Millie has found the perfect forever home with the Murray family!
From her new mom, “After about a year of discussing whether to get our Boykin Spaniel a “sibling”, we found Millie on the SEGSP page and we fell in love! Then hearing her story, we knew we wanted to give her a forever home. She is the sweetest girl, a little spunky, and keeps her new brother on his toes. We spend most of our time outside playing ball, pointing birds, and going on all the car rides. Millie has been the perfect addition to our family, and feels like she has been the missing piece for our boy Shiner.”
So excited for you Millie.
On this Sunday Alum Day we bring to you a brand new alum!
Daisy has made it to her forever home and she’s loving life there. Her new mom said, “Daisy is doing really well. She has acclimated from apartment to her new home, without any issues, sleeps in the crate, although my daughter has spoiled her somewhat allowing her to nap on the bed.
She’s walking perfectly fine with the harness. We take long daily walks in the morning and generally in the evening and then of course a couple of times during the afternoon we go for some quick walks too, but she is doing good with her surroundings.
She is quite friendly with neighbors, and even other animals that obviously have been on leashes, barked a couple of times, but has made no attempt to go towards them. As far as people, she is gentle, kind of sniffs, and then just turns away, there’s been no nervousness around them or anything like that she’s just curious.
I wasn’t really planning to apply to adopt right now, but then I came upon the rescue page just by happenstance and saw Daisy, and for some reason she just popped off the page at me. I could not stop thinking about her. It was as if I had been found by Daisy rather than her, by me.
And then, when I had the interview with Sarah and Joe, her foster parents, it was like talking to people that I had known forever. Seeing her, even though it was a FaceTime call, she was just the sweetest thing, and I just said at that point I hoped and prayed, honestly, that they would choose me. Then the home visit happened and the next thing I knew I’d get the text and email congratulating me that I had been chosen for Daisy’s new home!
And it was the best day. Knowing that she was coming to Greenville, knowing that she was coming home to me. Because she is the best and has just been the sweetest and the most loving creature to enter my space right now.
So thank you for choosing me to be her forever home”
Kim, thank YOU for choosing SEGSP. And thank you so much to the Kesslers for being amazing foster parents to this sweet girl. Congrats all around!
Photos show Kim standing welcoming Daisy and her new sister hugging her.
Winston has found his forever home and also a new name, Wilson! He’s come such a long way from a kill shelter with only days left to being a special part of his new family, the Lovells.
His new mom says, “We are so thrilled to have Winston, now Wilson, as a member of our family! He seems to be adjusting to us, and our routine quite well. He has joined sister, Rosie (three year old lab), and brother, Lester (14 year old lab/bulldog mix). He is definitely a mama’s boy.
We had a GSP mix, Rufus, who passed away a couple of years ago. We love the traits of the breed and that is what prompted us to search the Internet for GSP rescue dogs and came across SEGSP. We spotted the profile for little Winston (now Wilson) and fell in love. It did not take long before we were completing the application and going through the process to become his forever home. We express our sincere gratitude to everyone who made it possible to remove him from the kill shelter and transport him from there to his eventual foster family. He learned so much along the way! I promise everyone we will continue to teach him and do right by him.”
His mom is right…so many people helped Wilson along his journey to his forever home. From his transporters, to his temp fosters, Kerry and the Schaffers, to his long term foster, Dottie, we are forever grateful, and so is Wilson. Thank you all!
Anna (NC) is home! This sweet puppy now has two canine brothers and three feline sisters to play with, lots of comfy dog beds, a large, fenced yard to run and play in, and all the loving he can soak up. Thank you to his foster mom Jill for finding just the right home for Anna and congratulations to Steve and Joyce – it’s a great day in the rescue world!
Row, row, row your boat,
Give your dog a bone,
Jasper’s found his forever family,
Right in his foster home!
That’s right, Jasper did a lot of thinking while staying with his foster dad, Wayne, and he decided there’s really no other place he’d rather be. And his foster dad agrees!
