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.
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.
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.]
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.