HAPPY ENDINGS / ISR SUCCESS STORIES

As an organization of volunteers, we are immensely gratified as each and every one of our GSP orphans is rescued and placed with their new forever families.  It’s such a pleasure to publish Happy Endings stories and pictures about our rescues with their new families. Good luck to all of them, and thank you so much to all the ISR volunteers and adoptive families that continue to make our mission a success.

If you've adopted one of our ISR orphans and you don't see your story and pictures on this page, please feel free to email us your happy endings story and pictures to ilgsprescue@aol.com.  We're happy to have you as part of our new family and would love to publish your story on this page.

RiRi - New home and new best friends!

We are so happy and beyond grateful this little sweet girl is now apart of our family. Buck took a little bit to warm up to her, but now they are like Bonnie and Clyde (two little rascals in a pod). Her separation anxiety was pretty bad at first, but little by little, she is building trust in us and has gotten much better! She was pretty frail when we first got her but now she's getting strong and filling out nicely. She's especially fond of her new mom, gives tons of kisses and could cuddle all day! We love her so much!


Tessa - healthy and happy! smiley

Welcome home, Tessa!  Tessa came to us as our first official foster dog from ISR, but it didn’t take us long to realize our home would be her forever home.  She came to us with some issues – heartworm positive, raw-looking tumorous growths on her eye and hip, and a little bit of a back hip issue; but, even with all the problems, she was, and is, one of the sweetest GSPs we’ve ever had in our home – and we’ve had many.

As I look back at my initial expectations when she arrived, I have to laugh.  I knew it would be very, very hard for my husband to let Tessa leave our home once he laid eyes on her.  He has a huge, soft heart for animals, and especially dogs.  Even though I cautioned him she’d only be here a couple of weeks, I could see in his eyes he had very different plans.  Right away I nicknamed Tessa, Tessa Maybe…meaning Maybe she’d stay and Maybe she wouldn’t.  I was determined our first foster wouldn’t result in us being “foster failures.”   I just kept telling myself that within a couple of weeks, she’d be adopted by the ideal family in the ideal home.  Boy was I wrong.  We didn’t think we could have another dog with Cooper, the GSP already in our home.   Cooper has Addison’s disease and is very easily upset by any change in her life (life-threatening to her), and we weren’t successful in our previous attempt to adopt a puppy from ISR.  But what I didn’t account for was the fact that Tessa, with her extremely laid-back, sweet personality, would be the perfect addition to our home with Cooper.  Cooper accepted her immediately and it was like Tessa had lived here all of her life. 

I really can’t say enough good things about the Illinois Shorthair Rescue organization.   Without their commitment and continued efforts to rescue orphaned GSPs, especially those like Tessa that require extensive medical attention and care, many of these special dogs would never get a second chance for the life they deserve.  ISR was well aware Tessa would require extensive and lengthy medical attention, which would also incur large medical bills for the organization; however, they still rescued her and made sure she received the care she needed, despite the costs.  From the beginning of Tessa’s rescue, ISR was fully committed to making her well again, which was a very long, painful journey for Tessa.  Heartworm is a horrible illness and it takes several, painful treatments to kill the worms once they take over a dog’s system.  After the heartworm treatments, when Tessa was strong enough, it was time for surgery on her eye and hip.

So, here we are, about 8 months later, and Tessa May is still here.  She’s loving, happy, healthy, loyal, sweet, adorable, precious, and last but not least…ours.  Thank you to everybody at the Illinois Shorthair Rescue who work so hard and are incredibly devoted to making sure German Shorthaired Pointers in need are given the second chance they deserve.   Oh, and Tessa wants to thank you, too…”Woof! Woof!”

