep, Jax knew he had found his perfect home.  He had always wanted his very own jeep!  So now you’ve got your wish, Jax.  Time to put on your hiking booties and strap on your backpack.  You will be styling as you wag on, jumpy Jax.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Hyde

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  • Name: Hyde
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 7
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Hyde's Story

Handsome Hyde is another one of the Fab 4 dogs pulled from Lied with the help of the Miracle GSD Network. He’s the most recent older white male VSR has had come through the rescue. Hyde, now known as Harley, confirms what VSR volunteers have thought ever since saving Trey and Deuce, the first white shepherds VSR saved. They have personality plus are mischievous every day of their life, no matter how young or old! So when Natasha and her family decided they wanted to add to their very diverse family, Harley’s picture and bio made the choice easy for them. Little dogs, cats and kids and a pool are just part of what makes this family so outstanding. Their commitment to their animals, their willingness to rescue, their understanding of what it takes to succeed when bringing an older rescue dog into the home made approving them super easy. Just as we suspected, Harley was all about it when Natasha and the whole crew came to meet him. It seemed as though he was already part of the family. So off they went to do the home introduction. Harley walked into the backyard, saw the pool and most likely thought to himself, “Oh, it’s so good to be home!” He launched himself into the water and that was all she wrote. So to make this fairy tale adoption have the happily ever after ending we have come to expect, you need to wag on, hilarious Harley, wag on..  Click here for more photos.

Bonnie

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  • Name: Bonnie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Bonnie's Story

This Waggin’ Tale is going to be one of those short and sweet ones.  That’s the only way it can be since Bonnie’s time with VSR was also short and sweet.  Picked up by a Good Samaritan running stray with a male companion, the first weekend Bonnie was ready to go to an adoption event, an approved adopter met her, and that was all it took.  Trisha took Bonnie home that day and never looked back.  Chance has a new gal pal, and no one couldn’t be happier.  So as you trade in your Clyde for your new boy toy, Chance, don’t forget to wag on, black beauty Bonnie, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Sonar

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  • Name: Sonar
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 10 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sonar's Story

Meet young Sonar. Our honorary shepherd was abandoned along with a shepherd and we couldn’t just walk away and leave Sonar to fend for himself, so he became VSR’s most recent faux-shepherd. After a couple of people commented on Sonar looking similar to a breed of dog called a Thai Ridgeback, we did some research, and sure enough, our Sonar fits the breed description to a T. These dogs are tough, active, and strong with an amazing ability to jump. They need a firm and consistent pack leader who understands the breed. They make great companions, and are generally very healthy dogs. They do well in our warm climate, but can’t tolerate the cold temperatures. Minimal grooming is required. He has been very responsive to firm and consistent training and corrections. And at only about 10 months old, he will need a pack leader to teach him right from wrong. Otherwise he will make his own choices. And like most dogs, it’s usually not the choice a human desires. Do you have what it takes to help Sonar be the amazing dog we know he can be? Are you interested in doing some sort of activity or work with your next family member? If so, Sonar is definitely the dog for you! Please fill out our online adoption application and set aside $325 for his adoption donation. Because bringing Sonar into your heart and home will change his world almost as much as it changes yours.  Click here for more photos!

Reea

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  • Name: Reea
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 14 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Reea's Story

Sweet, young Reea has found her forever home with her handsome older 4 legged brother, Sampson.  Rick and Debbie couldn’t be happier!  Reea is pretty excited about it too, since she is already trying to convince Sampson that she is a princess, and he should bow to her every whim.  Wag on Reea and Sampson, wag on.

Zephyr

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  • Name: Zephyr
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Zephyr's Story

Meet one year old Zephyr. Turned in by his family because he is a typical young shepherd. Mouthy, obnoxious and in dire need of firm, consistent training and boundaries. Zephyr is very sweet and wants to play. He just needs to learn some doggy manners. When we know more about this boy, we will post his bio.

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Bella

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  • Name: Bella
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1 1/2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Bella's Story

Sweet, young Bella is the newest and fluffiest member of Vegas Shepherd Rescue’s Waggin’ Tails Club. Bella is now the princess in the castle of these 2 beautiful sisters, and is looking forward to spending her life being treated like the royalty Bella believes she is. Wag on, princess Bella, wag on.

Oscar

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  • Name: Oscar
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 4 Years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Oscar's Story

Meet 4 year old Oscar. Allergies and chronic ear infections landed him on the kill list. It’s safe to say that Oscar is afraid of fireworks as he has found himself at the shelter on July 5 2 years ago and January 1st last year. Each time his owners came and got him. This time, not so much. It’s probably a blessing in disguise since his ear infections have gone untreated; and it’s pretty apparent that he has some food allergies that had not been addressed. Oscar is a gentle, sweet boy, who looks and acts more like a puppy than a 4 year old adult dog. He is kind of dorky and uncoordinated when chasing a ball, like most puppies would be. This beautiful, golden boy will be absolutely stunning when he puts on some much needed weight. But living and eating out of a trash can is not in this guy’s future. Oscar could be the supermodel of any haute couture fashion show with his gorgeous golden coat. With his charming personality, Oscar may soon be the mayor of a city near you. So if you’re looking for a dog to be the life of your next weanie roast, go to our website and fill out our online adoption application. Because roasting weenies with Oscar is something you won’t want to miss.

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Cooke

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  • Name: Cooke
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 19 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Cooke's Story

Meet Cooke. This 19 month old puppy looks like anything but. At over 100 pounds, this big ole boy needs lots of attention and exercise. He’s a happy boy but hasn’t had the guidance and training that a young dog of his size requires. What we know so far is that he will sit politely for a treat and take it nicely. He loves to chase the tennis ball and is interested in the water in the plastic kiddy pool. Once we know more about Mr. Cooke we will update his bio.

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Wrangler

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  • Name: Wrangler
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Wrangler's Story

Meet 2 year old Wrangler. His time had run out in a northern Nevada kill shelter so they reached out to us to help this gorgeous boy. After his 8 hour commute to Vegas, he will need some time to decompress. Then we will post his bio.

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Angus

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  • Name: Angus
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Angus's Story

Meet handsome Angus. Just over a year and a half old, this beautiful boy was surrendered to the local shelter for reasons unknown. The worst thing noted anywhere on his paperwork is that he growls at strangers approaching him while he is on a leash. Angus is a big boy, weighing around 90 lbs. Poor Angus is still actively searching and waiting for his family to come back to get him. So we will let him settle down and decompress before we post his bio.

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Rodeo

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  • Name: Rodeo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1-1/2-2years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Rodeo's Story

Meet Rodeo! This stunning 1 1/2-2 year old boy was picked up as a stray by Animal Control. He’s a happy, friendly boy despite evidence that somebody was clearly very cruel to him. Rodeo has scars across the top of his nose, under his muzzle and behind his ears where something had been strapped or tied onto him. So tight that wounds formed and have now scarred over. We are getting him all checked out and will let him settle in with us for a bit. Then we will get to know this handsome guy and post a detailed bio.

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Emmy

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  • Name: Emmy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Emmy's Story

Emmy’s tail is waggin’ now for sure!  After a little over a month of working her charm and beauty on foster dad, Casey, Emmy has turned him into a foster failure.  We know she must have been really working Casey hard, because as much as she loves Casey and her new 4 legged sister, Bella, Emmy had a hard time keeping her prey drive in check around Casey’s cat.  Casey and Emmy must have come to some sort of understanding.  When Casey received the phone call from VSR to arrange a meet and greet for Emmy with another family, that’s when Casey realized he couldn’t let Emmy go.  We are so happy for Casey and so proud of our girl, Emmy, for using her feminine ways to find herself a forever home.  So finish it up, Emmy, and do what you need to do.  It’s time for you to wag on exceptional Emmy.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Jade

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  • Name: Jade
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 9-10 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Jade's Story

When we get to write a Waggin’ Tale for one of our senior orphans, the celebration is extra special.  We got Jade when her former family dumped her at the shelter, claiming she was years younger than she really is.  When we placed Jade in her foster home, we weren’t sure if that would be the last home she lived in or not.  Then along came Bill and Libby, who are shepherd lovers and the senior shepherds as well.  It didn’t take long for Libby to know that Jade would be coming home to live with her and Bill.  So as you enjoy your golden years surrounded by love and a soft bed, you just need to wag on, jolly Jade, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

 

Mr. Jay Beckham

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  • Name: Mr. Jay Beckham
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 10 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Mr. Jay Beckham's Story

When we saved Beckham from being killed at a local shelter, we knew finding a home for this stunning senior might not be easy.  Some people shy away from older dogs, claiming they won’t have enough time with the dog before they have to say goodbye.  But whether you spend 10 minutes, 10 hours, 10 weeks or 10 years, it’s never enough time.  Fifteen year old Georgia was able to see past Dr. Jay Beckham’s double digit age and embrace everything this big, beautiful, life experienced shepherd could offer her.  Georgia and JB aren’t worrying about what the future holds.  They are enjoying the moment, and every moment they have to the fullest.  Dr. J deserves every bit of the love and happiness we know Georgia and her family have to give him.  And Georgia knows that she has a friend who will always be there for her.  Does it get any better than this?  Only for Georgia’s mom and dad, who can rest a little easier knowing Dr. Jay Beckham will be there at the front door to meet any boy who comes to call on Georgia.  Now that you have found your calling and have a job for the rest of your life, we know you will exceed all our expectations as you wag on, Dr. Jay Beckham, PhD, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Hank

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  • Name: Hank
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Hank's Story

Handsome Hank has a Waggin’ Tale that will just warm your heart. Hank had lived with the same family his whole life, but when they were no longer able to care for him, they reached out to VSR.  They needed to find a home that would be able to give him everything this regal boy needed to be healthy, happy and loved. In stepped a new foster family who had been patiently waiting to help a homeless dog.  Kathi and Matt already had a young, female shepherd and a male mastiff, so they were no strangers to big dogs. The meet and greet went well, and suddenly Kathi and Matt became foster parents. The female shepherd, Suri, was happy to welcome Hank into the home, and quickly became Hank’s new best friend. Shorty, the mastiff, wasn’t quite as happy, but has come around to having Hank in the house. After bringing Hank to a meet and greet with a potential adopter, Matt and Kathi realized they couldn’t let Hank go to another family, and they became VSR’s most recent foster failures. The best type of failure is a foster failure, and to top it off, you just need to wag on, handsome Hank, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Simba

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  • Name: Simba
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 8 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Simba's Story

Senior Simba knew a good thing when he saw it.  VSR strives to keep our older dogs out of boarding and in foster homes whenever possible.  So before Simba was saved from death at the local shelter, we had a to beg for a foster home.  Out of the woodwork, Laurie appeared in our lives.  Unfortunately, Laurie failed.  She foster failed.  After nursing Simba back to good health and good spirits, Laurie decided he was home for good.  You can’t feel bad about this type of failure.  Simba let Laurie know, in no uncertain terms, that he wasn’t leaving.  So thank you, Laurie, for failing.  With that said it time for you to wag on stubborn Simba.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Prim

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  • Name: Prim
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Prim's Story

When we first met Prim, we weren’t sure she would be able to go to a home with other dogs.  Her level of excitement was just a little too high.   She didn’t seem to care or other female dogs either.  When VSR’s big adoption event was held, Prim wasn’t chosen to go and show off all her great qualities.  But that didn’t stop our prim and proper girl from finding her forever home that day.  She knew just how to act around her new little 4 legged brother, Pilot.  The kids love Prim, and mom is happy to have the presence of a big dog in the home when she is home alone with the kids.  So you couldn’t have worked it any better than you did, Miss Prim.  You have found yourself the perfect forever family.  So grab the Pilot, because he can take you to wag on, personable Prim.  Wag on.

Dandi

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  • Name: Dandi
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 1/2 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Dandi's Story

Dandi is the second female of the three and a half month old puppies. All are high-energy, smart and very active. These puppies are going to need training and a lot of exercise. Please fill out our online adoption application if you are interested, as that is the first step of our adoption process.

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Louise

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  • Name: Louise
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Louise's Story

Meet 5 month old Louise. She traveled from Texas with her family, but the new living arrangements wouldn’t allow them to keep a shepherd, so the family reached out to VSR. She needs some minor medical issues addressed, and then this rambunctious little peanut will be ready to go. We can already tell her middle name should be Mischievous, so an active, patient home would be ideal. Stay tuned and we will update her bio as soon as we have more information to post.

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Tawnee

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  • Name: Tawnee
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Tawnee's Story

Meet Miss Tawnee. Tawnee is an 18 month old, beautiful, well bred German Shepherd. Tawnee was surrendered to VSR when her family realized that their lifestyle was not conducive to giving a young, working breed dog the type of activity, training, structure and stimulation that it requires to be a happy, healthy and well adjusted dog. They knew that Tawnee deserved better.  Tawnee is very smart and responsive. She will thrive given a job to do. She was a little anxious when she met a calm, balanced male shepherd, but once she was given the time for a proper introduction, Tawnee was very interested in the other dog and well behaved. If you have the $325 adoption donation that is required to make Tawnee a permanent member of your family, and you fill out our online adoption application, you could be the lucky family to change the world for this stunning, young shepherd. And changing her world will be a life-altering decision for everyone involved.   Click here for more photos!

Hoover

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  • Name: Hoover
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: unknown
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Hoover's Story

Meet Mr. Hoover. He was picked up with Libby by Animal Control. So far these 2 dogs draw confidence from being together, and we would love to place them together in a home with no other dogs. They are timid, but very friendly and affectionate once they feel safe with you. They are on the smaller size and not super high energy, and would make great additions to most any family. Please fill out our online adoption application if you are interested in Libby or any of our orphans. It’s the first step in our adoption process.

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Ridley

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  • Name: Ridley
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 8 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Ridley's Story

Meet 8 month old Ridley. A Good Samaritan stepped in to save her when she found out Ridley would be left behind in the backyard when a family moved out of their house. The good Sam took Ridley into her home and had her spayed, microchipped vaccinated and kept her inside with her family. She knew all along she couldn’t keep the dog, but did those things knowing it would be easier to place her knowing she was good to go. Ridley lived with other dogs, kids and cats and is now in a foster home with both male and female dogs. If your family is looking for one of the best dogs ever, fill out our online adoption application to get the process started.

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Milo

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  • Name: Milo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Milo's Story

Some dogs are very quick learners.  Milo is one of those dogs.  When Milo figured out that the object of this rescue game was to find himself a forever home, he didn’t waste any time.  Milo spent only 10 days as a VSR resident.  And when he came out from the back of the boarding facility, Milo knew he had to work it to secure a spot in Gerald and Brian’s hearts and home.  It took all of 10 seconds of Milo climbing into Brian’s lap for Brian and Gerald to seal the deal.  That was it.  They were done.  “This is our dog.”  That quick, that short, and to the point.  Milo doesn’t believe in messing around.  He knew what he wanted and he went after it.  It didn’t take long for our newbie to catch on.  Milo knew what he had to do next.  Wag on, smart Milo.  Wag on.

Jon Snow

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  • Name: Jon Snow
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 5 Years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Jon Snow's Story

5 year old Jon Snow is an XL size gentle soul. He LOVES human attention, but is shy at first and needs time to warm up. He is excellent on the leash, and loves his kibble and treats. His favorite toy is his tennis ball, and he loves to chase them and chew them. He is currently living with a young female shepherd. JS is one of these dogs who can live just about anywhere. If you can’t resist those dark, soulful eyes, or the allure of a low to medium energy shepherd, please fill out our online adoption application. Because there’s only a snowballs chance in h#*% that he will be available for long.
Bio update on our wonderful JS:
Our gentle giant Jon Snow was gifted with an extra large body to hold his extra large heart. He’s gorgeous and so gentle. Although returned to us by no fault of his own, we quickly learned his big body was failing him.

Jon Snow’s foster mom noticed blood in his stool. An exam by our vet revealed that he has several anal fistulas. There is no cure for this disease. The symptoms can be very painful and debilitating. Jon Snow is being treated medically with pain meds and antibiotics. According to our vet, his hospice care may keep him comfortable for another couple months.

Although he is loved and adored by his foster family, this boy deserves a family of his own to live out the rest of his days.

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Nitro

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  • Name: Nitro
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Nitro's Story

Mark and Ann recently lost their senior shepherd, and their house was just too empty without one.  Nitro’s photo really seemed to speak to Mark, so he immediately filled out the application.  During the home visit, he was informed that Nitro had been adopted, and they were welcome to meet any of the other dogs.  But they had their hearts set on Nitro.  Mark just felt he was the dog for them.  So they declined meeting our other orphans.  Not 2 days later, we got the call that Nitro was being returned.  He just wasn’t working in the home.  Mark and Ann were notified, and by Friday night, Nitro was making himself comfortable on the couch at Mark and Ann’s lovely home.  The moral of the story is that patience is a virtue, and good things come to those who wait.  The only VSR adoption requirement is that you wag on, nifty Nitro, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Joey

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  • Name: Joey
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Joey's Story

When a Good Samaritan found Joey, she tried to find his owner.  When she couldn’t, she thought she would keep him herself.  He was great with the grand kids and other dogs, but her dogs were having none of it.  Reluctantly, she contacted VSR, and we promised we would find Joey the best home ever.  So when Robert and Linda came to meet Joey, Linda didn’t take long to realize what a good soul Joey was.  Unfortunately, Joey had come down with pneumonia.  So after several weeks of antibiotics and rest, Joey was finally given the all clear, and Robert and Linda were eager to make Joey officially theirs.  You did it, big guy!  You found yourself a wonderful forever home where you will be loved and cherished just as you should be.  While you help Robert enjoy his retirement, don’t forget to wag on, jolly Joey, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Lady

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  • Name: Lady
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: Yes

Lady's Story

Lady’s Waggin’ Tale story was dependent on whether or not Lady, now named Rhubarb, would be able to live peacefully with Lunch Money. Lunch Money is the hairless Sphinx kitty that Victoria and Jordan have had for the last 5 years.  Rhubarb passed that test with flying colors the day of the meet and greet. Victoria is self-employed and is able to take Rhubarb with her to her job as a gardener. Rhubarb’s first couple years of life were rocky and unpredictable. Her original owner, who had adopted her from Lied a couple of years ago took her back to owner surrender her when he decided to move out of the country. A compassionate family who was there to adopt a cat ended up taking Rhubarb home instead when they struck up a conversation with her owner while waiting for the shelter to open. But after a month in the home of her rescuer, Rhubarb just wasn’t working out for them. Luckily, instead of being taken back to the shelter, VSR was able to take her in. Only an orphan for 8 days, Rhubarb is now a loved and cherished member of the family. As you keep the crabgrass and dandelions out of the garden, make sure to plant plenty of strawberries so you can make pie. A pie that you can share with all your friends when you wag on, radiant Rhubarb. Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Bianca

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  • Name: Bianca
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 8 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Bianca's Story

Maybe this should be Bianca’s smiling face, instead of her Waggin’ Tail story.  Gary and Ruth recently lost their older shepherd and 8 year old Bruder had been depressed since his passing.  Thinking a younger female would cheer Bruder up, Gary and Ruth brought him to meet some VSR dogs.  Bruder made it crystal clear which girly dog he wanted to share his toys with when Bianca came out to strut her stuff.  He was clearly smitten, giving her kisses and showing off.  When Bianca arrived at Gary and Ruth’s home, the first thing Bruder did was bring Bianca his ball and drop it at her feet.  Gary knew they had made the right choice when they picked Bianca, because Bruder NEVER shares his ball.  Bianca will now be traveling in style and living the life this sweetheart of a dog deserves.  After only 5 days of being a VSR orphan, it’s now time for you to wag on, bashful Bianca.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Fiji

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  • Name: Fiji
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1 year old
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Fiji's Story

Meet 1 year old Fiji. This gorgeous sable girl was surrendered by her family to the local shelter. Being just a baby, she is pretty scared and confused. We need to get a few good meals in her and let her know she is safe so we can get to know the dog she really is. We will post her bio as soon as she’s ready.

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Lacey

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  • Name: Lacey
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 8 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Lacey's Story

Sweet Lacey was recently returned to us.  Are you her real forever family??

Meet Miss Lacey Jay. Lacey has seen a few sunsets in her day and has been around the block a few times. But she has the sweetness and innocence of a newborn. Lacey just wants to be loved. She just wants a family that she can love for the rest of her days. Lacey was dropped off at the shelter by people who said they found her wandering stray in their neighborhood. This gentle girl exhibited many of the behaviors that dogs who have been surrendered by their families would. When volunteers would take her out for walks, she would get anxious and search every face she saw, looking for the familiar faces of the family that isn’t coming back for her. If you can give Lacey the stability and security of a loving forever home, just fill out our online adoption application. It only requires an adoption donation of $225 to bring home this adoring girl who will gently paw at you for more petting and love when she feels you haven’t given her her daily quota of affection. Lacey may be beginning her golden years, but she has lots of life left to live. Can you give her a chance to live it? Put on your leather and bring out your lace, because no matter what you are wearing, changing the world for Lacey will always be in style.  Click here for more photos!

Magik

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  • Name: Magik
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Magik's Story

Meet adorable, young Magik. Turned into the shelter by her family for being too shy, our vets believe Magik is under a year old. She will lie down submissively when she feels threatened, but is quick to warm up when she knows you mean her no harm. She LOVES the tennis ball and will bring it back and drop it for you to throw for her again and again. She barks at people approaching her when she is on the leash, but some basic training and socialization will have this petite little beauty bubbling over with confidence. We still need to get to know her better, and as we do, we will update her bio.

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Rebel

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  • Name: Rebel
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Rebel's Story

Young Rebel has had some bad experiences in the first 2 years of his life. He’s spent time in a high kill shelter, he was adopted and given away, he was lost, and then found by good Samaritans, who quickly removed the shock collar he had strapped on. Finally Rebel thought his luck had changed! Unfortunately, after a few months the good Samaritans realized they just weren’t the right home for Rebel. So Rebel is with us now. Understandably, Rebel is hesitant to meet new people, and weighing close to 100 lbs, he can be pretty intimidating! But once Rebel learns you want to be his friend, he is the happiest, most playful, sweetest dog you will ever know. Rebel is house trained, and has never once gone to the bathroom in his kennel. He knows lots of commands. He sits and waits at his kennel door until it’s opened all the way, and only goes through after you let him know it’s ok to do so. Rebel needs proper introductions with dogs his own size, and needs to go to a home without any small critters. Rebel bonds quickly, so a home with experience dealing with protective dogs is best for Rebel. Rebel quickly picks up on people’s apprehension, and will take advantage of that if given the opportunity. He will also, if given the opportunity, climb into your lap! So if you are looking for a big, smart, lovable, eager-to-please boy please set aside $325 for his adoption donation and fill out the adoption application on our website. Because changing the world for Rebel is what every Las Vegas resident would be proud to do. So get out there and show this Rebel you support him!

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Chassis

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  • Name: Chassis
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 12 weeks
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Chassis's Story

Chassis is the last of the 3 litter mates to join the Waggin’ Tails Club.  She is also the smallest of the three.  But, just as the sayings go, “great things come in small packages” and “good things come to those who wait.”  Andrew and Josh were eager for their home visit to be done so they could meet little Chassis.  Chassis had to wait several days after her brother and sister were adopted before she found her forever family.  But everything worked out for the best.  So now Chassis is called Phoebe and Phoebe is all set to start her new life with Andrew and Josh.  But before you can begin the next chapter, you need to wag on, funny Phoebe, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Max

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  • Name: Max
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Max's Story

Well, it’s official.  Our very own Max, now known as Rambo, has made his way into our Waggin’ Tails Club.  Rambo will be sharing his home with Anthony, Chrissy, and Chrissy’s father.  Rambo has his own backyard where he can stalk the pigeons and bury his bones.  He can keep his eye on his neighborhood enemies, those stealthy and sneaky kitties.  Even with his new tough guy name, we still have to let him know it’s time for him to wag on, rambunctious Rambo.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Halo

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  • Name: Halo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 14 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Halo's Story

Please welcome adorable 14 month old Halo to the VSR family! A Good Samaritan rescued Halo from wandering the streets, took her to the nearest vet clinic, and luckily Halo had a chip. Halo was returned to the owners, who then decided they didn’t want her anymore, as this wasn’t the first, or even the second time Halo had gotten out of the yard she lived in 24/7. The owners took her back to the vet clinic telling them to contact the good Sam to pick her up and keep her. The good Sam did go back to pick Halo up, fearing she could end up at the shelter if she didn’t. She then reached out to VSR hoping we could help to find this very happy, sweet, dog and cat friendly, people loving dog a good home. And that’s exactly what we are going to do. So if you think you are worthy of a Halo, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step of our adoption process. Because you can’t go wrong when you’re sporting a Halo!

Shilo

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  • Name: Shilo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Shilo's Story

Meet 2 year old Shilo. Shilo loves to chase a tennis ball, and will give it back to you to throw over and over again. She is friendly and affectionate and has a beautiful coat that feels like silk. Shilo can easily go over a 5 1/2 ft fence, so she will need supervision and a secure yard. Once we know more about her, we will post a detailed bio.

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Burton

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  • Name: Burton
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Burton's Story

Burton has had a rough time since he made the trip from a Southern California kill shelter to Las Vegas a few months ago.  He was diagnosed with worms, then he came down with a parasite, and just had a hard time getting healthy enough to adopt out.  During his recovery from all his issues, though, one of VSR’s most dedicated and motivated volunteers, Char, took an interest in Burton and began working with him.  As the time came closer that Burton would be ready to be adopted, Char decided she just couldn’t let Burton go.  The bond had become too strong and Char ended up adopting him.  So as you spend your life with Char and her husband, Shawn, remember, it’s required that you wag on, baby Burton, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Misty

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  • Name: Misty
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Misty's Story

Misty came to VSR because the local kill shelter wouldn’t give her a chance to be adopted by the general public.  Nobody is going to stop and look at a dog who is hiding at the back of the kennel, refusing to acknowledge anybody, and just laying as flat as possible, trying to melt into the floor, they said.  But Sheila must have seen something in Misty’s pictures on our website because she made the drive all the way across town to meet her.  Her Dalmatian mix, Jake, would love the companionship a female dog would provide.  We hadn’t had Misty for very long, so we weren’t really sure what she liked in a male companion, but apparently Jake has what she’s looking for.  So in just a couple of weeks, our sweet Misty went from cowering in the back of a cold hard kennel, to living the life of a pampered pooch.  She has Jake, Sheila, and a beautiful home and a yard with a pool.  So, Misty, as you live the life any dog would envy, you must remember that at the end of the day, you need to wag on, magnificent Misty, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Blaze

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  • Name: Blaze
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 13 Months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Blaze's Story

13 month old Blaze was living in a small apartment without getting exercise or proper training. He has a beautiful silvery and black coat. He loves his ball. Once we know more about him, we will post his bio.

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Aspen

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  • Name: Aspen
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Aspen's Story

Mark and Ann recently had their Waggin’ Tail picture taken when they adopted our very own Nitro.  Now, here they are again.  They decided you can’t have just one shepherd, so they reached out to find a companion for Nitro.  Sweet, energetic Aspen seemed to be just what Nitro needed.  She has settled right in and acts like she has lived with Mark and Ann forever.  The only thing better than a family adopting a shepherd from VSR is a family adopting 2 shepherds!  Aspen will be busy frolicking with her new family for Christmas, but before she does, we all know that she will wag on, agile Aspen, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Cuda

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  • Name: Cuda
  • Breed:
  • Sex:
  • Age:
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Cuda's Story

UPDATED BIO:
As we have gotten to know more about Cuda, it’s important to note that a dog isn’t going to show his real personality right away. Not to the shelter, not to the rescue, and not to his new forever home. They need time to decompress, and in Cuda’s case, get medical care. When we got Cuda back from our vet, we learned that he had 4, yes 4 different types of parasites! Well, no wonder he was resource guarding his food! He was constantly hungry! He has been treated and has a completely clean bill of health now. We also learned that he doesn’t like to be grabbed by the collar, and some other typical adolescent dog behaviors that we would all rather do without. But that is what training classes are for. We still don’t advise or recommend that you take food away from Cuda, or any dog. Cuda loves to play with toys. He loves to run and be chased. He sheds like there is no tomorrow, but what shepherd doesn’t? So if you are interested in meeting this handsome young dog, please start the adoption process by filling out our online adoption application. This does not obligate you in any way to adopt.

Meet 10 month old Cuda (like barracuda). Surrendered to the shelter because he resource guards his food. According to his previous owners, Cuda lived outside 24/7. Not the ideal situation if you want your shepherd to learn how to be a social and well behaved dog. And about the age he is now, his bad behavior isn’t cute any more, so they gave up on him instead of taking the time to train him. He is skittish and fearful, and has no reason to trust people he doesn’t know. This beautiful boy is going to need training and a patient and consistent owner. He won’t be the perfect the dog the minute he goes to his new home. If you don’t have the time to work with him (which will also strengthen the bond between you) then this is not the dog for you. Once Cuda is comfortable with us and we can begin to work with him, we will post updates on his progress. He will be an angel in no time, instead of a Barra-Cuda!

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Brandi

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  • Name: Brandi
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Brandi's Story

Brandi’s Waggin’ Tail story is one that we never expected to be written.  Who would have thought that the Lieutenant in charge of Metro’s K-9 unit would seek out a rescue to find his family dog?  Why when he has all the resources available to get connected with a really well bred German Shepherd?  Not only did Jack want to adopt a rescue shepherd, but he and another K9 handler, Sam, have taken time out of their very busy schedules to volunteer their time walking and working with some of VSR’s orphans.  If this isn’t the epitome of supporting their community, we don’t know what is.  Brandi knew she had to work it just right to be able to become Jack’s next family member.  So being the smart, beautiful girl she is, Brandi turned on her magical personality for the kids, being gentle and affectionate.  What parent can resist the charms of a sweet, innocent dog bonding with their children?  Apparently not Jack and his wife.  So just remember to mind your manners and follow all the rules.  You don’t want to wind up in puppy prison before you have the chance to wag on, beautiful Brandi.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Mali

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  • Name: Mali
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: approx 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Mali's Story

Sweet, young Mali is the newest member of VSR’s Waggin’ Tails Club.  Mali hit the jackpot with Gus and JoAnn.  Gus recently retired and will have Mali as his constant companion on the half acre lot his home sits on.  Mali has her own pool, and will definitely be the queen of this castle.  Mali’s tail was not waggin’ when she was at the shelter, but now she knows what its time for her to do.  Wag on, sweet Mali, wag on.

