Sponsor Teeko

Teeko is an exceptionally sweet, loving and devoted pup with the people he considers "family" only. He is a powerful boy and requires a very strong and confident leader. Due to his strength and uncertain nature around strangers we feel his future safety would be at risk if placed with the average adopter. Therefore, Teeko is considered a sanctuary dog, is not adoptable and is in need of sponsors.
Current Status
Sanctuary Dog (Not Available For Adoption)
Date Rescued
Special Comments
People selective. Good with animals.


More Information

About Teeko

Teeko was turned into the county shelter after a severe bite to his owner and his mother. After his 10 day bite quarantine, his owners requested that he be euthanized. Teeko was labeled "temperament-human" at the county shelter and placed on death row. He was hidden in the back, not available for adoption and only available to a select few rescues. This pup was a bite dog and not on the elist he had very little chance of making out alive. While many claim to, the reality is very few, if any rescues actually take large bite dogs. Luckily, Domenic, the found of Shelter Paws was at county evaluating another dog when he saw Teeko. It was love at first sight! Teeko is an amazing pup that needed some confidence building, direction and further socialization, but more importantly he needed to be in the right hands.

Teeko is a very strong pup and requires a very strong and confident leader. Although he is incredibly sweet, he has shown that he could potentially be dangerous if with the wrong people. Due to his strength and past bite circumstances -- we feel his (and others) future safety would be at risk if placed with the an adopter.

We do not want to risk setting this pup up to fail and are devoted to giving him a 'forever' here with us. Placed in the wrong hands could quite easily cost this sweet boy his life or do severe damage to another ... a chance we will not take.

Details / Updates

Teeko is a large, approx. 2 year old, neutered German Shepherd. He is current on vaccinations. Teeko is still in rescue with Shelter Paws. We will be posting updates here soon. If you would like to view Teeko's story and many other rescued pups, please follow Domenic founder of Shelter Paws on facebook.

Sponsor Teeko

Shelter Paws believes All Lives Matter, and is dedicated to saving animals that are truly unwanted ... often rescuing dogs that will become forever sanctuary pups like Teeko.

There is a higher level of devotion, time, and hard work, as well as a great deal of expense involved when saving animals considered challenged and/or not highly adoptable ... much more than most realize. Therefore, sponsors are needed in order to help financially back our forever rescued pups -- for LIFE!

We are a rescue that consistently maintains a 100% uncompromising NO KILL policy. Since we will never give up on any of our rescues resulting in many remaining with us forever, we need monthly donations to help cover ongoing expenses associated with properly caring for and housing a pup like Teeko their entire natural life.

Your support helps us rescue more death row animals that are truly unwanted -- without your donation more "forever sanctuary pups" cannot continue to be saved from death row. Help a forever sanctuary dog live on and become their sponsor angel today...Teeko is counting on you to help!

How Do I Sponsor Teeko?
To get started, please click on the Sponsor Button. Your $25 monthly donation will help buy things such as food/treats and provide medical care for Teeko. You will also be given access to our "private updates" section -- which offers additional photos/videos of Teeko!



Shelter Paws is an all breed rescue in Arizona and is responsible for saving thousands of death row animals from high kill shelters. We urge you to join our life saving mission by helping us give a voice to the voiceless --- your help is greatly needed! We encourage you to learn more about our rescue, what sets us apart, and the many ways you can support our mission to save lives.

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