My first adoption began with a pint size ball of energy two years ago! He is a black and white male named Asher (formerly Azer). This little guy was a fence jumper from day one and would even jump while I was in the yard watching him. He had 2 hours of vigorous exercise a day, but you could not wear him out! Since I move on 16 acres, I have the perfect GSP who actually gets tired now.
Then came Brooklin (formerly Noelle) who barked incessantly. She is a beautiful liver and white ticked GSP. Her eyes make you melt and want to give her anything she wants. I call her Miss Velcro as she climbs in my lap when I am sitting outside and immediately falls asleep. She is a total love bug and amazingly the barking has stopped. Once she got in a moving box and chewed her bone for an hour.
She was so very focused.
Ten days ago, Drake, joined my pack. He is also back and white ticked GSP. I finally have a dock jumper a swimmer. He swims non-stop for at least 30 minutes a day. He is a "big" dog, weighing in now at 70 pounds. He and Brooklin are about the tender young age of two and are best playmates!
I will always have GSP's in my family now thanks to the North Texas GSP Rescue! Many thanks to my fosters Stacy, Cathy and Trevor.
Asher doing great with life on the farm.
He can run to his heart's content! I really love this boy.
A year ago we met the girl of our dreams! After being rescued in Ft. Worth, having pneumonia for Christmas, traveling to an awesome foster home outside of Houston (Thank you Andi & Family), she finally made it to her forever home on Stonycreek in Dallas late January 2012. Even though her name is Lucky we feel as though we are the lucky ones. We are fools for her. We often say that she is the "perfect" dog for us. The first day Lucky came home she made herself right at home curling up in a ball on her favorite chair and constantly reminding us that even at 41lbs she IS a lap dog. She is such a happy girl and makes us giggle every day. She has had her moments but she likes to point out that it was our fault we left the bananas too close to the edge of the counter not hers! She is gradually becoming a dog vacuum cleaner which is helpful because she is the best sous chef in the world! We love her so much and it is amazing to me how much she has made our lives better. She greets us every morning and afternoon with a smile and a kiss. She is forever in need of giving her love and on the cold chilly nights she makes a great couch warmer! Thank you GSP rescue for helping us find Lucky!
~ Pamela Horvath
Lilly is settling in perfect. We are all crazy about her. She runs from one end of property to the other. She follows both my kids around all day and they love it. She has several toys and a new crate to sleep in. She is the perfect addition to our family.
Hi there! We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and let you know Shi is doing great! We love her and can't imagine life without her :-)
She gets chilly when the temperature drops and so we've bought her a sweater which she likes to wear to stay warm. I dress her up for the holidays and she's very patient with me! My son thinks I'm crazy but it's fun and she gets rewarded for it, so doesn't seem to mind. She's taken to sleeping with my son at night which he loves and she still tries to take over my sofa (a constant battle).
She's very sweet and my family loves her! No problems health wise - she is fit and her coat is shiny as ever. We always get comments on how beautiful she is.
Thank you for raising such a good dog!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
~ Delta Lane
Mesa is such a wonderful addition to our family. Each day I thank God that you all were there in our time of need. When we lost our German Shorthaird Pointer (Bear), we did not think we could ever love another one like him! Mesa is so fantastic! She has settled in so well. The first night she was with us, I left the light on. I did not know how well she would adjust to having only one eye. The next night I forgot to leave the hall light on. At 3:00 in the morning she came into our bedroom and woke me up to let me know she had to go outside to the bathroom. We were so excited! (You should have seen the three of us at 3:00 in the morning outside). From that point on, she has established a bathroom routine that is more in line with our nights! She is so special to us and such a good pet. Thanks for allowing us to have her as part of this forever family.
~ Elizabeth York
Sorry it has taken me so long to email you back. Medical school has gotten a little hectic lately. Belle is doing fantastic! She has come such a long way since I got her. She has become way more out going and confident. Belle is extremely smart, people are amazed that I have only had her for 2 months because she behaves so well. I take her every where with me and am so happy that I adopted her. She makes the best study buddy. Thanks for all that you guys do at GSP rescue.
We are so happy with Hera (we renamed Sorrel) and she is doing OK. She is very comfortable here in the house and she's very happy. After about a week, she was fully adapted to her new life, running and having a blast chasing things at the dog park. She's turned into a lap dog, and she likes to sleep up high (on top of her crate). We've put 2.5 lbs of muscle on her. She's a very smart dog -- she learns quickly, it didn't take long for her to get the routine here in the house. And she's done great with house training -- no accidents at all.