 

Zoe

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  • Name: Zoe
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Zoe's Story

Vegas Shepherd Rescue is proud to present it’s newest member of the very exclusive Waggin’ Tails Club.  Please give it up for ZOE!!!!!!!!  Zoe knew it was time to turn on the charm as soon as she laid her pretty eyes on Chris & Theresa.  Zoe will now be loved and adored as the new princess in the Power’s castle.  We couldn’t be happier for our sweet Zoe and her new fur-ever home.  Wag on, sweet Zoe, wag on.

Uzi

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  • Name: Uzi
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Uzi's Story

Welcome to the VSR family, little Uzi! This little peanut is only about a year old. She was surrendered because she accidently bit a person trying to break up a dog fight. We don’t have any details regarding the dog fight, so we will let Uzi settle down and decompress. Then we will wipe the slate clean and get to know this young beauty. Once we know more, we will post a detailed bio.

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Epic

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  • Name: Epic
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1+
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Epic's Story

Meet EPIC! This gorgeous boy was dumped in a dog park along with female white shepherd, Mist. Neither had tags, or a microchip and neither were fixed. Both are thought to be about a year and a half old. We only realized they were a bonded pair when Epic came down with an upper respiratory infection and had to be taken to the vets office in order to try to keep the other orphans from getting the infection. While Epic was gone, Mist refused to eat, play, or socialize with any of the volunteers. She had started to show the symptoms of the same infection that Epic had, so we didn’t know if she wasn’t feeling well from that or if she was missing her gorgeous companion. Well our questions were answered when Epic returned to the rescue house to be reunited with Mist. Once she saw him, they immediately ran to each other and snuggled each others faces and kisses were given. Mist jumped and bounced around in happiness, whining and turning circles before zooming off around the yard, only to circle back to Epic to shower him with more kisses. That night, Mist ate every bite of her dinner and has been eating ever since. Epic and Mist will need to be adopted together, as separating them isn’t in their best interest. They will need to go to a home without any small critters, as they both exhibit high prey drives. They are both very affectionate and loving, gentle dogs, and have done very well with the children they have met. If you and your family have the love and home to offer these 2 beautiful dogs, please fill out our online adoption application. It starts our adoption process. Bringing Mist and Epic into your lives will change their world, so be ready to receive epic proportions of unconditional love!

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Montana

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  • Name: Montana
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2-3 Years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Montana's Story

Meet beautiful 2-3 year old Montana. She was adopted from the local shelter and returned less than a week later because she was being too protective of the children. Montana is quickly opening up and showing us her playful side. She loves the tennis ball, and likes to be brushed. She will do best in a home with someone who has the knowledge and experience to let her know who the pack leader is and how to be a model canine citizen

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Star

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  • Name: Star
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1-2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: Yes

Star's Story

You have to wonder what has happened to beautiful, young Star in her life to make her so afraid.  Although being rounded up by Animal Control, put in a dark box that moved and probably bounced her around, and then ending up at the local kill shelter was probably enough to compound any fears she may have already had.  When she was sentenced to death for those fears, VSR felt we had to do something to help this petite thing.  We got her into boarding, and luckily one of the staff members noticed that Star wasn’t eating well and her urine was dark and thick.  A quick trip to the vet revealed a stick wedged on the roof of her mouth.  Surgery was required to remove it, along with 4 of her teeth.  Judging from the amount of damage, the stick had probably been there for months.  Now on the road to recovery, Star seeks comfort in the lap or between the legs of a familiar person.  She is non-reactive to both large and small dogs.  She just wants to feel safe.  So if you have a calm, patient, and understanding home to offer Star (and if you have a nice, balanced dog, that might be even better for Star) please fill out our online adoption application and set aside $325 for her adoption donation.  Because changing the world for this Star will make you feel over the moon.  And doesn’t she deserve a chance to shine?

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Rocky

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  • Name: Rocky
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 6 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Rocky's Story

Our handsome, mature Rocky has found his forever home with Dave and Helena.  Boy oh boy has Rocky got it made!  Dave and Helena are recently retired, they love to walk, and Rocky is the only “baby in the crib.”  Rocky was very happy to make himself at home, and when I got up to leave, Rocky walked up to me, jumped up and put his paws on my shoulders, and gave me some gentle kisses goodbye.  Just like that, Rocky is waggin’ on.  Wag on, big guy, wag on.

Sampson

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  • Name: Sampson
  • Breed: Belgian Tervuren
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sampson's Story

It’s Waggin’ Tails all around for this family. Sampson didn’t give the Lee family any objections when they brought their 2 females to meet him. We think Sampson may have known that he would be spending the summers in a home on Mt. Charleston and wintering in a lovely community near Lake Las Vegas. But we aren’t surprised. Shepherds are pretty smart dogs!  So as you make your way from summer home to winter home, Mr. Sampson, remember the rule when you leave the VSR family to go to your forever home. You need to wag on, suave Sampson. Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Ah-zee

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  • Name: Ah-zee
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Ah-zee's Story

Ah-zee knows a good thing when she sees it, and when Matt came by to meet her, she knew she had to make a good impression.  Matt has waited a long time to finally get the shepherd he knew would be the right fit for him and his family.  Ah-zee was just the girl he was looking for.  After meeting her and one of the other females, it didn’t take Matt long to make his decision.  He didn’t want to lose out on his next best friend, so he adopted her right then and there.  And the rest, as they say, is history.  So as you ride off into the sunset (in that air conditioned truck), there is no turning back.  Just go forward and wag on, awesome Ah-zee, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Macy

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  • Name: Macy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 6 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Macy's Story

Macy.  Pretty.  Tasteful.  Classy.  All these words come to mind when you hear the word Macy.  Today VSR’s Macy went shopping for her new forever family.  Sweet, affectionate Macy, who normally likes to stay close when she is around unfamiliar people.  Apparently Macy felt very comfortable with Jack and Dee, because Macy didn’t need to know where any of the familiar VSR faces were when she met this lovely couple.  She turned her back on the adoption director while she leaned into Jack’s legs.  It took Macy all of about 30 seconds to decide this was the family she was going to be a part of.  Once the paperwork was done, and the pictures were taken, Macy pranced right out to their car, and hopped right in, without looking back.  Because there is no sense dwelling on yesterday’s news.  But there is no expiration date when you wag on, merry Macy.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Sasha

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  • Name: Sasha
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 10 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sasha's Story

Our sweet, young Sasha had been an orphan for much too long.  Why had this petite, fluffy girl been passed over time and time again?  So many people inquired about her, she had her own volunteer who worked with her several times a week, and even took her to training classes and adoption events.  Finally, Mindy found VSR and Sasha, and fell for the friendly bundle of energy and love.  Sasha has her own acre to run around on and a horse to go on hikes with, but her most important role is being Mindy’s best friend and companion.  We couldn’t be happier for Sasha for finally rounding up her own forever family home on the range.  While you’re at it, why don’t you wag on, silly Sasha.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Denny

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  • Name: Denny
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Denny's Story

Nick is nothing if not persistent. He first contacted VSR way back at the beginning of September. Once his application was approved, we had to find somebody to do his home visit, which happens to be in Arizona. When we found someone to do it for us, finding a time that worked for everybody proved difficult, but Nick never gave up. He stayed in touch with Tammy, letting her know that he and his wife had a trip planned to Vegas in mid-October, and that could be a perfect time to find their new family member. After meeting who we felt were the best choices for Nick and his family, he and his wife decided on Denny. It must have been meant to be, because during their trip they did some gambling, and got down to their last $100. Would they go home empty handed? Would the new family member be put on hold? Well the gambling Gods must be dog lovers because Nick won his money back. Enough money to adopt one of the sweetest, gentlest dogs VSR has ever had. We couldn’t be happier for our calm boy, Denny. But you know you can’t go off to Arizona until you wag on, darling Denny. Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Stella

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  • Name: Stella
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: approx 1 1/2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Stella's Story

Our beautiful Stella had applied for membership in the Waggin’ Tails Club a few months ago.  Unfortunately, she was denied, and it was not because of anything she had done.  But as everyone knows, rescue is all about second chances…and sometimes third chances if that’s what it takes to get it right.  Well, we feel we got it right this time when we approved Brian and his family’s application to adopt Stella.  Stella and Odin immediately hit it off, pawing and jumping and whining at each other, ready to play.  She also has 2 human siblings to love and play with.  Stella is leaving the Las Vegas heat to reside in fabulous Flagstaff, AZ.  (Brian declined when asked if he would also like to adopt a couple of VSR volunteers).  Good things come to those who wait.  Everyone has waited for the day when we would say, “Wag on, silly Stella.  Wag on.”  Click here for more photos!

Queenie

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  • Name: Queenie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 12 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Queenie's Story

This Waggin’ Tale is one of a kind. Walt and Sheila went from being “dogless” to being the proud parents of not 1, but 2 of VSR’s finest young shepherds. Spyder and Skye were settling in quite nicely, and Sheila felt they had more love to offer. The thought of our sweet senior girl, Queenie, spending time in a kennel environment was just more than Sheila’s heart could take. Sheila offered to foster Queenie, now known as Sephera, just days after adopting her second shepherd, Spyder, from us. We felt the family needed some time to adjust to having the new additions in their lives, but Sheila was persistent. Knowing how much better it would be for Sephera to be in a loving home, we decided a meet and greet would be worth doing. Fast forward a couple of months. Sheila contacted us to let us know they would be moving out of state. Poor Sephera! Would we have to put her back in boarding? Would she be able to handle that situation? Well Walt and Sheila were not about to find out. They failed the fostering game with sweet Sephera, and we couldn’t be happier. She is loved, adored, and has gained the much needed weight she was missing when she came to VSR. So as you enjoy your life in beautiful Colorado, don’t forget to wag on sugary sweet Sephera, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Theo

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  • Name: Theo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Theo's Story

Remember Theo, the young, emaciated dog with the large masses on his head picked up as a stray?  With the help of the Miracle GSD Network, VSR was able to get custody of Theo, and get him the medical care he needed.  Well, it didn’t take long for Stephanie and her daughter, Bella, to see what a great addition this handsome, calm dog would be to their family.  Felicia, the family dog, lovingly referred to as Flea, couldn’t be happier.  So now Theo has a home he deserves where he will be loved and cared for. All you have to do is wag on, thoughtful Theo, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Piglett

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  • Name: Piglett
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Piglett's Story

When a small, new rescue is fortunate enough to have someone like the amazing Criss Angel not only adopt a dog from us, but then go on to produce a video documenting the details of Oso’s adoption, some of us here at VSR looked at each other and said, “It can’t possibly get any better than this.” Well, we were wrong. It could and did get better than Criss adopting a dog from us. How could that be, you might ask? The kind, compassionate illusionist added another VSR dog to his family. Congratulations to Piglett for working her way into his heart and home, and to Oso for having somebody his own size to play with. There are now 2 Waggin’ tails at the Angel residence. Wag on VSR dogs, wag on.

Moxi

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  • Name: Moxi
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Moxi's Story

Meet 5 year old Moxi. She’s only been a VSR orphan for a few days and we are already so in love with this happy, very smart, friendly, playful girl! I’m betting she gets adopted before we even have time to do her glamour shots and write a detailed bio. She’s pretty much the perfect dog (unless you’re a cat) Get your application in soon if you’re even entertaining the thought of Moxi becoming part of your family! Because she will change your world in ways you can’t begin to imagine.

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Flash

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  • Name: Flash
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 9 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Flash's Story

Meet 10 month old Flash. This handsome boy was born on the 4th of July. As you can see from the pictures, he just has a little stump of a tail. He was born without it. Flash’s previous owner realized that her back surgeries would prevent her from giving him everything he needed to be a balanced, social dog. Flash is quickly learning the basics of being a good canine citizen. He is learning the polite way to meet other dogs, and people he doesn’t know. Flash LOVES to run and play, and his zoomies are some of the best we have ever seen. Flash is not a fan of the felines, so a cat-less home will be required for this explosively athletic dog. So if you need something to celebrate, fill out our online adoption application. Because you just can’t beat a good party on the 4 of July, and having Flash as the guest of honor would change his life forever.

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Apollo

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  • Name: Apollo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Apollo's Story

For over 2 months Apollo sat in boarding without one adoption applicant.  As the days went by, Apollo’s (now known as just Paulo) behavior went from ‘ok’ to ‘not so much’.  Having been owner surrendered, he wasn’t opening up to people.  Then, out of the blue, an application for Apollo shows up.  Apollo didn’t warm up to Mark right away, but Mark knows shepherds and he didn’t give up on Paulo.  When Paulo went home to Mark’s house, it seems the memories of living in a house came flooding back.  Sage, his new 4 legged sister, was so welcoming and so ready to play, she could hardly contain her excitement.  Paulo will now get to enjoy being a very active, well behaved, loved member of the family.  All of VSR is so happy for Paulo, that if we had tails, they would be a waggin’ too.  Now its time to see the dance we have waited so long to see Paulo do.  Wag on, proud Paulo.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Lotus

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  • Name: Lotus
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 15 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Lotus's Story

Unfortunately, Lotus has been returned to us through no fault of her own. Please remember dogs like Lotus, and all shepherds need to be stimulated mentally as well as physically every day. Make sure you have the time to give before bringing a shepherd into your home.

Meet beautiful, young Lotus. This pretty 15 month old cream color girl with the white highlights is a stunning dog. She gets along with dogs her own size or bigger, but she prefers the males. She has a pretty strong prey drive, so it’s best she goes to a home with no small critters. She still has some puppy behaviors that will need to be worked on, but nothing a good obedience class can’t fix. She likes to jump, and pulls on the leash a little bit, but what puppy doesn’t? If your home and garden isn’t quite complete, maybe you need to add this beautiful Lotus to it. It will change her world, and brighten up your days.

Remix

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  • Name: Remix
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Remix's Story

This handsome guy is year and a half old Remix. We pulled him from the local shelter after his previous family turned him in for marking in the house. His paperwork says he’s good with other dogs and cats too, but we will let him decompress for a bit before we begin to learn his likes and dislikes. Stay tuned and don’t touch that dial. We will post a bio on him very soon.

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Henry

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  • Name: Henry
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Henry's Story

Oh, Henry.  You were so scared and confused when you arrived from Southern California that day several weeks ago, but we couldn’t blame you.  You didn’t know that you would be scoring a huge payday with Kathi and Frank.  Now you are going to be getting mounds of food, toys, love and attention.  Kathi and Frank had been eyeing you on our website, and when they didn’t get to meet you at the Find Your Furry Valentine adoption event, they made arrangements to skittle on over to meet you at the boarding facility.  You won’t hear any snickers when you walk through the neighborhood with your new family, so remember to wag on, handsome Henry, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Sting

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  • Name: Sting
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 3 Months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sting's Story

Sting is the other 3 month old male puppy VSR recently acquired. With a darker coat, Sting is a thoughtful, curious puppy who likes to interact with humans as much as he does the other puppies. Puppies are a 10-15 year commitment. Please do your research before bringing a shepherd puppy into your home. Filling our our online adoption application is the first step in our adoption process.

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Mason

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  • Name: Mason
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Mason's Story

This is one special Waggin’ Tale adoption story. It’s the story of a nearly perfect 3 1/2 year-old shepherd whose original family found themselves in a position that left them no options but to give up their very loved, well behaved and socialized dog.  Mason grew up in a home with a baby, a teenager, and not long before VSR took him, another baby.  So many tears were shed when the family drove away, leaving Mason and everything that was Mason’s in the arms of the adoption director, including his crate, backpack, and vacuum attachment (yes, Mason was ok with being vacuumed). How would VSR do what was best for Mason, knowing Mason had just lost the only family he had ever known? Well, the universe works in mysterious ways because we had just received and approved an adoption application that seemed to be just what Mason needed. Andrew, Jalene, Noah, Liam and the family Yorkie, Bruiser, came to meet Mason, now named Max, just 4 days after VSR took him in. With children the same ages as Max’s first family, Max was perfectly well behaved and happy to go for a walk with the family.  He even gently nudged Bruiser, letting him know he just wanted to be Bruiser’s friend. It didn’t take long for Andrew and Jalene to know that finding a better match for their family would be next to impossible. They took Max home that night, and since then we have received numerous updates and photos.  Max quickly understood that he was home, this time for good. So as you grow up with your new brothers, both 2 and 4-legged, remember that even when life throws lemons at you, just catch them and wag on, mighty Max, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Mousse

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  • Name: Mousse
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Mousse's Story

Meet 5 month old Mousse. She is about the sweetest, happiest dog you will ever meet! She loves to get close to you and snuggle up. Mousse is good with kids and other dogs. She hasn’t met any cats yet. If you are looking for a young female, Mousse is your girl! She made fast friends with everyone she met at the vet clinic, and we just can’t say enough about what a sweet girl she is. If we have her long enough to post a more detailed bio, we will.

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Autumn

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  • Name: Autumn
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Autumn's Story

Spring is right around the corner, and Autumn has gone.  Gone to her forever home with Honey, her 4 legged new best friend.  Carla and David had no idea how quickly they would fall for the dog who is as happy as the summer is hot.  Autumn has spent her last winter without a home to call her own.  Because once Autumn became a member of the Waggin’ Tails club, all she has left to do is wag on happy Autumn, wag on.

Sammy

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  • Name: Sammy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sammy's Story

With a picture like this, words really don’t seem necessary for this Waggin’ Tale, but having a little bit of back story makes for interesting reading.  George recently lost his very special 4-legged (and one floppy eared) family member, Atticus.  Atticus was an Anatolian shepherd mix, so naturally George was compelled to drive from Colorado to meet our very own Faith.  We cautioned George that we had other approved apps on Faith, and we could not hold her for him. He chose to make the trip anyway, stating that if she found her forever home before he got there, then that was what was meant to be. Well, George loaded up 5 year old husky mix, Eragon, and together they made the day-long trip to Vegas.  Faith was still available, so she got to meet George and Eragon. Faith, being the people-loving young girl she is, cozied right up to George.  She was exceptionally trusting of George and I while we introduced her to Eragon. It went very well, but I encouraged him to meet another dog he was interested in, Sammy, as well.  We always feel better if the potential adopter meets at least one other dog, just to be sure. If George had any doubts about Sammy, now Sampson, he didn’t waste any time convincing George and Eragon that he was supposed to join their family. It was instant chemistry and compatibility. Knowing that Faith had other approved adopters, and that Sammy was in desperate need of some really high calorie, nutrient dense meals, George followed his gut feeling and decided to take Sammy home to Colorado. So much for this Waggin’ Tale with no words…..You know that actions speak louder than words, Sampson.  So lets see you wag on, super silly Sampson, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Dante

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  • Name: Dante
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Dante's Story

VSR is thrilled to announce that our very special tri-pawd boy, Dante, has found his forever home with Bill, Lara and their 3 teenage children.  Dante also has a Lab and a Chihuahua to keep him company.  Dante must have known something was up when we went to Diane, his foster mom’s house, because he was happier and more playful than we had ever seen him.  Dante wanted to make sure that everyone knows what a wonderful foster home he had until Bill and his family came to take Dante home for good.  You have no idea how happy we are to give Dante his adoption send off!  You know the drill.  Wag on Sir Dante, wag on.

 

 

Cara

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  • Name: Cara
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Cara's Story

What does VSR like better than a family adopting a German Shepherd from us?  A family adopting 2 German Shepherds from us!  Just a few short months ago, Anthony and Chrissy adopted Rambo (formerly known as Max).  Like many first time shepherd owners, they fell, and fell hard, for this awesome breed.  So Chrissy worked her charm on the hubby and how could he say no to another shepherd in the family?  Now our very own Cara, who is now called Roxy, has a family of her very own.  Roxy loves everybody and Rambo loves Roxy!  It’s just one big happy family now.  (The only thing better would be if they add another shepherd somewhere down the line.)  Rambo and Roxy, do you know how lucky you are to have this wonderful family?  Rambo had his turn, and now it’s time for you to wag on radiant Roxy.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Kona

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  • Name: Kona
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Kona's Story

When Jeff and Beverlee saw a picture of VSR’s newest orphan, Kona, they felt it must be a sign that she was the dog for them.  They recently lost their 16 year old shepherd/husky mix they had brought over from Hawaii.  So Beverlee filled out the application, and the wheels were in motion for the family to add a new member to the pack.  Furbee and Champ weren’t quite sure what to make of this big creature who followed them around intently.  She was also getting quite a bit of attention from THEIR humans!  As things settled down, Kona made herself comfortable and decided she would stay awhile.  So after you unpack your bags and pick out a spot on the couch, we all know that you will wag on, cuddly Kona.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Radar

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  • Name: Radar
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 11 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Radar's Story

Cute, little Radar: a little peanut of a dog. He seemed to appeal to everyone, and it didn’t hurt that he was funny, friendly, and affectionate. When Bob met him at a recent adoption event, he told the volunteer he was very interested in adopting Radar. Well, we have learned to not hold our breath when somebody says they are going to fill out the adoption app, but Bob wasn’t kidding. He also wasn’t able to get his application to come through to VSR online, so as the days ticked by, Bob knew his chances of taking Radar home were getting smaller and smaller. Once we figured out why Bob’s application wasn’t coming through, we got it straightened out, and Bob was approved to adopt. He just knew Radar was the dog he was supposed to have. We set up the meet and greet the following day and the rest, as they say, is history. Bob took Radar home to live happily ever after, but in order for that to happen, you have to wag on, rascally Radar, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Dino

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  • Name: Dino
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 7 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Dino's Story

Everybody loves Dino.  This distinguished older gentleman of a dog just charmed everyone he met and Janet is a very smart woman.  She was able to determine that Dino would be the perfect dog to bring into her heart and home.  Dino did not disappoint.  Janet loves Dino almost as much Dino loves Janet.  It truly is a match made in heaven, and we couldn’t have done it any better if we tried.  Thank you, Janet, for knowing what works for you, and for not giving up.  It’s a pleasure to be able to say, “Wag on, dashing Dino.  Wag on.”   Click here for more photos!

Athena

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  • Name: Athena
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Athena's Story

Meet Athena. Listed as a shepherd Akita mix on her shelter paperwork, this just under-5-months old puppy was confiscated by Animal Control after she was found tied up outside with no food or water in the summer heat. Starved almost to death, it wasn’t clear whether or not Athena would survive. But this little peanut is a survivor for sure! We are not sure just how much shepherd Athena is, but what we are sure of is that just like any puppy, Athena is going to need lots of training, exercise and socialization. If you think Athena is the right dog for your family, please fill out our online adoption application. Because changing the life of this beautiful dog will be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do.

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Andi

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  • Name: Andi
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 10 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Andi's Story

They say a picture paints a thousand words.  When Juanita saw Andi’s picture on our website, the thousand words kept telling her that Andi was the dog for her.  It was love at first sight.  Juanita couldn’t get her application approved fast enough.  The home visit seemed to take forever, and when Juanita couldn’t find the boarding facility, another day had to go by before she could meet the dog in the picture who had stolen her heart.  Then, finally, Juanita and her husband Roy, made it to meet their newest family member.  As quickly as the picture stole their hearts, Andi stole the title of quickest adoption on record.  So quickly now, wag on awesome Andi.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Logan

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  • Name: Logan
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Logan's Story

Meet 1 year old Logan. Logan is a very sweet, playful, and affectionate girl who prefers the company of male dogs, big or small. Her favorite games are fetch and tug of war. She loves to ride in the car and go for walks, although her leash manners could use a little bit of work. Like any typical young dog, Logan would benefit from some training classes, just to learn how to be a model canine citizen. She will shower you with kisses, and loves to snuggle up in bed with you. If you think your family is the perfect family for this bundle of love and energy, please fill out our online adoption application. It is the first step in our adoption process.

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Lyric

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  • Name: Lyric
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: unknown
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Lyric's Story

Meet beautiful, young Lyric. Good Samaritans saved this girl after she was dumped in a senior citizens community. It was obvious she had recently given birth and had been nursing puppies. The puppies were nowhere to be found. The good Sam reached out to us for help and held onto this gorgeous girl until we had room to take her in, as well as got her up to date on shots and microchipped. Once we get her spayed and let her settle in, we will post her bio.

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Gator

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  • Name: Gator
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Gator's Story

Several months ago, a van carried 5 dogs to Las Vegas from Southern California. One of those dogs was a young, very scared girl named GatorGator eventually got adopted, but was returned a few months later, her fearful behavior seemed to be getting worse, even though the family had been taking her to training. Previous adopters, Rod and Lori had been thinking about getting another dog, but weren’t sure Fenton (previously Elijah) was open to having a constant companion. So they made the trip from Wyoming to Vegas, and meeting Gator was one of the things on their to do list.  When they arrived, it was explained to them about Gator‘s lack of people meeting skills, and that having another well balanced dog around her would make her feel more secure and confident. Well, Rod and Lori were willing to giveGator the chance she deserved to live her life in a happy home. So when Fenton met Gator, now named Wynne, it seemed like they all ready knew each other. They were both ready to play, and Wynne hadn’t  been afraid of Rod at all. She even let him look in her mouth! It wasn’t until Rod and Lori were headed back to Wyoming that we realized that the reason they may have been so friendly is because Fenton was one of the other dogs in the van that fateful day. Now that you have been reunited, you will always have a pal as you wag on, wonderful Wynne, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Pilot

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  • Name: Pilot
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Pilot's Story

Meet 2-3 year old Pilot. We picked him up from the local shelter once we learned that he wouldn’t be making it into adoptions because he was scared. It’s amazing what a little time, patience and kindness, along with a few good meals will do for a dog. Pilot LOVES to play ball and will drop it at your feet so you can throw it again and again and again. He knows his basic commands, and is just the nicest dog you will ever meet. We haven’t introduced him to any of the other dogs yet, so we don’t know how he is, but we will update his bio once we know. He does seem to be a little too interested in the little critters, so it’s probably best if he goes to a home with no cats. In the meantime, if you are looking for a really nice, well behaved dog, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s gets the process started to adopt any of our orphans.

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Buster

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  • Name: Buster
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 3-4 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Buster's Story

Josh and Vicki had been looking to add a malinois to their family. Having two male shepherds all ready, finding the right dog was a priority. When they saw Buster on our website, they also saw that VSR was in desperate need of foster families. What better way to make a difference in the life of a rescue dog than to foster one? The meet and greet went great, and bringing Buster into their home was a smooth and easy transition. After only a week, though, an approved adopter was interested in meeting and adopting Buster. Even though they had only had Buster a very short time, Josh and Vickie just knew they couldn’t bare to let Buster go. They made the commitment and they “foster failed”. They failed to continue to foster Buster, and they just had to adopt him. Now you’ve got the life and loving home you so deserve, Buster boy. All you have to do to seal the deal is wag on, brains and brawny Buster, wag on.  Click here for more photos! 

Bailey

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  • Name: Bailey
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1-2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Bailey's Story

Meet Bailey.  This 2 year old shepherd mix somehow ended up at the local shelter.  Why her family didn’t come to get her is a mystery.  Her loving personality and gentle manners indicate to us that she was once a loved family member.  She is a sweet girl who is friendly with everyone and everything she meets.  She was a big hit at a recent adoption event, charming everybody with her infectious happiness and friendly nature.  She is working on and getting better with her excited urinating, and once she is settled into her forever home we expect she will continue to improve.  Bailey is a bit on the smaller side, and can fit into just about any family situation.  If you think Bailey would be the perfect addition to your home, it only takes a $325 adoption donation and a few minutes of your time to fill out the adoption application.  Because changing the world for Bailey is as easy as running out to pick up a few things at the store.  Two things in particular: Bailey and cream.   Click here for more photos!

Tanq

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  • Name: Tanq
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 18 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Tanq's Story

Meet Tanq. A Good Samaritan recently found Tanq running loose in traffic, and couldn’t turn her back on a shepherd in danger of being hit by a car. She took him to the vet and had him scanned for a chip. With no chip, and no collar or tags, finding his family wasn’t going to be an easy feat. Notices and fliers were posted, but to no avail. So VSR stepped up for this guy, had him neutered and microchipped, and we are now looking to find a forever home for this beautiful boy, thought to be only about 18 months old. Tanq will need to go to a feline free home. His interest in the kitties is way too much! Tanq recently had the chance to meet one of our other orphans, Ripley, and after a proper introduction, the 2 of them played happily together. If you think your home is missing a Tanq, well look no further. Just fill out our online adoption application, and set aside the $325 adoption fee, and soon .you will be the envy of all your friends and neighbors. After all, how many people have a Tanq in their home?

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Chowder

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  • Name: Chowder
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 5 Years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Chowder's Story

Beautiful 5 year old Chowder was picked up as a stray. This calm, confident dog seems to be just about perfect. Once we take care of his dental work, we will be posting his bio.

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Hayden

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  • Name: Hayden
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Hayden's Story

Jim and his wife, Earlene, are very active, and one day they met a couple of VSR volunteers walking shepherds on the hiking trails of Mt. Charleston.  By the time they were done visiting, the volunteers had made new friends, and the new friends were anxious to adopt a shepherd.  They hadn’t realized just how much they missed having a shepherd in their lives.  But the holidays were quickly approaching, and it just wasn’t the right time to bring a new family member into the house.  By the time the holidays were over, they were more than ready.  Armed with their list of the 3 dogs they wanted to meet, they came to the boarding facility.  Hayden was the first and last dog they met.  They fell in love instantly and knew she was the one they would take home.  So as you explore your new life and experience all sorts of adventures, don’t forget to put on your hiking boots, and load up on the sunblock.  You will need it as you wag on, handy Hayden.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Maui

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  • Name: Maui
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Maui's Story

Amy didn’t realize what a big hole she had in her heart when she lost her female shepherd almost 2 years ago.  That is, until she met Maui, now named Maddy.  When Amy took Maddy for that first walk at the boarding facility, everyone noticed how different Maddy was behaving when they returned.  Maddy was calm and content.  It only took a day for Amy to realize how much she had missed having a beautiful loving shepherd in her home.  Maddy couldn’t have been a better fit for Amy and her family.  One of Amy’s cats has even decided that Maddy is her new best friend.  However, the icing on the cake is that it is Amy’s birthday.  This is the all she wanted and the best gift she’s ever gotten.  So as you make dreams come true, and make families complete, don’t forget to wag on, marvelous Maddy, wag on.    Click here for more photos!

