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 – Adoption Pending

Hello Little Lucy!

Little Lucy may be our tiniest GSP we’ve had, but she has so much love to give!  She is great with other dogs, is house trained, crate trained, and is learning new commands quickly! She does need someone who can continue to work with her on her training and give her clear boundaries. She also would benefit from having a canine companion at home with her to help with her socialization and keep her company. As with any other young GSP, she needs a good amount of exercise so an active home would be ideal for Little Lucy. She has wiggled […]

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Groot – Our Foster Dog

Hi Groot!

Look who we just rescued! It’s Groot! This 1 year-old GSP mix is the sweetest, most loving boy.  He came to us as a stray and boy, are we lucky!  He is the perfect cuddle partner, sleeps well in his crate at night, is house-trained, and can entertain himself really well with toys. He is pretty calm for a GSP, but also loves to play with other dogs when they are around. Overall, Groot is a happy go lucky guy and could be the perfect dog for you!

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Booker – Adoption Pending

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 and would cuddle all day long with you if he could! He’s also good with other dogs, although he doesn’t always know his own size (70 lbs) and can be a little overwhelming for some dogs. He’s just a big, silly guy! He did live in the past with a small dog and currently lives with a female GSP at his foster home and they get along well. He seems to be a bit too keyed […]

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Samantha – Our Foster Dog

Gorgeous Samantha!

Samantha is an incredibly loving and spirited 2 year-old GSP who wants nothing more than to be able to settle in to a forever home that can provide a lot of exercise and attention. When she came into foster care, she was diagnosed with heartworm disease. Since then, Samantha has endured the arduous treatment necessary to be a healthy, normal dog once again and is now just beginning to thrive and blossom into herself. Samantha will benefit from a home that can provide training and structure as well as someone to cuddle with. A single dog home will likely be best […]

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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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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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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 – Adoption Pending

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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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