The only real problem we've had is that she broke a bone in her foot last Saturday. She was running at the dog park at full speed -- which is really saying something -- and a squirrel dropped out of a tree on her right hand side. She cut hard right and cracked a bone in her left foot. The good news is that our vet said that we don't have to have surgery to reinforce the bone. The bad news is that it will take 6 - 8 weeks for her to heal, and she has to be in a splint the whole time. The hard part is keeping her quiet and the splint in place -- she doesn't seem to mind running on it. Over the past week the vet has had to re-splint it three times. But we will manage.
~ Jim Critchfield
We have been playing with our camera and took some good shots of Lucky. There is a funny one of him and Chimera, I don’t think he realize I tossed the disc to them.
Lucky is settled in and is really showing his personality. He can be such a goof and makes us laugh a lot. A couple weekends ago I put some water in the bathtub then went to put laundry in the dryer. When I was headed back toward the bathroom I heard a splash. I thought maybe a bottle of shampoo had fallen in. I found Lucky in the bathtub pulling my loofahs off the hook and dropping them into the water. He would wait for them to sink then stick his whole head underwater to retrieve them. The whole time his head was underwater he was blowing bubbles. He would then repeat the process, and if they did not immediately sink he would pounce on them, and splash water all over the bathroom. I was laughing so hard I couldn’t even be upset that there was an inch of water on the floor.
Needless to say he got a bath.
We love tossing the ball around for him. I have never met a dog with his level of enthusiasm and commitment to chasing the ball, and birds. The local birds have learned to stay out of our yard. He is a dream to run with and is working on getting us in shape. We are so glad we adopted him.
~Will and Amanda
~ Steph & Kyle
Bernard is doing very well. I love him so much and I think he is happy in his new home. We are walking/jogging every morning and evening. He seems to be in excellent health for a 10 year old. He loves to play fetch with his kong and loves a rawhide bone every night, which he buries in his bed first, thinks about it, checks it, and then eats it! He staying indoors during the day, he doesn't like to be in the backyard alone, although its not the healthiest thing for him to be in all day, I think he prefers it, especially now that its getting hot. He has the run of the house. Many thanks to GSP Rescue, a really great organization. Here's a couple of pictures from yesterday afternoon in the backyard.
We're having a great time with Marco and I think that he really enjoys his new home. I'm still amazed on how quickly he warmed up to us. The first night he was here he fell asleep in my lap and he acts like he's been with us since he was pup. He's a smart boy and is well behaved in the house and yard, but his hunt instinct often gets the better of him when we're out walking. We'll keep working on that.
Got him an ID tag yesterday and some toys. First dog we've had in a long while who understands about fetch and tug-of-war. He and Anna have become fast friends. All is well.
Clover is doing well.
This is Willa (aka spec) and Gauge in their front yard.
Bruno had his first check-up yesterday with the vet. He went to the Animal Hospital Jones Road and was proclaimed to be a beautiful GSP specimen. Bruno now weighs 49 pounds and is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met. I started him on Sentinel and Frontline this weekend, but will switch him next month to Trifexis. Thanks so much to Chris for being a great foster and giving Bruno a loving home until he came to ours. He has bonded with our other dog and last night learned how to play fetch in the backyard. Strudels taught him and Bruno loves to run like crazy after the Kong donut and bring it back to us. Bruno has made us get healthier too by making us walk several times a day around the neighborhood. Bruno has no problems being in the crate while we are at work because Strudels is right beside him in the other crate. He is so smart and a wonderful addition to our family. Thanks for our "Velcro" dog!
~ Alana Wilkin
Rook, the German Shorthair Pointer during his first week of Skijor...he is a natural. Hike up!
The Canine Center for Training and Behavior hosted Skijor week 2012 in Breckenridge Colorado.
Rook is a survivor of the Missouri 75 Tradegy where a Puppy Mill was set on fire. Rook (Seigen) is now a happy boy with a new family!
Molly (Skeet) has become part of the family in a very short time. She is a great dog. She gets lots of love and attention. She is finally settling in enough to nap on a big dog pillow we purchased.
