Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Inc.

WGSPR is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to rescuing German Shorthaired Pointers (GSPs)
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Angel - Available for Adoption


Breed:  German Shorthaired Pointer

Age:  9 yrs old

Sex:  Female

Altered:  Yes

Vaccinations:  Up to date

Heartworm:  Negative

Microchip: 24 Pet Watch

Cats: Has lived with cats

8/14/17: Angel sent us this update over the weekend!

I have been enjoying hanging out with my foster sister. Wrestling and playing have become a part of our daily routine. We have been playing in the river to stay cool on hot days. I've been trying to show my foster sister how fun and easy it is to swim. I love swimming and retrieving sticks in the water. They say I'm doing a lot better at responding to my name when they call for me! I still don't like the paparazzi but I'll do anything for a treat or food. So I tolerate them at times. Meeting new people is not as scary. They all seem really nice. I have grown to really like my foster grandpa. When he visits, it usually means we get to go for a walk!

If I go for walks or play a lot I'm too tired to worry. At the end of the day, I like to unwind and relax on the couch. Once it's time for bed, my foster parents tell me to "kennel" and I sleep in my kennel all night.

The way to my heart=walks, car rides, and food.
Love Angel


Update from Angel:

I had so much fun camping with my foster family last weekend. I went hiking. I went on a boat ride and loved it when we stopped to play on the beach and go swimming. I even tried to retrieve a dead fish but my foster mom thought we should leave it. I was content  relaxing in the shade when got back to camp. My foster parents said I did a great job sleeping in the tent. 

I have found my voice. When I see other dogs I can't reach to say "hello" I try to call them over. 

My foster sister and I have rested up and are ready for another weekend of fun.

Angel is getting her commands down pat!
- She knows sit, stay, and lay down. We continue to have her sit before going outside and before getting her food. We haven't had an issue with her darting out the door.
- We have been working on recall and she has been improving but still needs work. She occasionally will fetch but for a short time.
- Her anxiety has improved. She has been pretty calm during storms. We pull the blinds to minimize the reflections and she usually lays down in the living room. Neighborhood fireworks made her a bit nervous. So she stayed inside.
- She enjoys swimming and playing with Stella and other dogs.

6/26/17:  Angel needs to be adopted to a home with other dogs.  She prefers a fenced in yard as well.  She is good with cats.

6/12/17: Angel is starting to come out of her shell. She LOVES, LOVES LOVES going for car rides and be careful when you say WALK and grab the leash - she will do her little happy dance for you. Angel also LOVES to be outside and is content cooling herself in the flower beds in the shade. Oh and she LOVES the water. She will even hop in the shower with you!

She is doing so well with her GSP foster sister Stella and they love to chase squirrels together.


Hi, my name is Angel.  WGSPR save me again for the 2nd time after my owner died unexpectedly in December.   All is going well in my foster home but I am looking for a lasting commitment.   I currently have a foster mom, and dad, 2 fur sisters and we all get along great.  I am an easy going dog-I go with the flow, I like other dogs, I also lived with a cat in my past life.  I was kind of afraid of my foster dad at first (not used to men) but I found out he is a great guy and did warm up to him.  I guess I am just a little shy with men at first. 

I am a beautiful black and white GSP with a full tail-my fur is soft and shiny, the kind anyone would love to caress.    I will be 9 yrs. old in March but I don’t look like it and I don’t always act my age.  When I am in the house, I am a real couch potato-I lay around, take naps-grab an occasional drink and a bite to eat.   When I go outside, that’s a different story-I turn into a 2 yr. old.  I love to roll around in the snow, bust through snow drifts, hop around and have fun and love to go for walks.   I just love, love, love to be outside.

I must tell you, I am a bit overweight but don’t worry-I am currently on a delicious weight control diet and I have this walking group I hang out with so I am quite sure I will have my figure back by spring.  My foster fur sisters and I all walk together just like a team.   I have this cute little harness with a matching leash-it’s just adorable-and walk nice?   A piece of cake!   I am doing so good I am sure to have my figure back by spring.

I am a quiet kind of girl-my foster mother has never heard me bark.  In the house I am calm, quiet and don’t get wild or out of control.  I don’t chew up things or counter surf.   I am totally trustworthy-I don’t like crates-I don’t need one either.  I can be left alone in the home and there is never anything out of place when my foster mom comes home.

Even though I am a calm and quiet girl, I am always in a hurry to get outside.  Did I tell you I love, love , love to be outside?  I know a proper lady has to show restraint so I have been practicing very hard.  Every time we go outside-I have to sit and wait until I hear “ok”.   I just about have that mastered.

I am not a total Velcro dog but I like to follow my foster mom around.  I am not under foot, I don’t trip her up or sit on top of her-I just like to keep an eye on her to make sure she doesn’t disappear like my last owner did. . 

There is one thing I don’t like-reflections on the ceiling-like from flashlights, prisms or reflections from water that shine on the ceiling or wall.  I have a tendency to go lay in another room to get away from the reflections.  I am working on that.   My foster mom is not making a big deal out of it-she lets me leave the room because she understands that I am scared.  She will  call me back occasionally to give me a treat, pet me and talk soft so I slowly get to know the reflections won’t hurt me.  I will  even jump up by her on the sofa and sit next to her when there is a reflection on the wall.  I still don’t like the reflections but I know they aren’t as bad as I thought they were.     There will be more to come as my foster family gets to know me.  Love Angel

My name is Angel and I will be 9 years young in March. I find myself back in rescue due to my adopter passing away. I was in rescue in 2013-2014 before getting adopted out. I have not had such a good life prior to coming to rescue 2 years ago and I was so happy with my mum that I had for the last 2 years. I am getting re-adjusted to my foster home and doing well. I get along with other dogs. I do LOVE to be outside. I have been working on the sit and stay command at the door. I do like going for walks and walk pretty well when I have my harness on. I DO NOT like my picture taken so my foster mom was finally able to sneak a couple of pictures of me tonight. A few of the pictures are from me at my foster home 2 years ago. I am a bit overweight, but my foster mom is working on that. The rescue has put me on a diet and I have special food to eat. Once the weather warms up, we will be going for walks to help me lose about 15 pounds. I was living with a cat and did well with her. She took some getting used to but I tolerated her. My foster mom says my name suits me as I am an Angel. I am very sweet and gentle and just love my humans and love to be LOVED. I sometimes think I am a lap dog. Stay tuned as my foster mom learns more about me. Love, Angel

If you are interested in adopting Angel, please complete our adoption application at www.wgpsr.com/adoption.htm