Hey folks, my name is Thomas and I'm the happiest GSP boy this side of the Mississippi!! I am very lucky to be alive, as I found myself in a shelter in the country. A lot of rescue people wanted me to have a chance to be a young spotty dog, so they worked together to help me and another GSP boy get a ride to foster care.
When the rescue lady went to the shelter to tell them she was going to help me, the shelter people started crying. You see, I had been at the shelter place for a while, longer than any other dog there, and still no one wanted a happy boy like me. The shelter people didn't understand it either, but they were going to have to make me go to sleep. The day before the rescue lady came they were going to make me go to sleep, but something told them to wait...and then the rescue lady came and I was safe!! The shelter people were really happy, cuz they liked me a lot.
I am almost a year old, and my foster mom says I go, go, go! I am just doing what young GSP boys do...PLAY! I really like to wrestle with my buddies here, and don't mind even that one of my friends is really big.
I am really trying hard to learn from my foster mom (she is really smart). I am very sweet and want to be by your side all the time, except when I am playing, of course...
I think cats are fun to chase, so I need to go live where there aren't any kitties. I like to run with my foster mom on-leash--she is training for something called a mary-thon, and she says I could probably win one...
Email email@example.com for an application to adopt me. I'm being fostered in Arkansas, but I can hitch a ride to almost anywhere to be united with my forever family.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Hi, my name is Chase. My brother and I are in rescue because no one purchased us from our breeder. I am glad we didn't go live with just anybody. My foster mom and her rescue friends will make sure we get the most awesome homes ever. I am very sweet and just had my first birthday on September 24. I like to point birds in the yard, but haven't been hunting yet.
I am such a good boy that I can stay in the house by myself when my foster mom is gone and I don't even have to stay in a crate. I know that I better be on my best behavior so that a really nice person will adopt me. I am a quiet GSP and really like to be close to my person. I don't jump up, I just nudge you with my liver nose and tell you to pet me, please. I am about 50 lbs and may grow just a little bit more. I'm in Arkansas, but my foster mom has transport contacts that can help me get to my new home. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk to my foster mom about adopting me.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Hi, folks. My name is Junior and I just had my first-ever birthday on September 24th. My foster mom said as my present I got to be neutered. I don't think that was a very nice present, but she knows best.
My brother and I are in rescue cuz our we didn't sell when we were little puppies, although all of our brothers and sisters found their homes. I am glad we didn't sell to just anyone--my foster mom and her rescue friends will do a good job of finding the very bestest home for me.
I am a bigger boy at about 60 lbs. I like to point birds in the yard but have not been hunting yet. I think I would like to chase cats, so a home without cats would be best for me. I like other dogs, but I really like to cuddle with people.. I like to put my big clunky head in laps. I am working on not pulling on a leash, but I do know how to sit when I am told. I am quiet in a crate and know that it means time to settle down.
Email my foster mom at email@example.com to tell her you want to adopt me. Thanks!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Meet Freya! She has been through a lot over the last few months. She had enjoyed a lovely life with her adoptive mom, Kat, in NM. Kat adopted her from the AZ GSP Rescue. Kat has spent her career in the military, and had been told she would remain in the US until retirement. So, she fulfilled her adult-life dream, and adopted two dogs from the AZ rescue, Odin and Freya. She adored her “kids” and provided them with tons of love and attention. Kat was shocked to receive the news that she would be transferring to Germany, for a three-year period. She knew the stress of the trip, quarantine, and frequent boarding while she was “in the field” would be too much for her loving GSPs. So, she asked GSP Rescue for help.
There were no open adoptive homes in AZ/NM, as it can be challenging to place a pair of dogs together. We desperately wanted to place them together. After all, they were losing their mom, they shouldn’t have to lose one another as well. We found a lovely home for them in Maine. The family had two young boys and were willing to adopt Odin and Freya together. Through the help of a vast volunteer transport network, Odin and Freya were transported by car, cross-country, from NM to Maine.
Everything was going well until Odin started exhibiting signs of pain and soreness. It escalated to the point that he was very grouchy with the two young boys in the home. The family took him to the vet, and after some testing, it was determined he had Ehrlichiosis, a tick-borne illness. Given his obvious discomfort, and the fact there were two children in the home, we made the decision to move both Odin and Freya to a foster home in Maine. The foster Dad is a breeder, and the foster mom, a Vet. Odin’s pain became even more unbearable, and a blood test revealed he was also in kidney failure. We made the very tearful decision to end Odin’s suffering.
So, poor little Freya has lost her mom, her “old” home, her adoptive home, and now, her companion, Odin. She is doing well, despite all of the changes. However, she really needs a home with another doggy companion. Freya is remarkably bright and very much in tune with people and other dogs. She follows her foster dad around the house, and stays very close. He feels she worries a bit, given all of the changes, but knows she’ll be much more confident once she has a stable home life again.
Her foster dad says:
“Freya has been very easy to train. She was a terrible puller on the leash, but I was able to explain what "heel" means in just a few minutes. We are crate training Freya, and she appreciates having her own "spot." She will disappear into her crate. She has prey drive. She located the mouse nest in the wood pile with her nose and kind of stuttered to a stop. She's really put together well and has great muscle tone. Freya loves riding in the car. She curls up quietly on the back seat when we are moving, but gets up and looks around when we start turning and stopping. Freya is probably the quietest GSP I have ever known. She rarely barks, seldom whines. Freya is very respectful when taking treats from your hand. She occasionally throws a fit in her crate, but she's just trying to train us to let her out (it doesn't work here). Most of the time, crate time is quiet time and she has figured that out pretty fast. Freya is going to stick to her new owner like glue. She's very well behaved but she wants someone to set limits and boundaries for her. Giving her a job like obedience or rally would be really fun for you and her. Freya is good with kids and reportedly good around cats.”
If you are interested in more information about Freya, please contact Celeste, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, September 4, 2009
Hi, my name is Pepper. I used to live with my dad. We had lots of fun together. My dad had to go to this place called WAR. I'm not sure where that is, but my dad said he had to go so that people like you could live here and be safe. My dad sent me to live with his sister, but she had too many dogs and I was in danger of getting sent to a place called the POUND. I have heard about the pound, and it sounds like a scary place. Now I am safe in foster care in AR. I am a very nice boy--I like other dogs and people. The jury is still out on cats--if I see one I will let you know how it goes between me and Mr. Cat. I don't mind staying in a crate, but I can be left alone in the house and don't tear anything up. I am housebroken (my dad taught me really good manners) and I am an all-around good boy. I really want to have a home again--it's nice here, but I want a family or person all to myself. Email my foster mom at email@example.com to find out about adopting me. My foster mom is so cool, she can get me a ride to almost anywhere, so don't hesitate to ask!