He said, “Thank you so much for getting Jasper to me and all the help you provide to these pups. They wouldn’t have a chance if it wasn’t for caring people. I knew Jasper was the right dog for me because he is a perfect blend of my former dogs (Lab and GSP) that passed away from cancer. He has a touch of crazy and a lot of love!”
We think this is a perfect match, and Wayne, we can’t thank you enough for how you cared for Jasper so much during his time in foster, including after his eye surgery. You have been an amazing foster volunteer, and we are grateful for you.
Jake is thrilled to report that he has chosen his forever home! His new mom wrote, “We had our eye on Jake for a while for a few reasons. We knew we wanted an older dog that would be around the same energy level as our other dog, Elwood. (We were not prepared for that #puppylife again). We also saw that Jake required a family that could help him become the best version of himself and we would be able to provide that with our large fenced in backyard and outdoor lifestyle. We were also excited about a dog who loves car rides as Elwood is always an anxious rider. And lastly, we had to GET THE BAND BACK TOGETHER! #bluesbrothers
We are so excited to love on sweet Jake and see his relationship with his new brother Elwood and new feline sister, Nissa, flourish!”
What a wonderful and happy forever story for Jake! He couldn’t have gotten here without his temp fosters, Sophia and Gigi, and his foster dad, Andrew. Thank you all for being a part of this new life for Jake!
Bella (now Daisy) is HOME! Daisy made it to her forever home just in time for the Easter bunny’s arrival. A big congratulations to Dianna and Pete on their adoption of Daisy. The amount of love in this photo says it all. And thank you Jessica for fostering Bella. It takes a lot of time and commitment to foster a puppy and you did a fantastic job!
Moments with Misu, home report day 1:
Did you catch that? No more ‘foster.’ It's official: I’ve charmed her and I’m staying right where I am. I landed my forever home! Mom and I thought we’d share the whole story (what we know of it anyway), and the start of our happily ever after.
I was born on August 28, 2017, living and working hard on a hunting preserve in North Carolina. Luckily, the hunting preserve gave me medicine to keep the fleas and ticks and heartworms away, and in 2020, I had a mass removed from my chest. By 2023, the mass was back, and I didn’t want to hunt anymore. I was going to be taken to the shelter, but the shelter was full, so Southeast German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue called upon its volunteers for help.
The thing is, mom’s heart was really, really hurting because her GSP, Charlie, had just crossed the rainbow bridge three weeks earlier. Mom’s other GSPs, Hannah and Sophie, had gone to heaven too, and she hadn’t had a quiet house in more than 13 years. She was struggling but decided that because we were both in tough spots, we’d help each other get through it together.
On Feb 19 (hint: mom’s birthday is Sept 19, so the number 19 has always been significant to her), mom drove more than two hours to meet the man from the preserve and transport me back to her place, my foster home. When the man took me out of my kennel, she was shocked to see that I was much thinner than the photo she had been sent. The man said, “You need a bath!” and the woman said to mom, “Are you transport or foster?” The man took his leash off when mom put hers on, the woman told mom my records would be sent to rescue and they left. No goodbye, no thank you, no kiss or pat on the head. Mom drove me home, promising that I was safe and that she’d take care of me. I got a bath and a new collar, some comfy bedding and a nice meal, and I went to sleep.
Three days later, I split myself open and all that nasty infection dripped out. The vet fixed me up and scheduled me for surgery, but for those two weeks in between, let’s just say that things were pretty gross. I served as a pretty good distraction for mom, and she was reminded that she’s not nearly as squeamish and can function on a lot less sleep than she thinks.
You can go back and read my past ‘Moments,’ but we are focusing on nothing but the future.
Mom says I’m a completely different dog now than the one she hoisted into the car seven weeks ago. She said it’s been blood, sweat, and tears but that my eyes looked right into hers in those first days, melting her, even though she vowed to just be a perpetual foster for a long, long time.
