Greta, passed over the rainbow bridge 08/26/2017

With heavy hearts, we bring you news of sweet senior girl Greta’s passing over the rainbow bridge.  Greta was rescued from a Tacoma Washington shelter and spent her last days with her foster family.  She passed knowing she was loved and cared and passed in the arms of her foster family, SWB volunteers, Judie and Tim.  While we wish she would have had more time with us, her medical issues were many.  We can celebrate that she runs free with no pain knowing that she was loved and not in a shelter kennel.  Good night sweet girl <3


Meet Greta, a senior gal that needed our help – the shelter’s recommendations included euthanasia – we think she needs a new loving home to spend whatever life she has left, happy.

shelter photo


Just left the shelter



*** Urgent pull today *** IMMEDIATE FOSTER NEEDED

We were contacted by a local Washington shelter regarding Greta.  Greta is an 11-year-old all black female GSD who had been transferred within the shelter system (two different shelters).  She was taken into the original shelter on 04/09/2017; this girl has waited 4 months for someone to break her free; we couldn’t stand it, we had to get her out of there.   She moves a little slow, but her heart is sweet and loving.  She is happy to go in the car and happy to be anywhere anyone is.  She walks very well on a leash.   She takes treats gingerly and generally is just happy to be near you.  She loves soft toys and always thanks you after a gentle rub or a meal.

Greta has some medical issues are being addressed.  Some of her medical issues are due to old age like arthritis; but, most are due to neglect.  It appears that Greta has arthritis in her knees and ankles due to being confined in a small hard surfaced area for most or all of her life.  Greta has an old injury to her hip, it has healed, but has some arthritis.  She appears to have been bred several times.  She has some hair loss (mange test is NEGATIVE); she was infested in fleas on intake and had chewed her fur down to the skin with secondary skin infection causing hair loss.  She has double ear infections, thought to be caused by yeast.   Currently, she is receiving keto-shampoos twice a week and some comfort care 🙂

We don’t know what her life has truly been like over the past 11 years, but according to her check up this afternoon, the vet thinks she has been confined to a small hard surfaced place with no basic medical care and lots of puppies.  We want to make her last years full of happy memories and long naps.  Could you welcome Greta into your home as a temporary foster or as a new family member?  Please fill out an application here:

Would you help sponsor Greta’s medical expenses?  Please consider donating.  We appreciate you helping Greta.