Success Stories

Francine with her new Dad

Francine

When two-year-old Francine was surrendered, we found her a foster home experienced with rescue dogs and GSPs. Two years ago, the death of their last dog, NorCal GSP alum Daisy, broke her dad’s heart. He was not ready for another canine companion, but as soon as Francine met him, she stuck like glue. She won …

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Private with his new canine brother

Private

The shelter called and asked us to home a three-year-old GSP stray who seemed like a ‘very nice boy with no training.’ We found him a dog-loving home willing to spend time to bring out his best. Having had other high energy rescues in the past, the foster family immediately put him on an exercise …

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Taylor with new mom and dad

Taylor

Adorable Taylor went to a GSP-loving home where her foster family found her to be a sweet puppy full of spunk. GSP alum Ronald was delighted to become a big brother and gain a new playmate. The house cat, Ms. Sparkles, enthusiastically embraced her job of teaching Taylor how to respect and fear a long-reigning …

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Moby with his new family

Moby

Moby is easy-going for a one-year-old. He’s not sure which he loves more: chasing balls, cuddling with his humans, or napping next to his GSP brother, Gus. He’s found a cozy forever home with a family of runners, including adults who work from home and several active young men. In addition to a canine sibling, …

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Remington2 with his new GSP brother

Remington2

Five-year-old Remington2 arrived at a shelter with a leg wound needing treatment. Once healed, he emerged from his shell and showed what a goofball he can be, stealing paper towels and socks, and diving into the pool to blow bubbles underwater. Remi (left) made friends with his 11-year-old GSP brother, Boone (right), and respects his …

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Gabriel with his new mom and dad

Gabriel

Two-year-old Gabriel was surrendered when his owner died. His fosters found him to be very smart but easily bored and needed lots of love, attention, and exercise. He could be naughty, stealing shoes for games of keep away, but responded well to training and affection. Gabriel has been adopted by an active, GSP-savvy family with …

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Dan with his new mom and dad

Dan

Seven-year-old Dan was a frequent visitor to his local shelter. His owner signed Dan over to the very full shelter, and they called on us to find him a new home. His new owners have raised multiple GSPs, so understand the devotion required. Thank you, Pam, Karine, and Alysha, for fostering Dan, and thank you, …

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Kimber with new four legged siblings

Kimber

Young Kimber had to find a new home due to a series of life changes her owner experienced. She’s an easygoing girl who enjoys the company of people, including kids. Running, swimming, and ball playing are her favorite sports. Kimber now has a permanent home with retired adults, two GSP siblings and grandkids to play …

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Karley and Tucker3 with their new mom and dad

Karley & Tucker

Finding good homes for older foster dogs can be challenging. Karley and her son, Tucker (Tucker3 in rescue), are such dogs, but they got lucky. Experienced former adopters living on a spacious farm with donkeys, horses, and three other rescue dogs missed having GSPs, so they applied to adopt. They expressed particular interest in Karley …

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Remington3 with her new family

Remington

Two-year-old Remington (Remington3 in rescue) loves other dogs and humans. She wants to play and play and play with dogs. From humans, she demands full attention and will complain loudly when she feels bored or under-stimulated. Her rambunctious pranks earned her the nickname “Lawless” in her foster home, where she learned how to channel her …

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Lonestar with his new mom and dad

Lonestar

Nine-year-old Lonestar came to us from a shelter with little training and a few wounds that needed tending. His foster homes found him to be a good boy–docile, curious, and a bit insecure. He loves kids and playing ball, and he leans into adults to encourage petting. He’s been adopted by a GSP-savvy couple who …

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Lucy Lou with her new dog brother Max

Lucy Lou

Lucy Lou was surrendered by a family when they realized they didn’t have time to give her the exercise she needed. Her foster family found her to be a good girl who adored playing fetch. She’d spent most of her life outdoors, so had to adjust to indoor living and being in a crate sometimes. …

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Marlowe and new mom

Marlowe

This 1-year-old bundle of energy loves to hike, run, and romp. He came to us from an over-full shelter that needed dogs out asap. His new mom is an experienced trainer. Marlowe (now Kylo) is learning to play with alum Scout, who was adopted into the same family last year and lives nearby. Kylo likes …

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Bauer with his new family

Bauer

Young Bauer was picked up as a stray and landed in the shelter. Upon entering our rescue program, he acted more like a 10-year-old GSP than the 2-year-old he was estimated to be. He was unsocialized, not potty trained, and needed lots of medical attention to get him in top shape. Once his medical needs …

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Hannah2 with her new mom and dad

Hannah

Three-year-old Hannah (Hannah2) got away and soon found herself in a shelter. Once in foster care, she discovered the joy of swimming. She also delights in running around the yard chasing birds. She caught the eye of a GSP-savvy family that had just lost their six-year-old female, also named Hannah! They wanted to adopt another …

