James – Our Foster Dog

Hi James!

Meet James!  James came into rescue in really bad shape.  He was in so much pain that we didn’t think he would make it.  All people could say about him was that he was “really old” because he looked and acted really old.  Well, after some vet care and TLC in his foster homes, James is now able to run around and chase squirrels!  However, his road to recovery is not yet over.  He still needs a bit more TLC and some medical issues taken care of. Please help James get the treatment he needs by donating to his medical […]

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Herschel – Our Foster Dog

Go Herschel!

Welcome handsome Herschel! This 5 year-old lovebug is the definition of sweetness. His favorite activity is diving in for cuddles with his foster mom. He’s well-behaved and very smart to boot, and is showing off his skills by being 100% house-trained and sitting on command. He also has learned to wait for his dinner and is proving to be a very patient pointer. Herschel isn’t so sure about other dogs, so we’d like him to go to a home where he’ll be a solo canine. He has been more successful with joining other dogs on walks, but will do best […]

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Finnigan – Our Foster Dog

Finnigan showing off his classic stately stance

Finnigan is up for anything, whether it be a drive, a walk, a hike or just lounging around the house.  His favorite sports are chasing the ball, tug-o-war and sharing the ‘armchair quarterback’ position with his foster family. He enjoys car rides, especially when they end up someplace fun like the park or the off-leash beach. He will race across the sand and romp around playing with other dogs he meets along his way. It’s all fun and games but just say the word and he will come when you call him! He has great recall!! (Yes, you read that right!) He […]

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Vicki – Our Foster Dog

Hi Vicki!

Vicki is one sweet senior! Have you been looking for the perfect companion that doesn’t require much exercise? This old GSP lady will fit the bill – plenty of spring in her step for a walk or two – and she’d love to spring right into your home and heart! Vicki loves dogs and people, so who better than a sweet gal like Vicki to snuggle up with?      

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Rocco – Our Foster Dog

Handsome Rocco!

Rocco is a 5 year-old GSP masquerading as a senior! This handsome 12 year-old has got the energy of a much younger dog. He loves to go all day and then crash at night. Rocco will do best in a home where he gets plenty of exercise. He’d make a great jogging partner, and if you have a large yard, he’d love to police the area for squirrels! He also is happy to hang out at home while you’re away – he regularly stays in his foster home with freedom to roam for several hours and doesn’t get into trouble. […]

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Savanna – Our Foster Dog

Savanna is such a pretty girl!

Welcome Savanna! This beautiful southern belle was surrendered to the shelter by her owner when they moved away. Her life was turned upside down in an instant, but we were there to turn it the right way round again. Savanna is now enjoying the comfort and love of her foster home. And good girl that she is, she’s proved to be both crate-trained and house-trained, and will go into crate with the command “go to bed.” She is also perfecting the commands sit, down, stay, come and leave it. She loves a nice few walks per day. So far, she […]

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Danica – Our Foster Dog

Dani is one funny senior girl!

Meet Dear Danica! This 10 year old distinguished gal has the spunk of a pointer without the extended battery life that most of the young ones have. She enjoys both canine and feline family members and loves to make new friends, to join in and play! Danica is super content hanging out with people at home, but can also stay on her own while her family is at work. She enjoys walks with no pulling on her leash and is comfortable sleeping in her crate through the night. Getting her chin and ears petted is one of her favorites. This beautiful tail wagging lady […]

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America – Our Foster Dog

Pretty girl!

America is a one pretty special gal! She came to us through an owner surrender, and we think they were crazy to let her go! Her fosters call her pretty much “the perfect farm dog.”  She’s a 7 year-old female who loves romping around her foster home’s vineyard sniffing around and watching all the activity.  She wears herself out exploring and settles down in the house nicely.  She’s house trained and also sleeps soundly all night!  She warms up to people quickly and seems OK with other dogs so far as long as they aren’t too rambunctious. She also prefers […]

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Rosco- Courtesy Posting


Rosco is believed to be a 4 year old Pointer/Great Dane mix. Either way we know these markings are unique and gorgeous! Rosco is a complete gentleman! He loves people and getting lots of exercise. He is a gentle giant who at times can get a little bouncy, but then quickly realizes too big for his own good and licks your face instead! He would make a wonderful addition to any home! Volunteers tell us that Rosco is housebroken, good on a leash and very sociable with people, large and small dogs. Come meet beautiful Rosco today! You do not […]

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Courtney – Our Foster Dog – Adoption Pending

Courtney on the prowl

Meet Miss Courtney! (aka “Miss Tripawd”) Courtney is a sweet girl who came into rescue with a big cancerous mass on her leg.  Today, she no longer has that mass on her leg. In fact, that whole  leg is completely gone, kaput, nada. And you know what? She’s doing great without it! Courtney’s enthusiasm and zest for life is awe-inspiring. Even the day after her amputation, she was already chasing squirrels again! Now that she’s cancer free, she’s ready for new adventures with her new forever family.  Are you the perfect family for this sweet special girl?

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Layla – Our Foster Dog

Layla on point!

Layla is too adorable! This sweet 9 year-old has a “hummingbird tail” according to her foster home – it never stops wagging! Besides being cute, Layla does very well on leash with a harness, seems to be house-trained, and is a good copilot. She needs to work on learning basic commands, but is eager to please. Oh and she is happy to hang out at home while you’re at work. She enjoys a little time along to catch up on her naps! But then she’ll be overjoyed to see you when you come home. A great all-around girl! Medical update – […]

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ID#17545 – Hazel – Female – Shelter Dog in Fresno

Hazel 1

Hazel is a young female GSP mix, she is a fantastic sweetheart who has been looking for her forever home for 4 months! Hazel is a very driven and active dog. She will need a large yard and active owners. She would make a great hiking, running or agility buddy.  Staff says she is a quick learner and very well mannered – she has never jumped up on anyone! Her fantastic fly away bat ears will always keep you smiling! ID#A17545 If you are interested in adopting her, please contact Valley Animal Center: 3934 N. Hayston Fresno, CA 93728 Voice:  (559) 233-8690 Shelter Hours: […]

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Pearl – Our Foster Dog

Murtle 1

This alert, loving 6 year-old female GSP is Pearl. She is a super smart, very curious gal. She wants to be involved in all that is going on around her and loves to learn. She cocks her head in the cutest way when she is intensely taking something in! Although she thrives outside with all there is to see and play with, she is also docile and relaxed while inside curled up next to her foster family. Happy go lucky Pearl came to rescue with confirmed Heartworm Disease. Pearl will undergo a 4 month process of treatment and will be […]

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