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.

Little Lucy – Our Foster Dog

Hello Little Lucy girl!

Little Lucy might be our tiniest and cutest GSP ever!  Weighing in at under 30 lbs, she’s a true pocket pointer. Little Lucy was an owner surrender, but lucky for us, she’s come into our program and stolen our hearts! She is 1 year old and so like any puppy, needs lots of exercise and attention.  She will also need some training, but is learning things quickly; she is learning “sit” and “off” already!  She is a wonderful running partner and loves to play with toys. She is nearly housetrained, sleeps well in her crate at night and loves all […]

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Booker – Our Foster Dog

Hello Booker boy!

Booker is quite the looker! This 5 year-old boy is a total sweetheart in addition to his handsome looks. He loves being with people. He’s also good with other dogs. He lived in the past with a small dog and currently lives with a female GSP at his foster home. He seems to be a bit too keyed up about cats for a feline-friendly home. We’ll add more here as we learn about Booker!

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Sunny – Our Foster Dog

Sunny girl!

Sunny came to us as a owner surrender and is proving to be a real cuddle bug!  She is a senior, but is still full of energy. She even ran a 5K with her foster mom, so don’t let her age or those grey hairs fool you- she has plenty of energy and love to give!  Sunny is pretty much the whole package- she is house trained, crate trained, walks with a loose leash, and is happy just cuddling up at home. She doesn’t require a lot of exercise, but enjoys her time outside and gets along great with her young and […]

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Samantha – Our Foster Dog

Gorgeous Samantha!

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.

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Holmes & Watson – Adoption Pending

Holmes and Watson are the best of friends!

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 ok on leash […]

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Baylee – Adoption Pending

Hello Baylee!

Baylee came to us as a stray so we don’t know much about her past life, but guess she is around 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 […]

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Sarah – Our Foster Dog

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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 for the most part, but can be a bit reactive while on leash with other dogs. She’s making progress every day, though! She loves to have a […]

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Gauge – Adoption Pending

Handsome Gauge!

Welcome Gauge! Our first new foster dog of 2017 is not just good looks – he’s also a champion snuggler who adores his people. Gauge is great with other dogs, is an eager learning and has a awesome silly side to him. He LOVES, LOVES, LOVES his ball! He is comfortable being left uncrated while you are not at home, is quickly embracing leash manners and is beginning to learn that car rides are nothing to fret! In addition to the long list of positives, Gauge came to us in need of a little extra TLC. Last December and February, he had […]

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James – Our Foster Dog

Handsome James!

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 […]

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Savanna – Our Foster Dog

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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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Layla – Our Foster Dog

Layla is such a happy girl!

Layla is too adorable! This sweet 10 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 alone 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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