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Jack

Jack behaved like an almost-perfect GSP in his foster home. There was that countersurfing, some couch climbing, and a bit too much interest in the resident cat, but he got along great with the humans and their Labs. We received a lot of interest in Jack, because he’s young, handsome and affable. But we had to delay …

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Piper

At ten years old, lovely Piper (now Lady) got her first opportunity to live indoors as a family pet. Her foster home renamed her Lady and started treating her like royalty. Happy retirement, Lady! Thanks, Mary and Tom, for fostering. And thank you, Diana and Tom, for fostering and adopting Lady.

Portia

For a petite gal, Portia (now Thea) is quite strong and high energy. She came into rescue with little training and found opportunities for mischief. Fortunately, she is very responsive to praise and craves approval from her humans, as well as any opportunity to snuggle up with them. Thank you, Ana, for fostering, and thanks …

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Sven

Two-year-old Sven (now Augie) turned up as a stray at a central valley shelter. Our partners, Pilots ‘N Paws, flew him to the Bay Area, where we were able to get his tests and vaccinations done, treat his kennel cough, and have him neutered. His foster family renamed him Augie. They found him to be …

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Connor

From the moment he first arrived in a foster home, Connor (now Otis) proved himself to be simply a doll: a lover and a snuggler, a gentle and well-behaved sweetheart of a pup. He was also a quick learner, eager to please his people–even if that meant learning to chew on dog toys instead of shoes …

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Caden

We assigned young Caden (now Kadee) to an experienced foster home, but how could her foster mom not fall in love with this beautiful GSP, who played so well with the house canine. Our foster fell in love, despite the pup’s rambunctious energy and urge to chew on almost anything. Once she figured out how …

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Aggie

Aggie (now Brynn Lee) turned up in a shelter as a stray. Once settled into a foster home, she proved herself to be a sweet girl with a strong nose for critters like squirrels–and way too much interest in cats. Fortunately, she landed in a forever home with two adults, two kids, and a GSP …

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Bella

Tiny Bella’s family had to move to a new place where dogs were not welcome. Her foster family predicted that if someone wanted to adopt “a sweet, young, affectionate girl…small in stature and super cute,” then they would fall in love with Bella. Well, she found a great home and will be living with an …

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Appa

Five-year old Appa has plenty to howl about. He’s moved on to a new life, after being surrendered by his owner. NorCal GSP Rescue addressed his medical issues and anxieties. Appa had escapist tendencies and too much interest in other dogs, but one trainer described him as “quintessential GSP—alert, curious, eager to please, high energy …

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Waldo

Where’s Waldo? He’s chilling at a foster home that turned into his forever home! This photogenic 4-year old is as easy–going as he is handsome. He walks nicely on leash and is an all-around gentleman, though he’s also a bit of a “party animal,” loving nothing more than a room full of people having fun. …

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Willa

Why is Willa grinning? This stunning four-year-old bounced around among several homes, trying them out until she found a perfect fit. She is active and athletic, loves to run like the wind and chase birds at the beach. She adores humans, will follow them around and try to snuggle any time they sit. She loves …

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Sofia

Sofia is so pretty and petite, she may have been used as a breeding dog. She and her happy go lucky partner were picked up as strays and assigned to new foster homes. Sofia landed in a home that adores GSPs and is very experienced in dog care and training—even dogs like her with the …

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Tuco

Tuco’s owner could no longer care for him once he became terminally ill. We found him a GSP-experienced foster home, where he made a wonderful transition from his 300-acre sheep ranch environment to a Bay Area suburban setting. Obviously, he’s a quick learner. He’s also very active, and generally a happy, loving boy. No wonder his foster family decided to keep …

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Rookie

When we first rescued young Rookie, he came down with Parvo! We got him the help he needed and found a loving foster home to teach him basic skills and manners. Rookie proved himself to be a sweetheart with tons of energy and affection–and a quick learner. He has gone to a forever home with …

