Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Inc.

WGSPR is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to rescuing German Shorthaired Pointers (GSPs)
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WELCOME to Wisconsin German
horthaired 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

surrenders.  Our rescued dogs are placed into

foster homes to be loved, nurtured, trained and in

some cases nursed back to health while we find

the perfect permanent home and loving family

for them.

We cannot do this without help, so please click the links to donate and volunteer to see how you can help save a dogs life!


News and Events

WGSPR Partners with Odie & Board (11/22/17)

WGSPR has partnered with Odie & Board to offer these handmade walnut ornaments! Each one purchased will raise $5 for WGSPR to help us save more animals - just make sure you select us at checkout! These are handmade and supplies are limited so pick yours up today!:odieandboard.com/ornaments

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Support WGSPR through a Monthly Donation (11/16/17)

Monthly gifts are the lifeblood of WGSPR.   Paypal is making it even easier for you to sign up for monthly giving, just in time for the holidays – with a streamlined recurring payments option when using the Donate button at the top of this page. 

Your recurring donation can assist with our rescue dogs care such as:
  • Monthly Flea and Tick prevention
  • Monthly Heartworm prevention
  • Microchip and implant
  • CVI (Certified Vet Inspection) (Required by State of WI DATCP)
  • Monthly Food
  • Monthly Medications
  • Supplies such as toys, dog beds, chew bones, leashes, collars, check cords, and harnesses
  • Monthly veterinarian care
Shop AmazonSmile while supporting WGSPR! (11/16/17)
Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/20-2852869 and Amazon donates to Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue.
WGSPR Raffle ENDS 11/27/17 (11/1/17)
WGSPR is in the final countdown for their first raffle with 30 great prizes!  Tickets are $10 each or 3/$20.  Raffle items can be found on http://www.wgspr.com/raffle.

Drawing to be held on December 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Kavanaugh's Esquire Club, 1025 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI. 
Public is welcome to attend.

If you would like to purchase tickets, you can pay with Paypal by clicking our Donate button on the top of this page.  Be sure to include your name, address and phone number.  We will enter you in the drawing and send you your ticket stubs.

WGSPR Teams with Idaho Chicks for Hat Fundraiser (10/16/17)

How cute are these hats!? They'll be prefect for the up and coming colder weather. Made of thick knitting and a fun GSP decal we think they're pretty great! We are teaming up with Danielle who started and runs Idaho Chicks. Cost of the hat is $30 plus shipping. We will be taking orders until Friday Oct 20th. Total for the hat and shipping will be $35

WGSPR Clothing Inventory Reduction Sale!  (9/11/17)
We have put all of our WGSPR clothing on sale! Check it out on our webpage at: http://www.wgspr.com/apps/webstore/products
WGSPR Partners with OneFurAll  (9/7/17)
WGSPR is excited to announce a new Online Fundraiser through OneFurAll pets.   You can purchase scented candles, car and room fresheners as well as scented wax melts.    You can order your products at:  https://www.onefurallpets.com/pages/collections?rfsn=756958.5e383 
WGSPR Partners with Rover.com  (9/1/17)
Whether you need in-home dog boarding, pet sitting, dog walking, or day care, Rover connects pet parents with people who’ll treat their dogs like family. And with over 92% of the population living within a short drive of one of the 65,000 sitters who’ve listed their services on Rover, it’s easy to find someone you and your dog will love.  https://www.rover.com/shelters/wisconsin-german-shorthaired-pointer-rescue
WGSPR Announces Raffle  (8/14/17)
WGSPR is announcing this week their first raffle with 30 great prizes!  Tickets are $10 each or 3/$20.  Raffle items can be found on http://www.wgspr.com/raffle.

Drawing to be held on December 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Kavanaugh's Esquire Club, 1025j N. Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI. 
Public is welcome to attend.

If you would like to purchase tickets, you can pay with paypal by clicking our Donate button on the top of this page.  Be sure to include your name, address and phone number.  We will enter you in the drawing and send you your ticket stubs.   
Saving Money on Pet Care (7/26/17)
Coupon Chief created a huge guide on How to Save Money on Pets:

WGSPR is proud to partner with Flip Give (7/26/17)
Shop at any of these great brands below and our team WGSPR will earn cash back with every purchase!


WGSPR is proud to partner with Giving Assistant (6/6/17)
Giving Assistant is a free, easy, and reliable way to help Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Inc. go even further. When you shop online at 2,500+ popular online retailers using Giving Assistant, you earn cash back. Then, you get to decide how much of that cash back you’d like to donate to Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Inc.. You’ll even find great deals like exclusive Macy's coupons, as well as savings at stores like Sears (7%) and ULTA (2%). Shop. Earn. Change the world!

WGSPR is proud to partner with TreatMeRight (5/21/17) WGSPR has partnered with TreatMeRight for a T-shirt fundraiser. For every T-shirt sold, WGSPR will receive $7. Multiple colors and sizes available. Fundraiser runs through June 2, 2017. These t-shirts can make great gifts and help out WGSPR!

Tshirts can be ordered through: https://www.bonfire.com/adoptdontshop/

THANK YOU for your support!

WGSPR partners with PetBucket.com (4/28/17)

WGSPR has partnered with PetBucket.com.  Use referral code PBK12183999. Any new account will receive a 10% off when using this code with their purchase.
Revolution, Nexgard, Heartgard, Bravecto, Drontal, Stronghold and Avocate.

WGSPR Spring Online Auction (3/20/17)

Online Auction runs March 20, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. - Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/WGSPR/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154906669886815
The funds raised by this auction will help WGSPR cover the large veterinarian bills that we have coming in for a couple of our rescue dogs. Items available for Bid are included in this album. Bids are in $3 increments minimum. Please bid in the COMMENT section under the picture of the item that you want. Winning bids will be announced on Friday night. Please note the number of items available for each item. So we can have multiple winners! Payment can be make by check or through our Paypal account at [email protected] If you have questions, please message us or send us an email at [email protected] Good luck bidding and THANK YOU for your support!

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:

• Lethargy 
• Lack of appetite
• Weight loss 
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea, sometimes with blood in the feces
• Exercise intolerance
• Frequent drinking or urination
• Dehydration
• Hind end weakness
• Tremors or shaking
• Collapse
• 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:
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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.

WGSPR Co-Recipient of GSP Calendar Fundraiser (10/1/2016)
Wisconsin GSP Rescue and NorCal GSP Rescue will receive all proceeds from the 2017 calendar sale from from the German Shorthair Pointers Facebook GroupHOORAY! 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)

WGSPR is in need of foster homes, particularly homes with no other dogs.   We have GSPs in need that do better being in a home with no other dogs.  Please contact us at [email protected] or 920-522-3131 for further information.   THANK YOU for your consideration!

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 is proud to partner with Snoring Dogs!  If you purchase a Snoring Dogs pet bed and provide WGSPR's information, you will receive a 5% discount and WGSPR will receive a contribution equal to 10% of the bed’s purchase price.


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 Announces Webstore (05/28/16)

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!

Click here to find the Contents of Each Kit

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)

WGSPR 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! 


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