My name is Woody!

German Shorthaired Pointer Dog for adoption in Northville, Michigan - Woody
Photo 1 - German Shorthaired Pointer Dog for adoption in Northville, Michigan - Woody
Photo 2 - German Shorthaired Pointer Dog for adoption in Northville, Michigan - Woody
Photo 3 - German Shorthaired Pointer Dog for adoption in Northville, Michigan - Woody

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Woody's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Woody's Story...

Arrival story: I was surrendered to a shelter by my owner after having an unfortunate encounter with a porcupine. Waggin' Tails took me in before I could be sold for research purposes. Whew!

Approximate age / weight: 4 years old and 60 lbs.

Personality: I'm quite a character! Despite going through the ordeal of getting over 200 porcupine quills removed, treatment for open wounds, eye and ear infections and putting on 20lbs to get me back to a normal weight, I am affectionate and sweet and just a lovable goof.

I lived in a temporary foster home and did great around all the dogs living there. They all have different personalities and I'm so smart that the volunteers think I know how to 'be' around each dog. I don't mind getting my ears, teeth cleaned or feet touched. I enjoy trotting around the yard, nose to the ground or held high for good sniffs. I think fetch is really fun but you'll have to coax me to release the toy!

I am housetrained and learning my basic commands. I'm very smart and treat motivated. I can still be a bit grabby when you hand me a treat or jump up to meet you face to face but I'm making progress on those things.

Forever home: I will be very focused on my people ,but my breed is geared towards hunting. I've got an excellent nose and would like to use it. That being said, I was taken to a shooting range and it was confirmed that I was gun shy. I handle thunderstorms just fine. A fenced yard and an active family is ideal for my personality. If your home has tennis balls and a nice cushy dog bed (I have a light, cute doggy snore), then I'm all yours!

Contact: Jodi and

Pre-Adoption Application: To be considered for a dog, it is best to submit a pre-adoption application. The Pre-Adoption Application can be downloaded from our website - Just complete the application and email it back to

Waggin' Tails Adoption Information: Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue has a standard adoption fee of $175 for adult dogs. Different adoption fees apply for older dogs, small breeds and puppies - $100 for senior dogs (9 years ), $275 for small breed dogs and $200 for puppies plus a $50 deposit which is returned upon proof of spay/neuter at six months of age.
Our adoption process includes an application, vet reference checks, and a home visit.

We do not have a facility; all of our dogs are fostered in private homes. To view our dogs, please check for the dates of our next adoption events. To meet a dog in person, please see our event calendar for the latest information. Arrangements can be made to meet our rescue dogs outside of Saturday adoption events after an approved application is submitted (the application does not imply an obligation by the applicant or by the rescue group).

Please be kind to our volunteers who have made rescue a second job that they do in their spare time after coming home from full-time jobs. E-mail inquiries will be answered much more quickly than phone inquiries; our phone number is a voice mailbox only.

Thank you for your support of rescue and your interest in a rescue dog!

Facts about Woody

  • Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Woody, a Northville German Shorthaired Pointer dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shorthaired Pointer for sale in Northville, or seeking a German Shorthaired Pointer dog from a breeder in Northville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Northville already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Northville breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even German Shorthaired Pointer breeders who help with German Shorthaired Pointer rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Northville paves the way for another one to be saved.