Mid-Atlantic German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue

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Adoptable Dogs!

Adoption Fees:  

Dogs 0-6 months - $600
Dogs 6mos-3yr - $500
Dogs 4-7 yrs old - $450
Dogs 8-10 years old - $300
Over 10 yrs - $250

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April 1, 2023

We are always in need of foster homes. If you are able and willing to help give a dog a temporary home please fill out our Volunteer Application!


Sophia is a gorgeous and energetic 3 year old GSP. She is 40 pounds and spayed. She is crate and house trained. She is very observant and interested in her environment (TVs included!), so she would do best in a yard with a tall privacy fence. She currently sleeps and naps in a x-large crate with a cover as she prefers extra space.

She loves to run and play. Having an abundance of toys is a must, she loves to carry toys in her mouth for her people to be proud of her! She also likes to 'talk' and wrestle with other dogs. She loves playing fetch!  Tennis balls and stuffed toys are high on the list.

She can be very excitable so best for a house with no small children or small animals. She is highly trainable and learns quickly. She is energetic, but would also do fine in a crate during the workday with enough toys and activities to keep her occupied.

Sophia is an affectionate dog and would love to snuggle on the couch with you! She is very sweet and bonds quickly. 

Sophia is being fostered in Brunswick, MD. If you are interested in her please fill out an Adoption Application.


Zeus is a 7 year old male GSP weighing 54 lbs.  He is house and crate trained.  Don't let his age fool you, this guy loves to play fetch, go for long walks and swim.  Zeus went to a 4 week board and train and knows his commands well, I practice them daily with him while on walks at the local parks,  something he very much looks forward to on a daily basis.  His training did involve an ecollar and he listens very well off leash once he knows you.  So if you are looking for a hiking companion, he's your guy.


He absolutely loves his toys, when you enter the room he feels obligated to bring you one of them.  If you'll toss it for fetch, even better.  He does not destuff his stuffed toys.


Zeus is ready to go at a moment's notice.  We are not sure about other dogs, so we are seeking an only dog home.  Our boy would do best in a home without children.  


Zeus is a perfect dog for an active single person or couple.  He LOVES to get out and go on adventures.  It is best to keep him off of the bed, if you disturb him after he falls asleep he can be a grump.


Is Zeus a fantastic dog, yes, but he does need some specifics in his new home.  If you are looking for an active dog who likes to do things, he is your guy and he loves doing it.  If you are interested in Zeus, fill out our Adoption Application and mention him in the comments.


Fala is a 9 yr old female GSP.  She is being spayed and microchipped on 3/17/2023.  She is vaccinated and on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives.  She is a gorgeous black and white ticked GSP.

She is house and crate trained, sleeps on a dogbed and can be left uncrated when you are away as she is not destructive.  Good with other dogs and kids, but no cats in the new home.

This sweet girl came to us because her former owner moved to another state and did not choose housing that allowed pets.  Fala is living with a senior female Weim and they get along wonderfully.  Fala likes to play so if there were a playful dog in her new home that would make her a happy girl.

Fala is being fostered in Temple Hills, MD.  She is available after 3/17, but feel free to apply and ask any questions so that you are approved by the time she is spayed.  She is happily awaiting her new people.


Maddie is a sweet and playful one year old female. She is adjusting well to her foster home with her 7 year and 12 year old sisters. Maddie is petite, weighing only 35 pounds. She is a fun little lady and loves to play, although she can be a little hard on toys not designed for extremely tough chewers (rubber Kongs are the only toys left). She is not toy nor food possessive, showing no resource guarding behaviors and will allow her humans to retrieve the bits of chewed toys from her mouth.  Maddie is house trained and does okay in her crate. If the crate is with the rest of the family, she will happily sleep or chill out. If left alone in her crate, while running errands or work, she will initially cry and then settles down. Maddie also knows some basic commands, sit, down, her name, and takes treats very gently. She is learning to walk on a leash.

