NorCal German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
PO Box 933
Menlo Park, CA 94026
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:Northern California
About Our Rescue Group:NorCal GSP Rescue is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to placing unwanted and abandoned German Shorthaired Pointers in northern California into new homes.
Each year brings new challenges for NorCal GSP Rescue. We have been overwhelmed with the number of dogs needing to be rescued, and our veterinary costs are rising. At any given time, there are scores of German Shorthaired Pointers in shelters at risk of being euthanized. We have limited foster homes and funds and, unfortunately, can't save them all. But you can help make a difference.
Join our effort to rescue German Shorthaired Pointers:
ADOPT and give a GSP the kind of care, attention and happy life he deserves.
FOSTER while we search for an adoptive family.
VOLUNTEER to help with mailings, events, transportation, fundraising and more.
DONATE to give our rescued GSPs the care that they need.
Our Adoption Process:Complete our adoption questionnaire on our website to start the adoption process. www.NorCalGSPrescue.org
Please provide as much information as you can about your family, other pets, activity level, and why you are wanting to adopt a rescue GSP. Because almost all of our dogs come to us with unknown pasts, we don't adopt to families with children under 6.
You will be called or emailed shortly after your application is received, usually within 3-5 days, to further discuss your application and what you are looking for in a GSP companion. We will also determine whether we currently have any GSPs that we feel might fit in your family situation.
If a GSP is identified as a potential match, we will have you contact the foster home to arrange a visit with the dog(s). The rescue dog will need to meet all members of the family, including other pets, at some point during the process.
If after meeting the dog, everyone agrees he/she is a good fit for your family, we will schedule a home visit. The home visit will either be done by one of our volunteers or another affiliated rescue group. Home visits are required before any dog leaves our rescue program.
Once the home visit is completed and you are approved, we will ask you to complete an adoption agreement. If you do not agree to the stipulations in the agreement, we cannot adopt a dog to you. Please note that we reserve the right to deny anyone the ability to adopt any dog from our rescue program for any reason. All adoptions are at our sole discretion.
Adoption donation: Dogs one year of age and under are $325.00 with a $50.00 refund upon completion of a basic positive-reinforcement training class. Dogs one to five years old are $275.00 with a $50.00 refund upon completion of a positive-reinforcement training class. Dogs over 5 years old are $225.00. These monies help to defray some of the medical and other costs we incur while the dog is in our care. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm and fecal checked and microchipped. Occasionally, a dog requires special vet care while in our program. We will provide you with the dog's veterinary records so you will be fully informed of any known medical conditions. [Rates may change without notice, please refer to our website for the latest information.]