German Shorthaired Pointer
Picture of Simon, a male German Shorthaired Pointer

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Home:Palo Alto, Bay Area, CA  
Age: 18 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Simon

Mom likes to call me: Buddy; Bubba; Bubby; BoBo; Simey; Seamoan, WB (Wiggly-Bum) & Simon Says. My old nickname was "Slim Simon" because I ended up at the Sacramento shelter very underweight, but I'm now a healthy 70 pounds and that name does not fit!

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

February 4th 1998

Balls, bones and bees (on my!); pig ears; greenies; riding in the car (so exciting); peanut butter and carob sandwiches (doggie reese cup); anything mom lets me have off the grill; toys that do NOT squeak; "chasing" squirrels

Other dogs barking a lot (he's a mellow guy); leaving the dog park; toys that squeak - you're not fooling me, it's no squirrel!

Favorite Toy:
bone de jour; greenie de jour

Favorite Food:
Anything from Five Paws Bakery...especially those carob wafers

Favorite Walk:
Fort Funston and Chrissie Field when mom takes me to visit Bailey and Cooper in SF; the Baylands, Cuesta dog park; Mitchell Park and downtown Palo Alto when we're feeling local

Best Tricks:
Sit, "gimme five" ; "gimme ten" and "high five" (yes, I know my left from right paw!) / "say hello" (shake), wait, stop, leave it; down (if it's for cheese)

Arrival Story:
I'm a rescue, meaning I rescued my mom who was working too much and needing something she calls "balance" in her life. I had my own web page at and she called and asked to meet me at my foster parents' house in Vallejo (Michele and Josh (and their GSP Sadie)). Before that, I had been at the Sacramento shelter which was very scary and rescue bailed me out in the nick of time and then I spent some time at a vet's office until they found my foster home. Anyway, I interviewed my new mom and thought she was pretty cool - she told me about beach trips and walks and a big yard, all of which were true : ) Thank goodness she didn't change my name to Balance, though.

Despite the "large" description above, I am STILL a lap dog! Please consider adopting one of my friends from a rescue organization or your local shelter --- they will love you for life for it. Http:// (where I came from) and (where mom volunteers)

The Groups I'm In:
German Shorthaired Pointers!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 7th 2004 More than 11 years!

I Was In The:
2004-2005 Holiday
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