Pearl is so thrilled to say that she has found her forever home! And she’s fitting right in just perfectly. Her foster parents worked very hard to carefully consider each and every application and couldn’t be happier with their choice. Pearl was such a special foster for them. Her foster mom said, “We adored how gentle and sweet her presence was in our house. She loved pleasing people and playing with our dogs. She loved eye contact and soaked up any affection. Her cuddles were the best. One of my favorite things was watching her with our 2.5 year old. She would get spicy with him and held her own when they wrestled. When Dom would run the “track” she would hide and wait for him and spring out at him. It always made us laugh. We are so excited for Pearl (Pepper) to be adored by 5 humans and her new big brother GSP.”
And Pearl’s new family, the Odems, are already seeing how special she is. Her new mom added, “Pearl is settling in. Non-stop exploring her new backyard and house. Her new four legged big brother is still adjusting but Pearl is making it is easy bc she is so easy going. She genuinely loves people. There is not a person in the house she won’t demand pets from.
We feel so blessed to be chosen as her forever home. She is going to add so much love and brightness to our family. The Kessler’s (her foster family) were so great to work with and SEGSP rescue has made the adoption so easy.”
Pearl is so grateful to her foster family and so are we! Great job, Kessler family. Looks like Pearl is just where she belongs.
Penny has found her forever family! Penny now takes turns sleeping with sister Diamond one night, then sister October the next night. Her new dad Jesse works from home so Penny and Walter (her Weimaraner sibling) are supervised and loved all day every day. What a life!
Thank you to her loving foster parents Claudine and Jim for helping Penny along her path and spending a LOT of time going through wonderful applications and then choosing the right home for Penny.
Congrats to Penny and the Stutzman family!
Daisy (NC) had to wait a couple weeks to move to her forever home, but it was worth the wait.
From Daisy’s foster mom Jackie, “I cried like a fool, and I miss her already, but Daisy has a family of her own for Christmas! I left her with her new parents in their RV getting all the love, pets, and treats. She’s heading back home to TN, making stops along the way to meet the family and bring the Christmas cheer! Thank you for trusting me with such a wonderful little girl as my first foster opportunity. I am looking forward to doing it again.”
Thank you Jackie - you did an amazing job with your first foster GSP and we're thrilled you want to foster again! And congrats Daisy – we’re so happy for you and your new family!
Nelly has received the best Christmas present, a forever home where she’s already wrapped her dad around her paw! When her foster family began receiving applications for potential adopters, they quickly learned what a tough decision it was going to be because there were so many great families. But after carefully considering each one, they selected Nelly’s new dad, Houston.
From Anna, Nelly’s foster mom, “When we first started this process with Nell we created a checklist for her ‘dream home.’ We had so many amazing applicants but Houston checked each item on our list, and then some! We wanted a home where Nell would be included in any and all adventures and she could be their constant side kick. She found that with Houston and we can’t wait to see the adventures they go on!”
And from Houston, Nelly’s new dad, “To start, Nell has adjusted almost instantly and already has her spot on the bed at night. In one day of working with her, she's no longer straining on the leash or lunging forward. She sits on command, most of the time, and will let me walk a full 360 around her with her full attention on me. We're now working on coming when called, tethered of course.
I've had the opportunity to hunt with multiple GSPs for pheasant, dove and quail. And have always wanted one of my own to be able to go out whenever we wanted and work a field. Funny enough, my brother in law who owns a GSP (a couch potato) would always send me GSP rescue links. And then he sent me Nell. Something said go for it. I know she will be alot of work as I can tell she's not had the human interaction a 3 year old should have. Words like treat, ball, car mean nothing to her. We are basically starting from the beginning, and that's how a great bond is built. We have to move quickly as our first hunt together is scheduled for 1/3/23: pheasants in Kansas.”
Houston, what a wonderful start. And it sounds like you have the perfect and patient attitude needed to allow Nell to learn and to trust. We can’t wait for more updates about your special girl. Congratulations to you both!
Otis has found his forever home and now has a sibling, Midas. From Otis’s new mom, “Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for taking such good care of Otis for us… He is doing so well and has found a forever friend in our golden, Midas. He’s just the best. So gentle and easy going, but with enough energy to keep up with Midas and our kiddos!”
Thank you again to Otis’s foster parents Loretta and David for taking such good care of him and finding the ‘right’ family out of so many wonderful candidates. Congrats to Otis and the Findlan family – we wish them a very happy ‘forever’!
Knox has found his forever home! From his foster mom Elizabeth, “And just like that! Our first foster has the most amazing furever home!”
