Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue

We Love our Volunteers!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with WGSPR!

Our volunteers help improve the lives of GSPs and they each play a vital role in the success of our organization.


Volunteer Opportunities

We have many volunteer opportunities with WGSPR. Submit an online application to become a volunteer

Dog Fostering (Click for Application)

Be the bridge to a forever home for a GSP. Foster parents open their homes and hearts to a GSP who needs them. These compassionate people play a vital role in the life of the dog and are critical to our success. All vet care and supplies are provided. Average commitment requirements vary from 2 - 8 weeks. This opportunity is available to anyone who has time and love to spare, appropriate home/facilities.

home visits

Conduct home visits for fosters and adopters. Meet the family members and any current pets in residence. Evaluate yard, fencing, home, proximity to a busy street, etc. This opportunity is available to anyone who enjoys talking with people. Home visits take 45-60 min and can be done within a 60 mile radius of your area (or more if you like to drive).

Dog Transport Volunteer

Over the weekends, GSPs are often being transported from a shelter, another rescue or owner surrender to a designated foster family. A GSP transport range from a few hundred miles to over 1,000 miles. The transport is broken down into segments which are typically 50-75 miles. The WGSPR transport coordinator will work with the dog transport volunteer team to plan the routes. This is a perfect opportunity for those that want to help, have time on weekends, and cannot commit to fostering. Qualifications: Must have a valid drivers license, reliable vehicle (private transport), experience with GSPs, and possess the ability to lift at least 30#'s safely and comfortably, reach, bend, kneel, and stand.

Fundraising Team

We are thankful and lucky to our generous businesses and supporters in our community. View a list of our partners. Help us support our mission through community involvement and fundraising activities. Through programs, special events and community activities they promote GSPs and WGSPR. Open to all adults, no minimum commitment requirement.

Attend Shows & Events

From handling dogs, manning tables, set up/clean up, publicity, etc.). Check out a full calendar of upcoming events by visiting our WGSPR events page.