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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January 20, 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!

Oreo


Oreo is a 9 year old male weighing 80lbs and fit with long legs (no bending over to pet this boy)! Oreo was surrendered to a shelter when his family could no longer care for him.


Oreo is cat sharp; i.e., he must go to a no-cat home.  He is, however, fine with other dogs. He respects any communication from another dog and walks away. He is neutered, dewormed, and up to date on vaccination and heartworm meds. According to the preview owner, he is good with small children.

He is dog-door smart, so no opening and closing doors incessantly.  His most endearing characteristic is when he rolls flat on his back for belly rubs! This boy LOVES car rides, he's very happy to go for a drive. Oreo sleeps on a dog bed next to my bed; he  settles in after a 10-minute massage.

Oreo is fine in 4ft fencing. He is currently being fostered in Manassas, VA. If you are interested, please fill out an Adoption Application.

Thor and Caesar- BONDED PAIR!


Thor and Caesar are bonded 2 year old males. They are littermates and have always been together. They are just under 50 lbs and were surrendered to rescue when their owners could no longer care for them!


These boys are very energetic, but have a lot of love to give. They could definitely use some obedience training, as they are not solid on their commands. They are house broken and we recommend crating them when you are not home to keep the mischief at bay.


They are currently in 6ft fencing and are doing well. We are not sure how they would do in lower fencing. They love to be together. Caesar is the boss and where he goes Thor goes. They are good with other dogs, but they can be intense in their greetings and are very exuberant. They are too prey driven to live with cats.


The boys are currently being fostered in VA Beach, VA. They are working on getting vetted and neutered before adoption. If you are interested, please fill out an adoption application.

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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!

Loki- Adoption Pending


Little Loki was rescued as a stray in mid-December; he is estimated to be 6 months old and is UTD on all his shots and neutered. Loki weighs about 27lbs.

Loki is full of a puppy's energy and curiosity. He currently lives with 2 older GSPs and loves running around the yard with them. Fetching balls and playing chase are his favorites. He enjoys walking as a pack with his 2 foster brothers, following their every move. He is super-friendly and affectionate to both humans and other dogs.

His foster parents have been working on housebreaking him and he's almost there. He knows "Down", "Drop" and "Sit" and tries so hard to obey. He is reluctant to get into a car, but once inside, he rides very well. Loki is food motivated and scent oriented.

Loki has an abundance of youthful exuberance and would do best living with another playful dog. He has not been observed with cats.

He is currently being fostered in Richmond, VA. If you are interested, please fill out an Adoption Application.

Stella- Adoption Pending


Stella is a 2 1/2 year old female GSP, weighing approximately 75lbs (she should lose a few lbs). Stella is looking for a home as the only dog. While she does well with dogs outside and at the dog park, she has some issues with sharing and will probably do best as an only dog. She is not recommended to live with small animals, including cats, birds, and small dogs.


Stella is very friendly with visitors and does well with the 10 and 17 year old in her house. She doesn’t jump but is quite a big girl so she can be a lot to have in your space. Stella knows sit, stay, come, and place. She will do anything for a treat!! She did have some exposure and conditioning to an e-collar. She is good in 4ft fencing.


Stella is potty and crate trained. She is happy to go in her crate at night and when you leave the home. She is a puller when she walks so she needs some work on this. In the house she is happy to be next to you in the couch. Her only bad habit is that she can be a counter surfer if food is left out. Her markings are beautiful and unique too. Stella seems to be fine on walks when dogs pass by. 


Stella is located in Towson, MD. If you are interested, please fill out an Adoption Application.

Galaxy- Adoption Pending


Galaxy is a sweet 5 year old female GSP. She is already spayed


Galaxy is great with other dogs and is currently living with a 2 year old male GSP. She loves to run and would love a yard of her own to frolic and play.  Galaxy loves people and is great with all the humans that she has met so far. She is too prey-driven to live with cats.  This girl is sweet as pie, but has a spirit about her too. 


She is house and crate trained and is energetic but settles nicely in the house.


If you are interested, please fill out an Application. Galaxy is currently in Richmond, VA.

Betty-Adopted


Betty is a beautiful and sweet 2 year old female pointer. She is on the smaller side at 40lbs, but this girl has a big personality.  If you are looking for the perfect dog, this girl fits the bill.


Betty is good with dogs, kids, and adults.   She adores all humans and is the ultimate velcro dog. Betty likes to be in the thick of it with her people and will keep someone active.  Any adventure you come up with, Betty is up for the challenge.


She would love another dog to play with but could also be an only dog.  Betty is too prey-driven to live with cats.  She can entertain herself chasing birds around the yard all day long.  She is a low maintenance girl.  She often walks around St Michaels and everyone comments about her to her foster Dad.


Betty is house broken and crate trained. She will need 5ft fencing or higher for physical fencing or to be trained to efence. If there was an award for best personality, Betty would win hands down.  There is no down side to this girl, she is perfect.  Betty is being fostered in Easton, MD. If she interests you, please fill out an Adoption Application.