Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue
P.O. Box 372
Grand Haven, MI 49417
We are an volunteer run, nonprofit group whose primary mission is to help with the rescue & placement of Weimaraners in the Great Lakes region – including MI, OH, IL, IN and WI.
Don’t have the time, space or ability to foster, adopt or volunteer, but still want to help? Now you can!
We offer a Sponsorship Program where you can select the level of involvement that meets your needs.
See our Sponsor A Weim page for full details!
Bailey is a gorgeous, blue 7- year-old, female Weim with just a hint of gray on her muzzle. She weighs approximately 80 pounds and is muscular in appearance. Bailey is super sweet and friendly and always wags her tail in greeting and she gets along well with other dogs. She walks nicely on her leash and knows the commands sit, down, and no. Bailey is very strong willed, but also very sweet which can be deceptive. She needs a firm leader who can establish authority as the pack leader. She needs to know that you are in control or she will take advantage of you and the situation. Bailey will guard any item in her possession. Once she has it she believes it is hers to keep and she will not give it up gracefully. She does not do this in her foster home because her foster mom will not allow it. This is where a strong pack leader comes in handy! It will take time and consistency to break her of the habit, but it can be done. Bailey likes children, but needs to live in an adult only home because of her guarding. Bailey is a wonderful, sweet, loving Weim that deserves a great forever home, but she is not for the inexperienced owner because she needs a firm leader.
Hello! My name is Rufus and I am a 8-year-old male Weim who is looking a family with no small dogs or little children. I am a bigger guy, as you can see, so I would really benefit from a active owner who could help me get my slimmer physique back. My new foster family is helping me with this endeavor! Summer is coming after all, and who does not need to shed a few pounds this time of year?? I get along well with other big dogs, but the tiny dogs are not a good sibling match for me. I am a little too interested in them....if you get my drift!!! This also means that me living harmoniously with cats is not not likely in the cards for me either! I can get a little guardy over my items, so an experienced Weim owner would be a better fit for me. So what do you say? Me and you, walking or running partners, so both of us get our fitness mojo back?
So this Doby walks into a Weim rescue.....actually, it is not a joke. My name is Roho and I am an 8-year-old, red Doberman with natural ears. My Weim brother Max and I came to GLWR when our owner's young children became too much for us to deal with. Shortly after arrival, my friend Max succumbed to cancer. So here I am with new blue and grey friends. While I am grateful that I did not end up at a shelter, I would really like to find a new home of my own. I am a very nice boy that gets along very well with other dogs. I will need a home with no small children or cats. Can you help a Doby out??
Hello! My name is Bailey and I am a very beautiful, 3-year-old, blue female Weim. I am sweet and goofy; respectful and loving; and I always want to be where you are! I initially ended up with GLWR because I was not tolerating my past owners grandchild. As it turns out, I do need my personal space to be respected because I have a reactive nature, therefore, a new home with older children or no children would be best for me. I love to get all the attention and I am not very tolerant of other dogs sharing that attention. I would really love to be an only dog. Because of that I have some special needs from a new owner. But I would be a great partner for walks, runs or hikes. I am a really sweet dog who needs a VERY confident and strong owner. I can free roam during the day, I use the bells to signal I need to go out, I will not jump on furniture unless I am invited and do not need to sleep on your bed at night. I have lived with a cat right and only needed occasional reminders to leave it alone. If you take a chance on me, you will you will see what an incredibly loving dog I am and I will truly be your best friend and you faithful shadow!
