Olive2

At just over one year old, Olive was surrendered to a shelter. She is a big, lanky gal—gorgeous, smart, sweet, curious and energetic. Her first-time foster family found her endlessly entertaining, as she introduced them to the art of counter surfing and taught them to ‘fetch’ all the tennis balls she would roll out of reach under appliances. Olive is going to a Wine Country home with acres to roam, kids to play with, and a dad who has a home office and also plans to take her with him in the truck as he drives around doing vineyard consulting. […]

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Poppy2

Tiny Poppy, only three months old and weighing in at 16 pounds, showed up as a stray at a shelter. She came into rescue with kennel cough, runny eyes, diarrhea, and a whole lot of personality. Like most GSP pups, she needed structure, training, loving care, consistency–and some moments to simply chase her tail. She got all that (as well as a canine sibling to torment) from her foster home, which—no surprise—fell in love with her immediately. Thank you Jeannie and family for fostering and adopting Poppy.

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Lisette – Courtesy Posting – Lucerne Valley, CA

This is a courtesy posting for Top Dogs Rescue and Adoptions Lisette came to us after the family that bought her took her to the vet after episodes of vomiting and she was diagnosed with megaesophogus, which basically is an abnormally large esophagus. They were unprepared to deal with this for her lifetime and surrendered her to rescue. Lisette’s condition means that she needs to be fed sitting up for the rest of her life, but otherwise is a perfect little puppy. If she is not fed properly or gets into food she is at risk for aspirating which can […]

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Nala2

Nala was born healthy, but with part of one back foot missing. That hasn’t slowed her down. With GSP puppy energy to burn, she adapted to zooming around using a modified bunny hop. An orthopedic specialist determined that she would be fine using that strategy for many years to come. No need for surgery—good news for Nala! We placed her in a foster home with two other dogs and patient humans to teach her leash etiquette and house manners (thanks for fostering, Anna and Brad).  She emerged as courageous, inquisitive, fun loving and full of life. It didn’t take long […]

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Sarah

When pretty Sarah turned up as a stray at a shelter, she seemed afraid of new situations, as well as of other dogs and people. Fortunately, this petite young gal landed in a dog-savvy foster home with two GSPs, a mixed breed and several cats–which just shows how much patience her foster family has. After working with Sarah for almost a year, they discovered that she had wormed her way into their hearts and earned a permanent spot in their home. Thank you, Mary and Alan for fostering and adopting Sarah, and for training her with such consistency and care. […]

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