Bandit made many new friends at our rescue reunion in September soon after he came into our program. However, he found his new family a little closer to home, his foster home that is! After fostering Bandit for a few months, his fosters decided that Bandit needed to stay on permanently. With NorCal GSP Rescue alum Lorelei to hang out with, Bandit is looking forward to one awesome 2016! Thank you to Barbara and Keith for fostering and adopting Bandit and to Liz for fostering while Barbara and Keith were on vacation!
Leroy is another one of our oldies but goodies, and being at the right place at the right time is his specialty. Leroy’s foster brought him to our holiday card signing event where we put together all the holiday cards we send to adopters, donors, volunteers and friends of NorCal GSP Rescue. At that event was one of our previous adopters who had recently lost her GSP, alum Cyrus, another grand old chap. Leroy turned on the charm and now he scored his new family which includes two of the cutest little girls you could ever imagine. We wonder how […]
Brady, now Hopper, is a youngin’ full of sass and spunk. Luckily he found the right match for him—a guy who manages a running store! Ha, Brady, we gotcha! Another excellent home for the holidays for a homeless GSP. If you see someone running along with their GSP it just might be Brady. Give them a wave:) Thanks to Jason for fostering Brady and to Alex for fostering and adopting him!
It warms our hearts when one of our oldies gets adopted. Plus, Duke had many volunteers wishing they had room in their homes for just one more:) Duke’s adopters were looking for a more mature dude to hang out with their golden retrievers. Duke decided he would love to be part of a golden family and packed his bags. Have a great holiday Duke and family!! Thank you to Kiara and Floyd for fostering Duke!
One of the purposes of rescue is to give a dog the time they need to find their perfect family. Vixen was in foster care for almost a year waiting for her forever home to come along, but come along they did. Now Vixen has found a home for the holidays and we are so excited for her! Enjoy your long-awaited happiness, Vixen and family! Thank you to Sally and Doug and Janelle for fostering Vixen!
Blossom has found a home for the holidays! This little sweetheart is ready to be spoiled rotten in her new home and her new people are definitely up to the task. 2016 is looking good for this adorable GSP! Thank you to Cari and Mark for fostering Blossom!
We all know that GSPs are no dummies! Colby landed in one of our best foster homes where the older gents are more than welcome. Even though Colby needed a couple of surgeries to get his health back in top shape, his fosters didn’t blink an eye, and decided to make Colby a permanent resident. Don’t tell them that was Colby’s plan all along. Happy holidays to the whole family! Thanks to Catherine and Mac for fostering, and adopting, Colby!
Little did Isabeau (now Scout) know, she would fill the empty space in the heart of her adopter after he lost his previous GSP. He was used to having a GSP buddy to go to work with him every day, hike with, and hang out with 24/7. As soon as he met Isabeau, he knew he’d met his new pal. We wish them the very best of times! Thank you to Lola, Lesley, and Brian for fostering Isabeau and Vicki for working with the adopter.
Ryder is one handsome, strapping young dude who had many a potential adopter beating down our door to adopt him. His match turned out to be a young physician who is ready to run with him in the morning, play with him in the afternoon and love him 24/7. Sounds good! Here he is already having fun on one of his many adventures in his forever home. Thank you to Lola and Hillary for fostering Ryder and to Vicki for working with the adopter.
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!
We are so thankful for the loving adopters who open their hearts and homes to our dogs. Aiden’s new family had previously adopted another senior GSP from us back in April—gorgeous boy Ace. When they saw Aiden on the website,they contacted us and asked if they could adopt him as well! We couldn’t say yes fast enough. Aiden, now Ranger, gets to enjoy the good life with Ace and their doggy sister Lily. Now that’s the way to start the holiday season! Thanks to Therese, Kathy, and Jessica for fostering Aiden!
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.
Wrangler came to us with one of the saddest stories we’d heard in a while. After his family moved and left him at the property, he got stuck between the fence and a shed and was there for a week with no food or water (in August) before neighbors found and rescued him. Not surprisingly, Wrangler is very afraid of people he doesn’t know. We knew it was going to take a special family to take on “Project Wrangler”. It didn’t take long for that special family to come along. They showed they had the patience to help Wrangler feel […]
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!
Every once in a while you get a little surprise in rescue and Chandler Bing is one of those surprises. From his shelter pictures he looked like he could be a GSP mix, but in person not so much. Whatever he may be, Chandler Bing is a charmer and wiggled his way into two foster homes and his adopter’s heart! Now Chandler’s off to live the good life (minus a few nasty teeth that needed pulling) with his new family. He even gets to go to work! Have a great time, Chandler. We love ya! Thank you to Marlene and […]
Miss Daisy Mae was taken to the shelter to be euthanized because her family couldn’t manage her Addison’s disease. We rescued her and our wonderful vets helped get her health under control. Daisy met her new mom at our annual reunion and was picked up by her new family at the Strut Your Mutt event. Daisy knows how to make the most out of an outing! We all wish Miss Daisy many awesome, healthy years with her new family! Thanks to Cathy and Cari for fostering Daisy Mae and to Sharron for working with the adopter.
Sammie came into rescue with a leg injury that had happened a while back and atrophied. His foster family, who had just lost their NorCal GSP Rescue alum, was ready to open their home to another spotted dog. Lo and behold, they were instantly smitten and decided to add Sam to their home permanently. They’re even willing to take over on whatever treatment his leg requires. Three cheers for Sam and his new family!! Thank you to all the people who helped rescue Sam and get him to his future—Chere, Carol and Mike, Mara, and especially Rebecca and her family.
