Norman

Norman is a lucky dude! His foster mom manages a vet clinic, and first encountered pointers last summer when a very ill litter arrived and she was asked to help with two of the pups (and yes she ended up keeping one!). When Norman arrived in rescue in April and went to her clinic for his intake check up and neuter, he had kennel cough so had to stay in their isolation ward for nearly two weeks. She saw this handsome guy staring out at her with huge brown eyes and he stole her heart. He was so tall he […]

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Abbie

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  

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Elmer

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 […]

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Daisy3

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 […]

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Ranger2

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  

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Deja

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

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Rolf (now Otis)

Rolf (now Otis) is adopted! Rolf was confused and frightened when he first came into our care–unsure of everyone and everything. He was wary, but our experienced fosters knew how to win him over (thanks Doug & Janelle, Patty, and Joan & Dan). Soon he was cuddling and asking for belly rubs and treats. He learned to love stuffed toys and would get very goofy and happy carrying and flipping them around. He became attached to his blanket and would try to carry it around everywhere, including outside. He loved learning new tricks, especially if treats were involved. Rolf was […]

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Dallas2 (now Murphy)

Sweet Dallas was an Owner Surrender.  His people turned him in to a Vet because they couldn’t address his needs, including a case of pneumonia.  The vet contacted us and we took him in.  We were instantly impressed with how mellow this boy was, as well as polite and well trained.  He knew basic commands.  He came when called. He was loving around humans of all sorts, even children–just wanting to shower them with kisses. He would spin in circles of joy whenever his humans came home. He stole the hearts of some of our most seasoned foster homes (thank […]

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Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea is adopted! When Sweet Pea was surrendered, Catherine and Jen stepped up to foster for the umpteenth time. They’ve fostered so many dogs, they were confident they could resist Sweet Pea’s charms. Boy were they wrong! They became foster failures again, in almost record time. In her defense, Catherine wrote: “How can you deny the perfect dog? She smiles constantly, doesn’t try to eat the cats, is great in the house, no counter surfing. Colby (aka Mr. Grumpypants) hardly growled at her…I think he likes her! And when she’s happy to see you—which is all the time–she wags […]

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Dasher

Dasher is adopted! We will never forget the fun videos of Dasher playing with his foster brother…. the Great Dane puppy that was twice his size!  It took some time, though, for Dasher to get to that point; being able to romp with other dogs.  He came to us with some health issues, compounded by picking up a contagious illness at the shelter.  With lots of care and patience by his three foster families (Kristina, Desirae, and Charlotte) Dasher has emerged as one of the most amicable of GSPs.    Now Dasher has five acres to call home, a sister named […]

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Mary (now Ludlow)

Mary (now Ludlow) is adopted! Mary showed up as a stray, and tested heartworm positive at the shelter. Sherry stepped up to foster and saw this GSP mix through the treatments and long rest period required. At first, Mary was scared, and she didn’t know how to jump into a car or onto a couch. Now she does all that, even jumps on the bed, and she has become a champion snuggler. Once Mary recovered, Sherry decided to offer her a permanent home and name her Ludlow. In her new life, Ludlow gets to run and play with other dogs […]

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Henri (now Henry)

Little Henri turned up in a shelter with a big problem. Due to an earlier injury, he had a dislocated elbow. It hurt, so he learned to walk without it, resulting in an atrophied leg and shoulder muscles. He found a great foster home (thank you Sheri!), that tuned up his manners and took him for numerous orthopedic appointments. After weighing alternatives, we chose an expensive procedure to minimize Henri’s discomfort and maximize his opportunity to have a useable leg in future. He is recovering nicely, and best of all he’s found his forever home with a couple who live […]

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Buddie (now Bodie)

Buddie (now Bodie) is adopted! Handsome young Buddie came into rescue so skinny that his ribs were clearly visible. Sweet but mischievous, he proved himself to be an avid counter surfer and hole digger. With some good grub, affection, training, and LOTS of exercise, this gangly pup settled into being exceptional dog – smart, alert and engaged. Thanks Beth and Carol, for short-term fostering Buddie, and thank you Sherry for being a “Foster Failure” and adopting him. Sherry reports that Bodie has gained eleven pounds, is thriving in TWO classes, and is a ball fetching maniac.

