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Meet Esmeralda!

Esmeralda is a one year old German Shepherd girl in search of her FURever home.

This poor girl had a rough start in life. She was abandoned by her former owners and left to fend for herself. We don't know how long she was on her own but it was for at least 6 weeks because that is how long it took to trap her.

While being on her own she was very mistreated by the people that lived in the area where she was. Children would throw rocks at her and kick her every chance they got, therefor she does not like children at all now.

Esmeralda is a very smart girl, as most German Shepherds are. She quickly caught on to sit and come.

It does take her a few to learn how to trust new people but once she knows you're going to be good to her she becomes the most loyal and loving girl around.

She also gets along well with male dogs around her size, even though she will let them know she is the boss at first introduction. After that she will play all day long.

Esmeralda would do best in a home with a fenced in yard, a 6ft fence is a must, because even though she loves to go for walks she does have a lot of energy. She also needs a dog experienced family who is willing to give her the time she needs to settle in and learn how to trust.

Whoever decides to give this beautiful girl a chance will not regret it. She will be a very loving and loyal companion.

This year we have taken in a number of heart worm positive pups. The fur baby that we are currently fundraising for is Felix. He is a sweet beagle/basset mix. Please help in supporting this sweet guy by donating to our PayPal, or GoFundMe account. 

Welcome to Dog Saver

Rescue, Adopt, Educate, Donate and Inspire


Dog Saver is a no-kill and a 501c3 non-profit all dog breed rescue and adoption organization founded in Washington, Missouri. Organized in 2010 we are a 100% volunteer group and with the help of local veterinarians, foster homes, donations, and volunteers we are able to save hundreds of dogs from euthanasia every year.


All of our dogs are Spayed/Neutered, Microchipped, Vaccinated, De-wormed, and HW/FIV tested and Prevention Given prior to adoption. Adoption fees cover these vetting expenses. Puppies receive 3 Distemper/Parvo shots and other vetting once they reach 6 months old.


2020 Trivia Night

Doggone Funny

What do you get when you cross a sheepdog with a rose?


A collie-flower!

Wish List


For the dogs

Dry dogfood

Martingale collars






Puppy pens

Dog beds


Stainless steel bowls/buckets

Brushes & other grooming tools


Animal care supplies

Laundry detergent


Multi-Purpose cleaner

Lysol or other air sanitizer


Garbage bags


Hand sanitizer




All donations are greatly appreciated by our dogs and us. Thank you!


Adoption Application

The application for adoption and adoption agreement can be download by clicking on the PDF icons below.  The files will open in a new window.  After the windows open you can print and save a copy of the files.



A thank you to our veterinarians

We work with amazing veterinarians and their staff. We would not be able to do what we do without their dedication and hard work.

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 Save a dog's life, euthanize irresponsible



By Karen Cernich, Feature Writer


Cindy Faltemier, Washington, hasn’t met a dog in need that she didn’t think was worth rescuing. She has taken in dogs that many people thought were too old and others that people thought were too sick to bother with saving.


She finds homes for them all, or keeps them until she can.


Five years ago Faltemier set up Dog Saver, a no-kill dog shelter on the 8 acre property she and her husband, Doug, own off Highway AJ. But Faltemier admits she has been rescuing dogs for many more years than that.


The first were neighbor dogs that showed up at her door often hungry, but occasionally hurt. One that she calls Brown Dog started coming around in 2002.


“He would come over, hang out, eat and leave, go back home,” said Faltemier.






We hold adoption events most weekends at various pet stores in St. Charles and Wentzville.

For more information and to find out where we will be feel free to Contact us.   We will have plenty of our furry, four legged friends at the event for you to meet and greet.  You may just meet your forever friend!  

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