BEGONIA (aka "BB")

We received an email from our friend Tiffany at Coastal GSD Rescue in California, asking if we had room to take in this girl. We have been (for the most part) fruitlessly trying to get dogs out of California shelters since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and have. time and time again, come up empty. Tiffany assured us that they would be able to pull BB, and so we waited, with only this video:

Finally, on November 18th, we received word that BB was out of the shelter thanks to Gary B from Coastal and on her way to rendezvous with our friends and transporters, Chuck and Jon of Husky Camp.

From Gary: "2 year old Begonia is safe out of OC Animal Care today. Very fearful but zero aggression. Gorgeous white GSD ready for adoption. Anxious ATM but should settle in nicely. Between Coastal German Shepherd Rescue OC, Husky Camp rescue with Chuck and Jon Usle and Nancy of White German Shepherd Rescue, she's only waiting for her new home. Sweet girl. Great save."

Thank you, Gary!!

Chuck sent these photos:


We will arrange transport to Phoenix in the next few days, where BB will be taking up residence with our good friend and volunteer, Wendy.

UPDATE 11/21: Two of our staff members made the trip to Quartzsite this afternoon to bring BB and Brando to Phoenix. Upon arrival, BB was placed with our volunteer and foster mom, Wendy.

BB gets a chance to stretch her legs in Quartzsite

Arrival at her new foster home

Wendy tries to make friends

Taking a good look around her new digs
BB and Wendy

FOSTER UPDATE 11/27: "What great strides we've made! When she first arrived I would have said that she had no leash training. She was terrified of people and very jumpy. Her tummy never seemed to be full so she ate everything in sight. Her crate was the only place she relaxed a little.

Now, she doesn't pull on her leash and sometimes she'll walk beside me without me asking her to heel. This morning her wagging tail was at half mast rather than hanging straight down. She will be much happier with someone who walks or jogs rather than me who strolls. There is one block on our walk that she is hesitant to enter but she's getting better now that we've been down it numerous times. She is totally house trained. I leave her crate door open and she wanders in and out of it. She is still jumpy when she sees people but she doesn't try and run anymore. I still can't get close to her but we're up to her coming about three feet away. Last night I was laughing and she came out of her crate and laid down pretty close to me. I was so thrilled I kept laughing just to keep her close.

She loves being outside and would probably enjoy a yard to play in. I'm not sure what happened to her eating but she's no longer eating her breakfast but does enjoy her dinner."

Adoption fee to be determined.

If you are interested in adopting or fostering-to-adopt BB, please fill out our PROSPECTIVE ADOPTER'S QUESTIONNAIRE. You will be contacted by return email. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, please Email Nancy at This questionnaire link is only for BB or other white German Shepherds on our site. WE WILL NOT CONTACT YOU until a questionnaire has been completed.

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