We know that sometimes life happens and people find themselves unable to properly care for their Weimaraner. Our greatest fear is that someone will feel so desperate that they consider giving or selling their Weimaraner to a stranger. Without the required references and home checks performed by rescue groups, dogs run the risk of being placed into unhealthy and abusive homes. We want to ensure your loved one gets the home they deserve.
Before you make the decision to surrender, give away, or sell your Weimaraner, we may be able to help you find solutions that will allow you to keep your dog as a member of the family. While we can’t guarantee miracles, we do have extensive experience dealing with a multitude of issues and can certainly offer suggestions and alternatives to giving up your dog.
We understand that sometimes despite best efforts it is necessary to surrender your Weimaraner. In this case we feel the best solution is for Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue to take the dog and find them a new, loving home.
Based on urgency and foster home space availability, Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue does take in Weimaraners surrendered by their owners. Please understand that because we have very limited resources, it's necessary for us to prioritize the dogs we take into rescue. Shelter dogs in danger of being euthanized are given first and top priority. Next are dogs in need of immediate health care that their owners cannot provide. Then, owner surrenders are considered. Please be patient with us and we will do our best to work with you to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your pet.
At the time of surrender please bring anything that belongs to the dog, such as a collar, leash, crate, bowl, bedding, and favorite toy. Before surrender, please ensure your dog is up to date on vaccinations. You may be asked to complete a surrender questionnaire, which will provide us with basic information on your dog. This will help ease the dog’s transition into foster care. Gather any of the dog’s medical records to give to GLWR. Vaccination paperwork is very helpful because it will avoid unnecessary duplicate vaccinations.
Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue knows that surrendering your dog is a very difficult decision, but sometimes - it is the only one to make. If you choose to surrender your dog, you’ll be asked to complete a surrender contract. Your signature on this contract represents a permanent decision on your part. This legally binding contract gives full ownership of the dog to Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue. This allows us to provide veterinary care and down the road, legally adopt out the dog to a carefully pre-screened ‘forever’ home.