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RESCUE

If you are needing help placing a dog or have found a possible rescue in your area, please contact Laura Myles, the National coordinator at her email: invernesskennels@verizon.net

National club members and other rescue groups are working together to assist with GWPs that need rehoming. We can help you with referral to a local gwp rescue or a courtesy listing if you have come into possession of a wirehair.

Overview:

Before a dog is taken into our network or in order to list it on the gwpca rescue website, we must have a photo, and a completed evaluation form sharing info about the dog along with contact info. If it is a dog that is being taken into adoption from a shelter, please keep in mind that it takes time to set up a foster home...make arrangements for the spay or neuter of the dog, arrange transportation to a foster home or boarding facility, so immediate next day transfer of a dog can not happen and it could take up to a week or more depending on the availability of a foster home. We make all attempts to list dogs in a timely manner. Please let us know when a dog has been adopted so it can be taken off the website.

We are not able to take into the rescue program Wirehairs that show aggression towards or have bitten people. Dogs with health issues will be listed as a courtesy, but considered only on a case by case basis. There are limited funds in the rescue fund and dogs with long term health issues are not good candidates for rehoming.

GWPs were bred to hunt, and many individuals have high prey drive. We do not recommed homes with small dogs or cats unless it is known that the dog has lived with small animals. Please note in general we will not place strays in homes with either. Please do not leave information out on the evaluation form about the number of dogs, cats or poultry you may own.

We try at all times to be very careful screening all applicants, and to match the home and lifestyle of the applicant to the dog. It is therefore very important to not leave out any info on the adoption or evaluation forms. New owners must committ to training the dog, obedience classes when needed, and in general including the dog as part of your family life. The breed does not do well as a kennel dog, and does require alot of exercise while younger. We will try and make home visits. Please read and educate yourselves about German Wirehaired Pointers and if you have any questions contact a club member or myself for further information. Carefully read the description of the dogs that are shown available for adoption and ask questions. Wirehairs are a unique and fascinating breed but are not a breed for everyone.

So please see our rescue page, and contact the National Rescue if you need assistance with a GWP.

Thank you, Laura Myles


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