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. Please note: The information we give on each dog is based on observations while the dog is in our program. The dog may display different behaviors in your home after adoption due to a number of factors, including different environmental stimuli, disruption of routine, and so on.

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.

Maxx – Our Foster Dog

Maxx spent his whole life chained up outside, but thankfully a concerned neighbor rescued him and now we’ve stepped in!  You would never know Maxx has lived such a hard life because he is the sweetest guy!  He is a 4-year-old male who loves people, gets along well with other dogs, cats, kids, and loves playing with his ball! We are still learning more about Maxx and will update his posting as we do!

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Mountain Litter – Our Foster Dogs

Say hello to the Mountain Litter! On 7/14, we saved a litter of nine GSP puppies with parvo from the shelter. For one pup the illness had progressed too far and we lost him shortly after rescue. Rest in peace, Tehama. Your sweet soul will be remembered, even if we only knew you a short time. The remaining eight puppies – Loa, Whitney, Matterhorn (Matti), Etna, McKinley, Kuna, Denali (male) and Everest (male) – recovered well and are available for adoption from August 14-18. Send in your adoption questionnaire by August 18th to be considered! Note in your application whether you […]

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Jaeger – Our Foster Dog – Adoption Pending

Meet Jaeger, a handsome, fun and upbeat 3 year-old boy with energy and pep. Jaeger came to us as a stray. He was likely on his own for a bit since he had foxtails removed from ears and paw, but is nicely recovering and otherwise healthy. He weighs in at about 53 lbs, and he’s got some muscle! Jaeger’s foster mom reports that he is happy to meet new people and new dogs, and generally just wants to have fun. Jaeger hasn’t yet been tested with cats. He enjoys leash walking, and like most GSPs, has typical trouble with a […]

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Suzy – Our Foster Dog

Suzy is a sweet 9-year-old female who ended up at the shelter as a stray and we couldn’t feel luckier to have rescued this adorable girl. You would never know that she’s been through so much already because she’s so calm and gentle. Suzy loves to snuggle with people and sleep under blankets. She’s recently had extensive surgery to be spayed and remove a number of lumps, and throughout it, she’s been such a trooper! Her foster dad describes her demeanor as always suggesting, “I am patiently waiting for you to snuggle with me again.” She loves meeting people, yet is quiet […]

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Pinto – Our Foster Dog

Welcome to Pinto! This adorable 14 year-old gentleman is spry as can be for his age. He loves a nice long walk with his people (as long as there aren’t too many hills). After a walk, he loves to get a dog massage and then crash out for a few hours to nap. Sounds like the good life, right? Pinto is mostly blind, but not too blind to see the outdoor cats at his foster home! He’s living with several other dogs without any issues, although would be best in home where he doesn’t have to deal with too much […]

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Juanna – Our Foster Dog

Juanna is a such a sweet senior – she’s got one of the nicest dispositions we’ve seen! She’s definitely over 10 years old and deserves a home where she’ll get spoiled every single day. Juanna loves being around people and hasn’t met a person or critter she doesn’t like! Her favorite past-times are hanging out at home near her people and taking naps. She loves soaking in the sun and will happily lay by your feet all day if you let her. Juanna may be an older gal, but she has plenty of love to give. She is a calm and […]

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Thelma and Louise – Our Foster Dogs – Forever Fosters

Thelma & Louise will steal your heart and are double the love!  They are sisters with a special bond.  Louise is the fearless one; but she is also the blind one.  She will happily charge across the yard in pursuit of the critter she has sniffed out but otherwise she sticks right to Thelma’s heels.  Thelma is the caretaker, always there to help her sister navigate back in the dog door and around all the household furniture. The two sisters’ favorite pastime is to follow their foster dad around wherever he goes.  All he has to do is simply say their name and their tails […]

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