Mid-Atlantic German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue

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Adoptable Dogs!

Adoption Fees:  

Dogs < 1yr - $475
Dogs 1-2 yrs old - $450
Dogs 2-7 yrs old - $400
Dogs 8-10 years old - $300
Over 10 yrs - $250


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January 12, 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 Volunteer Application!

Petey


Petey is a handsome neutered 10 year old male GSP, weighing 50lbs. Petey was surrendered to rescue when his owner's living situation changed. 


Petey loves the children in his foster home. He is a spunky dog who is quite happy hanging by your side or going on adventures. He walks well on a leash and rides beautifully in the car. Petey is house broken and working on his obedience. Petey loves toys and has a drive for fetch just as strong as a young pointer. Petey is happy to play fetch until your arm falls off! Petey sleeps happily on a dog bed at night and does not try to steal the bed if you have to get up.


Petey is currently in 6ft fencing and doing well. Due to his prey-drive Petey should not live with cats (he sometimes gets over excited and points the scotty dog door stopper at his foster's house)! Rescue has not observed Petey around dogs, but he seemed ok with them when he was at the vet. Any introductions would need to be controlled and not rushed to see how Petey does.


Petey is being fostered in Washington, DC and is patiently waiting for his forever home. If he interests you, please fill out an adoption application.

Nitro

Meet Nitro!! He is a handsome loving 8 year old boy.  Nitro is fully house trained and loves any chance to snuggle next to you or under a blanket. He is a big boy but he doesn’t try and jump up on you when he plays.
 
He definitely could use some more training on a leash as he does pull. He is quite strong so paying attention on walks is important as He will pull when he sees a bird or squirrel. He has no problem meeting people/dogs on or off leash. He is chatty though so he barks and whines in excitement. He is a neat drinker and eater and hardly sheds at all.

 Nitro does love to run around and  is an agile climber, 4-5 ft high wire gauge fencing is not an option so he requires a yard with secure, solid 6-ft fencing or efencing. He definitely loves his walks and running outside. Nitro is not a fan of car rides so this will require more work to make him comfortable.

He will do better in a home where he can have his family with him. Leaving him does cause him stress. He will go in a crate but is not a fan of it at all. He has been left out not crated for short intervals and has done fine. He doesn’t touch anything that is not his. He shows a lot of improvement when we practice leaving to help him gain his confidence.

Nitro is so lovable and willing to please. He is a great dog! Nitro is being fostered in Baltimore, MD. If you are interested, please fill out an adoption application.

Foster


Foster is a beautiful solid black, 1 year old, male Pointer mix who might be part kangaroo. He can jump 5 feet from a standing position and uses his vertical when he meets new people, when he wants inside, or when his people come home. He loves everyone he meets including kids. He currently lives with a 4 year old and a 9 year old and does great with both. Any kids in his forever family will need to be large dog savvy given his exuberance and size. 


Foster weighs in around 60 pounds, but is tall and skinny. Once he gets to a healthy weight he'll probably be closer to 70 pounds. Due to his near constant motion he would do best with a family that has another large active dog. He loves to wrestle and play chase and be outside as long as he has a playmate. He is not particularly dominant or submissive, but does test boundaries like most young dogs. He is currently doing well in a home with a large 2 year old male and 1 year old female.

Foster has slept well crated and with his 9 year old foster kid. When crated he whines/barks intermittently for a minute or two then settles down. He's mostly house trained and only has the occasional accident. He knows "sit", "no", and comes when he can tell you want him. He's a quick study, very responsive and even listens to commands from the kids. He isn't much of a barker, but does bark when he gets super excited, like waiting for meal time. He isn't terrible on a leash but does need work on leash manners.

Other items of interest about Foster: He wasn't fazed by the NYE fireworks. He doesn't seem to care to play with balls or toys.He gives dainty kisses but is the sloppiest drinkier. He doesn't like baths. He hasn't tried to escape out the front door or over the fence, but will need 6ft fencing or efencing. Not sure if he's oblivious or doesn't care, but he hasn't shown interest in squirrels or birds. He's all over the place in the car and needs to be tethered or crated.

