TIVA IN A NUTSHELL: Tiva is a very personable girl with typical German shepherd energy. She can go for miles, but is also content to lie in her crate for some downtime when asked to do so. She gets along well with other (male) dogs; she can be a bit pushy, but that's a "female thing." She has no preference as to men or women. She'd do well in an active household, or at least one that ready to give her the attention she craves. No cats.
This girl first appeared on our radar on Mother's Day weekend, courtesy of our facebook angel, Kathy J. According to the shelter, "A1620101 is currently at our Riverside main campus. This dog appears healthy and exhibits adoptable behavior. ...When a new dog was added to the group, this dog allowed for interaction from new dog and began to engage in play. Dog maintained sociability with other dogs as they were added. As playgroup continued, this dog appears to be tolerant of other dogs."

We waited for the shelter to open on Monday to see if she had found her new family over the weekend. When she didn't, Kathy reached out to our Husky Camp team of Chuck and Jon, and they made arrangements to be at the shelter bright and early Tuesday morning.


We gave Chuck the honor of naming our latest rescue furkid and she came up with "Tiva." According to babynames.com, "Tiva is primarily a female name of Native American origin that means Dance."

Arrival at Husky Camp

Tiva Comes to Husky Camp (co-starring Symeron)Tiva After Dinner Roll

Tiva is between 1 and 3 years old (depending on which facebook post you believe). She will be spayed, microchipped and updated on shots prior to transport to Phoenix, which is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of May 15th.

According to Chuck at Husky Camp, "Symeron didn't like when cat hissed so he left. Tiva decided cat needed to be taught a lesson. Aka Tiva not cat friendly, Symeron would be ok with cats."

Tiva and Symeron will be transported to Phoenix on Saturday, May 22nd.

UPDATE 5/22: Tiva and Symeron have arrived in Phoenix! Tiva is a bold gal who had no problem riding in the car, or getting out to meet us in Quartzsite.

Arrival in Quartzsite

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UPDATE 5/29: Tiva has settled into the routine of her new foster home beautifully. She has good energy for playing, jogging or just walking (she needs leashwork), but is perfectly content to be crated when necessary. She loves people and is fine with other dogs -- she tends to be a little pushy, but nothing over-the-top that we've seen.

Adoption fee $375.00.

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

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