George is ready to go on a date with you! He loves car rides and promises not to be a backseat driver (that’s because he wants to ride shotgun). He’s ready to go!
Sprig escaped the shelter and has found himself comfy and cozy in his foster home. It only took a short time and he’s instantly adapted to the life of luxury.
On this warm sunny California December day, Lorelei is catching some Vitamin D and wants to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
Little Archie is adopted! He joined his wonderful new family and two GSP siblings, Prince and Aspen, just in time to enjoy the holidays at his forever home. Prince is a NorCal GSP Rescue alum who was adopted in 2002 and is being treated like a “prince” in his golden years. Archie is very fortunate to join this family and they are going to have a great time with him! Thank you to foster homes Lola and Cathy for fostering Archie and preparing him for his forever family! Adopted December 2014
Lorelei is resting comfortably after her surgery! She had her old right rear leg fracture repaired, and will be recuperating for a number of weeks. Once her sutures are out, she’ll begin rehab therapy for the leg.
Marlow found his match! This little pocket pointer burrowed his way into the hearts of his new mom and dad just in time to spend the holidays at his forever home. They’d been looking for the right dog for awhile, and when mini Marlow came along, they just knew he was the one. Now named Eddy, this cute little guy will even get to go to work with his new mom. Happy Holidays to the whole family! A big thank you to Eddy, Lisa and their whole family for springing little Marlow from the shelter, transporting him a long way […]
Just in time for the holidays, Georgia is home! This sweet gal was adopted by a wonderful family who are repeat GSP adopters. They just can’t get enough of these amazing dogs! Sounds like Georgia will have the wonderful life she deserves. Wishing the whole family lots of happiness together! Thank you to Tara and family for fostering this little gem of a GSP. Adopted December 2014
In the short time we’ve had Georgia, she’s proven that she will have no time making a transition into a new family. She’s showing off her well polished house training, asking to go out when she needs and is a wonderful shopping companion. She is even showing her foster mom which variety of treat she prefers at the store!
Cutie pie Kiki has been adopted! After a very short time in her foster home, they decided she was the one for them. Could have something to do with the fact that she gets along great with the two other dogs, the two birds and the cat in the home! Not many GSPs can adjust so well to living with such a menagerie of animals. We’re very happy for Kiki and the whole family! Adopted December 2014
Archie just arrived with us and he’s quickly settling into his permanent foster home after a team of volunteers helped to transport him. He’s a pocket pointer at just 42 pounds but he’s showing off to his new friends, he is crate trained, sits, walks nicely on leash is ready to find his forever family. He’s also young and energetic and would love a sibling to play with!
Darling Ruth has found her forever home! After several months of caring for her through heartworm treatment, her foster home decided she was just too perfect to pass up! They’ll continue to care for her through the last legs of her treatment to make sure she is 100% heartworm free. What a lucky girl to have found such a committed forever family! Adopted November 2014
Kiki is settling into her new foster home. She’s getting along with the other dogs, going on road trips and doing her best at cleaning up her toys in the yard. She even has shown she can be around the family bird and show very little interest! Good Girl Kiki!
Ladybug doing her best pointer pose. This is LB with her BFF’s, waiting patiently to come inside, and then go back outside, and then come back inside. Sound familiar? She’s doing better each week at developing her social skills and joining in on all the family fun. She’s still shy, but she’s learning the benefits of hanging out in a pack (people and dogs).
It’s definitely Autumn‘s season to celebrate – she just found her forever family! This very petite shorthair went home with new mom and dad to be pampered and loved for the rest of her life. Lucky pup and lucky family! Thank you to Lola and Dalia for each fostering Autumn and giving her a boost on the way to her forever home! Adopted November 2014
Pretty Piper found her people! This adorable and rambunctious young pup went home with her new mom and dad, human siblings, and furry brother Dash. Piper and Dash both love to play. Hopefully they can tire each other out! Congrats to the adopters – welcome to the NorCal GSP Rescue family! Thank you to foster home Carol and Mike for working hard to get Piper ready for her forever people. Adopted November 2014
Autumn is ready for Thanksgiving! She’s practicing her car ride manners so she can go to the park for family football and she’s refining her house rules training to be sure she will be a great dinner party guest. This young girl is sweet and a fast learner and is ready to enjoy fun and loving family life. And she loves turkey!
