Mid-Atlantic German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue

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Adoptable Dogs!

Adoption Fees:  

Dogs 0-6 months - $500
Dogs 6mos-1yr - $475
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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October 18, 2021

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!

Molly and Callie- BONDED PAIR!!


Molly and Callie are 3.5 year old GSP and Beagle sisters. The girls came from the same breeder and have been together since birth. They enjoy playing with each other to get some energy out throughout the day.  They love to sleep with their brothers and snuggle with the family. They are good with other dogs after a slow introduction. They are both good with cats and babies. They have also been raised around chickens but need to be supervised with they are out with them. Both girls would benefit from training.

Molly is a very energetic 3 ½ year old GSP. She loves to be outside and run, in particular chasing after her brothers on the 4-wheeler. She walks on a leash with a gentle leader but would really prefer to run. Molly barks at strangers but is only saying hello. She is very friendly and loving. Molly is very smart and has learned how to open the door and escape from her kennel she will need 6ft fencing or efencing.  Molly knows basic commands such as sit, lay down, move, and come. She is spayed and microchipped, she is crate trained and house broken. She currently rings a bell to let her family know she needs to go out. Molly is not destructive and can be left alone for a few minutes (like to run and get the mail or pick veggies from the garden) but is learning there is a difference between dog toys and baby toys.  Molly needs a family that has lots of time to get her energy out and possibly give her a job.

Callie is a sweet 3 ½ year old beagle. She enjoys just being with her people. Callie likes to roam around with her nose to the ground exploring. Callie is timid and likes to hide behind her mom. She is quiet for a beagle unless she sees something in the yard. She is very friendly to all. Callie likes to follow her sister Molly but doesn’t have the same energy level. Callie is spayed and microchipped, she is crate trained and house broken, she currently rings a bell to let her family know she needs to go out.  Callie knows basic commands like sit, lay down, move and come but is a bit stubborn on following them.

Callie and Molly are in Front Royal, VA. If you are interested in bringing these two girls into your life, please fill out an Adoption Application.

Zeus II


Zeus is a handsome 6 year old GSP/EP mix. He is approximately 70lbs and neutered, although he could stand to lose 5-10lbs. Zeus is unfortunately in need of a new home due to a lifestyle change with his family.


Zeus is house broken and can be left free in the house without any problems. He is good with kids, although he sometimes mistakes their toys for his own. Zeus knows "sit," "lay down," "off," "paw," and "come." When he was younger he would jump a 4ft fence, but he hasn't had a fenced yard in a few years so we are currently evaluating this with his foster home.


Zeus does well with other dogs. He previously lived with a 10yr old female GSP and they were very close, so we would prefer he lives with another dog in his future home. His foster home has a 6yr old male GSP and he enjoys having the canine companionship. Zeus is too prey driven to live with cats. Zeus' foster dad says he is very chill and loving.


Zeus is being fostered near Chesapeake, VA. If you are interested in making him a part of your life, please fill out an Adoption Application.

Charlie-Due to an overwhelming number of applications; we are no longer accepting apps.


Charlie is a well-behaved, amazing, and fun approximately 5-6 year old male GSP , weighing about 60lbs.


Charlie was found as a stray, so we don’t know his backstory, but we can tell you that he has been an absolutely wonderful house guest. Charlie is fully housebroken and has excellent manners. Charlie knows basic commands (sit, down, and stay), does not jump on counters, and does not beg when we eat. 


Charlie is friendly to every person he meets, and is great with our teenage kids. He is not a jumpy dog, and probably would do fine with younger kids. Charlie loves being around people, and happily will curl up on your lap or lie next to you. He likes to sleep in the same room as his people, but he will sleep on his dog bed. Charlie is a medium energy dog, and is content with a couple of walks a day and a few games of fetch (we are working on getting Charlie to return the ball). 


Charlie has full reign of the house, and does well when left alone. When we return, he is either on his dog bed or waiting by the door to greet us. Charlie is starting to show a bit of a prey drive and will chase the birds. He does not bark much, except when he sees the deer hanging out in our neighbor’s yard. Charlie has had some exposure to other dogs, and he definitely likes his space when he sleeps (no sharing a dog bed with Charlie unless you are a person!), but he would need to meet any future roommate. We don’t think he would do well in a house with a cat or a bird.


Charlie is a gem, and we will miss him when he is adopted! Charlie is being fostered in Washington, D.C. If you are interested in Charlie, please fill out an Adoption Application.

Puppies- Due to an overwhelming interest we are no longer accepting new apps.


