Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Inc.

WGSPR is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to rescuing German Shorthaired Pointers (GSPs)
License #403447



Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescued GSP from Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue (WGSPR)!

Note:  All of our GSP rescues are placed in foster homes, all over the state of Wisconsin, as we do not have a shelter/kennel location. 

Adoptions are simple, we match the dog to the family and the family to the dog.   Our Adoption process contains the following steps:
  1. View our adoptable GSPs at http://www.wgspr.com/gsps-available-for-adoption.
  2. Complete our adoption application.
  3. WGSPR will review your application and follow up with you via email or phone.  
  4. WGSPR will conduct a veterinary reference check and background check.

       NOTE:   It is WGSPR policy that any applicant that has current pets has an up to date heartworm test
                     and gives monthly heartworm preventative in order to be approved to adopt.  

  5. A WGSPR volunteer will contact you to set up a home visit.
  6. WGSPR will determine and notify you if you are approved.  If you are not approved, we will provide you with the reason we are not willing to allow you to adopt from us.
  7. WGSPR will put you in contact with the foster family to further discuss the GSP that you are interested in.
  8. If you, as the applicant would like to continue in the adoption process, a Meet and Greet is set up with the foster family.  WGSPR does require you, as the potential adopter, to travel to the  foster home for the meet and greet.
  9. WGSPR foster families have the FINAL decision on the family that will adopt the GSP rescue.

             NOTE:   Considerations include application, home visit, meet and greet and overall best fit
                          and safety considerations for the GSP rescue.

  10.  WGSPR matches you with the perfect GSP we have in rescue as your lifelong companion.

NOTE:  The length of time the adoption approval process can vary and is dependent on the schedules and availability of our volunteers and the applicant(s). We ask that you please be patient through this process.


  • WGSPR follows National GSP Breed Rescue Protocols.
  • WGSPR does not hold dogs.  If you are interested in a particular GSP, you should arrange to
       meet that dog as soon as possible following approval.
  • WGSPR is unable to ship our GSPs to other states.
  • WGSPR cannot promise any of our GSPs are hunters.
Adoption Fees

Our adoption fees* are:

$375.00 GSPs under a year old

$300.00 adult GSP

$200.00 Seniors 8 years and older

 *All GSP rescues come with all Rabies and DHLPP vaccinations, HW test and HW preventative, spay/neuter, micro chipping, flea and tick preventative and certified vet inspection.

We are unable to accept "payment plans," nor are we able to accept credit cards.  If you write us a check, we ask that you please ensure you have sufficient funds!

Your adoption fee pays for the next GSP saved!

                                                                            THANK YOU!

To love a dog that has been discarded by another proves to that dog that love really does exist. ~Christi Cooper