~ David Greenlees
We made a phone call and registered our newest family member with 24 Petwatch. We have changed his name to Gauge and the registration reflects that. We ADORE Gauge. He is so sweet and loving. His manners are amazing...he's obviously had previous training. He and Willa really enjoy each others company. We are considering replacing our queen size bed with a king as both dogs sleep with us and Gauge is quite large. Gauge is the most beautiful GSP I've ever seen. We are so proud that he is ours. We feel so blessed to have these amazing dogs to share our lives with. They add so much joy! Thanks so much for checking back with us on Gauge's microchip registration. Take care.
I thought you would like to know that Ellie (formerly Maggie) is settling in well. Well from her perspecitve life is great, she's a real lover, has responded well to training, and is getting along with our other dog, Tessa. I thought you would enjoy this photo of her.
Bo is doing fantastic… He is just the sweetest, happiest dog I have ever seen. He is always wagging his tail, and he does this adorable “happy dance” whenever he gets really excited. He has been such a huge hit with our friends and family – everyone has just completely fallen in love with him. He loves running around the backyard with his brother Buster and snuggling up with us on the couch, too. He’s doing really well with the thunder phobia – we’ve been working with him on it and trying to give him positive reinforcement when there are thunderstorms. He’s still scared and shakes, but he does fine when we’re around. Thank you so much for taking care of him and helping us to make him a part of our family. We feel so lucky to have him!
My husband and I adopted Fritz (Shiner) in 2010 and we love every day with him! He is a wonderful addition to our family and other GSP Cheza. Fritz loves to swim while we kayak and go on runs with us. After knee surgery and heartworm treatment Fritz is a new dog! He's well mannered and full of energy, but will snuggle anytime of day. Thanks TX GSP Rescue!
-Becky & Hugo Espinoza
Your adoption agency is great and so easy to work with! I recommend you guys to everyone that asks about Cooper! Everyone he meets loves him!!
As we pause to give thanks this year, I wanted to thank you for interceding on Ace's behalf when he came to the attention of TX GSP Rescue. He really is an amazing little fellow - funny, athletic, smart, beautiful, sweet and loving. But what is most amazing is what my wife calls his "magic aura." He is loved on everywhere he goes. From Starbuck's to Town Lake and all points in between people seek him out to pet, hug and generally comment on how cute, beautiful, handsome, buff, smart and sweet he is. I have never seen anything like it. He just has a magnetic personality, not sure how else to put it.
~ John E. Brejot
A soft bed on a cool sunny day--What more could a GSP ask for ;-)
Picture features "Mercy"
Hi, just wanted to let you know Annie had her 1st trail ride this morning and she did great! We rode 2 hrs. She was with 2 other horse wise dogs. Annie ran, swam in creek, ate horse poop, chased birds, she always came right back to us. I could not have been prouder! She did try to grab my horses trail, he did not care for it and let her know it! So far, she has a healthy respect for the horses.
Robin and I find it hard to believe that it has been less than three months since Maggie (formerly Priscilla) joined our family. She is a wonderful companion and well known throughout the neighborhood. She draws admirers wherever we go. One gentleman, who saw her with us at an outside table at a San Marcos restaurant, asked if this was the Priscilla he had seen on the GSP Rescue web site.
Maggie has completed a six week elementary training course and is a regular and popular visitor to the nursing home where Robin's parents live. She helped greet visitors to the Texas GSP Rescue booth during the morning of the San Marcos Pet Fest.
A typical day includes two long walks (an hour +/- 15 minutes) or one walk and a romp at the dog park. Her foster family, lives nearby, so she knows almost all of the many dogs in the area. She participates at the regular Sunday neighborhood dog walk, which has drawn as many as fourteen dogs. Maggie enjoys meeting her many human and canine friends on her walks and especially enjoys play dates at her former foster home, who are extremely helpful and have become good friends. Maggie was very fortunate to have such a wonderful foster family to help her build her strength and confidence.
Maggie loves to ride in the car, quietly curling up in the back seat as soon as we start to move. Her favorite destinations include the nursing home and picking up Robin after she teaches a late class at Texas State.
We shall always be grateful to Texas GSP rescue for making it possible for Maggie to join our family.
