MANDO (Short for "Mandalorian")

Shelter intake photo
MANDO IN A NUTSHELL: Mando is a very large goober of a boy, about 2 years old. He loves everyone and everything. He's good with other dogs and actually afraid of cats. He'll do anything for love (or treats). He does need some training.
Mando was first spotted by one of our staff members on a shelter breed report in mid March. When we asked the shelter for information, we were told, "...has participated in play group. Dog appeared aroused throughout and would become stiff when other dogs attempted to engage in interaction. Dog would become assertive towards other dogs continuously. Dog was able to be easily handled and moved on leash. Special needs is behavior. Thank you!"

The shelters are still closed to visitors, so we had to make an appointment to view him and, even then, we were not allowed to take him out of the kennel to make our own assessment. That put us in quite a pickle. But, thankfully this shelter wanted to help and sent this video, which convinced us to give him a chance.

Mando's Shelter Video

UPDATE 3/23:Our facebook angel, Kathy J, put in the pull request, and our dear friends, Chuck and Jon from Husky Camp, were there to pick up our newest rescue furkid

Shelter personnel wheel Mando out to Chuck and Jon's vehicle

Happy to be out
Mando could use a little more headroom

When we questioned why Mando had to be brought out to their vehicle in a crate, Chuck replied, "They didn't know how he would be getting into a vehicle. He had to be drugged just to catch in the field. When he complained that he had to go potty, we let him out. It took both of us on each side of the car to drag him into it. He wouldn't do the crate again. Just bought him a cheeseburger, and trading him to drop off at the vet for neutering tomorrow. He's requesting a taller vehicle."

Chuck and Jon stopped to take some pics of this handsome boy

UPDATE 3/25: Mando was neutered today and came through the surgery without complication. He will be brought to Phoenix this Saturday where he will be updated on shots as needed and microchipped. He is available for immediate introductions and adoption.

UPDATE 3/27: Mando was brought to Phoenix today. We had to lift him into the transport vehicle, but since he'd just had surgery, everyone was OK with that.

Mando arrives in Quartzsite courtesy of Chuck and Jon from Husky Camp

No trouble at all meeting a stranger
Arrival in Phoenix

Mando was safely tucked in to his temporary foster home late this afternoon. He had no trouble at all meeting a small (12 pound) dog, but has not had the opportunity to meet our tiny (6 pound) dog or our cats just yet. We're going to save the introductions until tomorrow and give him a chance to rest. He seems to be familiar with a home, as he had no trouble at all entering his foster home. He is currently sound asleep -- we're sure dreaming of his forever home.

UPDATE 5/20: Mando checked in to Doggie District this afternoon.

McGuire made him feel right at home

UPDATE 7/1: Mando was evaluated by Soldier's Best Friend today and Danae, the evaluator and trainer, was very impressed with his low-key and gentle temperament. We'll know in a couple of weeks if they have a suitable match for Mando.

Adoption fee $425.00.

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

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