Helping Weimaraners Find Families Since 2005

Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue is a volunteer run, nonprofit group whose primary mission is to rescue and rehome Weimaraners in the Great Lakes region – including MI, OH, IL, IN and WI. We work very hard to find our dogs the best home & environment so they thrive.

GLWR is foster-based, without a traditional physical kennel facility like many humane societies or animal shelters. Our dogs are typically housed in homes and cared for by foster families until a forever home is found. Therefore, our process to adopt and meet dogs may be different than a normal animal control facility, humane society or shelter.

The list of available dogs is always changing.

Donation fees are age-based and range from $600 to $350.

We cover 5 states - all family members and current dogs will have to drive to meet our Weimaraners in their foster homes.

Only apply if you're  prepared to drive 5-10 hours one way.


Find out how to adopt a GLWR Weimaraner

Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue Foster


Become a foster family - care for and love a Weim waiting for their furever home

Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue Donate


Every cent you donate goes directly to Weims currently in rescue -  Vet and medical expenses are always very high

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What People Are Saying About GLWR

Adopted our boy from GLWR about 7 years ago. Best decision we ever made!!! The organization was so thorough with interviews, house visits, and reference checks, you can have confidence they will find amazing homes for all dogs they rescue.

~ Morgan, 2018

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