POLO IN A NUTSHELL: 1 year old male. Lived his short life in a hoarding situation. Initially shy, but warms up to kindness very quickly.

The call went out in early December ... an owner wanting to surrender a one year old mama dog and her SIX, 6-month old puppies! (Sounded a little fishy to us -- a 1 year old with 6 month old pups? We decided to investigate further.) When we first looked at the photos, we thought sure they were German shepherds, but as things progressed, we were send a photo of the mama dog (she turned out to be a husky), and the old year old "mama dog" turned out to be a male German shepherd named Polo. We couldn't help with the pups since they were husky mixes who quickly found rescue, but we could offer to take on Polo.

We were told that it was a very bad situation. And to make matters worse, mama husky had already had ANOTHER litter!!

Thankfully help arrived for all of the dogs! Here's Polo and a rescue volunteer:

We are getting bits of information. This is a blended household with a young adult. Her boyfriend got Polo as a puppy and used to walk him. The boyfriend got a job, so the dog ended up with this family. That is how they ended up with 2 unwanted litters of puppies.

UPDATE 12/22: Polo was due to be flown from his home in northern California to the Riverside area, but the flight was scrubbed due to weather. Thank you to Nancy, who volunteered to drive Polo to Lancaster to meet Chuck and Jon.

In Nancy's vehicle heading south

Meeting up with Chuck & Jon in Lancaster

UPDATE 12/24: Polo was neutered and updated on shots today and is settled in comfortably at Husky Camp. Thanks, Chuck and Jon!!


According to Chuck, "He's the shy, silent type. He'll get used to noises down here."

UPDATE 5/22: Thanks to our friends at Husky Camp and our transport team, Polo was transported to Phoenix this afternoon.

Wendy tries to make friends; Polo is wary
Jon and Polo

Chuck and Jon were definitely right in labeling him the "shy, silent type." We're hoping to give this boy time to settle down then start on some confidence building. We're looking forward to seeing him blossom.

UPDATE 5/24: After just 24 hours in his temporary foster home, we're already getting a happy face and tail wags from Polo! He's going to take some TLC to get him where he needs to be as far as health -- mental and physical -- but we know he will shine in the right home. He is available to an immediate foster home. Would you like to help this guy get back on his feet? If so, we'd love to hear from you.

Adoption fee to be determined.

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

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