SYMERON (pronounced "Cim'-mer-ron")

[formerly "Torrance" in facebook postings]

Our facebook, Kathy J, knew we had just taken in the pair from another shelter, so she was hesitant to bring this guy to our attention but ... He had come in as a stray and wasn't yet available, so we asked her to keep an eye on him.

We were astonished when, the very day his stray hold was up, he was deemed "rescue only" and (supposedly) put on the e-list! The shelter had labeled him as "needs more socialization," whatever that means. He just looked scared to death to us!

We immediately reached out to Chuck and Jon at Husky Camp and, even though they could only meet him through the kennel bars, they agreed to go to the shelter and give it a try. Chuck didn't see any aggression, just complete fear due to his surroundings, and so we took a chance.

Torrance (now renamed "Symeron" by Chuck) was out of the shelter and on his way to Husky Camp before the end of the day.

Looking happier already!

Chuck sent this YOUTUBE VIDEO of Symeron enjoying his first meal, courtesy of Husky Camp.

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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 (Torrance)"


  • 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 ("****") that you are donating for once you are logged into PayPal. Please note: If you use a credit card, Paypal will take a percentage of your donation and we will not receive the full amount.
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To all of Torrance's faithful & generous supporters, we are eternally grateful...

Symeron will be given some time to decompress. He will then be brought to Phoenix in search of his forever home.

UPDATE FROM HUSKY CAMP 4/16: Chuck sent this YOUTUBE VIDEO of Symeron learning to trust by eating out of a bowl held by Jon.

UPDATE FROM HUSKY CAMP 4/17: Symeron is allowing Chuck to pet him! YOUTUBE VIDEO. It looks like he's desperate to allow the touch, but is too afraid to just let it happen and enjoy it. We know that Chuck and Jon will win him over before too long.

UPDATE FROM HUSKY CAMP 4/19: Today was "Symeron Day" at Husky Camp. According to Chuck, "...the last picture he actually approached me. No calling from me and no treats." This is a huge step for Symeron and we are naturally thrilled with the improvement. He is scheduled to be neutered on Wednesday and will be brought to Phoenix once a spot opens up for him.

UPDATE FROM HUSKY CAMP 4/24: "He was in the house the one day, never bothered our Dachshund or the other huskies. He did climb his front feet on the couch to look out a window,. Never pee'd in the house. He stays back but after a bit came to me for a temple rub. He does watch how you are with other dogs to gauge whether you're good people. Possibly as only dog he may come around quicker. He is food motivated."

Symeron is now neutered and updated on shots. He will be brought to Phoenix and microchipped once a foster home opens up for him. He is said to be about 3 years old, and as you can see from the above photos, socialization at Husky Camp is certainly improving his outlook on life.

UPDATE 5/3: Husky Camp sent some new videos of Symeron today!

Dinner Time! Wanting attention Exploring


Playtime 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.

Adoption fee to be determined.

If you are interested in fostering or fostering-to-adopt Symeron, 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 Symeron 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.