Jack aka Jack2

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 his adoption to address a few medical issues–his neutering had to be postponed in order to treat his giardia and allow him to gain some weight before the procedure. When he was finally ready, his new parents had just been ordered to work from home due […]

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Piper aka Piper3

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.

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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 Hannah for fostering and adopting Thea.

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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 a smart and pleasant fellow who was willing to give up a few bad old habits for their love and approval. Thank you, Ceci, Jeff, Samantha, and Maddy for fostering and adopting this cutie pie.

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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 and other enticing household objects. Thank you, Eric and family, for fostering Otis and polishing him into the gem your neighbors just had to apply to adopt. And thanks to Jay, Jody, and boys for making him part of your family.

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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 to get the girl enough exercise, it was a done deal. Thank you, Kim, for fostering and adopting Kadee.

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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 brother to play with, but no kitties. Thank you, Laura and family and Brenda and Steve, for fostering Aggie; and thanks Shani and Ricky and family for offering her a permanent home. Special ear rubs to Bronsyn for sharing the human love and laps with […]

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Bella aka Bella 3

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 active family with a couple of kids and parents able to devote time to her exercise and training needs. Thank you, Anne & Brad, for fostering Bella, and thanks, Adam and Mary Alice, for making this little gem a permanent part of your family–even providing […]

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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 and responsive.” We found him a solid foster home committed to continuing his care and training. They saw his potential to be a great companion, and decided to adopt. Thank you, Matthew and Heather, for fostering and adopting this guy.

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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. Noisy kids with whizzing toys don’t trouble him a bit, though fireworks are another story. Waldo came into rescue with a bite mark in his left ear, so he needed some time to heal and to remember that most dogs are good and safe to be […]

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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 children, too – but she’s not so sure about sharing her space with other dogs. Willa finally found the home she’s been looking for—folks who will give her the undivided attention and loving she craves. Thanks to all who helped Willa temporarily, and thank you […]

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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 energy of a small nuclear reactor. That’s where she’ll stay forever, with loving humans and always another canine pal or two to play with. Thank you, Dana, for fostering and adopting Sofia.

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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 him. They’re retired and plan to spend lots of time walking, training, and playing with Tuco–and he’ll get to go on summer road trips to their Idaho lake cabin, as well!

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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 lots of GSP experience, where he will get all the attention and training he needs, as well as a GSP brother (alum Walter) to play and snuggle with. Thank you, Brenda & Steve, for fostering Rookie. And thanks, Judi & Peter, for fostering and adopting […]

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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 and dote on her. Thank you, Jill and Anne & Brad, for fostering Addy and working through her medical issues, as well as her separation anxiety. She blossomed into a super sweet girl who loves all dogs, kids, and adults. And thank you, Stacy and family, […]

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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 was snapped up by someone who’s been active in our rescue group for years. Now he can go to work, on runs, and hunting with his new dad. Thank you, Taryn and family, for fostering Wrigley, and thanks Peter for adopting him.

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Oliver aka Oliver3

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 didn’t even chase the cat–much! He came with manners, too. He doesn’t beg, he’s good with kids, and he is easy to walk on leash. No wonder he got snapped up by a good forever family. Thank you, Syda, for fostering Oliver; and thanks Wade and […]

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