Maddie is high energy and curious. She requires at least one long walk a day (more is better) to settle down, or a large, fenced in play area. She is a pretty athletic pup and can jump to nearly eye level without a leading run up, so a fence is a must. She has not attempted to jump over the baby gates that keep her out of the kitchen. In a home with other dogs, she will want to play constantly, especially the first few days until she is settled. New places and people are her favorite things, causing her some excitement but after a few days she will settle into your routine.  Setting boundaries for her from the beginning will help her to know the rules of engagement in her new home.  Another active and energetic dog would be great for her.

All said, she is an absolute sweetheart, without a mean bone in her body. She loves to snuggle and be held, go for walks and check out new things and places. She is smart, reward oriented and happy to please, so training should not prove difficult.  Maddie is being fostered in California, MD.  Pls fill out an application if she interests you.


River is a year-old, neutered 47-pound male GSP. He is house and crate trained. River sleeps overnight in the crate and does just fine, though he could just as easily sleep on a dogbed.  He is a quick learner and knows how to sit to include sitting before his food is served. His foster Dad is working on teaching him other commands. 

River would like someone who is able to devote time to his training and exercise and treats have proven successful. River is good on a leash, and he is not much of a “puller”. He will stop and stare at squirrels, but will move along with a gentle tug on the leash and a cautionary “leave it.” River has spent time in a yard with a 4-foot fence and has shown no signs of jumping or climbing. He will stand with his front paws on the top of the fence to get a better view of the surroundings. 

River is a very sweet boy who loves to be with his people and he will follow you around the house. He is very friendly, and likes people, including children. River enjoys the company of other dogs and likes to play with them. He is also good with cats.  He recently visited another volunteer who has dogs and he spent all his time playing with another male GSP.  He has not interacted with cats, but has seen them, and pays some attention to them, but not like he does with squirrels. 

River is pretty calm and does not startle easily. Having another dog in the home would be great for River as he loves companionship and play time.

River is being fostered near Richmond, VA. If you are interested in River, please fill out our Adoption Application and mention him in the comments.


Duncan is a 3 yr old neutered male who currently weighs 50 lbs.  He was turned into the shelter as his owner no longer had time for him.

The shelter said he is a sweetheart, loves people and other dogs.  He also walks well on a leash.

As his foster gets to know him we will add to his bio.  He is currently in the Newport News, VA.  If he interests you pls fill out our application above.

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We now list dogs needing homes, but not through our program on out Petfinder page.  Please reach out to the contact listed in the dog's bio if you are interested! 



Duke - adopted

Duke is a 4 yr old neutered male GSP weighing 60 lbs.  He is crate and house trained and will let you know when he needs to go outside.  He seems to treat the crate as a place he likes to go to get away, so he seems to enjoy going in on his own at times.

Duke is efence trained and knows how to use a dog door.  He prefers another dog in his home as he gets lonely by himself.  His foster home says that so far Duke has been fairly calm and plays with the other male GSP in the foster home.

He knows some commands and is fantastic at the "sit" command.  Duke is looking for a new place that will make him a part of the family and the household.  So far in foster care he has just been a really good boy.

Duke is being fostered in Chesapeake, VA.  If interested our Adoption Application is at the top of the page.

Oakley - adopted

Oakley is a very sweet 2 year old female GSP weighing about 45lbs. Oakley ended up in a shelter after her former owners could no longer care for her. So far she has been nothing but a perfect house guest!

Oakley is house trained and has been doing very well in her crate. She gets along well with the 2 male GSPs that also share her home. Oakley is fine in 4' fencing, shows no interest in jumping. We have not tested Oakley with cats.

Oakley is a medium energy GSP. She enjoys her zoomies, but is also content with snuggling up on the couch for a snooze. She is working on learning more basic commands and walks pretty good on a leash. With a little practice and reinforcement, we think she would be a super star!

Oakley is being fostered in Sandston, VA. If she interests you, please fill out an adoption application.

Tag - adopted

Tag is a 6 yr old solid liver neutered male GSP weighing 63 lbs..  He is house and crate trained.  Tag ended up in rescue as his former owner passed away and he and 3 other dogs, all intact, were left free in the home.  Tag has a few physical scars from this event but he has no emotional ones, he is a VERY happy and social dog.

