Mid-Atlantic German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue

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Adoptable Dogs!

Adoption Fees:  

Dogs 0-6 months - $600
Dogs 6mos-1yr - $500
Dogs 1-3 yrs old - $450
Dogs 4-7 yrs old - $400
Dogs 8-10 years old - $300
Over 10 yrs - $250


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September 25, 2022

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!

Zeus


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.



Bert


Bert is an 8 yr old neutered male GSP weighing @ 68 lbs.  Bert is house trained and sleeps on his dog bed.


This guy is excellent with children and is good in 4' fencing.  He is very good off leash and knows many commands.  Bert is not good around other dogs and would need someone to work with him on this behavior.  So we are seeking an only dog home for him.  He is a good and loyal dog, doesn't need crated as he is not destructive.


Bert has moved to Maryland from Iowa and finds our state a bit more congested with people.  So he is seeking someone who will take him out and exercise and play with him as he had space in Iowa to run and play.  He is an athletic boy.


Bert is currently in Bethesda, MD and would love to meet his new people.  If you are interested in Bert pls fill out our Adoption Application.

Bodi


Bodi is a very sweet approximately 6 year old male. He came into rescue as a stray so we do not know much about his backstory. However, Bodi has easily fit into his foster home!


Bodi is a gentleman in the house. He is good with kids and lives with kids under 5. He is also very well mannered around his foster's elderly cat. That's right, this GSP is cat friendly (a true rarity)! He also gets along well with other dogs.


Bodi is a medium energy GSP. He is not bouncing off the walls and is content with a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood. Bodi was treated for heartworm disease and will need to be kept on an exercise restriction until October 5th, luckily keeping him calm is really not a challenge. Bodi is house broken and walks pretty well on a leash.


If anyone is looking for a sweet and lovable companion, look no further than Bodi. Bodi is in Woodbridge, VA. If you are interested, please fill out an Adoption Application.

Dixie


Dixie is a 4-year-old spayed female GSP, weighing approximately 55 lbs. Prior to coming to the rescue, Dixie’s busy family did not have enough time to dedicate to her, so they decided to surrender her. She is adjusting well to her foster family and enjoys having a family that has time for her and she is adjusting well to boundaries. She is learning how to walk and behave on a leash and is doing well.


Dixie is very sweet, gentle, and eager to learn. She has learned some basic commands and is smart. She enjoys going for walks and rides well in the car. She is house and crate trained and enjoys napping in the sun. Dixie has moderate energy compared to other GSPs. 


Dixie loves to be around kids of all ages, and warms up quickly to adults. She gets along well with other dogs, large and small, and enjoys playing with her foster family’s older GSP.


Dixie is a sweet, gentle and loving little girl and just needs a patient and welcoming family in search of a companion.  Her former owner said she is also good with cats.  She is being fostered in Severna Park, MD.  PLs complete an application if she interests you.


Moose


Moose is a sweet one year old male, who found himself in need of a new home when his family moved away and didn't take him with him. Moose weighs approximately 50lbs. Moose is house broken and crate trained.


Moose has done great so far with his senior Weimaraner house mate and his female feline companion. That's right, this sweet boy is cat-friendly! He loves to play, and has not met a dog yet he doesn't like. Moose can be timid when first meeting new people, but settles in quickly with some positive attention. He has a super happy tail. :-) Since he can be a little timid, we recommend he be in a house with children over the age of 5.

Moose loves to play, he can be frequently found chasing the cat around the house. He is learning to utilize chew toys, but sometimes needs to be corrected, taking a shoe and replacing it with an approved toy. He is very good in the house and has quickly become a couch potato, he has also become accustomed to his doggy bed for bed time. He likes to be around his fosters, but also wanders off at times. Moose can also be a talker. We are working on fetch, as Moose doesn't seem to have been acquainted with toys previously.  He is still working on learning commands, but does very well with positive reinforcement. 

Moose is being fostered in Temple Hills, MD. If he interests you, please fill out an Adoption Application.

Mowgli


Mowgli is a 2yr old male GSP weighing 45lbs. Mowgli is a very sweet dog with a super chill personality! He will be a perfect addition for a family with children & other dogs. This CUTIE loves to sit in your lap and be pet. He loves his humans and it took him about 2 weeks to adjust and really come out of his shell, start playing and romping around. With basic obedience training (and a bestie to follow around) We are positive he will be a great dog!! 


Mowgli is working on his manners in the house, he does not counter surf, but he cannot resist a shoe if it is left out. He is not a jumper on furniture nor people. He is also good in 4ft fencing, but does need to be watched around gates and doors as he likes to rush them. He could use additional training when it comes to leash walking. Mowgli is crate trained and house broken.


Mowgli is wonderful with his foster dog siblings, as well as his human foster siblings (ages 12 and 17). He has been around kids as young as 2 and was completely fine. He is very sweet and shy around new people. He just wants to sit in your lap be pet a lot & Is timid until he gets a good sniff in and then is all wags. With other dogs he loves to play tug and chase. He especially follows our male pointer around! 


Activity wise he is medium to low energy. He’s happy to play but very chill in the house! He is not high energy like a typical GSP. A 30-40 minute walk and lots of running around with the other doggos in the yard seem to be plenty to keep him happy. Mowgli is scared of the TV! LOL he is slowly getting over that. When it is on he typically goes and lays in his crate or behind the couch and plays with a toy. He is easily startled by loud noises such as doors slamming, loud clapping etc. His typical reaction is he just kind of jumps or freezes a little bit or will go to his crate if he is scared.