In Norse mythology, Thor is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, healing and strength. Thor has certainly shown us how strong willed he is and has made significant strides in building his muscles making him stronger and more mobile. Thor is a 1-year-old that came to GLWR with severely disabled hips and legs. The vet told us she believes Thor had a trauma to his pelvis that went untreated. He has some neurological problems as a result, but neither will affect his life expectancy. Thor will always be a special needs dog and will require regular, long-term homeopathic vet care. The adopters must commit to financially supporting his medical needs in addition to meeting his daily needs, including potty duties and washing. This commitment must be unwavering. Thor rarely uses his wheelchair these days. which was not part of the plan, but all part of his determination. Baby gates are used in front of all the steps except for the two on the back deck. He does OK going down those, but in general, stairs are difficult for him. Thors foster family has worked very hard with him, investing time, patience, and love and the results have been nothing short of a miracle. Since they were not sure of the prognosis for Thor, they made a decision early on to treat him like any other foster. Thor begins his day by waking up and needing to go outside. He sleeps in his foster parents room, on his own dog bed. They put a towel under him to help his back legs up and catch any drips and take him outside. Since they cannot watch him in the morning while getting ready work, they leave him outside, in the fenced-in backyard. They feed him his breakfast outside when the weather is nice and he really likes it. This time outside gives him a chance to go potty, however, because of his instability, he often ends up falling after he poops, which requires clean up. Thor goes into the crate while his foster parents are at work. He does not wear a diaper and he typically does not have accidents in the crate. The bedding in his crate needs to be washed daily or every other day at a minimum. He is used to being let outside once during the work day. For this reason, Thor will need someone who works from home, is semi- or retired, or has a capable, responsible dog walker. Three to four hours is the maximum crate time for Thor. In the evening he is left outside for about an hour after he eats to give him time to potty. Thor likes to go for walks. He tends to tire between two and thee miles. When he is tired, he begins to hop. His favorite thing in the world is a nasty looking soccer ball. He loves playing chase with that ball. His foster family will be more than happy to give this ball to his new family! Thor gets very excited for beach walks or walks in the woods. He loves roasted marshmallows and popsicles. After potty and exercise time Thor likes to hang out with his family watching TV, doing homework and playing games. During this time he does wear a diaper and baby gates are used to keep him in the living room so his foster family can watch for signs of needing to go potty. Thor has not been able to get on the couch, but he has started trying. He loves when someone comes to sit on the floor on his level. Thor gives the best most heartfelt hugs. At first he would not go belly up for a belly rub, but once his foster family gained his trust, he has learned to appreciate a good belly rub. He has unending appreciation for the care and attention that is shown to him. Thor has been socialized. He has even volunteered at the Pet Expo and met all kinds of people and dogs. He also gains confidence in being part of a pack. Having another dog in the home to keep Thor company and show him the ropes would be a good thing. Thor would not do well in a home with stairs or hardwood, laminate or tiled floors. He needs a home with carpet. If not wall-to-wall, definitely hallways should be carpeted; family rooms should have an area rug. If you think your heart and home has room for dear sweet Thor, please let us know and we would be happy to set up a meeting with your family and Thor's Foster family.
Hello! My name is Phoebe and I am a lovely 10-year-young female. I am on the smaller side and I am very sweet. I have no issues with food or being left alone, but of course I would rather be with you. I get along great with other dogs, I love car rides and I have great recall. I like to nook on my blanket and chew on nylabones. I sleep in my dog bed at night and I am on Proin twice daily with no issues at all. As you can see, I am about as low maintenance as a Weim can get! Who looking for a great gal to give a loving home to?
Hello there! My name is Brodey and I am an absolutely adorable, incredibly well-behaved, blue, 3-year-old male Weim. My recall is amazing, I rarely bark, unless my foster brother starts it. I am a large boy with a strong attachment to my blanket. In fact, I carry it around when I am excited. My foster dad loves that his floors are always getting cleaned. I nook on my blanket at times but I never shred it. It is my comfort blanket and it will have to come with me when I find my forever home! My foster dad say I have no issues whatsoever. I have even lost around 20 pounds since living here so now I am in great shape. While I am fine with other dogs in the house, I wold be best suited as an only dog because I really don't like to play and most other dogs want me to, which makes me a little irritated. I also do not like cats, they are not a creature I would want to share a home with. But I absolutely love men. When my foster dad is gone, I follow my foster grandfather around like a shadow. I am very, very loyal and loving. I walk great on a leash, and in fact, I could probably walk by your side without a leash in areas where the law allows it. My foster dad says he is going to miss me when I find my forever home because I am an amazing boy! If you think I am a match for you, please contact GLWR so I can be an amazing dog in an amazing forever home!!