Meadow

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  • Name: Meadow
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 11 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Meadow's Story

Meet Meadow. At 11 months old, Meadow us all puppy! She came in to the rescue when her family didn’t reclaim her from the KEPPT program at the local shelter. They couldn’t find affordable housing that would allow them to keep Meadow. She’s a sweet girl in need of some basic training. She lives to play ball and will return it to you to throw again and again. Proper introductions to other dogs are important for her to accept them. We’ll let her get used to us and figure out she is safe with us. Then we will post a more detailed bio.

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Remi

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  • Name: Remi
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 7 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Remi's Story

Ingrid is retired and enjoying her golden years.  So when she decided to add another 4-legged family member, we knew we had just the girl for her.  Who could resist Remi?  Especially when Remi’s new brother, Odin, looked like he could be her real brother!   When they all met, Remi turned on the charm, and Odin didn’t seem to mind at all when Remi came in the house and checked out each room.  Now people will really do a double take when Ingrid walks through the neighborhood with this dynamic duo: Odin and Remi.  So as you keep the area free of crime, bat dogs, remember to wag on, rockin’ Remi, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Sterling

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  • Name: Sterling
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sterling's Story

When Joe and Denise had to say goodbye to their beloved Hank recently, they realized that the house just didnt feel right without a dog (or two) in it. So when they saw that Phantom and Sterling were looking for their forever home, they filled out the online application and got the ball rolling for them to adopt this beautiful, white pair of young shepherds.  The meet and greet was quick and easy, and just like that Phantom and Sterling had their own family! The best part was that they were staying together.  As you hop into the back of that Mini Cooper on the way to your new life, remember to wag on, funny Phantom and stunning Sterling, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Bugsy

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  • Name: Bugsy
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Bugsy's Story

Meet the newest addition to the VSR family. This handsome guy is 2 1/2 year old Bugsy. Bugsy was surrendered to us when the family dynamics changed in such a way that, as hard as it was for Bugsy’s family, they knew the right thing to do for Bugsy was to give him up and have us find him the forever family that he deserves. Bugsy needs a little time to decompress and know that he is safe and loved here with us. We discovered, quite by accident that .bugsy is deaf. Many people will consider him a special needs dog, but we prefer to think that he is a dog who simply responds to a different type of training. And many dogs are trained with hand signals. Bugsy is a sweet, affectionate boy, who seems to love kids, and has been fine with the other dogs his size that he has met. We happened across a cat on our walk the other day, and he was interested, looked and barked at it, but never tried to approach it. Most of the time he was backing away from it. And did I mention that he is a dreamboat on the leash? He walks so nicely it’s hard to put into words. So please don’t let his lack of hearing stop you from bringing in one of the most beautiful shepherds (inside and out) that we have ever had, into your home. If you do, you will never hear the end of it.

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Amos

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  • Name: Amos
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 10 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Amos's Story

Amos has joined the Waggin’ Tails Club!  Not only is his tail wagging, but his new 4 legged sister, 6 year old June’s tail is finally wagging again.  June lost her littermate brother to cancer a few months ago and has been depressed and grieving ever since.  June’s human family wanted to see their sweet girl happy again, so they thought it was time for a friend for June.  This is why Amos’s Waggin’ Tail story is so special.  Not only has Amos, now Jager, found himself a forever home, but he has also put the wag back in June’s tail and a smile back on her face.  Because you have done something so nice for sweet June, it’s time for you to wag on, awesome Jager.  Wag on.

Zen

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  • Name: Zen
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: unknown
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Zen's Story

Meet young Zen. Zen was picked up by Animal Control wrapped in string. Zen’s paperwork describes him as aloof. He was very calm and would startle when pet during his ride to the vet clinic. He took treats VERY gently, and at one point during the ride he came over and gently rested his head on my thigh. He didn’t beg for the treats, but took every one he was offered. We were told that Zen had been this calm and gentle the entire 7 days he spent at the shelter. He did not react to any of the dogs in the lobby of the clinic, and was curious about the staff once he got into an exam room. We will let him decompress, and then we will get to know more about this seemingly mellow Dude. Once we know more, we will post his bio.

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Ace

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  • Name: Ace
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1 1/2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Ace's Story

He Aced a spot into our Waggin’ Tails Club.  His Ace in the hole was his charm and good looks.  This Ace of hearts is all that any active family could ever hope to fish out of the jokers in the game.  And I am pretty sure that Ace is betting on Jimmie, Liz, the kids, and the 2 rotties to make him feel like he is all in.  Now if only we had another Ace up our sleeve.  We could double down.  You got dealt the winning hand, baby boy.  So it time to wag on young Ace.  Wag on.

Sparky

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  • Name: Sparky
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 6 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Sparky's Story

Being a new rescue, we have experienced many firsts in the past 8 months.  Today we experienced another first.  Bart is our first foster failure, and we couldn’t be happier!  Nobody was surprised to hear that our brighter-than-bright Sparky had worked his magic on Bart, convincing Bart that there was no place else that Sparky should be, than right where he was, in Bart’s home.  Sparky has his own teenager too.  After spending the first 6 years of his life in a chain link kennel, Sparky is thrilled to be learning what it’s like to be a family dog now.  So, Sparky, your white hot personality and snow-white coat has earned you the best in show!  It’s time for you to walk that path and wag on, Spark-Man.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

 

Gandolph

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  • Name: Gandolph
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: unknown
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Gandolph's Story

Our life experienced boy who was hit by a car is now well in his way to recovery. What we have learned so far about our big guy, Mr. G is that he will not tolerate living with cats, and although he’s tipping the scales at right around 100 pounds, he has no problem counter surfing if he feels it might be worth his while. He’s starting to get comfortable and will run and play once he’s comfortable with you. In typical shepherd style, he is quite aloof upon first meeting, but will come to check you out once he’s gotten a good look at you from a short distance away. We have walked him with other dogs his size, and he’s done very well, not particularly caring one way or the other that the dog is there. If you would like to meet Gandolph, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step to adopting any of our orphans. Because changing the world for Gandolph will be a huge event, and you’ll be the life of the party with this big boy as a member of your family.

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Phantom

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  • Name: Phantom
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 18 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Phantom's Story

When Joe and Denise had to say goodbye to their beloved Hank recently, they realized that the house just didnt feel right without a dog (or two) in it. So when they saw that Phantom and Sterling were looking for their forever home, they filled out the online application and got the ball rolling for them to adopt this beautiful, white pair of young shepherds.  The meet and greet was quick and easy, and just like that Phantom and Sterling had their own family! The best part was that they were staying together.  As you hop into the back of that Mini Cooper on the way to your new life, remember to wag on, funny Phantom and stunning Sterling, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Midas

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  • Name: Midas
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Midas's Story

Meet VSR’s newest heartthrob, King Midas! This drop dead gorgeous 4 year old boy was dropped off at the shelter as a stray. We are checking Midas over and getting him checked out. We are treating his ear infection and once he’s feeling better, we will get to know him a little better and then post his bio. So stay tuned!

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River

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  • Name: River
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

River's Story

Meet pretty, young River. River is a year and a half old. She is your typical shepherd who loves to run and play and could benefit from some basic obedience classes, just because every shepherd needs to know how to be a model canine citizen. River gets along with most other dogs her size when properly introduced. She has not been around cats, but typically if a cat is going to run, a dog is going to chase it. If you are interested in meeting Miss River, please fill out our online adoption application, as this is the beginning of our adoption process. But you better act fast. You won’t be the only one to want a River running in your back yard.

Jetta

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  • Name: Jetta
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Jetta's Story

This is 4 year old Jetta. Jetta was rescued from a bad situation by an older couple about a year ago. When the man passed away, the woman realized she wasn’t capable of handling this young, strong shepherd. Jetta isn’t a fan of other dogs and prefers not to share the attention. But Jetta is very smart and very responsive to correction. She was known to be quite the puller when walking on a leash. Well, it only took 2 times of simply stopping moving forward whenever there was tension on the leash and Jetta figured out that as long as the leash was loose, we keep moving forward. Jetta also loves her balls and toys. If you are looking to be a single dog family, look no farther than classic Miss Jetta. All that’s required is that you fill out the online adoption application, make the $325 adoption donation, and Jetta will be zooming into your hearts and home. Because changing the world for Jetta is more fun than playing the slug bug game.   Click here for more photos!

Sheba

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  • Name: Sheba
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sheba's Story

One and a half year old Sheba is VSR’s current pocket shepherd. She’s cute as a button and a bundle of energy! She has lived with young kids and is good with dogs her own size who like to play. She’s house and crate trained, and going for a ride in the car is one of her favorite things to do, especially if you’re going to the park. If Sheba sounds like the perfect addition you your active home, and you like the idea of a smaller size shepherd, then Sheba is your girl. So go online and start the adoption process by filling out the adoption application on our website. Sheba will be queen of the fm household in no time, and if that’s not changing her world, we don’t know what is.

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Franki

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  • Name: Franki
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Franki's Story

This is 1 year old Franki. She was turned into the local kill shelter by her family because she went after the little dog. We have no other information or the circumstances of the “attack.” She is recovering from her spay, and once she settles in a little bit we will get to know her and update her bio.

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Twiggy

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  • Name: Twiggy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 19 Months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Twiggy's Story

Twiggy is the 19 month old momma to the 3 rockstar puppies VSR recently acquired. A baby having babies. She is a sweet, affectionate, friendly and playful girl. She is definitely in need of a few good meals. Twiggy loves to snuggle on the couch, and will happily give you her tummy to rub. She loves the tennis ball and will entertain herself with it for hours. She is cat-like in her playfulness. She is excited to meet other dogs and does fine with male dogs her own size when properly introduced. So if you think your home is in need of a supermodel dog, please go to our website and fill out our online adoption application. Because who wouldn’t look great with Twiggy on the other end of the leash?

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General Patton

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  • Name: General Patton
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

General Patton's Story

It breaks our hearts when we have to post that a dog was returned. Especially when it’s through no fault of their own. But General Patton is back and we are determined to find his perfect forever home! Below is his original bio.
Meet the awesome General Patton. This dog has a personality that has to be seen to be appreciated. Put on the kill list as a geriatric 7-8 year old with eye issues, (he has pannus and requires drops twice a day. He handles them like a champ!) our vets think a more accurate estimate of his age to be about 4 years old. When I asked him if he wanted to go for a ride in the car, he knew exactly what that meant, and couldn’t get out of the shelter fast enough. Although he did stop to greet people and make friends on the way out. He immediately felt comfortable with everybody he meant, and had no problem engaging in play and jump and running. Patton is an XL size dog at about 95 pounds. He has charmed everyone he’s met, and it happens in the blink of an eye. Give this boy a ball, and he’s all over it. He will offer you a sit if he thinks it will get you to give up the ball to him. So if you think this charming dog is the guy your family has been waiting for, you better get your act together and get your hiney over to our website to fill out the online adoption application. The General isn’t going to be waiting around for long. This guy will ambush your heart, but won’t be taking any prisoners. So fall in, and set your mind at ease. Changing the world for General Patton will be like winning the Medal of Honor.

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Fletcher

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  • Name: Fletcher
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 11 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Fletcher's Story

Fletcher has really hit the jackpot!  After spending the first year of his life in a backyard 24/7, his family gave him up because of his bad puppy manners.  But a few bad manners did not scare Otilia and Leon!  They welcomed Fletcher, now known as Flaco, into their hearts and home even before he arrived.  Flaco also scored himself a few doggie siblings, including Louie the chihuahua.  He wasn’t sure he wanted another brother, but was soon won over by Flaco’s happy, friendly personality.  So as you enjoy life as a house dog now, don’t forget to wag on, fabulous Flaco.  Wag on.    Click here for more photos!

Becker

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  • Name: Becker
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: Approximately 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Becker's Story

Our sweet Becker got the best Christmas present of all.  She became the newest member of the Waggin’ Tails Club.  Some of the perks of being a member?  Becker has her own human brother, a doggy sister to play with, and a couple of kitties to share her home with.  We can’t think of a better gift or a more deserving dog to get a home for the holidays.  If you could wrap up unconditional love, it would look just like Becker with a great big bow around her neck.  So take that bow and wag on, sweet Becker, wag on.

Bolt

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  • Name: Bolt
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 6 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Bolt's Story

UPDATE: 9-7-16 Bolt has had his dental work done. He had to have 3 teeth extracted and will be on soft food for the next 2 weeks. After spending a little time with him, we learned this guy is one friendly boy, and seems to be a very well socialized dog. He was happy to meet people and seems happy and interested in other dogs. Bolt’s teeth were in pretty rough shape, but our vets feel he is about 6 years old. The perfect age as far as we are concerned. What you see is what you get with a dog this age! As we spend more time with Bolt, we will update his bio. But I can tell you right now, this is a dog you don’t want to pass up if you are in the market for a great adult dog. I can promise you that! 9-2-16 Meet handsome Bolt. Bolt ended up at the shelter when he escaped his yard. At the last minute his owners came and reclaimed him. A few weeks later, the family returned him to the shelter because “he won’t stay in the yard.” Bolt needs a good brushing and some dental work, once he’s all fixed up we will get to know him and post his bio.

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Zoey

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  • Name: Zoey
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Zoey's Story

Tara is a girl who knows what she wants.  When she saw Zoey’s picture on Facebook, she knew that was the dog she wanted to be 14 year old Violet’s new best friend.  So when Tara and Violet came to meet Zoey, everyone breathed a big sign of relief when the 2 girls decided they could live happily together with Tara.  So off they went into the sunset to live happily ever after.  Before that happened, though, we had to remind Miss Zoey that in VSR tradition she must wag on, zany Zoey.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Sully

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  • Name: Sully
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: under 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sully's Story

Meet young Sully. Thought to be under a year old, this little man was running wild and terrified in traffic when one of our volunteers spotted him and followed him into a schoolyard. While she tried to calm him and coax him to come to her, Animal Control arrived. With the help of our volunteer, they were able to leash Sully up and AC took him to the shelter in hopes his family would come looking for him. When his hold was up, we were notified that he had not been reclaimed so we went to pick him up. Once Sully decompresses and figures out he can trust us, we will get to know him better and post his bio.

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Romeo

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  • Name: Romeo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Romeo's Story

Meet Romeo. This stunning 4 year old dog was cowering in the back of his kennel, trembling and avoiding the staff. Although it says he was a stray, Romeo seemed to be searching for his family when we got outside the shelter. Once he was leashed, he couldn’t get out of that building fast enough. He was anxious on the car ride, but he was anxious about pretty much everything at this point. After a little bit of time spent releasing some of that anxious energy, he calmed down quite a bit. We will let Romeo decompress for a bit, then post his bio once we have new information to share with everyone.

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Otis

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  • Name: Otis
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 4 - 5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Otis's Story

Meet handsome Otis. Picked up as s stray, Otis is around 4 or 5 years old. He’s a really big boy, but a better way to describe him would be a gentle giant. He is so well mannered, we just don’t understand how a dog like this ends up at the shelter. He’s definitely had training, and must have been a loved family member at some point in his life. Understandably, he is very confused and scared. We will let him decompress and when he begins to open up, we will post his bio.

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Lucy

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  • Name: Lucy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 1/2 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Lucy's Story

Well, double your pleasure, and double your fun. Take home two dogs instead of just one.  That’s exactly what Amber did.  Not only was she lucky enough to be able to adopt Lucy, who was tossed out of a car, but she also made room to take home Brody.  Brody, our high energy, dog aggressive pup, according to the shelter paperwork.  Lucy and Brody now have their very own 5 year old human to love and play with, along with Amber and Damien.  It’s not “Two For Tuesday”, but it could be called “Woo Hoo Wednesday”!  On Woo Hoo Wednesday you know it’s only right that you wag on, pair of pups.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Daisy

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  • Name: Daisy
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 8 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Daisy's Story

Another Waggin’ Tale that has been a long time coming is Daisy’s!  When Daisy first came to VSR, the applications for her were few and far between.  Then recently, Daisy became a hot commodity with several successful meet and greets, but none of them panned out.  She continued to be stuck in boarding, wondering if her forever family would ever come along.  When Rebecca saw Daisy, she knew Daisy was the dog for her and her current dog, Mu.  Mu was missing having a companion since the family recently lost their other dog to cancer.  Bringing Daisy into their home has helped to spread a little sunshine.  So as you stroll through the garden path of life, remember to take your umbrella because when raindrops are fallin’ on your head, its harder to see where you are going when you wag on, delightful Daisy, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Knight

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  • Name: Knight
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 8 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Knight's Story

Meet majestic 8 year old Knight. Turned into the shelter by his family, Knight didn’t understand what he had done wrong or why he was at that awful place. So, typical of this sensitive breed, Knight stopped eating and was shutting down. He lost 12 pounds in just 4 days at the shelter.  When we got him out of there and to our vet clinic, we thought he would bounce back, but after a few days at the vet, Knight still wasn’t eating.  We enticed him with everything we could think of, but he just wasn’t interested.  When we took him out for walks, he was searching every face and approaching every parked car looking for the family who was never coming back for him. Luckily, we were able to find a foster family to take in this incredibly healthy and agile 100 lb boy. Knight now resides with dogs of all sizes and both sexes without any problems. He loves to plop down into the grass and roll and wriggle around. He walks nicely on a leash, and although he hasn’t met any cats in his foster home, he doesn’t seemed fazed by the ones he comes across on walks. If you would like to bring this big old senior boy into your home, his adoption fee is only $225.  Our adoption application is on our website for easy submitting. Changing the world for this calm, beautiful Knight will enhance the quality of your life too.  The difference will be day and Knight!. 

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Havok

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  • Name: Havok
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Havok's Story

Meet handsome Havok. At a year and a half old, it seems this beautiful mal mix has been through at least 2 different homes, each time given up on for the crime of being himself. A busy, high energy dog who needs a job to do. Havok is very playful and mouthy, like many young dogs. He is also very smart. He responds very well to verbal corrections. It appears someone may have been physical when training him, as he will cower if you reach over his head. He enjoys plush toys more than rubber or plastic ones. He discovered the kiddy pool and enjoyed cooling his belly after he zoomed around the rescue house yard, and this boy can run! He’s incredibly fast and a joy to watch. So if you are knowledgable about this hard working breed and have experience keeping these dogs stimulated and happy, please fill out our online adoption application to start the adoption process. Couch potatoes need not apply. It takes a special type of family to bring Havok into their lives. Are you that family?

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Egypt

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  • Name: Egypt
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 9 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Egypt's Story

Meet 9 month old Egypt. Egypt came to us straight from living in a backyard his entire life, where he barked constantly, and found ways to entertain himself. Ways that weren’t what any family would want to encourage. Concerned neighbors called Animal Control because of the nonstop barking, but things just weren’t getting done. Finally the neighbors and a concerned Good Samaritan convinced the owners to relinquish the dog to VSR. Once Egypt is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, we will begin to teach him what it’s like to be a loved member of a family while we search for his forever home. Egypt is a big boy at 75 lbs already. He is definitely all puppy! Curious and sweet but still a little confused by all the changes he’s gone through in the last few days. Stay tuned for updates on Egypt.

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Beckett

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  • Name: Beckett
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 13 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Beckett's Story

Beckett wasn’t going to let a little rain and wind stop him from getting to his forever home with Klaus and Jennifer.  He had lots to say to his new 4 legged sister, Cheyenne as well.  Beckett gets to enjoy his own swimming pool, go for walks and hikes, and live the good life from here on out.  We couldn’t be happier for this growing puppy.  So, Beckett, there is only one thing left for you to do.  Wag on lanky Beckett.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Reba

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  • Name: Reba
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Reba's Story

Sweet, cautious Reba, you quietly slipped into the rescue not wanting to draw any attention to yourself. You thought if you were careful enough, you might become invisible, and all of the scary stuff would leave you alone. Well you didn’t become invisible, and the scary stuff continued to come around, but it usually brought good things when it did. Things like yummy food, kind words, and gentle caresses. Soon you started wanting the scary things to visit, and then one day, you summoned up all your courage and invited the scary stuff into a game of jump and run! All the scary stuff in your life was so happy that you had to come out of your shell. And just about that time, George andAlice decided it was time to bring a new dog home, one similar to the one they recently lost. They scoured the internet looking for just the right dog, and guess whose picture popped up on their screen? That’s right, it was you, Reba!  Now Reba is affectionately called Bailey. Bailey and George go out for coffee every morning before their 45 minute walk. Then they go home where Bailey settles down to nap with her new friend, the cat. Why can’t every adoption be this picture perfect and easy? You set the bar pretty high, Bailey. You deserve all of the happiness in the world, and we have no doubt that George and Alice will provide it for you. So wash out your coffee mug and put on your walking shoes, it’s time for you to wag on, blessed Bailey, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Carson

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  • Name: Carson
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 6-8 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Carson's Story

When is failing something to strive for?  When a foster fails.  Fails to remain a foster parent to the dog in their care.  That’s what happened when Janice decided she couldn’t bare the thought of giving Carson, now Buddy, away to another family.  So Janice adopted Buddy.  Now there is no more anxiety for Janice.  Buddy is hers forever.  All of us at VSR are thrilled that our foster mom, Janice, failed to foster.  To celebrate the failure, we want Buddy to wag on, bouncy Buddy.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos.

Madison

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  • Name: Madison
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Madison's Story

Madison loves to be part of the action.  She just wants to be loved.  Well, Maddy’s tail is a waggin’ now because she is getting her wish.  Seven year old Konner and his two young cousins will be giving sweet Maddy all the love and attention she so desperately wants and she will rarely be left alone.  Konner’s mom, Jennifer, works during the day and his aunt works at night.  So Maddy, you have your own boy toys.  When you have your own boy toys, the only thing you have to do is to wag on, irresistible Maddy.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

JJ

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  • Name: JJ
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 8 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

JJ's Story

Oh, to be young, happy, healthy and loved! J.J., now named Samantha, is all of those things. After spending the first 8 months of her life confined to the backyard, not allowed to interact with other animals because her barking was misconstrued as aggressive, Samantha is now the center of attention. Now she just can’t seem to get enough! That shouldn’t be a problem with Jason, Logan, Blake and Kaelyn are all ready to step up and contribute their fair share. There will be no more lonely days and nights spent isolated away from your family, Miss Samantha. It’s all about you being a cherished member of the family from here on out. Before we end this happily ever after story, though, you need to wag on, sensational Samantha, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Roscoe

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  • Name: Roscoe
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Roscoe's Story

When a dog becomes a member of VSR’s Waggin’ Tails Club, you get a warm, fuzzy feeling all over.  And when Roscoe became a member of this very elite club, the warm fuzzies exploded!  Because Roscoe’s road to get to his forever home with Leigh and Dave was a rocky one.  It started with his trip to a kill shelter in California.  Followed by a long, cramped, road trip to Vegas, where he spent 3 weeks in the hospital fighting pneumonia.  Then he was driven to another unfamiliar situation where stress took its toll on him.  So when Leigh came to meet Roscoe and the instant connection was clearly visible, warm fuzzies broke out and went wild.  Roscoe now has human 17 year old twins for part time brothers, a back yard to play in, and all the tennis balls he could ever want.  Dogs like Roscoe don’t come along every day.  But today is the day we got to say, “Wag on, rockin’ Roscoe.  Wag on.”  Click here for more photos!

Jax

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  • Name: Jax
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 3-4 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Jax's Story

Remember our 100th dog contest winner, Erin?  Remember that she wanted to foster or hopefully adopt Jax?  Remember we said that was another story for another time?  Well, it’s time for that other story.

After Erin won the contest and met Jax, she couldn’t get him out of her mind.  But what could she do, since one of her female sheps had had a couple of bad experiences while out walking with Erin, and had become leash reactive?  Well, that wasn’t enough to stop Erin from pursuing her desire to make Jax a member of her family.  After Jax’s surgery Erin worked tirelessly with Mattie to get her over her reaction to dogs while leashed.  Finally, Mattie was ready to meet Mr. 100.  Mattie and Jax are now best pals, along with sweet Lily.  It wasn’t easy or quick.  Hard work, determination and a commitment to make it work is the only reason Jax is now a full fledged member of Erin’s family.  Jax shows his happiness every time Erin comes through her door and is greeted by a sweet, gentle, innocent dog who dances in circles when he sees her.  We will never know what Jax’s previous life was like, but we know that the rest of his life will be filled with happy dancing.  All because a woman named Erin entered a contest to name a dog she had never even met.  Jax, you are the real contest winner.  Your grand prize is spending your life with Erin, her 2 grown sons, Lily and Mattie.  So don’t make me have to tell you twice.  Time to happy dance and wag on, jumping Jax.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Bridger

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  • Name: Bridger
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 8 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Bridger's Story

Meet baby Bridger. We were contacted by The Animal Foundation about this 8 month old shepherd mix who would be leaving the shelter one way or the other at the end of the day. Concerned about a possible blood disorder because of a bloody nose and some bruising, the rescue coordinator reached out to see if we could give this guy a chance and give him the medical attention he needed. He was picked up by Animal Control as a stray, so we have no way of knowing the cause of the bruising or bleeding until the results of his bloodwork come back. This poor little guy trembled with fear on the ride from the shelter to the vet clinic until he just couldn’t keep his eyes open any longer. We will have to get him neutered once we know what we are dealing with, and then we will let him decompress, figure out he is safe, and get to know him so we can find the perfect forever home for this sweet baby boy.

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Quattro

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  • Name: Quattro
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age:
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Quattro's Story

This is Quattro. Quattro is very special to VSR for many reasons. One of those reasons is that Quattro is the 400th dog to become a member of the VSR family.
Quattro came to us by way of a Good Samaritan who was able to wrangle him out from underneath a parked car in the hot desert sun, after running for over 2 blocks down a very busy street. After having no luck in finding Quattro’s owners (you guessed it, no microchip) the good Sam reached out to VSR to help this terrified, malnourished boy. Quattro has been neutered, chipped and been given the necessary vaccines. Now he will get to decompress, relax and learn that he doesn’t need to be scared any more. Quattro will immediately go to the nearest corner and put himself in “timeout” facing the wall, and not respond to anything. We will give him the time and patience he needs to come out of this self imposed defensive shell. It breaks our hearts to know that he feels he has to shut down to survive. Once he’s ready to trust, we will get to know him, give him the love and tools he needs to become a confident and well adjusted dog, and then we will post his bio. Please stay tuned for updates on Quattro, VSR’s 400th dog.

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Grim

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  • Name: Grim
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Grim's Story

We usually tell potential adopters not to fall in love with a dog’s glamour shots, but to meet our dogs first and see if chemistry is there.  But when Sue and Chuck saw Grim’s pictures on the website, they were sure that Grim was the dog for them.  Even when they were told Grim probably wasn’t quite ready to be adopted (he was overcoming a terrible fear of new people and men in particular), Chuck happily said that they would wait for him.  So Grim’s foster mom agreed to do a meet and greet with Chuck, Sue, and their Akita, Takara.  Well, Grim must have gotten the memo telling him his new family was coming to get him.  Grim quickly made himself comfortable in their home and is opening up and becoming more confident by leaps and bounds.  Sometimes people just know when something is right for them.  Chuck and Sue knew, but what they didn’t know was that before Grim would officially be theirs, he would have to wag on, groovy Grim, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Tana

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  • Name: Tana
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Tana's Story

This is one very special Waggin’ Tail.  Our Miss Tana had a mammary tumor, but was treated quickly and has been tumor free ever since.  But Bob didn’t care about cancer.  It didn’t stop him from wanting to meet this people-loving girl.  Bob wanted a companion to go for rides in the truck with him, hang out with him, and go on little field trips.  Tana fit the bill just right.  As soon as Bob met Tana, he was ready to seal the deal.  So the adoption was done, and Tana finally found her own person.  Bob was her man.  So as you ride off into the sunset, don’t forget to wag on, tricky Tana, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Riley

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  • Name: Riley
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1-2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Riley's Story

Riley’s Waggin’ Tail Club membership story is one that is very special to many people for many reasons.  First of all, Riley is just one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet.  Her trip to the local kill shelter was very traumatic and frightening for her, so she shut down as a way to deal with that fear.  It took her a while to open up and show us who she really was.  Secondly, Riley’s new dad, Vincent, is not only one of the nicest and most caring men we have ever met, but he is also a veteran who was wounded serving our country.  When we found out he has waited 9 long years to find his perfect companion, we knew he was serious about his search for the right fit.  Vincent was able to tell that Riley was the dog for him from reading her bio.  By the time we all finally met, many of the VSR volunteers were moved to tears by this wonderful man.  Being able to put a face to the emails we had saved and shared was something we couldn’t wait to do.  Vincent also very kindly shared his stories and some of his German Shepherd knowledge with us.  Riley, you are truly an amazing dog.  You are everything Vincent wanted and more.  And when you can give back to a man who has served our country like Vincent has, it really makes your heart happy.  So as you and Vincent start out on this journey together, remember to wag on, Miss Riley.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Sage

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  • Name: Sage
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 5-6 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sage's Story

Sage, now known as Rylee, has worked her way into the hearts and home of Bobbie and Donald, making her the newest member of the Waggin’ Tails Club.  Rylee will now get to enjoy retirement with Bobbie and Donald, who have lots of shepherd experience.  Rylee was working the crowd today when she was meeting Bobbie and Donald.  When Donald voiced his indecision, Rylee went right over to him, flipped his hand up with her nose, so he would pet her, and sat down next to him and leaned against his leg.  That sealed the deal.  Rylee was going home for good.  The last step to becoming a Waggin’ Tails Club member is to simply wag on, radiant Rylee.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Joy

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  • Name: Joy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: under 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Joy's Story

Meet Joy. She was dropped off at the shelter as a stray. Our vet put her age at under a year old, so it’s understandable that she was terrified at the shelter, and we all know that being scared is enough of a reason for a dog to end up on the kill list. She was scared when we picked her up, but we had her eating hot dogs and wagging her tail a little bit while we were still in the lobby of the shelter. She is a very sweet girl, and once she settles in a little bit, we will learn more about her and post her bio.

