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 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!

WGSPR Special Holiday Fundraiser (12/10/17)
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)

THANK YOU so much for all the support of our first WGSPR Raffle.    We sold just over 1300 tickets. 
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

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!

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 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
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 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.

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!

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 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.

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!