Bill, Kristy, Cooper and Tessa

P.S.  If you’ve taken the time to read Tessa’s story, please consider volunteering and/or donating to the ISR to help them continue their work.  You’ll find links throughout the site that allow you to complete a volunteer application, as well as links for making donations.  Also…PLEASE take the necessary steps to prevent Heartworm in your pets.  Heartworm is an easy disease to prevent.  However, once contracted, heartworm treatment is costly…not to mention extremely painful, and sometimes deadly, for your beloved pet.


Ralphie (was Rascal)
 
According to Ralphie's new owner, Paul, Ralphie was just too perfect to let go.  That's right, Ralphie arrived with Paul and his family a couple of weeks ago as a foster dog, but his status changed quickly. The family immediately fell in love with Ralphie, and Ralphie with them as soon as he arrived.  It was quickly decided that Ralphie wasn't going anywhere. Ralphie even has a best friend in his 4-legged brother, Henry.  They're inseparable! Congratulations to everybody!

 


Mo - A heartworm positive success story!

How many of you remember this handsome GSP?  Mo, affectionately called Moses by his foster mom, came to us as a heartworm positive orphan.  As with all heartworm dogs, the treatment was hard on Mo, but he made it through it with flying colors!  We received an update from Mo's new family telling us they had just returned from the Vet and Mo has been cleared for activity and there are no foreseeable complications for him down the road. Hooray for Mo and a great big thank you to Mo's new family for having the courage and foresight to adopt one of our heartworm positive dogs, knowing that he'd still make a perfect companion.  We're happy to know that Mo will have a long and happy life with his new family!  As a reminder to our readers: Heartworm can be prevented!  Please make sure you treat your dog with the recommended Vet approved preventative. If your dog contracts heartworm, it's a very costly treatment and is extremely hard on your dog as he/she goes through the treatment.


Weston

Weston is adopted!  This beautiful GSP didn't last too long with ISR, which is what we always strive to achieve.  Rescue, vetting, short-term fostering, and then finding the best possible home for our beloved orphans.  Weston found his forever family and it looks like he's going to be one happy GSP.  His new family describes him as "huggable cute", and we couldn't agree more!  Good luck Weston.


Anzia
 
This beautiful little girl is Anzia, a litter mate of Fergus...the pups we rescued several months ago.  Anzia will have 3 human siblings (one sister pictured) and a happy mom and dad, too!  Of the four pups that ISR rescued, Anzia was the last one to find her family, but as the old saying goes, sometimes the best is saved for the last.  We believe this could very likely be the case with Anzia.  Have fun in your new home, Anzia.  We know how happy your new family is to have you.

 


Harriet
 
After being rescued from an animal abuse situation, Harriet found her special forever home with a family and another GSP named Greta.  The GSPs are more than happy to be together, whether it's for a walk, run, or just cuddling with their people.  Congratulations Harriet!  You deserve all the best, and it looks like you found it.

 


Brandy and Ruger
 
Brandy and Ruger were adopted together by a great family that already had one dog, but felt they had room for 2 more!  How amazing is that?  Brandy and Ruger couldn't be happier, and it appears that the children are also pleased with the new additions to their family.  We couldn't be happier for all concerned.  Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen!

 


Chippy
 
It seemed like our little "Chip off the ole' block" waited a very long time before he was scooped up by an amazing family, but what a happy dog he is now!  His proud new dad is working on training him to hunt and says that Chippy is having lots of fun in the process. Chippy gets to go on a lot of walks and rides with his family and stays busy most of the time, which is heaven as far as GSPs are concerned!  The family recently sent us an update and thanked us for bringing Chippy into their lives.  So we want to thank the family on behalf of Chippy, too!  smiley

 


Gracie
 
Our sweet little Gracie has found her forever home with a beautiful, loving family and a cute little Pug.  Just look at how happy she looks!  As a senior, Gracie was with ISR for a bit longer than a younger dog might be, but we're sure the wait was well worth it for her.  At her "meet and greet" the family brought her treats baked especially for her, and when she got home they hid balls all over the place for her to find.  Gracie has really taken to the youngest of the four children.  They sleep together, run together, and Gracie doesn't let her new best friend our of her sight anytime she's home.   Congratulations to all! 
 