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Sherman

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  • Name: Sherman
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sherman's Story

Meet 2 year old Sherman. Sherman spent a month at the shelter while his owner tried to find a place to live with Sherman that he could afford. After a month without success, Sherman’s owner had no choice but to surrender Sherman. We are giving Sherman lots of time to get comfortable and decompress after having his world turned upside down in so many ways. What we know about him so far is that he knows some commands, like sit, down, and drop it. He loves to play ball and tug. He’s a VERY vocal dog, and can sometimes come off as intimidating. He doesn’t like being approached or touched from behind, and sometimes he tries to be a bully. Someone with experience with this type of behavior would be best for Sherman. We haven’t tested him with other dogs just yet as we are still building our relationship with Sherman. Although when 2 little dogs on the other side of the fence started barking at him, he just continued to get his toy and came right back to us when we called him. If you have the knowledge and experience Sherman needs to be the best he can be, and will give Sherman the security and stable home he so deserves, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s gets the adoption process started but doesn’t obligate you to adopt him or any dog. Because Sherman just wants to be home. And maybe have a job. That’s really not too much to ask. Is it?

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Clutch

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  • Name: Clutch
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 12 weeks
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Clutch's Story

These Waggin’ Tails members are much more than just club members.  Kim and Mike are the proud parents of Stephanie, who blew everyone at VSR away when she handed over $170 from selling “Hello Kitty” candy to benefit the rescue.  Needless to say, we wanted to show our appreciation for all Steph’s hard work, so when she convinced her parents that they really needed a new puppy, we were happy to be part of the process.  Resident dogs, Sammie and Beans, will have their paws full playing with Clutch and teaching him good doggy manners, but we know it will all turn out just fine.  Because all that’s left to do is to wag on, clumsy Clutch, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Chloe

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  • Name: Chloe
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 10 weeks
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: Yes

Chloe's Story

If Tori and her younger sister had tails, they would be wagging like crazy.  But Chloe is the only one wagging a tail.  Chloe went home to live with ToriJo and her family.  The family has been patiently waiting for their home to be ready to move into, since that was the requirement that had to be met before the family could get a puppy.  So welcoming Chloe home has quite a special meaning to everyone involved.  Even though our little Chloe is only a baby, everyone at VSR still wants to see it.  Wag on, clumsy puppy Chloe.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

 

Ringo

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  • Name: Ringo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Ringo's Story

Repeat customers:  everybody loves having repeat customers.  When VSR alums, Kayden’s parents, contacted us about getting a friend for Kayden, we all did a little happy dance.  But when your first adopted rescue dog is as perfect as Kayden, we worried about finding a dog that would be able to measure up to the bar that Kayden had set so high. We were silly to worry, though. We had Ringo to introduce to Matt, Heather and Kayden, and he did not disappoint!  So now they are all living together, along with the cats, as one big, happy family. And as repeat customers they know that the last step of this adoption process is where we say, “Wag on, relaxed Ringo, wag on.”  Click here for more photos!

Khloe

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  • Name: Khloe
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age:
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Khloe's Story

Look who got sprung from The Animal Foundation today!! It’s Chloe! But she’s now Khloe. A new spelling to signify her new start in life. She’s at our vets office to be spayed and get some dental work done. Once she’s all fixed up and feeling good, we will post her bio.

Konor

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  • Name: Konor
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 7-12 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Konor's Story

Meet petite, beautiful Konor. Dropped off at the local shelter as a stray, Konor is between 7-12 months old. She ended up on the kill list because of an open wound just below her ear. She knows how to sit, and will paw you if you aren’t petting her or giving her treats as quickly as she would like. Konor prefers to be the only princess in the palace.  She is petite and very playful, with tons of energy.  Playing catch in the backyard is not enough for this girl.  With some training (she would excel at agility work), she will be an amazing dog for the right family. If Konor is the dog that will make your family complete, please go to our website and fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step in our process, and it doesn’t obligate you to anything. Konor is looking for the forever home she’s been missing out on. Will you change the life of this little peanut once and for all? Because changing Konor’s world is just what this dog is Looking for.

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Sassy

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  • Name: Sassy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 6 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sassy's Story

Meet Miss Sassy-pants. At only 6 months old, Sassy has already been in 2 different homes. Sassy is a typical shepherd puppy with lots of energy to burn. She is curious and wild, but will be an amazing dog to any family who has the time and knowledge to spend with her and train her.

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Moki

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  • Name: Moki
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: unknown
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Moki's Story

This petite little girl is Moki. Surrendered to the local shelter when her family moved because they said they couldn’t take her. Of course Moki was terrified and confused, so she cowered at the back of her kennel and ended up on the dreaded “list.” It took her a while to make eye contact or approach me for affection, but she’s slowly opening up. We will let her settle in, and then post her bio.

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Frostee

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  • Name: Frostee
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Frostee's Story

Meet beautiful, blue-eyed Frostee. This shepherd/husky mix is just under 2 years old, and has a silky soft coat. She’s happy and fun-loving and has energy for days. Once we get to know more about her, we will post her bio.

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Stryker

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  • Name: Stryker
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Stryker's Story

Meet 3 year old Stryker. This big boy was picked up as a stray recently by Animal Control. But the experience didn’t seem to bother him; he is a friendly, gentle and calm guy. We are getting a couple of medical issues addressed (he has some patches of hair loss) and as we get to know more about him, we will post his bio.

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Mist

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  • Name: Mist
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1+
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Mist's Story

Beautiful young Mist was dumped in a local dog park along with another shepherd.Thought to be only about a year and a half old, Mist is very loving once she is comfortable with you. She, like many shepherds, is aloof with strangers and seems to need extra time when being introduced to new people. She doesn’t do well with too many new people or things at one time. She is slowly realizing that she loves being the center of humans attention with the people she trusts. And although Mist loves to play with plush toys, she also loves snuggling on the couch. Mist has a high prey drive and will need to go into a home with no small critters. We are slowly introducing her to other nice, calm dogs and she is doing well with that. If you have experience with dogs like Mist, and can give her the guidance, structure and patience that she needs, please go to our website and fill out our online adoption application. Changing the world for this natural beauty will be an accomplishment that can’t be missed.

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Harrison

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  • Name: Harrison
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Harrison's Story

Meet 4 year old Harrison. This drop dead gorgeous dog was found as a stray and picked up by Animal Control. How nobody came to claim him is a mystery. Because he was terrified and trying to find escape routes, Harrison was put on “the list.” He wouldn’t allow examining at the shelter so again, another reason for him not to go to adoptions. Once we got him out of the shelter, it took him some time to understand we weren’t going to hurt him. He definitely needs some time to decompress, heal from his neuter, and build up his trust in us. Once that happens we will post a more detailed bio.

 

Ziggy

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  • Name: Ziggy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: approx 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Ziggy's Story

When VSR pulled Ziggy from the local kill shelter, her tail was wagging.  But it was wagging for a reason different from the happiness of being adopted.  Ziggy was abandoned in a empty house, then held for 10 days at the shelter.  Like all our rescues, Ziggy’s first stop was the vet clinic.  That’s where it was discovered that she had giardia.  So when Richard and Genie expressed their interest in making Ziggy a member of their family, they were quite disappointed to find out they would have to wait until she was healthy.  So Genie made the trek from Henderson every day to visit the isolated girl.  But as soon as Ziggy was given the all clear from the vet, she was finally able to meet her new standard poodle sisters.  They seemed like they had known each other their whole lives.  When a Waggin’ Tail story takes this long to finally happen, all that’s left is for you to wag on zippy Ziggy.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Echo

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  • Name: Echo
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 8 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Echo's Story

Echo was surrendered to a rural county shelter because her owners couldn’t be bothered to keep her out of the neighbors yard and killing the chickens. The last time it happened the neighbor threatened to shoot this sweet, 8 month old cutie pie. Echo hadn’t been given vaccines or been spayed so we are getting her adoption ready, and soon will post a bio. But I can tell you this: Echo is a very friendly dog who knows some basic commands. If I have to yell from the mountain tops so you can hear the Echo: changing her world is worth repeating, repeating, repeating.

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Camo

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  • Name: Camo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1 Year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Camo's Story

Meet Camo. At only 10-12 months old, this handsome dog was picked up as a stray. There’s no telling how long he’d been on the streets, but judging by how skinny he is, and his tendency to resource guard his food bowl, whether it’s full or empty, we are guessing it was quite a while. Camo seems to be fine with most other dogs, and has energy for days. He prefers rope toys over balls, but loves to play and loves to get into the kiddy pool. So if you have an extremely active lifestyle, and the desire to have a young companion to share it with, Camo is your man. Just fill out the online adoption application, write that check for $325 and strap on those athletic shoes. Otherwise you’ll be left in the dirt, and you won’t be able to find this Camo man. Changing the world for Camo will be like finding the hidden treasure.

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Paige

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  • Name: Paige
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 6 Months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Paige's Story

Meet 6 month old Paige. When her owner died, family members felt it was best to rehome her because they were unable to give her the time and attention that a young, active shepherd needs.

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Angel

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  • Name: Angel
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: approx 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Angel's Story

We all know that angels have wings, but VSR’s Angel also has a Waggin’ Tail!  Angel becomes the latest orphan to be inducted into our very exclusive club.  Angel has 2 Maltese little sisters to play with, and a senior chow friend to hang around the house with.  An enormous yard and lots of love are the things that Angel will be enjoying for the rest of her life.  Mary says she is a nurse, but we know that her real occupation is being Angel’s angel.  Mary knew the minute she saw Angel smiling back at her from her Petfinder photo that this was her dog, and now it’s a reality.  Angel is in heaven on earth.  Thank you, Mary, for saving our Angel.  Dust off those wings, and strap on your halo.  You’ll need them when you wag on, Angel baby.  Wag on.

Jaydee

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  • Name: Jaydee
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 7 Years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Jaydee's Story

Sweet Jaydee was listed on the kill list as a 7 year old with chronic ear infections. We know ear infections are usually pretty easily treated so we pulled her. Once we got her to our vet, we discovered that she was either pregnant or had a false pregnancy as she was leaking milk after just being spayed the day before. Her teeth are very worn (we found she has a fondness for big rocks to play with if she doesn’t have any toys available to her) and with some grey on her muzzle, it was understandable to guesstimate her age to be around 7. Well, once this girl recovered from her horrible upper respiratory infection, she let us know that age is just a number, and if she really is 7, she isn’t buying it. Jaydee has lots of energy and she LOVES her toys. She will chase a ball, she loves the kiddy pool, it’s just go, go, go with this sweet, play driven girl. She seems to be ok with most dogs her size, but she absolutely will not tolerate living with cats. So if you would like to give this gorgeous, petite girl a chance at a wonderful life, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step in our adoption process. And wouldn’t you love sitting outside with Jaydee and a coke?

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Coco

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  • Name: Coco
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 Years old
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Coco's Story

Meet 3 year old Coco. When Coco’s family realized they couldn’t give her everything a young shepherd needs, they contacted us to find Coco the perfect forever home. Coco was living outside with the company of 3 other little female dogs. She was also very tolerant of the children who played somewhat rough with this friendly, petite dog. Coco needs nothing more than a forever family to show her that she is a member of the family and will be treated like the deserving dog she is. If you can offer this sensitive and somewhat timid dog a wonderful, loving home, please fill out our online adoption application, set aside the $325 adoption fee, and get ready for so much sweetness you will get an instant cavity. Because when you have Coco in the house all you have to do is add some love. Yours.

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Nyte

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  • Name: Nyte
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 18 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Nyte's Story

Young Nyte has been returned to us through no fault of his own. This one year old compact and incredibly gorgeous boy needs the right home to help him become the awesome boy he is meant to be. He’s at the age of pushing the boundaries and doesn’t take leash corrections well. Nyte will need a shepherd experienced family and a home without children. Knowledge of training by redirection and a commitment to lots of mental stimulation and exercise will help to ensure Nyte’s success and will make his forever family very proud, every day! So if your days are missing a Nyte, you need to set your sights on the horizon, and fill out the online adoption application to start the adoption process.

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Lincoln

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  • Name: Lincoln
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: approx 3-5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Lincoln's Story

Families are important. Keeping it all in the family.  We are family.  Extended families.  Blended families.  Paul and Gloria know all these things.  That’s why when they were asked if they would consider adopting 2 dogs after the dog they originally applied to adopt had already been placed, they graciously said they would.  They had always had 2 dogs in the past.  Who knew that Lincoln and Ida (now Stryker and Bella) would get the best gift of all this Christmas?  The gift of blending their family with Paul and Gloria’s.  Gifts don’t get much better than this.  So all that’s left to say is, “Wag on, happy family. Wag on.”

Yoshi

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  • Name: Yoshi
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1+
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Yoshi's Story

Meet 13 month old Yoshi. This gorgeous boy needed a place to go when his elderly owner became ill and was unable to care for him. He was bounced around to a few different people who offered to take him without thinking about what a young, very active shepherd really needs. He ended up at a doggy day care and that’s when VSR was notified. Yoshi plays with dogs his own size like most young dogs do. Rough and tumbling. Yoshi loves the hose and the kiddy pool. He is also very affectionate, but has no idea how big he really is. It would be best for Yoshi to go to a home with no small children, just because of his energy and size. He also is not a fan of the small critters. Other dogs his size seem to be his preference. If you think this gorgeous boy is just what the doctor ordered, start the adoption process by filling out our online adoption application. Yoshi has been bounced too many times already, it’s time for him to settle in for the long haul with his true forever family.

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Tundra

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  • Name: Tundra
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 5 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Tundra's Story

Meet 5 month old Tundra. This adorable shepherd/husky mix is about the cutest thing you’ll ever see! Tundra has lived with other big dogs, and has been around kids ages 1 and 9 years old. Tundra is your typical puppy, but will bark at strangers until he’s comfortable, as he has had a couple of bad experiences. If you have the time and patience to help build Tundra’s trust in people, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step of our adoption process.

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Arrow

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  • Name: Arrow
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 4-5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Arrow's Story

Beautiful 4-5 year old Arrow came to VSR when 2 brothers rescued her from a life of being continuously bullied and attacked by the other large female dog in the family. Arrow lived with a small dog and a 5 year old child. She’s a beauty. When she met a medium large size male dog, she pretty much ignored him. We are still getting to know her, and will post a more detailed bio once she opens up to us.

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Molly

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  • Name: Molly
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Molly's Story

Molly was owner surrendered to the local kill shelter, then recommended for rescue because she growls when she first meets new dogs and people.  Even her notes say she warms up quickly.  She is a lovely, shy 3 year old girl, looking for a family to love her.  We’ll update her bio soon.  Click here for more photos!

Jäger

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  • Name: Jäger
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1 yr 9 mths
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Jäger's Story

Today our very own little man, Jäger, was inducted into the very exclusive Waggin’ Tails Club.  Escorting Jäger were the very kind and compassionate Alan and Randi.  Jäger will now spend his days being loved on and pampered, and experiencing all things dog.  Less than 2 weeks ago, Jäger was on doggy death row, and now he will be a treasured family member.  That is something to celebrate, so grab your shot glass, and pour yourself a shot.  A shot of Jäger, mister.  Then it’s time to wag on, cuddly Jäger.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Sunshine

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  • Name: Sunshine
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 3-4 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sunshine's Story

Meet Mr. Sunshine.  Sunshine couldn’t have gotten any luckier.  He was running stray in a neighborhood when a woman “rescued” him from the streets.  This woman is a rescuer herself, but shepherds are not the breed she typically rescues.  She knew that nobody would come looking for a beautiful, 3-4 year old male shepherd on her website, so she did what any responsible rescuer would do.  She took Sunshine and had him neutered and got his shots up to date and then called us.  Sunshine is still with his Good Samaritan, being fostered until his forever home is found.  She had this to say about Sunny:

Sunshine is a very well mannered boy.  He has never shown and signs of aggression toward other dogs, when he is eating or while in his crate.  He knows a few commands like “stay”, “wait”, “easy” and of course once he gets to know you he will shake.  He does get a little nervous in new places and pulls like crazy on his lead, but once he settles down he’s good.  He likes to be where you are and I think he prefers women over men but does not mind men.  He loves to sit in your lap to be petted and will play a little bit (playing more and more).  He knows our routine in the house and is a joy to live with!  He is not the best eater but is getting better everyday!  I think anybody that meets him will fall in love with him!

If you are looking for the Sunshine of your life, get yourself over to the website and fill out our online adoption application.  If you miss out, it will be like somebody raining on your parade.  Click here for more photos!

Doogie

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  • Name: Doogie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 7 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Doogie's Story

Meet 7 year old Doogie.  This dog was living in horrid conditions just outside Vegas.  His owner was doing the best he could.  The power had been turned off and the man had to be out NOW.  He had had Doogie since he was 8 weeks old.  He didn’t know who to turn to, or what to do.  So he contacted VSR.  The man sobbed as a VSR volunteer drove away with Doogie.

Doogie is such a sweet dog, as you can see.  Always eager to make new friends or go for a stroll, Doogie is just happy to be living life.  What’s missing now is that forever family to share his love and loyalty with.  He has a couple of medical issues that need to be investigated.  We will update his bio as we learn more about them.  In the meantime, if you would like to meet Doogie and see if he might be the perfect dog for your home, please fill out our online foster or adoption application.  Doogie’s life is certainly in need of changing.  Are you that change?  Click here for more photos!

Chelsea

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  • Name: Chelsea
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: approx 3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Chelsea's Story

Chelsea’s Waggin’ Tail was a long time coming.  When VSR rescued Chelsea from a CA kill shelter, she showed signs of prior abuse, including scars from an embedded collar.  Chelsea did not trust humans, but she trusted and loved other dogs immensely.  After one failed adoption, Chelsea went into a foster home with 3 foster brothers.  They taught her to trust the people that cared for her and helped build her confidence.  Months later, along came Lisa & Matt looking to adopt a friend for their 7 year old mix breed, Gracie.  They, along with their daughter Kylie, met several VSR dogs, but didn’t feel a connection with any of them…until they met Chelsea.  Chelsea not only let them pet her, but she even (very slowly) let Kylie rub her belly!  Chelsea’s foster mom told Lisa & Matt about all of her special quirks and needs to be sure they were committed to Chelsea entirely.  The final decision came to Gracie, though.  Gracie & Chelsea took a long walk before Gracie welcomed her into her yard.  Gracie wanted to play so badly with Chelsea as she was investigating her new surroundings, but Chelsea was being cautious.  Finally, an avid rough & tumble girl herself, Chelsea decided to grab one of Gracie’s toys and prance around the yard.  Chelsea was finally home.  Now all that’s left to do Miss Chelsea is wag on, silly girl, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Beni

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  • Name: Beni
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Beni's Story

Oh, Beni, Beni, Beni. You are one tough cookie. When we picked you up from the shelter and you were able to hobble out to the car for the ride to the vet, nobody suspected you had a pelvis that was broken in 5 places! You shouldn’t have been able to walk at all. Then to heal “as good as new” without having to go through surgery, but be confined to a crate for 8 long weeks at your young age of about 18 months, you have surprised us all.  We were so grateful when Rachael stepped up to foster this wild child who had 2 months worth of puppy living to make up for. She wasn’t going to waste a minute. Rachael and Beni have been working hard on making Beni the awesome young dog she is today. Rachael finally realized that after all the time, energy and love that she and her husband have put into little Miss Beni (who can run like the wind, by the way), there was no way they could let her go. So today Rachael failed at being a foster. Now it’s all legal and Beni is home for good. We couldn’t be happier, especially since Rachael has taken in another dog to foster, in addition to adopting Beni. We weren’t sure you would ever be able to do what every VSR dog is required to do upon being adopted, but we wouldn’t miss it for the world! So go on now. Wag on, bionic Beni, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Shanie

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  • Name: Shanie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Shanie's Story

When Elizabeth came to meet VSR orphans, she had a list of requirements that she was looking for in the dog she would take home. She thought a dog park dog was what she wanted, but after discussing her lifestyle, job and interests, we determined that even though Shanie, now named Shay, definitely doesn’t fall into the category of dog park dog, she was still the best fit. Shay has quickly settled into living and loving life with Liz.  This Waggin’ Tale is a perfect example of why it’s so important to know what your priorities are and what you plan to do with your new shepherd. Make sure to talk to the volunteer doing the meet and greet. They want nothing more than to make the right match for you and your family. Because the best fit is the dog who is told only one time to wag on, sugary sweet Shay, wag on. Click here for more photos!

Shadi

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  • Name: Shadi
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Shadi's Story

Meet 3 year old Shadi. She was dropped off at the shelter by someone who said they found her. She is quite a beauty, but was still very groggy from being spayed just a few hours before. We will let her recover for bit, and then we’ll spend some time with her getting to know more about her. We’ll post her bio then.

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Aubrey

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  • Name: Aubrey
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 6 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Aubrey's Story

As most of VSR’s followers know, our sweet, lovable Aubrey is in stage 2 kidney failure.  Because of her age, and because this cannot be cured, but only managed, Aubrey’s wonderful foster parents, Erin and Drew, have decided they would like nothing more than for Aubrey to be their forever foster.  We know Aubrey thinks this is a great idea too.  So, even though its not an official adoption, we feel that Aubrey is entitled to join in the tradition.  You know what to do.  Wag on, awesome Aubrey.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Pandora

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  • Name: Pandora
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Pandora's Story

Meet 1 year old Pandora. This terrified beauty was dropped off at Lied by her previous owners. And after reading the q&a that they filled out when they left her there, we are quite honestly surprised that they bothered to take her. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. But after reading her report, we wish we could un-know what we know about her past. Pandora lived every second of her life outside. She was never given any toys, she never got to experience being in the house with a family who loved and cherished her. In our eyes her neglect was a form of animal cruelty. She had never been on a leash. The family couldn’t list one quality about this dog that they loved. They couldn’t list any of her fears or bad habits. But her life is only going to get better from here on out. We know that underneath her fear and anxiety, there is a sweet, playful dog who wants nothing more than to be free of the constant fear of the unknown. You can see from the pictures that the car ride was terrifying. She curled up on the floor of the car. By the time we got to the vet, she had worked her way up to the seat. We are going to let Pandora settle in and get used to being loved on and treasured. Then we will teach her how to just be a dog. We will post updates and her bio very soon. So please stay tuned and don’t touch that dial. Because Pandora needs a hero, and someone to change her world. Forever.

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Isis

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  • Name: Isis
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: approx 1 1/2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Isis's Story

Well, little Miss Isis joins the ranks of the Waggin’ Tails Club, and it almost didn’t happen.  A different dog had been selected to go to the meet and greet with Jennifer, her 3 kids, and the family dog, Nugget.  Because the meet and greet was happening at a location other than the boarding facility, VSR staff decided to take 2 dogs, in case the first one didn’t pan out.  Much time would be saved by not having to go back and forth shuttling dogs.  Being relatively new to VSR, Isis’ personality and preferences weren’t very well known.  She made them perfectly clear when she bounced across the yard to go play with her new 4 legged brother!  Nugget wasn’t as excited about her, but Isis didn’t give up.  Her determination paid off!  Isis, you have scored yourself your very own forever family!  Now you just go wag on, intelligent Isis.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Reign

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  • Name: Reign
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Reign's Story

Meet Reign. Almost a year and a half old, his family knew they weren’t doing what was best for him in terms of meeting his needs as a young working breed dog. This is a tough age and firm, gentle consistent training is crucial to having a model canine citizen. Reign is happy, playful and affectionate. As we learn more about him, we will update his bio.

Torque

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  • Name: Torque
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Torque's Story

When Torque was picked up from a rural county animal shelter by one of VSR’s foster families, he was skinny and scared. Emaciated would be a more accurate description of this tall, dark boy’s appearance. Torque quickly settled in to living with a family and getting regular meals. He never caused any problems.  He minded his foster mom and he always respected the other dogs when they wanted some space. He wasn’t toy or food aggressive, and he loved his foster family very much. So when Carl saw Torque’s picture on our website he knew he needed to meet this long, lean 2 1/2 year old. Resident dog, Dutchess, on the other hand, was in no hurry to add to the family. Twelve years old and enjoying being the only pet, she tried to put up a fight, but Torque simply laid down on the floor and waited for this pint sized senior chihuahua to check him out. Carl handed Dutchess over to his wife, Jesse, and said he was ready.  He said, hand over the contract and take my money. Those weren’t his exact words, but the meaning was the same. So now Dutchess has her own boy toy and Torque is happy to oblige. So hop into the truck and settle in for the ride to your new, forever home. You are no exception to the rules of becoming a VSR alumni. You have to wag on, tall, thin Torque, wag on.    Click here for more photos!

Jack

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  • Name: Jack
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Jack's Story

Another foster failure Waggin’ Tale has happened in the VSR family!  Adam and Diane are dedicated supporters and volunteers who took it up a notch when they took Jack home a few weeks ago. They worked with him in hopes of learning more about this very thin and aloof, young guy. Jack continued to be aloof, but slowly he started to trust and open up to his foster family. With the help of Chloe, their youngest shepherd, Jack realized he liked being a part of this loving pack. Just about that time, Adam and Diane realized they couldn’t stand the thought of Jack having to adjust to a new family when he got adopted, so they solved that problem the only way they knew how.  Jack became the newest member of their family. We have to say that nobody wants to see Jack in a box. Instead we want to see him living the good life.  Then we will sing a little diddy about Jack and Diane, and the whole family. It goes like this:  It’s time to wag on, jolly Jack, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Loki

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  • Name: Loki
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Loki's Story

When John and Linda decided they were ready to bring another shepherd into their home, it didn’t take long for them to realize that Loki was the perfect dog for their family. Because Loki seems to be a perfect dog. He’s gorgeous, laid back, and is pretty unflappable. Kia, the resident shepherd, also gave her stamp of approval pretty quickly. Loki will now have all the things a loved family member should have. All the things his previous family stopped giving him. But it’s all sunshine and butterflies from here on out, Mr. Loki. This is the beginning of a brand new life and there’s no going back now. But, because you were a VSR orphan for such a short time, we will tell you what all adopted VSR dogs are required to do once their forever family is located. You have to wag on, lucky Loki. Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Gus

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  • Name: Gus
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 5-6 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Gus's Story

Today our happy Gus got to wag his tail right into the home and hearts of Tyler, Gabby, and the kids.  Gus will now be sharing the love that Fudge, the resident dog, receives daily from this wonderful, caring family.  Gus has already discovered that the 3 resident kitties are to be respected and admired from afar, and he is happy to do so.  Gus could have fit in with just about any family, but, as you can see from this photo, this is the family that Gus wanted to call his own.  We couldn’t be happier for Gus.  It’s time to wag on, goofy Gus.  Wag on. Click here for more photos!

Seiko

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  • Name: Seiko
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 3-4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Seiko's Story

Stunning Seiko is approximately 4 years old. He was adopted from the local shelter almost a year ago. Once out of the shelter, his previous family made numerous attempts to rehome him. Can you imagine living in a home for almost a year knowing you weren’t wanted? This sweet, calm boy is so confused and stressed out; he has no idea what he did or why he wasn’t wanted. We can’t find a thing wrong with this gorgeous boy. He is constantly looking to his person for approval when on leash. And this boy LOVES to go for walks. So far he hasn’t shown any interest in toys, but he may not be comfortable enough yet to let his guard down and be happy. He met an adult male shepherd and a female beagle, both without any reaction at all. He met 2 very young children, again, with no reaction. With his willingness to please and his desire for approval, we think Seiko is going to be an amazing dog for any family willing to show him the patience and love he deserves. Imagine how happy it will make him when you say to him, “God boy, Seiko!” And he knows you mean it. It’s time for Seiko’s world to change. So don’t waste any time and get your online adoption application filled out and submitted. Will you be the family to watch Seiko blossom into the sensitive, loving dog he truly is? He will give back to you hours of unconditional love every single day.

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Asher

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  • Name: Asher
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Asher's Story

Meet 2-3 year old Asher. Asher wandered onto a good samaritan’s property dirty and about 20 pounds underweight. After attempting to find his family, the good Sam took matters into her own hands and had Asher neutered and vaccinated. The good Sam’s current dogs were not ready to accept a new dog into their home, so the good Sam reached out to us to find Asher his forever home. Asher is very friendly and seems to love people of all kinds. He can get a little bit mouthy when he gets really excited while playing. And he loves to run and chase and be chased. He occasionally jumps while playing, but we are working on that. It’s nothing that a training class or two can’t fix. Asher is a beautiful solid black shepherd with thick bones and the cutest, big, puffy dog paws we have ever laid eyes on! We have walked him with other calm dogs and he had done amazingly well. He didn’t pay much attention to the other dogs. If you think this black beauty could be the perfect addition to your family and home, don’t waste a minute wondering. Get busy filling out our online adoption application. Because it won’t take any black magic to know that Asher could be disappearing into a loving forever home very soon.

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Kino

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  • Name: Kino
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 7 years old
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Kino's Story

Kino is the first member of this very exclusive club. His tail is wagging because he has found his forever home with John and Sydney. He now shares his home with the 2 resident rescue dogs, Suki, a 3 year old pitbull, and Urkel, a lovely Heinz 57 mix breed boy.

Kino was out of time at the kill shelter, and had become ill. His life would be ending in a matter of hours. VSR scrambled to get all t

he paperwork to Leid, so that we could pull dogs from this shelter, and with the rescue coordinator’s help, Kino dodged a bullet, and was transported to our vet to get examined and the medicines he needed to get him on the road to recovery.Kino’s adoption is very special to VSR. Kino is the first dog we pulled after receiving our 501c3 status. He is the first VSR dog to be adopted into a forever home. Kino will always be special. He is our first. Just like a first kiss, or a first boyfriend, the important firsts in our lives will always hold a special place in our hearts.Kino has a very interesting back story that we are still researching. When we have all the details in place, we will fill in the holes of Kino’s past. So stay tuned, because it is sure to be a story to be passed on through the rescue community. But right now we are content to know that Kino has found his forever home, and that is reason enough to join the Wagging Tails Club.

