We are saddened to share that last week Travis and I gained a guardian angel. Buckley (Class of 2016) had two very spoiled retirement years with us (though it seemed like many more) before losing his battle to nasal tumors/cancer at age 11. He loved his routine, long walks with me, grass, tennis balls, “playing lacrosse” with Travis, treats, and naps in his adopted blue armchair. He taught me so much about love, patience, care, and compassion. He gave me a heart for senior pets (the best!). We are so grateful for his rescue from Sacramento SPCA, his fostering by […]
Dasher is adopted! We will never forget the fun videos of Dasher playing with his foster brother…. the Great Dane puppy that was twice his size! It took some time, though, for Dasher to get to that point; being able to romp with other dogs. He came to us with some health issues, compounded by picking up a contagious illness at the shelter. With lots of care and patience by his three foster families (Kristina, Desirae, and Charlotte) Dasher has emerged as one of the most amicable of GSPs. Now Dasher has five acres to call home, a sister named […]
Mary (now Ludlow) showed up as a stray, and tested heartworm positive at the shelter. Sherry stepped up to foster and saw this GSP mix through the treatments and long rest period required. At first, Mary was scared, and she didn’t know how to jump into a car or onto a couch. Now she does all that, even jumps on the bed, and she has become a champion snuggler. Once Mary recovered, Sherry decided to offer her a permanent home and name her Ludlow. In her new life, Ludlow gets to run and play with other dogs at the park, […]
Little Henri (now Henry) turned up in a shelter with a big problem. Due to an earlier injury, he had a dislocated elbow. It hurt, so he learned to walk without it, resulting in an atrophied leg and shoulder muscles. He found a great foster home (thank you Sheri!), that tuned up his manners and took him for numerous orthopedic appointments. After weighing alternatives, we chose an expensive procedure to minimize Henri’s discomfort and maximize his opportunity to have a useable leg in future. He is recovering nicely, and best of all he’s found his forever home with a couple […]
Handsome young Buddie (now Bodie) came into rescue so skinny that his ribs were clearly visible. Sweet but mischievous, he proved himself to be an avid counter surfer and hole digger. With some good grub, affection, training, and LOTS of exercise, this gangly pup settled into being exceptional dog – smart, alert and engaged. Thanks Beth and Carol, for short-term fostering Buddie, and thank you Sherry for being a “Foster Failure” and adopting him. Sherry reports that Bodie has gained eleven pounds, is thriving in TWO classes, and is a ball fetching maniac.
Petite Rayna seemed afraid of every sight and sound at the shelter. She was soon whisked away to a foster home where mom is a vet and there are three other dogs to play with (a tripod GSP, an adult Boxer, and a Boxer puppy who loves to jump on her head). It’s a good thing she has playmates, because her foster home describes her as having “more energy than PG&E.” Rayna is very loving and will bathe you in kisses, but she hates letting her humans out of sight. Her fosters decided to make this cute gal a permanent […]
Little Lucy has been adopted! Little Lucy may be the tiniest GSP we’ve ever rescued, but she wiggled her way into our hearts in a big way. She weighed only 24 pounds when we got her, and she was afraid of her own shadow. With excellent foster care (thanks Caitlin & Colin, Beth, and Anne), she gained fifteen pounds, learned house manners, befriended a Saint Bernard, and discovered the fun sport of pointing flies, among other things. She emerged from her shell as a super sweet, rambunctious imp, full of curiosity and spunk, but she really needed clear boundaries and consistent […]
Lucille (now Lucy) may be getting on in years, but she has not run out of opportunities for fun and affection yet, not by a long shot. A two-time prior adopter was missing the sound of pointer paws in her home after Skye (aka London) passed away recently. She noticed our web posting, and after viewing Lucille’s video, she knew she just had to meet that dog! It was meant to be. Lucille (now Lucy) has found her forever home, where she will get lots of long walks and plenty of spoiling from her new family. Thanks, Sally, for fostering Lucille.