Back in August of 2007, I offered to foster a VERY pregnant GSP named Miley. By the time she got to our house, she came with nine 1-day-old puppies! And surprise—all the puppies were black. It was the day before school started (I teach middle school) and that litter was raised by a village of NorCal GSP Rescue volunteers. My daughter was seven at the time and she picked one of the puppies to keep. A word to the wise—if you foster a litter of puppies, at least one is staying! We kept Hot Spot. (How he got his name […]
This one year-old GSP mix is one sweet, loving boy. He came to us as a stray, but it soon became clear that he had good manners, slept well in a crate overnight, and could entertain himself with toys if there was no one around to romp with him. He is pretty calm for a GSP, and he loves to cuddle. His new forever home includes a retired mom and a human sister, so he should get plenty of cuddles. As for romping, he has a canine cousin who approved Groot joining the family. Thank you Kim and Beth for […]
Holmes and Watson grew up in the same household, but they were found as strays in a remote area up north. We sent Watson to UC Davis for needed hip surgery and PT to repair an old injury. The two dogs were overjoyed when they were reunited! Fortunately, they found a family that wanted them both, so they can remain best pals forever. Their new family is experienced with GSPs, and their home backs up to open space where turkeys love to roam. Better yet, their new mom is retired and can hang out with them all day, so they […]
Booker is a big, goofy five year old who loves car rides and cuddling. He impressed his foster family with his house manners, even learning to use a bell to let them know when he wanted to go out. With a fun personality and good looks, it’s no wonder he turned them into Foster Failures. He’ll be staying in that home forever, along with a canine sister–our alum Gerde (formerly Gertrude). Thanks Janelle and Doug for fostering Booker (now to be called Uli), and for adopting him too.
I am absolutely devastated – just two months after her toe was removed, and her pre-surgical ultrasound, x-ray, and EKG were 100% clear, this news was crushing. Pippie was euthanized at home today after a routine x-ray for arthritis on Tuesday revealed a large mass in her chest, placing heavy stress on her heart and spine. By today, she was in heart failure, and her heart was very weak. She had a peaceful, easy end, and I will miss her terribly. She was quite a character. Thank you for being a friend to her, even if she wouldn’t let you […]
Her name was Bella, but we called her Bell Bell. Our little girl Bella died from torsion. We are broken-hearted and crushed. She was everything to us. She played every day around our pool, and at night she slept under our covers. She was obsessed with her ball. Ball playing started first thing in the morning ended at bedtime and then she slept with it in her mouth all night like a pacifier. If you were playing ball with her and she put it in your lap, she would peck at you until you threw it. She was adorable. I’ve […]