Woodie

Woodie success story

We don’t know how or why sweet Woodie became a stray, but someone must have missed him. He came to us well trained to sit, wait for his food, fetch, come and stay. No wonder he charmed his foster family into keeping him. He loves to prance around their home with a ball or stuffed toy in his mouth, and he sleeps comfortably at the foot of a human brother’s bed. His new life includes off-leash runs in the forest, ball time at a nearby park, and snuggles on the couch during movie nights. Thanks Mary, Josh, and sons for […]

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Gauge

Gauge success story

Handsome Gauge came to us in need of a little extra TLC. He had two surgeries to remove four mast cell tumors, and both times he recovered like a champ. Lucky for him, his two foster moms (thanks Desirae, and later Micaela) are both vet students at UC Davis, so he was in very good hands. He’s had great test results lately, but will remain closely monitored in future. Meanwhile, this six year old just wants to play ball, and more ball, and some more ball after that. He is also a champion snuggler who adores his people and gets […]

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Sunny

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Sweet Sunny came to us a bit scared and shy, but with some top-notch fostering (thanks so much Anne), she emerged from her shell and started to shine. She learned how to get along with a rambunctious young GSP brother, she charmed some humans who insisted on visiting with her weekly, and she even finished a 5k race with a young galpal! She started to enjoy more of the good things in life, including outings to dog parks and lots of quiet cuddle time. Now she has found a permanent, loving home with a couple who had their hearts set on […]

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Dax

What a looker!

Dax! This goofy two year old wasn’t in our foster care for long. He is so cute, active, entertaining, cuddly and companionable that it didn’t take long to find a family eager to adopt him. Thanks Nicole and Taylor for fostering him (and Marley for putting up with rambunctious Dax sharing his home, toys and yard). Now Dax is trading his canine foster brother for a human brother in his new forever home. Adopted May 2017

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Baylee

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Baylee showed up as a stray, so we don’t know how she spent her first five years.  We do know that with a little help from her foster caregivers (thanks Carol and Sherry), she began to flourish. She changed from being a wary dog to a happy, loving, bouncy gal who likes cuddles, kisses, and car rides. Now she’s found her forever home, where there’s lots of love and plenty of acreage for zooming. Adopted May 2017  

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Bunny

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Because of this young dog’s activity level, her foster mom (Thanks, Kim!) soon gave her the nickname “Energizer Bunny.” Bunny turned out to be a real cuddle bug, loving to snuggle with humans and dogs alike. With her long legs and model good looks, she attracted a lot of attention from potential adopters, but we took our time finding just the right home for this special gal. Of all things, Bunny met her forever family while visiting a Home Depot, where they fell in love instantly. I wonder if it was near the battery display…

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Marina

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It’s hard to believe this young, sweet and playful lovebug of a girl somehow ended up as a stray at a shelter. She was welcomed into one of our foster homes right away (thanks Denise and Jackson!). It didn’t take long for a perfect family to meet Marina and fall in love with her. Her forever home is a GSP paradise–with parents who are home almost all the time and lots of fenced acreage to roam. Adopted April 2017  

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Ajax

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Ajax (now Scout) has found his forever home with a doting mom and a sweet 13 year old German Shepherd sister. Thank you to Robin for fostering and thanks Melissa for failing at fostering and falling in love with this happy, rambunctious boy. Mischievous Scout is never happier than when he has mom’s full attention, after sneaking his entire body onto her lap and getting her to put the darn book down. The photo shows him helping mom pick up her drive-through coffee. Adopted April 2017  

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Brownie

Hi Brownie!

Brownie had a rough holiday last year. He was found tied up outside an animal control office on December 27, and was sent to an animal shelter. He had an extremely severe case of ringworm, so had to be kept away from other pets. Thanks so much to Sheri for taking Brownie on and seeing him through his treatments! When Brownie was finally ready for a new foster home, he was taken in by the folks who previously adopted alumni Camo. “Buster Brown” fit into the family so well, they decided to never let him go. This sweet, energetic, happy boy […]

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Rally

Rally

Those who have followed Rally‘s story will know that he has been a challenging boy to place. During his time in rescue, we’ve helped him with severe separation anxiety, some old hip and leg injuries, and a bit of a fugitive instinct. Thanks to our volunteers this time around (especially Anne), Rally learned to be a mellow guy. He finally found a home where he seems to fit perfectly, and is loved and appreciated as much as he deserves! He is the only pet on the rural property, so will have the full attention and devotion of his just-retired doting parents. Adopted February 2017

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Gunnar

Gunnar

Gunnar showed up at a shelter as a stray just before Christmas. It was evident from his ribs that he’d been on the road for some time. His foster Mom (thanks, Kiara!) found him eager to scavenge and counter-surf, but he soon learned that he would get regular meals and lots of treats. His four older GSP foster siblings helped teach him house manners and curb his puppy-like enthusiasm for pranks. He learned to chill out and snuggle with the pack. Gunnar found his forever home quickly, with a family that lives not too far away and knows GSPs. Gunnar’s […]

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Finnigan

Finnigan loves tennis balls!

Finnigan took his time looking for a perfect forever home. Why should he be in a rush, when he had fabulous foster parents (thanks Cari and Mark!) and a couple of canine foster siblings? He impressed his foster family with his calm demeanor, mastery of basic commands, excellent recall, and ability to get along with everyone (including kids, and even cats!). At last he has found a family that loves to do all the things Finny most enjoys—hiking, camping, car rides, and snuggling on the sofa for some armchair quarterbacking.  Adopted December 2016. Thanks to a Petfinder Foundation grant, Finnigan […]

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