A safe harbor for German Shepherds 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 Shepherds, Belgian Malinois and others who were left in pounds to await uncertain fate, owner surrenders (due to divorce, death, etc.) or from abusive or negligent situations. We help provide a safe harbor for German Shepherds and other breeds that might otherwise be destroyed.

As an all volunteer organization with no paid staff, we rely entirely on your donations to continue our life-saving mission. We are funded entirely by private donations and receive no government support. Most dogs for adoption are housed in foster home situations.

2018 Saving Paws Rescue calendar!

The time has come to purchase your 2018 Saving Paws Rescue calendar! You can take a sneak peak at the pages featured in the calendar on One Drive. Calendars are available for $18 each, including shipping and handling. We expect to ship them in November.

There are two options for purchasing a calendar. The first is through PayPal via the “Donate” link below (located towards the bottom of the page). The second option is to mail a check. For those mailing a check, you can send it to Saving Paws Rescue AZ, PO Box 87148, Phoenix AZ 85080. With either option, please make sure you indicate that your payment/donation is for the 2018 calendar under the “write a note” or “memo” section.

Available Dogs

Are you interested in adopting a German Shepherd or Belgian Malinois? Head on over to our Available Dogs section and see who is ready for their forever home.

View available dogs

Love For Life Program

In March 2016, we started a program called "Love For Life." Dogs are placed in loving foster homes until their rehabilitation process is complete, or dependent upon circumstances, may remain in a forever foster home or the rescue center sanctuary until the end of their lives.

Learn more about Love For Life

How you can help

From volunteering to becoming a foster, or simply by grocery shopping, you can help support Saving Paws Rescue Arizona.

Learn more on helping

You can help make a difference!

Our mission will always be to help rescue a homeless or suffering German Shepherd or other dog out of a dire situation. We rely on donations and fundraisers to enable us to help needy dogs. It is the generous individual and group donations that empower Saving Paws Rescue Arizona to be able to help. We thank you for your support!

Love For Life Program - Shadow

Upcoming Events

  1. PACC911 & Petco Ahwatukee Pet Adopt-A-Thon

    December 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. O.H.S.O. Brewery + Distillery Giveback to Saving Paws Rescue

    January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. PACC911 & Anthem Pet Adopt-A-Thon

    January 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. PACC911 & Earnhardt Pet Adopt-A-Thon

    February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. PACC911 & Petco Pavilions Pet Adopt-A-Thon

    March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm