Sunday, October 25, 2009

Peggy's Senior Success Story

Peggy's story, as told by her loving foster mom, Tammy Regenthal...Peggy is an approximately 12yr old female that was surrendered to an upstate NY shelter along with two other senior GSPs. Volunteers from the Eastern GSP Rescue Group pulled Peggy from the shelter in May 2009 and had her evaluated by a veterinarian. It was apparent Peggy was not well cared for and was diagnosed with lyme disease, hookworm and had a large, ulcerated, tumor on her on her hind leg approximately the size of a large egg.

Upon evaluation, the vet was almost certain the tumor was malignant and her foster family prepared themselves for the worst and decided they would provide her the best life they could no matter how long this old gal had left. The rescue group opted to use their proceeds to have the tumor removed and biopsied to enhance this girls quality of life! Upon removal, the tumor was deemed benign and in the following months Peggy made a full recovery. (Pic of Peggy's tumor is to the right...)

It was astounding to watch Peggy through her recovery and the removal of the tumor opened new doors for her. At one point in her life peggy had difficulty doing the most routine tasks such as walking, laying down and going up and downstairs now thanks to the efforts of the rescue group and her foster family she was jogging, swimming, camping, hiking etc. and she was experiencing many new things life had to offer!

I am proud to annouce Peggy found her 'forever home' on September 5, 2009 in Marlton, NJ with a loving family who has two other 4-legged companions and in just a matter of days Peggy was adjusted to her new home. She is doing amazing and for an old gal we have been told she has a lot of 'spunk'!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Betty Will Steal Your Heart

Hi, my name is Betty! I'm a sweet and sassy little gal. By little, I mean I'm quite petite, and weigh less than 40 lbs. I'm a very lucky girl to have found a wonderful foster mom in Arkansas. My former owner brought me to a rural MO shelter, and asked the folks to put me down. He said all he wanted from me was a litter of pups, and I delivered. Once my pups were weaned, he decided I was of no use to him.

Well, the folks at the shelter could tell I was a very special girl so they refused to put me down right away. At first, I was very depressed at the shelter, and was looking all around for my puppies, but couldn't find them anywhere. My new friends at the shelter got in touch with GSP Rescue, so now I'm safe and happy in my foster home.

I get along with everyone I meet. I absolutely ADORE the company of other dogs, and would love to have a canine companion in my new home. I love people too, and never meet a stranger. I love to take long walks in the woods and my foster mom says I have a lot of takes a while to tire me out. So, an active playmate would be a great match for me.

I am learning house manners, and haven't had any accidents in my foster home. I'm quiet and well behaved in my crate also (I try so hard to be a good girl). My foster mom doesn't have any cats, so she's not sure if I could live with a cat or not. Probably better not to take a chance, as I might like to chase cats.

I'm up-to-date on my vaccinations, spayed and I'm heartworm negative. The rescue has some great contacts for transportation, so don't let my Arkansas location deter you if you live elsewhere and you'd like to learn more about me. I'm hoping to find my forever home soon, so please write to Michelle if you would like more information on adoption:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cody...In Search Of...A Soft Bed And Someone To Snuggle With

Hi, my name is Cody. Please excuse me, I'm a little confused. I used to live with someone, but I got lost or maybe they didn't want me anymore so they just turned me loose. They cared enough to neuter me, but didn't care enough to keep me or to find a home for me. Lucky for me, a kind person found me and let me stay with her and her family. She was sure that my folks would be looking for me. They weren't. She was really nice to me--she let me sleep on the couch in the daytime and I had a warm bed to sleep in at night. I even got along with a small dog that lived there. I wanted to chase the cat, though. I probably should not do that, but I'm a bird dog, ok?

So, I got all settled in at this house, and then one day I go on a road trip. I was kinda scared, cuz I didn't know what was going on. Well, there was nothing to be scared about, cuz I was going to GSP Rescue! I am now in a foster home with other GSP's just like me--they have had bad luck but we are safe now and looking for homes. My foster mom thinks I am handsome, sweet, and a good buddy. I am about 7 years old or so. All that means is that I am not super silly like one of my foster brothers. I like to have my ears scratched and I give good hugs.

I am not quite sure about this thing called a crate. I cried the first night I was in my foster home cuz I wanted to be close to my foster mom. She understands that sometimes spotty dogs are so loving and attached to their people that they can't bear to be away from them.. Other than not liking crates, I am perfect! I like other dogs and know not to potty in the house. I point birds in the yard, but am afraid of loud noises, so I don't think I would like to go hunting. I would, however, like to be your bestest friend forever, so email my foster mom at and tell her you want to adopt me!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Chaz's Chance

Hi, my name is Chaz. At least that is what I go by now. I got lost from my people (they didn't put a tag on my collar, guess they were too busy with other stuff to make sure I stayed safe...) and they never came looking for me. Guess they were too busy for that, too. But don't be sad for me, cuz I am safe now. Apparently the shelter folks thought I was pretty special, cuz they called some folks, who called some other folks, who drove a long way to make sure I got to come to rescue. I am sure glad they weren't too busy to help me.

I am about 5 years old (that's what the rescue people think) and am a stocky guy at about 50 lbs. I am in good shape, but just heavy-boned and short. I think I am very handsome, and my foster mom agrees. I am done with all of that puppy foolishness that younger GSP's have, and I slept in a crate nicely the first night I was in my foster home. My foster mom is still learning about me, and she will help me write more once she knows more about me.

I am good with other dogs and I am a quiet, laid back boy. I like to be petted and do pretty good on a leash (my foster mom just doesn't walk fast enough, that's all...). I think I have lived in a house before, and my foster mom talked about giving me increased freedom in the house. Until next time....Chaz (Written by Chaz's foster mom, Stacy. If you are interested in more information on Chaz, please e-mail Stacy at: