Courtney loves toys

Courtney is soaking up all the fun with her post Christmas goodies! Having only three legs doesn’t slow this destroyer down, she keeps up with the young ones in that area!

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Tessie tries a crate

Little Miss Tessie is settling in and crate training is a first step to learning to be independent. She’s not too sure right now, because she’d rather sleep in her foster mom’s lap!

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Brady hits the beach

  Brady wasted no time when he got out of the shelter, he hit the beach in San Francisco and enjoyed the surf and sand and of course, just a little fog.

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Courtney shows Lucas the ropes

Not only has Courtney been recuperating and enjoying living pain and cancer free since her surgery, but she’s taken to showing the new kid the ropes. Here she is role modeling the perfect pose in the perfect sunny spot in the window.

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Vixen makes top honors

We can’t tell you how excited we are to announce Vixen’s accomplishment! She has just finished her first training class with her foster mom and did so well. Meeting new dogs and their humans, and enjoying the car ride and outing each week. Congrats Vixen!

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Sammie settles in

Sammy came to us with quite a few nicks and scratches from not being taken care of in his past life. However he now knows how many people were pulling for him to get out of that scary shelter! Here he is at his temporary foster home enroute to his longer term foster home. Looks like he’s settling in nicely (and apparently he loves to be near his human’s feet!). He’s eating well and is a sweet as loving as can be.

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Daisy Mae goes to the farm

Daisy Mae’s foster family took her on an adventure this week- to the farm! She met Alpacas, goats and chicken! She is a wonderful road warrior and is having fun traveling around with her foster siblings!

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Momma Abigail

This sweet momma has just finished weaning her litter of cuties. They are all set up to go to their forever families and  now we are helping Abbie heal up and get ready to be spayed. This loving momma will be ready for adoption in early September. She’s doing just great!

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Happy Dot

Dot is playful and athletic, pure GSP through and through! Here she is about to destroy her toy and show it who’s boss!

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Oscar is ready for the outdoors!

Oscar’s been a good sport dealing with some of his bad luck, but now he’s on the mend and almost ready for his forever family. Here he is out hiking, nothing too strenuous, but as you can see he’s ready for some new adventures!

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Shelby the lap dog

Yes, Miss Shelby is living the good life. Although her foster home has four other pointers, she has no problem grabbing the best seat in the house! This is her tuckered out after an afternoon at the dog park!  

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Classy Chloe

Chloe just relaxing and demonstrating her perfect kitchen behaviors, patiently waiting for a few tasty treats to possibly fall off the counter. She’s such a lady.

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Shelby the lap dog

Most people don’t often think of pointers when they hear the word lapdog, but we all know different. Shelby demonstrates that “if she fits, she sits”.

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Oscar giving “pointers”

Recently Oscar gave his foster mom a few “pointers” on car repair as she took on the task of replacing a light on her car. Apparently he knows his way around a tool belt but prefers to play supervisor instead of being hands on. Go figure.

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Nigel is ready for summer

  Nigel is enjoying the status of having his “flying wings” after his famous flight with Pilots and Paws. Now he’s just relaxing and enjoying the good life at his foster home.  

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More bed rest? Oscar protests.

Oscar can’t catch a break. When he got the news that he tested positive for heart worm, he protested! No more bed rest! But even this can’t keep this cutie down, he’s still full of smiles and cuddles!

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Zoey goes on an adventure

  Zoey went on a two day adventure last week but she’s safe and sound now in her foster home.  She was aided in her return by a loving family who found her in the middle of the night. We are so happy she is safe!            

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Dottie’s Meetup

Not only did Dottie donate her time to participate in a fancy eye study over at UCD, she also decided to host a Senior GSP meetup for her friends. She invited Rosie, Cyrus and her pal Suzie to get together and enjoy some sunshine on the grass together.  They  had a great time socializing and meeting all of the nice employees at UCD. They  also invited a few of their humans along, since none of them have their drivers license anymore.                              

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Meg’s Smile Gives Back

Even though Meg is still waiting to find her perfect family, that doesn’t stop her from “giving back” to other foster dogs! While we were working on one of our fundraising auctions, we submitted this picture of Meg (showing off her love for treats) to a contest to win a $100 basket of Sam Yam’s doggie treats for the auction. And guess what? She beat out some tough competition of cute puppies and spry adolescents…with her winning smile!

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It’s just Rosie

As you can see,  Rosie is 12 yrs young and she doesn’t let something like age, slow her down.  She spends her days climbing the rocks in the yard, sprinting around the yard and hunting for squirrels in true GSP fashion. She’s easy going showing the wisdom of years and she gets along with all other dogs. We think maybe even cats! She’s sweet and loving and just waiting for the perfect family to find her. Until then, she’s just enjoying life in her foster family home.

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Meet Olaf

This is Olaf. This 3yr old teen is mature beyond his years. He’s calm and trusting with people and has a positive interest in meeting other dogs. He’s a gentleman on leash and pays attention to his walking companion. You can skip all the high energy and stress of the puppy stage and go right to having a young and strong companion that is ready to go with you anywhere. While he seems to have had a previous injury to his leg (has a bit of a crooked gait), it doesn’t slow him down at all and he loves to […]

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Sunny Aspen

While it might still be snowy Aspen, our young foster girl Aspen is full of sunshine. Two year old Aspen came to us with a sad story, but she has shown us that her spirit is far more than her beginnings. She has demonstrated she is well trained and well socialized with other dogs. She easily gets taken on road trips because she behaves so well! She gets along well with her foster siblings, enjoys laying in the sun and long walks on the beach. Who doesn’t?

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Sweet on Imke

It just takes a little patience to find the right forever home. Imke (here on the right) is relaxing with her brother while she practices her “lay down and nap” command. She’s been eagerly learning all of her commands and has that sweet face that no one can resist. She’s playful, cuddly and pure sweetness.     But don’t be fooled by all that cute sleepiness. She’s a huntress too, just check out her and her brother guarding the yard.

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Elvis takes to the water.

Elvis had a tough start when he came to us, as he had a horrible injuries from a car accident. He is all healed up and ready for his forever home. He walks great on leash, loves car rides, plays ball like a teenager..and now you can see he swims like a champ! He is an out and about kinda guy, and does just as well as home while his family is at work or school. If you’d to know about his story or if you’ve been following his story and want to see how he is doing, watch his […]

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Wyatt knows the grass is greener.

Wyatt has not only settled in, but he’s loving the good life of cool grass and warm sunny days in the park with his foster sister Arabell. No more cold shelter days for him! He’s looking for just the right forever family to share the good life with him.

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Cyrus comes home

For those following sweet Cyrus, you will be happy to know he is home after a successful eye surgery that will improve his vision and make his eyes more comfortable. He’s not a happy camper right now, and especially not pleased about having to wear a cone, but after a few days of love and rest, he will be well on his way to a full recovery.

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Three Amigos!

Think you’re seeing double? triple? Well, that’s Meg on the left, Jo on the right, and foster brother Patch (a rescue alum) standing guard. After all, their foster dad had left for a few minutes..and they they missed him already! That’s some GSP love. Velcro dogs + pack behavior + love = unbeatable welcome committee.

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Maximus shows off!

We all know how hard it is to keep our bodies in tip top shape. Maximus has been busy burning calories by hunting critters and racing Cyrus up the stairs and now he has lost 10lbs! He’s ready for his forever home so he can continue his exercise and help keep his new family fit and healthy too!

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Jo is ready to play!

Last we heard Jo wasn’t feeling so well, but it looks like she is fast on the mend and back to her loving self! This is her sitting closely and patiently awaiting for her foster mom or dad to play with her!

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