Jo will have a lot to be thankful for this upcoming holiday season – her new forever family most of all! Included in this new family is furry sibling Zeus, a 4-year old Vizsla who makes Jo look mellow compared to his crazy antics! We’re sure they’re going to have a blast playing together in between bouts of snuggle time with the family. What a great happy ending for Jo! Thank you to Charlotte and Al who fostered Jo for close to a year until her forever family came along. We knew the perfect home was out there! Adopted November […]
London has found her calling – to be the best friend and companion to her new forever mom! After a very short time in rescue (we love when the oldies get scooped up quick!), she went home in time for a very happy Halloween. London’s new mom is a longtime GSP owner and lover. They really are a perfect match! Congrats to London (now Skye). We wish you many happy years! A big thank you to Barbara for fostering London and making this happy ending possible. Adopted October 2014
Princess Kona has found her castle! This sweet 9 year-old made herself very comfy at her foster home – so comfy, all involved decided it was the right place for her. Especially Kona! She has claimed all the best spots in the house, including the human bed, of course. This is one GSP that knows where she belongs. Congrats to the whole family! Thank you to Feb, James and Jane, who all gave Kona a spot to stay on her journey to her forever home. Adopted October 2014
Sweet Piper has gotten used the couch life with her cuddly foster sibing. She’d love a forever sibling to hang out and nap with. Two pups are always better than one. She’s your and affectionate and is eager to learn and please! Recently she got a little cut on her tummy, so she’s wearing her heart on her belly.
Gordon has scored big time! After barely two weeks in our foster program, he’s been scooped up by his forever family. New mom, dad and human sisters couldn’t be happier with this cute little guy! He’s just the bundle of fun they needed after recently losing their last GSP, also a NorCal GSP Rescue alum. We’re overjoyed for everyone involved – such a great happy ending! Thank you also to Lola for making it possible for us to save Gordon by rescuing him from the shelter and giving him a safe place until the right family could be found. Adopted […]
Young Gordon may have been recently neutered, but that “cone of shame” is all but slowing him down. He’s tearing it up at the park with his friends and is looking for his perfect active family! Can you keep up?
Piper gets some secret foster dog tips from her pup pal at the reunion and maybe just a little kiss. She’s 10 months young and energetic…we think she might be a mix with Brittany.
Female pup went missing this weekend outside Bakersfield, CA. She was last seen Sunday morning near intersection of Old River Road and Copus Rd outside of Bakerfield. Please call owner if found: (661) 747-9331 Missing since October 12, 2014
West is all about keeping it in the family! This darling dude has been adopted by his foster home’s daughter. A longtime GSP owner herself, she met him and fell in love right away. Not only does West get a new forever mom, he also gets to keep his foster home around as frequent dogsitters and visitors. It’s the best of both worlds! Congrats to the whole extended family. West is on the right, his new sister Scout on the left and grandpa Bob (aka former foster dad Bob) in the middle. They all look pretty happy with this new […]
Sweet Ladybug coming out of her shell. She’s been warming up a little more each day. Following her foster sibling around, wagging and begging for dinner, and now she’s finally warming up to visitors! She’s patiently waiting for the right family to find her.
Kona is ecstatic to be out of boarding and living the comfy life of soft beds and cozy blankets. She’s so comfortable, she’s now playing hide and seek with her foster mom!
Don’t be alarmed…but yes Rhett can climb! Don’t be fooled by his senior age, he has plenty of curiosity and energy to be a wonderful companion. While he doesn’t walk on tables often, it is clear he may not have learned house manners before arriving in our foster home, but he is catching on quickly, don’t worry!