We currently have one male and one female puppy available. The puppies were part of a litter of 9 and their parents were both purebred GSPs. The puppies were born in foster care and have been well cared for and socialized.


Their tails have been docked and dew claws removed. They are fully eating puppy kibble and are working on learning to potty outside. These are really sweet and inquisitive pups, who will become excellent companions.


Due to high interest in puppies, please read our criteria carefully. For puppies, we require owners be home more often than not. These dogs cannot be left alone for a full work day. GSP experience is a plus, as well as physical fencing. A yard is mandatory, and we will consider e-fencing on a case by case basis. We will only adopt our dogs out to residents of MD, VA, DE, WV, and DC. Puppies will have all age appropriate vaccines, but it will be on the new adopter to continue their vaccines to get them all up to date.


The puppies are being fostered in Sykesville, MD and are ready to go now. If you are interested in a puppy, please fill out an Adoption Application.

Zeus- Adoption Pending


Meet our graduate!  Zeus completed a 4 week board and train, he is remote collar trained and fantastic off leash (though he needs to get to know a new owner).  He knows sit, stay, heel, come, down and place.  He is 6 yrs old, neutered, and a super handsome GSP.  He is house and crate trained, though doesn't need crated when alone at home as he is not destructive.  He is fully vaccinated and microchipped.  


Once Zeus knows you he loves you and you are in "the circle of trust", a friend forever.  He needs a few minutes to adjust to new people and Zeus will need a knowledgeable handler who can manage his initial nervousness with new folks.  Zeus looks for no adversity, but he needs to know you when you come into his space.


He is quite simply a fantastic dog, if you are an active person he will be wonderful addition.  He loves to hike, swim and do pretty much any activity that entails the outdoors.  He is a fetch maniac.  When you toss the ball with a chuck-it its like he has been shot out of a cannon.  He is fast and he is dedicated.  Zeus simply loves being outside doing activities.


The trainer has offered to meet with anyone who adopts him to go over his commands and explain what Zeus knows.  We are seeking a no child, no dog home for Zeus.  He has in the past lived with another dog, but it would take some time and dedication since he has been an only dog for several years at this point.  So for his happiness we want a home that is just looking for one fantastic dog, or a new owner that has obedience experience to introduce and manage.


Zeus needs a job and loves to be doing something and as we all know, a tired dog is a happy dog.  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


Click to see training videos of Zeus as he works his way through the program - Click 


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!

Fen


Fenske (Fen) is a 4 to 5 year old German Shorthair Pointer mix that we are looking to re-home. We adopted him at 2 so we don't have many records of his past before adoption. Fen has been very well taken care of these 3 years we've had him and we have all records. He's had a few surgeries overtime and has fully recovered.

Behavior and Personality: Leash, crate, and e-collar trained, Highly active and adventurous. Enjoys company but can be alone

 

Fen is leash trained, crate trained, and e collar trained. We completed an 8-week training program for leash training where he also learned sit, stay, down, come, and heel. We crated him when we left the house and at nights for a while, but do not anymore. He did well with it. We use an e-collar when off leash and he responds very well to it. He loves putting it on because he knows it means something fun is about to happen. He has never been hunted but has hunted groundhog and rabbit on his own, getting a few. He loves riding in the car/truck, trail running, hiking, and creeking. He will go anywhere. If you want to hike 15 miles, he would go for 15 miles.

Fen is very playful and likes to involve us when playing with his toys. Outside he is usually more interested in smelling everything than playing, but sometimes does like to chase a ball. He is calm with feedings and taking treats. We've taught him to sit and wait for his food and to take treats from our hand gently. He can be left alone, but does enjoy being with people most. He doesn't do well with all dogs, particularly larger male dogs who are also dominant. When off leash, we've seen him do well with most dogs, but has more problems with discomfort with other dogs while leashed.

 

We are concerned that the small size of our tiny house at 350 square feet is no longer fitting for him. We believe the small space is why there are rare but unpredictable cases of Fen being startled awake and having a few seconds of aggression. When we first got him, there were 2 instances in his first year where he was startled awake and became aggressive, resulting in a bite, while in a small rowhome. The past 2 years, there were no instances at all, until one just recently. A good solution would be more space for his sleeping area.

