Radar has found his forever home!
From his foster mom, Vicki, “We have some amazing news to share. After a much needed vacation at the beach where we talked and looked over applications Radar decided on his forever home. He chose Mallory and Chad as his new forever parents and to be honest I think the deciding factor was the two human siblings he is going to have. He played and chased them during their meet and greet and decided they were much more fun than another canine sibling.
I think Radar is going to thrive as an only dog but get so much exercise with two energetic boys to play with, one who calls himself the dog whisperer and clearly they both are because Radar warmed up to them within 30 minutes which even to me was shocking!
Radar and I had a long talk and I explained to him that this was always going to be his home even though he is leaving. Radar was my biggest challenge yet as a foster and one that had me rethinking what I was doing to my own dogs but after a week things turned around and Radar grew to trust me and turned out to be the best GSP I have. I love this boy so much and my heart is breaking knowing my last hug, my last snuggle, my last happy dance, my last I love you and goodnight is today. Radar has stolen my heart and after the beach trip and seeing all three of my dogs play with him and love him reassured me that fostering this breed is exactly what I’m supposed to be doing. Seeing a troubled dog like Radar transform into a handsome, well mannered, lovable dog that steals the hearts of all is the most rewarding thing anyone could ever witness and if that doesn’t make you want to foster nothing will. I cried for a week when I got him because my heart broke hearing his screams and his cries because of his anxiety and confusion as to how he ended up where he was and now I’ll cry for a week when he leaves because he is taking my heart with him to his new home. I know he will have so much fun on his new 25 acres of land, going to the beach and lake with his new family, riding on the atvs and going kayaking, playing with his new siblings and hanging out at the hunting cabin with his new dad. They are an active family with so much love to give so I know he is going to be very happy and is going to be right where he belongs. My biggest struggle while I headed to meet his new family was how do I make a dog understand that I’m not just another human that is abandoning him, giving up on him or giving him away. I thought the answer was you don’t, you talk to them like they are your child and hope and pray that they understand that you were just a stepping stone to a happier wonderful life but that you will always love them and they always have a place in your home if they need it. Today Radar showed me they do understand. Radar has never been a kisser or licker, not once has he ever tried to kiss me, he doesn’t lick your hand when it has something on it, not even peanut butter. I always had to put it in a bowl for him and he never would take anything out of your hand until you dropped it. Today as he was hugging me goodbye he licked me right across the face as if he was letting me know he understood and that it was ok because he liked this family and was excited to start his new forever life. With just one kiss he released me from my guilt of leaving him
and washed away all my worry because at that point I knew he was going to be just fine!
You are a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and your new family is now the richest they will ever be. Here’s to the future you have always deserved Radar, may you thrive and be the best dog you can be. I will always hold you in my heart as I hope you will always hold me in yours. “
Vicki, thank you for helping so many rescue dogs & congratulation’s to Chad & Mallory. Welcome to forever, Radar.
Oliver (NC) has had so much fun at his foster home that he’s decided to make it his forever home! Not only does he have fun at home, he also gets to go to doggy daycare once a week for even more fun!
Oliver was found as a stray and was emaciated (28 lbs.) with no muscle tone when he came to SEGSP. But his foster, now forever, family showed him how awesome life can be, fed him lots of great food and showed him what love is. We’re thrilled Oliver is HOME!
Congratulations to Oliver, his two canine sisters and the entire Williams family.
Nova has found her forever home with the Brown family! Nova not only has a canine sibling but also a human teenage sibling to play with. And his new family are very familiar with GSP antics and energy and are having a great time with Nova (notice the tail blur).
A big thank you to Nova’s foster parents Ernie and Knan for preparing her for this day! Congrats everyone!
Rooster’s foster family, the Fredericks, have decided their family is growing by four paws—Rooster has officially joined the family! We saw this coming in their first family pic.
