A safe harbor for German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois
Saving Paws Rescue Arizona is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization in Phoenix, Arizona. We are dedicated to providing veterinary care, evaluation and adoptive homes for German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois dogs who are left in pounds to await uncertain fate, are owner surrenders (such as divorce, death, etc.) or are no longer wanted or cared for. We help provide a safe harbor for these dogs that might otherwise be destroyed. SPR doesn’t believe that being sick, injured, old or pregnant is a reason to die. Saving the lives of the most vulnerable has long been a mission for SPR. The sick and injured are often abandoned by owners who cannot or will not provide care. The most vulnerable are the first to run “out of time” at the county shelters. The abandoned and dumped are often sick and injured as a result of living life on the streets and desert. Over 2,500 lives have been saved by SPR and our new facility will enable us to save more. Read more about our rescue.
Why every dollar matters?
Your donation gives the dogs of SPR “Twice the Love”. Saving Paws Rescue AZ has been given an amazing gift. A generous donor is offering to match every donation, dollar for dollar up to $300,000. Your support gives us the opportunity to get more dogs in need by completing our building and doubling the numbers we can help. More space means more lives will be saved to live another day. The faster we can get there the faster we can welcome the next group of German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois dogs that are flooding the shelters and abandoned in the streets. The Ranch is for them – their home. We believe with this big push from our matching donor, we can make 2024 our year to move into our new facility and save more lives.
Our motto is Home in ’24. Every little bit makes a difference. Follow us on Facebook for our regular updates on the progress at The Ranch – “What’s Up Wednesday at The Ranch”. We are so grateful for your continued support!
Pictured: Hope rescued by SPRAZ on January 13, 2024 with her mom and 6 littermates
Twice The Love: Every donated dollar has double the impact
Where are we toward our $300,000 goal?
Jan 31, 2024 update: Donor total of $100,803 for a matching total of $201,1606
Dec 31, 2023 update: Donor total of $88,088 for a matching total of $176,176
Dec 26, 2023 update: Donor total of $65,700 for a matching total of $131,400
Dec 18, 2023 update: Donor total of $43,797 for a matching total of $87,594
Dec 14, 2023 update: 29 donors gave $41,248 for a matching total of $82,496
Brandy: 1 year old White German Shepherd; spayed, UTD on shots, & microchip
If you’re ready to welcome Brandy into your heart and home, get in touch with us today! If you can give Brandy an indoor forever home, please fill out our online adoption application. We will only schedule meet and greets with an approved application.
Featured Dog: Brandy
Brandy, the sweet and fun-loving girl who is still awaiting her forever home and wondering if YOU will be her Valentine? We think if you look closely at her face, you will see the shape of a heart, so no dog is more perfect than Brandy to be our Featured Dog for the month of February. Aa a year old, we still consider a dog to have a lot of “puppy” in them. Brandy is the youngest member of our rescue family that came in together and she is the last to find her perfect home. We just know her family is just around the corner. While her heart is filled with affection, she can be a tad shy at first, but a treat and minute of play time and she is won over!
Brandy has developed love for a good game of “fetch”, but just when you aren’t looking, she will be right there looking for some love and affection! Brandy will do well in a home that is ready to offer her the time and patience to adjust. We frequently remine our adopters of the 3’s of adopting. 3 Days – 3 Weeks – 3 Months. Dogs take time to learn the ropes and understand their new homes. The dog you adopt today will go through stages as they adjust to living in a home – your home. We ask adopters to give their new dogs time to adjust and learn what is expected of them. If you’re ready to welcome Brandy into your heart and home, get in touch with us today!
Become a volunteer
Have you given thought to becoming a foster or volunteering time at our Dog House or Sanctuary? We have multiple areas we could use volunteer help, including: puppy nanny, house cleaning, dog enrichment/socialization, kennel maintenance, and items related to office/admin work. Visit our Volunteer page to learn more details along with a link to our volunteer application.
We also have a great need for fosters! Our rescue only has so much capacity to intake dogs which is at max most of the time, so having fosters allow us to continue helping increase the amount of lives we can save together! While fostering, we will provide the dog’s food, medications (if needed) and cover the cost of vet visits. You provide a safe and loving landing space until their forever family comes along. If you’d like to help, please head over to our Foster page to learn more.