Trix

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  • Name: Trix
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5- months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Trix's Story

Meet 5 month old Trix. Trix was adopted from the local shelter at just 14 weeks old. How she ended up there at such a young age is anybody’s guess. Her first owner didn’t realize the time and work a young dog like Trix needs to be a model canine citizen, and wasn’t in a position in his life to be able to change things around that would be in Trix’s best interest. So as much as it pained him to do it, he reached out to us, knowing we would find Trix the right home and would do what was truly best for Trix. Trix missed out on some training opportunities, and has a few habits that need worked on, but she is one smart girl, and is getting better at being a well behaved puppy every day. It will be mandatory that Trix’ new owners enroll in some type of training once she is settled into her new home. She is getting a second chance in life, a chance many dogs aren’t lucky enough to get. So we are going to make sure she has every opportunity to succeed. If you are ready and committed to giving Trix the time and attention she needs, please fill out our online adoption application to get the process started. Because when you change the world for this one dog, her world is changed forever.

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Bullet

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  • Name: Bullet
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Bullet's Story

The look on Bullet’s face says more than any words can describe what a perfect match this family is for our sweet, young Bullet. Dad (not pictured), knew right away that Bullet was the right dog for them. When asked if they wanted to meet one more dog just to be sure, they simply said it wasn’t necessary. Bullet was happy to show off his gentle temperament with both the girls which made Mom very happy.  This was one of those adoptions that practically worked itself. It was effortless, quick and easy. You can’t argue with that. So as you grow up with your two beautiful human sisters in a house filled with love, nobody can say you don’t deserve it, precious Bullet.  Just don’t forget to wag on, brave Bullet, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Sera

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  • Name: Sera
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: under 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Sera's Story

We all know one of those adolescents who is in need of someone who cares about them and helps them become the best they can be.  Whether it be a dog or a human.  Our sweet, young Sera, now known as Sydney, was just one of those adolescents.  She was heading down the wrong path.  She was at that very impressionable age, and she needed to get out of the kennel environment before she turned into a real delinquent.  Enter Todd and his family.  They had just lost a 12 yr old 4 legged member of their family, and everyone was feeling the pain.  The timing worked out just right, and now Sydney has the family she needs to become a model canine citizen, and Ella & Kia, the dog, have a new playmate to share their lives with.  Now that the family is whole again, it’s time to wag on, sassy Sydney.  Wag on. Click here for more photos!

Mini

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  • Name: Mini
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Mini's Story

Meet 1 1/2-2 year old Mini. Picked up as a stray, this happy-go-lucky 96 pound girl just couldn’t get out of the shelter fast enough. And when you weigh that much and are that determined, there wasn’t much going to stop her from getting out those shelter doors. We don’t know too much about her yet but we do know she doesn’t know any strangers. She loves everyone she’s met so far. Mini absolutely adores babies and young kids! This gigantic girl is so gentle, it will blow you away. What we did notice is that Mini tried to claim the kids and would put herself in between the resident dog and the babies almost immediately after meeting them. So if your home is missing the huge heart of a big dog with a little dog name, then Mini is your girl! Get busy filling out that adoption application, because once the word gets out about Mini, the number of apps we receive for her will be many!

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Azure

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  • Name: Azure
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Azure's Story

Mark had been toying with the idea of getting another shepherd.  His 2 1/2 year old male, Phoenix, would probably enjoy a companion.  Phoenix is such a great dog, he would be the perfect dog to show a younger dog the ropes.  So, imagine Mark’s surprise when he saw a picture of Azure on our website!  It looked like a picture of Phoenix, only younger, and a girl!  Could this be the dog he had been waiting for?  Only one way to find out.  Fill out the application, and once approved, bring Phoenix to meet Azure.  Just one little problem, Phoenix and Mark live in Arizona.  What did Mark do?  Well, they simply made a road trip to Las Vegas to meet our rambunctious miss Azure.  The meet and greet was rather uneventful, but Azure was ready to play.  After some running and chasing and tackling, Mark loaded up Phoenix and Azure, and they road off into the sunset, back to Arizona.  Only on this trip there were 8 paws and 2 wet noses in the SUV, and that can only mean one thing.  You must have to wag on awesome Azure.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Chandler

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  • Name: Chandler
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Chandler's Story

Sweet, young Chandler was picked up as a stray by Animal Control. At the time, she was not using one of her front legs. Thought to be only about a year old, VSR decided this beautiful girl needed a chance to live a life free from pain. So we pulled her from the shelter and took her straight to our vets, who xrayed her leg. What they found? Growing pains. Plain and simple. Not uncommon in young shepherds, and can come and go for up to a couple of years. Rest and anti-inflammatories as needed are what the doctors recommend. Chandler is a happy, playful girl who needs some training, as most young dogs do. She has been great with dogs of all sizes, and you just can’t help but smile when she is around. If you think Chandler would be the perfection addition to your family, please fill out our online adoption application to get the process started. An adoption donation of $325 is required. Please help Chandler find the forever home this little peanut deserves. Changing the world for Chandler will be the best change you will ever make.

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Berni

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  • Name: Berni
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Berni's Story

Berni came to us from beautiful Southern California, although it probably wasn’t very pretty inside that LA County kill shelter.  The move to the brown landscape of Las Vegas was a major step up, but that just isn’t enough for our VSR orphans.  To remedy that problem, John drove all the way from Washington state to adopt sweet Berni and take her home to live with him, where she can enjoy all the colors of the rainbow in that environment.  We are all green with envy that you are now surrounded by all 64 colors like in a box of crayons.  So as you enjoy your new life smelling the roses and never having another blue Monday, remember to wag on, bubbly Berni, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Lexi

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  • Name: Lexi
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 4-5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Lexi's Story

Our sweet, little Lexi is lucky to be able to wag her tail.  She was so stressed out in the boarding facility, after being rescued from the local kill shelter, where her previous family left her, she stopped eating.  She then came down with a terrible infection in her lungs.  She spent a week in isolation at the vet clinic.  But Lexi’s foster mom (who had only had her 2 days before she had to be admitted to the hospital) never gave up.  She visited Lexi every day, sitting on the floor of the ISO room, hand feeding Lexi anything she would eat.  The vets were not sure Lexi would be leaving the clinic alive.  When you go through something this traumatic and don’t have any idea if your efforts will be in vain, when its all said and done, the bond that was created by this act of unconditional love by Sarah and Lexi for each other means just one thing.  Sarah became a foster failure today, and Lexi is now officially a member of the family.  Lexi has her dad, Keith, and a 4 legged brother named Marley to spend her days with, running and playing.  So when Lexi wags her tail now, everybody cheers.  It was almost a tail that would never wag again.  So this Waggin’ Tail is one of the amazing ones.  You know what we all want Lexi to do now?  Yep.  Wag on, lucky Lexi.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

 

Cosmo

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  • Name: Cosmo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1-2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Cosmo's Story

Cosmo is one of those dogs who just steals your heart and shreds it.  This very tall, young boy was picked up as a stray and was too terrified to eat at all during his six day stay at the local puppy prison.  Once VSR was able to get him out of the shelter, and start working with him, Cosmo slowly began to open up.  Cosmo still needs to gain 15 or more pounds, but that didn’t stop him from stealing the hearts of Steve, Kristy, and their 5 year old son, Nicholas, who had just recently lost their shepherd to cancer.  The house just wasn’t the same without a shepherd to share it with.  So now that you have found your very own forever family, you just need to wag on, kooky Cosmo.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Nash

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  • Name: Nash
  • Breed: Anatolian Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 3-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Nash's Story

Meet 3 1/2 year old Nash. Nash is an Anatolian shepherd who came to us when the neighbors, who had been caring for Nash for over a month, reached out to VSR to find him a new home. Nash’s original owner was deported, and when he left, Nash was left in the backyard of the home. We are getting Nash neutered and all checked out and up to date on shots, then we will get to know more about him. He lived with kids and has been around other dogs, but has never lived in the house. If you are knowledgeable about the Anatolian shepherd breed, and are interested in becoming Nash’s real forever family, please fill out our online adoption application to get the process started. Because making Nash part of your family will certainly change the world for this big boy, and your world will never be the same.

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Bogart

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  • Name: Bogart
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: under 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Bogart's Story

Bogart LOVES people!  So much so that his boisterous behavior made it difficult for anyone to put up with him.  Enter Cristine.  Having had Shepherds for most of her life, she is not one to put up with any shenanigans from a young, excited dog.  She knows that 2 of the most important things that a dog needs are exercise and discipline along with, of course, love and affection.  Soon Bogart will be a Shepherd with super model good looks AND finishing school manners!  He will truly be the whole package.  Can you imagine them strolling through the neighborhood meeting everyone and Bogart sitting nicely for attention?  Heads will turn and cars will stop.  Bogart will dazzle them when it’s his turn to wag on, beautiful Bogey.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Lobo

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  • Name: Lobo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2-3 Years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Lobo's Story

Meet 2-3 year old Lobo. His life so far has been anything but stable. Surrendered to us by a homeless man, Lobo is never sure what tomorrow will bring. Once Lobo settles in a little and learns that he can trust again, we will post his bio. We do know he LOVES to play ball!

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Elijah

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  • Name: Elijah
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Elijah's Story

When you live in a town with a population of less than 2,000 people, you probably get used to traveling for some of the things you need in life.  So when Rod and Lori decided to add a shepherd to their family, they hopped in the car and drove all the way to Vegas from their little town in Wyoming.  When they arrived with their list of dogs to meet in hand, they didn’t have to look much farther than Elijah, now named Fenton.  Fenton just turned on the charm, and the deal was done.  Unfortunately, Rod and Lori had more traveling to do before they could take Fenton and head back to Wyoming.  One week later, though, they were back to get their boy.  Fenton had his bags packed and was ready to roll when they arrived early that Saturday morning.  So as you make your way up to the wide open spaces of Wyoming, remember you need to wag on fabulous Fenton, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Sarge

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  • Name: Sarge
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 10 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sarge's Story

Isn’t it bad enough that a 9 year old shepherd has to spend 10 minutes in the local kill shelter?  Imagine a senior shepherd spending 10 long days sitting in a cold cement kennel, waiting for the owner that never comes.  That’s exactly what Sarge was forced to do.  Stressful?  So stressful that in those 10 days, magnificent Sarge lost 21 pounds!  But did Sarge give up?  No, he didn’t.  He was happy and excited to get out of his kennel and greeted the VSR volunteer like he had known her for years.  Sarge is still a playful and silly dog who deserves a family that will cherish him and show him the love he deserves in his golden years.  Filling out our online adoption application and setting aside the adoption donation of $225 is what’s needed to make Sarge a member of your family.  So shine up those shoes, shower and shave, because that’s what it will take to change the world for this gorgeous guy.

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Jethro

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  • Name: Jethro
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 7
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Jethro's Story

Infected ears, and a horribly done hematoma repair surgery, Jethro sat in adoptions at the local shelter for almost 2 months. Our vets have done their best to repair the damage done by his first surgery, and he is on his way to having healthy ears. Having to keep him from shaking his head and making his ear bleed has prevented us from finding out too much about this handsome 6-7 year old guy. But we are assuming that because he was kept alive at the shelter for so long, he must have an incredible temperament. As soon as we can know for sure, we will update his bio.

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Helga

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  • Name: Helga
  • Breed: Dutch Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Helga's Story

This precious girl is 5 year old Helga. She was turned in as a stray to the local shelter along with another dog who was in such bad shape, he was immediately euthanized. Luckily, with the help of the Miracle GSD Network, we were able to pull this sweet, gentle and trusting dog and get her the medical attention she has needed for a very long time. She is being treated for mange. She is also anemic, and her blood work indicates that this has been going on for quite some time. She will need some ongoing medical care before she is ready to be adopted, but we will do what it takes to get this deserving dog everything she needs to be able to feel good again. She probably doesn’t have any idea how much better her life is going to be. Once we know she is on the road to recovery, we will get to know more about her, and will be posting updates on her as we get more news of her medical issues.

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Nicki

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  • Name: Nicki
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 10 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Nicki's Story

Well, it wasn’t a buy one get one free sale, but as you can see, everyone involved was pretty happy with the arrangement.  Smiles all around.  This is a Waggin’ Tail that should have everybody happy dancing!  The first reason to celebrate is that our long time orphan, Nicki, finally found her forever home.  Just 2 days shy of 7 months, Nicki had past up our previous record holder, Mr. Mack Attack, by almost double!  The second reason that the happy dancing continues is that Danae also took Nicki’s foster brother, Cash!  How can you top that?  They were both so excited they were almost unmanageable.  But Danae has assured us she will be taking full advantage of those free training classes.  So before you go to class, it’s customary for you both to wag on nice girl Nicki and cuddle bug Cash.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Indy

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  • Name: Indy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 4 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Indy's Story

A happy Waggin’ Tail story comes from a day long car ride, with lots of patience and determination.  Nicole and her family drove all the way from northern Nevada to meet our little miss Indy (whose middle name is now Pendence.)  They met several dogs, but it’s hard to pass up a puppy when the opportunity is there and you are in the market for a new dog.  Brandy, the lab mix, was friendly and social to all she met, humans and canines alike.  Nine year old Julius was just anxious to get a dog that he wanted to take home two!  After waiting for Indy to be released from the vet clinic for her spay, they all piled back in the car and headed back to northern Nevada with their new family member.  As soon as Indy is settled in with her new family, maybe Brandy can let her know its time to wag on, irresistible Indy.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Colt

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  • Name: Colt
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 18 Months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Colt's Story

Colt is a gorgeous 18 month old who was living with young children when he came to VSR. We had him neutered and did a little bit of needed dental work. As he opens up to us we will post his bio.

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Webster

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  • Name: Webster
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 5 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Webster's Story

Meet little 5 month old Webster. At only 27 lbs, this little guy was pretty emaciated and also had a skin condition going on that is being looked at by our vets. Webster is a happy little guy, despite the fact that he has to stop and scratch his itchy body so frequently. Once we get him comfortable and neutered, we will get to know more about him and post his bio.

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R.C

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  • Name: R.C
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 6 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

R.C's Story

Beautiful R.C. Was surrendered to VSR when her family’s living and financial situation made it impossible for them to keep her. At just 6 years old, she is a stunning dog who still has lots of spunk in her. R.C. Is coming out of her shell very quickly, considering she had been with the same family since she was 6 weeks old, and didn’t get a whole lot of socializing growing up. If you are interested in possibly adding this beauty queen to your pack, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step of our adoption process, but it doesn’t obligate you in any way. If you want to change the world for a dog named R.C. You better be prepared to treat her like a queen. And don’t forget that royal crown.

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Shelby

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  • Name: Shelby
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 Years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Shelby's Story

2 year old Shelby was terrified when we got her out of the shelter. Skin and bones and suspected of having bad hips, we decided she deserves a chance at a happy, loving life. X rays show that her hips are just fine and Shelby is showing us her sweet and gentle personality. We will update her bio when we know more about her.

Aries

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  • Name: Aries
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Aries's Story

When VSR first picked up this dog almost a year ago, his name was Mustang.  He was a 15 month old owner surrender.  We quickly found out that he was a very sensitive dog, who had probably been yelled at quite a bit.  Mustang was adopted, became Aries, and through no fault of his own, was returned to us in November.  His military mom knew it wasn’t fair to him to have to bounce him around every time she was deployed, so he went to a foster home.  He has always been leery of men, but will bond quickly and become very protective with his person.  So when Jarred wanted to drive 8 hours to meet Aries, we asked that he have a couple of other dogs in mind to meet.

Aries never forgot the Adoption Director, who had pulled him from that awful, scary shelter, and he let everyone know it.  So we thought it best if somebody else handle Aries when Jarred arrived to meet him.  As luck would have it, Jarred walked up right as the director was walking Aries towards the door.  Recognizing Aries from his pictures, Jarred knew enough about dogs to squat down and turn sideways so as not to appear threatening to Aries.  Well, Aries walked right up to Jarred, licked his hand and face, and we all knew this was the one.  The universe works in mysterious ways, and today it was letting us know that Aries was going home.

Aries’ adoption by Jarred is one of those stories that you can tell over and over, and get goose bumps every time.  The connection was instant.  Although Aries did check back and look for reassurance from the director occasionally, he never left Jarred’s side the entire afternoon.  And you can see from the photo that Mr. Aries Mustang Asher plans on keeping Jarred close by.  Tears were flowing all around when Jarred left to go back to Elko the next day, but we know we will stay in touch.  Jarred is now part of the VSR family, and Aries will continue to stay in our lives, even if only through pictures.  So now that you’ve made us all cry those emotional tears, it’s time that you wag on, awesome Aries, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Primo

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  • Name: Primo
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 11 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Primo's Story

Meet 11 month old Primo. He is very new to us and we know very little about him.Once we get him neutered, chipped and up to date on shots, we will get to know him better and post his bio.

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Gunnar

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  • Name: Gunnar
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 10 Months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Gunnar's Story

Meet gorgeous 10 month old Gunnar. Gunnar was surrendered to VSR when his family realized that they couldn’t provide everything Gunnar needed to be a polite, balanced dog. After Gunnar’s initial visit with our vet, it was discovered that this beautiful, playful puppy has a condition called mega-esophagus. Gunnar needs to have his meals in special chair that keeps him sitting upright. Gunnar’s Bailey chair will go home with him when he is adopted. His condition cannot be cured but is very manageable and when managed correctly, he can live a full life. He is in a foster home with other dogs right now and is doing incredibly well. Gunnar needs to go to a home with someone who has the extra time to spend with him during mealtimes. If you have the time, patience and love to give to Gunnar, please fill out our online adoption application. Because changing the world for Gunnar will be the beginning of a life long relationship that is second to none.

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Cooper

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  • Name: Cooper
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: approx 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Cooper's Story

Cooper was turned into the local shelter by his former family because he was mouthy and “hard to handle”.  Luckily, Eileen knows that all this stunning one year old boy needs is exercise, training and guidance.  She is committed to giving Cooper everything he needs to be the best dog he can be.  Eileen fell for Cooper when she saw his pictures on Facebook.  She knew exactly what she wanted, and there was no hesitation in her voice when she declined to meet any other dogs.  So, Mr. Cooper, no more hanging around the kennels for you.  You have moved on up to living the good life.  So grab your friends and don’t forget that family matters.  You are all in the family now, so it’s time to wag on, charismatic Cooper.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Chobani

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  • Name: Chobani
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Chobani's Story

Meet beautiful Chobani. This 2ish girl was turned into the local shelter as a stray. Yes, another over the counter stray. She is terribly underweight, and in need of a few good meals. All ready spayed, this gorgeous girl is so happy and friendly, that when she got out of the kennel at the shelter, she turned to the male pitbull that was in the kennel right next to her and they gave each other little doggy kisses through the kennel door before I led her away! How stinkin’ sweet is that? Chobani doesn’t seem to be a fan of other female dogs, but that is just a preliminary observation. Once she has decompressed and is more comfortable with us, we will write a more detailed bio.

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Viper

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  • Name: Viper
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 6 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Viper's Story

Meet the stunning Viper! Viper is a 6 year old male who came to us when his owner could no longer give him everything this drop dead gorgeous boy needs and deserves! He is said to be good with small children and small dogs. We are letting him decompress, but will be posting a detailed bio as soon as we know more about him.

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Leo

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  • Name: Leo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Leo's Story

Meet young Leo. Thought to be about a year and a half old, Leo was found by a Good Samaritan who couldn’t keep him. She took him to a vet clinic who could only hold him overnight. He went to the local shelter, and as soon as his stray hold was up, we pulled him. As we learn more about Leo, we will post his bio.

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Huck

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  • Name: Huck
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: < 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Huck's Story

Huck is a pretty darn awesome dog.  He’s got looks, personality, and intelligence.  So why was Huck sitting on death row in a Southern California kill shelter?  Why, when his perfect forever family was right here in Las Vegas?  If there was ever any doubt that Huck was the right fit for this active family, Grace, the family’s female German shepherd, let it be known that she and Huck were going to be BFF’s.  They had one brief meeting and it was on!  They ran, jumped, chased and generally just enjoyed being happy dogs together.  Huck, now known as Ranger, decided he would unpack his bags and stay a while.  So in between your play bows and the zoomies, you need to do one last thing as a VSR orphan. All together now, “You need to wag on, happy Huck.  Wag on.”   Click here for more photos!

Diego

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  • Name: Diego
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1+ year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Diego's Story

How could somebody take this 18 month old cutie-pie and desert him at a doggy day care?  How could they intentionally give false contact information?  And then come back and pick up the other dog they had left there the same time they left Diego?

Diego is an affectionate boy who needs time to trust people and feels better when he has a canine companion to hang around with.  His foster mom has been working very hard with Diego to reign in his young dog energy and excitement, and they are making huge strides, if we do say so ourselves.  He is a quick learner and wants to please.  Even his leash manners are becoming what many people only dream of for their dog.  Is your home the home Diego has been waiting for?  It just takes a donation of $325 to take Diego home and make him a member of your family.  What are you waiting for?  Head over to our website and fill out the adoption application!  Changing the world for Diego is as much fun as a trip to Disneyland.  With Diego in your life, your home will be the happiest place on earth.

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Roshi

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  • Name: Roshi
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 4-5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Roshi's Story

Meet 4-5 year old Roshi. Roshi was turned in as s stray to the local shelter. At 93 pounds, Roshi didn’t miss many meals. Roshi loves to play ball and has been a complete gentleman with every dog he has met so far. He prefers that dogs don’t come on too strong too quickly, as he gets a little frightened, but Roshi is just a great, well adjusted beautiful boy, looking for a forever home that won’t ever give up on him again. Are you that home? If you think Roshi would be the perfect addition to your family, please don’t hesitate to fill out our online adoption application. It doesn’t tobligate you to adopt Roshi or any of our orphans, but simply gets the process started.

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Mack

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  • Name: Mack
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: approximately 8-10 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Mack's Story

You have to be quick to keep up with Mack.  With him AND his nicknames.  It was so easy to dub him our “Mack Daddy”, “Mack-a-doodle”, “Mack-a-roon”, and “The Mack Attack”.  It was not as easy finding our Mack the perfect forever home, but good things come to those who wait, and wait he did.  Mack is now a happy member of the family of Jonathan and Suzette, and their 2 resident female shepherds.  We couldn’t be happier for our funny little Mack-happy boy.  You did it, Mack.  You got yourself a forever family, and we couldn’t be happier.  So wag on, Mack Daddy, wag on.

Augie (formerly Atlas)

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  • Name: Augie (formerly Atlas)
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 6 years old
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Augie (formerly Atlas)'s Story

Tammie is no stranger to the shepherd breed. Her past was filled with shepherds.  She also just recently had a birthday, and one of the great things about being an adult and having birthdays is that you can give yourself whatever you want. So to celebrate her special day, Tammie decided it was time to fill that empty spot in her home and heart.  After reading about Augie, she knew she was the perfect home for Augie to now call her own.   Tammie contacted us, brought down her friend and the cutest little golden-doodle ever, Penny, to see if Augie would enjoy having play dates with them.  Well, things couldn’t have gone any better,and we couldn’t be happier!  This is the type of home Augie will thrive in.  It broke our hearts when we learned that Augie’s previous human had passed away, so we can’t imagine how devastated Augie must have felt!  Well things have finally turned around for you, our little drama queen!  We know you will have lots to say about it!  So as you go for your play dates and rides in the car, talking the entire time, we are sure you are required to wag on, awesome Augie, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Emmitt

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  • Name: Emmitt
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Emmitt's Story

This darling little man is Emmitt. We think he is about a year old. He was picked up on New Years Eve, probably scared to death. He’s a little timid and pretty skinny but we will start working on getting him to a healthy weight while we learn his likes and dislikes. Then we will post his bio.

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Kori

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  • Name: Kori
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Kori's Story

When Kori first came to the rescue, she was so timid and fearful, she wanted to just blend into the wood work and disappear. She desperately wanted someone to cling to and protect her. Her first night at the vet clinic, she found her someone. Now that Kori knows people can be nice, she is slowly opening up and coming out of her shell. Kori is only about a year and a half to 2 years old, and she is very affectionate once she feels safe with you. Her beauty and intense eyes are breathtaking. Kori isn’t sure about other dogs, but with a proper introduction, Kori should be fine. She definitely is interested when she sees dogs. Kori had an umbilical hernia, but we have had it repaired, so she is good to go. For only a $325 adoption donation, you can be the lucky family who is able to call Kori your own. A patient, understanding family is what Kori is hoping for. If you think you might be that family, please go to our website and fill out our online adoption application. Because if you are willing to change the world for Kori, you will be repaid with love and affection like you have never before known.   Click here for more photos!

Gia

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  • Name: Gia
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Gia's Story

Well, our little Gia may have lost one of her salivary glands, but she found herself a whole new family!  Larry and Sherry, and their daughter, Courtney met Gia at the Harley Davidson adoption event, and thought their family was the perfect place for our little slice of perpetual happiness that is Gia.  Gia has recovered completely from her surgery, and her prognosis is that she is good as new.  Gia also has 2 little 4 legged brothers to share her life with.  A house is not a home without a G-G-G-Gia pet.  So say it with me now: Wag on sweet Gia-pet.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Quinn

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  • Name: Quinn
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 6-7 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Quinn's Story

Quinn is 6-7 months old and just a puppy in every sense of the word. Playful, friendly and affectionate. When we know more about her we will post her bio.

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Yogi

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  • Name: Yogi
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: approx 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Yogi's Story

If you want to know how to get yourself adopted into a home with a small child, and an even smaller dog, just ask our youngster, Yogi, now known as Kreig.  Kreig did everything right.  When Lola, the Chinese Crested, curled her lip and growled at him for getting in her face, Kreig just turned and went away.  When 2 1/2 year old Lainey ran down the hall of the family’s home, Kreig just trotted after her instead of chasing her down like a cheetah goes after an antelope.  That is how you get yourself adopted into the home of Steve and Amanda.  You played your cards just right Mr. Kreig and now you have a full house.  In this game of life, a full house wins every time.  When all the players fold, it’s time for you to wag on, kooky Kreig.  Wag on. Click here for more photos!

Dash

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  • Name: Dash
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: unknown
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Dash's Story

DASH UPDATE 5/17/17!!!
Dash had his surgery late yesterday! It was a difficult surgery, but Dash came through it like a champ! He will need extensive rehab, but the doctors are confident he will have full use of his leg! We couldn’t be happier for this sweet peanut of a dog. But we are still short about $900 to cover the cost of the surgery. It came out to just over $1900. Can you please open your hearts and give? Any amount helps. Doesn’t Dash deserve to live up to his name and have the ability to dash all over the back yard of the forever home that’s out there waiting for him? The link to our website is in the comments to make a donation.

VSR was recently contacted by the local shelter about this tiny, young dog. Probably under a year old, Dash has had a really rough start in life! As you can see from the X-rays, Dash needs hip surgery, and he needed it yesterday! This poor dog, only about the size of a minute, has been surviving in pain for quite some time. We think he may have been hit by a car. We need to raise $2000 for the surgery Dash so desperately needs! He is such a kind and sweet dog, friendly with other dogs, even in the pain he is in. He tries to run and play like a healthy young dog, but quickly starts to limp, and sadly will stop playing, once his pain escalates over his threshold. Can you help us help this precious boy? We are scheduling his surgery for as soon as possible so Dash can heal and see what it feels like to be a dog out of pain. We will post the link to our PayPal account in the comments.

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Maddox

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  • Name: Maddox
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Maddox's Story

Meet 5 year old Maddox. This 95 pound guy is a playful love bug. He came in with a female shepherd who definitely ran the show. Neither dog was well socialized, but he is making great progress and opening up and finding out that the big world out there isn’t so bad after all. Although they are not related, she likes to mother him and push him around. It would be great if the 2 of them could stay together, but it’s not a must. Maddox would probably do best with a female that can be his friend and teach him how to be a good, confident dog. So if you would like to see if Maddox is possibly your next furry family member, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step in the adoption process, but it doesn’t obligate you to anything. Besides, changing the world for Maddox would be like hitting the grand slam home run in the World Series. And who wouldn’t want to be in on that action?

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Luke

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  • Name: Luke
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Luke's Story

Who knew that one of the employees at Craig Road Animal Hospital would become involved and start volunteering her time for VSR?  It wasn’t long after VSR was operating that Lindsey realized what incredible dogs these shepherds are.  Lindsey had struck up a friendship with our adoptions director when she was making frequent trips to the vet with her own shepherd.  Soon Lindsey was spending her free time comforting and earning the trust of the timid and fearful shepherds we brought in.  But one timid, young shepherd really tugged at her heart strings.  Lindsey couldn’t stop thinking about Luke.  She began working with him and taking him out.  It wasn’t long before the day came that she didn’t want to take him back to the clinic.  After discussing the responsibilities of shepherd ownership with her parents, Lindsey had her family’s blessing to adopt Luke.  So, just like in the fairy tales, this story will surely end with, “and they lived happily ever after.”  But not before you wag on, lucky Luke, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Adi

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  • Name: Adi
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 6 Months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Adi's Story

Meet 6 month old Adi. Adi was surrendered to the rescue due to a tragic accident in her family. As soon as she is spayed and we know her a little better we will post her bio.

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Suede

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  • Name: Suede
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 9 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Suede's Story

Meet beautiful 9 year old Suede. Her owners reached out us to surrender her, then they dropped her off at the shelter later that same day! As you can imagine, Suede is so confused! After being held at the shelter for 10 long days, when we were finally able to get her out, she was frantically searching and crying for her family! She was practically inconsolable! It was apparent Suede hadnt been to see a vet in a very long time. She had severely infected ears, scabs and sores and a horrible bacterial infection all over her body. As a senior, she was in need of blood work to determine if her organs are properly doing their jobs. Her blood work came back perfect, and we couldn’t be happier! As you can see from the pictures, Suede has a lot of life and love left to give! She’s a big girl at about 90 lbs, and she loves to chase a ball or squeaky toys, or anything that moves. She’s made it clear that she is going to need to be the only pet in the home, and we feel a home without young children would be best for this beauty. She deserves all the love and attention she can get by being the center of attention with her new family. The family who won’t dump her like yesterday’s news just because she has gotten older and has a few medical issues that, had they been addressed earlier, would have been easily treated. If you can offer Suede that soft bed and some time to throw toys for Suede, please fill out our online adoption or foster application. Because we don’t want the senior rescue dogs to be our best kept secret any longer. You cannot imagine the feeling of being loved by a senior rescue dog. It’s something you have to experience to understand.

