Foster homes needed! Fostering is an amazing experience. Contrary to popular belief, not all rescue dogs are "broken and battered" and need months of rehab or TLC. Many of the dogs we place were once loved family pets, given up due to convenience issues, exercise requirements, divorce, job change, move or the arrival of human children.
Fosters provide love, modest training, and a soft spot for the dog until adoption. You get to know them, and we match them up with the best possible fit in a forever family.
If you are interested in learning more about fostering opportunities, please contact our regional director, Michelle Salyers, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Please note, there are always additional GSPs in foster homes, but they have not yet been posted to the website. We get to know them for 2-3 weeks prior to listing them for adoption. That way, we know exactly what type of home will suit them best, and we can make the best recommendation for your family.**
Adoption is a serious commitment, and should not be taken lightly. You should be prepared to make a lifetime commitment to your adopted pet. Our adoption process is as follows:
We do ask for an adoption fee. The fee is based on the age of the dog, as younger dogs require more vaccinations, etc. When you adopt a GSP through rescue, you get a FULLY vetted dog. All vaccinations (combo vaccines, bordatella, Rabies), heartworm tested (and on preventative), fecal exam, spay/neuter, pre-registered/paid microchip, and ANYTHING else the dog has required medically, we have taken care of 100%.Yes, you can "purchase" a puppy for the amount of most of our adoption fees. However, you cannot purchase a completely vetted dog for the same amount. Puppies require 4 rounds of vaccinations, multiple de-wormings, spay/neuter, etc. By the time that puppy is a year old, you are likely to have spent upward of $1,000 on both the purchase price AND the required vetting. Please keep this in mind when weighing whether to purchase or adopt.
Please note our expenses on each dog generally exceed the adoption fee amount, so we are NOT "making money" on adoption fees. We rely on fundraising and donations to help offset our incredibly high veterinary expenses.
Our adoption fees range from a donation of your choice (for a senior), $250 for older adult, $350 for young adult and $375 for puppies.
When you adopt a dog through rescue, you are adopting a dog that has lived in an experienced foster home. We are able to provide an overview of the dog's temperament, habits, likes/dislikes. We know whether they are good with other dogs, children, etc. The dogs are housebroken, crate trained, and have normally received at least basic obedience work (sit, down, etc.). We are able to match you with a dog that is an appropriate fit for your family and your lifestyle. Please don't focus solely on the "look" of the dog by looking only at the photos. Please keep in mind your needs/wants, as we hope to make the best possible match for both your family and the dog.
We require fencing in the adoptive home (physical fence or invisible fence). Please note, we do want to find loving homes for the dogs in our care, but many of them are unreliable off leash. Our fencing requirement is based on years of rescue experience, with several "escapes" and/or injuries from non-fenced yards and during off leash time in unfenced areas. There are occasional situations where an exception is made regarding fencing. These exceptions are approached on a case-by-case basis.
If you are interested in adoption, please fill out the Mid-Atlantic Adoption Application by visiting http://mdgsprescue.org/adoptionApplication.php
Once you apply for adoption, additional questions can be sent to us at: email@example.com.
Please note we are all volunteers, with full-time jobs, families, our own dogs and foster dogs, and many hours of rescue administrative duties to tend to each week. We do our best to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours. Please be patient with us.
Mid-Atlantic GSP Rescue Midwest Chapter is the "left arm" of the Mid-Atlantic GSP Rescue, which is based in MD. Mid-Atlantic GSP Rescue is an all volunteer group that achieved 501c3 non-profit organization status in 2005. Our Midwest Chapter was founded in late 2009.
Our primary goal and function is the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of displaced German Shorthaired Pointers. Mid-Atlantic GSP Rescue has a wide reach, with our "main" group covering Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the Eastern and Northeastern parts of West Virginia. Our "Midwest Chapter" covers Northwestern and Southwestern West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
Our combined chapters rescue close to 200 GSPs each year. With a growing number of GSPs in need across our region and the U.S., we are hopeful more breed enthusiasts will "join our team" of rescue volunteers, to help save even more lives.
We are a network of volunteers, fostering dogs in our homes. We do not have a shelter facility. We have volunteer foster homes in OH, WV, KY and IN.