 


Jack SR and Gunnarson
 
Merry Christmas to Jack SR and Gunnarson!  These lucky guys were adopted by the same family and everybody is delighted!  Christmas time is full of miracles - at least for this family and two great GSPs!  

 


Fergus
 
Several months ago, ISR rescued a mama GSP and her pups.  Little Bochi, now called Fergus, was the first pup to find his forever family.  The Herbeks adopted him in September 2015, and we are happy to say he’s turned into a fun, happy, perfect GSP!  He adores his family and they adore him!  The family is kind enough to send us lots of pictures of this guy along with some very humorous stories!  Check out the video of Fergus and his brother at Christmas time as they dance the Conga line around the living room.   Thanks Herbeks!

 


Lucy

Hooray for Lucy!  All of us at ISR couldn't be happier after hearing the good news that Lucy was adopted and has a wonderful new family!  It took longer than we had hoped, but as with so many good things in life, the best are worth waiting for.  And Lucy is proof of that. Lucy's new family sent a fantastic update a couple of days ago with these words, "She is absolutely amazing!  We love her so much already. What a sweet girl!  Of course, we are spoiling her...new toys and two new beds.  My husband bought her a nametag shaped like a heart with rhinestones on it.  LOL.  We can't believe her previous owner gave her up. His loss is our gain!"  Thanks so very much to Lucy's new family who saw the love in her eyes and didn't let her age deter them.  Also, a big thanks to Lucy's foster family who kept her safe and happy while she waited for her new family!


Leo

Leo has a new family!  Our lucky Leo landed with a wonderful family and now lives in Crystal Lake with a new mom, dad, 5 kids, a year-old Lab and a huge yard!  It's apparent Leo hit the jackpot!  Just think of all the fun this GSP is going to have in his new life! Thanks to everybody who helped in getting this guy where he's going to be so happy!


Mallorie

Mallorie didn't last too long with ISR.  She was recently adopted and is shown here with her new English Setter sibling.  Mallorie now lives in Danville and we are so grateful to her new family, and, as always, her foster parents, too!  Good luck Mallorie


Moose a.k.a. Pete II
 
Moose's new family sent wonderful innformation recently about this lucky pup.  Moose gets to run with his dad everyday - to and from different dog parks.  He also takes long walks with his mom and dad in the evenings.  Additionally, they said, "All of the lovely descriptions you provided us with him being an absolute lover without a mean bne in his body could not have been more accurate and thank you for all you've done to bring him into our lives - we are extremely grateful!"  Thank you to the Baylors for adopting from ISR!

 


Scout
 
We're a little late spreading this happy news, but wanted to show you all how happy Scout is with her forever family.  Here she is with her sister, Paige, and also living the good life doing some sun bathing on the deck.  Her family is thrilled to have her join their family and hope to hunt with both girls this fall. Thanks to Scout's foster family and her new family for making this another GSP happy ending!

 


Haddie a.k.a. Izzy
 
Haddie (formerly Izzy) is happy, happy, HAPPY!  And why shouldn't she be?  She found her forever family and a wonderful new life. She's now a "downtown running dog" and her family loves their new "city pointer." Thank you so much Tim and Holly for loving Haddie as much as we're sure she already loves you!  And, of course, thanks to Haddie's foster family, too!

 


 

Clancy

Clancy has found his forever home!  Clancy was the first GSP that ISR rescued from a puppy mill in Ohio.  The poor guy had a rough journey, but we're sure he's going to be just fine now!  Congratulations to Clancy's new family, and a great BIG heartfelt thank you to everybody wiorking behind the scenes - donors, transporters, sponsors, fosters and ISR volunteers -  to get this guy to safety and to his new family.  We couldn't do it without all of you!  Have the happy life you deserve, Clancy!