I wanted to touch base with you and give you a update on Brady. He is doing GREAT!! He is just a real riot. We have never had such a dog with the personality as this fella. Shannon and I just love this guy and not sure how we have made it with out him all of these years. Other than the jail break (twice) where we had to run him down blocks away and tackle him before he hit traffic; it's been great. Fairly crafty with darting out the slightly cracked door. He's just about whipped into shape and we are escape free for the past 6 months or so. He is right at home on my pillows, hogging the fire, ever so photogenic, and playing for hours on end with our boxer Schotzie. They are in love by the way. ~ Jim & Shannon Vititow
I just wanted to send you a few more pictures of Sophie to let you see her in her environment (she is siting right beside me on the couch as I type this). She is a pretty quiet pup - unless she wants to go out, eat, or walk. We have taught her how to get her leash - we may regret this one day because she has really mastered that trick : )
We were super excited and headed to the dog park last night. I was a little nervous about the dog park visit - I was not sure how she would do with other dogs. SHE LOVED IT and was so good. No growling or barking - just running and running and running. She met two great danes that loved chasing her. It was quite funny to see her out run them. She was so tiny in comparison. There was one other pointer there and they chased a laser beam for a while. We will definitely make this a regular activity in our home.
Thank you for the work you do. ~Amber
Chloe is doing well! She has slept through the night each night on her bed in our bedroom and plays all day outside with Clyde. The only “issue” was getting her and our cat acquainted! J They are coming to terms with each other. Basically they just stare at each other. Our cat ruled the roost with Clyde and Gus, even laying on their beds, drinking out of their bowls and would even eat their dog food sometimes. I really think this cat thinks he is a dog!! Anyway, the cat growled and hissed at Chloe at first, and now Chloe just follows the cat around. I think she wants to play with him, but is scared of him, and the cat wants no part of her anyway! Poor Chloe!
The picture of her standing on a table right by our back door looking inside is funny. Clyde hadn’t gone outside, yet, so I guess she was looking for him wondering why she was out and he was in! ~ Stacy
Just wanted you to see her in our home. She seems to be adjusting. We have named her Sophie and she is a love bug. She has eaten and is now resting quietly on her new bed. Thank you both so much for everything (Steve - you were so wonderful to meet and your dogs were great to hang out with; Tyfany - thanks for working with us to find our new addition) and hopefully we'll see you soon.
Biggie weighed 75 lbs., hence the name. Surrendered to GSP Rescue for whatever reason by his owner who had hunted with him for 12 years, Biggie had cataracts and was basically blind. He was very healthy otherwise and had the biggest feet we'd ever seen on a GSP. We kept (and fell in love with) him for two weeks while his then foster parent was on vacation. We felt it would be a miracle if he were adopted since he was older and blind and asked GSP Rescue if we could just adopt him ourselves. So we did, and Biggie had a good life with us. He loved me but adored Ardell who would pick him up and hold him like a baby and then give him an all-over massage which Biggie loved.
To let Biggie outside, we'd open the kennel and he would prance out, lifting his front feet high in front of him so his face didn't run into anything. He would grab your shirt or pants with his teeth and hold on until he got to the door where he evidently could see the light. He would run down the road and sniff the ground forever, striking a point when he found a bird or rabbit. When younger, he must've been a really good hunter and blindness never dulled those instincts.
In the evenings, he would wear a blinking red light collar so we would know where he was when adventuring deep into the cedar trees. Sometimes Biggie would get momentarily confused and caught up in a briar bush. Even then, he wouldn't panic, just wait patiently until we found and rescued him.
Always hungry, Biggie would gobble up a large bowl of warmed dogfood, and curl up on the blanket in his crate to snooze the night away.
In the fall of 2009, Biggie was diagnosed with a heart murmur and put on medication. These GSPs have such strength, and his heart problem never dampened his spirit or energy. Sadly, Biggie died this past spring. Happily, we had Biggie and he had us for the last 4+ years of his life and we miss him terribly. Yet, his passing made it possible for us to save yet one more GSP.
I brought Bax to work with me this morning and I am so surprised!!! :)
He has been awesome! And yes, EVERYONE loves him!! He is loving loving *
loving* all the attention he is getting from everyone that passes through my
room. And he has already made friends with Murphy, the blue heeler that
hangs in our area.
Our one year anniversary for adopting Abby just occurred. Attached is a picture of her from last week - she has grown up. She is small (a breeder in the neighborhood called her sub-standard, nicely though). That is fine with us with three boys, smaller is fine. She does very well. With some training she developed into a great family member. She loves to swim and in the heat of the summer, our pool was her best friend. She still cools off on the pool steps after a walk in the greenbelt or bike ride. The boys love her and we gave up on not letting her sleep in a couple of their beds (fortunately, she is a clean dog). Everyone in the neighborhood knows and likes Abby, the friendly dog who is not a biter or barker.
