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Our Featured Alexandria, VA Partner:

Mid-Atlantic German Shorthair Pointer Rescue, Inc.

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.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and West Virginia

About Our Rescue Group:

The Mid-Atlantic GSP Rescue group covers the state of Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas. We are a 501c3 non profit rescue dedicated to finding homes for German Shorthaired Pointers who have become homeless by no fault of their own. These rescues could be from animal shelters or turned in by owners. We take care of their needs on arrival and then place them in permanent loving homes. If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, or in doing foster work for us, please e-mail us at Rescue E-Mail
Mid-Atlantic GSP Rescue, Inc is a 501c3 organization and your contribution is tax deductible. We will mail you a receipt for your donation.

Our Adoption Process:

People often ask us what the process is for adopting a GSP Rescue. So we thought we would list it here to answer some common questions.

First, every adopter must complete the Adoption Application listed on the page. This helps us to learn more about the adopter and to help match dogs to people.

Once an adopter is interested in a particular dog, a homecheck is performed. We only do them after there is specific interest because many times people will choose another breed or adopt from the shelter and we are a small rescue group handling a fairly large area. We don't want to drive all over doing homechecks just to do them when many times they aren't necessary.

Once the homecheck is complete the adopter can meet the dog if that wasn't done during the homecheck. Sometimes another volunteer is closer than the one who is fostering the dog the adopter is interested in. So it may not be the fosterer who performs the homecheck.

Almost always fencing is a requirement for a rescue dog. Most have had little to no training, yet they need exercise and a fenced yard is most practical. An untrained dog can simply dart off without proper containment.

We are not here to move dogs from A to B, we are here to help people and dogs find the right matches for a lifetime committment.

Rescue microchips each dog to the rescue and after a dog is adopted the new owner is added as a contact on the chip registration. The chip database allows us to add as many names as you would like, so if you'd like more contacts than the rescue and you, we will happily add those.

Adoption donations:
Dogs 1-5 years old - $350
Dogs 6-8 years old - $250
Dogs 9-10 years old - $200
Dogs >10 years old - donation

The adoption donation covers altering, a HW/Lyme/Erlichia test, fecal test, and the following vaccines: DHLPPC (Distemper combo), Bordetella (kennel cough), Lyme Disease (optional), and Rabies. We also treat any illness the dog has upon entering rescue.

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.