Mid-Atlantic German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue

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Adoptable Dogs!

Adoption Fees:  

Dogs < 1yr - $475
Dogs 1-2 yr old - $400
Dogs 3-7 years old - $350 
Dogs 8-10 years old - $250  
Over 10 yrs - $150


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February 16, 2020



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 application through the link above!

Arlen- Foster or Adopter Needed


Arlen is a handsome 12 year old male GSP. He weighs approximately 85lbs.


Arlen was found as a stray and is currently at the Hillside SPCA in Pennsylvania. Arlen unfortunately needs to be the only dog. However, he loves people! He is a staff favorite at the shelter. Shelter staff even stay after hours to spend time with him!


Arlen has diabetes and will need medication for the rest of his life. Right now he does not need insulin and is on a pill to help regulate his blood sugar. Arlen is a really sweet dog in need of a spot to retire. 


If you are interested in fostering Arlen, rescue will pay for all his medical needs. Please fill out an application and mention Arlen!

Courtesy Listing!
Please check out our PetFinder pages for dogs that are not part of our program but are still looking for their forever homes!
https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/va/alexandria/mid-atlantic-gsp-rescue-va166/
https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/md/sykesville/mid-atlantic-german-shorthaired-pointer-rescue-inc-md85/

Doodle


Not our typical breed, but poor Doodle found himself in a shelter after his owner passed away. This sweet senior guy has been around people his whole life and a shelter is no place for him! A friend of our rescue picked him up and so we are listing him for her, as she can only hold him temporarily.


Doodle is 11 years old and great with people, kids, dogs, and cats. He is completed vetted and has a clean bill of health. He has also recently received a dental. He has a slight cough from living in a home with a wood fireplace, but his lungs, and heart checked out fine!


This sweet man could probably lose about 10lbs, but he is happy to go for walks. He is house broken and does not need to be crated. Doodle is just looking for a nice retirement home and promises to smother you in love and affection! 


If you are interested in Doodle, please fill out an application and mention Doodle in the last section! Doodle is located near The Plains, VA.

Adopted!

Tucker- Adoption Pending


Meet Tucker, a 5 years old, neutered 66 pound, gorgeous GSP. Tucker is a high energy dog who runs like the wind. 


He goes trail running with his humans, he also loves to swim and go camping. Tucker and the other male GSP in the home don't always get along, so he is in need of a new home. He currently lives with two female dogs, but rescue would like to see him as an only dog.


He will fetch, loves Chuck-it, knows sit, leave it, stay...but needs work because he is so excited, roll over, wait, lay down. He visits a nursing home with his human and is fine around wheel chair and walker; he’s very gentle with his human’s elderly mother. Tucker is good around his family’s grand children who are 2 years to 7 years, although sometimes is so excited he knocks them down. He is not good with cats. He eats with a slow feeder bowl because he will eat so fast.  He LOVES to snuggle.


He HATES his nails trimmed but is great for ear cleaning even though he really doesn't like it. His human can put my fingers all in his mouth and check his teeth. He loves his eyes rubbed and his ears twirled. He is a leaner. 


Tucker is currently with his family in Aberdeen but will move to a foster home soon. If you have room in your heart and home for this awesome, very energetic guy, please complete an adoption application.

Bam Bam- Adoption Pending


Bam Bam is a 2 year old female weighing in at 45lbs,  and up to date on all shots. Bam Bam will be spayed on 2/4 and then ready to go to her new home!


Bam Bam came to us as stray, so her history is unknown. Her name was derived from her long tail that likes to “bam” “bam” on anything within range. She was extremely shy in the first few days with adults and would only come to our kids. She has since warmed up to our entire family of 4 kids (ages 13, 11,8 and 6), and 3 other GSPs (ages 5, 2 and 6 months)


She is very sweet and likes attention. She will follow you around from room to room and always wants to know what her foster family is up to. She is house broken, crate trained and loves to be outside playing with her four legged foster brothers and sister. We are currently working on commands; sit, stay and come; but getting her comfortable in her new surroundings took priority. She is working hard on her inside manners and is responding well to verbal commands of “no”.  She loves a good rawhide and new toys and has not attempted to jump a fence but loves to dig and is easily corrected verbally. She has not been tested with cats. Bam Bam is a sweetie and is looking for her forever home!


