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 orders are now being accepted!

Reserve your calendars now at the special pre-order price of $15 each, which includes shipping and handling. Pre-orders will be accepted until October 31. After that, calendars will be available for $18 each, including shipping and handling. We expect to ship the calendars in November.

You may preview the calendar pages on One Drive

Payments may be made through our PayPal donation link (located at the bottom of this page) or by mailing a check. Please indicate that your payment/donation is for the 2018 calendar under the “write a note” section. For those mailing a check, you can send it to Saving Paws Rescue AZ, PO Box 87148, Phoenix AZ 85080.

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.

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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.

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Upcoming events

If you'd like to learn more about Saving Paws Rescue Arizona and meet some of our dogs, we'd love to talk with you at one of our upcoming events!

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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.