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.

Nero

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  • Name: Nero
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 5 years
  • Other dogs: Call for more information
  • Kids: Call for more information
  • Cats: Call for more information

Nero's Story

Nero. VSR ‘s handsome 5 year old amazing and unique orphan. Nero’s perfect home would be without young kids (because of his XL size and freakish obsession with frisbees) and without other dogs. A foster, or better yet a forever home for this amazing boy is what Nero needs. The kennel environment is taking its toll on our big ole’ boy.

This drop dead gorgeous 5 year old boy is Nero. He was surrendered to the local shelter for snapping at a teenager. He has some history of anxiety, but we think getting him adequate exercise is key to keeping his anxiety at bay. Nero LOVES to play frisbee and loves the kiddy pool. Nero is a typical aloof shepherd and proper doggy and human introductions are required. If you’d like to meet Nero or any of our orphans, the first step is filling out our online adoption application.

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Rio

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  • Name: Rio
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 10 years
  • Other dogs: Call for more information
  • Kids: Call for more information
  • Cats: Call for more information

Rio's Story

10 year old Rio is living happily in her forever foster home. Rio has a cancerous mass, that because of her age, cannot safely be removed. Rio was put on the local shelter’s kill list because of the mass, but it’s obvious Rio still has lots of life left to live.

Subban

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  • Name: Subban
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1.5 years old
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  • Kids: Call for more information
  • Cats: Call for more information

Subban's Story

Hi, everyone! My name is Subban and I’m a tall, lanky young guy who was turned into the shelter when my family became homeless. I’m a vocal dog, but so many shepherds are. I’m new to VSR, so as soon as they learn more about me, they will post an update here. So don’t touch that dial and stay tuned. There’s more to come!

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Borris

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  • Name: Borris
  • Breed: German Shepherd mix
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 1 1/2
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  • Kids: Call for more information
  • Cats: Call for more information

Borris's Story

 My name is Boris. I’m only about a year, a year and a half old and I was picked up by Animal Control. I was taken to the local shelter and put on the kill list because I didn’t like some of the people handling me. I became very tense. But when VSR picked me up, they gave me yummy treats and took me for a walk. They gave me some time to feel safe before petting me and loving on me. Now I’m feeling much better. Please don’t reach over my head or move quickly towards me because it’s scares me and I think you might hit me. I was very interested in all the other animals in the lobby of the vet clinic. I wanted to meet them all. But VSR said not today, Boris. Not today. I’m getting all checked out and very soon I’ll be available to find my new forever home. So stay tuned!

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Karbon

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  • Name: Karbon
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 10 years
  • Other dogs: Call for more information
  • Kids: Call for more information
  • Cats: Call for more information

Karbon's Story

This big, beautiful boy is Karbon. Picked up as a stray by Animal Control, the shelter listed him as 10 years old. Whether or not that is accurate, we can’t be sure. Karbon is very anxious and nervous, but will run and play if you actively engage him. During his first few nights at our vet clinic, Karbon had a seizure. He broke a few of his toenails during the episode, but has not had another seizure, so we are holding off on putting him on anti seizure meds for now. Karbon also does very poorly in a kennel or crate, and is more relaxed when loose in the home. Karbon did fine with another large dog when walked on leash together. Karbon is in need of a very patient and understanding foster or forever home. He is drop dead gorgeous, and we know that he, just like every other VSR orphan, deserves a home where his life will be changed forever. If you are interested in committing to giving Karbon the home he’s been waiting for, please fill out our online adoption or foster application. It’s the first step of our process.

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Cowboy

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  • Name: Cowboy
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Other dogs: Call for more information
  • Kids: Call for more information
  • Cats: Call for more information

Cowboy's Story

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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Fleury

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  • Name: Fleury
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Neutered Male
  • Age: 4 years old
  • Other dogs: Call for more information
  • Kids: Call for more information
  • Cats: Call for more information

Fleury's Story

Hi, my name is Fleury, and my family recently lost their home. When that happened they had nowhere to stay and had no choice but to turn me into the local shelter. It was a really scary place, and I’m still pretty scared and confused and I just want to stay in my kennel. But the nice people at VSR are giving me some time and being very patient, letting me know that coming out of my kennel means good things like treats and walks to the park. Soon I’ll relax and open up so they can learn more about me and they’ll post my bio then.