From Rooster’s family, “We have wanted a GSP for a while now. Both my husband and I grew up with them and loved how loyal they are. We found the SEGSP rescue and knew this was the best place to find our next rescue dog. We applied for a pup and made it to the finals, but she went to a family that was a better fit. Then, we were asked to foster Nala and agreed. She was a wonderful, loving girl and it was so rewarding helping her find her perfect family. When we got the call asking if we would foster Rooster, we quickly agreed. It was pretty clear, even on that first ride home, that he was going to be hard to part with. Every week, our family fell more in love with him. Even the cat has come around tolerating him! He loves to explore the outdoors and come snuggle up in the evenings, which is just like us! We are so excited to become Rooster’s forever family and grateful to SEGSP for filling our house with puppy love and mischief.”
Rooster, it sounds like you’ve found the perfect spot. We couldn’t be happier for you and your family. Thank you so much to the Fredericks for being such awesome volunteers for SEGSP Rescue. We are so grateful for you!
After a lot of thought and consideration, Maverick has decided on a name change…for his foster family. He’s decided to call them his forever family and he’s staying put!
From his dad, "I found SEGSP and we started a journey by applying for one of the dogs in foster care in the last year or so. I was blown away with the process and how each person involved spoke highly about the rescue. We made it to the top 3 families for that dog, but ultimately, another family was chosen. We ended up becoming fosters and first fostered Goose, and because this boy loved to run, we knew that his perfect family was elsewhere. We found him an amazing family with a giant farm. A short time later, another dog, Tag, needed a foster home. We said yes. Once we met him, we knew he wasn’t going to leave. He has so much personality and is just amazing. We’ve had Tag for just over 7 months.
When we got the call about fostering Maverick, I knew from the beginning that we weren’t going to be able to let him go. He was just a baby (five weeks old) and I slept in the floor with him for a few nights to make sure he was comfortable. He quickly learned who his brother and sister were and that they wanted to play just as much as him. He learned from the older dogs to go outside pretty quickly. The kids wanted to hold him nonstop and we all just wanted to watch him. He was just what we always wanted-a little puppy for the kids to grow up with. He constantly reminds me that he has the attention span of a goldfish and is always on the move. He has shown us all that with a little patience you can learn anything. We are really blessed to be able to give him a forever home, and to watch him learn and grow."
And from Maverick's mom, "SEGSP has been a blessing for our family, for our boys Tag and Maverick, for our first foster Goose and so many more GSPs and their families. We recommend SEGSP to anyone and everyone that will listen. We encourage people to volunteer for this wonderful opportunity to help these beautiful dogs in any way possible. Every bit of help from volunteers is greatly appreciated by everyone we have come in contact with through the rescue. We have met wonderful people and dogs along our SEGSP journey. We will continue to volunteer each and every time we can. We even have the opportunity to let Maverick see his brother and continue that relationship with his family throughout the years.
Tag and Maverick have a forever home that is filled with love because of this amazing organization. Our boys are some of the most intelligent and athletic dogs we’ve ever been around. Andrew has wanted a GSP puppy for as long as I can remember, and Maverick has filled a spot in our hearts that we will forever cherish."
Sounds like a match made in heaven. Congratulations to Maverick and to the Moores. And thank you for your service to this organization and to these amazing dogs. We are lucky to have great volunteers like you.
Tori has happy new year news… SHE IS HOME! From Tori’s foster mom Deanna, “It is with happy hearts that our precious 10-year-old senior girl Tori has been adopted by a wonderful family who have been waiting for the right senior to come along. Tori came to us with a lot of anxiety from a shelter where she had been surrendered due to divorce but really settled down into a happy, sweet confident girl. Many tears were shed as Tori left for her new home today with Jamie, Kris, and Alex where she will join her new fur brother Auston. Thank you SEGSP Rescue for all you do for these special dogs.”
Thank you Deanna for helping Tori along her path – and what a wonderful journey she is embarking on! Congrats to everyone!