Luna's intake photo
Luna was dumped at a kill shelter in mid April with a deep, untreated wound on her nose. The owner stated that her son had given her the dog when he no longer had time for her, but that she didn't want her anymore. Why? Because now she required medical attention? The owner did state that she had "lots" of grandchildren and that Luna had been great around all of them. And that was the extent of the information provided.

The shelter assessed Luna's wound then shaved and stapled her nose. Time would tell.

After wound care ~ looking better and happier already

It was the shelter's rule that all dogs needed to be evaluated before either being put up for adoption or going to rescue, and so we waited for Luna's wound to heal so that she could be allowed to be out in the yard with other dogs and evaluated. In less than 2 weeks, Luna was good to go!

Luna's wound has healed beautifully

Shelter evaluation notes 4/29: "Luna approached the runner excitedly, her eyes were soft, her tail wagged neutrally, she licked the handler's hand as she tried to collar her. She was easy to remove and walked well on leash. When she was introduced to the other dogs at the fence she was a little timid, her tail was low with no wag and her eyes were soft. She entered the yard and allowed all the dogs to greet her. After exchanging appropriate greetings she went on to explore the yard. She was mellow towards the new dogs entering the yard and remained soft whenever the dogs approached her. After a few minutes in the yard her confidence became higher and she began performing play bows to Mrs. Brisby [another dog]. She played briefly and then loosely walked around the yard. She solicited affection from the handlers. Overall Luna was friendly, mellow and social with the dogs."

Just after entering the shelter and having her nose stapled
All healed and ready for the rest of her life

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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 (Luna)"


  • 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 ("Luna") that you are donating for once you are logged into PayPal. Please note: If you use a credit card, Paypal will take a percentage of your donation and we will not receive the full amount.
Rosie N      

To all of Luna's faithful & generous supporters, we are eternally grateful...

Won't someone PLEASE get me outta here!?

UPDATE 5/3: Luna is out of the shelter and safe at Crossroads. She will be transported to Phoenix tomorrow. Our thanks to Cindi, who pulled Luna from the shelter, and Tera, who transported her to Crossroads.

Leaving the shelter

Definitely ready to go
Safe at Crossroads

UPDATE 5/4: Two of our staff members drove to California to pick up Luna today. Everything we had been told about her was true. Sweet, loving and just an all 'round wonderful girl ... So sad her folks didn't appreciate her for the lovely girl she is.

We are still awaiting word from our insurance company to see if our vehicle will be repaired or totaled. In the meantime, we're attempting to find a temporary vehicle with which to continue our rescue mission. We'll do the best we can for the dogs we love.

Adoption fee $325.00.

If you are interested in Luna, 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 Luna 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.