Foster is a very sweet young guy who is looking forward to finding an active forever family. He is already neutered and scheduled for his vaccinations 1/14. He is being fostered in Severna Park, MD. Please fill out an adoption application if Foster interests you!

Zeus


Zeus is a 5 yr old neutered and super handsome liver GSP.  Since September he has been on activity restriction as he had both of his ACL's repaired.  Both legs will be x-rayed on 1/12 and after that he is ready for prime time and available for adoption.


The orthopedic surgeon said that his legs will eventually be 100% but he has to build up to that.  Currently he is doing several 20 minute walks a day.


A perfect home for Zeus would entail the following, no children, secure fencing, if there is another dog it has to be a normal energy dog.  Folks who understand dog behavior will get that.  He is perfectly fine with my 13 yr old laid back male GSP, not so much my 13 yr old female as she has nervous energy that is clear in her personality.  So another dog would need tested, but he has been good around several other dogs.


Once Zeus knows you, you are in "the circle of trust", a friend forever.  But when new people come into the home it is necessary to either go outdoors to meet your guests and stand and talk for a few minutes or put him away until he settles.  I noticed a helpful thing is to give him a tennis ball in this situation.  At that point Zeus will warm up but he does need a few minutes to re-adjust to the changes in the environment (i.e. new people).  Any wrong behavior from Zeus is caused by fear.  Once he knows you, he is the love of your life.


Zeus does not like to be cornered.  When he went to the vet for vaccines we told the vet exactly what the trainer had said - ignore Zeus, act like he isn't there and he will relax.  My vet said those instructions worked perfectly.  Zeus warmed up, came over, got a shot, walked away, eventually came back, got another shot, etc.  This went on until all his vaccines and blood draw were done.


So Zeus needs a non hurried home, someone who will not rush him from situation to situation, someone who gives him a moment to readjust and settle into the new situation.  


He is house and crate trained, but doesn't need crated when alone at home as he is not destructive at all.  He is fully vaccinated and microchipped.  He absolutely loves the game of fetch.  He also finds favor in spotting squirrels and birds up in a tree.  No live game?  That's okay, Zeus will point the possum statue in my flower bed and stay there doing that for a long time.


Zeus is a special guy and needs a special owner who understands him.  If that is you, pls fill out our Application above and we will give you a call.  Address any additional questions to faithgsp@yahoo.com


Courtesy Posts

The dogs listed below are not in our program but are in need of a home. Please reach out to the contact listed in the dog's bio!

Buddy


Buddy is a 2 year old neutered male Pointer-beagle mix weighing approximately 60lbs. 

Buddy is a typical energetic pointer. He likes to run and needs his exercise. He loves to play fetch! He walks pretty well on a leash and is house broken. Buddy is not crate trained but can be left alone free in the house without issue. Buddy loves to ride in the car, and is good in 4ft fencing.

Buddy knows "sit," "lay down," and "paw." He could benefit from more boundaries and training. Buddy is good with small dogs and can be good with less energetic bigger dogs. He doesn't really like wild and crazy in his face. He has not been tested with cats. It is recommended that Buddy be in a home with kids older than 10.


Buddy is currently with the Baltimore County Animal Shelter if you are interested.

River


River is a sweet GSP-mix at the Humane Shelter of Charles County, in Charles County, MD. She is 6 years old and weighs 51lbs. She is spayed and up to date on her shots. 

River is affectionate when comfortable with people, housebroken, crate trained, very playful, and listens well in the home and yard. She is VERY smart.  High energy girl who would benefit from large fenced yard.  She is heartworm negative and UTD on all her shots.  She is on heartworm and flea & tick preventative.

She would be a GREAT RUNNING BUDDY. She is a very pretty girl with a bit of an independent streak, but does enjoy a good scratch and a belly rub. She may repay you with a big kiss! 

If you are interested in meeting River, please fill out an adoption application above. Rescue will be evaluating River with a rescue trainer on 12/19, so more information will follow.

