Samantha is an incredibly loving and spirited 2 year-old GSP who unfortunately ended up in a shelter being diagnosed with preventable heartworm disease. She is in the beginning stages of treatment with a seasoned foster family who is providing the love, care and structure necessary to endure this treatment process. Not only is this treatment process intense, but it is also very costly. We are committed to getting Samantha the medical attention that she needs so that she can find her forever family and any donations towards her success are greatly appreciated.
Our Foster Dogs
The dogs listed below are in our foster program. The foster home provides a transition period between life in the animal shelter and the new, permanent home. The dogs are given the opportunity to learn any needed social skills and to receive the much needed love, shelter, and medical care they deserve.
If you would like more information on any of the dogs in our foster program, begin by completing our adoption questionnaire and reading about our Adoption Process. The adoption questionnaire is the first step in our adoption process, whether you are interested in a particular foster dog or are just beginning to explore the option of adopting a rescued GSP.
Not sure if you are ready to adopt? Perhaps you are interested in fostering? We need foster homes! We can't save the urgent shelter dogs unless we have a foster home in place. Learn more about becoming a foster home. Foster homes receive priority in adopting their foster dog.
Not able to foster but want to help one of our wonderful foster dogs? Check out how you can become a Guardian Angel! See all the options for helping (some free!) under our Donate tab.
Holmes & Watson are on the case – the case to find their forever family! These charming detective dogs should have no trouble using their sniffers to sleuth out the perfect home for them. The clues they’ll be searching for are: humans who love to cuddle, the kind of home where they can get plenty of exercise and also plenty of couch time, a place where they can stick together, and the most important clue of all – a family that will never give up on them. Can you help them solve the case? More on the detective dogs: house-trained, walk well on […]
Baylee came to us as a stray so we don’t know much about her past life, but guess she is around 4-5 years old and her foster family describes her as super sweet and that she loves attention! She gets along fine with other dogs, seemed fine around cats at the shelter (needs further testing), and is crate and house trained. She even responds to the come command, too! She has a cherry eye for her right eye, but it doesn’t seem to bother her or slow her down. She is a lovable pup that just needs to find her forever […]
Pretty Sarah! This 1 year-old doll of a dog landed in our lap after she turned up as a stray at the shelter. She is now in a loving foster home where she is proving to be the sweetest little gal (she’s less than 40 lbs!) We think she’s a mix, maybe some Border Collie or even Whippet in there. She’s got a sweet, fun puppy energy. Sarah walks nicely on a leash and will sit for treats and food. She loves to have a bit of space to run – her foster mom says she runs like the wind! […]
Welcome Gauge! Our first new foster dog of 2017 is a real cutie. And he’s not just good looks – he’s also a champion snuggler who LOVES his people. On top of that, Gauge is great with other dogs and is even learning to be a gentleman with cats. This 6 year-old shorthair is going to be a gem of a dog for that perfect family! Gauge came to us in need of a little extra TLC. He had 4 mast cell tumors that were removed and we’re investigating further diagnostics and watching Gauge closely for signs of further tumors. We’re […]
Brownie has been rescued! This cute little 2 year-old guy ended up at the shelter with a severe case of ringworm after he was tied outside the animal control office. Thanks to our volunteers and supporters, we were able to save Brownie, but he will have a few months of treatment ahead of him to get well and be ready for his forever home. If you can, please donate below to help fund his medical care. Brownie is a very sweet, happy guy who is very GSP-like. He is always on the hunt and loves to point! He is good […]
Hello Bunny! It may not be Easter yet, but we’re celebrating early with the cutest bunny ever. This girl is brand new to our foster program. We know so far that she is a total cuddle bug with humans and dogs alike! We’ll keep getting to know this adorable gal. Watch this space for updates!
Meet James! James arrived at his foster home looking like he’d seen better days. His eyes were sad, his coat was rough, and his entire body was painful. From the looks of him, he had spent his whole life outside and had never known the comforts of a loving home. He melted into his bed that night. If you touched him wrong and/or surprised him, he would yelp in pain. When he made it to the vet, they cleaned years’ worth of gunk and debris from his sore, inflamed ears and a prescription for Deramaxx quickly took the edge off […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 – […]