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!
Addie is just the cutest senior GSP! Who knew that her finding a forever home would hinge on her relationship with a cat named Stan? It was important that Addie and Stan get along if Addie was going to make her foster home her forever home. Addie’s fosters took their time and followed all the suggestions for creating a happy GSP/cat relationship. Their patience and work paid off and now Addie and Stan are family! Thanks to Marlene and Mara for fostering Addie and Imee and Albert for fostering and adopting Addie. And thanks, Stan, for letting a GSP into […]
Corey didn’t stick around long in rescue before he found his match and hit the road! Corey’s adopters had just lost their GSP and had a huge hole in their hearts. Luckily, our Corey was in the right place at the right time and was ready to fill that hole to overflowing! Thank you to Carol and Mike and to Lola for fostering Corey, Janie for case managing, and Vicki for working with the adopters!
Abigail came to rescue as pregnant as a dog can be! Our fellow rescue, Pound Puppy Rescue, took in Abigail and her litter and all of her puppies have found wonderful homes. Once Abigail weaned her puppies she came to us so we could find her a fantastic home too. She didn’t have to look far and has been adopted by her foster home. While her days of motherhood are over, Abby still has many years of pampering and spoiling ahead of her. Thank you to Lola, Heidi and John for fostering Abigail and congratulations on your new family member, […]
Bobby’s been one of the most popular adoptable dogs we’ve had in rescue in a long time. We could have adopted him out ten times over! It helps when you get along with everyone and everything—even cats. Bobby met his perfect match and will get to go to work with his new mom. Have a great time, Bobby. We should have cloned you when we had the chance. Thank you to Catherine and Mac for fostering Bobby, to Erica for managing him while in foster care, and to Heather and Vicki for working with the adopters. Update: Bobby is now […]
Meg and Roxi have been living the good life at their foster home with NorCal GSP Rescue alum Patch and a standard poodle. Fortunately for these two gals, their foster home decided to make their living situation permanent. Bonanza!! They get to enjoy their twilight years together and no doubt the antics of their doggie bros will keep them young :) Congratulations to Charlotte and Al and thank you for fostering and adopting Meg and Roxi! We love you guys!
Shelby’s foster home was filled with GSPs and since she’s no dummy she made herself right at home with the crew. Shelby’s fosters aren’t dummies either and decided to make Shelby’s stay permanent. We’re very glad GSPs and their people are so smart! Have a great time, Shelby!! Thank you to Carol and Mike for fostering and adopting Shelby!
Found August 5, 2015 on the corner of Hughes and Kearney in Fresno, CA. Please contact Valley View Veterinary at 559-353-1333 if you recognize him. Found August 5 , 2015
A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. Well, it’s definitely true in this case! Super cute Blue has scored a fantastic looking family! We are certain that they’re going to have the most fun getting to know each other and growing up together. Best of luck to Blue and her new peeps! Thank you to Pat and Mike for fostering Blue!
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 […]
Snickers didn’t even make it to the website! His foster home fell in love with him from the minute they saw him and decided he was home sweet home. It’s just like a GSP to worm his way into people’s hearts in record time! Wishing this handsome boy many adventures in his new home. Thank you to Janie and Geoffrey for fostering, and adopting, Snickers!
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.
“Molly” is a 7 yr old GSP and has been missing since July 4, 2015 in Merced off highway east 140. She is not wearing a collar and is not microchipped. If seen or found please contact her owners at at 209-489-3352 or 209-205-8030 Lost July 4, 2015
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.
Flapjack is working on his tan over the July 4th holiday weekend! 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 is having a ball with his fellow GSP friend in his foster home. Who wouldn’t want to be BFFs with this sweet guy? 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 didn’t have to work that hard at crossing this item off the bucket list! Helps that he’s too adorable for words. And you bet he got that toast he was begging for! 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 is crossing items off his bucket list. While we’re sad he has such a short time left, he’s just enjoying living life to the fullest. Here he is modeling a pair of his foster mom’s shorts. They’re to keep his tumor site covered, but he thinks they look pretty stylish. Wearing cool shorts: check! 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.
We think it’s safe to say it was love at first sight for Oscar and his new mom. She fell in love with Oscar and “his crooked little grin” in his photos and then the match was confirmed when the two met in person. After such a long road to recovery, we couldn’t be happier that Oscar found the perfect home to be his quirky little self forever! Thank you so much to Oscar’s amazing foster homes for seeing him through his health needs so he could find the home he deserved. Thank you also to Vicki and Jacquie for […]
Shelby, Rosie and Fred are the GSP Mighty Three! These three GSPs share a foster home and they all have their part to play. Shelby’s the cute young’un that is keeping the oldies moving – she especially likes to show off to the other dogs how she can get on the back of the reclining chair. Rosie is the sweet senior lady who keeps the spot on the couch perpetually warm. Fred is the older gentleman who has learned how to mesh as one of the team. How can you help the GSP Mighty Three? This terrific trio also means triple […]
The cone is off and Oscar is hitting the trails these days, taking time to cool his paws as summer heats up.
This is Fred (sitting shotgun), Shelby (driver’s seat) and Forever Foster Rosie (backseat) supervising Foster Dad while he fixes the door on the car. As you can see they are highly skilled at the art of watching, sitting and waiting to go somewhere fun.