Surrounded by 6 of their newest doggy friends, Holmes and Watson took to the hills for a refreshing hike in Joseph D. Grant County Park. They had such a blast with all the new smells and slipping around in the mud from the recent rain. Holmes and Watson are going to be great hiking dogs!
Enjoy these casual blog posts on current and former foster dogs! To view the up-to-date list of available foster dogs, go to Our Foster Dogs.
James is really coming into his own in his foster home. He’s loving having a sibling that respects his space and he even went to see Santa this year! (We think he has a crush on Layla).
Young Bunny is loving life these days, she’s hitting the snow with her foster family and showing them how to climb those hills! She’s full of energy and is fast learning how to be a perfect family dog.
Rally (in green) spent his holiday getting in shape! He took on his first 5 K this year and loved it!
Miss Layla doesn’t care that’s it been the coldest winter we’ve had in a few years, she’s enjoying the bright, chilly weather to play in the creek and do a little hunting.
When he arrived in foster care, Herschel made his anxious feelings towards other dogs known by barking and lunging when one crossed his path. But during a recent trip to visit his “foster grandma” in San Diego, he had a big breakthrough! After meeting his foster grandma’s pup, a calm collie, they became fast friends. As the older and wiser soul, the collie seemed to show Herschel how to interact. Suddenly Herschel seemed happier, more playful and less anxious. Maybe he had just been looking for that doggy mentor all along! Since then, handsome Herschel has started spending time with […]
Who needs to watch Usain Bolt when we’ve got our own Gold medal winner? Mr. Giles took first place in his first race with his foster mom and dad! Check him out on the podium standing proud!
Fletcher is learning how to enjoy summer as he gets his paws cooled down. This perfect aged dude is quickly settling in preparing to find his new family!
Here’s young Huxley, enjoying his freedom and settling down with a little relaxing chewing session. He’s as playful as you’d expect of a young GSP and he’s ready to find his new home!
What can we say, Danica is a darling. She’s just an easy going love bug, who still wants to have fun! Here she is playing a mean game of frisbee!
Senior dude James is getting used to living in doggie “shangri-la” where he can lie on the grass, stretch his legs and test out his squirrel hunting skills. He’s a long way from living homeless now, we’ve got your back James!
America is having many new experiences! She’s learning to make new friends both big and small and is heading to her first sleepover with a pack of four other GSPs!
Sweet America is settling in nicely and making herself extra comfy as she learns to be an indoor dog in her foster home.
Some people may think having only three legs might slow a pup down, but Courtney will prove them wrong. She is astute at ensuring there are no critters on the property and will “lean in” to any opportunity to hunt!
Herschel spent this early morning at the skate park! It’s got tons of places to run and climb and if you go super early, there’s not skateboarders!
Callie has a favorite spot on the couch and is planning on chilling with Netflix this weekend. How about you?
Layla’s recovering from her surgery and got a chance to get out in the world and do some hiking. She’s doing well on her new harness and loves to check out little birdies and critters, in pure GSP form.
Minnie Mouse has made it her mission to become bffs with her foster sibling and she’s learning all the ropes of living in a warm and loving home! She’s discovering how to live with chickens and all the necessary house manners.
Jasmine is settling into her foster home and while she is getting in shape and used to a new family, looks like she has made a new BFF!
When you go out on the town, sometimes you gotta let loose. Finnegan shows off his confident side with a crazy outfit his foster mom created, but he wears it well.
Mickey is fast learning the luxuries of the living the good life. Road trips to the snow, soft pillows and giant bone! What more is there?
Sometimes you don’t know what good living is until you get your first spa treatment. Here’s cute Jasmine getting ready to get her nails done…and taking a nice nap afterward!
Minnie Mouse has spent her time exploring her foster home, and she’s settling in nicely!
Layla goes out on the town with our newest and youngest volunteer and foster momma in training!
Abner has surveyed the vineyards and is now settled in to watch the Oscars.
All the good smells come out after the rainstorms. Here are Courtney and Lucas (and their foster sibling) playing pointer games. Wack a Mole? Wiggly Worms? Dig Dig Dig?
