Hope, the first dog taken into NGWPR foster care, remained in long term foster care with a loving family until her death. When first evaluated, she was hairless, lethargic, and near death with undiagnosed and untreated thyroid disease. With loving, patience, and good medical care, she lived a wonderful life, educating many about this devastating disease.
As many rescue dogs may suffer from this illness, the National German Wirehaired Pointer Rescue organization believes that we are responsible to screen dogs at high risk before offering them for adoption.
Due to generous donations from Chuck Casanova and Robin K Nelson, DVM and Brian and Leslie R Dye, MD to begin funding for this project, these foundational contributions and additional donations allow us to test all male rescues, aged 2–4 years and any dogs with symptoms (the groups at highest risk) with antibody testing. The cost of testing can be up to $150 with shipping, as only specialized laboratories offer the testing.
As our resources grow, we can test more dogs that are at risk.
NGWP RESCUE RECEIVES GOOD DOG GRANT FOR THE EARLY DETECTION OF THYROID DISEASE THROUGH PROJECT HOPE
According to the press release on 9-14-21:
"Good Dog is thrilled to announce that the National
German Wirehaired Pointer Rescue (Official
Rescue of the GWPCA) is the recipient of a Good
At Good Dog, we are so inspired by the National
German Wirehaired Pointer Rescue and their
dedication to advancing, protecting, and preserving
the German Wirehaired Pointer breed. The NGWPR
assists the National Club in critical rescue efforts that
ensure the well being and safety of all German
Good Dog established the Club Grant Program to
support Clubs, like the NGWPR, in their crucial efforts
to build a better world for our dogs."