Gunther a.k.a. Sam Elliott
New family and new fun is what Gunther was thinking when his life was changed forever by this group of wonderful guys - and another GSP, too!  Happy trails predicited for this lucky GSP.  Thanks to everybody involved in yet another happy ending!

 


Moose

Remember this big, beautiful guy?  He wasn't with us long, and has found his forever family...including his beautiful full liver colored sister GSP, Diva.  He was recently adopted by Bill and Chris who also adopted Diva from ISR almost a year ago  Bill and Chris agreed to foster Moose while the original foster parents took a brief vacation.  Well, it was love at first sight and Moose is a permanent member of the household!  Another happy ending for all involved! Thanks everybody!


Remmi

Remmi has a new forever home with a lot of happy children to play with her!  She was such a good girl at her meet and greet with her new family, too!  This little girl sure has come a long way in such a short time.  From being a sad puppy mill dog to a new, proud GSP family member!  Good luck Remmi, and thanks to your new family for accepting you into their home!


Soleil
 
Here's a special report from Soleil's foster mom about Soleil's new family.
 
"I just wanted to share the great news that Soleil was adopted tonight! The family was so nice and so excited to add her to their family. She was even letting the boys pet her which is so amazing to me, knowing what she came from. She has come such a long way since I met her 3 months ago and I am so proud of her!  Her new mom can't wait to start taking her to obedience class and would eventually like to have her trained as a therapy dog.  Such big plans for my girl!  And the boys just kep saying that they thought she was awesome!  Her new, older fur sister was trying hard to get her to play, too.  It seemed like the perfect fit for her.  Before I left, she had made herself at home in her new crate and looked happy and content.  Although there is still work ahead for her and her family, I think she's going to have an amazing life."
 
Congratulations Soleil to you and your new family!
 

Donner

Donner has been adopted and is happy, happy, happy!  Donner's new family drove all the way from Michigan to meet this boy.  They must have had a feeling that he was the one for them. Donner was with us for a while, but after meeting his new family, we know the wait was worth it!  His new family recently sent a note saying that Donner and their son are already best buds!  Way to go Donner and thanks to your new forever family, too!


Buckshot

Hooray for Buckshot!  He didn't last too long as an orphan.  Once his foster family had him for a short time, they decided they just couldn't let him go!  Congratulations to everybody!


Trigger

From Mike and Laura, Trigger's new family.  "Hello all!  We are so grateful to have the opportunity to foster and eventually adopt Trigger. In the 4 months or so that we have had him, he has come out of his shell and has taken great strides in adapting in his new home. He always wants to be by us or on is, lol. He tends to sleep on my chest in the evenings.

We are looking forward to bringing him with us to the lake to hopefully help him get over his fear of water. He is such a good boy and has been readily accepted by my Lab, Jackson, and my girlfriend, Laura's, Beagle, Daisy."
 


Hank II
Hank II found his forever family over the 4th of July weekend!  Lots of special celebrating going on with Hank II and his new mom, Dorothy!  His foster family hated to see him go, but they know Hank II is one big, happy GSP in his new home!  Thanks to everyone who had a hand in making this happen

Jamie
Look!  It's Jamie with her new forever mom.  Jamie is another one of our adorable orphans who found her new home with her foster family!  Jamie was so sweet, that her foster mom, Marie, decided she just couldn't part with her.  Jamie is a lucky lady to have found her new home in just one move!  Thanks Marie!

 


Cali
Here's a picture of Cali with her new forever family. Jim and his wife are so excited about adopting Cali into their family, and ISR believes this is a perfect match! They understand German Shorthairs and they have a lot of family that will be visiting and keeping her company. We think Cali is going to be one happy GSP!

Gertie a.k.a. Patsy
Gertie - now Patsy - didn't last long as a rescue with us.  Her foster family quickly adopted her!  Her foster mom calls Patsy "her first foster failure...she came for the weekend and is staying forever!"  Obviously, this isn't a failure at all, but a true success story!   Patsy's not too keen on having her picture taken, but she wants you to know that she's very, very happy to be adopted!  Thanks so much to Patsy's new forever family. First for adopting sweet Patsy, and secondly, for continuing to foster for ISR as we rescue GSPs.

