Available Dogs

If one of our available orphans tugs at your heartstrings, please fill out our Adoption Application under the “Applications” tab and you will be contacted within 48 hours.  You must be approved to adopt before you can meet our dogs.  All applications require a home visit in order to be approved.

Adoption fees vary with each dog and range from $125-$375, with $325 being the price for most. Adoptions fees are used not only to rescue and place the dog you are personally adopting, but to aid in the future rescue and rehabilitation of other deserving dogs. Adoption fees are necessary; without fees, our rescue efforts would quickly come to an end.

Duane

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  • Name: Duane
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 10-11 months
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Duane's Story

Handsome Duane was confiscated from part of a hoarding situation in rural Arizona. His life was in jeopardy because of the lack of space in the small shelter, and timid dogs don’t show well, so he wasn’t going to be given a chance to find a forever family. This shy 10-11 month old pup is slowly learning that people are good. Duane is dog friendly and is learning to love attention and affection from humans. Duane will be a great family dog and any family will be lucky to have him. Get your apps in soon if you think Duane needs to be the next member of your family.

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Opie

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  • Name: Opie
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 2 years
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Opie's Story

UPDATE:  Opie has once again found himself back at VSR. Our little shepherd/beagle mix boy has some very specific requests for his forever family. Opie needs to be the only pet in the home. A home he is happy to share with kids that are at least teenage or older. Because Opie has some anxiety issues, a home where somebody is home most of the day would be ideal. Opie does not like to be bothered when he is sleeping, as sometimes it startles him. Opie has lots of love to give, and is a great snuggler. He also loves to play with toys. Opie has a very high prey drive, and will go to great lengths to try and catch his prey, so a secure yard is also a must. If you have a home that can meet Opie’s needs, please fill out our online adoption application. Opie is ready to find his perfect family.

UPDATE!!!  Unfortunately, Through no fault of his own, Opie has been returned to VSR. Our little man came back looking wonderful! His coat is clean, soft and very shiny! He’s developed a very lean and muscular physique! He can be very particular with other dogs. Opie was a huge hit at our big event recently. If you are interested in meeting Opie and possibly making him a permanent member of your family, please fill out our online adoption application!

Meet VSR ‘s latest faux shepherd, or fepherd, Opie. This little 2 year old shepherd mix peanut came into the local shelter with wounds covering both his back legs. Was he hit by a car? Attacked by another dog? We may never know. But what we do know is that this little 40 lb bundle of joy is a sweet, happy dog no matter what. He’s still recovering from his neuter surgery and his wounds are healing nicely. Once he’s ready, we will get to know more about him and post an update.

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Cowboy

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  • Name: Cowboy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 3 years
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Cowboy's Story

UPDATE!!! Cowboy is now in a foster home working on his behavior. Cowboy has some stranger danger and acts inappropriately when coming into contact with strangers. Right now Cowboy needs to go to an experienced adult only home, with a very stable and balanced dog his size.

UPDATE: Cowboy loves playing with other dogs his size. We think Cowboy would do best going to a home with another big balanced dog to play with and show Cowboy the social ropes.

Meet cutie-patootie, Cowboy. This little dumpling was turned in as a stray to the local shelter. As you can imagine, he’s pretty confused right now. We believe he is about 2 years old. We are letting him decompress for a few days, then we will start working on getting to know him. I can tell you that he is very sweet and takes treats very nicely. But stay tuned for more updates as we learn more!

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Blair

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  • Name: Blair
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 7-8 months
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Blair's Story

Meet Blair. Blair was confiscated from a hoarding situation in rural Arizona and was going to be euthanized for space because he was fearful of people. This funny little 7-8 month old shepherd mix peanut has so much personality, it’s hard to describe! He now LOVES everyone he meets and wants only to be loved! Blair is going to make some lucky family very happy! Not only is he kid friendly, but he’s dog friendly too! Don’t wait! Get your apps in quickly! Blair is the best lap dog (although he really is a little too big to be a lap dog, but don’t tell him that!) Are you going to be the lucky family to take Blair home?

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Burgess

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  • Name: Burgess
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 4 yrs old
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Burgess's Story

Say hello to handsome, 4 year old Burgess. This dog. What can I say? Rarely does a dog act so happy and affectionate so quickly after getting out of the shelter. Especially after what this precious dog went through. He was found by a Good Samaritan coming out of the desert in the middle of the night. The good Sam did the right thing and had Animal Control come pick him up so his family would have a chance to find him. She then contacted us, letting us know what a great dog he was, after having spent only 7 hours with this dirty, matted, skinny boy. We wanted to help, so we requested him from the shelter. The day before we were supposed to pick him up, he was reclaimed, only to be returned to the shelter the next day. So we contacted the shelter, letting them know we still wanted to save him. (He had been put on the transfer list for being scared the first time he got to the shelter.) He was definitely confused about what was going on, but didn’t hesitate when I opened the back of my car, and he flew in! By the time we got to the vet clinic he was happy, wagging his tail, asking for attention and affection. He is getting all cleaned up and we are getting to know him a little better. Stay tuned for updates on our desert dog, Burgess.