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Addy

Young Addy (now Grace) was rescued from a life of being chained up in a yard. She has moved on from those scary days and nights and has learned how to live the good life. She is being adopted by a home that has two adults, two boys, and a GSP sister to play with her …

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Wrigley

We rescued young Wrigley from the shelter where he’d turned up as a stray and placed him in a foster home with a playful Pitbull puppy named Clementine. Wrigley got along great with the pup and its humans, too. He loved to fetch tennis balls and snuggle on the sofa. No wonder this good boy …

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Oliver

Oliver is just over 10 years old, but still acts like a young dog. He loves to go on car rides, especially when the windows are down and he can let his ears flap and do some serious sniffing. He’s a sweet, easy-going guy who got along great with the other dogs in his foster home, and …

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Wallace and Rubicon

Wallace Wally has that sweet powder face that immediately makes your heart melt! He came to us as a stray and unfortunately he tested positive for heartworm. This meant he had to go through a treatment protocol involving 4 to 5 months of medications, injections, and restricted activity—challenging for any GSP. Wally handled it all with patience. He …

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George

George came to NorCal GSP Rescue after his previous owner asked for us to find him a good home. After receiving needed shots and treatments, he landed in a safe foster home. It didn’t take long for a foster to fall in love with George—the sweetest boy who is a fantastic cuddler, always makes sure to …

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Delilah

Eight year old Delilah is a sweet little girl who enjoys car rides, chasing critters, taking dips in the creek, playing ball and eating pears—and she excels at sniffing out squirrels. Delilah gets along well with other dogs, and adores spending quality time with her people. She is going to a forever home with a big …

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Braun

Young Braun (now Augie) had the best thanksgiving ever! He came out of the shelter and into a home that welcomed him with open arms. He settled in very well, and responded when they started calling him Augie. His active foster folks took him on many adventures. At first he was not at all sure …

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Orion

Orion (now Packer) came into our program under-socialized and with physical pain from a broken leg bone that had never healed properly. It was challenging for him to adjust to a foster home that included two attentive humans and two exuberant GSP brothers. His foster mom and dad were super patient with Packer, working with …

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Maxine

Maxine (now Molly) landed at a foster home where she seemed to fit in perfectly. She got along great with her Weim sister immediately, and when she tried to play chase with the house cat, kitty let her know who owned the home. She quickly learned to leave that cat alone, and save her pointing …

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Jacob

In the midst of the holiday season, we were contacted by a shelter about a young GSP male 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 the vet care he urgently needed. After …

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Jet

Jet was one of a number of dogs rescued from a neglect situation. He was undersocialized and a bit of a Wild Child.  Fortunately, his foster home put in the work and time needed for training. In a short amount of time, Jet became the poster child for the benefits of training. He made such progress that …

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Winston

Winston came into rescue at a mere twelve weeks old, suffering from the most extreme case of Cuteness Overload we may have ever seen! Everything was still new to this babe, but we soon discovered that he is a complete love bug who adores people of all ages–and dogs, too. Thanks so much, Eric and …

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Boscoe

Some things are simply meant to be….Boscoe (now Cooper) was relinquished to a shelter when his owner died. On the day he was scheduled to be turned over to us, one of our patrons found out about him and rushed straight to the shelter to try to adopt him. We had already approved this man …

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Buzz

Handsome Buzz (now Bochy) is always smiling, just grinning ear to ear. He carries some scars that indicate why he may not be too crazy about other dogs, but boy does he love his people! He adores human attention and cuddling. He’ll gladly do tricks for praise, and he is always ready to go for …

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Tulip

Young Tulip (now Sadie) was picked up as a stray, but the shelter was full. She needed to find a foster home with no other dogs ASAP, as her time was up. Alli and Joseph had lost their beloved Bennett (a NorCal GSP alum) a few months earlier, and were ready to step up and …

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Dipper

Dipper (now Jake) is adopted! Dipper’s foster objective was to learn how to live with humans and live in a house, neither of which he had done before. Who knew that he would learn most by learning how to play? Foster sibling Rally, the old man, laid down the law in the house. Through Rally, Dipper learned the …

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