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.

Deno – Our Foster Dog

Here’s Deno!  This handsome 7 year old GSP is a sweet, well-behaved guy that loves people, gets along with other dogs, and loves to hunt lizards and other critters in the yard. His foster family says “Deno is a great dog and is so mellow for such a large dog. He settled in like he had always lived here.” Deno is a gentle giant at 70 lbs. He is independent, but also very settled emotionally – nothing seems to bother him.  He likes to be loved on and he’s a cuddler.  He has moderate to high energy and has a lot […]

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Charlee – Our Foster Dog

Meet Charlee!  This charming 6 year old liver roan female GSP is a classic example of her breed. Charlee is intelligent, bold, very energetic, quirky, and a characteristically affectionate dog that is cooperative and easily trained. She has a delightful, gentle disposition. She is always very happy and content. She enjoys the company of her foster parents and will seek out their attention, and also loves to meet new people. Overall, Charlee is good with people, kids, and other dogs. She loves to splash around in her small pool after she has cleared the backyard of any “critters” and she enjoys […]

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Zuma – Our Foster Dog

Play, play, play…Oh the life of a puppy! Zuma is an adorable black and white 8 month old male GSP mix who is a friendly presence when inside and is mellow in the house. This goofy pup likes to be silly but he is also attentive to everyone’s words and body language and he calms down when needed. This well mannered young boy has been busy learning all about being part of a family. He is now house trained, crate trained and knows a few basic obedience commands. Zuma has “excellent” leash manners according to his foster home. He does […]

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Rolf – Our Foster Dog

Rolf is a dream dog! While he can be a little uncertain at first, a few days and lots of belly rubs and he’ll be in love! He just needs a little patience and a lot of love to help him gain his confidence. After living his first few years outside in a kennel, we can already tell he’s going to get used to the finer things in life! Rolf lives with 2 other GSPs in his foster home and is having a blast getting to know them. He really wants to play! He is also great on leash, fully […]

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Franny – Our Foster Dog

Welcome Franny! This 5 year-old GSP mix is sweet as can be. Franny lived most of her life outside before she came to us, but she’s no stranger to the life of luxury. She was quick to take to the couch and will happily cuddle with you in bed if invited up. Franny is a good girl with other dogs and would love to play with some furry friends. She also has good manners, knows how to sit and shake and will go into a crate (a bit reluctantly). She would love to find a home where she can keep up […]

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Ellsie – Our Foster Dog

Hello Ellsie! This sweet little 3 year-old GSP mix is the definition of adorable. She takes a few days to warm up after a hard life outside before she came to us, but once she knows you, she falls hard! She loves to smile at her people when they come home by crinkling up her nose. It’s the cutest thing! Ellsie can live with other dogs, but prefers those that are less pushy and does have some tendency towards resource guarding. She has experience living with her mom and siblings. She also may have lived with a housecat in her last […]

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Hansel – Our Foster Dog – Adoption Pending

Hello handsome Hansel! This mellow (yes, we said mellow!) 2 year-old GSP is such a great boy. Maybe it’s just the recent heat wave in California, but Hansel is just happy to nap throughout the day and go on a few short walks. His foster home is still waiting for the crazy GSP energy to emerge! Hansel is also a major sweetheart who loves to be loved and give it back, too. He is well-mannered, sleeps well through the night, seems to be house trained, and is working on crate training. All in all, a very good boy – with […]

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Sarah – Our Foster Dog

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 loves to have a bit of space to run – […]

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Savanna – Our Foster Dog – Adoption Pending

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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