Mid-December, we were contacted by a shelter about a young GSP boy with a broken leg. Knowing time was of the essence to get his leg looked at and repaired, we were able to identify a foster home quickly and get him immediately to the vet. Jacob had surgery shortly thereafter to repair the break. Now he’s healing and soaking up the good life at his foster home. He’ll need a number of weeks of cage rest and recovery, but his prognosis is good. More information will be coming as we learn more about his personality and how he does […]
Sweet Abbie waited a while for the right adopter to come along and now she’s hit pay dirt. This adorable 6 year old girl acts more like she’s 2 – curious, loves toys, plays with other dogs, is affectionate and cuddly with people. Thank you to Barbara & Keith for fostering her, and Anne for case managing. Now Abbie is off to live on a ranch with a nice retired couple and their dog, where she’ll gets tons of attention and have plenty of room to zoom around! Adopted June 2018
Elmer showed up at the Modesto shelter as a stray, with a cough and an ugly neck wound. Though seven years old, he seemed to have had very little training. It was clear he hadn’t been on a leash or in a car or in a house before, so his foster home had its challenges. Despite everything being new to him, Elmer got along with the resident dogs and did not bother the cats. He soon bonded with his foster mom and didn’t like to let her out of his sight. She understood his need for reassurance, and he began […]
Little Daisy is beautiful and smart and cuddly, but a bit of a handful. She wants a LOT of exercise and mental stimulation. She does not like to be crated, and she suffers separation anxiety when left alone. Fortunately for Daisy, she has landed in the perfect situation to meet her needs–an extended family where two generations of adults live in adjacent homes with adjoining yards. Someone is home at all times, so she never has to be confined or left alone. Five adults take turns wearing Daisy out by hitting tennis balls as far as they can for her […]
Ranger, now Charlie, came into rescue half wild-child and half love-bug! He spent a few days with his temp foster home after being sprung from the shelter (thank you Miranda and Josh) and then went on to yes, you guessed it, his next foster home and soon-to-be forever home (thank you Steve and Jola)! Now he’s learning basic obedience and is so eager to please. Sounds like his future will be filled with fun, fetch, and family! Adopted May 2018
Sometimes things are just meant to be! Deja’s new family initially contacted us about another dog but that dog already had a home lined up. A few weeks after that, they filled out our volunteer form (thank you Judith and Tasia) and when Deja needed a foster spot, they were ready. Of course it wasn’t long before everyone knew that Deja was truly home, and now they are continuing her training and socialization to help her become a true gem! Adopted May 2018
Handsome Gauge came to us in need of a little extra TLC. He had two surgeries to remove four mast cell tumors, and both times he recovered like a champ. Lucky for him, his two foster moms (thanks Desirae, and later Micaela) are both vet students at UC Davis, so he was in very good hands. He’s had great test results lately, but will remain closely monitored in future. Meanwhile, this six year old just wants to play ball, and more ball, and some more ball after that. He is also a champion snuggler who adores his people and gets […]
Flapjack loves riding in the car, especially long trips to fun places! He is living life to the fullest despite his limited time here with us. Flapjack would really appreciate your support so he can continue to check items off his bucket list. Please consider making a donation to help cover his care, which includes almost daily bandage changes and medications to keep him comfy. August 4 update: We are sad to let you know that Flapjack passed away this afternoon with his foster mom by his side. He spent over a month in rescue following his cancer diagnosis, soaking up all […]
Flapjack has always wanted to look cool in a cone. Looks how well he pulls it off! He was licking his tumor so he had to wear it for a bit . . . Flapjack would really appreciate your support so he can continue to check items off his bucket list. Please consider making a donation to help cover his care, which includes almost daily bandage changes and medications to keep him comfy.
Flapjack joined his foster family for some adventuring in Tahoe over 4th of July weekend. Looks like he had a blast! Flapjack would really appreciate your support so he can continue to check items off his bucket list. Please consider making a donation to help cover his care, which includes almost daily bandage changes and medications to keep him comfy.