New Home Needs:

-Separate sleeping area

-Lots of outdoor activity

-Ideally only dog in household (dog dependent)

-No children


We believe his ideal new home needs more space where his regular sleeping area can be more separated from walking areas and living spaces. Fen loves and needs to be outside regularly. He doesn’t always have to be off leash, but outside activity is important. He needs a new house with no children, and ideally no other dogs. Dog dependent. He has lived with 2 cats and currently lives with one without issues. Cat dependent. He has been gentle with all people otherwise. Even with this issue, we still feel comfortable keeping him until he finds a new home.

He is a wonderful dog that we do not want to say goodbye to, but we are hoping to find him a home that suits his needs better. He has a lot of good life left in him. Please message us for more information if interested. We are happy to talk or do meet and greets.

We are located near Asheville, NC, but are willing to drive to meet. If you are interested in meeting Fen, please email Chris at chris.valdez322@gmail.com.  Please visit the website below for photos and videos of Fen: https://chrisvaldez322.wixsite.com/fenske


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!

Rocky- Adopted


Rocky is a stunning three year old black roan GSP weighing approximately 50lbs. Rocky was surrendered to rescue because he kept escaping his yard and his family didn't want him to get lost or hurt. Rocky will need to go to a home with 6ft fencing or e-fencing.


Rocky is great with other dogs, he previously lived with another male GSP, and is currently sharing a foster home with a male GSP mix. Rocky is good with kids, but is too prey driven for cats. Rocky is very "birdy" and loves to track the birds as they fly through the back yard. He has also been known to chase after a deer or two, hence the need for secure fencing!


Rocky is not crate trained, and does not like when his people are out of the house for long. Ideally, his adopter would be home more often than not and willing to slowly introduce Rocky to the crate or a gated off room that can be all his! 


Rocky is house trained, and he does know sit. He rides well in the car, but will need some work on his leash manners. Rocky is a ball fanatic. He can and will play fetch for hours! He also loves his cozy cave. There is nothing he enjoys more than snuggling into the cozy cave after a nice game of fetch.


Rocky is being fostered in Easton, MD. If you are interested, please fill out an Adoption Application.

Hunter and Pepper- Adopted


Hunter (black and white ticked) and Pepper (Liver ticked) are 2.5 year old neutered male GSPs that while not from the same litter, have lived together their entire lives. Their owner is moving and cannot take them and we would love to find a home where they can stay together. We are in need of a foster or adopter ASAP!


Both dogs are on the bigger size at 70 and 65lbs respectively. They are good with other dogs, and are house trained and can be left free in the house! Hunter enjoys counter-surfing for the occasional napkin, but other than that both dogs are well mannered in the house.


These guys are your typical energetic GSP, they love to wrestle and run around their 2 acre property, thanks to Pepper's climbing skills, 6ft fencing or e-fencing will be necessary. Both dogs are very friendly with people, but haven't spent a lot of time around kids. Since they are so exuberant, we would want to see them in a home with older children. Unfortunately, they are too prey-driven to live with cats.


Hunter and Pepper are currently in Clifton, VA. If you are interested in adopting or fostering to adopt, please fill out an application.

Olive- Adopted


Olive is a sweet 50lb, 5 year old female GSP mix. Olive found herself in a rural shelter when her owners moved and didn't have a yard. This girl has been in a first time foster home, and her foster mom says she is the easiest and sweetest dog!


Olive is great with other dogs, including her new 16 year old labradoodle foster brother. She is also great with the human kids in the house, ages 4-9. She is quite happy to be out on walks sniffing around, or hanging out inside with her people.


Olive is house broken and crate trained. She rides well in the car, and knows "sit" and "down." She walks surprisingly well on a leash. Olive is not good with cats, but can happily live with other dogs, or as the only dog. This is a perfect medium energy girl who just wants to be loved and give love in return.


Olive is currently being fostered in Alexandria, VA. Please fill out an Adoption Application if she interests you.

Lady- Adopted


Lady is an almost 2 yr old petite GSP weighing just 40lbs.  She is house and crate trained.  Lady is good with other dogs and is doing well with a special need pup in her foster home.


She will be spayed on 9/8 and will be available after that date.


She can be a little shy upon meeting new people and dogs, but she quickly warms up.  This little girl is just well rounded and pretty perfect.  A very even keeled girl.  She could be in a home with other dogs or in a home by herself, Lady would do well in either environment.


Lady is good in 4ft fencing but she has been known to dig to escape, so she needs to be watched when out in the yard. Lady has the dangerous habit of chasing cars, so keeping her contained is a must! Lady would also do better without farm animals around, she has a thing for chasing cows!


 Lady is being fostered in Easton, MD. If you'd like to see this petite perfect package, fill out our Adoption Application.