Dyson found his forever family! What a difference just a few months makes in the life of a dog like Dyson. Originally returned to the shelter after his adopters discovered he had frequent seizures, we rescued him from the shelter and placed him in a loving foster home. He then went through several specialist vet visits to determine the cause of his seizures: epilepsy. When he first arrived in foster care, he was having up to 4-5 seizures a day. Now, with the help of meds and a stable home, he hasn’t had one in several weeks! His new mom […]
Stella is adopted! This cute 10 month-old GSP gal was swooped up by her foster home after they saw how great she is with their resident GSP, also a NorCal GSP Rescue alum. She has also learned to be friendly with MauMau, the cat. Something tells us Stella has a lot of fun to look forward to between her new furry friends and her two human siblings. Congrats to the whole family! Thank you to Robin and Corey for fostering (and foster failing!).
Finch is adopted! We rescued this darling young pup a short time ago after he had been surrendered to a vet with parvo. Luckily, the vet was able to get him through what turned out to be a mild case of parvo and back to 100% health. He has now joined his new family which includes a Springer Spaniel sister – the two of them are already in love! Something tells us Finch has a great life ahead of him! A big thanks to Priscilla and Phil and Angie and Bob for fostering this little guy so he could find […]
Beautiful Bella has been adopted! When Bella first entered our foster care, she was extremely shy and withdrawn. Thanks to the love and patience of her foster home, she was able to come out of her shell far quicker than we hoped…and right into the hearts of her new family! She has found the perfect forever home for her where she will be loved and continue to gain confidence each and every day. Have a great life Bella! Thank you to Dalia for being a superstar foster mom to Bella! Adopted August 2014
Dash has dashed right into his forever home! This handsome young guy stole the hearts of his new mom and dad right away. Are you surprised? With those good looks and his fun personality, they never stood a chance! Congrats to the whole family! Thank you to Claire and Aaron for fostering Dash and giving him a second chance at a happy life. Adopted August 2014
Bella and her foster mom are having a philosophical debate and they’d like you to weigh in. Foster mom thinks that since she weighs almost three times as much as Bella, she should get 2/3 of the easy chair, it’s simple math. Bella thinks that since she has spots, is super cuddly and cute, she should get 2/3 of the easy chair (and any other furniture for that matter). What do you think?
Dyson has come a long way with the help of so many friends! He’s been able to have the tests he needs and now we have confirmed his diagnosis of Epilepsy. It’s not curable, but it’s definitely manageable. He’s so much more than his diagnosis! He’s energetic with all the typical GSP qualities…loves to walk, hunt and snooze on couches! He does well with other dogs, and even cats! and he would be fine in a home with kids 6+. Do you think you have room in your heart to take in this gentle soul?
Cyrus is adopted! This handsome senior fellow found a wonderful forever family who wanted to adopt an oldie just like him. He has two new human siblings and a senior lab sister. What could be better for this silly senior boy? Cyrus is the perfect addition to the family! Cyrus was in our foster care for over a year, as sometimes happens with the seniors. Thank you to Cathy and Marlene for fostering Cyrus until he found the family that was just right for him! Adopted August 2014
Kona continues to “wow” her foster mom. She’s a regular party girl showing her charm and greeting new people and being at her best when the whole family is in the room with her. She’s gained the trust of her foster family and she’s proven can be left alone in the house (with free roam) for up to five hours and she’s settled in nicely. She’s also housebroken and even does a funny “moan” while standing at the door letting you know she needs to go out- what more could you ask for? She’s playful and energetic and is currently […]
Bella really comes alive at the park and she really loves a relaxing game of fetch and then laying on the soft grass. She’s energetic and loves playing ball, but not so much it’ll tire you out. She’s playful with the perfect balance of “chill”. As you can see from these pics, she is enjoying her foster home and is looking for the perfect family that appreciates jaunts in the fresh air, as well as knows the value of being a couch potato at home. So we now know she is a champion snuggler, is mastering the art of meeting […]
