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.
Orion came to the rescue as a transfer from the UT rescue for more one on one training so he can learn to be the best little GSP for his next home. His approx. DOB is 10/24/17. So he just turned 2. He was adopted by a lovely family with an 11month old GWP female that was looking for a playmate in East Helena, MT.
He was a stray as he had road rash when he originally arrived at the UT rescue. He has been in the doggy day care facilities in UT since 04/2019. So he is well socialized and gets along great with other dogs.
He has never been in a house before. So getting used to all the noises of a TV, dishwasher, laundry etc. He will kennel right up and lay down in there and chew on his bones. He loves his toys, and will prance around in the yard carrying them waiting for one of the other dogs to play with him or for a person to play fetch.
He is great on an ecollar recall now and knows basic obedience and is getting along with the other pups. He is a short stout guy at 42lbs and 22.5in at his withers.
Gunner was an owner surrender and just wanted to be with his people. He is such a love and such a quick learner. Quickly learned e-collar recall, basic commands, and was house broken within a week. Went to his new family only 2 weeks after coming into the rescue.
He was adopted by a lovely family that have been on the waitlist for about a year that live in WA.
Chaco (now renamed again to Oliver "Ollie") came to the Bozeman Heart of the Valley Humane Society at the beginning of December as he was just too active for his current family. He is 11 months old, and GSP... SO active it is!
He is neutered and up to date on vaccines, thanks to the Humane Society.
He came to the rescue on 1/4/20. He quickly excelled in his off leash recall training, his kenneling, in door house manners, and socializing with the other dogs in the rescue. SO quickly that he was adopted only one week after coming into the Rescue. He is such a love and just wants to be a part of all your adventures which he is now enjoying in his home in Bend, OR!
Avi came to the rescue as a transfer from a UT rescue as he needed a change of scenery and a new start. He is approximately 10.5 yrs old, but don't let that white face fool you, he can run with the pack with ease, and is playful with the other pups in the rescue. He us up to date on vaccines and is neutered.
He loves to snuggle next to you, but will lay on the dog bed as well. He rides in the car awesome, don't even know he is there, lays right down. He kennels right up in the truck and in the house when need be, although he is house trained and does know how to use a dog door! He is recall trained, knows what an e-collar is and if he doesn't hear you call his name, he turns right around with a tone of the collar. He knows all other basic obedience commands and when reminded to heel on a leash he does that as well. He just wants to be with you as much as possible and included in all the fun activities. He gets along great with the other dogs and is submissive if another dog is wanting to be dominant. He does not do well with cats!
He found his forever home in Lake Stevens, WA with an older (but also young at heart) GSP sister !!
Bella was adopted with a young man on All Points West GSP Rescue's waitlist in Portland, OR!
Bella is a 6yr old 66lb female GSP owner surrender. Unfortunately her human passed away and a family friend took her in, but can't provide her with the daily exercise she needs as a GSP!
She is good with kids, AND cats if supervised with the cat. She had a history of wanting to be dominant with other girl dogs, and seems to get jealous when they are being pet and she isn't when inside the house, and she takes it upon herself to change that. She grew up as an only outside dog, so it is going to take some adjusting time. She does great around other dogs when outside playing or even eating.
She has hunted before and she loves the water. She knows what an ecollar is and does well with it. She does great with an underground fence too. She can easily clear a 4ft fence and will climb out of a 6ft chainlink if she decides she is bored and would rather be inside with her people. She is a GSP afterall.
Olive & Ella-adopted
Olive and Ella were adopted out to an awesome couple in Bozeman, MT who are going to be able to give them all the love and attention they desire. Running them in big open fields near their house and be able to take them to work with them too!!
Olive is orange and white and is 4 year old Bracco Italiano. Ella is her younger sister (liver and white) also Bracco Italiano Pointer. They are looking for their new forever home. They need lots of space to run. House trained, kennel trained and love to be in their kennel together. Good with kids, probably not cats as they have a high prey drive. They are both very birdy and are always running with their nose to the ground. They are E-collar trained, very good listeners even without their e-collars. Her and her sister love to cuddle with each other, but love their human cuddling just as much. They don't fence jump. And love to run and play in the yard with each other. They will need to go to their new home together as they are a bonded pair.
Rudy (aka Rowdy Rudy)- Adopted
He was adopted by a sweet gal from Seattle who had the time, energy and dedication to keep up with Rudy and provide him with the structure, training and exercise he was looking for. He also has a 2 year old GSP sister now to help run off his energy!
Rudy (aka Rowdy Rudy as he is a rambunctious kid, but is very sweet) came to the rescue as a transfer from UT due to being very stressed in the doggie daycare setting. It was just too much stimulation for him.
He loves to play with other dogs, and has ALOT of energy and spunk and wants to go-go-go, he is a GSP after all! Due to his high energy and young age, he would do best in a home with another young dog that loves to play. Our Rescue lady thinks he would thrive with another dog to help run his energy off and would be less likely to be naughty when inside the house. He is on the smaller side at only 22in at his withers. He also needs to gain some weight back as he lost quite a bit while he was in the doggie daycare. He is always on the hunt and thus would not be a good fit for a house with cats, some are trainable to tolerate them or leave them, but he is always going to think of them as prey and something he needs to catch.
While in rescue he learned: the basics currently working on recall (he is NOW recall trained with an ecollar!!! YAH! Still working on with just his name), house manners such as: not counter surfing our couch surfing or cough surfing onto the coffee table. Oh yes, he is a wild child, but he is coming along nicely and quickly! And of course this leads into just plain ol' basic obedience. He actually really likes his kennel as well and kennels right up for meal time and for traveling.