Hello! My name is Leighla and I am a lovely little 5-year-old, Weim/GSP with a beautiful speckled coat. I am on the smaller side weighing only about 50 pounds. I am good with other dogs and kids, but living with cats is not for me. I am kennel trained and I love going for walks and I promise I will be the best snuggle bug you will ever meet. I would love to find a family with a big fenced in yard that is willing to give me lots of exercise and love!
My name is Lily Pupcakes and I am insulin-dependent. But before I get into that, let me tell you a bit about my spectacular self. I am on the shorter end of the spectrum for a girl (22â at the withers) and that has its advantages! My foster sibling Murphy is a Weim/Dane mix and when everyone is trying to get out the door at the same time, I just walk right under him and he does not even notice! I have the coolest cowlick down the middle of my nose. I snore. I can cuddle with the best of them. I love playing with my doggie siblings, but I will always love playing and just being with you more. I know sit and down really reliably but when I am sniffing around the yard my prey-drive kicks in and do not have the best recallâ¦because I am working! (I will need a fence in my forever home.) I love car rides and curling up in the drivers seat awaiting your return (I am working then tooâ¦by keeping your seat warm) and I will always let you know when the FedEx delivery man arrivesâ¦BEFORE he arrives. I am also a very special girl. Did you know that 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the U.S. population has diabetes just like me? (And 28% donât even know it yet!) If you are one in 10 like me (aka âspecialâ), you know that diabetes is quite easily managed! I get two injections of insulin a day (following meals) and that is it! As long as I stick to a routine (the same food at the same time and a bit of exercise) I am just like any other dog. But more special!! I am also a very lucky girl. My diabetes was discovered in early October when I woke up and my world turned completely black because of cataracts. It was very scary not being able to see, but within 3 weeks I had surgery and my vision was 100 percent restored. I am lucky because I was diagnosed and even luckier to have one of the best ophthalmologists in Michigan perform the surgery because I will now never develop cataracts again. The technique was called Phacoemulsification and is the exact same procedure they do for humans. I even received new lenses in each eye (which is likely how I can see the FedEx man before you can)! Soâ¦if youâre looking for a spectacular, special, lucky, loving girl, please visit me! I would love to see you. xoxo
Hello! My name is Shei (Shay) and I am an adorable tiny, 50 pound, 2-year-old girl. My sister Vi and I came from an unknown past and were left overnight at a shelter. GLWR rescue took us in and began to teach us what it is like to live in a home and trust people. I have come such a long way since my foster mom got me, but I am still a work in progress. We are such a cute little bugs, I hope someone takes a chance on us. Our foster mom thinks we are darling little diamonds in the rough! I love other dogs, big or small and I love cats! I love to play, play, play! I love going on walks, and I will just prance along side of you like a little princess. I am crate trained and 99 percent housetrained. I do not chew on anything that is not a dog toy and I love bones. I travel really well in a car, in fact one of my pictures is my foster brother, me and Vi on our way to Kansas! While I would love to be adopted with my sister Vi, at a minimum I need a home with another friendly dog that likes to play and I need a fenced in yard. To fill out an application to adopt me, please go to: http://great-lakes-weimaraner-rescue.com/application/
Hello! My name is Vi (Vie) and I am an adorable tiny, 50 pound, 2-year-old girl. My sister Shei and I came from an unknown past and were left at a shelter overnight. GLWR rescue took us in and began to teach us what it is like to live in a home and trust people. My sister is a little more trusting than me right now. While I do love to be around people, I am still learning that touch is good. We are such a cute little bugs, I hope someone takes a chance on us. Our foster mom thinks we are darling little diamonds in the rough! I love other dogs, big or small and I love cats! I love to play, play, play! I am learning the joys of going on walks, although cars still scare me a little. I am crate trained and 99 percent housetrained. I do not chew on anything that is not a dog toy. I love to follow my foster brother around and I copy things he does. One of my pictures is of me laying like he does on the floor. While I would love to be adopted with my sister Shei, at a minimum I need a home with another friendly dog that likes to play and I need a fenced in yard. To fill out an application to adopt me, please go to: http://great-lakes-weimaraner-rescue.com/application/
