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Sunny

Sweet Sunny came to us a bit scared and shy, but with some top-notch fostering (thanks so much Anne), she emerged from her shell and started to shine. She learned how to get along with a rambunctious young GSP brother, she charmed some humans who insisted on visiting with her weekly, and she even finished …

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Dax

Dax! This goofy two year old wasn’t in our foster care for long. He is so cute, active, entertaining, cuddly and companionable that it didn’t take long to find a family eager to adopt him. Thanks Nicole and Taylor for fostering him (and Marley for putting up with rambunctious Dax sharing his home, toys and …

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Baylee

Baylee showed up as a stray, so we don’t know how she spent her first five years.  We do know that with a little help from her foster caregivers (thanks Carol and Sherry), she began to flourish. She changed from being a wary dog to a happy, loving, bouncy gal who likes cuddles, kisses, and …

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Marina

It’s hard to believe this young, sweet and playful lovebug of a girl somehow ended up as a stray at a shelter. She was welcomed into one of our foster homes right away (thanks Denise and Jackson!). It didn’t take long for a perfect family to meet Marina and fall in love with her. Her …

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Ajax

Ajax (now Scout) has found his forever home with a doting mom and a sweet 13 year old German Shepherd sister. Thank you to Robin for fostering and thanks Melissa for failing at fostering and falling in love with this happy, rambunctious boy. Mischievous Scout is never happier than when he has mom’s full attention, …

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Brownie

Brownie had a rough holiday last year. He was found tied up outside an animal control office on December 27, and was sent to an animal shelter. He had an extremely severe case of ringworm, so had to be kept away from other pets. Thanks so much to Sheri for taking Brownie on and seeing him …

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Rally

Those who have followed Rally‘s story will know that he has been a challenging boy to place. During his time in rescue, we’ve helped him with severe separation anxiety, some old hip and leg injuries, and a bit of a fugitive instinct. Thanks to our volunteers this time around (especially Anne), Rally learned to be a mellow guy. …

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Gunnar

Gunnar showed up at a shelter as a stray just before Christmas. It was evident from his ribs that he’d been on the road for some time. His foster Mom (thanks, Kiara!) found him eager to scavenge and counter-surf, but he soon learned that he would get regular meals and lots of treats. His four …

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Finnigan

Finnigan took his time looking for a perfect forever home. Why should he be in a rush, when he had fabulous foster parents (thanks Cari and Mark!) and a couple of canine foster siblings? He impressed his foster family with his calm demeanor, mastery of basic commands, excellent recall, and ability to get along with …

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Camo

This lovable 6 year old was just too energetic for an owner unable to spend much time with him. So Camo honed his escape artist skills, and became a frequent flyer in the Auburn hills, which is how he ended up with us. With excellent fostering from Carol and Mike, this high energy hunting dog …

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Huxley

Handsome Huxley was picked up as a stray near Merced. He’s a young guy, with the energy to prove it. His foster home found him to be clever and eager to please, and therefore easy to train. He also turned out to be a real love bug, getting along well with everyone–adults, kids, and other …

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Giles

Giles’ foster family found him to be a big (75+ lbs) sweetie, always ready for a cuddle or a belly rub. He got along easily with everyone (even cats!). But when no one came along to adopt him, he decided to change his image. He took up running, shed a few pounds, and even won …

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Pearl

Six year old Pearl came into rescue heartworm positive, and positive she could worm her way into someone’s heart! She endured four months of intense treatment and restricted activity. Once she was healthy again, she was spayed and had some needed dental work done. After going through all that, her foster family realized they loved …

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Mickey Mouse

Catherine and Mac are failed fosters- 2 years running now- last year they adopted their foster boy Colby. I’m guessing that Colby told Mickey that if he plays his cards right- he might get to stay as well. He gets to help with chores on the farm, then take a snooze in the hammock and …

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Courtney

Sweet Courtney came into rescue with a big cancerous mass on her leg. Treatment required amputating her leg, but that did not alter Courtney’s enthusiasm and zest for life–or her passion for chasing squirrels.  She romped with Lucas, her foster sibling, until he was adopted. But guess what? Courtney has now gone to the same forever …

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Tucker

Tucker is a little squirt, less than one year old, with a propensity to wear one ear flipped back at all times. He was living the life—he had a backyard, his very own boy, and a family who loved him. However, they turned out to be severely allergic to him! They asked us to find …

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Lucas

Handsome Lucas came to us with so many plusses. We learned right away that he was both house trained and crate trained. He loved chasing squirrels and playing with his foster sisters. The sweet and mellow boy has now found a forever home with a GSP-loving mom who has adopted from us before. We love …

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Callie

Before she came to us, Callie was an outside dog, spending much of her time lying on concrete. As a result, she had calloused hips, butt, and elbows, as well as severe hair loss and teeth badly damaged from biting wire. With some foster TLC, Callie got her hair back and her bad teeth pulled. Her …

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Buckley

Buckley is a 9-year old cutie, a small guy at 43 pounds. He spent most of his life outdoors, but as a result of some great fostering (thanks Catherine and Mac), he learned how to live with people and other pets indoors, including sleeping comfortably in his very own crate. Buckley has been adopted by …

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Mollie

Mollie is a gorgeous 6-year old gal with big brown cow patches. She showed up as a stray needing our care in April, 2016. We got her spayed and checked out, then sent her to a lovely foster home: a goat farm in northern California. She loved exploring everything, from chicken coops to the veggie gardens …

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Jasmine

Jasmine turned up in a shelter, along with the three Chihuahuas she had been living with when her owner died. We found her a great new home on the coast. At first she would get stiff from short walks, but now she is running full speed for twenty minutes at a time, keeping up with …

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Gertrude

Gertrude showed up as a stray at a shelter, with a wobbly front leg, possibly due to an old, untreated injury–no fun for a 3 year old GSP who just wants to romp! An MRI showed that she had a tendon that needed to be “released,” at a cost of $4,000. Thanks to our donors, …

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Frannie

Frannie didn’t get to pick her first family. She was left alone a lot, without even canine companionship. She expressed her dissatisfaction by barking and destructive behavior. She just wasn’t understood, so when her family gave her up to rescue, she decided that she was going to get everything right the second time around. First, …

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Abner

Abner had the most amazing rescue journey ever. When we learned that he’d shown up as a stray at a full shelter in Bakersfield, we devised an elaborate plan to bring him to safety in northern California. Four of our volunteers coordinated to spring him from the shelter, drive him to Fresno, then to Chowchilla, …

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Marmaduke

Marmaduke is killer handsome and a love bug, but he didn’t seem to know how to get along with other dogs very well. His foster mom took him to a trainer and introduced him to neighbors and co-workers to help improve his social skills. While she was helping Marmaduke, he was busy stealing her heart. …

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Sprite

Sprightly Sprite came bouncing into foster care, a little cowboy from the Wild West. He seemed clueless as to proper doggy behavior in a house. Nothing like experienced foster parents to turn this little dude into a civilized canine. Within a few weeks, an active couple with GSP experience came to meet Sprite and he …

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Tessie

When Tessie, now Tallie, arrived at her first foster home it quickly became clear that sharing her house with a cat and chickens were not her cup of tea. Luckily Tallie found her calling in her new foster home. Along with her GSP brother she helps her people manage a doggie day care!  Now Tallie’s …

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