As the new year dawned, an email arrived from our Facebook friend, Kathy J, wishing us a Happy New Year and asking if we were ready to get started. Kathy sent us a link to Aspen's listing with the following notes from the shelter:

"Unfortunately we don’t have a lot of information on her. She came in as a stray over the counter. She is around 1 year. She’s very sweet but a little scared. She does great with other dogs so far and she is approximately 45-50lbs. She’s a really sweet girl. She is currently in our adoption kennels and available. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you. Thank you so much for your concern in her. Take care."

We have pulled several dogs from this shelter and so a quick email to Chuck & Jon from Husky Rescue was received with perfect timing -- they were already at the shelter on another dog!! Not willing to release Aspen without her spay surgery, we gave the go-ahead for tomorrow, with pickup by Chuck & Jon on Saturday.

Aspen should be on her way to Phoenix on Sunday.

UPDATE 1/6: Aspen was pulled from the shelter today, courtesy of Chuck & Jon from Husky Camp Rescue.


She was a bit bewildered, but we'll make sure she has plenty of time to decompress once she arrives in Phoenix tomorrow. According to Chuck, "She's doing good. She ate dinner tonight. She was a little nervous meeting nine dogs at one time, put her fur up, then counted the dogs and decided against any grief. LOL!!

UPDATE 1/7: Aspen made her way to Phoenix this afternoon. While initially hesitant, she had attached herself to our staff member and by the time the trip was over, she was following her everywhere -- not as timid as we had been lead to believe, that's for sure!

Arrival in Quartzsite

Meeting Annie & the cats upon arrival at temporary foster home in Phoenix

UPDATE 1/13: Aspen is recovering well from her spay surgery (she's just about a week into her recovery). She will be moved to Doggie District this coming week for some major playtime! She's a sweet, active youngster who would benefit from ongoing socialization and training.

UPDATE 1/16: We moved Aspen to Doggie District today to join Clancy in some playtime and Cheyenne rolled out the red carpet for her.


Gonna be a lap dog

Adoption fee $375.00.

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

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