Hi! I'm Able. I am a BIG boy at 28in at my withers!!! My girth is 38in. Weight was 111 a few days after I came into the rescue, and was 97 when I was adopted 3 weeks later by a lovely couple out of Red Lodge, MT!
I am almost 4 years old and I had to find a new home due to my parents getting older and not being able to provide me with my daily exercise routine. Thus, I still need to lose some more weight so I can be a young healthy 4 year old GSP and keep up with all the other GSPs at the rescue. You can tell I have that young spirit and want to run and play, but can't keep up.
My rescue lady worked on on my recall training. We are doing short frequent training sessions so we don't over due it as we slowly increase my activity level.
I am very sweet and affectionate and have that typical GSP drive to cuddle and will lay right between your legs if you let me. I was very spoiled in my previous home and love to lay on the sofa with my people and the bed as well! I am good with older kids, due to my size and young age, my rescue lady worries about me knocking little ones over. I do like to talk and am very used to my people being home, so my rescue lady is going to work on my kennel training as well. I am NOT good with cats or other small creatures as I see them as prey. I have done great thus far with the other dogs at my new foster home and am more interested in being by my person. I will run around in the back yard with the other pups.
I have not been hunted over, but once I get down to a healthy my rescuce lady feels that I may be a good hunter.
Davis was adopted again to a lovely family on our waitlist in Kalispell. He is a very unique almost 8yr old GSP. He was returned to the rescue due to his new family having a baby coming and worried they won't have enough time to exercise him, in addition he likes to chase people that are running through their yard and nipping incidences when in close proximity to his owner, but does fine on hikes where there are a lot of people. No biting incidences. He does okay with kids in the house. This seems to be more of a protective thing for him. He was originally transferred to the rescue back in Summer of 2019 from another rescue for some one on one attention and training. He was a stray in UT. He was then adopted in 08/2019.
His re-training is complete! He is recall trained with an e-collar, he does great about checking back in when out on the trails. He knows: come, here, sit, kennel, load up, gentle, go lay down, and wait.
He is very birdie, not sure if he has been hunted over, but I think would probably make a great hunting partner as he has a high prey drive. He caught a bird hiking and brought it right to my hand!
Maverick came to the rescue from a vet clinic in Billings that had been trying to find him a home since 10/1!!! Can you believe no one wanted to snatch this cute boy up?! Us either, that is why we jumped on it when someone sent us his story.
He had been surrendered to the shelter, not once but 3 times!!! He was dropped at the vet clinic to be euthanized as the shelter was going to do just that if he was dropped off again. Due to no fault of his own, he just got very talkative at night, and his family didn't know what to do and why he was doing it. Apparently they didn't know he needs to RUN and that he is a hound and likes to tell his story!!
So the vet clinic reached out to us and we said YES!
He thrived in rescue. Loves the other dogs. Is off all medications. Has free roam of the house when rescue mom is at work. Still kennels up when needed. He knows how to play fetch now, although maybe not be his favorite thing. He loves to run, snuggle, and play with the other dogs. He really is the sweetest!!
He was adopted by a sweet couple out of Calgary! Our FIRST Canada adoption!!! He gets to run an 8km (almost 5miles) twice a day and gets lots of snuggles and love from his new family and he has a new younger sister Lucy that is a 2yr old GSP!
Leroy came to the rescue as a stray from Yakima, WA. He is about 10 years young. He just arrived on 12/10, he was retrained and socialization was attempted, but he was very stressed in the house as he has never been in a home before my rescue lady thinks. He is very dominate, and due to his bite history could not go to a home with young kids. His new adopters had a good saying for him... "he doesn't know what he doesn't know!" Meaning pretty much everything we take for granted that most dogs know is a new experience for him! So he needed to go to a home where someone was willing to work with and be patient with his quirks. Also be able to hone in on what his cues are to know he is stressed and is uncomfortable so no more biting incidences happen. Lucky for us, his foster placement ended as "foster fail" and decided they couldn't bare the idea of him getting sent out and returned again!! This is great for Leroy as he trusted his new parents fairly quickly and was excelling at his training.
Daisy came to the rescue as an owner surrender from a family that did not have enough time for her. Western MT is where she has grown up. Her DOB is: 4/16/2020
She is a sweet soul, with that typical sassy female GSP personality- but that took a while to come out as she was pretty shy when she first arrived into rescue.
She left rescue all trained up! She is recall trained. House trained. Knows basic commands. Knows kennel, and load up. She is very birdy- even chases leaves AND bugs!! She is a cuddle bug and LOVES to crawl under neath the blankets and sleep right behind your legs if you let her!
She was adopted by a sweet couple and now has an older brother tha tis 6.5yrs young weimeriner lab mix named Onyx. He is pretty submissive, which actually works out for Daisy as she is also submissive and growing into her sassy, fun, playful personality. So she can continue to grow with Onxy!! She will live out her days in Wyoming, hiking, and swimming and going on adventures!
Echo was adopted to a lovely family in a small town in OR.
Echo came to the rescue as an owner surrender as his owners just didn't have enough time for him to continue his needed training. His DOB is: 9/21/2020
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. He loved going to doggie daycare, and just wants to play. He LOVES to play with the other young dog in rescue. He knows leave it, sit, down, stay, kennel, load up, high five, other paw. He is cueing into other dogs cues of when they don't want to play anymore. He is VERY much a puppy and up in everyone's face wanting to play play play!
He has a history of space guarding in his kennel that has led to some biting. He gets very nervous when he feels like he is trapped and you are inclosing in on his space, specifically with hands reaching into his kennel. We call this being Hand shy. This is only in his kennel. We are working on this and he is doing very well with his desensititzation training with his rescue lady, but unfortunately if you are new to him, he needs to gain your trust before he trusts you to reach into his kennel.