Flapjack is working on his tan over the July 4th holiday weekend! Flapjack would really appreciate your support so he can continue to check items off his bucket list. Please consider making a donation to help cover his care, which includes almost daily bandage changes and medications to keep him comfy.
Flapjack is having a ball with his fellow GSP friend in his foster home. Who wouldn’t want to be BFFs with this sweet guy? Flapjack would really appreciate your support so he can continue to check items off his bucket list. Please consider making a donation to help cover his care, which includes almost daily bandage changes and medications to keep him comfy.
Flapjack didn’t have to work that hard at crossing this item off the bucket list! Helps that he’s too adorable for words. And you bet he got that toast he was begging for! Flapjack would really appreciate your support so he can continue to check items off his bucket list. Please consider making a donation to help cover his care, which includes almost daily bandage changes and medications to keep him comfy.
Flapjack is crossing items off his bucket list. While we’re sad he has such a short time left, he’s just enjoying living life to the fullest. Here he is modeling a pair of his foster mom’s shorts. They’re to keep his tumor site covered, but he thinks they look pretty stylish. Wearing cool shorts: check! Flapjack would really appreciate your support so he can continue to check items off his bucket list. Please consider making a donation to help cover his care, which includes almost daily bandage changes.
On this warm sunny California December day, Lorelei is catching some Vitamin D and wants to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
Lorelei is resting comfortably after her surgery! She had her old right rear leg fracture repaired, and will be recuperating for a number of weeks. Once her sutures are out, she’ll begin rehab therapy for the leg.
Molly found her way into the heart of her foster home, and they decided to make it permanent! Don’t you just love foster failures? After a hard backyard-only life, this senior sweetheart found love and a comfy couch. We know she’ll be spoiled for the rest of her days! Adopted January 2014
Missing 3 year old spayed female GSP, white and brown with pink collar and Tuscola county dog license. She went missing from the Quanticassee area Akron, Michigan (zip code 48701) on 1-16-14. She has never been used for hunting. Her tail is undocked. She has been a beloved family dog, and they are worried about her and want her back. If you have any information about this GSP, please email email@example.com or call 989-710-0833. Missing since January 16, 2014
Rally met a new volunteer today and she brought him a new toy. Well, it was new for a little while! He had a great time with it, first carrying it around, then wrestling it to the ground (where it gave up), and finally knocking the stuffing out of it. Fortunately, Rally doesn’t actually eat any of the pieces, he just likes to take toys apart. He got the squeaker out in short order, and then enjoyed taking out the fluffy bits of stuffing. It also had lots of stringy things, each of which needed to be pulled and chewed.
Sometimes things end happily in a different way. Lassen came to us with a broken leg after being found by firefighters in the wilderness. She was thin and looked like she’d been on her own for a bit. There was surgery, recovery, more surgery, more recovery. A fellow called us after seeing her posting online. He claimed Lassen was his dog Buffy, and after a careful verification process, we agreed. We won’t bore you with the details of how she was moved from one relative’s home to another without his knowledge, or how she got out and no one told […]
Cyrus loves to lounge with his huge toy! We’re not sure it gets much cuter than a mature GSP and his favorite thing!
Rally had been having some trouble with his rear leg, and after tests and evaluations and x-rays, the experts determined that it was most likely disintegration around an old surgery site. Off he went to UC Davis for new surgery to repair the damage! Fortunately they were able to clean things up and he did not lose the leg. Here he is finally back home, relaxing with his cone and some Pointer Ridge Point Blanc wine. Oh, wait, sorry Rally, the wine is for your foster mom!
Princess, now Betty, is looking forward to nice long walks with her forever family plus lots of cuddle time with her forever Mom and Dad. She is also enjoying having a brother, Duncan, and it’s no coincidence these two are named after “sweet treats” as they soak up sweet love and affection while enjoying lots of cuddle time (and some snoring time) on the couch as a family! Adopted May 2013
She loves her blankets. She burrows under them for her naps . . . “But I get cold.”
