Fostering is an exercise in emotions. Happy tears when a dog finds the furever home, training frustration, laughter at their goofy quirks, calmness from their touch and love, and tears when they leave for the Rainbow Bridge. After almost 3 years with Rosie, she had a stroke and needed our help today. I knew it […]
This is a special section for dogs from or in our rescue who have gone to Rainbow Bridge.
Due to complications of old age, I had to help Rocket pass over the rainbow bridge at the age of 14. He was a wonderful pet and we spent so many happy years together running the beach. While all dogs are great, some are more special than others and Rocket was definitely special. He saw
We adopted Koa when he was two years old – a tall, barrel-chested 90 lb. GSP. That first night home, Koa carefully climbed into my lap. The next day we purchased a big dog bed and put an end to his lapdog days. That first weekend we carefully watched Koa to make sure he would
Minnie Mouse was not in our care long, but she was loved well by her foster home. Rest in peace sweet Minnie.
Finn was the perfect dog who came along at the perfect time. He was the biggest lover and comedian who always knew the perfect moment to steal his brother Scout’s toy. He was a great kitchen helper, picking up vegetable scraps (including brussels sprouts) and meticulously cleaning dirty pans. He was a great traveling buddy
We rescued Meg and her daughter Jo in January of 2014. Meg then found her forever home with her foster home, Charlotte and Al, who have fostered and adopted many NorCal GSP Rescue dogs. Meg and Al bonded big time. She became his dog through and through and they had a wonderful few years together. In
We lost Buster (B.J.) to cancer in March 2016. The seven years we had with him just weren’t enough, and he’s greatly missed. Buster was the happiest dog we’ve ever had, tail always wagging. He loved swimming, gopher hunting, counter surfing, exploring, and meeting new people. He could never pass an open car door or
It is with deep regret that we inform the league that our dear, sweet Otis passed away on March 31, 2016, at 9.9 years. Otis came to our family in January of 2008. My husband and daughter were skiing that day so I was home alone when Otie arrived. He ran in the door, jumped
It is with a heavy heart our Prince went to rainbow bridge last night. He had been in reasonable condition and suddenly he developed fluid in his lungs. He was such an amazing dog we rescued in 2003, he was 17-1/2 years. I am so lost without him being here and all of his things
I am contacting you with a sad and heavy heart of Buffy passing, (Cancer) she was my best friend, and our story makes it harder to have lost her. She lived a very comfortable life going everywhere I went for the past few years. She followed me everywhere including the restroom at times, she was
We are sad to announce we lost our sweet handsome boy, Spuds. He was a very special boy. I passed him over when viewing his pictures several times. Then I found Coconut and he was being fostered at the same house as Spuds. So, we requested a visit and Spuds was a throw-in. When we
I have some very sad news… My beloved German Shorthaired Pointer, Mo, passed away last Friday. I was absolutely heartbroken. Mo was my faithful companion and friend to many winery visitors, and he will be greatly missed. Mo came to us at the age of 5 as a rescue through the NorCal GSP Rescue organization.
What can we say about our old girl Roxi other than you were so very kind, loving, sweet and accepting of others whether animal or human. The little romps you would do when walking out to get the mail and the little rocking jumps and howls when following the garden tractor were way beyond cute.
Gretchen Gravely, GSP Adoption 2009 – It is with great sorrow that we have to let everyone at the GSP Rescue know that we lost our beloved Gretchen on January 1, 2016, at the age of 17. We adopted Gretchen as a senior dog (age 9) and have loved every minute she was with us.
It is with heavy hearts that our Case Boy has passed onto the rainbow bridge today. He was as they all have been the bestest lovable child for Chris and I. As much as it hurts, the saving him in the beginning and making his life a dream come true helps with the pain of
He chose me. His gorgeous gray face lept out at me when I was idly looking at adoptable dogs. We’d just lost our basset hound and really, truly, we weren’t ready for another dog. Until I saw Cyrus’ face. Even now, thinking of that moment, I tear up. He was that beautiful, though he preferred
Flapjack spent about a month in foster care after we learned that he had aggressive cancer. We knew he didn’t have much time left, but we wanted to make sure every moment of it was happy and full of love. He made the most of his time left, crossing items off his bucket list. Flapjack
This is Jojo. His original name was Tango. He was an English Pointer adopted from GSP Rescue over 10 years ago. After contacting Wendy Hilton about our other GSP “Max” passing away, Wendy suggested we adopt Jojo, as he would be a perfect fit with our other pointer Rescue “Sadie/Doocy”. He was a very special
Fred was rescued from a shelter by NorCal GSP Rescue in April 2015 and he had a wonderful two months with his foster home. Although he was not with us long, this 14-year-old left quite the impression and was very loved by all who met him within the rescue. His foster mom says “he knew
I wanted to share with you that we just had to put to sleep our GSP that we adopted from your organization 7 years ago. His name with your organization was Einstein and we renamed him Mason when we adopted him. Just this last week we lost Mason but I know that we gave him
Otis was only with us a short time, but he left an impression on everyone he met, from his transporter to his foster home, to his foster case manager. We are so grateful that we had the chance to know Otis and that he had a warm bed and a loving home at the end
It’s hard to believe that Quinn could have become such an important part of our lives in just a few short weeks. Although he was clearly not in great shape, he wagged his tail, looked at us with total trust and gamely followed us out of the shelter and into a new life. He loved
Rhett fought a valiant battle with a number of serious medical conditions, but in the end, he continued to lose weight, he stopped enjoying all the things that shorthairs enjoy, and we knew it was time. We are glad that he spent his last five months with us getting love and care. His foster home
In 4 years he taught me more than any other animal; both in medicine in how to care for senior pets, and in life. He was happy every single day, and made the most of every moment despite losing vision, hearing and mobility. He never had a bad day. He loved everyone, every animal (whether
We wanted to let you know that Elliott passed away peacefully on Friday, October 10th. He was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma in mid-August. Our brave little guy recovered from a splenectomy beautifully and gave us two months of love on bonus time. Looking back, Dan and I had no idea what we were getting ourselves into
Our beloved Maverick crossed the Rainbow Bridge on September 23, 2014. I cradled his head, petting and stroking him. My husband and two girls pet him and showered him with kisses. All the while telling him how much we loved him and what a good, good boy he was as he softly fell asleep and
We wanted to let you know that Coconut passed over the Rainbow Bridge… the cancer in his gum got the best of him and he quit eating and wagging his tail… it was time… thank you all for everything you do for NorCal and welcoming us into the family. Almost three years ago to the
I cradled him in my arms and kissed his sweet muzzle and soft ears as he passed on at the age of 14. He had been having difficulty urinating and his vet examined him and took an x-ray. The plan was to do an ultrasound and consult with a specialist on our options. Sadly, they