Courtney is soaking up all the fun with her post Christmas goodies! Having only three legs doesn’t slow this destroyer down, she keeps up with the young ones in that area!
Little Miss Tessie is settling in and crate training is a first step to learning to be independent. She’s not too sure right now, because she’d rather sleep in her foster mom’s lap!
Who needs Rudolph when you’ve got a GSP? Duke here is doing his most festive pose getting ready to help send out Christmas wishes to all!
Brady wasted no time when he got out of the shelter, he hit the beach in San Francisco and enjoyed the surf and sand and of course, just a little fog.
Lucas shows off his best hunting technique. He is a very committed hunter. If you’ve got a problem with moles or ground squirrels, Lucas is the one for you!
Courtney may be a tripawd, but that doesn’t mean she misses out on any fun. Here she is cleaning her muddy paws after stomping some mud puddles!
That’s right, if I fits I sits! Callie finds foster dads lap quite comfy!
Don’t let this gentleman fool you, he’s as playful as the young guns but with the maturity to not destroy his toys!
Duke has quickly learned the comforts of family life as he steps out in his dapper new sweater.
Not only has Courtney been recuperating and enjoying living pain and cancer free since her surgery, but she’s taken to showing the new kid the ropes. Here she is role modeling the perfect pose in the perfect sunny spot in the window.
We can’t tell you how excited we are to announce Vixen’s accomplishment! She has just finished her first training class with her foster mom and did so well. Meeting new dogs and their humans, and enjoying the car ride and outing each week. Congrats Vixen!
Callie just joined the pack with her four new siblings (a few fosters and forever residents) and she’s fitting right in. She’s claimed the lap of foster dad and has joined in on the Halloween festivities!
Sammy came to us with quite a few nicks and scratches from not being taken care of in his past life. However he now knows how many people were pulling for him to get out of that scary shelter! Here he is at his temporary foster home enroute to his longer term foster home. Looks like he’s settling in nicely (and apparently he loves to be near his human’s feet!). He’s eating well and is a sweet as loving as can be.
These two are becoming fast friends as they settle into the good life. They are enjoying couch living, hanging out on the patio and learning to be part of a new pack.
Daisy Mae’s foster family took her on an adventure this week- to the farm! She met Alpacas, goats and chicken! She is a wonderful road warrior and is having fun traveling around with her foster siblings!
This sweet momma has just finished weaning her litter of cuties. They are all set up to go to their forever families and now we are helping Abbie heal up and get ready to be spayed. This loving momma will be ready for adoption in early September. She’s doing just great!
This senior gal is giving the young dogs a run for their money. She’s running circles around the younger dogs and is making the most of her second chance at life. She’s 10 going on 5!
The cone is off and Oscar is hitting the trails these days, taking time to cool his paws as summer heats up.
This is Fred (sitting shotgun), Shelby (driver’s seat) and Forever Foster Rosie (backseat) supervising Foster Dad while he fixes the door on the car. As you can see they are highly skilled at the art of watching, sitting and waiting to go somewhere fun.
Dot is playful and athletic, pure GSP through and through! Here she is about to destroy her toy and show it who’s boss!
Oscar’s been a good sport dealing with some of his bad luck, but now he’s on the mend and almost ready for his forever family. Here he is out hiking, nothing too strenuous, but as you can see he’s ready for some new adventures!
Fred is adjusting to having new doggie siblings and learning to trust that the noms will keep coming!
It’s exhausting playing with my friends all day! Pan the puppy takes a nap and gets ready for his next game of chase!
Yes, Miss Shelby is living the good life. Although her foster home has four other pointers, she has no problem grabbing the best seat in the house! This is her tuckered out after an afternoon at the dog park!
Little Dot has been settling in nicely, going hiking and to the beach and just enjoying the sunshine as she relaxes in her foster home. Here she is hoping to make some new friends with the local bumblebees!
Chloe just relaxing and demonstrating her perfect kitchen behaviors, patiently waiting for a few tasty treats to possibly fall off the counter. She’s such a lady.
Ace and Oscar are becoming fast buddies while waiting for their forever families. This is Oscar cracking up at a joke that Ace doesn’t think is all that funny.
Most people don’t often think of pointers when they hear the word lapdog, but we all know different. Shelby demonstrates that “if she fits, she sits”.
Recently Oscar gave his foster mom a few “pointers” on car repair as she took on the task of replacing a light on her car. Apparently he knows his way around a tool belt but prefers to play supervisor instead of being hands on. Go figure.
Nigel is enjoying the status of having his “flying wings” after his famous flight with Pilots and Paws. Now he’s just relaxing and enjoying the good life at his foster home.
