I have toiled with the idea for almost a year to become a foster for a GSP rescue. I practically torture myself over it. But I haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet. There are so many things that worry me about it but my main concern is what if the rescue dog wants to eat my cats. GSP's have such a high prey drive. I love my cats and refuse to put them in danger. I would love to do it because I feel like it would we great to give back to a breed that has given so much to me and Jim, it would be nice to love a pup that needs it so bad, its also just the right thing to do on so many levels but yet I still can't seem to pull the trigger.
A few months back I volunteered and was a small part of helping to drive two GSP's across half the country. Perfect strangers banded together to drive 16 legs so these two dogs could get out of a sure death sentence at a high kill shelter and get to a good foster home in New Jersey. My leg was the second to last leg. I picked up the pups in Harrisburg, Pa and drove them to Center Valley, Pa which is about an hour and 20 minute ride. Here are some pics from that drive.
Above is the hand off in Harrisburg
Above is Abby. I fell in love with her.
So I'm still on the fence. Not sure what I will do but regardless I think rescue is a great thing. I totally support helping out rescues....I have their calenders, T-shirts, I make contributions to chip-in and I know those things help. Maybe sometime this summer Jim and I will give it a shot. Who knows.....but after reading that blog post it really brought everything back up for me. Funny how those things happen. At the bottom of this blog I have links posted to various GSP rescues....check them out and also look them up on facebook. Thanks.