~ Torry Scott & Michelle McAtee
We love our Beau! XO!
I wanted to give a quick update on Haylie. I cannot believe I've had her for 2 years this October! Shannon at Best Friend's Training was Haylie's "Dog Whisperer!" Haylie had lots of fears to work through from her previous life and Shannon has been amazing!! When I adopted her, she was very skittish and would cower down and not make eye contact when a man was in the room. She is a completely different dog now. She is energetic, confident, and so affectionate! (Her fear of men is long gone....sometimes I think she loves my boyfriend more than she loves me!!!) While she is still gun shy, that definitely has not affected her hunting instincts. She points all the time and actually caught a squirrel last year. But this summer's catch was the most exciting. While swimming at the lake, she went ashore and came back with a live armadillo! She was very happy and quite confused when we made her give it up! I love Haylie Jean and am so grateful for all the work y'all do!
There use to be the most beautiful begonias behind Auggie, but he
loves to run thru those shrubs and what was my flower patch and chase
after Mookie, who has finally decided to get on board the Auggie
He is all puppy!!!! Approximately 5 1/2 mos and 35-40 lbs. He is
chewing up everything insight and is non stop energy. We love him like
Thanks to y'all for doing such a great job. By the bye, I changed his name to Bailey... seemed to fit his goofy, happy, curious disposition. He's doing great, still a work in progress, of course... having lots of fun, getting out lots. - Chris
Well, it has only been a few days, but we are already soooo happy with Jack (now known at Jeter, or Jete, which sounds like Jack)..big Yankees fans! :) He has an amazing temperament and has adjusted so easily. In just a few days he has already learned to sit, stay, shake, come, and sit by the door when he has to go :). He is one of the smartest dogs I have ever been around and he continues to amaze me with how well he adapts to any situation. We have been trail running a few times and he absolutely loves that and swimming in any water we come across along the way. We could never have asked for a better dog and we love him so much!
This is Ellie with one of two of her trophies from yesterday. She snagged it and brought it to me, and then laid down to pose. She was SO proud of herself!
We have camped for the last week at state parks. Rainey swam the Guadalupe, an the Paluxy rivers with me. Shes a great camper.
- The Putmans
Hi! My name is Morgan ( Moore ) and I was adopted by Jim & Carol from my foster parents Melva & Ardell in May 2009. Jim & Carol already had a GSP named Molly they’ve had since she was a puppy. She is now 12 years old and is not only my best friend but she has taught me a lot, like where the treats are, that grand parents are a soft touch and if your parents are away, you need to make a sad face and the neighbors will take you home until your parents return. Due to a job situation, we have moved to Yuma , AZ , where Molly & I have a jeep that we let our parents drive us around in. That’s our favorite thing to do. The other day we went for a walk and I saw the strangest bird and immediately froze on point, after all a bird is a bird. I was told that was good but I didn't have to point at roadrunners and should probably stick to dove, quail and birds like that. My new life is great!
Yesterday (July 1) was one year since we brought Rodney home to live with us. We just can’t get over how great he is and how much we love him. We’d been burned a few times with other breeds and were quite gun-shy about getting another dog. Also adding to the dilemma was the fact that we have a 10 yr old son with special needs who has been terrified of dogs his entire life. Well, it didn’t take long for Jackson to take to Rodney (and vice versa). Now Jackson gets in trouble because he plays with Rodney when he’s supposed to be doing something else! J Rodney is so wonderful with all kids that come to the house and he is the absolute perfect pet. Our 6yr old daughter, Lindsay, had a school career project and decided to be a veterinarian. Rodney was Lindsay’s patient and even let her ‘bandage’ his head with toilet paper. He loves chasing squirrels and protecting his back yard from other such vicious creatures. We love him so much and are so thankful for Yvonne and all the wonderful people and volunteers at the Texas GSP Rescue!
The Walker Family
Donnie, Wendy, Jackson and Lindsay
Jake and Shylo
Just wanted to give an update on Gus, aka Yukon. We adopted him almost four weeks ago. He has the best personality and behaves so well. We love him so much!! He really likes to go out on the pipeline next to our house with us and explore all the smells there are. He thinks he might actually catch a squirrel one of these days!!