It’s all fun and games until a critter ends up dead. Busy Lucy was helping out by hunting and guarding the vineyard from critters- and she did an excellent job!
Oscar can’t catch a break. When he got the news that he tested positive for heart worm, he protested! No more bed rest! But even this can’t keep this cutie down, he’s still full of smiles and cuddles!
Zoey went on a two day adventure last week but she’s safe and sound now in her foster home. She was aided in her return by a loving family who found her in the middle of the night. We are so happy she is safe!
Shelby is getting adjusted to her new foster home this week and she’s enjoying this beautiful spring weather in the garden.
Not only did Dottie donate her time to participate in a fancy eye study over at UCD, she also decided to host a Senior GSP meetup for her friends. She invited Rosie, Cyrus and her pal Suzie to get together and enjoy some sunshine on the grass together. They had a great time socializing and meeting all of the nice employees at UCD. They also invited a few of their humans along, since none of them have their drivers license anymore.
Even though Meg is still waiting to find her perfect family, that doesn’t stop her from “giving back” to other foster dogs! While we were working on one of our fundraising auctions, we submitted this picture of Meg (showing off her love for treats) to a contest to win a $100 basket of Sam Yam’s doggie treats for the auction. And guess what? She beat out some tough competition of cute puppies and spry adolescents…with her winning smile!
As you can see, Rosie is 12 yrs young and she doesn’t let something like age, slow her down. She spends her days climbing the rocks in the yard, sprinting around the yard and hunting for squirrels in true GSP fashion. She’s easy going showing the wisdom of years and she gets along with all other dogs. We think maybe even cats! She’s sweet and loving and just waiting for the perfect family to find her. Until then, she’s just enjoying life in her foster family home.
This is Olaf. This 3yr old teen is mature beyond his years. He’s calm and trusting with people and has a positive interest in meeting other dogs. He’s a gentleman on leash and pays attention to his walking companion. You can skip all the high energy and stress of the puppy stage and go right to having a young and strong companion that is ready to go with you anywhere. While he seems to have had a previous injury to his leg (has a bit of a crooked gait), it doesn’t slow him down at all and he loves to […]
While it might still be snowy Aspen, our young foster girl Aspen is full of sunshine. Two year old Aspen came to us with a sad story, but she has shown us that her spirit is far more than her beginnings. She has demonstrated she is well trained and well socialized with other dogs. She easily gets taken on road trips because she behaves so well! She gets along well with her foster siblings, enjoys laying in the sun and long walks on the beach. Who doesn’t?
It just takes a little patience to find the right forever home. Imke (here on the right) is relaxing with her brother while she practices her “lay down and nap” command. She’s been eagerly learning all of her commands and has that sweet face that no one can resist. She’s playful, cuddly and pure sweetness. But don’t be fooled by all that cute sleepiness. She’s a huntress too, just check out her and her brother guarding the yard.
Watch the latest video of Wyatt and his professional trainer showing us all how easy training can be. He shows off his skills while his trainer provides him some pets and positive feedback. That-a-boy Wyatt!
Elvis had a tough start when he came to us, as he had a horrible injuries from a car accident. He is all healed up and ready for his forever home. He walks great on leash, loves car rides, plays ball like a teenager..and now you can see he swims like a champ! He is an out and about kinda guy, and does just as well as home while his family is at work or school. If you’d to know about his story or if you’ve been following his story and want to see how he is doing, watch his […]
Wyatt has not only settled in, but he’s loving the good life of cool grass and warm sunny days in the park with his foster sister Arabell. No more cold shelter days for him! He’s looking for just the right forever family to share the good life with him.
For those following sweet Cyrus, you will be happy to know he is home after a successful eye surgery that will improve his vision and make his eyes more comfortable. He’s not a happy camper right now, and especially not pleased about having to wear a cone, but after a few days of love and rest, he will be well on his way to a full recovery.
Think you’re seeing double? triple? Well, that’s Meg on the left, Jo on the right, and foster brother Patch (a rescue alum) standing guard. After all, their foster dad had left for a few minutes..and they they missed him already! That’s some GSP love. Velcro dogs + pack behavior + love = unbeatable welcome committee.
We all know how hard it is to keep our bodies in tip top shape. Maximus has been busy burning calories by hunting critters and racing Cyrus up the stairs and now he has lost 10lbs! He’s ready for his forever home so he can continue his exercise and help keep his new family fit and healthy too!
Last we heard Jo wasn’t feeling so well, but it looks like she is fast on the mend and back to her loving self! This is her sitting closely and patiently awaiting for her foster mom or dad to play with her!
Max and Cyrus racing up the stairs!
Max is hunting for a critter!
Cyrus says taking pictures is boring. Yawn!