What can we say? Herschel is no dummy. California winters can’t compete with the East Coast, but Herschel says any night by the fireplace is ok with him!
Vickie wants you to know that she’s even comfortable on the catwalk!
Sprite take not time making friends at the local winery. His foster mom took him on a little field trip and he made friends every where he went!
Courtney takes advantage of a little sunshine in between the rainstorms.
Courtney is soaking up all the fun with her post Christmas goodies! Having only three legs doesn’t slow this destroyer down, she keeps up with the young ones in that area!
Little Miss Tessie is settling in and crate training is a first step to learning to be independent. She’s not too sure right now, because she’d rather sleep in her foster mom’s lap!
Who needs Rudolph when you’ve got a GSP? Duke here is doing his most festive pose getting ready to help send out Christmas wishes to all!
Brady wasted no time when he got out of the shelter, he hit the beach in San Francisco and enjoyed the surf and sand and of course, just a little fog.
Lucas shows off his best hunting technique. He is a very committed hunter. If you’ve got a problem with moles or ground squirrels, Lucas is the one for you!
Courtney may be a tripawd, but that doesn’t mean she misses out on any fun. Here she is cleaning her muddy paws after stomping some mud puddles!
That’s right, if I fits I sits! Callie finds foster dads lap quite comfy!
Don’t let this gentleman fool you, he’s as playful as the young guns but with the maturity to not destroy his toys!
Duke has quickly learned the comforts of family life as he steps out in his dapper new sweater.
Not only has Courtney been recuperating and enjoying living pain and cancer free since her surgery, but she’s taken to showing the new kid the ropes. Here she is role modeling the perfect pose in the perfect sunny spot in the window.
We can’t tell you how excited we are to announce Vixen’s accomplishment! She has just finished her first training class with her foster mom and did so well. Meeting new dogs and their humans, and enjoying the car ride and outing each week. Congrats Vixen!
Callie just joined the pack with her four new siblings (a few fosters and forever residents) and she’s fitting right in. She’s claimed the lap of foster dad and has joined in on the Halloween festivities!
Sammy came to us with quite a few nicks and scratches from not being taken care of in his past life. However he now knows how many people were pulling for him to get out of that scary shelter! Here he is at his temporary foster home enroute to his longer term foster home. Looks like he’s settling in nicely (and apparently he loves to be near his human’s feet!). He’s eating well and is a sweet as loving as can be.
These two are becoming fast friends as they settle into the good life. They are enjoying couch living, hanging out on the patio and learning to be part of a new pack.
Daisy Mae’s foster family took her on an adventure this week- to the farm! She met Alpacas, goats and chicken! She is a wonderful road warrior and is having fun traveling around with her foster siblings!
Flapjack loves riding in the car, especially long trips to fun places! He is living life to the fullest despite his limited time here with us. Flapjack would really appreciate your support so he can continue to check items off his bucket list. Please consider making a donation to help cover his care, which includes almost daily bandage changes and medications to keep him comfy. August 4 update: We are sad to let you know that Flapjack passed away this afternoon with his foster mom by his side. He spent over a month in rescue following his cancer diagnosis, soaking up all […]
This sweet momma has just finished weaning her litter of cuties. They are all set up to go to their forever families and now we are helping Abbie heal up and get ready to be spayed. This loving momma will be ready for adoption in early September. She’s doing just great!
This senior gal is giving the young dogs a run for their money. She’s running circles around the younger dogs and is making the most of her second chance at life. She’s 10 going on 5!
Flapjack has always wanted to look cool in a cone. Looks how well he pulls it off! He was licking his tumor so he had to wear it for a bit . . . Flapjack would really appreciate your support so he can continue to check items off his bucket list. Please consider making a donation to help cover his care, which includes almost daily bandage changes and medications to keep him comfy.
Flapjack joined his foster family for some adventuring in Tahoe over 4th of July weekend. Looks like he had a blast! Flapjack would really appreciate your support so he can continue to check items off his bucket list. Please consider making a donation to help cover his care, which includes almost daily bandage changes and medications to keep him comfy.