Bonnie and June have been adopted! These two female GWP/GSP mix puppies have been placed into their forever homes through a collaborative effort between PAW FUND and NorCal GSP Rescue. The pups came into PAW FUND’s program, where they were fostered and received the medical care they needed. We assisted with the application process and pre-screening of adoption candidates. Check out the good work that PAW FUND does in the San Francisco Bay Area. Congratulations to the Pointer Sisters on their new homes! Adopted April 2013
Blue was stolen on Feb. 10, 2013 from his owner’s car while they were at church in the Agua Caliente area. A person was seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, with the hood concealing their face. The dog is a neutered male GSP with a brown head and brown and gray patches on his body. He has a microchip, and a 3 inch scar on his left hind leg. He is very obedient. His collar was removed, and ditched on the side of the road. His family misses him very much, and hopes to get him back. […]
Bart, now Jesse, started off as a very timid boy, afraid to be alone very long. But now that he’s found his forever home, he’s really blooming and gaining in confidence every day! Adopted: December 2012
Sierra Lee has found a home in time for the holidays! She’s been adopted by her foster home, and is so happy she doesn’t have to worry anymore. She’ll enjoy the company of her people and her doggie brothers. Way to go, Sierra Lee! Adopted: December 2012
This little pocket pointer “pointed” her way right into the hearts of her forever family. When they met Chanel, they couldn’t imagine bringing home any other dog. They can’t wait to hit the trails and get Chanel lots of exercise and play time, in addition to the cuddle time at the end of the day. Chanel’s forever family looks forward to seeing her grow up and blossoming into a wonderful GSP. Adopted January 2013
Bennet has been looking for his perfect “forever home” for quite some time now, and he has found his special family just in time for the holidays. When his new family met him for the first time it was love at first site, and there was no question that he was the perfect dog for them. He is a very energetic little eight-year old and he can’t wait to go on runs with his forever Dad. His home has a big back yard where he can sniff and explore to his heart’s content. Bennet is excited to also get some […]
Loretta came to us from the shelter but despite her time in the shelter she is a sweet-natured dog who is already becoming a great member of the family. She loves people and enjoys taking on the role of the family care taker and “overseeing” all of the fun family activities. She enjoys lots of cuddle time and especially sleeping at the foot of the bed with her new parents. Adopted: November 2012
This sweet girl has been working very hard to gain her confidence back since being in rescue and has now found a forever family committed to continuing her progress and helping her become the sweet, confident GSP she truly is inside. From the first time Belle met her forever family she was eager to cuddle, smell, explore and immediately took to them. Belle and her forever family are a wonderful match and are excited to go on hikes, camping trips, and many city walks together! Adopted January 2013
This shy little sweetheart finally found a wonderful forever-home to spend the rest of her days. The family is so excited and her forever-Mom and Dad can’t wait to nurture Snow into a spunky little GSP. Snow is already loving her forever-home with her doggy siblings and all the fun play time that comes along with them! Snow’s family is showering her with tons of love and happiness and she is gaining more confidence each and every day. Adopted February 2013
When Hank entered our rescue program, he was almost completely blind with the ability to only see some lights and shadows. Thanks to a surgery that corrected his eyesight, he is able to see all those things he’s been sniffing for so long – including his newly found forever-home! Hank has really hit the jackpot with his forever Mom, Dad, and doggy sibling. He is enjoying lots of hikes, play time on the beach, and plenty of love! Adopted February 2013
After healing up McBean’s bumps and bruises, his foster family saw the true personality of this dog, fell in love, and could never let him go. This happy and energetic dog is a perfect match for this fun loving young married couple. They love to take McBean, now Remi, on long runs, hikes, and many play dates. When he is not playing or chewing on toys, his two favorite things, he loves to cuddle and take long naps on the couch next to his new Mom. Remi also has a strong interest in birds so his new Dad is excited […]
Ferguson, now Gus, has joined a fun loving and energetic family. Normally Ferguson is quite shy when he meets people but not with his new Mom and Dad, they became friends instantly! His “forever home” has a great big back yard for him to romp around in and explore. Gus is eager to please his parents and likes spending time with them wherever they are in the house! Gus looks forward to playing with his many toys, snuggling with his Mom and Dad, and making doggy-friends along the way. His forever Dad said, “Gus is one of the coolest most […]
