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
WGSPR Yankee Candle Fundraiser (01/14/18)
We are excited to kickoff our 2018 Fundraising with a Yankee Candle
Fundraiser. We are excited to be partnering with “Yankee Candle”,
especially at this time of year! Most partnerships will return 3-15%
back to the organization, but the Yankee Candle shopping program returns
40% profit to our group while offering the same retail prices that they
charge in their stores! This is a great opportunity for both of us,
since Yankee Candle products make such great gifts and the
shopping online is so easy, we hope that you will forward our effort to
many other people.It is easy and fun to shop online at Yankee Candle!
Just go to the following link and enter our customer number so that we
will receive a profit check monthly toward our goals. Thanks in
Enter our customer number 990000878·
Click Start Shopping.
Shop and pay with credit card, items will be shipped promptly to
THANK YOU for your support and we'd appreciate it if you could share with your friends and family! FUNDRAISER ENDS: February 14, 2018.
2017 - Year for Reflections and Blessings….. (01/01/18)
As we look forward to 2018, it is a time to reflect back on the many blessings that have been brought to WGSPR. I took some time to reflect on the many blessings that have helped WGSPR in the last 3 years. I look back at the end of 2014 when I first took over the rescue. I am thankful for the blessing that Lisa felt I could carry the rescue torch. But I didn't do it alone. In early 2015, WGSPR was blessed with a number of volunteers that agreed to step up, be on the Board of Directors and help me re-build WGSPR as an organization. Over the last 3 years, we have grown our volunteer organization to over 100 very caring, loving individuals that want nothing more than to help the GSPs in need in WI and the UP of Michigan. What a blessing to them all!
In 2017, WGSPR brought 46 dogs into rescue. This is another record year for WGSPR and in the last 3 years since I have been President, we have helped rescue over 140 dogs. This is not possible without the dedicated Officers and Board of Directors, the WGSPR Volunteers and all of YOU, our supporters and friends!
As I reflect back to the dogs that came through rescue, I think of the many blessings we have had with each one. You see, each rescue dog teaches us something, brings something new to rescue that we learn from, brings us unconditional love and forgiveness and compassion, they bring us trust and they in turn learn to trust us all which grows our love for the breed even further and makes us want to rescue more. Each rescue dog has taught us to be their voice, their advocate and trusted us to take their paw and tell them it will all work out. And of course, they always leave a paw print on our hearts forever.
Each rescue dog opens up our network to the individuals and organizations out there with the same passion we have – to save the dogs that are given up on. I will never forget the three very kind, passionate and caring ladies that found Jack, cared for him and let us find Jack a new home. National GWP Rescue – they have a large following and volunteer network in WI and we helped them with many transports this year and getting their dogs into foster care. Our sister GSP Rescues that we worked with – Illinois Shorthair Rescue, Great Plains Pointer Rescue and OH Shorthair Rescue – partnering to save dogs regardless of borders. Humane Societies – through our outreach initiatives, we have established new relationships with local human societies and strengthened relationships with others we have worked with in the past. We have been blessed to work with some great trainers, behaviorists and boarding kennels that have helped us with some of our tougher rescue dogs. And let’s not forget the blessings of collaboration with the shelters, vet clinics, and rescues outside the state of WI that we work with to help save more dogs.
Our foster homes bring many blessings to our rescued dogs. They provide the food, water and shelter, lots of love, rehabilitation and training. We are blessed to have so many foster homes willing to open their hearts and homes to a GSP rescue dog. They are dedicated to improve the well being of each rescue dog they foster and I am amazed at the work they put into each and every rescue dog to get them ready for their new family.
We are blessed to have so many veterinarians offices, veterinarians, vet techs and supporting staff all over the state of WI willing to work with rescue dogs, willing to work with WGSPR and ensuring our dogs get the best care possible and providing the guidance to WGSPR fosters and BOD to ensure we are making the right medical decisions for our dogs.
WGSPR Volunteers are blessings that give their time to help transport, help work shows and events, temp foster, help us to raise funds so we can continue to rescue GSPs.
And last but certainly not least, I feel truly blessed on behalf of WGSPR for all of our Supporters that donate to our cause, support our fundraisers, utilize some of the online shopping opportunities to donate to WGSPR, and purchase items from our Wish list. We would not have been able to continue to grow WGSPR without your support. We are deeply humbled to have such a large following and so grateful for the support and celebrations for our rescue dogs.
2017 truly has been a blessing for all of us at WGSPR and we are looking forward to a blessed 2018!
Happy New Year and I wish all of you many blessings in the New Year! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
President - WGSPR
WGSPR Announces Steps for Pet Health Challenge (12/10/17)
It's easy to participate! Simply join the challenge from the challenge tab of the Walk for a Dog app and your next walk could score an EXTRA instant $1,000 donation for WGSPR—and a fun treat for yourself. All for just getting outside with your dog!
We will email details and updates on the challenge after you join, so be sure to regularly check your email.
Complete the challenge by taking at least 10 walks by January 31, 2018, and your chosen animal organization could win $1,000—sponsored by Zoetis. Every walk you take during the challenge is an entry to win the $1,000 grand prize donation or one of a number of smaller donations.*
Share the challenge with your friends. The more people walking for WGSPR, the more likely we could earn $1,000. It is that easy. And you are walking your pup anyway! (Right?)
Challenge Bonus: Read the Pet Health Tips in your challenge update emails for a chance to earn cash towards your next vet visit.
*Walks greater than 1/4 of a mile count in the challenge. Up to 3 walks per day will count towards challenge prizes and donations.
THANK YOU for your Support!
By purchasing an ornament, you are donating $22 to WGSPR because the first 24 orders, Katie (WGSPR Volunteer and mom to Willis and Rocky) is donating 100% of the proceeds to WGSPR for this special Holiday Fundraiser!
You MUST ENTER WGSPR Fundraiser in the comments box upon checkout.
Please read the full item details for personalization information and be sure to read the entire item description when ordering.
CHOICE of Ornaments
GSP Felt Ornament: https://www.etsy.com/…/578873247/german-shorthaired-pointer…
GSP Spirit Dog Ornament: https://www.etsy.com/…/german-shorthaired-pointer-spirit-do…
Shop at WGSPR! (12/10/17)
Looking for the perfect gift for the GSP lover? Why not shop at WGSPR's store! We have clothing, signs, magnets and other great Christmas present ideas.
Shop from the luxury of your home and save yourself a trip to the shopping malls!
WGSPR Rescue Dogs Christmas Wish List (12/10/17)
WGSPR's rescue dogs have a Christmas Wish List if you have a little bit of leftover funds in your Christmas Account! Shop Amazon Smile at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/387LFHQAVAU9T?ref%5F=cm%5Fsw%5Fem%5Fr%5Fz%5Fg%5F%5Fwb&pldnSite=1
WGSPR Raffle Winners Announced (12/3/17)
A huge THANK YOU to all of our volunteers that donated towards the raffle as well. THANK YOU to the WGSPR BOD members and volunteers that attended yesterday's raffle. It was fun!
Winners can be found on our Raffle page at: http://www.wgspr.com/raffle
CONGRATULATIONS to all Winners!
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
Please help us by SHARING this post with your friends!
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 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 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 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
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WGSPR partners with PetBucket.com (4/28/17)
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!
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 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.
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!