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Asha

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  • Name: Asha
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Asha's Story

Keith and Carmen have 2 cats, and typical of many guys, Keith felt that the family needed a dog to make it complete. When they saw that VSR had a cat friendly dog up for adoption, they got all of their ducks in a row and filled out the adoption application to adopt Asha. Asha had just been surrendered to the rescue, and she was listed as a cat friendly dog. Keith was like a little boy on Christmas morning, opening up a box with his very own puppy inside. Now everybody is happy and content, and Asha only had to spend less than a week in boarding. So this is it, Asha. The last stop on your journey to find your forever home. So unpack your bags, make yourself comfy, and stay a while.  It’s time to wag on, awe-inspiring Asha, Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Zolo

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  • Name: Zolo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Zolo's Story

Little Miss Zolo is just over a year old. She was picked up as a stray by Animal Control and sentenced to death because she was scared and reacted by protecting her kennel. We knew that she didn’t deserve to die for trying to survive, so we pulled her. She bonds very quickly to people who are kind to her. We found a mass on her back foot, which we are having removed and then we will let her settle in and get to know more about her and post her bio.

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Shasta

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  • Name: Shasta
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Shasta's Story

Shasta’s adoption gets to go down in VSR history as the second quickest adoption ever.  Sandra & Thomas had only been out of their car for maybe a minute or two, with Shasta was outside waiting to meet them, and that was it.  Thomas asked me to get the contract because he was ready to sign.  Didn’t they want to see any other dogs, just to make sure?  Nope.  Why?  Shasta was the dog for them.  So as quickly as we could get the paperwork done, Shasta was loaded up into the car for the ride home.  Don’t forget that you need to wag on, sugary sweet Shasta.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Johann

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  • Name: Johann
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: approx 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Johann's Story

Well, it looks like Johann will be hitting the dusty trail with Gary, all the way up to Big Sky country.  Johann will be calling Montana his home now.  Gary drove his motor home all the way to Las Vegas just to meet our sweet guy, who was originally a Southern California Boy.  Johann will enjoy hiking, and traveling, and even going to work with Gary.  At only about 2 or 3 years old, Johann will be enjoying “retirement.”  Wouldn’t it be nice for all of us to be so lucky?  We will miss your cute face and loving personality, but it’s time for you to wag on, sweet Johann.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

 

Slash

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  • Name: Slash
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Slash's Story

How do you write a Waggin’ Tale about such a special dog when words don’t seem to be able to express the feelings and emotions that are inside your head? You just have to hope that your words can convey the amount of love, time and energy our extraordinary boy, Slash, was the recipient of once he became a VSR orphan. The first 4 years of his life couldn’t have been anything that we even want to imagine. Had Slash ever known what it felt like to not be in continuous pain and discomfort? Did he know how it felt to eat quality food every day or feel the softness of a bed to cushion his emaciated body? Probably not. So when Joan contacted us inquiring about our gentle giant, who was just starting to look like he might be feeling better and getting healthy, we collectively held our breath, hoping that our doggy prayers were being answered, and that Slash might finally have found his angel. Joan was no stranger to the skin issues that dogs can develop, and she understood things like this don’t get better over night. Joan also knew that once you commit to bringing a dog into your life, you are in it for the long haul. She visited Slash, asked lots of questions, learned about his breed and temperament, and proceeded to look past his not so perfect outside and opened herself up to see the beauty that this thoughtful boy projects from the inside. She prepared her home, talked to vets, even told her neighbors about the long, lean gentle giant she would be bringing home very soon. In  typical tradition of orphans on adoption day, Slash, now known as Slasher, must have known something was up. When we got him out of the kennel, he was obviously excited, but in a way that we hadn’t seen him show before. He must have known that this time Joan was going to take him home. We all wanted Slasher to learn that home is the place where you will live out the rest of your life being loved, cherished and taken care of and not a place where you are ignored, stuck outside, and left to your own devices. This Waggin’ Tale is one that the VSR volunteers dreamed about for months. When a dog has a past that makes you wonder how or why he would trust a human ever again looks into your eyes and right down into your soul, and without words, tells you, “Thank you for giving me a chance to be loved,” you know your job is done and it’s time to let him go.  You have to grab your Kleenex, dry your eyes and wipe your nose. because you know Slasher will finally have everything he has been missing and everything he deserves with Joan. So as we all wave goodbye, there’s not a dry eye in the bunch. We couldn’t be happier for you, Slasher. You have touched our hearts like no other. Now go on, don’t worry. These are happy tears.  We are happy to see you wag on, sensational Slasher, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Rhett

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  • Name: Rhett
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 16 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Rhett's Story

As a volunteer for a rescue organization, the overwhelming emotion and respect you have for a potential adopter when they say, “our son has earned the privilege of caring for a dog” is hard to describe.  When Mike, Lissette and their son, Anthony, came to meet our Miracle Network dog, Rhett, who had recently been returned by no fault of his own, we silently hoped and prayed we could add this awesome family to our list of adopters. Well Rhett must have felt that way too, because we couldn’t have been more proud of this gorgeous, young dog while he was meeting his new forever family. It is common practice to ask potential adopters if they would like to meet one more dog, just to be sure.  Anthony made it crystal clear that would not be necessary. He had his dog.  And even as Rhett’s foster mom watched with tears streaming down her face the family load Rhett, now named Sven, into their SUV, she, like all of us, knew it was meant to be. So as you become the most recent VSR alum, Sven, you must do the deed. You must wag on, spectacular Sven, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Diablo

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  • Name: Diablo
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 10 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Diablo's Story

Well, this Waggin’ Tail Club member holds a special place in so many people’s hearts!  Lucky Diablo finally found his forever family with Kat and Lorraine.  Diablo has a wonderful backyard to romp and play in, and a beautiful little park right across the street from his new home.  Diablo knows that good things come to those who wait, and so he waited.  And waited.  And it paid off today.  So, as they ride off into the sunset, the only thing left to do is wag on, distinguished Diablo.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Journee

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  • Name: Journee
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: young
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Journee's Story

Meet beautiful, young Journee. Journee was a stray who had to be trapped to catch. How nobody came looking for this petite, liver colored girl is a mystery. The shelter is quite a scary place for a young dog, and Journee was terrified. She was tense, avoiding contact and trembling at the back of her kennel. When we picked her up, she wanted nothing to do with anyone, but couldn’t resist the temptation of those yummy hotdogs and pieces of cheese that I offered. She stayed near the back of the rescue van, and continued to eat the treats, although she wouldn’t take them from my hand. Journee doesn’t want to be scared, and she has shown us that she is willing to trust us, and we will be patient with this little angel. So if you are looking for the Journee of a lifetime, fill out our online adoption application to start the adoption process. Because life isn’t about the destination, it’s about enjoying the Journee along the way.

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Luna

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  • Name: Luna
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1 1/2
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Luna's Story

Young Luna came to the rescue with her owners were no longer able to give her the time and attention a young high energy dog like Luna needs. Cancer struck this family not once but twice. At only a year and a half old, this very playful high-energy girl needs a family who can devote the time attention it takes to make Luna the model canine citizen she so wants to be. She has had some training but could use a refresher course in doggy manners. Because of her very high prey drive she needs to go to a home with no small critters, two or four-legged. So if you think you have a home and lifestyle that would be a good fit for Luna, please fill out our online adoption application, and set aside your $325 adoption donation. Because if any dog needs her world changed, Luna does. She has so much to offer! She just needs a chance.

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Quincy

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  • Name: Quincy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Quincy's Story

UPDATE 8/4/2017: Quincy has begun to settle in and has shown us the loving, sweet girl she is. She has been fine walking with our male shepherd orphans. She is very happy when she is around one in particular. Quincy needs a loving home that understands the shepherd breed and what they require to be happy and balanced in a family setting. She is absolutely a wonderful girl who deserves a home worthy of all the love she has to give. Meet beautiful 5 year old Quincy. Quincy was surrendered to the shelter by her family because that was easier than giving Quincy boundaries and finding a trainer to help with her food resource guarding. She also became protective of her owner, protecting her from strangers and even other family members. Quincy needs time to decompress and then we will begin to work with her on her issues. All issues that can be resolved with training and consistency.

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Eva

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  • Name: Eva
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Eva's Story

Eva knew that she had to do something to make herself stand out.  She wanted to be a member of the Waggin’ Tails Club.  She started off by looking adorable carrying around a flat soccer ball.  Then she let everyone know that she really liked kids.  So, when Tawnya and her family came to meet dogs, they didn’t have to look very far.  Eva laid on the charm and made sure she was the perfect little dumpling.  It was only a matter of minutes and Eva had secured herself a spot as a member of the family.  She didn’t hang around being a VSR orphan for long.  She didn’t want to waste any time.  She knew it was time to wag on, efficient Eva.  Wag on. Click here for more photos!

Ranger

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  • Name: Ranger
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Ranger's Story

Well, this Waggin’ Tail Club story is one that is near and dear to the hearts of some of VSR’s most dedicated volunteers.  What’s so special about this Waggin’ Tail, you might ask?  The first reason is that it’s Ranger’s Waggin’ Tail.  Ranger quickly stole our hearts when, after being returned to Lied 3 times for the horrible crime of behaving like a puppy, Ranger showed us that his faith in humans had not waivered.  He quickly bonded with his favorite volunteers.  When Ranger was returned a fourth time it wasn’t because of anything he had done.  Would Ranger ever find his perfect home?  Would he continue to put his heart on the line, risking rejection once again, or was he done trusting people once and for all?  Then, one of our most well known volunteers finds himself in a position to rescue a dog in need.  Surrounded by people who love and care deeply for him, and for Ranger, Tyler Dale, of History Channel’s American Restorations, makes the commitment to give Ranger the loving home he so deserves.  Having grown up with a shepherd, Tyler is no stranger to the needs of such an intelligent dog.  With a support group of experienced shepherd owners and trainers, Tyler will have the resources to be able to work through any issues that may come up.  There’s no turning back this time, Mr. Ranger.  It’s time to unpack your bags.  You’re going to be here a while.  You and Tyler are in it for the long haul.  You know what you have to do.  It’s time for you to wag on, resilient Ranger.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Asia

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  • Name: Asia
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age:
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Asia's Story

Surrendered because the family realized too late that a shepherd was not the right dog for their family and lifestyle. Asia needs socialization and confidence building and she will be golden.

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Jet-Inky

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  • Name: Jet-Inky
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2 Years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Jet-Inky's Story

Jet-Inky, lovingly known to the VSR volunteers as Inky, has just arrived. This stunning 1-2 year old boy loves to hang with his people, and loves to be brushed and adored. He will climb into your lap with the slightest invitation. As we learn more about him, we will post his bio.

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Reggie

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  • Name: Reggie
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Reggie's Story

Reggie came to VSR as one of the happiest dogs ever.  A goofy, nutty, wiggly bundle of fun.  So it’s no surprise that his adoption story isn’t a Waggin’ Tale, but more of a waggin’ body.  When Roberta and her husband, Duane, put in their application to adopt a shepherd, they listed all young females as possible choices.  Once they met Reggie, though, all rational thoughts and previous decisions went out the window.  Nobody can resist the charms of this shepherd/clown mix or pass up the opportunity to share their life with a furry, 4- legged ball of perpetual, genuine joy.  Reggie is a natural mood elevator that needs no prescription, plus he has minimal side effects!  So as you brighten everything in your path, remember to put on your sunglasses and wag on, refreshing Reggie, wag on.    Click here for more photos!

Mya

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  • Name: Mya
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 3 1/2
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Mya's Story

When previous adopters Ron and Millie contacted us about possibly adding another dog to their family, and that they had their eyes on Mya, we couldn’t have been any happier. We love it when we have repeat adopters. We already know them, we have seen their home, and we already know that they would take great care of one of our orphans. Ron and Millie knew they wanted Mya, and once Mya met Ron and Millie, Mya KNEW she wanted Ron and Millie. So much so, that she hopped right into their car and wasn’t going to get out for anything! She didn’t care that we needed to take her adoption story picture. She really didn’t care that our former orphan, Sampson, was in the back seat and wanted to be in the family photo too. She just wanted Ron and Millie to get in the car and take her home. So instead of making Mya get out for a picture, we let her off the hook. You don’t have to get out of the car, but you do have to wag on, mouthy Mya, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Oso

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  • Name: Oso
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Oso's Story

Well, I don’t think our tag line about changing the world for one dog could be any more appropriate than it is for Oso. We truly changed the world for him yesterday.
And no dog deserves it more! ~ Shari

Congratulations to Oso for joining the Waggin’ Tails Club! And to his new dad, Criss Angel, for falling in love with a dog we all fell for! These two are going to have a wonderful life together!

Kennedy

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  • Name: Kennedy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 5-7 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Kennedy's Story

Meet Mr. Kennedy. In all our years of rescue, this is a first. Kennedy was picked up as a stray by Animal Control. He was put on “the list” because he wouldn’t eat and seemed to be despondent and depressed. So much so that they were planning to do a mercy euthanization at the end of the day on Sunday. Thinking that just getting him out of there might make him feel better and begin to eat, VSR pulled him at 10 minutes to 6:00 Sunday evening. On the ride to the vet we noticed him struggling to breathe. We tried giving him some canned food and a drink of water in the parking lot of the shelter.
He tried to take a little bit of both, but it came right back out. The vets first recommendation was to do an X-ray. As you can see in the pictures, there was an obstruction in his throat. Within 15 minutes of his arrival to the clinic, the ball was removed. How long had this beautiful 5-7 year old boy been struggling and starving with this stuck in his throat? We can only wonder. But at under 60 lbs, it’s been a while. He probably needs 20 lbs or more to be at a healthy weight. He will need to get healthy before we can give him shots and neuter him. He slept so soundly the first couple nights of finally being able to breathe without struggling, the vets thought he might be deaf. But he’s not. He’s just catching up on a lot of precious sleep and letting his body finally rest. We will keep posting updates as we learn more about him. He’s still very unsure about what happened and is happening. But he did give me a “head hug” with the top of his head resting against my chest last night when I went to visit and feed him a can of food. So I’m pretty sure he knows he’s safe now. Stay tuned for more about Kennedy.

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Spyder

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  • Name: Spyder
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Spyder's Story

This Waggin’ Tale is a two-fer.  You get two wagging tails in one!  Sheila and her family had been wanting to adopt a white shepherd, so when they heard that Ice was going to be at our adoption event, they high-tailed it over to meet him.  It didn’t take long for Ice to melt the family’s hearts.  So Ice, now known as Skye, was only an orphan for 4 days before going to his forever home.  But Sheila thought Skye would be happier with a buddy to pal around with, so she casually called to inquire about maybe adopting a second dog.  Spyder’s name was mentioned, and the meet and greet was set for the next day.  The rest, as the say, is history.  Skye and Spyder are now roomies, sharing their home with two horses, Sam and Storm.  So as all you “S” letter named animals hang out together, loving life, don’t forget to wag on silly Skye and stealthy Spyder, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Rikki

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  • Name: Rikki
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Rikki's Story

Meet 2 year old Rikki. Rikki needed to be treated medically so we could figure out why she was so skinny and wasn’t putting on any weight. She came in weighing 44 pounds. After running some tests and treating her for the bacterial overgrowth in her intestinal tract, Rikki is on the road to recovery. She has gained over 6 pounds. Now we can start getting to know the real Rikki and will post her bio very soon. We do know that Rikki will need to go to a cat free home as she is WAY too interested in the kitties.

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Maddon

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  • Name: Maddon
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Maddon's Story

Meet 2 year old Maddon. Mr. J. Maddon was turned in as a stray to the local shelter. Of course he knew this was not a place he wanted to be, so he proceeded to be as uncooperative as possible, refusing to walk on the leash and even alligator rolling when they tried to get him to move. Well it didn’t take long for Maddon to realize he was safe once we left the shelter. He even tried to sit in my lap on the drive from the shelter to the vet clinic. We will get to know more about this big hunk of handsomeness and then we’ll post a more detailed bio. So stay tuned.

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Stitch

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  • Name: Stitch
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: unknown
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Stitch's Story

Stitch was dropped off at the shelter by people claiming they found him as a stray. Terrified and confused, Stitch decided that keeping people away from him was how he would deal with this horrible, scary change in his life. He’s not sure he’s ready to trust us to keep him safe just yet, so we will give him some time to decompress and then we will let him know that things are only going to get better from here on out.

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Juliet

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  • Name: Juliet
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 10 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Juliet's Story

Meet precious Juliet. Found abandoned up at Mt. Charleston, this young, scared girl had to be trapped to be caught. Our vets estimate her to be only about 10 months old. She shut down and wouldn’t walk, and had to be carried. She is scratched up and thin, but will eat for us now. We are giving her some time to decompress and realize she is safe, while she recovers from her spay, then we will get to know her and write her bio.

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Harley

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  • Name: Harley
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Harley's Story

Connie recently lost one of her 4-legged family members, and she knew that her 3 year old husky mix, Maya, was going to need another companion to keep her company.  So when Connie contacted us, she just wanted a dog that was going to be a good match for Maya.  Since Harley seemed to be a very easy going and unflappable dog, she was the first dog our Adoptions Director suggested that Connie and Maya meet.  Well, there were no fireworks or immediate breaking into a game of chase, but there was calm and genuine interest.  Maya and Harley walked quietly side by side while they politely checked each other out.  We really couldn’t have asked for a better or easier meet and greet.  So when Harley went to meet Maya and Connie in their home the following day, everyone hoped things would go as smoothly as the day before.  After ignoring each other in the back yard for several minutes, Maya decided to spice things up by picking up a toy and running with it.  Then it was on.  Harley wasn’t going to let that invitation to play go unnoticed.  The rest, as they say, is history.  So, in order to record this moment for all eternity, you must wag on, heartwarming Harley, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Kenna

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  • Name: Kenna
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Kenna's Story

Meet VSR’s newest orphan, Kenna. At a year and a half old, she is crate trained and house trained. Her previous family saved her from the local shelter several months ago, but unexpected circumstances made it impossible for the family to keep her, so they reached out to us. If you could use only one word to describe this petite little thing, it would have to be HAPPY! This dog has energy for days, and just loves life. She can run like nobody’s business, and zoomies are part of her daily routine. She hasn’t met any strangers, but that’s because everybody is a friend to Kenna. A couple of walks around the block are NOT going to cut it for this active girl! So couch potatoes need not apply. If you have what it takes to make Kenna part of your active household, please go to our website and begin the adoption process by filling out our online adoption application. It’s the first step in changing the world for a sweet, young dog named Kenna!

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Ladybug aka Lady

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  • Name: Ladybug aka Lady
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 10-12 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Ladybug aka Lady's Story

Meet VSR’s newest orphan, and Miracle GSD Network dog, Ladybug! At only 10-12 months old, this beauty was picked up as a stray, terrified out of her mind, and, we learned the hard way, not leashed trained at all. The shelter put her on the kill list because of an abscessed tooth and root, the diagnosis based on the swelling below one of her eyes. Upon examination by our regular vet, it was discovered that her teeth are gorgeous and in great shape. The cause of the “swelling”? She has multiple little puncture wounds that have scabbed over and are growing out with the hair on her face. Once she is spayed, ands begins to trust us, we will get to know her better and post her bio then.

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Larry

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  • Name: Larry
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Larry's Story

Larry is a year and a half old shepherd mix who is in need of an experienced home and handler.  Larry will excel in most any K9 sport or activity.  He loves car rides and the company of a well balanced canine companion.  A couple of things that Larry can and should live without are cats and young children.  Larry is working on his obedience, crate training, and loves to please.  Larry has some separation anxiety and needs to be kept busy and stimulated.  Otherwise he will find something to entertain himself.  Larry has so much love to give his family, and loves to cuddle.  In the right family, Larry will continue to blossom into the best dog he can be.  If you feel you have what it takes to take Larry down the right path to K9 excellence, please fill out our online adoption application.  Because when you change the world for a dog like Larry, you will be loved unconditionally, and that is something everyone should experience in their life.

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Tule

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  • Name: Tule
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 8 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Tule's Story

This is Tule. Tule was found by a Good Samaritan who took her in and tried for over a month to find her family posting fliers, and ads, the works. During this time Tule lived with 4 other dogs, teenagers and younger kids too. Tule is estimated to be about 8 months old. We are getting her adoption ready, then this cutie-patootie will be available. We will update her bio once she opens up and we know more about her.

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Tatum

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  • Name: Tatum
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 14 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Tatum's Story

Meet 14 month old Tatum. Turned into the shelter by her family, Tatum has no idea why she’d been left at such a scary place. She is still trying to sort things out and figure out that she is safe, so we will give her some time to settle in, then we will post her bio.

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Danni

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  • Name: Danni
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Danni's Story

Poor, sweet, Danni came to the rescue afraid of everything.  If a man was anywhere in the vicinity Danni flattened like a pancake.  It took the efforts of one of our most experienced trainers (who happens to be a man) to show Danni that men are good and fun, and what a fine job he did.  Danni now LOVES all things male.  Human and dogs alike.  She cozied up to the male child in her foster home and now will live happily ever after in her forever home with a wonderful man named Terry.  Danni couldn’t be happier.  She loves to snuggle and we hear that Terry also doesn’t mind spending time snuggling on the couch with a pretty girl.  Way to work those dark eyes and big, beautiful ears on Terry, Danni.  But before you get too comfortable on the couch, you know what you have to do.  You have to wag on delightful Danni.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Sparrow

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  • Name: Sparrow
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1 or less
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Sparrow's Story

This is the cutest, little (miniature) GSD you will ever meet.  She is very sweet, attentive and alert.  You will want to meet our pocket shepherd!  Visit our FB page for more pictures.  More info to come <3

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Kohl

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  • Name: Kohl
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 3
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Kohl's Story

Kohl is an XL solid black 2-3 yr old male shepherd who was picked up as a stray. Even though his owners knew he was there, they never came to get him. Once in our care, we found that he had a badly infected and fractured tooth that had never been taken care of. We got all his dental work taken care of and now the big Kohl is ready to find his forever home. He is what we would call a talker. He likes to voice his opinion whether you want to hear it or not. He is great playing ball and will bring it back and give it to you to throw again and again. He knows basic commands and seems to want to play with any dog his size that will play back. We haven’t cat tested him or seen him with small dogs, but Kohl is just a big puppy himself. At a healthy weight he should be about 95 lbs. If you want this oanther-like dog to accompany you on your stealth missions, please fill out our online adoption contact to start the process. A $325 adoption donation is required. Changing the world for a big, black, talkative dog will make Kohl happy and will give you something to talk about as well.

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Odin

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  • Name: Odin
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 4
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Odin's Story

This is 4 yr old Odin. He’s a beautiful black and red male who was picked up by Animal Control. He has a gorgeous square head and muzzle and seems to be a very nice dog as much as we could tell. He was still pretty groggy from being neutered the same day we picked him up. We will post his story once we know more.

Dale

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  • Name: Dale
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: approx 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Dale's Story

Dale quietly became the newest member of our Waggin’ Tails Club.  She was a very good foster at the doggie day care where she was staying, so when Kelli noticed that Dale seemed to be one of her own dog’s favorite playmates, Kelli decided she should pursue making Dale a member of her family.  So off Dale went just as quietly as she came, melting right into her new home.  But even though she was such a quick and easy adoption, she will always be in the hearts of all who lives she touched.  So as you ride off into your new life, we all expect you to wag on, dainty Dale, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Vega

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  • Name: Vega
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 7 Months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Vega's Story

Meet Vega. A 7 month old beautiful, soft as silk girl who needs a home that has the time and energy it takes to raise a young, active dog. Friendly, affectionate and curious are just a few words that describe Vega perfectly. Stay tuned for more information as we get to know her.

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Taz

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  • Name: Taz
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Taz's Story

Meet 1 year old Taz. Dropped off at the shelter as a stray, he was put on the rescue only list for being afraid. When we picked him up, he came right to the front of the kennel, wagging his tail, even with his cone on. He managed to find a way to use his cone as a toy and also thought the leash was his personal rope toy. Once he settles in for a few days, we will begin to find out more about him. So stay tuned for his bio coming soon. Don’t touch that dial.

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Cash

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  • Name: Cash
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 4-5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Cash's Story

Well, it wasn’t a buy one get one free sale, but as you can see, everyone involved was pretty happy with the arrangement.  Smiles all around.  This is a Waggin’ Tail that should have everybody happy dancing!  The first reason to celebrate is that our long time orphan, Nicki, finally found her forever home.  Just 2 days shy of 7 months, Nicki had past up our previous record holder, Mr. Mack Attack, by almost double!  The second reason that the happy dancing continues is that Danae also took Nicki’s foster brother, Cash!  How can you top that?  They were both so excited they were almost unmanageable.  But Danae has assured us she will be taking full advantage of those free training classes.  So before you go to class, it’s customary for you both to wag on nice girl Nicki and cuddle bug Cash.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Rickey

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  • Name: Rickey
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Rickey's Story

Our sweet Rickey is starting off the month of March as a Waggin’ Tails Club member!  Rickey now has his own human brother and sister to play with, and will enjoy life with the Stanleys, a very active family.  Oh, Rickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blew their minds!  And now it’s time for you to wag on, fine Rickey.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Cedar

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  • Name: Cedar
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age:
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Cedar's Story

Meet Cedar. Slated for death because of her fear. Belly crawling in her kennel. Afraid to go through doorways, avoiding anything and everything. Well she is safe with us now, and she will soon find out that all the world isn’t a horrible place, and all people are not bad. With the help of the Miracle GSD Network, we will get her ears looked at and treated, and find her a loving and safe forever home. Once out of the shelter, Cedar became a little bit more curious about her surroundings. When we get to know her a little better, we will post her bio.

Cedar will need a calm, patient home who will give her the time she needs to open up and trust humans again. Somebody definitely betrayed her trust and abused the unconditional love that dogs give naturally. Bless her little heart.

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Maggie

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  • Name: Maggie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Maggie's Story

When a dog like Maggie comes into the rescue, we are always surprised if the dog doesn’t get adopted right away.  Maggie is so sweet and young, all you have to do is meet her, and you can’t help but fall in love.  So even though Tess and Doug wanted their kids, Maria and Alex, to grow up along with a puppy, when they met Maggie at a recent adoption event, it was love at first sight.  All you have to do is look at this photo, and you can see that Maggie is home for good.  So as you spend your days growing up with your very own human kids, the story ends when you wag on, marvelous Maggie, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Chip

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  • Name: Chip
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: approx 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Chip's Story

It wasn’t long ago that VSR’s sweet, young, male half of the siblings Chip and Dale was described as timid, fearful and unsocialized.  But because of his ridiculously cute and cuddly teddy bear looks, the volunteers couldn’t get enough of him.  Being the food motivated dog that he is, Chip quickly learned who had goodies in their pockets.  Soon shy little Chip was as friendly and outgoing as a Walmart greeter.  Putting him back in his kennel every night just ripped our hearts out.  One volunteer in particular made it her mission to find Chip a foster home.  Conveniently enough, her next door neighbors had somehow run into Chip at one of our adoption events.  Chip’s calm, easy going nature made it relatively easy for the volunteer to convince Heidi and Marlin that Chip would be a great little guy to foster.  He probably wouldn’t even care that their house was home to 3 adult cats.  Soon VSR had a new foster family, and Chip was living right next door to the volunteer who had fallen so hard for him.  Shortly after Chip had settled into his foster home, VSR received an adoption application from a family very interested in the Chipster.  Heidi and Marlin had a decision to make.  They hadn’t realized how much they enjoyed having a dog in the house until the thought of having to give Chip up became a real possibility.  Were Heidi and Marlin ready to commit to our little canine?  It didn’t take long to know they just couldn’t let Chipper go after seeing him blossom into the social, friendly ball of fluff that he is today.  So once again, VSR adds another family to their list of foster failures.  But we are happy to do so because seeing Chip a happy, loved and somewhat spoiled dog makes every one of the VSR volunteers get a little bit emotional.  So as you stretch your back legs out behind you and chew your Nylabone on the carpet of your forever home, you’ll make everyone smile when you wag on, charming Chip, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Scout

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  • Name: Scout
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 4-5
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Scout's Story

This sweet 4-5 year white shepherd was turned into the local shelter by his family. Once we get him all fixed up and checked out, we will be looking for the perfect home for Scout.

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Tahoe

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  • Name: Tahoe
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 4
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Tahoe's Story

Meet beautiful Tahoe. Around 4 years old, Tahoe was adopted from the local kill shelter and returned the next day. The family didnt understand shepherds and shepherd behavior, and didnt know how to deal with or correct her playful mouthing, so they gave up on her. But there is something very special about this gorgeous shepherd mix. You can’t put your finger on exactly what it is, but when you meet her, you just know. She has been fine with the other dogs she’s met, and she knows some basic commands. When out walking, we came across some bunnies, who were not afraid of her, and they got pretty close to us. She of course was interested, but when told to leave it, she continued to walk along with me without pulling. The same thing happened with the rooster and some chickens we saw. Although she was easily distracted from the farm animals, cats are a different story. Tahoe needs to be in a home free of felines. She is just too interested in the kitties. Tahoe is past that puppy stage where she must be supervised and entertained 24/7 so there really is nothing bad to say about this unique shepherd mix. She has a thick build, and weighs a little over 80 lbs. If you want to be the person with the dog who turns heads everywhere you go, then get online and fill out adoption application, set aside $325 for her adoption donation, and get ready to be the envy of all your friends. Because when you change the world for a wonderful dog like Tahoe, your status in the neighborhood and in the dog world will skyrocket.

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Claudia/Eeyore

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  • Name: Claudia/Eeyore
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Claudia/Eeyore's Story

This skinny little beauty came to VSR after being picked up as a stray from the mean streets of Compton, yes, Compton, California. Luckily, Miracle GSD Network was there to help save this sweet girl with the donkey sized ears. Our vets put her at about a year old, and she weighed 38 lbs at her exam yesterday. But that didn’t stop her from offering a play bow to an older male shepherd in the lobby of the clinic while we waited to see a doctor. We will get some better pictures and get to know her a little better, and then we will post her bio.

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Rookie

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  • Name: Rookie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Rookie's Story

Meet 4 year old Rookie. This beautifully classic shepherd is currently in a foster home with a senior male shepherd. Like many females, she likes to be in charge of the other dogs, but is a very smart girl, who responds well to corrections from people and other dogs. She can be a little too much for young kids, as she is a big girl who can easily knock down a toddler. Rookie knows how to use a doggy door, and is doing great adjusting to her foster home. She’s at the perfect age where she is up for anything you want to do, but doesn’t require 24/7 supervision or entertainment. If you would like to meet this 4 yr old beauty, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step in the adoption process. It doesn’t obligate you to adopt Rookie or any dog from VSR.

