If you are a GWP owner or if you have had Wires in the past
and are familiar with the breed and have experience with
obedience and /or field training NGWPR needs you.
The Wirehearts Foster Network is a nationwide network of
foster families, evaluators, trainers and transporters. Through
the efforts of our Wirehearts foster families each rescued
GWP has the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to
fit into a permanent and loving home.
We know that a well-manned dog transitions into a new family successfully. Therefore, our Wirehearts foster families open their homes to our rescue Wires then spend time teaching basic obedience skills, working on house manners and providing social experiences for their foster dogs.
NGWPR assumes the cost for medical screening
and procedures, transportation and all other
expenses incurred by the rescue dog. We do
ask that our foster families provide food for
their rescue dog, unless a special diet is
dictated by a veterinarian.
NGWPR provides foster care training and
instructs our new foster volunteers in the
NGWPR foster and adoption protocol. NGWPR
also carries liability insurance that covers
each of our foster care givers.
To become a Wirehearts Foster we encourage
you to become a member of the German
Wirehaired Pointer Club of America (GWPCA)
The GWPCA membership application is available
from the GWPCA website.
Then please go to the NGWPR website and complete a Foster Application and sign the Foster Agreement and submit it via the internet. The NGWPR National Rescue Coordinator will then contact you to discuss your application.
As a Wirehearts Foster Care Giver you will be a valued partner in our effort to give each GWP in need chance for a wonderful new life.