Maverick – passed away September 23, 2014

Our beloved Maverick crossed the Rainbow Bridge on September 23, 2014. I cradled his head, petting and stroking him. My husband and two girls pet him and showered him with kisses. All the while telling him how much we loved him and what a good, good boy he was as he softly fell asleep and passed on. We had the good fortune of adopting Maverick just three short years ago. I still remember our first meeting. He was at a foster family’s with two female GSPs, both younger than him. We met him solo and went for a walk and […]

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Coconut – passed away September 17, 2014

We wanted to let you know that Coconut passed over the Rainbow Bridge… the cancer in his gum got the best of him and he quit eating and wagging his tail… it was time… thank you all for everything you do for NorCal and welcoming us into the family. Almost three years ago to the week, I was about to hand off my first foster success to his new human and Cathy asked, “Would you be able to take Coconut for a couple of weeks… he bounces too much for Maggie’s elderly dog?” Conveniently, I picked up Coconut on my […]

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Dyson

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 […]

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Stella aka Stella2

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!).

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Rory – passed to Rainbow Bridge on September 4, 2014

I cradled him in my arms and kissed his sweet muzzle and soft ears as he passed on at the age of 14. He had been having difficulty urinating and his vet examined him and took an x-ray. The plan was to do an ultrasound and consult with a specialist on our options. Sadly, they advised that he had an inoperable malignant prostate cancer. After losing Charles, my 14 ½-year-old rescued GSP, to old age, I wanted to find an older dog needing a forever home. Then I found Rory (then named Ollie) on the website. He was about 9 […]

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Brinkley – passed away September 2, 2014

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I must announce that Brinkley, my beloved GSP, has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. We had to let him go and we will miss him. I rescued Brinkley about 6 years ago from the shelter and fostered him before a brief placement into a permanent home. When that didn’t work out I decided he would stay with me. He was not in good health when I pulled him from the shelter but I got him back in shape and for an old guy he did alright. Seeing him swim in the […]

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