Bam Bam is being fostered in Mechanicsville, VA. If she interests you, please fill out an application.

Luna- Adoption Pending


If you’re looking for a young gsp that is super sweet, curious and puppy-like, then Luna is the one you want! She is 1 - 2 years old, probably closer to 1 than 2. Luna is beginning to blossom as she adjusts to being loved by her foster family. She is not yet crate trained but can be left out in spaces where there aren’t items she might chew.


Luna’s life started off as a stray and she is more at ease while outside – loves to run and play in the yard! She is having to learn all the sounds and patterns of being indoors but is gradually becoming comfortable with those. She does have some anxiety but zero aggression. Instead, she is very shy initially but is a velcro dog once she is used to you! Loud sounds and new places make her nervous (tail down and timid, no bladder control issues), but her curiosity will eventually win out and she can’t stay away. She likes to see what’s on the counters, but usually stays off them and is pretty good about knowing what are her toys and what is not. Like a puppy though, she does grab the occasional slipper or pillow to toss around for fun!


Because Luna loves to run around the yard and is playful indoors too, having spaces for her to frolic will be great. She is not as high energy as other GSPs, so a good fit if you’re looking for a calmer dog. Luna is great on a leash, no need for a pinch collar, and enjoys going for long walks. She is very cute and gets compliments wherever she goes. She’ll look right into your eyes with her big brown ones and melt your heart! She is on the smaller side, weighing about 40 lbs and has her lovely, full tail. She is curious about the wild life, but not real interested in the chase. She has not been around any cats but is ok around other dogs as long as they are on the calmer side. She will adjust better if there are older kids in the house like she has in her foster home, but would probably be ok with younger ones too if given time to get used to their quick actions and noise. She will need a person/family that will be patient with her so that her anxiety can continue to abate.


Luna will be spayed on February 4th, then is ready to be adopted into a loving home where she can be a close, sweet companion! She is being fostered in Sykesville, MD, so please fill out an Application if she interests you.

Fritz- Adopted


Fritz is a handsome, loving and playful 10-year-old male GSP who came into rescue after his humans passed away. He settled in with his foster family within minutes, and was soon giving kisses and cuddling all of his 80-pound body as close as possible.


He LOVES every human and dog he has met. We have not yet seen him around very young humans, but he is so gentle and kind that we do not think this would be a problem. He knows how to“sit” and “heel”, and this smart boy is learning to“stay”,“down”and other commands. He is house-trained and exercise pen-trained (a crate is just a bit too small). He does not jump upon furniture. Fritz’most favorite things include walks, playing tug, carrying several toys around in his mouth at the same time, exploring outside and basking in the sun. Oh, and treats....lots of treats.


Fritz had a torn knee ligament when he arrived in rescue, which has been successfully fixed. He completed 6 weeks of severe exercise restriction (which was no fun, but he patiently tolerated) and is healing perfectly. He is SO excited to now start working back up to running full-steam, chasing critters, swimming, fetching buoys and catching Frisbees again.This affectionate boy would do best with a family who can spend a good amount of time with him, give him many tummy rubs and have a fenced-in yard. We think Fritz would do well as on only dog, but would really thrive with another dog in the family.


Fritz is fully vetted, neutered, up to date on all shots and heartworm negative. Fritz is being fostered in Annandale, VA. Since Fritz will still need to see his knee doctor, applicants must be willing to take him to Annapolis, MD for his doctor's appointments (he should only need 2-3 more and rescue will pay for them)! If Fritz may be a good addition to your family, please fill out our adoption application.

Shadow- Adoption Pending


Shadow is a 3 year old female GSP weighing 45lbs.


According to her owner, Shadow is the most athletic GSP he has ever seen.  She has energy to burn.  Shadow’s natural hunting instincts are very high and she is always on the hunt.  If there is a critter nearby, she is after it.  She has caught squirrels and birds in the back yard, and would not be suited for a home with cats. Shadow is excellent with other dogs and has lived with another female GSP.


Shadow needs a lot of attention and exercise. She is able to jump a 6ft fence, so she would be an excellent candidate for efencing. Shadow is crate trained and house broken and knows her basic obedience. She does pull on a leash but with a little training and consistency, she should be great! Shadow currently lives with a 2 year old child and is wonderful with her.


Shadow is currently in Bristow, VA. If you are interested, please fill out an adoption application!