We were contacted by the rescue coordinator at a California shelter on this young boy. According to her, "We have a 1 year old male white GSD in need of rescue at our Riverside campus. This boy got into a yard and killed two of the reporting party’s cats. This boy has some healing wounds on his hock and face. He appears friendly in the kennel. Please let me know if you would be able to take this boy in for rescue. Thank you!" Not being one to fault a German shepherd for killing outside cats, we asked our friend, Cindy, to take a look.

According to Cindy, "He is a very friendly dog. Looks more Shepherd in person." (as you can see from the below pictures)

Needless to say, Cindy liked him and arranged to pick him up after the holiday weekend.

The sweet taste of freedom

Richie is now safely at Crossroads awaiting transport to Phoenix where he will be updated on shots and microchipped. (He was neutered while in California).

UPDATE 6/17: Marsha, Yuki, Richie and Mia were brought to Phoenix by two of our staff members. Their bios will be updated tomorrow with pictures. Please check back.

Pickup at Crossroads

Thanks for the ride, Bert

Safe in Phoenix

Hi, Annie!

What a little doll baby this boy is. The photos we had received of him did not do him justice, as you can see from the ones above. Richie is neutered, up-to-date on shots and microchipped. He's ready to steal your heart.

UPDATE 6/19: Richie checked in to Doggie District (PV Mall location) this afternoon and was more than happy to spread the love around!

Richie is not shy about saying hello

Nice to meet you, Beth!

Belly rubs from Dan

Can I stay?

Adoption fee $365.00.

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

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