Just look at that face!
He is the newest rescue dog in the Arizona Bird Dog Rescue family. For anyone who may be a new reader (hello and thank you!), I am the president and founder of Arizona Bird Dog Rescue which is a non-profit dog rescue whose dedicated volunteers, fosters, and transporters rescue homeless, sick, and needy German shorthaired pointers, English pointers, and English setters across Arizona and the Southwest. As of tomorrow we've rescued 39 dogs since the rescue was founded on November 5th of 2011.
We've named him Porter, after the dark beer (which is one of my favourites). He is beyond sweet and has a lovely temperament. Tomorrow morning he will be meeting his potential foster family (who may adopt him if he gets along well with their female GSP) tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed that the dogs get along and he heads down to Sonoita to fatten up so we can get him neutered, micro-chipped, and then find the family he belongs with.
If so, I'll be heading to the pound to rescue another skinny, sweet GSP boy who I had tried to take into the rescue last February when the current owner stopped cooperating with us. Today he showed up at our local animal control and the owner said he was "aggressive" which means immediate euthanization. I volunteered at the Pima county shelter for over a year and everyone there knows me. A good friend and employee called me at work, let me know the situation, and I was able to put a temporary hold on his euthanization until Monday morning. Tomorrow afternoon I'll be heading down to the shelter to evaluate his temperament and most likely will be taking him home right then & there.