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Thor

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  • Name: Thor
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 20 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Thor's Story

Meet young Thor. Believed to be under 2 years old, Thor was dumped at a training facility with a female companion. VSR was contacted and asked to help, and we just couldn’t say no to this very tall, playful youngster. Thor was kept with the female and seems like he would be fine with most well mannered dogs. We haven’t had a chance to do any real doggy introductions yet because Thor is being treated for giardia, but should be ready for meet and greets very soon. Thor knows how to sit and shake, but like most young dogs he is still working on impulse control and has a tendency to want to jump up on you.  We are working on that. Once Thor gains some much needed weight, he will be a gorgeous, head-turning dog. If you think your home is where Thor should spend the rest of his life, please fill out our online adoption application and set aside the $325 adoption donation. Because changing the world for this guy will be so rewarding!  He will dance and spin when you walk in the door every day. You will be a sight for Thor eyes!  Click here for more photos!

Sugar

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  • Name: Sugar
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sugar's Story

Meet Miss Sugar. Such a fitting name for a dog as sweet as she is. Sugar is a petite little thing, and is probably only 2 years old. She has 2 infected wounds underneath one of her armpits. The doctors suspect she had mastitis which then ruptured. Once we have the infection cleared up, and she puts on a little weight we will get her spayed. We will continue to post updates until she is available for adoption.

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Cookie

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  • Name: Cookie
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 11 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Cookie's Story

Who doesn’t love a Cookie?  Obviously, Brian and his family satisfied their sweet tooth when they adopted our special orphan, Cookie.  We couldn’t be happier for the Cookie Monster, whose new human brothers were outside in the cold darkness of the night, waiting on the curb for their newest family member to arrive.  After the uncertain past she endured, nobody deserves this wonderful family more than Cookie.  So wag on Cookie Monster, wag on.

Willy

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  • Name: Willy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 10 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Willy's Story

Sometimes when something is right, you just know it. You don’t know why and you can’t explain it. It just feels right. And that is what happened when Kelly submitted his application to adopt Willy after seeing him on our Facebook page.
Willy, now Brady Alex Zander, aka Zander, found his fur-ever home with Kelly and DaVita. He will be accompanying his dad to work, and continuing his obedience classes. Congratulations, Zander, on being the newest member of the Waggin’ Tails Club.

Zeus

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  • Name: Zeus
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Zeus's Story

When Emily and Brian saw Zeus on our website, Emily knew immediately that he was the dog they were looking for.  But by the time the home visit was performed, Zeus had already been adopted, and Emily and her family had a trip planned.  We explained that we couldn’t hold dogs, and another family who was farther along the adoption process had decided to adopt Zeus.  So it was agreed that Emily wouldn’t meet or pick out any dogs until the family returned from the trip.  Although her perfect dog had been adopted, while Emily and her family were diving back from their trip, Emily called to schedule meet and greets for the following day.  When Emily arrived at the boarding facility the next day, she had a dog in mind to meet.  She and one of the girls were quickly falling for another young male dog we had.  Before she could make a decision, though, she was told that Zeus had been returned that very morning and was now available for her to adopt!  A look of disbelief and stunned silence hung in the air.  Once Emily recovered, she quickly made arrangements for her husband, Brian, to come and meet Zeus and bring their little dog Kalua too.  The rest, as they say, is history. Everybody, including Kalua, thought Zeus was the perfect fit for their family.  So as you fit right in like you have lived there forever, the one thing you still have to do is to wag on, zany Zeus, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Knight/Jake

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  • Name: Knight/Jake
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 10 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Knight/Jake's Story

Jake/Knight is in a foster home and available for adoption. He was returned when the living situation changed and his owner had no other options and knew it was best for Jake for us to find Jake a new forever home.

We really hate it when we have to post that a dog has been returned to us. But today I am sharing the news that 10 year old Jake was returned through no fault of his own. He went straight to a foster home, thank goodness, but this XL size senior needs a new home to call his own. A walk in the morning and he’s good to go for the rest of the day. Seniors are so easy and grateful. If you are interested in giving Jake a soft bed and lots of love during his golden years, please go to our website and fill out the adoption application. Once Jake is settled in with his foster family, he will be at lots of the adoption events! He’s good with all dogs and pretty much ignores the cats. He’s a pretty easy dog! Thank you foster mom, Annie, for opening your home to Jake!

Major

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  • Name: Major
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 6
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Major's Story

This Waggin’ Tale is the first one of the Fab 4 dogs we saved from Lied shortly before the 4th of July. Although its the first of the 4, it’s the second time this wonderful family has opened their home to an older shepherd. When we heard that Kat was ready to bring home another dog, we couldn’t have been happier. Major isn’t messing around in the minor leagues. He went straight to the top when he signed on to go to bat as the loyal companion to Kat and her mom. This adoption was a grand slam and Major hit it out of the park. So while you handsomely round the bases and head for home, be sure to wag on, majestic Major, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Bruno

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  • Name: Bruno
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Bruno's Story

Ann was not in the market for a dog.  She was simply coming along with a friend who was interested in adopting a shepherd.  But when Bruno came out to meet the friend, Ann was smitten.  Bruno laid on the charm and Ann couldn’t stop thinking about him.  A few days later, Ann was having the home visit and Ann’s senior beagle mix, Lucky, couldn’t have cared less that Bruno was moving on into the home.  Bruno will enjoy long walks in the neighborhood and snuggling up with Ann and her family.  Because that’s what Bruno likes to do.  So surprise, surprise, Bruno.  You are a member of the Waggin’ Tails Club!  Just like the members before you, it’s time for you to wag on, bubbly Bruno.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Levi

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  • Name: Levi
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Levi's Story

Jennifer and Pete are the parents of 2 very busy children. Grandma also lives with them, but is as busy as the kids even though she’s retired. Before kids, soccer practice and running here and there, Jenn and Pete had a their first “baby”, a heeler who lived to the ripe old age of 16. It’s taken almost a year for them to be ready to bring in another dog into their family. The home visit was on a school night, and even though it took longer than expected, the whole family decided they couldn’t wait to meet the dog they thought would be a perfect fit for them. So they all piled into the car and headed down to the doggy day care where Levi was staying. It didn’t take long for the family to fall head over heels in love.  Levi is a dog as soft and comfortable as your favorite pair of jeans. By the time the family drove home, they already knew Levi fit them like, well your favorite pair of just-the-right amount, faded Levi jeans.  The next day, they visited Levi not once, but twice, and couldn’t wait to get this boy home. Levi, we knew your forever family was out there somewhere. We also know you will be a loved addition to this wonderful, caring family. So pull up your drawers and wag on, lucky Levi. Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Ida

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  • Name: Ida
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: approx 3-5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Ida's Story

Families are important. Keeping it all in the family.  We are family.  Extended families.  Blended families.  Paul and Gloria know all these things.  That’s why when they were asked if they would consider adopting 2 dogs after the dog they originally applied to adopt had already been placed, they graciously said they would.  They had always had 2 dogs in the past.  Who knew that Lincoln and Ida (now Stryker and Bella) would get the best gift of all this Christmas?  The gift of blending their family with Paul and Gloria’s.  Gifts don’t get much better than this.  So all that’s left to say is, “Wag on, happy family. Wag on.”

Truffles

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  • Name: Truffles
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 6 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Truffles's Story

Meet 6 month old Truffles. Truffles was surrendered to the local shelter and the reason given for her surrender: personal reasons. No other information was given. Truffles is very friendly with people, but was reactive to every dog we encountered. We will let her decompress and get to know more about her. Once she is comfortable we will begin working with her and will continue to update her bio. So stay tuned.

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Nelly

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  • Name: Nelly
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Nelly's Story

Poor, confused Nelly was dumped at the local shelter after living with the same family for all of her 3 years of life.  She has no idea why they gave up on her and neither do we.  She couldn’t have been much trouble, since its apparent they never let her inside the house.  Nelly is now living in a foster home learning that inside things and noises are not going to hurt her.  Nelly is a sweet girl, who needs a patient and calm household to call her own.  If you can open your heart and home to Nelly, she will repay you with loyalty and unconditional love.  Filling out our online adoption application is the first step to making Nelly your own.  Adopting Nelly may not change the world, but it will make your life and Nelly’s life a little slice of heaven.

Update:

Recently it’s been discovered that our lovely little Nelly has epilepsy.  Her seizures are managed with a prescription drug that she will need for the rest of her life.  Her dose is where it needs to be, but she will have to have blood work done a few times a year.  She has not had a seizure since she has been on the medication.  Don’t tell Nelly she is a special needs dog, because she doesn’t know or act like one.  If you have a home that is missing a young, beautiful dog, and you don’t mind going that little extra mile that a special needs dog requires, then please consider adopting Nelly.  Because changing the world for Nelly will be a change you will never regret making.

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Murphy

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  • Name: Murphy
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Murphy's Story

Meet three-year-old Murphy. This sweet boy was returned to Leid after being adopted. He is so sweet and calm and gentle. I totally fell in love with him on the ride from Lied to the vets office. Murphy gets along with other dogs his size, and when he came face to face with a cat, he just wagged his tail. Murphy is a very sensitive boy, and will come and sit in front of you, put one paw on your shoulder, and rest the top of his head against your chest. It will melt your heart. It seems someone was heavy handed with this precious boy, and will flinch if you raise your arms around him. If you can open your home and your hearts to this practically perfect boy, and give him the love and patience he deserves, please go to our website and fill out our online adoption application. Because changing the world for this guy is a must. It’s Murphy’s law.

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Delgado

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  • Name: Delgado
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Delgado's Story

Sit down and buckle up because this Waggin’ Tale is like a ride on an emotional roller coaster!  It started when Delgado was turned into a Southern California high kill shelter with a female companion with instructions to adopt the pair out together.  The instructions were ignored, and Delgado’s mate was adopted while Delgado was left at the shelter.  Delgado was then saved by the GSD Miracle Network and transported to Vegas Shepherd Rescue.  Enter Jed, Marjorie and their 3 kids, Isabella, Pierce and Campbell.  When the family lost their senior Rottie, 2 year old Pierce took it the worst and stopped talking altogether.  With 3 kids under the age of 5, finding a rescue dog to fit into this family would not be easy.  Somehow, the family found Delgado, now called Gus, and they knew that with some time and training, he would be the perfect addition to this family.  So when arrangements were made to finalize the adoption and papers were signed, 2 year old Pierce walked right up and said, “Thank you, Shari.”  So as I wiped away the tears that had spilled from my eyes, I knew that this roller coaster ride was coming to an end.  Now you just need to wag on, gracious Gus, wag on.    Click here for more photos!

Bosco

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  • Name: Bosco
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Bosco's Story

Bosco update 6/5/17: Bosco met several new people, kids included. He did great with them. He does love to chase anything that runs, but will also bring back toys for you to throw again and again and again. He needs a refresher in manners, as he gets excited and likes to jump up on you, but that’s an easy fix and we are working on it. He loves to cool off in the kiddy pool during his playtime, too. Meet 2-3 year old Bosco. Picked up as a stray by Animal Control, and put into adoptions at the shelter, this boy seems to be a great dog. Because of the extremely high number of large dogs at the shelter, we were contacted to see if we could help free up some space by taking Bosco into the rescue. How could we say no to that? We are still getting to know him so stay tuned and don’t touch that dial because we will be posting an updated bio very soon!

Meet 2-3 year old Bosco. Picked up as a stray by Animal Control, and put into adoptions at the shelter, this boy seems to be a great dog. Because of the extremely high number of large dogs at the shelter, we were contacted to see if we could help free up some space by taking Bosco into the rescue. How could we say no to that? We are still getting to know him so stay tuned and don’t touch that dial because we will be posting an updated bio very soon!

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Sunni

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  • Name: Sunni
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sunni's Story

This beautiful 5 year old girl was picked up as a stray recently. Terrified out of her mind, Sunni cowered at the back of the kennel, trembled and avoided the staff when they would enter her kennel. This behavior earned her a spot on the dreaded “list.” When we went to pick her up from the shelter, she was curious and took treats eagerly. She was happy to get into the rescue van, and rode perfectly all the way to the vet clinic. She quickly made friends with the vet staff, even the ones in the white coats. Sunni has a very high prey drive, and also likes to keep her pack together and will herd everyone to keep them close. Sunni can sometimes react negatively if she is startled while sleeping, so it’s best that she not go to a home with small kids or small animals. She’s a beautiful and loyal companion and will shower her family with unconditional love. So if you want to brighten up your dark and cloudy days, bring a little bit of Sunni into your life.

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Kane

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  • Name: Kane
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Kane's Story

When Kane became a part of the VSR family, it was like a moment of déjà vu.  Not long ago, we had another all black shepherd VSR orphan.  These 2 dogs could have been litter mates.  Kane was only an orphan for 10 days, and it’s no surprise.  He is a happy, friendly, and very well adjusted dog.  He is young and ready to explore the world, just like Alyssa and Spencer.  When they came to meet Kane, Alyssa mentioned that her husband had always liked the solid black shepherds.  What’s not to like about this guy?  He went right up to the couple and introduced himself, making sure they saw all the good traits he had to offer.  Within about 2 minutes, they were sold (although I did ask them to humor me and meet one other dog, just to make sure Kane was the one).  They did, and Kane was the one.  Now this young family is ready for a new chapter in their book of life.  Make sure to take some notes and snap some pictures to document your journey.  And along the way you will need to wag on, curious Kane, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Marley

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  • Name: Marley
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Marley's Story

“Why do we still have Marley?”  That question was asked more than once by VSR volunteers.  She is such an easy, socialized dog with just the right amount of energy.  Even when she made her appearance on The Morning Blend TV show, she was unfazed by the lights, the big robot sized TV cameras, and all the people coming up to greet her.  So when Paul, Susan and their 2 young boys decided to add another 4 legged family member to their crew, we knew Marley would be a rock star in their home.  Tucker, their 13 year old Corgi couldn’t have been more mellow and calm.  So as you keep the boys rounded up and carry your squeaky ball around in your mouth, remember to wag on, magnificent Marley, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Bubbles

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  • Name: Bubbles
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 4 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Bubbles's Story

Grab the tissues.  This Waggin’ Tail is an emotional one.  This is why we do what we do.  VSR was able to help two families come together to do what was best for this adorable 4 month old shepherd/golden mix puppy.  One family, because of a serious medical condition of one of the family members, was advised to rehome Bubbles.  The other was mourning the loss of their 14 year old shepherd/golden mix.  With the help of VSR, they came together and after just a few minutes of meeting each other were hugging, crying, and exchanging email addresses, promising to stay in touch.  Bubbles went home with her new family and her old family had the peace of mind they had longed for.  Knowing that Bubbles would be loved and cared for just like they had loved and cared for her.  As painful as this was, they knew the best thing to do for Bubbles was to let her go.  So after all the tears have been shed, you just need to wag on, bubbly Bubbles.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Kaycee

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  • Name: Kaycee
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 14 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Kaycee's Story

Sweet 14 month old Kaycee was surrendered to us last week. She is your typical young shepherd. She is a little bit timid in new situations. She needs time to warm up to new people and needs proper introductions to dogs. She is the sweetest thing you will ever meet, and her family did everything they could for this little angel. She was spayed, up to date on shots, had a recent fecal test, and is microchipped. They even had her stomach tacked as a preventative measure to keep her stomach from twisting which can be a life threatening event. She knows her basic commands, and walks nicely on the leash. She prefers not to share attention with any other dog in the house, but we are working on that, and don’t feel at this time that she has to be the only dog in the home. If you can give this big eared beauty the love and guidance she deserves, please fill out our online adoption application. Because Kaycee is as fun as playing in a sunshine band.

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Aslan

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  • Name: Aslan
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 6 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Aslan's Story

Beautiful, 7 year old Aslan went to doggy Heaven on Earth last Sunday.  Or at least that’s what Aslan thinks.  Actually, Aslan was adopted by a wonderful woman, Inken, and her husband.  Inken has had and trained German Shepherds for most of her adult life.  She is also from Germany and speaks the language fluently.  Aslan is trained in German commands, which makes things easy for all involved.  When Inken took the leash to walk Aslan, there was instant chemistry.  Inken also works from home, so Aslan will not be alone much.  After having lived in a home his entire life, the kennel environment was taking its toll on this regal boy.  Putting him back in the kennel after taking him out for exercise or a field trip was getting to be very difficult, as he fought going back to the kennel with everything he had.  So when Inken took Aslan out and took him to her home, he turned on the charm, so that Inken would never take him back to the boarding facility.  So if Aslan thinks he is in doggy heaven, who are we to argue with him?  The only way to get to doggy heaven is to wag on, astounding Aslan.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Bogey

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  • Name: Bogey
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 16 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Bogey's Story

Remember Bogey? Unfortunately he has been returned to VSR. Just a couple months shy of his 2nd birthday, Bogey takes his job of protecting his family very seriously! He will need to go to a home that has experience with protective dogs, and can continue to work with him. He will need a patient and consistent home. Once he is comfortable, he is playful and affectionate. He loves to be chased when playing, and is incredibly fast and agile. We will continue to work with him and get to know more about him, and will post a more detailed bio soon..

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Whiskey

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  • Name: Whiskey
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1+
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Whiskey's Story

Meet handsome, young Whiskey. Found wandering on the outskirts of town, he was not microchipped and had no tags on his collar. Whiskey is about 1 1/2-2 years old. He loves to go after frisbee and balls, and has enjoyed the kiddy pool as well. Whiskey is a very thick, and stocky boy, but is friendly and affectionate. He has done well meeting dogs his own size when properly introduced. He has not been around any young children that we know of, but has handled every situation we’ve put him in very well. So if you think Whiskey is what you need to make your life fun and enjoyable, just fill out our online adoption application to begin the process. Because spending the evenings sitting outside enjoying Whiskey sounds like a pretty good idea to us.

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Manny

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  • Name: Manny
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 8 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Manny's Story

Meet Manny. Manny came to VSR when a Good Samaritan offered to take him when their neighbors were getting ready to move out of town. Manny had lived in a kennel in the back yard for the entire 7 years the family had lived there. He didn’t even have free run of the yard. Day in and day out, every hour of every day Manny was in the kennel. Needless to say, the family showed no emotion when the good Sam leashed Manny up to walk him out of what had been his prison for the last 7 years. Manny is about 90-95 lbs. He’s friendly and curious. He likes to play in the hose water. He is still somewhat aloof, but with time, patience and love, we know he will open up. We think Manny is about 8 years old. We are still getting to know him, and we are giving him lots of time to adjust to his new surroundings. As we learn more about Manny, we will update his bio.

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Koa

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  • Name: Koa
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Koa's Story

Meet 2 year old Koa. Koa’s previous owner inherited Koa from a relative. Working 2 jobs, she knew she didn’t have the time to devote to a young dog like Koa. She knew in her heart that the right thing to do for Koa was to give him a chance to have the active family Koa deserved. He had lived outside up until the time she inherited Koa. It’s safe to say that Koa has never had any training. He is just learning doggy manners, and because he is a big, young, strong boy, he may be too much for a family with young kids right now. We are working with him on his tendency to resource guard his toys, but we caught it early and he is making strides every day. Koa will be an amazing dog, he just needs someone to put the time into training him. He’s very playful, just your typical shepherd who is lacking in manners. But that is all temporary. If you have what Koa needs to be a model canine citizen, please fill out our online adoption application. Koa will never live outside again. That’s a promise we make to every dog we take in. Can you change the world for Mr. Koa?

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Ryder

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  • Name: Ryder
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 7 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Ryder's Story

When Andrew lost his last shepherd about a month ago, Charlie, the 12 year old Australian shepherd mix seemed to take it hard.  He missed his buddy.  So Andrew thought a new buddy would cheer Charlie up.  When Andrew and his sister brought Charlie to meet some dogs, Ryder was not on their list of dogs to meet.  As we went through the list of dogs, Charlie was pretty clear that these dogs weren’t going to work for him.  Then out comes Ryder, our easy going, mellow, gentle giant.  Almost immediately, everyone felt that the energy of these two dogs was a good fit.  The rest, as they say, is history.  Charlie welcomed Ryder into their home, and Ryder made himself comfortable pretty much right away.  So as you settle into your wonderful new life, don’t forget to wag on, relaxed Ryder.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Madden

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  • Name: Madden
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Madden's Story

Four year old Madden was owner surrendered to Animal Control because the family had too many dogs. We don’t know how or why they chose Madden to give up, because she is one amazing dog. The trip to the shelter was no picnic for this affectionate girl, and she became stressed out and depressed. Her mental welfare was diminishing, and that is how she ended up on “the list.” Madden has an abcessed tooth that will have to be removed, but once she’s recovered from that, we’ll let her decompress for a little while and then post her bio.

T-Bone

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  • Name: T-Bone
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

T-Bone's Story

When Michael and his wife agreed to meet T-Bone, they had no idea that they would get so lucky so quickly, and be so happy with the first dog they met. Their 13 year old female shepherd, Liberty had been missing her long time companion since they lost him a few months ago. Michael and his wife built their house to accommodate their dogs. A few VSR volunteers secretly hoped they would be adopted by this family, but nobody deserves to share in the love more than T-Bone. Even though T-Bone’s foster family will miss him terribly, they know that the only way they are able to help another homeless shepherd is to let T-Bone go, and live his happily ever after life with Mike and his family.  In order to do that, you need to wag on, terrific T-Bone. Wag on.    Click here for more photos!

Moretti

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  • Name: Moretti
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Moretti's Story

Handsome Moretti was picked up as a stray by Animal Control. Being only about 2-3 years old, Moretti was understandably frightened and unsure about all the scary smells and sounds he heard while at the shelter. While he gets comfortable and begins to trust us, we will spend some time figuring out what he likes and doesn’t like. And then we will post his bio. .

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Hobi

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  • Name: Hobi
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Hobi's Story

After 2 1/2 years, sweet Indy has been returned to us. Just a baby at 4 months old when she was adopted, her past is one that needs to stay there. She is starting a new life, and that includes a new name. She will now be Hobi. She is house trained and gets along with other calm and polite dogs her size. Hobi needs to go a calm home without young children. We are treating her ear infections and letting her decompress while we look for a home that will treasure her for the genuinely sweet dog she is. If you want to be Hobi’s hero and change her world, the first step is filling out our online adoption application.

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Kayden

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  • Name: Kayden
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Kayden's Story

Matt truly believes that patience is a virtue. For the past several years Matt has waited for the right time to bring a new German Shepherd into his life. He had traveled extensively in his job. Then once his adoption application was approved and a home visit was completed, Matt expressed his desire to wait for just the right dog to come along. A cat friendly dog: Matt has 3 cats. A dog that wasn’t a puppy would be fine with Matt. Unable to comprehend why they were waiting, VSR’s Adoptions Director, Shari, contacted Matt to let him know we already had the perfect dog for him. Kayden did not disappoint. As soon as Kayden and Matt met, Kayden was engaging Matt and Matt’s girlfriend. He was playful, respectful and obedient. It took only a few short minutes for Matt to decide that Kayden would be coming to live with him. Upon entering Matt’s home, Kayden immediately came upon one of the 3 resident cats. Just as expected, Kayden gave the kitty lots of space. Kayden also seemed to be a little intimidated by Moe, the most balanced Chihuahua mix we have ever seen. It didn’t take long for Moe to get Kayden to participate in a friendly game of chase. Here’s to you Matt for being patient, and, just like every shepherd before him, it’s time for Kayden to wag on, classy Kayden. Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Faith

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  • Name: Faith
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Faith's Story

You know the old adage, “feast or famine?” Well, it really applies to Faith. For two months, we had no interest and no applications on Faith.  Then suddenly, we had four approved adoption applications.  Harold lost his 14 year old Anatolian shepherd recently, and the house was just too empty and quiet. Naturally, when he found Faith on our website, the attraction was immediate. Faith wasn’t so sure about Harold, though, at first.  Once Harold took Faith for a walk and then offered her a few treats, things changed in a heartbeat. After spending some time together, Harold and Faith came to an understanding. Soon Faith was leaning herself against Harold and taking treats from Harold’s mom and dad. Harold had finally won Faith over, so they did all the paperwork and loaded up the car to head back home to Arizona. Before you make the journey over Hoover Dam and onto your forever home, remember to wag on, fun-loving Faith, wag on.    Click here for more photos!

Briggan

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  • Name: Briggan
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 8 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Briggan's Story

It takes a very special type of person to want to adopt a senior.  It also takes a very special person to foster our senior shepherds. Briggan’s foster mom had pretty high standards when it came to finding an acceptable home for her special senior boy.  When we found out that Briggan had been adopted by Jeff and his wife, we knew they must be one very wonderful family!  They saw the inner beauty as well as Briggan’s gorgeous looks, and knew he was the dog for them.  So after Briggan’s foster mom dries all those happy and sad tears, she will be right there to see you wag on, bashful Briggan, wag on! Click here for more photos!

 

 

 

Comet

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  • Name: Comet
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Comet's Story

Meet Comet. This cutie pie was given up by his family and immediately put on the list to be euthanized when it was determined he needed dental work done. His paperwork claims he is 5 years old, but every other indication is that he is quite a bit younger than 5. They were right about work being needed on his mouth, though. The vet ended up removing 5 of his teeth that were fragile and breaking off at the gum line. Now our shooting star is all healed up and ready to shine! Comet has lots of energy, loves to play ball, and gets along with most other dogs. He has that one floppy ear that makes him absolutely adorable to everyone he meets. So if you would like to be the light of Comet’s life, just take $325 and set it aside for his adoption donation. Then go to our website and fill out our online adoption application. Comet doesn’t like living in a kennel situation and is losing weight and becoming very stressed out. So every night Comet wishes upon that star and hopes that his dreams for a wonderful forever family will be coming true very soon. Comet needs someone to change his world. Just like those shooting stars up in the night sky, he won’t be around long. So act quickly! Comet is a once in a lifetime dog!  Click here for more photos!

Zip

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  • Name: Zip
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Sex: male
  • Age: i year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Zip's Story

Meet one year old Zip. Zip is a very happy, busy, high energy malinois mix. He is new to us, and we are still getting to know him. We will post his bio soon.

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Kobe

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  • Name: Kobe
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 10 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Kobe's Story

Ten month old Kobe was given up by his previous family.  They said he would fight with other dogs.  Well, that was something we at VSR needed to see for ourselves.  Just about that time, Jaime and Megan came along wanting to add another family member and playmate for handsome 6 month old Luca.  It only took a few minutes to realize that Kobe wasn’t dog aggressive.  He is vocal and excited to get to the dogs he wants to meet.  With the proper doggy introductions, Kobe and Luca were off and running, and there was no stopping them.  Thank you Jaime, Megan, and Luca for giving sweet, handsome Kobe a second chance to be a loved family member.   When he finally slows down, we know that he will wag on, kooky Kobe.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Trey

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  • Name: Trey
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 8 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Trey's Story

Deuce & Trey, our pair of senior white players, tried to put on their best poker faces when they found out they were being adopted, but they weren’t bluffing anybody!  They knew a full house couldn’t be beat, so they went straight to their new home with Rebecca & Mike.  Everyone is thrilled that Rebecca & Mike decided to double down & take both jokers into their hearts & home.  This is the royal flush of adoptions & our first time having double dog Waggin’ Tails Club members!  Wag on Deuce & Trey, wag on!

Stash

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  • Name: Stash
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Stash's Story

So what can I say about Stash? I love this dog so much! Is he perfect? Not by a long shot. But I can tell you he would be the perfect dog for an active family with a very submissive large dog or no dog at all. A family with older kids or no kids at all. And that’s only because at almost 90 lbs, he could easily knock down the little kids just being himself. Big dog experience preferred but not a deal breaker. A family who loves having only one pet because it’s easy to go places and do things with just one big dog to focus on. I took Stash out with me to run errands after we went to the vet for a nail trim and recheck his ears. (They said he was great during the nail trim, by the way.) Stash was incredible! He’s a dog you can take places and do things with. He behaved nicely in the lobby of the vet clinic. He behaved in the garden department at Lowes. He rides great in the car. I know there are lots of families out there that only have one dog. I know that because I am one of them. I love having just one dog. Stash is friendly with people. He’s super smart and responds to firm but kind corrections. He’s affectionate and athletic. You know what? Stash just might be a perfect dog. In fact I know he is. We just have to find him his perfect family.

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Secret

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  • Name: Secret
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: unknown
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Secret's Story

Meet VSR’s newest; Secret! This sweet baby was slated to die for being scared. The hard eyes, the low growl. Behaviors the shelter isn’t looking for for the dogs they will put into adoptions. She was picked up as a stray, so of course being transported to a scary place in a scary truck isn’t a great way to bring out the best in any dog. As soon as we got Secret out of the building, she untucked her tail, and decided she would give humans another chance. She was affectionate, and maybe a tiny bit clingy, but showed no reactions to any dogs or people we met on our way to and at the vet clinic. Secret has been fine with all the big dogs she’s met so far, both male and female. Right now she is more about being close to her person. She did chase a couple of pigeons the other day and is opening up and getting more curious of her surroundings as the days go by. If you can offer this precious girl the loving, secure home she so desperately wants and deserves, please fill out our online adoption application. Changing the world for this loving dog is something that shouldn’t be kept a secret at all!

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Astro

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  • Name: Astro
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 10 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Astro's Story

It’s not often a Waggin’ Tail affects our local economy the way this one does.  Astro is a big boy, and does everything in a big way.  So when Judy decided she was going to be bringing home another dog for her handsome Tyson, Judy traded in her 2012 Honda for a 2010 truck, just to accommodate her 4 legged family members.  Her co workers thought she was crazy, but VSR couldn’t love her any more!  Since VSR was the reason for the sale, maybe the salesman will pay it forward, and make a donation in Judy (or Astro’s) name to VSR.  But all kidding aside, this adoption is a special one.  Astro had lived at the boarding facility for too long.  It was time for him to go home for good.  So, once you get out of that new truck, you need to wag on, astonishing Astro.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Guinness

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  • Name: Guinness
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Guinness's Story

This drop dead gorgeous 5 year old male all black shepherd is Guinness. He’s said to be good with people of all ages, but prefers to be the only dog. When his family wasn’t able to care for him any longer, they reached out to VSR for help. Guinness needs the works: shots, chipped and neutered before we get to know him better and post his bio.

