Clancy is a surprise addition to our rescue family. He was spotted at a California shelter by a friend who really liked the sweet pup (and knew we would, too), and he pulled him on the spot. Clancy is safe at Crossroads in Rialto until transport to Phoenix, tentatively scheduled for December 10th. We're hoping for some additional photos soon.

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Checks made payable to WGSDR may be mailed to:

White GSD Rescue
2807 W Michelle Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85053-1732
(No dogs at this location; mailing address only)


If you would like a tax receipt for your donation, your donation must be processed through CABRA (Coalition of All Breed Rescue of Arizona), a 501c3 to which we belong as a participating member rescue. You can send your payment to CABRA in one of 2 ways:

  • Check: Please make your check payable to "C.A.B.R.A." and mail to:

    c/o Bill Ferrell, Treasurer
    116 Pioneer Street
    Gilbert, AZ 85233
    Note on the check "For the benefit of White GSD Rescue (Clancy)"


  • Paypal or credit card: Please visit CABRA's website and click on the "Donate" button on the first page. PLEASE BE SURE YOU DESIGNATE YOUR DONATION TO GO TO "WHITE GSD RESCUE" and the dog's name ("Clancy") that you are donating for once you are logged into PayPal. Please note: Paypal will take a percentage of your donation.
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Thanks to all of Clancy's Angels!! We couldn't have saved him without YOU!

Clancy is due to arrive in Phoenix on Sunday evening, December 10th. We'll give him a little while to settle in so we can get to know him a little better.

UPDATE 12/10: Clancy & Niko have arrived in Phoenix! The next $200 of our "Pay-It-Forward" award went to bringing these two to Phoenix. Our thanks go to Monica for making the long trip from California and allowing these two furbabies to hitch a ride. Monica even rented an SUV to enable her to bring both boys on the same trip!


Next out was Clancy. He's a big baby. Very gentle and sweet natured; a little bit shy, but warms up quickly and all he wants to do is love and be loved. Except for the fact that Clancy is white, his big head. blocky stature, quiet demeanor and soulful brown eyes remind us of a stocky labrador retriever.


Clancy will be seeing our vet for his intake checkup and neuter surgery on Tuesday. In the meantime, he will be staying with one of our staff members. A trip to the groomer is definitely in the cards for this big boy.

Even a day at the groomer couldn't cheer Clancy up ~ he's still in mourning for his lost family

UPDATE 12/16: Clancy came out to the park today and surprised us all by actually ENJOYING HIMSELF!! He has some tail wags and some smiles, and was absolutely soaking up all the love the family lavished on him.


UPDATE 12/19: Clancy had his neuter surgery today and, while a little bewildered at the e-collar on his head when he woke up, he's doing just fine. One of the vet tech's would gladly have taken Clancy home if he could. We're hoping that someone will fall in love with this big, sweet guy and offer him a home ... if not for Christmas, but shortly thereafter. The shelter put Clancy's age at 4 (we're guessing because of his slow movements and quiet demeanor), but our vet feels he is closer to 3.

UPDATE 12/29: Clancy is recovering well from his surgery and has had the "cone of shame" removed! He's coming out of his shell and giving lots of tail wags and an occasional "woof" of greeting to his foster mom. His sutures will be removed on Tuesday, after which we plan on scheduling some introductions for Clancy next weekend (January 6/7th). We'd love to get this sweet boy into a forever home...he sure deserves it.

UPDATE 1/5: Clancy is doing beautifully in his temporary foster home. He's happy and outgoing and very comfortable. In order to expand Clancy's horizons, we checked him in to Doggie District for some fun and to allow him to meet and be exposed to more people on a daily basis.

Clancy gets the tour

Cheyenne couldn't resist giiving him a big hug

Meeting some of the staff
Clancy wasn't shy about giving kisses all around

Helping out at the front desk

UPDATE 1/13: Clancy is adjusting beautifully and doing well at Doggie District. The secret? He has other dogs to play with, and he loves it! Clancy is definitely not happy on his own; he would prefer a home with another dog, or at least one in which there is someone home most of the time. He will definitely have to be crated if left alone, as Clancy simply does not want to be by himself. We will be looking for a home with at least one other, friendly dog or one with someone who works from home.

Adoption fee $325.00.

If you are interested in Clancy, 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 Clancy or other white German Shepherds on our site. WE WILL NOT CONTACT YOU until a questionnaire has been completed.

Please familiarize yourself with our adoption policies by reading ADOPTION BEGINS HERE. THANK YOU.