Frolie is a 1 year old German Shorthaired Pointer Mix that is vision impaired. Frolie was initially rescued from a high kill shelter in the Central Valley by a Humane Society. While she was no longer in danger of being put to sleep, Julie from the Humane Society reached out to California GSP Rescue to see if we could assist. As we’ve mentioned many times, placing GSP Mixes can be a challenge. Placing a GSP Mix with an impairment, well, let’s just say that raises the bar. Initially we were reluctant to commit, but when we saw the photos and learned a little more about her, we began to think we might be able to assist.
Frolie is Safe
Because she was coming from such a distance, arranging a transport can be a challenge. We lucked out when Wendy, one of the volunteers at the Humane Society offered to help transport. With the first half the transport planned, the second half needed to be planned. We reached out to Volunteer David who quickly agreed to assist. David would meet Volunteer Greg who would transport her the rest of the way. Once we knew we could get Frolie all the way to California GSP Rescue, we committed. While Frolie was Safe, she was now one step closer to her forever home.
Julie and Wendy had gotten to know Frolie and loved her dearly, but it didn’t take long for her to pull on the volunteers heart-strings. While she was visually impaired, she seemed to manage amazingly well. One could see she relied on her hearing and sense of smell to navigate the field and room. In the field with other dogs or in a room with a person, she was quick to locate the dog or person. Frolie absolutely adores playing with other dogs. She has gotten along with almost every dog she has met and only had issues with dogs that aren’t comfortable with her. Watching her play, you quickly forget that she cannot see the other dog. She is quick to find and engage any playmate as they are both running and playing.
What Frolie Needs
Frolie needs an adopter that is patient and willing to work with her. While she is smart and quick to learn, she is still young and will need training. She has done well in her foster home with other dogs and could easily go to a multi-dog home. While she hasn’t been around small children, we recommend she goes to home with older children as she may take some time getting acclimated. She can spook when surprised. Frolie will need regular exercise, just not as much as a purebred GSP. She is house-trained and knows how to use a doggy door. She has been walked on a leash by herself and with other dogs. She seems to be good around cats.
If you are interested in meeting Frolie, please, submit an application. If you already have an application being processed, please, reach out to the volunteer you are working with. If you are interested in helping California GSP Rescue, please consider making a donation or becoming a Rescue Hero.