Intake photo
RYDER IN A NUTSHELL: A boisterous youngster with a super temperament but absolutely no training. He gets along well with the other dogs in his temporary foster home.
Ryder was spotted by our Facebook angel, Kathy J, in early October. When she inquired, she was told, "... appears healthy and exhibits adoptable behavior. On the adoption floor and kenneled with another dog." We were also provided with this video.

We committed to taking Ryder on October 2nd, but it wasn't until October 13th that he was finally released from the shelter into the waiting arms of Chuck and Jon from Husky Camp.


Click to honor your pledge and/or to help Ryder via Paypal:


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 (Ryder)"


  • 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 ("Ryder") 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.
Linda D

To all of Ryder's faithful & generous supporters, we are eternally grateful...

UPDATE 12/20: Thanks to Chuck and Jon from Husky Camp, Ryder is in the house!!

Ryder is anxious to get his feet back on the ground

Ryder & Chuck
Arrival in Phoenix

When we first laid eyes on Ryker our immediate thought was, "Pictures do not do this gorgeous boy justice!" It's obvious he's not led an easy life, nor has he been well taken care of, but he's a beautiful boy. Whoever falls in love with this hunk is definitely going to have some training to do.

UPDATE 12/30: We have discovered that Ryder likes to wrestle AND play ball. He's not so keen on giving the ball back once he brings it to you, but if you have a second one (or a knotted rope), he's game!


After so many days of rain, Ryder and Raegan enjoyed some playtime on the grass -- Ryder was perfectly OK with a "takedown" by Raegan. His play was completely appropriate with the slightly smaller (and bossier) Raegan.

UPDATE 1/4: In order to make room for Ghost, we moved Ryder over to Doggie District this afternoon, where manager, Kelly, made him feel right at home by offering him some treats.


UPDATE 3/3: Ryder was evaluated by trainer Lynn at Soldier's Best Friend this afternoon.

Ryder sits politely as he meets Lynn

You have treats? I love you!

No problem taking away food dish

Ryder spots himself in the mirror and is fascinated!
Toy challenge

After the evaluation, which amazingly was done on a loose lead and buckle collar, Ryder was accepted into the Soldier's Best Friend program pending his physical exam. We hope that this youngster has found his calling.

Adoption fee $375.00.

If you are interested in Ryder, 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 Ryder 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.