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Rayna

Rayna has been adopted! Petite Rayna seemed afraid of every sight and sound at the shelter. She was soon whisked away to a foster home where mom is a vet and there are three other dogs to play with (a tripod GSP, an adult Boxer, and a Boxer puppy who loves to jump on her head). It’s a good thing she has playmates, because her foster home describes her as having “more energy than PG&E.” Rayna is very loving and will bathe you in kisses, but she hates letting her humans out of sight. Her fosters decided to make this […]

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Little Lucy

Little Lucy has been adopted! Little Lucy may be the tiniest GSP we’ve ever rescued, but she wiggled her way into our hearts in a big way. She weighed only 24 pounds when we got her, and she was afraid of her own shadow. With excellent foster care (thanks Caitlin & Colin, Beth, and Anne), she gained fifteen pounds, learned house manners, befriended a Saint Bernard, and discovered the fun sport of pointing flies, among other things. She emerged from her shell as a super sweet, rambunctious imp, full of curiosity and spunk, but she really needed clear boundaries and consistent […]

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Lucille (now Lucy)

Lucille has been adopted! Lucille may be getting on in years, but she has not run out of opportunities for fun and affection yet, not by a long shot. A two-time prior adopter was missing the sound of pointer paws in her home after Skye (aka London) passed away recently. She noticed our web posting, and after viewing Lucille’s video, she knew she just had to meet that dog! It was meant to be. Lucille (now Lucy) has found her forever home, where she will get lots of long walks and plenty of spoiling from her new family. Thanks, Sally, for […]

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Skippyjon (now Woodstock)

Skippyjon (now Woodstock) is adopted! Skippy showed up as a stray at a very full shelter, a terrified one-year old with ringworm. His foster family took care of the treatments he needed and realized right away what a lovebug he is. He was sweet and affectionate, and proved to be a great hiking companion. Is it any wonder they fell in love and decided to make him a permanent member of the household? Woodstock will get all the hiking and cuddling he can handle from his new family, which includes two teenaged boys to play with. Thank you, Anna and […]

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Kasper

Kasper is adopted! Kasper was surrendered by his owners because he kept breaking out of his crate and escaping from the yard. He is a big, handsome, goofy guy who apparently felt he was not getting enough activity time. And he is strong—he even scaled a 10’ high wall in a doggie hotel! His foster family found him a bit standoffish at first, but he soon learned the ropes of living indoors with other people and dogs–and the occasional baby goat! (Thanks Catherine and Mac for fostering). When his first adoption attempt did not work out, he landed ‘temporarily’ at […]

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Walter

Walter is adopted! Sweet powder-faced Walter found his forever home in record time! His new owners are previous adopters who adopted alum Mikey (aka Dyson) in 2014. They loved Mikey and treated him like a king, saw him through all his treatments for seizures, and were right by his side when he required surgery. They were heartbroken when Mikey died at the end of last year. One look at Walter’s photo on our website, and they knew they had found their next wonderful GSP to love. Walter is now set for lots of walks on the ocean, car rides, cuddles, […]

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Legend (now Tinker)

Legend (now Tinker) is adopted! Legend decided to leave home when she was about six years old. She showed up at a shelter as a stray, a mere 38-pound wisp of a GSP. Her foster homes (thank you Jan & Barbara) found her to be a perfect Pocket Pointer—a bundle of energy who liked every single dog and person she met. She’d fall asleep with her head in your lap after the excitement subsided, but she could also surprise you by appearing magically in your bed, or on top of a coffee table to get a better view of her […]

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Leia

Leia is adopted! At about five years of age, Leia showed up as a stray in a shelter. We don’t know much about her life before she came into rescue, except that she had had puppies. She landed at her foster home with a regal air, yet she was afraid to enter the house. It took her a few weeks to warm up to the new humans and their bevy of male GSPs. Initially very cautious and a bit bossy, she soon relaxed and became quite loving. She learned to accept petting, to cherish naps in a wingback chair, and […]

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Olive2

At just over one year old, Olive was surrendered to a shelter. She is a big, lanky gal—gorgeous, smart, sweet, curious and energetic. Her first-time foster family found her endlessly entertaining, as she introduced them to the art of counter surfing and taught them to ‘fetch’ all the tennis balls she would roll out of reach under appliances. Olive is going to a Wine Country home with acres to roam, kids to play with, and a dad who has a home office and also plans to take her with him in the truck as he drives around doing vineyard consulting. […]

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Poppy2

Tiny Poppy, only three months old and weighing in at 16 pounds, showed up as a stray at a shelter. She came into rescue with kennel cough, runny eyes, diarrhea, and a whole lot of personality. Like most GSP pups, she needed structure, training, loving care, consistency–and some moments to simply chase her tail. She got all that (as well as a canine sibling to torment) from her foster home, which—no surprise—fell in love with her immediately. Thank you Jeannie and family for fostering and adopting Poppy.

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