If you missed Week 1 of the series, Lula in Philadelphia is still looking for a home.  Several blog readers came forward to meet with her, but none have panned out yet. 

On a brighter note, Mr. Knuckles was also featured on the Healthy Tipping Point Facebook page last week, and a reader drove out and rescued him from the shelter.  Just in the nick of time, too – he was due to be put down on Saturday!  But now he’s warm and happy in someone’s home. 


This week’s pup is from the Southeast German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue, Inc.  The organization works to save shelter German Shorthaired Pointers (GSP), who are typically energetic dogs that like to self- hunt within their contained yard. Most GSPs should be placed in homes without cats.  Often, GSPs make excellent running partners, can be trained for agility, and are wonderful family pets.


This week’s Shelter Dog of the Week is Katie.  If you’re interested in giving Katie a forever home, please email tiffanysegsprescue@gmail.com.  If you’re in Georgia or the surrounding states (Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina), please consider opening your home to Katie!

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Katie says, “Hi, my name is Katie! My foster mom calls me Katie Cakes because I’m so sugary sweet! I was turned in at a shelter by my previous owners. They didn’t care enough to give the shelter any information other than my name and my age. I don’t understand why they would do that, but I do know that I hit the jackpot when my foster mom picked me up! My life changed dramatically that day – all for the better.   I’ve been waiting for a while for a forever home, and my foster mom says it’s because I have so much energy! My energy level is very high – and that’s why my foster mom loves me so much! I love to go on long runs with her and zoom around the backyard chasing birds, squirrels, and really anything. I may have been a hunting dog in my previous life, but I really can’t remember. I seem to know some hunting commands. My foster mom says I would be great at agility work also. I weigh about 70 pounds.”

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“Even though I’m 8 years old, I’m spry as a puppy. I’m telling you, I know it sounds like bragging, but I’m a wonderful dog! I’m so loving, and I want to please my people so badly. I know all sorts of tricks, and my foster home loves to make me do tricks before they give me any treats or let me go outside. They say it’s something about respecting authority, but I think it’s just because they know I’m so good at tricks! Smile I like boy dogs better than girls – I like to hunt in the back yard with my foster brothers all the time. And I don’t like cats. I think it’s probably from my previous hunting life. You should contact my foster home (tiffanysegsprescue@gmail.com) if you’re interested in me – I’m super duper fantastic!”


You can find out more information about Katie and other dogs available through Southeast GSP Rescue, Inc. at www.segsprescue.org.



  • Varsha November 15, 2011, 1:53 pm

    Please, please please feature Lucky Dog Rescue Blog on your blog— Ashley rescues the worst of the worst– animals that even other rescues won’t adopt because they require too much work to rehabilitate. She is a one-(wo)man show and desperate for money right now. Please look at her blog, i haven’t been able to read a single post without tears streaming down my face!


  • Jen @ Light Enough to Travel November 15, 2011, 1:58 pm

    Hi Caitlin! What sweet dogs. I hope someone comes forward for Lulu and Katie.

    I was wondering if you’ve seen this link yet, and if you have, what you think of it:


    • Jen @ Light Enough to Travel November 15, 2011, 2:02 pm

      (The dogs she photographs remind me of Maggie & James)

    • Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep November 15, 2011, 2:53 pm

      I adopted a beagle last week, and I really think I first noticed her because her petfinder photo had been professionally taken. It really stood out compared to others on the site.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 15, 2011, 1:58 pm

    After you have baby HTP, I think you need a Katie to take with you on your runs, Caitlin! I love this feature, and hopefully Lula and Katie both find homes!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 15, 2011, 2:11 pm

    Oh, this one gets to me! I had a pointer growing up, my grandfather breeds them and does field trials with them, one of his just won a championship actually and now I have a weimaraner (close cousin.) These are AWESOME dogs, I hope someone in the area picks Katie up.

  • Jennifer Cook November 15, 2011, 2:27 pm

    I have a GSP and I just wanted to say they are amazing dogs. So intelligent and so loving. But yes, they are natural hunters! But mine is a great running partner- he makes me run faster than I normally would!

