While our staff member was out of town, our Facebook friend Kathy J was keeping watch over the shelters for white GSDs in need. Tera popped up on her radar almost immediately. Kathy, of course, reached out to us, but since we were currently "out of the loop," we told Kathy to use her best judgment and do whatever she thought was best for this girl ... and she did.

Our thanks to Kelly Marie who went to the shelter to meet this girl and take the following videos:

Shelter Video 1      Shelter Video 2      Shelter Video 3

According to the shelter notes, Tera is approximately 1 year old (maybe less). She has a touch of demodex on her muzzle, which will be addressed immediately when she is pulled from the shelter today. As you can see from the videos, she is a total sweetheart and just wants someone to love. How could anyone have "lost" this adorable creature and not moved heaven and earth to find her?

Click to help Tera (formerly "Nan") via Paypal:


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 (Tera)"


  • 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 ("Tera") that you are donating for once you are logged into PayPal. Please note: Paypal will take a percentage of your donation.

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

Irina T
Sarah S
Jill R
Laurie C
Mary F
  Vicki W
Tom H
Camille B
Roland D
  Kate R
Anna B
Alison T
  Anne L
Deede D
Carole O
Cindy L
  Rebecca P
Holly L
Kathryn S
Fawn D

We are anticipating arrival of Tera's freedom pictures momentarily. Our wonderful transporter, Tera, for whom our most recent rescue baby was named, is on her way to the shelter as we are writing this bio.

Tera is out of the shelter and safely tucked away at Crossroads awaiting transport to Arizona! Tera's facebook freedom post, "Hey Everyone, it's me NAN, but now they are calling me TERA after the White GSD Rescue #1 transporter Tera Terrillo Borden . Tera said she had never been named after a dog before, I hope I can live up to her name..... SO today, I got busted out of the kennel, I was so excited, I wanted to RUN I'M FREEEE, I'M FREEEE. I feel the wind in my earzzzz!!!! I was so happy and excited. The rescue sayz I am just beautiful. Do you think I'm beautiful? See my pics and videos. The rescue will get me on meds because I have mange.... whatever that is! Thank you to all who posted, shared, and pledged for me, it's so great that someone loves me!"


Tera is so happy to be free she wants to run

UPDATE 10/21: Tera has arrived in Phoenix and was quickly tucked away with her new foster family.

Tera was happy to see everyone in Quartzsite

Waiting for foster mom Kate

Her tail never stopped wagging

She greeted Kate like a long lost friend
It was definitely a love fest in the Doggie District parking lot

FOSTER UPDATE 10/22: "Quick update on Tera: AMAZING girl!!! She was a little stressed last night when we did a soft intro with Yoda, did some nervous barking but had a good tail wag, so we kept the dogs separate so she could decompress. No accidents or whining in the crate. Tonight we went on a short walk, Tera takes cues like a champ! We introduced again to Yoda, and Tera was soooo ready to play. I was a little worried introducing to Wicket, but Tera fell in love! And Wicket has never been so playful with one of our fosters! They’ve been pouncing and bouncing all evening. I’ll try to get a video tomorrow. Tera is just as sweet as they get! She is just such a love bug. She runs after Lucien so he can roughhouse with her and bounces with glee. Whoever takes her home is definitely winning the lottery!"


Adoption fee $435.00.

If you are interested in Tera, 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 WhiteGSDRescue@AOL.com. This questionnaire link is only for Tera 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.