SAVING PAWS RESCUE, AZ
is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing veterinary care, evaluation and adoptive homes for German Shepherd Dogs and others who are left in pounds to await uncertain fate, are owner surrenders (divorce, death, etc.), or are from abuse or neglect situations. We help provide a safe harbor for German Shepherds and other breeds that might otherwise be destroyed.
"Saving Paws" serves Phoenix Arizona and the surrounding communities.
Adoptions nationwide are offered through partner rescues and by special arrangement.
Because GSDs do NOT thrive well in shelter situations, Saving Paws Rescue, AZ would like to have all of our dogs living in nice foster homes, not in shelters. We are constantly in need of foster families while we work on finding placements for all our rescues..
For adoptions the process begins with completing and submitting the Adoption Application
Our Adoption Process
"Saving Paws" works individually with each potential adopter to assure a good match and successful placement. Please remember ... We are all volunteers, most work fulltime at day jobs, have our own dogs and families and are doing this to make a difference in the lives of needy dogs who have already been through enough misfortune. We appreciate your patience while we work through the Adoption process. By adopting a rescue dog you have also given us the opportunity to save another life. The specific adoption process can vary and includes:
Fill out and submit the new (easy) online Adoption Application to SPR
This allows us to review and ensure a perfect match for you and the dog. It also provides us the opprtunity to ensure all adoption requirements are addressed for the dogs safety and that of your family.
Telephone and or email consultation.
Contact us and leave your name and phone number and/or email, along with a convenient time to return your call. Because we are an all volunteer organization, we try to return all calls within 24-48 hours. When the volunteer calls back, they will go over our requirements for adoption as well as answer any questions you might have. It's a good idea to write down your questions so you won't forget.
"Meet & Greet" with selected animals.
We like at least 1 hour This is great time to ask questions, voice concerns, discuss what you love in a dog, what you’d rather avoid, etc.
Adoption is started.
At the discretion of Saving Paws Rescue - A reference check and home visit and other concerns and issues may be required or asked.
Please Note ...
Our only concern is to match you and our dogs with a safe and caring environment, and provide you with devoted, loving, loyal companion that matches your situation.
We offer a 10 day trial time period.
A full refund of the adoption fee, less any administrative fee, should the adoption not work, or another dog.
Checkup at the conclusion of the trial.
Completion of the adoption process. Any additional follow up or assistance required.
Complete and submit our Adoption Application to begin the process
IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL NOTES:
Adoption fees and donations offset the extremely high cost of veterinary care, food, boarding and numerous other expenses.
Fees may be adjusted to accommodate special needs, multiple adoptions, partner rescues or dogs with exceptional interest, degree of training or documented titles.
With payment of the adoption fee the dog becomes the legal property of the new owner, therefore is also responsible for any ongoing cost involved with adopting the dog.
Because we rarely know the backgrounds of the dogs in our program, we can't make definitive statements about their health or temperaments. We can only provide information about our observations of the dog while it is in our program, under our care or with our volunteers. Saving Paws Rescue, AZ cannot be held responsible once the dog goes off the property of CCC We no longer have control of the dog.
Saving Paws Rescue has found homes for over 250 dogs. If you are interested in reading about some of our successful placements visit individual dog pages of those listed on the following page ... Click Here
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