  • Kim @ Wonderings November 15, 2011, 2:36 pm

    I so wish that I had room for another pup at my house! What a cutie!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 15, 2011, 2:37 pm

    What a fun dog katie sounds like! Hope she gets a home soon! Thanks for posting, Caitlin 🙂

  • Moomie @ Moo-mie November 15, 2011, 3:02 pm

    Hi Caitlin,
    I love how you post about these rescue dogs. I have 3 dogs and they are truly my best friends.

    My mother keeps commenting that she wants to breed our black lab and have puppies, but I am trying to convince her that we have too many dogs that need homes in this world!

    This is a great outlet to help them find those future homes!

  • Leslie November 15, 2011, 3:24 pm

    #1 – Caitlin, you are awesome for promoting pet adoption from shelters and rescues! My mom is a humane officer here in Southern California, and it’s heartbreaking to hear some of her stories! Others are amazing and so heartwarming 🙂 I adopted my little fur-baby, Freddie Mercury, almost 3 years ago on New Year’s Day while visiting my mom at her office for lunch…he’s got the best temperament, and he’s such a perfect match for me! They were going to put him down because he had been at the shelter for 3 weeks & had a really bad case of bordatella! I adopted him, nursed him back to health, and he’s been full of love ever since!
    #2 – for any other readers out there, German Shorthaired Pointers are the BEST dogs! My family had 5 (over a span of time, not all at once!), and they are the best companions. They are also GREAT running buddies, and even better for extra warmth in the cold months…our 1st pointer, named Hogan, liked to be a lapdog and snuggle, even though he was a full grown “big” dog!

    Oh, and one of our pointers was named Katie, and she was shipped over from Germany! She knew commands in German 🙂

  • lauren November 15, 2011, 3:33 pm

    as a volunteer for this rescue group, a foster of 7 GSPs(not at one time), and foster failure of one of them 🙂 I can say they are a wonderful breed – if you are interested in Katie or any of our other dogs, please check out our web site, there are ALWAYS dogs in need – in foster care and in the shelter.

  • Leigh November 15, 2011, 3:37 pm

    Katie is adorable and I wish I could take her home! I currently have a GSP mixed with a chocolate lab, and he is a great dog! He loves to run with me and could probably out run me if I let him! Hopefully Katie finds a loving family 🙂

  • Heather November 15, 2011, 3:53 pm

    sweet dog! wish I could take them all home. I think this one would make my 8 lb dogs chew toys!

  • Emily November 15, 2011, 3:59 pm

    I have a GSP and she is THE BEST dog. Such a sweetheart! We got her from a shelter when she was 4-6 years old and she immediately attached to us. Whoever get this sweetie is a lucky person!

  • Miranda November 15, 2011, 4:15 pm

    Are you gonna show cats too? Or only dogs? Kitties need love too! 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP November 15, 2011, 5:06 pm

      Cats are coming! 🙂

  • Emily November 15, 2011, 4:24 pm

    I hope someone rescues Lula soon! I wish I was in the area…and could get another pup.
    Katie sounds precious! I’m sure a great reader will be her mommy soon!

  • Lisa November 15, 2011, 5:45 pm

    I am so excited that you are doing this! We just rescued two dogs, and it is really a GREAT feeling!!

  • Moni'sMeals November 15, 2011, 6:00 pm

    I can’t take it, I want them all. Poor guys. I just went to the pet store the other day and left crying. 🙁

    You are so great to do this. Bravo.

  • Alexandra November 15, 2011, 6:13 pm

    I adopted a GSP and he was one of the sweetest dogs ever, albeit SUCH a goofball :). GSP’s are def very high energy, but as long as you give them and outlet for it (games and running are great!) they make amazing pets. I really hope she gets adopted!

  • TeenyLittleSuperChef November 15, 2011, 7:25 pm

    Thank you so much for doing these shelter dog posts. I truly feel there is a good home for every dog out there, and sometimes all it takes is getting the word out. I was adopted from a shelter by my wonderful mama 7 years ago and we both couldn’t be any happier. Pound Puppies are the best!

  • Jen November 15, 2011, 11:03 pm

    Ohmygosh, I have a feeling I might have to stop reading your rescue posts cuz I just want to save them all! Katie looks so sweet…I hope she finds her forver home soon. She’ll make an active family so happy!

  • Melissa November 16, 2011, 5:01 pm

    I wish that I could get a dog, but we have no time to take care of one. If we had the time and space, we would take Lula in a second!

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