Thanks so much,
Larry & Alison
What a good girl, Mercy!
Just wanted to send you a picture of sweet Lyla in her graduation cap! She did pretty well...was a little distracted, but Jack came by to say congradulations too!
Hi Yvonne & Kristen. Sorry for not being in touch sooner, but wanted to share that little Trinity has made a milestone and now weighs over 50 lbs!! When we first got her she was around 40 lbs. We think she would gain more weight if it wasn't for the fact that she rarely slows down anymore!! She can outrun our other two dogs and she's been great exercise for our 4 year old Daisy who has lost some of her portliness running with Trinity! Our three "kids" are great together and Trinity couldn't have fit in with our family any more perfectly. She's a huge talker too! Communicates with us constantly, always has direct eye contact and is very very smart. She makes us smile every day with her antics. I'm attaching a couple of photos I snapped today so you could see how she's looking.
Thanks so much for saving her. She brings us a great deal of happiness!
Thank you for helping my Wife and I find a GSP through Texas GSP. We have renamed Perry to "Remi" short for Remington and he hasn't had a problem with the name change at all. Remi has a lot of energy and loves to talk to you if he wants something. He fits in very well with our family and gets along great with or other GSP "Colt". I have given a good word out about Texas GSP Rescue to a couple of friends that are looking to adopting a new family member. Thank you again for all the help and for all that the Rescue has done to help us find a new family member.
Keith & Meagan Fitzpatrick
Here is a picture of the doggies (Rowan and Ransom) playing in the snow. -Abby Worley
We adopted Charlie in April 2009. He has been a wonderful addition to our pack. He loves exploring so we renamed him Magellan and has even swam across the Colorado River in Austin to explore the other bank!
His favorite activities are off-leash walks, going to any dog park, rough play with his GSP brother Moses, swimming in the river with his Lab brother Lazarus, and playing baseball in the backyard. He is a great outfielder! Magellan will join his brothers as animal assisted therapy dogs in the next year or so, and we figure he will like going to “story time” at the library and visiting friends at nursing homes.
Just an update on Cowboy or known to you guys as “Big Al”
A year ago next month we adopted Cowboy and he has become a big part of our household, After we got him a week later we left him alone inside the main part of our home a needless to say he cost us 8 grand!!! He had a time of his life tearing everything off the kitchen counters to ruining the carpet in the whole downstairs to chewing shoes up etc.……we got home and it looked like a tornado had hit. So we had to tear all the carpet up and decided to go ahead and put what we had been wanting which was slate floors, good excuse to get them, right!!!
Other than that he has really come to be attached to us and loves his new home, we have recently gotten a new pool which he has to get in every day. Now he can sit on the front porch with out a leash and hangout. He has really matured and has become the GPS I was looking for.
Thanks you guys at the rescue group for what you do!!!! -Chris Batson
This picture is of my dogs, Zoey and Max, smiling after they returned from the dog park. My husband and I got married almost 3 years ago and decided we needed to rescue a dog, so we looked on Petfinder. We picked Zoey (on the right in picture) from the Texas GSP Rescue. She was with a foster family who had 2 other dogs. After 3 months, we decided she needed a partner in crime and once again looked on Petfinder. We found Max at the Friendswood Animal Shelter with an urgent posting because the shelter was getting full. The first week was hard, but we could not ask for two better companions. If I could give any advice for someone looking for a dog, please give bigger dogs a chance! Even though they are bigger, they can still be lap dogs and have the sweetest demeanor. Check your local pound or an animal control listing on Petfinder because unfortunately they have to resort to euthanization when they become overcrowded and invest in having your pet microchipped. We could not imagine our lives without our 55 and 70lb. smiling companions! -The Beards
Hi, it's been almost 1 1/2 years since darling Macaroni (Mac) came to Waxahachie and he is such a love! As you can see, he also loves the water bowl. Despite having a kiddie pool to lie in after a hearty romp in the pasture, sometimes he just prefers sitting in the water bowl! Thank you for rescuing him and letting him come live with me, Teddy, CamperDog and Kismet and Woody (horses). He is right at home and is such a great dog! We love him.