Mowgli will be neutered on October 17th and then ready for adoption. He is currently in Newport News, VA. If you are interested in Mowgli, please fill out an Adoption Application.

Boyd


Boyd is a 5 year old male GSP, weighing 52lbs. Boyd is a sweet and friendly boy. Boyd is looking for a family that can help him get out his energy.


Boyd is trained to an electric fence and is used to roaming around (within the electric fence boundaries) of his family's property. He is excellent with kids and has lived with kids ages two and four. He is also good with other dogs, including small dogs. He can be a little timid around larger dogs. He has never been tested with cats but he does seem to have a prey-drive for critters.


Boyd is not destructive when left free in the house, but he is also crate trained. He knows his basic commands as well as a few tricks, including: sit, stay, shake paw, lay down, No, come, and "Pound it" (a fist bump). 


Boyd is located in Fredericksburg, VA. If he interests you, please fill out an Adoption Application.

Cecelia


Cece is a petite 9 month old GSP mix. She weighs around 35 lbs. Cece was found as a stray in a rural Virginia shelter.

Cece is a very energetic mischievous girl. She loves to play with her four legged foster siblings and chew up toys. She gets along well with other dogs but can be a bit of a food hog so she needs to be fed separately. Cece loves people and wants to meet everyone, but she can get a little mouthy when she wants to play, so it's recommended she go to a home with children over the age of 10.

Cece learns routines quickly and is very sweet. However, she can be very loud. Her excess energy and excitement manifests as barking and howling. She finds sirens of any kind particularly exciting, so living near a police department, fire department, or hospital would definitely not be recommended.  Cece would not make the best apartment dog, but would thrive on a property with a little more space. 

Cece is currently in 5ft fencing, which is probably the right height for her, as you can see from the below photo, she can easily perch on a porch railing. She has also taught her self how to use the ladder to the swing set and will climb up. She is not a fan of the slide, so she can climb back down the ladder as well! This girl will definitely entertain you!

Cece would love a home in a quiet suburb where she gets tons of attention and exercise. She is a work in progress on leash but very food motivated. With the proper training and patience she would be a great candidate for agility or dog sports. She is currently fostered in Severna Park, MD. If you are interested in her, please fill out an Adoption Application.

Courtesy Posts
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! 

www.petfinder.com/members/us/va/alexandria/mid-atlantic-gsp-rescue-va166

Adopted!

Tucker- Adopted


Tucker is an 18 month old neutered male GSP weighing @ 55 lbs.  He is house trained, crate trained and on monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventative.


Our boy is energetic and boisterous.  He is good with other dogs and sometimes likes to play a little rough, so probably not a match for a senior dog or small dog in the home. He currently lives with a female GSP and finds comfort in an adult canine friend. We feel he would do better in a home without kids under 15.


Tucker is not a sit around sort of fellow, he needs mental and physical stimulation, which we say about all dogs.  Engaging and having a good relationship with your dog is key to success.  If you want a dog to hang and lay around the house, a GSP is not the choice.  Mobile moving is the key for them, so if you are looking to engage and be active with a dog, Tucker just might be your guy.


He is good in a 4' fence and went through Off Leash training, which means he has been introduced to an ecollar.  A new owner taking him through a new class would be an excellent way to bond and build a relationship with Tucker.  Tucker needs a strong owner who sets rules and boundaries and is consistent with them.   One of these rules is to not allow him on the bed or furniture, if you are unwilling to be consistent with keeping him off of those items, then Tucker is not a match.   He needs consistency on the rules or he he will try to be in charge and he isn't good at it.  So if you are a dog owner who understands dog behavior and is consistent with structure, Tucker will do just fine in your home.

Rossi- Adopted


Rossi is a stunning 4 year old liver roan male weighing 60 lbs. Rossi is in need of a home that can help give him time, love, and exercise! He is a wonderful dog looking for a loving home.

Rossi is good with other dogs and kids over 9, smaller kids make him nervous. He previously lived with two other dogs and would enjoy having some canine companionship in his new home. He is very well trained and attended a professional board and train through Sit Means Sit. Rossi is trained on an e collar and is off leash trained. He heals very well and rides nicely in the car.

Rossi was recently diagnosed with epilepsy. He is on medication and has been seizure free for some time now. Rossi will need to be kept on this medication and he should avoid oral flea and tick medications, but otherwise he is a very healthy dog.


Rossi is house broken and while previously crate trained, he now is goes to the finished basement when his owners are out of the house. Rossi loves to play fetch, a chuck-it will be a necessary tool with him!

Harrison/Goose- adopted



Scout - adoption in progress


Scout is a 9yr old male GSP weighing in at 70lbs. Scout's family is moving due to a military relocation and Scout is hoping to find more stability and maybe some land to run and play!


Scout is originally from Texas and used to work with his parents at a kids camp. He loved the elementary age children and was great at running free on the vast camp property! About 5 years ago Scout's owners joined the military and Scout moved to Virginia. Scout has started to get a bit stressed with all the moves and would love a home that provided plenty of time for exercise!


Scout is great with kids and lives with children ages 1 and 4. He does well with other dogs but hasn't been tested with cats. Scout is crate trained, but can also be left free in the house, he isn't destructive. He is also good in 4ft fencing, although he will bark and watch that pesky mailman/UPS driver to make sure they don't try anything! Scout's only bad habit is that he can counter surf for human food left unattended.


Scout knows his basic commands and has decent off leash recall. He loves to ride in the car and go on adventures. He does need a little refresher on leash walking, but should be able to pick it up quickly with some consistency.


Scout is located in Ft. Lee, VA. If you are interested in him, please fill out an Adoption Application.