Mom says I taught her about resilience and making space in her heart to love another dog, but never replacing the ones she’s lost. She says I remind her of her angels, but I’m different from them too. She wonders if they brought me to her.
Mom warns not to be fooled by my cuteness. I’ve never lived in a house before. Everything is new. I’m a counter surfer. I forget I’m not supposed to pull on the leash. I’m nosy and want to meet everyone I see. I love to eat, including the crunchy birds I find at the beach. Sometimes mom calls me a bull in a china shop.
Did you know I have a cat sister? Mom says Harriet hated her for two years after she was adopted and then last year had a change of heart. I sometimes give her a little chase, but she’s kind of nifty, and she ‘shares’ her yummy food with me. At night, we all sit on the couch and watch tv together. Mom said if ever-discerning Harriet likes me, that’s got to be a good sign.
Mom is worried that I was just too sick at the preserve to hunt and now that I’m better, I may want to go back to that life. Instead, we’re going to work really hard on obedience because she wants to be able to take me everywhere and let people see how handsome and smart I am. I have big paws and am so strong I might try agility if I ever decide to listen!
Seven weeks later, the edges of my ears are soft again. The spots worn bare from laying on a kennel floor are growing fur. I’ve gained eight pounds. My hip bones don’t stick out. I like to stretch out on the couch. I am learning to play with toys. Our friends and neighbors can’t believe I’m the same Meesh.
Mom says she’s learned so much about how rescue works and how important it is to support the work they do. She fostered another dog last year and she was sad when Daisy got adopted, but because she was so perfect for her family and her family was so perfect for her, she was happy to bring them together. When it was coming time for me to get adopted, the coordinator said I’d certainly need an active family. Mom said she couldn’t imagine who the heck else would be willing to walk me 8-10 miles a day, sometimes at 3am. Mom says I’m sweet enough that one day I’m going to be a foster brother and we are going to help other GSPs.
It’s taken mom seven weeks to say yes to the GSP (that should be a show, btw!), but she said she felt very guilty for maybe not grieving her other dogs properly and giving me so much attention so quickly. Sometimes her eyes get leaky when we’re out walking and I know she still hurts. I know she always will, but she said someone reminded her that it’s an honor to have the trust of and be loved by a dog, especially one whose life you flat out know you saved. She said she wanted to do some traveling and exploring her new state, but she told me she doesn’t think she’ll ever look back at her life and regret helping a dog in need. She says I’m the reason she can’t have nice things, the reason the floor is always dirty, the reason there’s always slobber on her hands, and the reason she’s going to be broke forever. She’s been dragging her feet, fighting it, keeping the secret that she fell hard for me. There have been an awful lot of packages arriving with my name on them, not to mention three more weeks of school. Her Amazon cart is full of dog stuff, and she got rid of the plants I tried to eat. That didn’t just happen peeps - she’s known all along I was a keeper!
I don’t think there’s a single person who thought we could part ways. Someone famous said, “If you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough.” and I think that’s darn true. So friends, thank you for your ongoing support and all your kind words. Mom said she enjoys sharing my story - this is just the beginning - and she wants everyone to know that sometimes rescue is really hard, but rescue is always worth it. She also says everyone who talked her into keeping me better get their calendars out, send their contact info, and be ready to dog sit!
Coco left for her furever home today with Tina and Owen. We couldn’t have found a better home for Coco as they both love to run, work from home and will totally spoil her. As foster parents, it is always a sad day when they leave however it is comforting to know that Coco will have a wonderful life!
Lexi has found her home! Her foster parents Barbara and Terry took Lexi to meet her new family in NC and then Lexi made her way to TN to spend FOREVER with the Reeves family.
From Barbara, “Lexi is such a sweet girl, and we are going to miss her! But we know she is where she was meant to be. Even with Lexi being a little shy around new people she warmed to her new family. She hopped right in their truck and was ready for a new adventure. Have the best life Lexi!!!