Gus a.k.a. Buster
Buster - now Gus - didn't last long as a rescue with us.  His foster family quickly adopted him and he's so happy, and so are his new family members! Gus has two older brothers (one furry and one human).  As you can see from these photos, Gus is now a bonafide Chicago Blackhawk's fan and eagerly watches each game with his new family!  GO HAWKS!!!!!

 


Jebadia (Jeb)
Jeb was a pretty young little guy when he arrived in our care.  Abour a year old, very sweet, but a bit nervous about his new environment.  After a short time with his foster parents/families (Thanks Kristi, Stephanie, Marie, and Marie's parents!) he's been adopted by a lovely family in Chicago.  Jeb's new family has previous GSP experience, a fenced yard ,and a "stay at home" mom!  His new "grandpa" used to train police dogs and is happily sharing tips with Jeb's mom.  Jeb is one lucky guy!  Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen for him!

Rocky
Rocky came to ISR after an owner relinquish.  They had to move and, unfortunately, couldn't take Rocky along.  He was recently adopted by a special family in Union Grove.  They traveled all the way to Lansing ,Michigan to adopt this pretty boy!  Rocky's enjoying his new family and new life.  Rocky knew a few tricks when he came to ISR - like knowing how to imitate a wink , and he loves playing frisbee. We're so very happy for Rocky and his new family. Also, a BIG thanks once again to to Trisha for fostering this special guy for ISR!

 


Baron
Baron's foster mom, Trisha, recently sent us some good news about Baron.  Here it is, in her words.  "It is official, Baron is in his new home! He is making himself at home already and is really going to be a happy boy. Below is a picture of Baron with his new dad, Doug.  What a feat it was to get this picture...too many happy GSPs and one very curious one...Baron was sniffing everything trying to get acquainted with his new home. We tried to get a picture with the other dogs, but that just wasn't going to happen.  I am so glad I was able to be a part of this experience. I think that I have made a new friend with this fellow GSP lover and he's already talking about getting all of our dogs together for play dates. Happy to know that I will be able to stay in contact with Baron too, because I sure do love that boy!"  A big THANKs to Trisha, Ruth, and Doug and his family for finding it in their hearts to help Baron when he needed it most.

Sunny
A great big CONGRATULATIONS to Sunny and her new furever family!  Sunny stayed with ISR for a while because she was heartworm positive and also a senior lady, but we knew that her furever family would be along soon and give her the love and comfort she so deserves.  Sunny was recently adopted by a loving family living in Warren, MI.  This is what Sunny's new family has to say about her.  "She is such a sweet girl.  I've been calling her my lovely lady.  She just really wants to please us.  We got a great family picture last night with her welcome sign in the background.  We feel so blessed to have her. "  And we know Sunny is feeling very blessed, too.  Thank you to all who helped make this happen for our special Sunny girl!

Linc
And the happy ending updates keep coming in!  Here's Linc with his forever family. A note from the Deuchert's says, "Can't believe that Linc has been with them for one year!  He has fit into our family beautifully. He loves to "stalk" ducks, geese and rabbits. He also thinks that he is a lap dog (at 73 pounds)...lol! Thanks again to the Willett family for fostering him!"  This is a good time to remind everybody how important fostering is to our rescue organization.  Without the family who fostered Linc, he wouldn't be the happy dog he is today! Thanks to Linc's new family and the Willets from ISR!

Maki (formerly Hershey)

Maki here!  Just dropping by to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Love, love, LOVE my new family!  Sure hope the rest of the ISR orphans find a home as wonderful of mine...very soon!