Sincerely, Diane Dynis
Thought I would give you an update on Maddie aka Ladybird. We have had her almost a year and she is a wonderful dog. She is happy, sweet and very playful. We take her for rides in the golfcart which she loves. I hope everyone who has adopted from GSP Rescue of TX has found the perfect match as we did. You guys are doing a great job, keep up the good work....The King Family
Mason is doing great. He is getting big. He is doing great walking on a leash now. He does not walk like a normal dog. He has a strut just like the show dogs do around the ring. He must know he is good looking.
Mason is getting really good at creeping up on squirrels. He can go out the backdoor, across the deck, and down two stairs of four before the squirrels hear him. It is great fun. My husband and I took him out to Ozona to our hunting lease. Oh, he loved that. He is not too fond of the cactus but quails were a lot of fun.
Mason has gotten a new sister, Boo. She is a Brittany. They play endlessly. Mason likes to steal her stuffed animals and make her chase him. I have included some pictures of the two of them. They both are avid squirrel chasers.
Can you say "HEAVEN!" Her first few hours and she is already at home...one step at a time, although very tentative. Thought you might enjoy these! I promise Trixie will be very loved. She was just waiting for us to find her. As soft and as timid as she is, we can only hope that we can erase all of the pain and hardship that she might have endured. We saw a glimpse into her past as she slowly drug her body, slinking if you may, staring at each of us closely, waiting for the hammer to fall. Once she realized that we weren't going to yell or raise a hand to her, she relaxed as she well deserved. Thanks again and God Bless! Tamala McMillen and Family
Jango is a big dog who seems to really like to stay close to us. He's doing very well in the house so far, and he slept through the night in our bedroom with no problem (he even let us sleep in a little). We look forward to getting to know Jango better, and we're welcoming him as the newest member of our little family! Thanks, Eric & Kim & Jango
Otto has been the most wonderful pet companion a person could have. We take him to the dog park and to the greenbelt hiking. He absolutley loves it. Two weeks ago we took him to Arkansas Bend on Lake Travis and he is an excellent swimmer; he didn't want to get out of the water. He's very comfortable now! Every morning about 7 am he pounces on the bed to wake us up because he is ready to eat and play. Otto loves to play fetch, but only inside the house. Once we go outside all he wants to do is run and have a good time and he always does. He is such a happy puppy. I should admit though, he is a couch potato sometimes. We are slowly getting to trust leaving him out of his kennel while we are gone. He's done well so far. He's such a sweet boy. I've attached some photos for you, hope you enjoy! Christel & Otto
Logan and Julie are doing just fine together. He has learned to use the doggie door. My Vet has pronounced him very healthy and just an awesome dog. She puts his age at 19 months. Judging by his antics that seems about right. My large fenced back yard is ideal for the 2 of them. Logan loves to run and get Julie to chase him. I use a split lead to walk them and they love to use me for a maypole. It's going to take awhile to get that resolved. Logan does stay close but given his background on multiple homes in a short time I can understand that. He is learning his name and what "no" means. In short, a lot of progress in a short time! Thanks Frank, Julie & Logan
Tex, our adopted GSP is working out great! He is a very good fit for our family and for Cody, our Vizsla. We anticipate 6-12 months before he is well trained; however, he has been learning very fast. He is definitely healthy and is being properly cared for so you can feel good about providing him a good home. Tex and Cody play constantly all day...It's kind of funny; when he starts to become disobedient it is usually because he is exhausted / tired. It is those times we put him to bed and you don't hear a peep out of him until you wake him the next morning. He is very easy to read, if you know what I am talking about. Oh, he definitely loves to ride in automobiles, for what that is worth... Therefore, we are grateful that we picked up Tex because he not only provides Cody companionship but also is a perfect fit for our family. Thanks for what you do and if you're ever in the area and you want to visit Tex, feel free to stop by. Cheers, Jack & Melissa, and Cody & Tex
Thought that you might enjoy seeing these photos of RC at his first Christmas with his new family, playing with his presents. I am sure that you are proud of the work you are doing for these loving guys. You would hardly recognize RC, he has changed so much. He is very affectionate, tries to be a big puppy. Learned to play, almost talks to my daughter verbally when she plays with him, catches his ball and brings it back for next throw. He is a very happy dog. He is a typical GSP, with his own personality - can be a clown, has learned to play, has a green plastic ball that he will bring to anyone that will throw it for him. Thinks my daughter visits just for him. Tends to be a couch potato. I work from a home office so he is here sleeping behind me most of the day. He would love to be in my lap but he is too big. This is getting pretty long, but this (RC) has been such a success I wish I could take several more. THANKS John , Ruth, Morgan & RC
