Mr. Wiggins is not a pure GSP, but he is a handsome young brown fellow with white socks and belly, and a lot of energy and curiosity. He may be crossed with Love Bug, since he is always happy to meet new people and dogs. He’s gone to a permanent home with two loving parents and a Lab sister named Pip, who is thrilled to have a new pal. They (fans of The Matrix) have named him “Neo,” meaning new or young. Thank you, Barbara and Keith, for fostering Wiggins and keeping him in fit condition.
It’s impossible to talk about Louise without mentioning her sidekick, Thelma. They’re sisters with a very special bond. Louise is the fearless one; but she is also blind. She depended on Thelma to guide her around furniture and through the doggie door. When Thelma died of cancer, Louise was lost, missing her helper and lifelong companion. Her foster home decided to adopt her, so she would not have to deal with more changes. She is content to be in a home she knows well, where she gets along fine with the resident dogs and cats, and where she wags her tail at […]
We wanted to let you know we lost our sweet Callie last week because of a broken leg due to cancer. We adopted Callie almost three years ago and she was the perfect dog for us. She taught us how to be empty nesters. She enjoyed backyard hunts with her dad and after-work walks with her mom. Most of all she loved snuggling on the couch and getting her scratches. She was our constant companion and we will miss her. -Amy and Fred Hawkins
Guero (now Guy) came into rescue around seven years old, skinny and scabbed, but with a foundation of good manners. As his foster home nursed him back to health, they discovered he was polite, eager to please, and played very nicely with his GSP sister, Lyla (adopted through our site). There was some concern about his hearing, because sometimes he would not respond to calls–yet he never failed to hear the crinkling of a candy wrapper. Counter fruits had a way of disappearing in his presence, but he would claim innocence and lay his head in a lap for hours. […]
Handsome Ronald was picked up as a stray and sent to a shelter—but the shelter was full! We were told his days were numbered, so we scrambled to find him a good home. Ronald has had quite the adventures since we pulled him. First, he got a plane ride, as Pilots ‘N Paws flew him to northern California. From there, he was driven to a vet clinic for a check-up, vaccinations and neutering. A family that had recently applied for a GSP picked him up and took him home to their ranch in Petaluma–an environment full of interesting horses and […]
Adorable, powder-faced Mila came into rescue around 8 years old, weighing a mere 31 pounds. She was nursing scars, and initially she would flinch at the site of anything with a handle–like a broom or a shovel. It took her a few weeks to feel safe and emerge from her shell, but once she did, she was very loving and eager to learn new things. As Mila healed, she also mended the empty spot in her foster mom’s heart–left there by the recent loss of her prior four-legged companion. Thank you, Jane, for fostering and adopting sweet Mila, who now […]
“Who rescued whom?” – the familiar saying goes. For Quixote and Christine, there’s no question. They rescued one another. Just two weeks after Christine lost her beloved GSP, the email about “Buddy” arrived. He desperately needed out of the shelter, asap. She was still grieving and had never fostered, but his imploring eyes staring out from that adorable mask beckoned “please rescue me!” It was NOT love at first sight, for either of them. At their brief meet ‘n greet, Buddy never once even looked at her. Instead, he stood trembling, anxious, dirty, stressed, and non-responsive. A Vet determined that he had a […]
This weekend we had to say goodbye to Betty. She came to us from NorCal GSP Rescue. We named her Black Betty after the song by Ram Jam because she was the recessive black color, not the typical copper brown. She has the softest ears like a seal pup. Our first meeting she stood straight up on her hind legs and looked me in the eyes and smelled my breath but never touched me. She was a beauty and we took her home not knowing how much she would become a part of our story. We came to understand why […]