Ethel

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  • Name: Ethel
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 1/2 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Ethel's Story

Well, this Waggin’ Tail member is pretty fortunate to have made it into this exclusive club.  Ethel, her sister, Lucy, and a young pittie, who could not be coaxed into the rescuer’s car, were tossed out of a vehicle in a dirt lot in a rural Southern Nevada town.  The girls only had minor injuries, but the condition of the pit is still unknown.  Just as all this drama was unfolding, Jesse and his family had decided they were now ready to bring another shepherd into their lives after losing their last one to cancer.  With Mom working from home and having 3 human kids under the age of 7, could one little 4 legged dynamo throw anything at Mom that she hadn’t dealt with already?  Well, that remains to be seen.  We do know that little Ethel, now Bailey, will add lots of laughter and fun as she learns what it’s like to be a loved and cherished member of this premium family.  All that’s left to do is:  top off the tank, check the oil, and wag on extra-high octane Bailey.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Hugo Boss

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  • Name: Hugo Boss
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 12 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Hugo Boss's Story

UPDATE 8-24-2016.
Hugo was neutered yesterday and X-rays were done. Hugo is suffering from some growing pains, which is not uncommon in shepherds. That would explain his favoring the leg. So it’s just a matter of managing the pain until he gets through this. This diagnosis means Hugo is probably even younger than 18 months, and our vets now feel 12 months is a more accurate estimate of this gentle giant’s age. He also has some very mild hip dysphasia, and we will be putting him on joint supplements right away.
Meet stylish big boy, Mr. Hugo Boss. Hugo was picked up as a stray, and he’s thought to be only about a year and a half old. Even at this young age, he is tipping the scales at over 90 lbs! A giant ball of fluff, Hugo knows how to sit. He also was pretty clear letting us know that he wouldn’t be sharing his living quarters with any feline companions. He has some muscle atrophy in one of his front legs, so we will be doing X-rays while he is under anesthesia being neutered. Once his medical issues are addressed, we will get to know more about him, and update his bio.

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Dallas

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  • Name: Dallas
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Dallas's Story

We love it when an adoption happens because somebody tells a friend about VSR.  That is how Matt and his family found us, and Dallas.  Luckily, Matt is a patient man.  With the holidays approaching, and all the volunteers running in every direction, getting Matt’s home visit done and making arrangements for Matt to meet some of our orphans was no easy task.  As the saying goes, “good things come to those who wait.”  With kids and a dog already in the home, making the right match is critical.  In the short time that VSR had with Dallas, we knew she would be a great family dog.  Even Memphis, the resident family dog, was relieved when we discovered Dallas preferred a bigger soccer ball over the small, fuzz covered tennis balls that Memphis treasures.  So with smiles the size of that great state of Texas, it’s time to wag on, dependable Dallas, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Cognac

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  • Name: Cognac
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Cognac's Story

Loretta and Jack know shepherds.  They also know that their house just isn’t complete without one in it.  So after mourning the loss of their last precious girl, they decided to make the trip from southern Utah to Las Vegas to meet some of VSR’s female orphans.  Well, it didn’t take long for our own sweet Cognac, now named Dixie, to steal the hearts of Loretta and Jack.  Not only are they wonderful people, but by the time they left with Dixie to head back up to Utah, most of the VSR volunteers at the event that day felt like they had made new friends.  We love it when we have that connection with our adopters.  We know this won’t be the last time we see or hear from Jack and Loretta, and we couldn’t be happier.  So when you get all settled in your incredible new life, we expect to see you wag on, darling Dixie, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Reese

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  • Name: Reese
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 10 Months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Reese's Story

10 month old Reese was picked up as a stray. She was pretty scared at the shelter, but once she realizes she is safe, we think she will be just fine.

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Gracie

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  • Name: Gracie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Gracie's Story

Beautiful 5 year old Gracie is a dog who knows what she wants, and exactly what she doesn’t want. This long haired shepherd mix needs to the the only queen in the castle, as she doesn’t do well with other females. She may be ok with submissive males her own size or bigger. She also has a strong prey drive that requires that she not share her home with any small critters. She didn’t bother the desert tortoise she previously shared her home with, though. She is good with bigger children ( anything that she won’t mistake for prey) and will let them handle her and will play ball with them. Gracie walks nicely on the leash and likes to ride in the car. Like many shepherds, Gracie is aloof with strangers at first. She needs time to warm up. She knows basic commands and was always made to sit before entering or exiting doors and gates. If you think your life would be complete with this stunning dog at the end of your leash, please fill out our online adoption application to get the process started. An adoption donation of $325 is required. Gracie will be thrilled to have her life changed by someone who will understand her and love her for the beautiful dog that she is. Inside and out.

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Dolce

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  • Name: Dolce
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: unknown
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Dolce's Story

Meet 5 month old Dolce! This little beauty queen is in a foster home with 4 other dogs! Both male and female and is getting along just fine! She loves the water and will be a wonderful addition to almost any home! Dolce is healing from 2 broken vertebrae at the tip of her tail. She has a follow up vet appointment in the next day or 2, and hopefully we will know whether or not she will need to have a part of her tail amputated, as there seems to be some nerve damage as well. If your family is missing a beautiful diva, then Dolce just might be the dog to dress up your family and home! Please fill out our online adoption application, as it’s the first step in our adoption process!Click here for more photos!

Miss Vanna White

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  • Name: Miss Vanna White
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Miss Vanna White's Story

UPDATE 4/3/2017 So Miss Vanna has let us know she will not be sharing a home with any other 4 legged creatures. She prefers to be the only princess in the castle. But with her stunning good looks, we know we can find that perfect home for her where she won’t have to share the spotlight with any other critters. Please fill out our online adoption application if you are interested in Vanna or any of our other orphans, it’s the first step in our adoption process but it does not obligate you to adopt from us. Meet Beautiful Miss Vanna White. Vanna is a stunning, very intelligent 2 year old whose owner reached out to us for help when he could no longer keep this beauty queen. We are letting her adjust and decompress, then we will write a detailed bio.

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Kirby

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  • Name: Kirby
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 4-5 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Kirby's Story

Meet sweet, playful 4-5 year old Kirby. This beautiful boy was confiscated by the police when the owners were arrested and the kids taken. As if that wasn’t enough to freak this great dog out, Animal Control took him for a free ride to the local kill shelter where they held him for 10 long days, in case the owners came to reclaim him. Kirby is plain and simple, just awesome. He knows sit, shake and down. He likes rope toys and plush toys more than he likes balls. He has a pretty high prey drive. He charmed everyone he met on his freedom ride from the shelter to the vets office. He’s interested in other dogs, but doesn’t bark or pull toward them. Kirby is the epitome of the perfect dog. Active and energetic enough to do anything you want, but knows enough that he doesn’t need constant supervision and entertaining. Doesn’t Kirby deserve a break? After he’s handled these past few weeks like a rockstar, we need to help Kirby find the way to his box seats in the encore performance of Kirby’s perfect home and life. Are you the co-star of this award winning show? If you think so, please fill out our online adoption application to get the process started. Because all Kirby is missing is the best supporting actor in the movie of his life.

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Meeka

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  • Name: Meeka
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: approx 1 year
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Meeka's Story

Our little pocket shepherd, Meeka, spreads sunshine and happiness wherever she goes.  She Ioves everyone and everything, and the love she gave to her foster mom was returned to her ten-fold.  When Margo was ready to adopt another female for her female lab and female beagle, Meeka wasn’t the dog she came to meet.  Once Meeka pranced into the lobby of the boarding facility, Margo saw how Meeka brought a smile to everyone she met.  Meeka immediately made friends with Margo’s dogs and she was done.  She didn’t need to see or meet any other dogs.  Meeka was the dog for her.  Margo’s decision was made.  They would be one big, happy family.  After you make the rounds and kiss everybody goodbye, Miss Meeka, it’s time to wag on, mini Meeka.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Katie

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  • Name: Katie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 10 Months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Katie's Story

Meet 10 month old Katie. Katie was surrendered to VSR when her family realized that they had gotten a young German shepherd for all the wrong reasons. They knew the best thing to do would be to find her a home where her needs would be met so she could be the great dog she has the potential to be. Katie is in need of training and learning the basic doggy manners. Her skills meeting other dogs are getting better every day, but right now she would do best as the only pet in the house. Katie loves her deflated soccer ball, and REALLY loves her kiddy pool. So if you have the time and patience to give Katie the forever home she is looking for, please go to our website and fill out the adoption application. This is the first step in our adoption process. Because Katie needs a hero that she can love unconditionally. Are you Katie’s hero?

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Magnum

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  • Name: Magnum
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Magnum's Story

Magnum is a very special dog.  Nothing seems to bother this gentle giant.  So when Brandon and his family met this extra large bundle of calmness, they couldn’t imagine NOT making him a permanent part of their family.  With kids ranging in age from 8 months to 5 years, there aren’t too many rescue dogs that can settle in as quickly as Magnum did.  So our rock solid boy has just one thing left to do.  You need to wag on, magnificent Magnum, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Deegan

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  • Name: Deegan
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Deegan's Story

This is Deegan. He came to us when his owner realized that without her teenage grandson, who was moving away, that she couldn’t give Deegan the active and stimulating life a 3 yr old dog like him needs. So although her heart was breaking, she knew she had to do what was best for Deegan. As we get to know more about him, we will post his bio.

 

Kodiak

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  • Name: Kodiak
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 4
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Kodiak's Story

Kodiak was recently picked up as a stray, and is thought to be about 4 years old, although you would never guess that from his personality and puppy-like behavior. He is extremely thin and could use s few good meals. He is a medium size dog and will have a beautiful sable coat once he’s all cleaned up. We are still getting to know him, and will update his bio soon, so stay tuned!

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Pirate

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  • Name: Pirate
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: unknown
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Pirate's Story

Meet the Pirate! This older guy was NOT happy being at the shelter! We are giving him a few days to realize he is safe, then we will get to know him and post his bio.

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Storm

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  • Name: Storm
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Storm's Story

Our sweet, young Storm couldn’t be happier.  Somehow she understood that the news of this foster failure meant nothing but good things for her, a black dog with a white heart on her chest.  Storm really prefers only men in her life, and once she got inside Richard’s home, she knew he was her man.  So when an approved application came through on her, she just acted as if she was Richard’s dog all ready, and would not even try to get along or bond with the family.  Knowing how scared Storm had been and how long it took her to open up and feel comfortable in his home, Richard decided that he couldn’t put Storm through the stress of adjusting to a new family.  Storm had already picked Richard and his other shepherd, Brutus, as her family.  Everyone at VSR is so happy for Storm, we would be singing in the rain, if it would actually rain in Las Vegas.  But since its not, we will just have to sit back and watch as you wag on, sunny Storm, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Gobi

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  • Name: Gobi
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Gobi's Story

Meet petite, young Gobi. Gobi came from a kill shelter in Northern Nevada, where she was surrendered to the shelter because her family just didn’t have the time for her. Left outside with the other family dogs, Gobi has lived her entire short life not knowing the warmth of a loving home. Just under a year and a half old, Gobi is just now getting to see what life outside of a cold backyard is all about. So far she has let us know that meeting other dogs is not something she wants to do. But so far she hasn’t met a single person who she doesn’t love! If you have the patience and time to give to this little shiny coated peanut, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step in our adoption process, but does not obligate you to adopt Gobi or any dog from us. Opening your heart and home to a dog whose life has been as bare as the Gobi Desert will be one of the best gifts you can give.

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Mayzie

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  • Name: Mayzie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 6 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Mayzie's Story

Meet beautiful 6 year old Mayzie. When Mayzie’s owner was transferred out of the country, Mayzie was left with a family member until the owner could make arrangements to have Mayzie transported to them. Imagine their shock and horror when they found out Mayzie ended up at the local kill shelter, turned in as a stray. The owners had been in contact with us, and when we found out, we knew poor Mayzie needed us more than ever! We now have Mayzie in our possession, and we will do everything we can to make sure she goes into a loving home that will never give up on her. Mayzie has been around kids (not toddlers) and gets along with other calm dogs her size. She is as sweet as can be. If you have the loving home Mayzie deserves, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step in our process, but it doesn’t obligate you to adopt.

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Parker

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  • Name: Parker
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: < 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Parker's Story

VSR’s very fluffy boy, Parker, was recently adopted by Rich.  Rich knew he wanted a shepherd in his life.  He had shepherds before, and his house just wasn’t quite right without one.  Now with Parker in his life, he could have companionship in between the visits from his 15 year old son.  Parker didn’t waste a minute making himself right at home either.  Nobody could be happier for Parker than all of us here at VSR.  So now that Parker has settled in, all that’s left for him to do is wag on, perky Parker, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Jasper

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  • Name: Jasper
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Jasper's Story

Peggy and John came out to VSR’s Friendly Ford event to meet some dogs.  When they met Jasper, they could see what a smart, sensitive boy he was.  When they found out that he had been found wearing nothing but a shock collar, they were mortified that such a sweet dog would be treated so cruel.  Well Jasper will never know such cruelty again.  He is riding in style with Shadow and Trent, and will only know love and compassion for the rest of his life.  We can’t thank you enough, Peggy and John, for taking Mr. Jasper into our wonderful home.  We know what needs to happen at the end of this story.  You just have to wag on, jaunty Jasper.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Pepper

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  • Name: Pepper
  • Breed:
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 11 months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Pepper's Story

This gorgeous girl is Pepper. She is an 11 month old classic Black and Tan shepherd. We don’t know much about her, so we will have her checked out by our vets, do what’s necessary to get her ready to be adopted, get to know her, and post her bio.

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Argus

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  • Name: Argus
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 3-4 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Argus's Story

Argus update 9/29/2017: We took Argus to our adoption event last weekend and Argus was a total rockstar! He LOVES little dogs, kids, and we are told he is not interested in cats. Argus is perfection in the form of this beautiful, kind soul. Any family will be lucky to make Argus a part of their family. Visitation rights for the volunteers will need to be negotiated in his adoption contract! (Just kidding, but we wouldn’t turn them down!)
Meet 3-4 year old Argus. Argus was left in a backyard when his family moved out. Luckily a neighbor called the landlord who immediately came to Argus’s rescue. He took him home, had him groomed, and introduced him to his 2 senior little dogs, who were NOT happy about this gentle giant being in their home. The landlord is also going through chemotherapy, so keeping Argus just wasn’t a possibility for him, as much as he would have loved to give Argus the forever home he deserves. Once we get Argus all checked out and ready to be adopted, we will post a more detailed bio.

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Pink

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  • Name: Pink
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 Months
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Pink's Story

You know every group has one. That one girl we all love to hate! But there’s no way you can’t LOVE little miss Pink! She is the adorable only female of the 3 puppies VSR recently acquired. She’s vocal and bossy with her littermate brothers, but as sweet as cotton candy at the same time. Please remember that puppies are a 10-15 year commitment, and researching the breed is a must before bringing a shepherd puppy into your home. Filling out our online adoption application is the first step in adopting any shepherd from VSR.

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Roc

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  • Name: Roc
  • Breed:
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Roc's Story

This is Roc. Roc was picked up in Nye county along with another shepherd. Our vets believe Roc is only about 2 years old. Roc is friendly, and in need of some basic doggy manners. He was held at the shelter for over 2 weeks causing him to become very thin. While we try to put some weight on this energetic boy, we will get to know him a little better and will post his bio soon. So say tuned.

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Chevi

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  • Name: Chevi
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Chevi's Story

We love our repeat adopters! A little over a year ago Tyler and his family adopted our wonderful Gus. So when they contacted us looking to add another dog to their family, we couldn’t have been happier.  They said they were interested in our long time resident, Chevi, which made us just down right giddy. When the family brought Gus to meet Miss Chevi, it was the best meet and greet Chevi had ever had. Meeting other dogs was not one of Chevi’s strong suits, so when this meeting went off without a hitch, we knew our little pint sized shepherd girl had finally found her family. So gather all your stuff together and pack your bags. You have the cutest junk in your trunk, Miss Chevi, but before you take off on that road trip, you’ll have to wag on, shiny Chevi, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

King

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  • Name: King
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

King's Story

Everyone was shocked to find out that King, a gorgeous, sensitive dog, was being returned to VSR.  Unavoidable family circumstances were the reason he was coming back, but fortunately for Brenda and her husband, they were in the market for a dog just like him.  The meet and greet was one that needed to be seen to be appreciated.  King is very cautious of new people, and if his foster family is anywhere in the vicinity, he stays happily focused on them and only them.  So you can imagine the goose bumps and tears welling up as we all peeked around the bush to see this regal dog resting his head on John’s shoulder.  As you travel, play and live the life of a pampered pooch, remember the rules.  You need to wag on, kindhearted King, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Cami

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  • Name: Cami
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 12 weeks
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Cami's Story

There’s nothing cuter than a puppy, except a puppy who is happy, healthy, and loved by her family.  So when Cami was the puppy that Donald and Crystal and the 2 boys, Alex and Christopher, decided to take home, everybody knew it was going to be a match made in heaven.  Cami has enough love and puppy breath for the whole family to enjoy.  So Cami, as you grow up with your 2 human brothers, maybe you can teach them to wag on, crazy Cami.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Ollie

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  • Name: Ollie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1-1/2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Ollie's Story

Meet one and a half year old Ollie. Ollie was found loose in a residential neighborhood. A Good Samaritan found this friendly girl and went on a mission to find her owner. After all her efforts had been exhausted, and the Good Samaritan came up empty, VSR was contacted to step in and find this skinny girl, who liked to jump up on people, a home where she will learn good manners (she’s already getting so much better about not jumping) and a home where she will be able to put on some much needed weight. Ollie has been very respectful of other large dogs she’s met, and is good with well behaved children. Like many young dogs, she can get over stimulated with lots of wild, loud play. If you want to open your hearts and home to beautiful Ollie, please submit our online adoption application. Because no one will be more thankful for a soft bed and a warm meal this Thanksgiving than Ollie.

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Hemi

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  • Name: Hemi
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Hemi's Story

3 year old HEMI was picked up with a male shepherd who might be one of her puppies. She’s sweet and very pretty. Once we know her a little better, we’ll post her bio

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Toby

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  • Name: Toby
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1-1/2 - 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Toby's Story

Meet Toby. At only about 1 1/2-2 years old, this young Malinois somehow ended up at the Henderson shelter. toby is your typical, young, busy shepherd/Mal mix. He’s happy, playful and full of that puppy energy. Puppy energy that he probably won’t grow out of for a long, long time! If you are looking for an active dog to keep you up and moving, and have the time to devote to keeping this affectionate boy stimulated mentally and physically, then Toby is your dog! Just fill out our online adoption application to get the process started!

 

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Mya

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  • Name: Mya
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Mya's Story

When Mya’s previous family threw her away like yesterday’s news, they didn’t even give a reason why.  Mya certainly didn’t know why either.  She was so depressed that the first few times we took her out of the kennel, she would search for her people and then whine until it grew into a full fledged howl.  Mya was very social and well behaved, so when Amy and her family met Mya, they couldn’t imagine not taking her home.  With a toddler and a very small Chihuahua, Mya showed everyone her gentle nature.  So even though the original dog they had applied to adopt had already found a forever home, they knew that Mya was going to fit right in.  There’s something you should know, Mya.  The last step to complete this adoption is for you to wag on, marvelous Mya, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Bear

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  • Name: Bear
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 6 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Bear's Story

What could be more exciting than becoming a member of VSR’s exclusive Waggin’ Tails Club?  Well, how about becoming a member and then getting to go to work with your foster failure mom every day?  Bear walked into the boarding facility just like every other rescue dog but didn’t make it past the front desk.  Amanda had other ideas and Bear immediately found himself a foster mom.  As the days went by, Amanda got more and more upset over the thought of Bear leaving her to go to a forever home.  When Bear started opening up and thriving with Amanda and her family, the only sensible thing to do was make it official.  Today Bear became a real part of the family.  He has 3 of his own 4 legged siblings, along with his very own toddler sister, Eva.  With his calm, gentle nature, this living teddy Bear is just one step away from sealing the deal.  You know the drill big guy.  It’s time to wag on bashful Bear.  Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Rufus

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  • Name: Rufus
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 6-7 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Rufus's Story

Everybody knows how much VSR LOVES the seniors. And Rufus is another shining example of why. This special black and cream colored boy had been at the local shelter. But that didn’t stop him from happily wagging his tail all 3 times I passed him when I was there. Rufus is probably about 6 or 7 years old, underweight and desperately in need of a dental. So we will neuter Rufus at the same time his dental work is done and then spend some time getting to know more about him. Then we will write his bio.

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Tyson

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  • Name: Tyson
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Tyson's Story

One-year-old Tyson’s short life has been anything but ideal. Horrific would be a better word to describe what he has been through. When animal control picked him up he had a deep infected wound all the way around his neck along with some pieces of skin hanging from around the wound. But even so, he is still a loving, sweet, friendly dog. Even though he is unsure about approaching new people, he will belly crawl and wags his tail up to people to make friends. Like many dogs coming from the shelter, Tyson has come down with kennel cough and is starting medication. The best place for Tyson to recover is in a foster or forever home. If you can offer Tyson something he has never had in life: a loving and safe home, please fill out our online foster or adoption application.

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Cricket

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  • Name: Cricket
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 8-10 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Cricket's Story

Young Cricket has had a rough start to her life, but all of that changed when Darrel and his wife met our cuddly, beautiful Cricket.  They knew right away that Cricket was the dog they were looking for to complete their family.  All of their other 4-legged family members have been rescues, so they are no strangers to the adjustments that sometimes need to be made when bringing a new animal into their home.  But we know that Cricket is going to be living in doggy princess heaven, so be on your best behavior, pretty girl.  You are home.  We all just want to see you wag on, crazy Cricket, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Nickel

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  • Name: Nickel
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Nickel's Story

We think that the introduction of this beautiful 2 year old girl deserves a drum roll…………..What’s so special about this particular dog, you might ask? Every dog is special. But this is Nickel. And Nickel just happens to be the 500th dog that VSR has played a part in saving. It’s just a few months shy of the 5 year anniversary of VSR saving our first shepherd. There are really no words to describe the rewarding feeling of saving even one dog, so trying to wrap our heads around this number is truly overwhelming. But the truth is, without such a caring and dedicated community to support us and our work, we never could have made it to this milestone. We also have to acknowledge everything Miracle GSD Network has done to support us along the way. They have been instrumental in VSR being able to save some of the major medical dogs that needed help. So welcome to the VSR family, precious Nickel. You are special, just because you are you. Once we get to know more about Nickel, we will post her bio.

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Zuka

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  • Name: Zuka
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: No

Zuka's Story

We knew when we got Zuka from the local kill shelter that this stunning, young boy wouldn’t be homeless for very long.  He was taken in by one of our wonderful foster families where he quickly learned the basics of living in a home and having good doggy social skills.  So when Trevor and his family came to meet Mr. Zuka, he showed off his recently acquired behaviors and skills, and quickly won the hearts of the whole family.  Now Zuka will continue to grow and thrive along with this young family.  And as the seasons change and the kids grow up, the thing to remember is to wag on, zealous Zuka, wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Rugby

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  • Name: Rugby
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: unknown
  • Other dogs: No
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Rugby's Story

Meet happy, friendly, Rugby! Even though he needs to double his weight (he’s 35 pounds and should weigh around 70 lbs) and the pads on his back feet are raw, Rugby couldn’t be any sweeter a dog. He also has a couple teeth that are painful and infected but that doesn’t stop him from being excited just to be around people. Rugby was turned in as a stray in this horrible condition. Once we get him healthy, he’ll be neutered and we’ll get all his dental work done. Until then we are just letting him decompress, put on some pounds, and figure out that life is only gong to get better from here on out!!

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Sawyer

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  • Name: Sawyer
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Sawyer's Story

Sherri knows a good thing when she sees it, and Sawyer is pretty good at figuring out what he wants too.  So when Sherri went out to a recent adoption event, she knew that she wanted her 9 year old shepherd, Bella, to meet some of VSR’s most eligible bachelors.  Although Sherri was clearly impressed with a couple of our boys, Bella made it clear that Sawyer was the one for her.  We can’t blame her a bit.  Sawyer quickly became a volunteer favorite.  So all of the volunteers are anxiously awaiting for super sweet Sawyer to wag on, silly Sawyer.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Kenzie

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  • Name: Kenzie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Kenzie's Story

Does this look like the picture of a dog who is so afraid that she all most died for her fears?  That almost happened to this beautiful, young girl named Kenzie, but all she needed was a chance.  When Stuart and Courtney decided it was time to add a big dog to their family, they were open to meeting as many dogs as it took to find the right match.  They were also patient and understanding about Kenzie’s fears.  Stuart is a runner, just what Kenzie needs to burn off her nervous energy, and she ADORES Stuart.  She is warming up to Denver, her little, white sister, and Courtney is getting her love from Kenzie as well.  Kenzie has made herself right at home and has made great strides in conquering her fears.  So as you settle into family life, don’t forget to wag on, captivating Kenzie, wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Chance

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  • Name: Chance
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 9 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Chance's Story

It’s time once again to induct another member into VSR’s Waggin’ Tails Club. VSR took a chance on this dashing older gentleman of a dog because second chances are what rescue is all about. Jason and his family are all too familiar with giving dogs a second chance. Jason packed up his family and drove all the way from Carson City, taking a chance that the dog they were coming to meet would be a fit with his family. Everybody deserves a second chance. Now no more chances will be taken on our Chance. We took a chance on saving him, he took a chance on trusting us. Now the only chance Chance will have to take is deciding whether or not he will wag on, charming Chance. Wag on.  Click here for more photos!

Deuce

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  • Name: Deuce
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 9 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: Yes

Deuce's Story

Deuce & Trey, our pair of senior white players, tried to put on their best poker faces when they found out they were being adopted, but they weren’t bluffing anybody!  They knew a full house couldn’t be beat, so they went straight to their new home with Rebecca & Mike.  Everyone is thrilled that Rebecca & Mike decided to double down & take both jokers into their hearts & home.  This is the royal flush of adoptions & our first time having double dog Waggin’ Tails Club members!  Wag on Deuce & Trey, wag on!

 

Penny

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  • Name: Penny
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1 1/2 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Penny's Story

Even though the saying is,  “a penny for your thoughts”, Allan decided that this Penny was worth more than just thinking about.  This Penny was worth taking the plunge and committing to giving our young, happy girl a lifetime of love, happiness, and a companion named Harry who can charm the spots off a leopard.  Daily walks to the park are just one of the many adventures that Penny will get to experience in her new life with Allan.  Penny was already following Harry all around the yard, and going through the doggy door after being there only a few minutes.  So this is it.  Penny has made herself at home.  She knows that she hit the Penny jackpot when Allan decided to gamble on her.  So play your cards right, Miss Penny.  We are betting that you will wag on, shiny Penny.  Wag on. Click here for more photos!

Vegas

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  • Name: Vegas
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: Yes

Vegas's Story

“I just want to help a dog.”  Those are the words that Nick said when we talked about his meet and greet.  Nick didn’t care if it was male or female, young or old, black, white, or purple.  You just got to love it when somebody leaves it so wide open for you that you can really think about which dog is in need right now.  We had a dog that was having a hard time.  Confiscated and held at the kill shelter for 10 long days, young Vegas wasn’t ready to make new friends or trust people he didn’t know.  He had lost over 10lbs, and was looking pretty sickly when Nick, Maria, and Nick’s son, Devin, came to meet Vegas on that hot summer morning.  Having been filled in on Vegas’s recent experiences, Nick didn’t expect Vegas to come running and jump into his arms, licking his face all over.  Vegas didn’t disappoint.  Not only did he not come running, Vegas hit the ground and tried to slink away from Nick.  Luckily, Nick didn’t give up that easy.  After about 30 minutes of every non-threatening behavior Nick could think of, we decided it was sink or swim, all or nothing.  Nick took the leash and said, “Lets go, Vegas.  We are going for a walk.”  Soon they were running.  Then Vegas even began to play with Nick.  Adopting a dog was a commitment to be taken seriously.  When Nick told VSR that Vegas wouldn’t use the doggy door, we winced.  Yikes.  Even so, Vegas has not had one accident in the house.  He has not ruined ANYTHING that didn’t belong to him.  But he can destroy a ball in a matter of seconds!  You are home to stay, Vegas, baby!  Vegas is the perfect choice for this very compassionate family.  Nick could not think of one bad thing to say about Vegas.  How could he, as we watched Vegas follow Devin all over the house and yard?  There’s just one thing left to do.  Wag on, vibrant Vegas.  Wag on.   Click here for more photos!

Benson

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  • Name: Benson
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 16 months
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Benson's Story

Benson is one of the Fab 4 dogs we saved from the local shelter with the help of the Miracle GSD Network. He was pretty scared and confused when we got him, but we just chalked it up to his young age. He started opening up and showing his playful puppy side, but the one thing Benson just didn’t want to do was get into a car. He would scratch, claw and try to bolt from any vehicle that had an open door if he was anywhere near it. One day when Benson was working with volunteers on his socializing at an adoption event, Benson met Patty, Jerry and Cabo. Well maybe Benson just knew when his forever family was going to be in the vicinity because that was the day Benson decided he could and would get into a vehicle without putting up the fight of his life. So the saying, “everything happens for a reason” really seems to be fitting in this case. Benson now has his 4- legged sister and two wonderful parents to take care of and love him for the rest of his life. But Benson, you know the rules. You need to wag on, bubbly Benson, wag on.  Click here for more photos

Captain

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  • Name: Captain
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: Yes
  • Kids: No
  • Cats: No

Captain's Story

Another Waggin’ Tale falls into our short and sweet category!  Handsome Captain is such a sweet boy that he was only a VSR orphan for a very short time.  In fact, he’s so sweet that when Rebecca ran into Captain as he was leaving an adoption event, she fell instantly in love with the guy with one blue eye.  The rest of her family members did as well, 2 and 4-legged alike.  So just like the dog he was found running with in California, he decided to make himself comfortable and stay awhile.  The last thing you have to do is wag on, classy Captain, wag on.   Click here for more photos!