Lucy (Leelu) is doing great. She has really settled in great with us, and we're enjoying her as our part of her family! I'm sending you some pictures from Xmas - she absolutely LOVES her bird toy and the close-up by the Xmas tree was taken when she was SUPER focused on her bird - which we strategically placed above the camera to get this great shot! Hope you enjoy it! Holly, Michael & Lucy
Hi - I just wanted to give you an update on Greta. She settled in here much quicker than we expected. Cody (our brittany) and her get along really well. It is amazing how he never played with any other dogs or any toys, but with her around he is so playful. They always want the one bone (or bed) that the other one has. They chase each other around inside and outside, we get dizzy watching them. We just got 18inches of snow last weekend, and Greta loves it! She is hilarious, bounding through the snow piles like a deer. We have noticed a huge difference in her, especially in the last month. She isn't so submissive like she was when we first met her in Austin. Her tail is always up and wagging like crazy. And she is even not scared to meet new people anymore. She used to have her tail between her legs and hesitate to go up to someone new, but now she is all happy to meet new people. We are just starting basic training with her. Thanks for all your help, Greta is the perfect little dog for us! Bridgette & Mike
Hi everyone! Dixie is home and adjusting nicely. Scout is in love with her, as we knew she would be, but Dixie is definitly the "A" in this relationship, as Scout sat by and let Dixie drink first, then just followed her around. Our spaniel sniffed up a storm, being the only boy, but quickly lost interest when she ignored him. Thank you ALL again for all you do - finding Dixie was such a wonderful thing for us, albeit she had to go through some bad stuff to get to ya'll, to get to us. We look forward to many happy years together - Lance, Debi, Maezi Grace, Carli, Raif, Scout and Dixie
I have been meaning to e-mail you and send pictures, but I haven't quite mastered the sending pictures part... It will happen someday. Jim (previously known as Quinn) is a great, great dog. He spends the day with me at my office, and everyone loves him. I am amazed at how mellow he is with strangers and other dogs. Most days we go for a walk in the woods so he can be off-leash and chase squirrels or deer. At first he stayed pretty close to me, but now he stays gone a little longer than is comfortable for me. So, I've gotten a little more cautious about the off-leash part. I'm planning to enroll in some training classes, just for a tune-up as he is very well behaved. One of his love names is Gentleman Jim. He also goes with me to meetings, etc. and just stays happily in the car. We are totally bonded and I am so grateful to you and GSP Rescue. It's a perfect match. Best always, Emily
I just thought that I'd give y'all a brief update! He's doing great! He loves playing with all of his toys ( and some of my things as well). He goes through tennis balls like a pro player. He even lets me dress him up occasionally for the season. In these pics, he suffered the reindeer antlers. He sends his love, and hopefully one day we'll get a gsp brother or sister to add to our small family! Season's Greetings! Ryan Hill
Hi - I wanted to email you and tell you that my mother and father adopted a german shorthair named toby from you guys 2 years ago. He is doing wonderful we could not ask for a more loving pet. He gives us hugs and kisses all the time and he does really well with my daughter. He still shows some signs of being scarred with some things because of his past life but all in all he is just a joy. I am sending you a picture of him now just to let you see he has it made in the shade. My husband and i are also very interested in the near future in adopting a german shorthair from you guys, we just love toby and would love a dog just like him. Again thank you for taking such good care of these pups! Sincerely, Crystal, Doug, Kayla, and Toby
Just wanted to give you guys a happy update on Gus, who we adopted from you guys back in 2/1/04. Tomorrow is his 2yr adoption bday for being in my home and we all love him and his unique personality! Gus lives happily w/ my wife, my 6 month old, and our 4 yr old chocolate lab, Hallie. Gus could not be a more fun loving dog who loves everyone. My favorite moments with Gus are when he lies on his back and cuddles with me on my recliner and sometimes will even nap w/me while still laying on his back! Gus is a true love-bug!
Another happy ending for one of your rescue dogs! Thank you for what you do for your rescue GSP's and what did for Gus! We love him! -- Warmest regards, Rubin Family
Stan is doing very, very well. He’s been the perfect pet.
-Kevin, Dana, Haley and Olivia Roberts
CiCi and Cooper. Love, the Jacks