SARGE (ala Simba)

We first heard about Sarge (labeled "Simba" by someone along the way) when he was posted on facebook in mid-July with a very alarming message, "DIES TODAY!!" And another reading, "CODE RED - MUST EXIT 07/25/19 NO PUBLIC OR RESCUE INTEREST." We have learned to turn a deaf ear to such posts as the people who post these kinds of messages RARELY (if ever) actually check with the shelter to see if, in fact, the dog is even IN the shelter, let alone whether or not the dog is in danger ... which apparently he wasn't.

When the end of July approached and the postings continued, even though we don't have a SQUARE INCH of spare room, we decided to inquire about Sarge. The "helpful" shelter person told us basically that we could check the shelter's online listings and, if the dog was listed, he was still there. That was the extent of their "help." Facebook continued with offers of fosters (in Ohio, Illinois and Oregon), which were unfortunately no help to Sarge.

Our facebook angel, Kathy J, was scouring facebook for information on this boy when she saw several screen shots which had been posted. Contents of screen shots sent to Kathy J: "I came up to meet him since they wouldn't give me details about him over the phone. I was able to take him out of the kennel and interact with him for a few moments. He is super sweet and the caretaker said he has been mellow the entire time he's been there. He was good on the leash when I had him, didn't really pull but was naturally curious and wanted to smell his surroundings. He did have some nasal discharge and was sneezing, so probably kennel cough.

"I asked for the reason his owner brought him in: 'son was allergic to him.'"

Once we received this video from Anett C, who described Sarge as "really sweet," we knew we had to save him:

Shelter Video

We are grateful to Tina from ARK Charities, who arranged the pull, and to Shea who transported Sarge from the shelter to Crossroads where he will remain until space opens up for him here in Phoenix.

Leaving the shelter - thank you, Shea!!

Arrival at Crossroads

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Heather B
Deede D
Vicki W
Holly L
Dennis S
Richard F
Tammy S
Pat V
Monica H
       Sheryl S
Rachele G
Joanne G
Penny W
Fawn D
Margaret H
Andrea P
Kerry F

Adoption fee to be determined.

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

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