|We were literally bursting at the seams when we were notified of the "twins," who had been surrendered to a California shelter by their owner because he could no longer care for them. The California GSD rescues are full and could not take on any more whites, and we were their last hope...
Cloe (per the shelter): "Cloe is an adorable character! Prev. owner brought her here because they just couldn’t take care of her anymore. She adapts well to new people & situations. She doesn’t jump fences, doesn’t get into the garbage or chew on household items. She’s 2 yrs. old – no weight yet on her card. Cloe is good w/other dogs, up to date on shots, de-wormed and she will be spayed prior to her adoption."
Iceberg's evaluation was not done as he was still in isolation recovering from kennel cough. He was surrendered by the same owner, with the same reason given.
It seemed we were caught between a rock and a hard place, until we were notified that a wonderful person named Heather was willing to pay for a month's boarding for the twins if we would commit to taking them! We could not say no and so plans immediately went into the works to get these two out of isolation (they were being treated for kennel cough at the shelter) and out of the shelter, period!
UPDATE 7/27: The twins are safely at Crossroads awaiting transport to Arizona. Our profound thanks go out to Heather; Jose, the shelter rescue coordinator; Tracy, our puller/transporter; and, of course, our ever faithful Facebook friend, Kathy J for making all of this happen.
UPDATE 8/26: Ice and his counterpart, Cloe, arrived in Phoenix this afternoon. Judging by their appearances, they are definitely NOT brother and sister. Ice appears to be much younger than Cloe (maybe only a year and a half). In a word, he's a BIG puppy. He is undersocialized, but that's nothing that can't be rectified by some training and socialization. He seems to prefer women to men, but that's quite common.
Ice is neutered, up-to-date on shots and will be microchipped prior to adoption. He's ready to steal your heart.
UPDATE 9/22: We decided to try out our new kitten today and kitty test some of the dogs. Ice was up first:
At first Ice didn't even notice the cat. Once he did, he approached slowly to investigate ... but one hiss from the cat, and Ice was out the door! We couldn't coax him back for a second sniff.
Adoption fee $375.00.