He is great with other dogs as you can see in some of his pictures as he is being fostered with 2 Weims of similar age and 2 kids aged 10 & 13 yrs and has been a perfect houseguest and family member.  If you click on the pictures it will enlarge them.  He is not super playful with the other dogs but does like sleeping with them and following them around.  

He is non-destructive, and is excited to meet absolutely every person, dog or child he comes across. He loves to hunt in the back yard with his weim foster sister but is not a very high energy boy – he enjoys spending time on the couch with his people and other dogs once the day winds down.

Tag is more of a follower than a leader and he would do well with just about any other dog who can show him the ropes at his new home – age / breed / gender is probably not that important. He knows basic commands and recall but could use some work on leash. If you’re looking for a sweet, happy, middle aged GSP to be the final piece in your family, you’d be hard pressed to find a more perfect boy. He is being fostered in Potomac, MD – please fill out an application above if he interests you.

Gunny - adopted

Gunny is a 3 yr old neutered male GSP.  He weighs 64 lbs and is 100% love.

He is house and crate trained and also rides well in the car.  He is being fostered with a female GSP and he loves to play.  His foster sister Betty has taught him how to look for birds in the yard and he is now a partner in crime.  He loves playing and hanging out with Betty.

Gunny's foster Dad says he is a fantastic dog and would be an excellent candidate for children, there is not a mean bone in his body.  

The perfect home for Gunny is one where he spends quality time with his people and if he has a canine friend, all the better.  He just wants to be a part of whatever his person is doing.  Someone is going to be very lucky to get Gunny as a pet and companion, he is just that sweet.

Gunny is being fostered in Easton, MD.  Fill out the Adoption Application above if he interests you.

Dodger - adopted

Dodger is a two year old male GSP. He is house and crate trained. He is working on sit, down and recall. He is still young and needs lots of practice. He loves walks but needs more practice on the leash. He is a little timid/skittish and will try to bolt if startled. He is affectionate, gentle and loves to be with both people and other dogs.

He came to the rescue because his military family was deployed overseas and could not take their dogs. He lived with children, aged 5 and 9, and a Labradoodle. He is friendly with children and both large and small dogs. He does jump up so would be best with older children. He also has a fairly strong prey drive, so may not be good with other pets.

The perfect home for Dodger would be one with a large yard, another dog and someone who can spend time with him. He is a little shy and timid. He does not seem interested in jumping the fence in the yard, it is 4' high. He is very motivated by praise and being part of the group. He is a very loving boy, who is eager to learn and wants to please. Once he learns the ropes, he is going to be a wonderful companion.

Dodger is being fostered in Derwood, MD and can't wait to meet his new family.  Fill out the Application above and swing on by.


Stoic is an almost 2 year old (April birthday) neutered male GSP. He weighs 62 lbs. Stoic landed in rescue after his owner took a new job and was out of the house too much.  We simply cannot take good enough pictures to capture how handsome he is.

He is a sweet and energetic boy. He loves toys, especially plush ones.  He is crate trained, and not a big barker. He is currently fostered with 2 male Pointers. He would love a playmate of similar age and energy and he is an excellent hiking companion!  He also rides in the car very well.  After a few minutes of looking out the front window, he lays down in the back seat and sleeps.  Stoic is in 4' fencing and has shown no interest in jumping, so a home with 4' fencing would be fine for him.

We recommend Stoic with kids over 5 yrs old. He loves playing with the young male Wirehair in his foster home. He cannot live with cats. Stoic is looking for a person to be active with as he likes to do stuff.  Lets face it, it's all about movement when owning a GSP. 

Stoic is in his last week of a board and train program and he is doing fantastic.  His recall is excellent and he heels like a dream.  His trainer is near Frederick, MD and if an adopter is nearby they can now attend group classes with Stoic at no charge for life.  We felt Stoic had not had a proper chance to be excellent and we wanted him to catch up, and so he has.  He is a fantastic dog and now knows how to be the best boy he can be.  You can see videos of his training on our Facebook page.   Mid-Atlantic GSP Rescue | Facebook

Stoic is being fostered in Westminster, MD. If you are interested in him please fill out an Adoption Application.