Tripper

Tripper is a little guy who showed up at a shelter weighing just 45 pounds at around one year old. He stayed with his first foster family until they had to go on vacation. He went to a new foster home, with a couple who had raised and adored three GSPs previously—all bigger and browner than this new pipsqueak with his own quirky personality. In spite of having some pretty big paws to fill, affectionate and well-behaved Tripper won them over in less than a week. He demonstrated how much he craved their attention, how quickly he mastered new behaviors, and […]

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Leo

Leo (in his adopter’s own words): When Leo joined us, he had already been with two foster families since being rescued from a bad situation six months earlier. The behaviors he exhibited with those families were consistent with a dog who’d had very little socialization with people. We decided to foster Leo because we thought our living situation might give him the opportunity and structure to develop his “people skills”. We own a dog day care and overnight facility. We live at our business, so it’s all dogs all the time. Our dog, Tallie (formerly Tessie) is also from NorCal […]

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Harry

Five-year old Harry was in big trouble. He’d wound up in a shelter that was going to euthanize him. But then, everything changed. Three sets of volunteers formed a caravan to transfer him from central California to a Bay Area foster home, where he would be safe. At first, he sniffed every inch of that home—acting as if he had never been in one before. As he became accustomed to his new environment, he relaxed and began to let his amazing personality show. He was gentle and very intelligent, quickly learning new skills. He enjoyed going out with his foster family, but […]

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Cassiopeia

Some dogs (people, too) are too smart for their own good. Often bored, they turn into the class clown, or a delinquent. That was our precocious Cassie–until she met Ron. Their first night together, she tried to take over the bed and he pulled out a Liza Doolittle quote: “Move your blumin’ arse!” She thought she’d be able to intimidate him, as she had most everyone else, but this guy pushed back. Cassie tried a few more of her best tricks, but none came out as expected. When she devoured a jar of peanut butter, Ron apologized for leaving it […]

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