WELCOME to Wisconsin German
Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Inc. (WGSPR)
Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Inc. (WGSPR)
Thank you for visiting our rescue. Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue is an all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of adoptable German Shorthaired Pointers.
About Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Inc. (WGSPR)
Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
(WGSPR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
covering the state of Wisconsin and upper
peninsula of Michigan. We save GSPs from
shelters, humane societies, and owner
rescued dogs are placed into
foster homes to be loved, nurtured,
trained and in
some cases nursed back to health while we find
perfect permanent home and loving family
News and Events
Canine Addison's Awareness Week (2/19/17)
This week we are celebrating Festus, Whiskey, and Rocky - All GSPs with Addisons that came through WGSPR & all dogs that have Addison’s disease.
If not diagnosed and treated in time, Addison’s disease can be fatal. But with proper medication, dogs can live active, happy, healthy lives. Festus, Whisky and Rocky are living proof that any dog and even a GSP can thrive with Addison's disease! Their foster GSP sister Kikka has also been living with Addison's Disease for 9 years.
The symptoms of Addison's disease may be vague at first, sometimes waxing and waning for months. You might see one or more of the following:
• Lack of appetite
• Weight loss
• Diarrhea, sometimes with blood in the feces
• Exercise intolerance
• Frequent drinking or urination
• Hind end weakness
• Tremors or shaking
• Changes in coat
If your dog is experiencing some of these symptoms, please take your dog to the vet for diagnostic testing, which may include a blood profile and ACTH Stimulation test if Addison’s is suspected.
Once diagnosed, Addison’s is easy to manage. For more information, please visit the Canine Addison’s Resources & Education (CARE) website at http://canineaddisons.org/ or join our group on Facebook:
Please share far & wide!
Patty and Diesel Making a Difference (12/2/2016)
My name is Diesel and to the best of my mom’s knowledge I turned 11yrs old in October. WGSPR rescued me, they pulled me out of a Humane Society in Chicago Illinois. My mom says she’ll never get another dog unless it’s from a rescue.
My mom would like to bore you with what’s taken place since she adopted me 9yrs ago but we’ll just get you to present as she is beaming at my accomplishment! My mom’s a hospice volunteer, she noticed solicitation for Animal Assisted Therapy pets for hospice patients. Even though I’m a senior GSP I still have a little pep in my step, my other redeeming trait is I am very mellow, my grandpa called me “a big ol’ farm dog!”
10 months in the making I became registered with PetPartners this summer. This was very rigorous, my mom had enough faith in me to take me back to obedience 101 (for the 2nd time), then onto level 2 and then to stay in obedience class until I could test out. I passed my AAT test with flying colors, my mom was pretty stressed out because they like to tell partners “no one passes on the first try”, BUT I DID!
Now not only do I visit hospice patients but I visit hospital patients as well, I get to see patients of all sizes, shapes and colors and I love them all. The staff are pretty impressed with me as well; they give me treats at the nurse’s station!
My mom wants to thank WGSPR for all the hard work they do to save my breed. All the time, energy, money & resources they give continuously. Consider adopting a GSP, we are a pretty incredible breed and have many skills and talents with love and patience.
Wisconsin GSP Rescue and NorCal GSP Rescue will receive all proceeds from the 2017 calendar sale from from the German Shorthair Pointers Facebook Group. HOORAY! HOORAY! THE 2017 CALENDAR IS READY! As promised we are thrilled to announce the sale of this group's fundraiser calendar!
Just think about it: Your purchase will save a GSP's life! You might not be able to foster or adopt, but by buying our calendar you support two GSP Rescue Organizations that do the work for you: Wisconsin Rescue and NorCal GSP Rescue. They are this year's beneficiaries of the proceeds.
So.... buy away and do good!
A big thank you to all of you who submitted their photos. A special thank you to Kerry-anne Murray and Cheryl Burns Feichter who sign responsible for the lay-out and design. They are some amazing volunteers!
WGSPR In Need of Foster Homes (9/1/2016)
A Second chance: WGSPR celebrates 10 years of helping dogs (8/13/16)
WGSPR celebrated 10 years of rescuing dogs in August of 2016. Learn more by clicking the article written by Emily Pyrek of the LaCrosse Tribune
WGSPR Partners with Project Blue Collar (8/3/16)WGSPR is proud to partner with Project Blue Collar. WGSPR is the first breed rescue as a recipient of their BOGO collars and leashes:. When you get a collar or leash from one of their BOGO collections from today through 8/15, WGSPR will receive the equivalent to use for their adoptable GSPs.
WGSPR Partners with K9Supply.org (7/12/16)WGSPR is proud to partner with K9Supply.org. A portion of the sales will benefit WGSPR!
All you need to do is create an account, write-in "Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue" when asked, shop! On your invoice you will see how much K9Supply was able to give to WGSPR!
WGSPR Partners with Snoring Dogs.com (6/9/16)
WGSPR Partners with Chewy.com (06/03/16)WGSPR is proud to partner with Chewy.com! Place your order with our link and WGSPR will get $20 donated from Chewy.com
THANK YOU for your support!
WGSPR is excited to announce the upgrade of our website and the opening of our WGSPR Webstore!
We know have WGSPR merchandise, rescue merchandise for purchase! Come check us out...
Special THANK YOU to Matt Holman for the assistance with the merchandise pictures.
Support WGSPR's First Aid Fundraiser! (05/26/16)
We all need a first aid kit and many times after the fact! Why not prepare yourself now and order one and support WGSPR as well!
First Aid kits are available for all your first aid needs!
Pets, Sports, Auto, Home, Outdoor and more!
THANK YOU for your Support!
WGSPR Rescues Saves the Fabulous Four (05/07/16)
Missy, Max, Rocky and Daisy have been used for breeding for most their lives. All four were kept in very small outdoor kennels on cement pads with a small dog house. WGSPR could use a little help to cover the vet bills for these GSPs. Donations can be made through our Donate button on this page or by reading the full story and contributing through YouCaring at: https://www.youcaring.com/daisy-max-missy-rocky-567407
German Shorthaired Pointers Surge in Popularity Following Westminster Dog Show
WGSPR's volunteer Nicole Chapin and Coda's new family conducted an interview with Wausau's Channel 7 WSAW News about WGSPR and GSPs.
WGSPR Assists in WI Hoarding Case (02/2016)
worked with Oneida County Humane Society in saving three GSP brothers
rescued from a hoarding case. Cecil, Valentino, and Benjamin have all
made it into rescue in February. We continue to work with the shelter
to bring in the fourth brother. Click here for more information.
THANK YOU to all that have donated to the Hoarding Case GSPs (Cecil, Valentino (formerly Hour Glass, and Baby Boy. For more information on these boys and their situation, please click: https://www.youcaring.com/cecil-baby-boy-and-hour-glass-515209
2015 Great SAVES
WGSPR is proud to share that we rescued and saved 59 Pointers in 2015. 50 of them found new homes and are staying warm in their new homes! Take a look at how happy they look!