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German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of New Mexico

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Our Featured Pet...


Meet CARL!!!!!


--------------------- "He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader, the center of his universe. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. " Anonymous

Help to keep dogs loveable and in their homes. Good training is the key to permanent homes!

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All donations go towards costs associated with re-homing dogs in need. THANK YOU!

Adopting a friend

All references to health, behavior, training, age and breed of the dogs in our rescue program are based on the knowledge and past experience of our vets and volunteers and may or may not be 100%.

First of all, we want to thank you for considering German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue. Rescue will do everything we can to assist you in selecting a dog that's right for you. There are certain protocols that you will need to go through in order to adopt a dog through Rescue. First of all, you need to complete an adoption application questionnaire. After you have submitted that application, it will be reviewed. Next, rescue will need to set up an appointment with you for a home visit. In the home visit, a Rescue representative comes to your home and checks for things like adequate fencing for the dog, where the dog will live, where it will sleep, exercise area, discover how much interaction the dog will have with its new family and general dog-friendliness. (Adequate fencing is at least 5 foot chainlink, 2-3 inch metal or wooden (solid) fencing. Invisible fencing is not adequate because it does not protect the dog from in-coming animals/humans. While rescue does not discourage hunters from adopting a GSP, there are conditions that apply to those who wish to hunt their dogs. Rescue also will call references as provided by you on the application (i.e., vet, landlord, personal). After the home visit and approval, you get to select your new dog with the advice of a rescue representative. You can also expect a home visit or email/phone call from rescue shortly after you've adopted your new canine companion just to make certain that everything is going alright. Adoption donations/fees are used to help offset the costs of spaying/neutering, routine shots, heartworm check, paying for shelter fees, and any other care/medical treatment the animals may have needed. Transportation is the responsibility of the adopter. In most adoption contracts, it clearly states that if for any reason you can no longer care for the dog at any time, it must be returned to GSP Rescue, and not surrendered into a shelter. Again, transportation is the responsibility of the adopter. Thank you for opening both your heart and home to a needy GSP!


*****Foster homes are desperately needed in the SW Colorado and NM area. Contact :


!!!!!!!!!!!!!Adopt a homeless pet...adopt from your shelter or Rescue Group! Give an unwanted, abused, abandonned, neglected, old, injured dog a chance at the life they deserve!!!!!!!!!!! Dedicated to all the wonderful dogs who have come through rescue, the rescuers and volunteers along the road to life, and to all the unselfish and loving adopters who open their hearts and homes to one of these innocents.....


I adopted your pet today...

The one you left at the pound;

The one you had for ten months/years

And no longer wanted around.


I adopted your pet today...

Did you know that s/he's lost weight?

Did you know s/he's scared and depressed

And seems to have lost all faith?


I adopted your pet today...

S/He had fleas and a little cold;

Guess you don't care what shape s/he's in

You abandoned her/him I am told.


I adopted your pet today...

Were you having a baby or moving away?

Did you suddenly develop allergies,

Or was there NO reason s/he couldn't stay?


I adopted your pet today...

S/He doesn't play or even eat much;

I guess s/he's very sad inside and

It'll take time for her/him to trust.


I adopted your pet today...

And here s/he is going to stay;

S/He's found her/his FOREVER home

And a warm bed in which to lay.


I adopted your pet today...

And shall give her/him all that s/he will need

- Patience, love, and security,

So s/he can forget your selfish deed.


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********IN MEMORY:********

In Memory of our dear County Boy Benjamin who went to the Bridge on 3/3/99. Ben is the reason we rescue and rehome GSPs. He is missed as much today as on the day he passed on to the Bridge. What an amazing boy...taught us about unconditional love and loyalty. We miss our beautiful Liver Boy.....

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Because our rescue coordination relies upon volunteer foster homes, there is no shelter/rescue to visit.

German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue

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