Pepper
Here's another update on a happy ending for ISR alum, Pepper.  She wants to remind everybody that during the cold weather it's best that we ALL dress appropriately - fur babies included.  Pepper doesn't look the happiest in this picture, but it's pretty apparent that her family knows what's best for her!  Happy New Year from Pepper and her family!


Otto (formerly Batman)
We affectionately named this precious guy Batman when he joined ISR, and he sure didn't stay with us for very long.  Hooray for that!  He is now called Otto and his new family, the Stibbe's, are totally in love with him.  He is having fun investigating his new home - inside and outside - and spends lots of time cuddling on the couch with his new mom and dad.  Oh - and check out his new Elmer Fudd hat!  Have fun in your new home, Otto, and thanks so much to your new family for opening their home and hearts to you!   

 


Elvis
Elvis has left the building!  Yes, folks, Elvis has found his forever home and he couldn't be happier!  The family who adopted Elvis are also happy to have this gentle, loving GSP who is always a happy guy.  During his time with ISR, Elvis was known as "Mr. Personality."  Check out how happy he is...and how comfortable in his new home! Thanks to everybody who helped make Elvis' story a happy ending!

 


Izzy
Izzy has joined her foster mom, Susan, as a permanent resident of the family.  Susan fell in love with Izzy and just couldn't bear to let her go. Thanks so much, Susan, for fostering Izzy and for giving her a loving, wonderful permanent home!

 

 

Waylon
With Waylon's sweet personality, it didn't take his foster mom, Jamie, long to realize he'd be a perfect match as a member of her family.  She says, "he is such a lovng and friendly dog, and we're thrilled to have him as part of their family."  Jamie also told us they're keeping his name because it's actually quite fitting.  It seems he likes to "whine a lot and make strange sounds."  So Waylon's no longer "A Ramblin' Man," and he couldn't be happier.  Thanks to Jamie and her family for fostering for ISR and adopting Waylon, too!

 

Moxie
This beautiful girl is Moxie, and she's a very happy girl as she joins Mark and Deb along with 2 other four-legged siblings. Her new family has an Aussie and another GSP, as well as other GSP's in their extended family.  With all of the GSPs in her new family, sounds like she'll be getting plenty of exercise!  Happy running and playing, Moxie!  Special thanks to everybody who made this happen for Moxie and her new forever family!

 

Deacon
Deacon is adopted!  His new family is delighted to have him as their newest family member, and they think Deacon is just as happy as they are.  As you can see from the pictures, it hasn't taken Deacon long to get comfortable in his new home with his new forever family. Another happy ending for one of our beautiful GSPs!  A special thanks to his new family and to everybody who helped make this happen!  

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Hawk
Hawk is adopted!  His new forever family has 2 children and 2 German Shepherds to keep him happy and busy.  Hawk will have a lot of people and canine family to play tug-of-war with him, which is his favorite game.  Hawk's 3-month journey with ISR has now come to a happy ending.  Good luck to Hawk and his new family, and a special thanks to everyone who helped in this success story!  

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Wrigley (a.k.a. Tango)
Wrigley didn't spend much time as an ISR foster dog.  Her newly approved foster family said they would help foster when ISR was in a jam.  Already approved fosters, they then became approved adopters. They were quickly called into service to pick up their first foster...Tango. Within days it was obvious to the family that Wrigley just had to stay with them as their forever dog.  Look at all the happy smiles!  Congrats to all!

Kody (a.k.a. Draper)
Kody's meet and greet went very well and he is adopted!  He now has a new canine brother, Charlie, and his new human sister, Becca, proudly announced that Draper will be sleeping with her!  By the looks of all the fun Charlie and Kody are having in this videoKody is going to have to learn how to maneuver a lot quicker to keep up with Charlie.  Thanks so much to his new family and congratulations to Kody!