Knox came from a high kill shelter and was very underweight when he entered rescue. Thank you Elizabeth for giving Knox the TLC he needed and helping him along his journey. And congrats to Knox and the Christy family!
After pouring through so many wonderful applicants, Jasmine has chosen the perfect home for her and is pictured here with her new mom, Krystin.
We can’t say enough about Jasmine’s foster mom, Gigi. She took in this very scared girl and nurtured and loved her and helped her gain confidence. And while it was a super tough decision to select a family, here’s what she said about her choice:
“I had the great fortune of fostering Jasmine for almost three months. This little girl had my heart the minute I picked her up in Knoxville. She was scared, shivering, and terrified of riding in the car. She didn’t move a muscle for the whole trip back to my house. Once in the house, however, she was happy to see my 2 GSPs and bonded with them quite quickly. She had such a quiet and gentle demeanor, but also a longing to interact and be a dog. She went from hiding in my office or my bedroom for most of the day to going in and out of the house freely, instigating play with my dogs, and eating dinner and breakfast without being afraid. The process of finding an adopter was hard for me. I have been on the other side of this and know how devastating it is to want a dog and then not be chosen. There were a lot of adopters that fit the bill for Jasmine, but I was looking for a very particular situation, I found it in Krystin and her family. I was scared about the exchange and leaving her. We had bonded so much over the last three months. However, I was so happy to see that the transition to being Krystin’s dog happened very naturally. I’m thankful to Krystin and her family for loving Jasmine and allowing me to be Aunt Gigi.”
Wow! What a great success story. We asked Jasmine’s new mom what made her apply to be considered to adopt Jasmine and she said, “From the moment I saw Jasmine’s picture on Facebook I knew that she would be the perfect addition to my life. Her story pulled at my heart strings to the point of tears, and I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to apply to give a second chance to such a sweet baby. Jasmine is such a special and smart girl. She has the most calm and gentle energy, and she is already starting to come out of her shell! So far, her favorite activities include playing with her four-legged brothers Brew and River, going to the dog park to run, finding all the toys with squeakers in them, and snuggling with mom. She has also begun her training sessions and is coming along quite nicely with learning her first command, ‘sit.’ I am so thankful for SEGSP, Jasmine’s foster mom and everyone who played a part in Jasmine and I finding each other. I cannot wait to watch her continue to grow and thrive in her forever home!”
Neither can we, Krystin! Thanks so much to everyone who has been a part of Jasmine’s Happy Ever After!
Lilly Ann now Dylann
Little Ann (now Dylann) has decided on forever with her longtime foster mom, Sarah. After over a year of working on doggie socialization, Dylann sat Sarah down for a chat and said that she appreciates all of her hard work, but would prefer to just stay here and threaten to rip the head off of any dog that gets within five feet of her space. She has agreed that her new canine brother Tatum is alright and will tolerate the occasional foster brought into the house as long as she’s given adequate notice and time and space to warm up. And Sarah said that was okay. In return, Dylann promises to always follow her mom around the house, give great cuddles, and lick her sweaty face when she’s done working out. Some dogs’ rescue journeys just look a little bit different than others. This girl has always been a bit of a diva and we love her for it!
Congrats on forever Dylann, Tatum, and Sarah!
What a GREAT way to start a Monday… Our boy Gator has found his forever home and we couldn’t be more excited and thrilled for him!
From Gator’s foster mom Leslie, “There were tears of sadness and joy today as we said goodbye to our Gator boy. All the hard work was worth it to see this special moment. We are so excited because he has quite a charmed life ahead with the Kostrzewski Family. Mom Hannah and the proud grand’paw’ents came to meet us this morning. They had a soft fur blanket & a stuffed Gator in the backseat ready for bonding time with mom for the drive home. Hannah sent a pic of him snoozing in the car holding his little gator. Hannah is wearing the tan jacket & I’m in the red shirt. My daughter Claire in the gamecock sweatshirt cried her heart out this a.m. but she admitted that we couldn’t have picked a better family anywhere for Gator. My mom and aunt also came along for gotcha day.”
Gator may be blind, but he can see with his heart and soul and there is no doubt his forever family will be overwhelmed with how much love this boy will give them. Congrats to Gator and the Kostrzewski Family!
Major (GA) has a big announcement – he finished his heartworm treatment and even better than that good news… he has decided to stay “forever” with his foster, now forever, mom Sandee! After 4 months of heartworm treatment, with tender love and care from Sandee, he had plenty of time to determine that it was a perfect match.
From Sandee, “It's been quite chilly here! Yesterday started with a little bit of chasing Rocky around the yard and then a lot of laying around in the sun! We are all thrilled that he will be staying with us. He's a unique and sweet guy.”
Congratulations to Major and his new family!