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My name is Rocket!

Weimaraner Dog for adoption in Birmingham, Alabama - Rocket
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Weimaraner Rescue of the South

Facts about Rocket

  • Breed: Weimaraner
  • Color: Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10985139
***If you are interested in adopting or fostering a Weimaraner from Weimaraner Rescue of the South, please submit the appropriate application at www.weimrescue.com. Once received, a WRS volunteer will be in contact with you.***
 
2/6/17
Handsome Rocket is a sweet, affectionate 4-5yo boy who has been with WRS for about 3 weeks. Unfortunately, in Rocket's previous life, he lived outside in a pen and his owners never had him on heartworm preventative. As a result, he has a heavy load of heartworms and will have to undergo treatment, which means Rocket be on strict confinement and will have little exercise for the next 2.5 months. Think about how stressful it would be for your weimaraner to have no exercise for nearly 3 months; that's what our rescues have to go through when they have irresponsible owners. Of course, heartworm disease is preventable! If you're not giving your dog heartworm preventative, your dog is at risk of getting a fatal disease. Speak to your vet today about getting your dog tested and started on prevention! And, if you're giving your dog heartworm prevention, THANK YOU!
 
1/14/17
The Weim Wagon volunteers are hitting the road very early morning today! This is Rocket, WRS's FOURTH intake of the week! He's a 5yo blue male. We'll post more about him once he's in our care and has been checked out by our vet. As always, we're so grateful for our volunteers who drive hundreds and hundreds of miles every year to get Weims in need into our care!
 
Sweet Rocket was a wonderfully well behaved boy on his transport this morning and was super sweet and affectionate with everyone he met. Unfortunately, for the second time this week, we're dealing with a handsome boy who has tested positive for a heavy load of heartworms. Like Flash, Rocket will have to undergo a lengthy treatment course (3 months) to safely kill off all the heartworms. Of course, this could have been easily been prevented if his previous owner had him on monthly preventative. We say this ALL THE TIME - if you are going to own a dog, you must have it on heartworm preventative! It's not expensive and it will protect your dog from getting a fatal disease. If you're not going to properly take care of your dog, then don't get one!
 
***If you are interested in adopting or fostering a Weimaraner from Weimaraner Rescue of the South, please submit the appropriate application at www.weimrescue.com. Once received, a WRS volunteer will be in contact with you.***

About Weimaraner Rescue of the South

About Our Rescue Group...

Weimaraner Rescue of the South (WRS) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to saving Weimaraners in need in Alabama, Mississippi, and parts of Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia and placing them into loving forever homes. We have been saving Weimaraners throughout our footprint for more than 10 years.

Our priority is to rescue Weimaraners who find themselves in animal controls and high-kill shelters in Alabama, Mississippi, and parts of Tennessee, Louisiana, and Georgia. All Weimaraners in our care are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and treated for any medical issues they might have including but not limited to heartworm disease, orthopedic concerns, and vision issues. Our efforts are funded by adoption fees and donations from "Weim-loving" people like you.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are not a shelter, therefore, we are not in one central location. We place our dogs in loving foster homes throughout the deep South so we can learn about each one enabling us to adopt them to their perfect family. Alabama hosts the majority of our rescues although we do have foster homes throughout our Southern footprint. Our dogs are not available for visitors unless an adoption application has been approved for them specifically.

Our Adoption Process...

Are you ready to adopt? Make sure you do your homework on this breed before taking this step as this is not the breed for the average household and you must be committed to their needs as well as your own. Still want to add a Weimaraner to your family? Great! Fill out a WRS Adoption Application to begin the adoption process with us. You will be contacted by one of our volunteers to begin the approval process which includes a veterinary background check, phone interview, and home visit.

ADOPTION FEES: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2016 OUR ADOPTION FEE FOR PUPPIES 6 MONTHS AND YOUNGER IS $375 WITH A $100 REFUNDABLE SPAY/NEUTER CONTRACT, $300 FOR ADULT WEIMARANERS, SENIORS AND MIXED BREEDS $225. This includes microchip, spay/neuter, and Heartworm prevention. All dogs have been fully vetted and treated for any medical issues of which we are aware.