GUY (formerly Guero) is adopted! Guero came into rescue around seven years old, skinny and scabbed, but with a foundation of good manners. As his foster home nursed him back to health, they discovered he was polite, eager to please, and played very nicely with his GSP sister, Lyla (adopted through our site). There was some concern about his hearing, because sometimes he would not respond to calls–yet he never failed to hear the crinkling of a candy wrapper. Counter fruits had a way of disappearing in his presence, but he would claim innocence and lay his head in a […]
Ronald is adopted! Handsome Ronald was picked up as a stray and sent to a shelter—but the shelter was full! We were told his days were numbered, so we scrambled to find him a good home. Ronald has had quite the adventures since we pulled him. First, he got a plane ride, as Pilots ‘N Paws flew him to northern California. From there, he was driven to a vet clinic for a check-up, vaccinations and neutering. A family that had recently applied for a GSP picked him up and took him home to their ranch in Petaluma–an environment full of […]
Mila is adopted! Adorable, powder-faced Mila came into rescue around 8 years old, weighing a mere 31 pounds. She was nursing scars, and initially she would flinch at the site of anything with a handle–like a broom or a shovel. It took her a few weeks to feel safe and emerge from her shell, but once she did, she was very loving and eager to learn new things. As Mila healed, she also mended the empty spot in her foster mom’s heart–left there by the recent loss of her prior four-legged companion. Thank you, Jane, for fostering and adopting sweet […]
“Who rescued whom?” – the familiar saying goes. For Quixote and Christine, there’s no question. They rescued one another. Just two weeks after Christine lost her beloved GSP, the email about “Buddy” arrived. He desperately needed out of the shelter, asap. She was still grieving and had never fostered, but his imploring eyes staring out from that adorable mask beckoned “please rescue me!” It was NOT love at first sight, for either of them. At their brief meet ‘n greet, Buddy never once even looked at her. Instead, he stood trembling, anxious, dirty, stressed, and non-responsive. A Vet determined that he had a […]
VIVIAN (now NALA) is adopted! This cute puppy showed up at a shelter as a stray. She had a hernia that was repaired when she got spayed, but it was soon discovered that she was leaking urine. All day and all night, urine dripped and soaked everywhere Nala went. It turned out she had some anatomical irregularities that required a long series of surgeries over the course of a year to correct. Her foster family stuck with her through all of the cleanups, laundry, and surgeries–having fallen in love with her sweet personality. It helped that their GSP, Sadie, thought […]
Pippa is adopted! Pippa was just a pipsqueak (barely 3 months old) when her owner surrendered her because she had been exposed to Parvo, which is contagious, difficult to manage and can be fatal for a young pup. Thank you, Anna, for fostering Pippa until she was healthy enough to move to a new home. Thank you, Lara & Mallory, for continuing Pippa’s training and socialization until she was ready for you to adopt her.
Otto is adopted! Whiskery Otto charmed his foster home by getting along well with the pack, even the cat. (The chicken was another story). In spite of his age and size, he proved himself to be a real snuggle puppy. Thank you, Catherine and Jen, for fostering the Ottopotamus, and thanks Peri and Brian for fostering and adopting this guy. They wanted a dog with a big personality, and they got one!
Brody is adopted! Brody was so skinny when he came into rescue, you could clearly see his ribs and hip bones, but that did not stop him from wagging his tail upon being released from the shelter. We never discovered why he’d lost so much weight, but after several rounds of digestive enzymes and deworming treatments, he finally began to put it on again. In fact, he gained thirty pounds! He arrived at his second foster home within hours of their beloved GSP passing. They had no intention of adopting him, just needed to be around some fur and to […]
Mae is adopted! Mae is not your typical two-year old GSP. Tall and elegant, with feathery hair on her legs and tail, she’d rather relax and snuggle than engage in foolish Zoomies. She wouldn’t think of pulling on her leash, and she pays no mind to cats! Mae has been adopted by a dad who loves to run, with kids who will be visiting frequently. Thank you, Barbara and Keith, for fostering Mae.
Norman is adopted! Handsome young Norman came into rescue a bit of a wild child. He’d bounced around among homes, and seemed to have no idea how to direct his wonderful energy. Our fosters were determined to work with Norman to prepare him to be a good citizen in his future forever home. With lots of exercise, routine and direction, he turned a corner. In his last foster home, he learned to play gently with his two smaller GSP sisters, and chill on the deck once in a while. He became so happy that he would greet his foster parents […]
Starr is adopted! Starr turned up as a stray to a shelter at around nine years old. She had a few minor medical issues and needed some mammary tumors removed, but she’s pretty spry for a senior gal. She has a sweet disposition and gets along well with people and dogs (and even a cat in her foster home). It was love at first site when she met her new forever family—a couple with lots of rescue experience. Starr snuggled with her new parents without hesitation, and bonded right away with her senior GSP sister, Hobie. She’s off to live […]
Archer is adopted! Archer came into rescue with some problems. He had a couple of painful teeth, a torn cruciate ligament, and a bad eye. None of that kept his sweet disposition from shining through. His foster homes described him in superlatives—a gem, an angel, a delight! They nursed him through the surgeries he needed and once he healed, he was made available for adoption. A family up north saw his posting and thought he’d be just the right addition to their family. He now has a canine big sister, a dad who mostly works from home, and a mom […]