FEMALES IN A NUTSHELL: Sweet, friendly youngsters; definitely need more socialization (and training) but they're not afraid to come to you for pets and attention. Both get along well with other (male) dogs and cats.
These two girls were brought to our attention by our good friend, adopter and supporter Sara, whose emails were entitled, "Don't hate me" and "Don't hate me part two." Once we looked at these beautiful faces, all was forgiven.

According to the shelter information on both of the girls, "Meet Reagan and Phoebe! If these two beauties could talk, they would really have a story to tell! These lovely friends had been lost in the desert together for weeks, and they were finally safely captured by one of our PACC volunteers (Julia). Phoebe (the white) is a bit nervous but is the more confident of the two; Raegan is unsure and relies on Phoebe for comfort and protection. Phoebe is friendly and outgoing while Raegan is somewhat shy and takes a little bit more time to warm up. Both girls are extremely sweet and they definitely like to stay close together.

When meeting other dogs in playgroup, both girls were nervous and kept to themselves. They were tolerant of the other dogs greeting them individually, but were mostly interested in sticking together. These girls are both overwhelmed in this big, loud place so, understandably, they get scared on a leash and need coaxing to walk. They do appreciate slow, gentle interactions with their people friends and appreciate kindness. They'll need to find a special home or homes where they'll be given time and patience to adjust, and where they can work on socialization and confidence. Please ask about these gals today!"

The girls are thin and need to gain some weight

UPDATE 9/30: Sara volunteered to go to the shelter to meet the girls. She was pleasantly surprised by two, sweet and friendly girls! Our thanks go out to Meghan at the shelter who assisted Sara in her efforts to meet and photograph the girls.


Phoebe & Raegan (with Meghan)


The girls will be picked up at the shelter on Saturday and brought to Phoenix as soon as we can arrange transport. While the girls are being listed together, our goal is to separate them and adopt them into individual homes. We have found through experience that dogs do better when asked to transition to a new home and family on their own so that they learn to rely on their new family, rather than on each other. The girls will be spayed, updated on shots and microchipped.

UPDATE 10/2: The girls arrived in Phoenix this afternoon courtesy of our Tucson volunteer, Sara, and one of our staff members.

The girls will be temporarily fostered together with a staff member and then each will begin their own journey to forever. Raegan's placement will be handled by Southwest GSD Rescue. You can view Raegan's bio by clicking here.

Wendy rolls out the welcome mat

Polly wants to meet the stranger
Hello, kitty ... kitty Kevin says NO!

The girls are doing well, and each has been paired with a new (male) partner for playtime. Phoebe is a rough-housing little girl and easily took all that Bear could dish out. Raegan was paired with the much gentler Noah and is doing very well with him. Phoebe is going to be losing her playmate this week, so we're going to have to figure out a new partner for her.


UPDATE 10/13: We moved Phoebe over to Doggie District this afternoon where she'll have her choice of play partners.

Adoption fee $375.00.

If you are interested in Phoebe or Raegan, 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 WE WILL NOT CONTACT YOU until a questionnaire has been completed.

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