Evaluation:  After about 90 minutes of training River was walking beautifully on leash right by the handler's side.  She can be nervous and cautious around other dogs.  For her to live with another dog would take someone with dog behavior experience.  River is well managed on a training collar, we do not recommend a harness type collar as it is too hard to manage dogs with those.  Once she was on a training collar and was getting good direction, River was a very quick learner and performing as was expected.  We see a lot of potential in this girl.  She was just so good at learning and following direction, a very smart dog.  If you are interested in her pls fill out our Adoption Application above.

Adopted!

Gunner- Adoption Pending


Meet Gunner, he is a 10 yr old male GSP.  Gunner's owner passed away and their children did not want to take Gunner in.  So he became homeless and was taken in by Rescue.


Gunner is going to be getting vaccinated and neutered in the very near future.  He is great with other dogs and people.  He is not good with cats, so a non cat home is needed.


He is not a furniture dog but does appreciate a big comfy dog bed.  He does not jump up on people but acts giddy happy to see you when you have been away.


He’s a very, very happy boy and loves to smile from ear to ear. He likes to run outside and is enjoying some freedoms he’s never had. He has zero arthritic or health related issues. He is quite meticulous with staying clean. His teeth look great also. We believe Gunner would LOVE kids. He is learning to play and came with a full sized basketball oddly enough.


This boy aims to please. He has no aggression with food or treats.  He is simply a sweetheart and I know anyone would be privileged to have him.


If you are interested in Gunner, pls fill out our Adoption Application above and questions can be posed to faithgsp@yahoo.com.  He is being fostered in Towson, MD.

Pepper- Adopted


Pepper is an approximately 2-4 year old female English Pointer. She is a petite girl at 38lbs. Pepper will be ready for adoption after her vaccinations on 12/15.


Pepper is a sweet and laid back girl, but don't take our word for it, here is what Peppers has to say: "Hi there, my name is Pepper, like “salt and pepper”, not “Pepa” from the 90’s hip hop group Salt-N-Pepa. Anyhow, I have been very fortunate and landed in a foster home after being a stray and then in the not-so-fun shelter. I just got spayed, and it doesn’t seem to faze me much because I still love to run outside.  I love my crate and I like to take my foster siblings’ bones and keep them in there for later.  I have three GSP foster siblings who are much bigger than me, but we all get along great.  I also have four foster kids, ages (7 to 13), I really love their hugs and snuggles.  I hope I can find a family with another dog so we can play together and some kids too, the more hugs the better. 


They tell me I am a bit skinny, so I eat a lot to try to fix that.  I am working hard on my house training; foster mom says I am about 90% there.  I have a long tail and am happily wagging it now since I know I’m loved and cared for.  So far, I don’t dig or jump fences, and but I do like to watch TV some.  I hope to make someone very happy soon, please let the nice foster people know that you want to meet me so we can snuggle on the sofa soon."


Pepper is being fostered in the Richmond, VA area. If you are interested in making Pepper a part of your family please fill out an adoption application!

Beija- Adopted
Beija is a 1 yr old spayed female GSP weighing 45 lbs.  She is house and crate trained, she eats her meals in her crate.  Beija can be unruly in the car, so it is easiest to crate her in that setting when she needs to go places with an owner.

As a 1 yr old, Beija can be mouthy.  She likes to grab people's hands with her mouth when she wants something.

She loves a good game of fetch and is an extremely athletic and energetic dog.  A 2nd active dog in the home would make life much easier for an owner and Beija.  She knows sit, come, down, release (to give up her ball) and her name.  Her foster home has a dog door, so she now knows that too.  She needs a large safe space to play in and an active owner.

Beija is  extremely prey driven, she cannot live in a house with cats nor little dogs. Due to her prey drive, Beija needs to be in a home with 6ft fencing or electric fencing, when trained by a professional.  She enjoys walks and does well with a prong collar.  Using a flat collar and trying to walk her is difficult, she would need leash training.

Due to Beija's high energy level and mouthiness, we recommend children over 8 yrs in her new home.  She needs to learn structure and boundaries and we'd love someone who is willing to do obedience with her to help her with those items.

Beija is a lovely dog who needs an owner who has time to work with her to learn more manners and boundaries.  She is being fostered in Easton, MD.