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Benji with his new mom and dad

Benji

Three-year-old Benji’s family surrendered him when they had to move and couldn’t take the dog with them. His foster family found him to be a curious, loving boy short on training and too interested in anything left on the countertop. They coaxed him steadily to learn house etiquette and leash manners–and to play well with …

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Amber with her new family

Amber

Amber is an elderly gal, but she’s young at heart, with a tail that never stops wagging. She likes kids and gets along well with other dogs, too. Now she’s in a forever home with a dad who is around most of the time, plus two canine siblings (a GSP and a Chihuahua), as well …

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Parker 2 with his new family

Parker

Parker (Parker2), an 8-month-old pup, was surrendered when his owners had to move and could not take the dog with them. Fortunately, this energetic young guy made himself right at home with his foster family, who are home a lot to provide the attention and training he needs. He now gets lots of love and …

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Kamo with his new family

Kamo

Kamo is not quite three years old, but this high-energy sweetheart has been through a lot. He was bred to be a hunting dog, but Kamo’s life became chaotic when his owner passed away unexpectedly. He was abandoned for a time, left with only a tennis ball for a friend. Eventually, he went to a …

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Bear with his new mom

Bear

Bear’s owner reluctantly surrendered him due to sudden, unexpected life changes. The dog went from living in a home with a yard, two humans, and a canine sibling to long days alone in an apartment. He wasn’t happy and voiced his concerns, loud and long. Everything changed again when Bear came into our foster program. …

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PJ and his new mom

PJ

Adorable PJ charmed the shelter staff with his puppy antics. They were surprised no one came looking for such a cute dog. Because PJ could not use one of his hind legs, they released him to us for medical treatment. An orthopedist determined the leg was not broken; PJ just needed to take it easy …

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Leonie with her new Mom

Leonie

Young Leonie, a GSP/Great Dane mix, had suffered a lot. She ended up in a shelter with buckshot wounds, and she was very skinny. Her foster mom reported that Leonie (aka Lulu) seemed sad, didn’t know how to play, and needed to learn house manners. Once she healed and settled in, she blossomed into a big love bug, …

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Paisley with her new fur brother Bogie

Paisley

Paisley was picked up by animal control, and no one came to claim her. She had little training and suffered from severe separation anxiety. Nonetheless, her foster family found her to be sweet, friendly, and loving. Now she has a forever home with a backyard full of birds and squirrels, parents who are home most …

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Keene with his new mom and dad

Keene

Keene is intelligent, loving, stubborn, and loyal–in other words, a typical GSP pup. He arrived from a shelter anxious and afraid of being left alone. With care and training, he settled down and learned to obey house rules. He discovered a love of hiking–and a knack for getting foxtails up his nose. His fosters worked …

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Remmy at his new home

Remmy

Eleven-year-old Remmy landed in a shelter when his owner died. We pulled him and took care of some health and dental needs. His foster mom found him a happy, friendly, loving guy. When Remmy was ready, he went to a foster-to-adopt situation and made himself right at home. The new house came with neighborhood kids …

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Oaklee with her new family

Oaklee

Sweet, petite Oaklee was scooped up as a stray from an overcrowded shelter. She’d been passed around from owner to owner, but no one came to claim her. Her foster family reported she was super sweet and timid. They also noticed she had a limp, which was diagnosed as bilateral elbow dysplasia. After surgery and …

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Kittle with new mom and dad

Kittle

Kittle is a super-smart boy who got caught in the Covid conundrum. He had a great start in life, but when pandemic restrictions were lifted, his owner could no longer work from home. Left home alone all day, young Kittle became bored and destructive. His owner knew the dog deserved a home that could provide …

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Marty with his new mom on a fern-lined hiking trail

Marty

Marty had some bad luck and landed in a shelter. Then he had some good luck. We found him a foster home with room to roam and where three adults worked from home. They were dog lovers who had not had a GSP before but met his puppy shenanigans with training, boundaries, and treats. Marty …

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Tahoe2 with her new big brother, Jacob

Tahoe

Young Tahoe was a bit of a wild child, a puppy full of beans and wiggles. After testing several homes, she found one with the time and patience to teach her how to control her exuberance. She now has a GSP big brother, alum Jacob (now Winston) to look up to and learn from. Thank …

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Angel lying down next to a cat and a dog

Angel

Angel’s owners could no longer care for her, so they gave her to a family member who already had too many dogs and too little time–so they surrendered her to a shelter. Angel’s foster home initially reported that she was a little devil with no training whatsoever. She was not housebroken. She counter-surfed and knew …

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