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Trinity

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  • Name: Trinity
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age:
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Trinity's Story

Meet beautiful Trinity. Trinity’s life was in danger when she ended up at the shelter and was terrified. But was she acting aggressive? Cowering in the corner the the kennel? No. Poor Trinity was simply submissive urinating when strangers approached her. We are letting her decompress and learning more about her. Then we will post her bio.

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Darby

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  • Name: Darby
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: young
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Darby's Story

Recently VSR got a call from TAF regarding a young (7-8 months old) male shepherd with burn wounds. Darby needed our help so we jumped at the chance to get Darby the medical care he needed. This happy boy didn’t seem to notice the burns on his back, shoulder and neck, and just wanted to by a typical, happy puppy. Darby showed us that he already knew how to sit, would happily retrieve a toy, bring it back and give it to you to throw for him again, and also that he knows how to open the lever style door knobs. Darby is also emaciated, so until he is healthy, the vets are postponing his neuter and vaccines. We will keep everybody posted on Darby’s progress and will also post updates as we learn more about him. So stay tuned and don’t touch that dial!

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Malone

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  • Name: Malone
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1 yr
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Malone's Story

Hi. My name is Malone. Like Sam Malone on the tv show CHEERS. I’m as handsome and charming as he was too. I’m only about a year old and it seems I wasn’t very well socialized around other dogs. And being a typical young shepherd, I can get kind of mouthy when I get excited. I just need some guidance and training once I decompress from being at the shelter. Check back soon for more updates as I start becoming more relaxed in this new environment.

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MJ

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  • Name: MJ
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 3 years
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MJ's Story

 

UPDATE: In the few weeks that MJ has been with VSR, we have learned that MJ bonds quickly and loves hard. In typical classic shepherd style, MJ takes his job of protecting his family very seriously. MJ will need a family with experience handling dogs like him. So far he doesn’t seem to be a fan of other dogs, but we are still learning about his canine preferences.

Meet VSR’s newest heart throb, MJ. Extra large sized, 3 year old MJ was picked up as a stray, guess when? If you guessed July 4th you would be correct. Poor MJ searches every car looking for his family. He’s a sweet, friendly guy when he isn’t whining for his family. Today he was able to play happily with a ball, and even gave some big wet kisses to a couple of his new friends at the vet clinic. He was previously neutered and he was obviously well fed, so why didn’t his family come looking for him??? We are still getting to know this gentle giant, and when we know more about him, we will update his bio.

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Gunther “Gunny”

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  • Name: Gunther “Gunny”
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 4 years
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Gunther “Gunny”'s Story

UPDATE:   Gunther is still looking for that perfect forever home. We have no idea why he has been in our care for a year now. At 4 years old, he’s at that perfect age where he can do just about anything you want and is long past all the annoying puppy behaviors. He would thrive in a home where he has a job to do, as he is truly a dog who loves to work.

UPDATE: Gunther has a ball drive that is hard to even imagine unless you see him in action. That being said, it’s not surprising that Gunny has guarding issues with his ball. Because of his high drive, energy and guarding, Gunther needs to go to a home with teenage kids or adult only home. He does best without other dogs.

Meet handsome 3 year old Gunther. Gunther came to us after being returned to the local shelter for putting his mouth on somebody’s arm. He then developed a hematoma on his neuter site and had to have an additional surgery to correct it. He is healing nicely and we are getting to know more about this beautiful boy. We will update his bio when we know more.

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Shilo

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  • Name: Shilo
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 5 yrs old
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Shilo's Story

Life happens, and unfortunately sometimes it just doesn’t go the way we plan or expect it to. Shilo is being returned to VSR after 3 years through no fault of her own. After much soul searching, and endless hours of trying to find a different solution, Shilo’s family has decided to do what’s best for Shilo, instead of thinking only of themselves. Shilo is a beautiful girl, about 5 years old. She bonds very hard to the one person in her family that she decides is hers. Shilo lives with older children and goes to doggy daycare occasionally. Shilo can be an escape artist and has been known to clear a 6 foot fence, so a secure yard, and supervision while outside is a must for this beauty who loves with all her heart. Shilo will need a family with shepherd experience or experience with herding or working dogs. She will need daily mental or physical stimulation to help her be the best she can be. If you would like to bring beautiful Shilo into your family and home, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step in our adoption process.

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