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Matilda (a.k.a. Patches)
Say Hi to Matilda, formerly known as Patches.  Matilda was recently sprung from a shelter and is now adopted!  Matilda's' foster family fell in love with her and couldn't let her go.  She's a sweet, loving lapdog and a bundle of energy outdoors.  Matilda loves her new family, human and furry alike. Her new family, the Rowes, have told us that, "Matilda already has new friends in her neighborhood, especially across the street.  She is a complete joy, and very loveable!"  hanks to the Rowe family for fostering her and adding to our Happy Endings success stories!
 

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Bailey (a.k.a. Babs)
This is Babs, now known as Bailey, the pretty girl that was named after the Build-A-Bear (BABs) Hugs Foundation grant awarded to ISR to help treat her illness.  When Bailey arrived to the ISR, she was HW+ (heartworm positive), but now, she's healthy and in her forever home with her new family!  Many thanks to the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation AND Bailey's' new family!  A special note from Bailey:  "Please protect your dogs from heartworm disease by getting a yearly heartworm test followed by monthly preventative year round.  Proper treatment CAN save a precious life!"

Here's an updated picture (third from left) of Bailey (a.k.a. Babs) from her new parents, Kent and Maureen, along with this message:  "Bailey is doing one of her favorite things, which is watching the birds in the backyard.  We appreciate the Build-A-Bear Foundation and Kristen (foster parent) for taking care of her and getting her well.  Thank you for all the amazing work you do finding homes for these dogs."  ISR also wishes to thank our wonderful foster parents and Bailey's new family, too, for sending us such a wonderful update on one of our alumni.

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Katie
Katie's new mom sent ISR a wonderful note.  From Mary:  "I wanted to thank you for your assistance in making the adoption of Katie an easy and wonderful experience.  My husband and I picked up Katie on August 5th (my birthday) and we have been thrilled and amazed at this beautiful loving dog ever since that day.  I introduced Katie to my vet and she checked out great!  Bruce and I never could have imagined adopting a dog with so many wonderful qualities but when we read about her, we just wanted to try to give her a loving home and already she has given us more.  Thank you again for your kindness"  And thank you, too, for finding room in your heart and home for our Katie!   

Grish
Recently, ISR had a great weekend as three of our orphans were adopted!  One of the lucky guys was Grish.  As you can see from the photos, he and his new sister Greta are already fast friends and they love to play! And look at that big smile he has for his new dad!  Thanks to all who helped this boy find his forever family! Grish was named in loving memory of our long-time volunteer, Ken Grish, who supported ISR for many years in our efforts to save as many GSPs as possible.  Thank you to Grish's new forever family for giving Grish the loving home he deserves.

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Tazer
Tazer, named after the awesome Blackhawk, Jonathan Toews, has found his forever family, and he couldn't be happier! Tazer was found as a stray and spent 3 months n a rural shelter.  Eventually, Tazer will get to go to work at a golf course with his new dad, and he has a little person that he gets to take care of, too!  Thank you so much to Tazer's new family for adopting him and allowing him to lead a long, happy life with you!

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Dottie
"Dottie is happily settled with her foster family in the Beverly neighborhood. Neil and his wife truly love her! She gets along well with the dogs at the park near their home, plus, she's learned some great obedience. Welcome to your forever home, Dottie."  And thanks to Dottie's new family for adopting from ISR!


    
  Gert
From Gert's foster mom/adopter:
"My ISR rescue, Cruise, had lost his buddy and was lonely, so I decided to foster again. After a couple of fosters, along came a new foster, Gert.  In no time, she charmed us both and never left. Thanks to her sunny disposition, Gert makes friends wherever we go. She's sweet and relatively calm for a GSP. Every single day, I'm so glad to have her in my life. Thanks ISR."  Also posting a picture of Gert and her GSP sibling, Cruise.  Congratulations to the family and to Gert and Cruise!  (Gert is on the right)

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Oakley
Congratulations to Oakley and his new forever family!  Oakley was LONG overdue and he now has a brother, Grover.   We couldn't be happier with this match for Oakley and his new family! 
 
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