Spartan was picked up as a stray in Hermiston, OR. His history is unknown, he is A German Shorthair Pointer, approximately 8 years young! He is as sweet as can be! Loves to cuddle. He successfully completed his crate/kennel training, e-collar training, off-leash & leash training. Spartan has come a long way since April and was re-homed to a lovely family in Montana beginning of August who has two other dogs to keep him company.
Gus is a 10yr old German Wirehair Pointer, that is as active as my youngest GSP. He came to us from Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter in Bozeman, MT. He was an owner surrender because his family could no longer care for him. He is really a happy go-lucky guy that just wants to play fetch! He had what seems to be a ruff life prior to arriving at Paws to Peaks, and his teeth were worn down trying to chew his way out of his kennel, had an injury on the top his head from hitting his head on the kennel gate, and a pressure wound on his chest from laying on hard surfaces for long periods of time. He came a long way in trusting people since he came into the rescue at the end of August.
Gus did go out for a trail adoption in Oct and it did not end up working out. He would be best in a home with at least one other dog, but not many visitors due to his trust issues. He does still loves to bird hunt, but loves to play with his tennis ball just as much.
Gus thankfully found his forever home right here in Helena with an awesome couple that has a cat and a 6 year old Labradoodle. And is very cognizant of Gus's history and his needs.
**Gus passed away due to Cancer in March 2020. :(
Doc came to the rescue as an owner surrender from an abusive home in Eastern Montana. His DOB is: 9/2/2014.
He is a sweet soul, and just wants to be in a home that is will be loved on, included in all the fun activities and play his with other four legged buddies. I don't think he has been socialized with many other dogs, but is doing awesome, and just wants to play. I am not sure if he has an aggressive bone in his body. Even though he is very underweight, he will back away from his food and let the other dogs in.
He is re-trained with basic obedience, such as sit, down, place, kennel, wait, back, and come. He loves the e-collar as it means he gets to go do something fun.
He was adopted by a great active couple here in Helena, who have a Weimaraner mix and a big ol Newfoundland who have welcomed Doc into the family and are playful with him. Doc got a second chance, and he is so thankful for that and shows his love and excitement by continuously wagging his tail.
Django- staying at Paws to Peaks
Django's approximate DOB is 2/15/2013 and is black and white GSP.
Django was an owner surrender due to the parents getting divorced. He is re-trained with recall and e-collar commands. He became a forever Paws to Peaks Resident as he has become very attached to me, and feel at this point it would be too hard and confusing on him to re-home him.
He LOVES to run, and NEEDS to be with someone who hunts and is active. He was reported by previous owner to be trained as both a mountain lion dog and a bird dog. I have not tested out the mountain lion training yet, a great bird dog, and does not do good around cats or chickens.He loves to hang with his other doggie friends and has become my velcro dog, including sleeping in bed with me every night.
His training: he is crate trained, both in house and in the truck. He is e-collar trained, house trained and basic obedience commands. Does well on leash.
Cash has been successfully rehomed to a lovely active couple right here in Helena, MT. He came to the rescue as an owner surrender from a family that didn't have time to run his energy off. He is approximately 2 years old, birthday is 01/2017.
He is a sweet boy, goofy and energetic, and just wants to be in a home that he will be loved on, included in all the fun activities. He is good with other dogs and cats, loves to play with them. He needs exercise- and lots of it. He LOVES to play fetch, loves the water. He does great with kids, but does get really excited and could knock a little one over if he is not being directed elsewhere. Will jump a 4 foot fence. He is currently kenneled during the day when no one is home
His training-He is now recalled trained with an e-collar. Knows sit, stay, down, kennel, load up, come, here, and we are now working on heel. Does pull some on leash, but is eager to learn.
Saber is a 2 yr old neutered male (DOB:1/17/17) came to the rescue as a transfer from a Utah rescue as he needed some one on one attention and training. It was stated he was dropped off to a shelter in UT with his brother, due to him and his brother taking off when their owner would take them out hunting. It seems they had a ruff beginning to their life, as Saber did not know what it meant to be a pet when he arrive to Paws to Peaks. He was not potty trained, and didn't know even basic commands, let alone how to come when called. Along with being scared and timid.
Well... he made AWESOME strides in just the few weeks here at the rescue. He has settled into the life of being a family pet. He is now recall trained to "here" with the e-collar and without! He also knows "leave it", "okay" as his release command to go back to doing what he was doing before, "down", "kennel" although he is not a fan of the kennel, can only imagine why he does not like it, but "load up and kennels on his own", rides in the cab of the truck well. He is house trained and goes to the bathroom outside now on his own! He sleeps through the night on the dog bed, or in the human bed. He LOVES to play fetch. He is such a love, and just wants to please and be loved on. His nick name is wiggle butt as he is always wagging his short tail in excitement that his life is SO much better now in his new home in Laurel, MT.
Sadie came to the rescue beginning of August due to being just too active for her TWO previous owners, yes that is right, she was an owner surrender x2 not due anything she has control over. She is a GSP and her approximate DOB is 8/4/18. Which makes her just a year old-OF COURSE she is going to be active and full of energy!
She has done AWESOME at the rescue. Since she has arrived at the rescue she has learned to: kennels up, load up in the truck, sits, waits for her food, takes treats gently, house trained, is recall trained with an ecollar! And just loves to play with any of the other dogs that want to run amok with her. She also loves the water and to play fetch! She is such a love and just wants that in return in addition to being run and exercised.
Her new forever home is VERY active out of Billings, MT, and has another 1.5yr old GSP to keep her extra tired and pre-occupied.
Tick was successfully adopted by a family in Helena that hunts with a Falcon! Called Falconry, for those of you who have not seen this, I would recommend watching a video on it, pretty unique way to bird hunt.
Tick came to the rescue as an owner surrender from Central Montana. He is 2yrs old.
He is a sweet soul, and just wants to be in a home that he will be loved on, included in all the fun activities and play his with other four legged buddies. He will need LOTS of exercise as he kept running away from his previous home because he got bored, he would eventually come back when he was done exploring. He is good with cats!!
His re-training is underway and we are continuing to work on basic obedience, such as sit, down, stay. He does know kennel, but prefers to be out of the kennel, and does great in the truck for long periods, car rides, and in the house when no one is home. He is doing great with the other dogs, does great with kids, and people, he just wants attention and love, oh and to run... but he's a GSP, so that should be expected :) He loves to cuddle at night, but will also sleep on his own dog bed.
Flash was adopted from a lovely couple who have a 6yr old female GWP rescue that recently lost her two older rescue siblings. They live on 10 acres backed up to thousands of usable land. Flash is an English Setter that came to the rescue from a Kansas shelter as a stray. He is thought to be 3.5yrs old.
What we know from the shelter staff: he is very playful with all the other dogs, and people. He just wants to run and chase birds!
Flash learned quickly with the e-coallr and recall training and learned to stay very close. He shows great promise and is eager to please. He sleeps through the night without being in the kennel and definitely prefers to be out of the kennel.