Hello! My name is Hansel and I am a very handsome, 10-year-old male Weim. My litter mate sister Gretel and I sadly found ourselves homeless when our lifelong owner passed away and no one else in the family was able to take us in. : ( Luckily GLWR was able to bring us in, in hopes of finding us a new forever home. We are very happy dogs with no health concerns other than a couple lumps and bumps. We get along with other dogs, but due to our age, we would not be good in a home with little one. But older kids would be perfectly fine for us! We are looking for a warm, loving home where we can rest our senior bones on a soft spot and provide you will all the love we still have to give. Do you have a couple empty dog beds longing for a Weim body to warm it up? To fill out an application to adopt me, please go to: http://great-lakes-weimaraner-rescue.com/application/
Hello! My name is Gretel and I am a beautiful, 10-year-old female Weim. My litter mate brother Hansel and I sadly found ourselves homeless when our lifelong owner passed away and no one else in the family was able to take us in. : ( Luckily GLWR was able to bring us in, in hopes of finding us a new forever home. We are very happy dogs with no health concerns other than a couple fatty lumps and bumps. We get along with other dogs, but due to our age, we would not be good in a home with little one. But older kids would be perfectly fine for us! We are looking for a warm, loving home where we can rest our senior bones on a soft spot and provide you will all the love we still have to give. Do you have a couple empty dog beds longing for a Weim body to warm it up? To fill out an application to adopt me, please go to: http://great-lakes-weimaraner-rescue.com/application/
Hello! My name is Sophie and I am a 5-year-old, full-figured, smaller female Weim. My last family adopted me from a shelter, but then were not prepared for my Weimy nature. Thankfully GLWR has offered to help me find a better family fit where I can get lots of exercise and a strong owner that will help me be my best self! I would be best suited as an only dog because I can be a bit bossy. I am a very happy girl but I can be dominant with others dogs, some of which do not appreciate my natural born leader attitude. I am a pretty quiet girl, not much of a barker. I am kennel trained but I can also free roam. As you can see, I am a little on the chunky side right now, but with some exercise, I could get my girlish figure back pretty quickly! I also need a home with NO cats or small creatures. I would probably be fine with older kids, but due to my bossy natures I am not a fit for little ones. So what do you say? Itâs almost the new year and I would love to commit to get in shape resolution with a my new forever family! Is that you??
Hello! My name is Sterlyn and I am a BIG, TALL, 8-year-old boy! Surprisingly, for my size, I am very calm, quiet and I rarely bark. I am VERY food driven though and while I do not guard against humans, I likely would with another dog. I am fine with other dogs in general, but I need to be fed separately. I am a very happy, gentle giant?. I do have a little arthritis in my left hock from an old injury when I was hit by a car, but it does not slow me down. I am crate trained, but due to my size, I'm much happier free roaming. I am a good boy, very clean and I do not chew or soil anything. I am probably better off in a cat-free home, but I have a low prey drive and may be OK once I get to know the cat. I am a very social boy with other dogs, but I like to avoid confrontation whenever possible with the younger Weims. I have a slight seasonal allergy that can be managed with a little Benadryl. So what do you think? Are you interested in bringing home a big lug of a Weim who would love to have a soft place to lay his bones at night?