Getting one senior (Lila) into rescue is difficult enough, but TWO in the same week is nothing short of heartbreaking.

Gypsy first came to our attention via a post from a concerned family friend who had posted Gypsy on facebook as follows:

Gypsie (sic) is a gorgeous gsd in search of a new family.
Owner has no time for her anymore. She's good with other dogs (she used to go on hikes often), kids and people friendly. She's 7 years old already spayed and UTD on shots, potty trained, knows basic commands. Located in Montclair California

Gypsy with members of her family and current housemate
(the small dog is not being surrendered)

Another post a short time later told us that Gypsy would be going to a local shelter if she was not placed by this weekend! Emotional blackmail at its finest... There was also a post from someone who was interested in meeting Gypsy and possibly adopting her. We hoped that the meeting would go well and that Gypsy would find a new home right away.

According to her owner surrender form, Gypsy is not 7 as we had been told, but 8-1/2 years of age (DOB 12/2009). She has been with her current family since she was a puppy. She is good with other dogs (small and large), children and horses -- cats are an unknown. She is an indoor/outdoor dog, is housebroken, spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. She loves to ride in the car, swim and go for walks. Gypsy has been left alone in the house without any signs of anxiety. When asked how long they could continue to house Gypsy until placement could be found for her their answer was, "1 day."

Gypsy video A  Gypsy video B

Unfortunately, while we were in Vegas picking up Lila, our hopes were dashed when an email from our facebook friend Kathy J told us that the meeting with Gypsy and her potential adopter was not going to take place, and it was now urgent that she find a place to go. We gave Kathy the go-ahead to work her magic and get Gypsy to safety. By the end of the day on Sunday (June 24th), Gypsy was safely at Crossroads awaiting transport to Phoenix along with Rayna.

Gypsy has been delivered safely to Crossroads

UPDATE 6/30: Gypsy has arrived in Phoenix.


The first order of business is to get Gypsy to the groomer, which will happen this coming week. She has some flea dermatitis on her tail, which we are hoping will disappear with a good bath and brush. It appears Gypsy has been kept current on vaccinations, but we will confirm that and, if necessary, get her to our vet to take care of whatever she needs.

UPDATE 7/10: Gypsy saw our vet today for her initial exam. She weighed in at a very healthy 86 pounds. The vet confirmed (healing) flea dermatitis and treated her for fleas just in case there were any remaining after her groom.

Adoption fee $225.00.

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

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