Hagrid is home! This playful young boy found the forever family he was searching for – and who had been searching for him, too! After two great meet and greets with Hagrid, his new family just knew he was the one. Congrats to Hagrid and his Muggles! Adopted August 2014
Dash is settling in. He’s ensuring his foster family gets lots of exercise every day. He can play fetch with his foster mom in the morning for 30 minutes, has a another friend that comes to visit in the afternoon to exercise (and he continues to fetch like crazy)… and still go out for a four mile run later in the day! He’s comfy on the dog bed (as you can see in the photos) and also does well in a crate. He’s so versatile and accommodating! His foster mom says, “He’s such a great dog. While he’s certainly energetic […]
We all know how hard it is to adapt to a new environment. As Bella has become acclimated to her new foster home, she is a bit apprehensive of strangers coming over. Luckily her foster mom works at home and has clients that come over for meetings, which is the perfect opportunity to practice meeting strangers. At first, she barked a bit and the visitor was asked to “ignore her”, and then a few treats came into the picture. An then, as we can see in these pictures, in just a matter of a few minutes she came and laid […]
The moment Olaf arrived at his foster home, we were pretty sure he wouldn’t be leaving again. Looks like we were right! Olaf, known as Ollie by his foster-turned-forever dad, has a very happy life ahead of him now that he’s officially one of the family. He is joining fellow foster alumni Dozer and Ruby – quite the GSP gang! Adopted July 2014
Zeke is adopted! After successfully working through a few less-than-desirable behaviors with him (including his desire to chase and try to eat poisonous lizards!) and forming a strong bond during the training process, Zeke’s foster dad was ready to commit to forever with this handsome boy. We couldn’t imagine a better home for Zeke – congrats to this perfect pair! Thank you also to everyone who sponsored Zeke’s medical care, fostered him temporarily, and transported him from place to place. All of you made this success story possible! Adopted July 2014
Not only did Dottie donate her time to participate in a fancy eye study over at UCD, she also decided to host a Senior GSP meetup for her friends. She invited Rosie, Cyrus and her pal Suzie to get together and enjoy some sunshine on the grass together. They had a great time socializing and meeting all of the nice employees at UCD. They also invited a few of their humans along, since none of them have their drivers license anymore.
Even though Meg is still waiting to find her perfect family, that doesn’t stop her from “giving back” to other foster dogs! While we were working on one of our fundraising auctions, we submitted this picture of Meg (showing off her love for treats) to a contest to win a $100 basket of Sam Yam’s doggie treats for the auction. And guess what? She beat out some tough competition of cute puppies and spry adolescents…with her winning smile!
Olaf and his GSP foster sister and brother know where to hang out – in the kitchen of course! These three adorable GSPs are champs at making those sad “feed me” eyes.
Imke, now Emmy, has found her forever home! Her new mom and GSP sister Dottie are both totally in love with the latest addition to their family. Congrats to all! Adopted May 2014
As you can see, Rosie is 12 yrs young and she doesn’t let something like age, slow her down. She spends her days climbing the rocks in the yard, sprinting around the yard and hunting for squirrels in true GSP fashion. She’s easy going showing the wisdom of years and she gets along with all other dogs. We think maybe even cats! She’s sweet and loving and just waiting for the perfect family to find her. Until then, she’s just enjoying life in her foster family home.
After coming to us months ago with such severe injuries many thought he would not make it, Elvis has found his forever home! This wonderful GSP boy was adopted by a man with cerebral palsy who had been looking for a mellow, affectionate companion. Elvis couldn’t be more perfect! They’ll spend their days side by side from now on, even doing their physical therapy exercises together. And don’t worry, Elvis went to his new home with a year’s worth of his favorite tennis balls. Congrats to Elvis! Also, a BIG thank you to Elvis’ foster home, Priscilla and Phil, for […]
This is Olaf. This 3yr old teen is mature beyond his years. He’s calm and trusting with people and has a positive interest in meeting other dogs. He’s a gentleman on leash and pays attention to his walking companion. You can skip all the high energy and stress of the puppy stage and go right to having a young and strong companion that is ready to go with you anywhere. While he seems to have had a previous injury to his leg (has a bit of a crooked gait), it doesn’t slow him down at all and he loves to […]