Welcome to National GWP Rescue, Inc

The officers and members of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America (GWPCA) believe that every German Wirehaired Pointer (GWP) deserves a supportive and loving home and the National GWP Rescue, Inc. (NGWPR) was developed to put that belief into action. 

Sponsored and supported by the GWPCA and the American Kennel Club 
(AKC), NGWPR is committed to helping desperate and neglected Wires 
whenever and where ever possible. 

Matching homeless GWPs with 
loving owners is our primary goal
National GWP Rescue is a nationwide rescue program whose volunteers work tirelessly to provide funding, foster homes, medical care and training for GWPs found in shelters, animal control facilities and to those GWPs whose current owners are unable to provide a suitable situation.

Working hand- in-hand with governmental and local shelters, NGWPR provides a safe and responsible home for GWP’s in need. Placed with an experienced GWPCA member, fostered GWPs that have been neglected, untrained or have medical issues quickly blossom as they are readied for their "forever" homes.



Prior to releasing our rescued GWPs for adoption, volunteers provide 
obedience, manners, and housetraining. We hold to the philosophy 
that a mannerly dog has a better chance of fitting into a new household.

NGWPR believes that Wires were designed to hunt and unlike some other rescue programs, we are happy to place dogs with field experience or bird instinct with potential owners who enjoy hunting behind a Wire. However, NGWPR insists that any rescue dog first be a house dog and companion, then a weekend hunting partner. 
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      A special thank you to all of our fosters and adopters.... we couldn't do what we do without YOU!
A special thank you to Dr. Wynn and Blue Pearl for the amazing care given to Rigid.
Hadley, our sweet girl with the elbow dysplasia, has found a wonderful family who is willing to continue her care and give her the love and life she deserves.
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Ripley has been adopted!  His family will be driving to Minnesota to pick him up and take him home to British Columbia.   

See more adoptable GWPs on our Adoptable GWP page.

GWP families, we'd love to share updates of your adopted and foster rescues.  Email us with your photos.  
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