Layla – passed away October 2019

In a word, Layla was a delight. She loved everything about life, especially critters. Rather than chilling with mom on the couch to watch television, Layla preferred to patrol the yard. She would sometimes just sit right outside the back door on high alert. Her love and sweetness were abundant, sometimes a little too much for people meeting her for the first time, as she was so forthright with her attention and affection. Layla was an amazing hunter. I once watched her wait for a rat to run between the two backyard fences, she reached in, grabbed him and you […]

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Pinto – passed away October 2019

Pinto came into rescue as a likely neglected, very weak dog but in true GSP style, he was determined and powered forward such that in a few short weeks he was able to enjoy long walks and chase after our Sarah as she retrieved a ball. Even as his medical needs increased and his eyesight became very limited toward the end of his life, Pinto seemed to enjoy walking through our orchard and sniffing here and there. He also never lost interest in trying to locate the indoor cats. Such a great nose! One of my fondest times with Pinto […]

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Patch – passed away October 30, 2019

Our adopted boy Patch was having problems, then he would come out of it, but the last few days, he was not well. He had surgery today and they took his spleen and a tumor. He was recovering nicely, but he was weak. He passed away this evening. My heart is hurting as he was my lover boy. We had him for about 10 years. He was our very first foster. -Charlotte and Al

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Harper aka Harper2

Harper now Arlo (estimated to be 12 years old) was dumped on a street in Modesto with no ID. He was picked up by animal control and was found to have a growth on his neck and weak hind legs. His callouses indicate that he’d spent much of his time in a pen, with little exercise. He began foster care very reserved and withdrawn, with little knowledge of house manners. He is mostly deaf, although he can hear loud noises. The growth has been removed, and after numerous tests, he was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease, which can be managed with […]

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