ELEANOR ("Ellie")

This lovely lady comes to us from the same California shelter that brought us Layla (2018), Yuki (2018), Danny (2018), Chance (2017), Felix (2014), Jack (2017), Kerry (aka Sissy 2018), Lotus (2016), Marnie (2014), Michael (2014), Nick (2014), Oliver (2014) and Pancho (2016), just to name a few over the past four years. When does it stop? We are so overloaded with dogs, and they just keep coming!

They say there's always room for one more, but we're positive that whoever said that did NOT run a dog rescue!

When we inquired, shelter personnel told us, "Very sweet young lady, and not a single IP (Interested Party)!!" We waited until her available date and prayed an owner or IP would show up. ... neither did.

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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 (Eleanor)"


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

To all of Ellie's faithful supporters, we are eternally grateful...

Rebecca P
Irina T
Laurie C
Carole O
  Holly L
Anna B
Anne L
Harriette F
  Vicki W
Cindy L
Haleigh S
Jean C S
  Camille B
Rose O
Fawn D
Marilyn K
  Cynthia M
Kathryn S
Sarah S


UPDATE 8/30: Eleanor was pulled from the shelter by our good friend Joe, and transported to Crossroads where she will be given time to decompress. We're not sure if she's spayed, but there's time for us to find out. We're awaiting freedom pics from Joe and will post them as soon as they arrive.


UPDATE 9/15: While we were in California picking up Ramona, Sloan and Layla, we got the opportunity to meet Eleanor.

Thanks, Cathleen, for taking care of me

UPDATE 10-21: Eleanor has arrived in Phoenix! We're not sure of her age, but she's got plenty of energy. We're going to let our vet have the final say on her age. Meantime, she gets along with just about everyone and is so happy to see her temporary foster mom each day -- definitely an easy keeper.

With Wendy in Quartzsite

Arrival in Phoenix

UPDATE 10/30: Ellie is beginning to blossom in her temporary foster home. She greets our staff member with a happy tail and is now eager for her turn in the yard. We are going to schedule an intake exam for her with our vet to see if we can get a better determination of her health and age. She's eating well, and seems very happy with her life. Only thing missing is a family of her own...

UPDATE 11/20: Eleanor saw the vet today for her intake exam. At 70 pounds, she's just about perfect in weight, but could stand to build up some muscle tone. Our vet believes Ellie to be about 3-4 years old. Her teeth show signs of a "virus" which she probably contracted as a puppy, but other than the tell-tale "line" on her teeth, she shows no ill effects from whatever virus it was.

UPDATE 12/13: We finally had some help today to officially "kitty test" Eleanor, and she surprised us all! At first, Ellie didn't even notice the cat sitting on the chair watching her. When she did notice her, she approached and gently sniffed her. The cat was unafraid and sniffed back! When Ellie move away, the cat crouched down and moved towards her to sniff again. At no time did the cat feel threatened enough to move away or jump down from the chair, nor did Ellie even attempt to give chase.

Hello, kitty!

OK, you sniff me and I'll sniff you

Who are you and what do you want?

Where are you going?

The cat lifted a paw as Ellie moved in ...

... and actually patted Ellie on the head!

UPDATE 1/17: We checked Ellie in to Doggie District this afternoon and Tara made her feel right at home.

According to Assistant Manager, Tara, "She's settling into her suite. She's got some toys in there and a big bed and seems to be taking the room well. We'll get her outside at 2 and see how she does with all the doggies." And then later, "She did well in group. She is a little possessive with the humans but nothing corrections aren't fixing!"

Ellie is spayed, up-to-date on shots, microchipped and ready to begin the next chapter of her life with a new family.

Adoption fee $355.00.

If you are interested in Eleanor, 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 Eleanor 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.