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Armani

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  • Name: Armani
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 1.5 - 2 years old
  • Other dogs: Call for more information
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Armani's Story

Hi, My name is Armani, and I can tell you the last couple months of my life have been really stressful and confusing for me. I was dropped off at a local shelter, where I was very scared. Luckily I got out alive and was put into a home, but that home had other big female dogs, and I just didn’t do well there. I like being the only princess in the home. I ended up at another shelter until finally Vegas Shepherd Rescue was able to rescue me. I was SOOOO happy to get out of there. I danced and jumped and even had a chance to roll around in some soft, wet, cool grass! I need to put on some weight, and I have an ear infection that is being treated. The VSR folks are still getting to know more about what I like and don’t like. It’s possible I may be shepherd/ Belgian Malinois mix, so an experienced home will be a must for my adoptive home. Stay tuned as VSR learns more about me and post updates to my story.

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Chyna

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  • Name: Chyna
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 9 years
  • Other dogs: Call for more information
  • Kids: Call for more information
  • Cats: Yes

Chyna's Story

Meet sweet senior Chyna! Surrendered by her family after 9 years of being a loyal companion, even though she never saw the inside of the house. All that’s changed now, and Chyna is living happily in a foster home. And who would have thought that this classic shepherd girl would live harmoniously with cats? If a cat will give a hiss and smack Chyna on the nose once, Chyna is happy to steer clear of the kitties. Chyna prefers to be the only dog in the house, and at her age, if that’s what Chyna wants, that’s what Chyna shall have. Young children aren’t anything Chyna wants to deal with either, as they can be unpredictable and kind of scary to her. If you think you have the dream home Miss Chyna has been fantasizing about all these years, please fill out our online adoption application. It’s the first step of our adoption process. Chyna does have some arthritis at the base of her tail, but the x rays show her hips are in great shape. She easily hops up onto the furniture without any problems. We would travel around the world to give Chyna the wonderful home she deserves! So get busy, and get packing. Chyna’s ready to take on the world with her new family!

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Pixie

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  • Name: Pixie
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: Spayed Female
  • Age: 2 years old
  • Other dogs: Call for more information
  • Kids: Call for more information
  • Cats: Call for more information

Pixie's Story

Hi, my name is Pixie and I’m a beautiful girl whose had a not-so-great life so far. I’ve lived outside in conditions that weren’t very good, and was surrendered to Animal Control just because my family didn’t want me anymore. So I was taken away in a scary truck to the shelter. While I was there, I was terrified and would sit or lay with my head in the corner of the kennel. Then the VSR people came to get me. I’m still very scared but today I wagged my tail when they brought me some chicken to eat. I am not using one of my back legs right now, but the nice doctor is going to look at it tomorrow to check it for an injury. Right now I’m still learning that people and new places are nice and I have air conditioning and good food to eat while I recover from my spay surgery. When I feel better, I’ll get to know the nice VSR folks so they can post my bio. But look at my big beautiful ears! I know I’m a very pretty girl. So stay tuned.

UPDATE!! Precious Pixie has a severely FRACTURED PELVIS! How she can continue to be so sweet and affectionate while tolerating the pain is a mystery. We are consulting with the specialists to figure out what our course of action is going to be. But no matter what, this timid girl is going to need a place to crash while she heals. A foster home with lots of crate rest is a must. If you can offer little Pixie a loving, calm home to recover in, please fill out our online foster, or better yet adoption application. It’s the first step in our process.

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Gunther “Gunny”

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  • Name: Gunther “Gunny”
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Other dogs: Call for more information
  • Kids: Call for more information
  • Cats: Call for more information

Gunther “Gunny”'s Story

Update July 1, 2018: 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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