This April, we celebrate the first gotcha day for 8 beautiful pups. Learn more about them below.
Happy 1st Gotcha Day Anniversary to our alumna Mia! From her mom Megan, “Mia is an angel; she has been such a blessing in our family! We couldn’t have gotten luckier with adding such a sweetheart into our home!! She loves super long runs, chasing lizards, car rides and bugging her Vizsla brother, Gunner!! She also loves just spending the day snuggling in her bed with her favorite teddy bear!! We are lucky to have a few other GSPs in our friend group so she has made lots of friends as well!! We thank the rescue again for providing such an amazing service to these wonderful dogs!!”
Patty (aka Patty Mayonaise), is celebrating her 1st Gotcha Day Anniversary. From her dad Steve, “Patty is happy, healthy, and chasing a ball every chance she gets. Oddly, the same ball she had when we picked her up. We call it her "original accessory." She doesn't seem to care for other dogs for very long, but she loves people and demands that visitors check in with her before they come into the house.” Good girl Patty – you protect your family. Happy 1st Gotcha Day!
Erwin, formerly Irwin from GA, is about to celebrate his 1st Gotcha Day Anniversary. From his mom Kirsten, “I can’t believe we’ve had Erwin for a whole year already. He has come such a long way and turned into such a good boy, always trying to be his best self . He is still the most water-crazy dog I’ve ever met (he tries to bathe in the water buckets at the dog park) and never passes on the opportunity for a nice soak. He wears his emotions on his sleeve and has a sound for each, producing some hilarious noises. He is incredibly smart, affectionate and sweet, and he just loves life. Even his sister (2016 alumna Lady) has taken to him and they’ve become great friends who keep us safe from lizards and squirrels every day.” We’re so happy for you Erwin – your journey is well on its way. Congrats on your 1st Gotcha Day Anniversary!
Leo, formerly Leonardo, found his forever roomie one year ago in April 2021. Dianne and Leo are inseparable. From Dianne, “Leo loves sitting on the edge of the patio until a squirrel alerts him to point and chase. We walk every day and he now stops/sits on his own before we cross the street. He listens well and understands that I shake my finger no when he is naughty. Tug-of-war and fetch are his favorite games. He is not “kissy” but is typical GSP Velcro. Leo runs to the car but needs to be coaxed with treat to get in-a work in progress! The rescue is a great group and I am grateful for Leo-he is terrific!”
Clank, formerly Clark, is celebrating his 1st Gotcha Day Anniversary in April. From his mom Michelle, “Clank is doing so well. It’s almost unimaginable. There was a time when we didn’t think he would be able to keep his leg - and now, he pulls my husband around the neighborhood on (slow) 2 mile runs! He loves to go hiking in the woods behind our house and he’s absolutely fearless climbing over rocks and fallen trees, crossing streams, etc. When he’s not doing those things, he’s likely snuggled up on the couch with one of us or with his brother, Patches (SEGSP - Dec 2018). He’s a talker and he loves to tell us stories about the squirrels in the yard or about how tragic it is that we are 15 mins late serving dinner. All in all, he’s just wonderful and we are so grateful to SEGSP for letting us foster him and letting him adopt us. We are also grateful for all of the support with his two hip surgeries and the physical therapy needed to help him regain his mobility. I think he has exceeded our wildest expectations for his recovery. We love him so much and he is just so interwoven into our family. He brings us joy every day!” YAY Clank – you are a super lucky boy!
Alum Loki’s mom Allie says he is doing awesome… “he's been such a wonderful addition to our family! He loves chasing squirrels around the backyard, making friends at the dog park, and sleeping under the covers in our bed at night. His favorite foods are tied between his vitamins and pumpkin, but really loves anything tasty!! He likes to think he can talk and often carries on conversations with us - he sounds just like a wookie! He's also recently gotten a new cousin (my sister adopted a puppy) who comes over two days a week. They love playing together and Loki is teaching her how to be a proper dog. I've attached a few of my favorite pictures of him - feel free to use any of them you like. One of them features another alum, Cece!”
Our 2021 alumna Birdie from TN has a huge catalogue of photos her mom has taken of her. We’ve been told she is the best girl (even when she’s not ). She loves balls, loves her brother Tuck, loves searching for critters, loves snuggling, and of course, loves her forever family (which was her former foster family).
Alumnus Cash, formerly Benelli (the puppy) is doing amazing considering all he’s been through, He came to rescue in October 2020 as a young pup with an injured back leg and it was eventually amputated to ease his pain. From his mom Rachel, “He is such a blessing. The sweetest dog I’ve ever met, so loving. He has overcome so much! The group photo is when we took him to SC to visit his old foster family and mama, Paolina Green a while back. He loves his mini horse brother, Wrangler, his GSP sister Lucy (liver color) and his GSP friend, Brew! I attached and before and after photo. He looks so great and gets along good on his three legs! I’m so happy this little boy found us and fits in perfectly with all our other animals. Thank you.”
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