Dougal is a loyal and gentle old guy who found himself returned to rescue after his owner suddenly passed away. His foster family felt a connection with this fellow and his touching story. They could not bear the thought of him having to search for another home and decided to adopt him and make him part of the family. Dougal could not have wished for a more caring and attentive home. This regal old fellow will continue to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city streets while he goes on walks with his new forever family. Adopted: September […]
Romeo was adopted by a wonderfully sweet and caring family who can’t wait to take him for long hikes, swims, and give him tons of love! Romeo is a gentle giant who has been looking for a family to welcome him into their home and give him all the love he deserves. His new parents felt an instant connection with him when they met and couldn’t wait another day to make him part of the family. This shy dog is not quick to let people into his heart but has found a family that will be sure to do so […]
Tori is a beautiful and energetic young girl who loves to play and take naps in her fancy doggy-bed. She is polite, playful, affectionate and is learning new commands all the time. No one could understand why such a pretty young girl would be left without a home, but no more. Tori’s new forever Mom found Tori on our website and instantly fell in love with her. It was an unlikely match but perfect none the less. Tori is now enjoying long walks, play time in her open doggy area, meeting her new GSP playmate, and exploring new trails with her mom. Adopted: August 2012
We were sad to learn that Freckles would not be able to stay with a family that adopted her from our organization a few years ago. With her beautiful face and stature, however, she sparked the interest of lots of site-visitors immediately after we posted her our site. With a tail that is always wagging, she wiggled her way into the hearts of a family that loved her from the moment they saw her online. After just a few days in her forever home, Freckles is already the talk of the neighborhood and of the local pet-store. She has the […]
Axel hit the jackpot! What did he win? A family that is just perfect for him. A family that understands his quirks and loves him just the way he is. A family that’s active and can actually wear him out. And best of all, a teenage boy to call his own! Since his people work from home, Axel will have lots of company. He’ll get to go wherever they go, whether it’s errands in town, hikes in the hills, cross country training or endurance horse runs, rafting on the river – Axel gets to be part of it all! Adopted: […]
Cupcake knew how to get comfy right away, she just made herself part of the family! Adopted: May 2012
Jake is a 3 year old neutered male GSP. He stands rather tall and has a nice long cropped tail. His liver spots are darker in color. He went missing on Friday 5/18 from the Sonora/Lower Twain Harte area at Longeway/Lucky Strike/Good Shepherd Roads. Jake’s collar came off and he is not microchipped. He does not travel well as he suffers from excessive salivation and vomiting with car/truck rides. Contact Michele at 209-352-2355 or Sam at 209-352-6769 or our home at 209-586-7591 if he has been seen or found. Missing since May 18, 2012
After a successful ACL surgery, Lucy’s foster family could not stand to part with her. Lucy’s sweet face won over the hearts of many who read her story on our website, but she was lucky enough to be invited to stay in her loving foster home. With continuous TLC from her forever family, we know that Lucy’s spring will return to her step in no time. Adopted: March 2012
Shasta is an 11+ year-old neutered male last seen in Elverta, CA when he escaped from his fenced yard after a gate was left open. His family misses him terribly and has this to say: We have had him since he was 8 weeks old, he belong here with us. He has cancer and skin issues that need regular vet care, we are worried about him and want him home so he can get the care he needs. He is not just a dog to our family he is a big part of our family, we just want him home with […]
Huck was home, only it took his foster people a little while to figure it out! He fit in so well, they decided to make it permanent. Huck’s enjoying his days in the sun and the shade with alumnus Patch. Way to go, Huck. Adopted: February 2012
Robin and her foster were a match made in heaven from day one and after a couple of years they decided to make it official. Robin doesn’t know the difference of course, she’s just as happy as she could be in her new home. Adopted: January 2012
Rocker’s new family was fostering him until they informed us that Rocker had in fact adopted them. So they made it official and Rocker is fitting in well in his new forever home. Adopted: December 2011
Spuds is enjoying his new home with his big sister GSP who is also a rescue. Since Spuds is deaf she will be his ears and help him live out a wonderful life in a loving GSP home. Adopted: November 2011