Duke (fka Duke2008) and Charlie (fka Farley) – passed away August 2017

We rescued Duke and Charlie in 2009. They brought such love and joy into our home. It saddens me to have to report that we lost them both last month 19 days apart. Duke passed away peacefully at the age of 14 from old age-related complications. Charlie passed from mast cell cancer at the age of 9.5. We thought we had several months left with him but unfortunately, the chemo stopped doing its job. We are devastated and miss them both terribly but we are so thankful to NorCal GSP for allowing them into our lives. They will always be […]

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Austin (fka Franky) – passed away August 2017

This picture of Austin was taken on 7/25/2017, his 16th birthday. When he arrived at our house he was, of course, a little confused. He was used to a female household, and oh, boy! He had ‘boys’ to play with!! He soon had my husband and my 25 and 35 yr old sons right under his paw. I was raised with hound dogs. Hound dogs bark! We just let him be the hound dog he was. He would bark at a leaf if it startled him! But we loved to see him being a dog. We can only hope that we […]

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Layla

LAYLA IS ADOPTED! If one were to draw a picture of “delight” is would look very much like our Layla. She’s ten years old and on the small side, but despite some hard knocks, her hummingbird tail never stops expressing her joy. Layla was picked up as a stray and wound up in a shelter.  We took her into rescue, where she and her foster mom bonded immediately (thank you Serenity for fostering, and Marlene for providing vacation backup).  The shelter staff had noticed some lumps and bumps, so we had them tested. Some turned out to be mast cell […]

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Beauford

Beauford came to us an anxious dog, in urgent need of a new home (thanks Kim for volunteering to foster him). He soon overcame his shyness and emerged as a playful, goofy boy, with his tongue always hanging out the side of his mouth and his whole body wagging. Young Beau seemed happiest wiggling up to guys loading hay onto trucks. Lucky for him, he snagged just the right bachelor dad—a man looking for a best pal who could ride around with him during the day doing ranch work, and then go meet friends after work at a local dog-friendly […]

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Levy

Levy is adopted!! It’s hard to imagine why anyone would surrender lovely Levy. He behaved like a perfect gentleman in his foster home (thanks Cheryl and Chris), and he passed his behavioral evaluation with flying colors. Now he is settled into a new home, with a Weimaraner brother for a playmate. Handsome Levy is going to have lots of cuddles, truck rides, and ball fetching in his future–and he might even get to go hunting once in a while.   Adopted August, 2017  

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Samantha

Two-year old Samantha came into rescue as a stray, with very little training and few social skills. Worse yet, she tested positive for heartworm. That meant months of arduous treatment and mandated rest—not the best start in life for a young, spirited GSP. She endured this with the loving help of her first two foster families (thanks Doug & Janelle, and Sally), but then Samantha was determined to find exactly the right place to begin the rest of her life. She tried out a few new situations before she decided that her last foster mom was Just Right! Finally, she […]

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