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!
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??
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 there! My name is Brodey and I am an absolutely adorable, incredibly well-behaved, blue, 7-year-old male Weim. My recall is amazing, I rarely bark, unless my foster brother starts it. I walk great on a leash. I am a large, muscular, strong 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 gnaw 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 says 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 would be best suited as an only dog because I really do not like to play (unless it involves tug-of-war with my blanket) 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. Do not get me wrong, I like women too but I certainly have an affinity to men. Please donât forget that although my recall is very good, I am a hunting dog and I do have a prey instinct. That means that I do need a fenced yard, otherwise I will chase anything I consider prey. Like my foster dad says, I am a very well-behaved boy, but it does take me a while to warm up to strangers. But I can assure you that once I have decided you are my Master, I will be by your side every waking moment of my day. I am very loyal and will be your shadow. When I snuggle it has to be on my terms. I will snarl if you try to grab me without me wanting to be grabbed. If I feel aggravated I will separate myself from everyone and gnaw my blanket for a while until my anxiety subsides. Then I will come back for more snuggles. I really am (in my foster dadâs opinionâ¦â¦and I tend to agree with him) a wonderful boy that needs a loving, secure, forever home that I can finally consider to be my place. Oh, and by the way, I am 100 percent house broken and in the last few months I have been with my foster family, I have not had a single accident in the house. I can be left alone for up to eight hours unattended. But I do counter surf. My foster dad does not know if I am crate trained because I am such a good boy I have never had to go in one and I do not seem to suffer from separation anxiety. I would love to be your Xmas present this year. 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!!
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 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?
Hey there! My name is Beau and I am a big, strapping, almost 2-year-old male Weim who is just looking for a nice place to settle down. I am very sweet and charming and love to cuddle up with my foster parents on the couch. I am also a bit of a clown and love to make people laugh! Like any young man coming into his own, I can be a bit dominant at times. I have a habit of not wanting to let people come into my house. : / I think I need to be in charge of the door, but my foster parents do not think this is a good idea. According to the terms of a settlement agreement we all went to a trainer to learn some helpful techniques to help me get over my bad habit. As it turns out I just need a strong leader that is going to help me learn right from wrong and keep me on track to becoming a well behaved gentleman. I need to remember that I am not the one that makes the rules. Huh!! Who knew?? I am a quick learner and am making good progress. But it is all about consistency. So the people in my new home are also going to have to be willing to follow up with the training. It will be well worth the effort though! I am also learning how to walk politely on a leash and how to play nicely with my foster parents and canine foster brother. I love people and other dogs, we just need a proper introduction. And guess what? I am also good with cats and kids!! So if you are a good leader and looking for great guy to love... BINGO... I am your boy! A little effort will go a long way and I promise I will not disappoint! Please contact GLWR so we can meet soon!!! To fill out an application to adopt me, please go to: http://great-lakes-weimaraner-rescue.com/application/
Hi there! My name is Boston and I am an energetic, 3-year-old, grey male Weim. I would prefer to be an only dog, in a quieter environment as stimulation tends to get me over excited. I am OK with other dogs if I am introduced slowly, but if it is a dominant dog, I tend to get in brawls. I have a pretty high energy level and would do best with a very active family, especially runners! Do to my energy level and protective nature, I would not be suited for a home with small children, but possibly teenagers would be OK, especially if they are active! I also need a very strong owner that will take charge and show me that I do not need to protect my territory. I am very nice boy who is also very smart and athletic. I would most likely do very well in an environment where I had a job to keep my body and mind occupied. To fill out an application to adopt me, please go to: http://great-lakes-weimaraner-rescue.com/application/
Hi I am Valentino. I am a very active, 11-year-old male Weim who acts like I am much younger!! I love to sit or lay on your lap and attach myself quickly to whoever shows me the most affection and I like to be the center of attention. I live with two Weim sisters and two cats, who I like to chase but I do not hurt them. I love to go for rides and walk on a leash. I just need time to scope out the new surroundings. I am trained with an invisible fence but I do not want to spend much time outdoors unless you are with me. I crate well when no one is home and I free roam the rest of the time. I will try to share your food if given the chance so it is best to keep food out of my reach. I lived way out in the country in my previous home so I am not used to the traffic noises, which makes me think someone is here and that I need to alert you by barking. I do not really like the word no and will pretend that I do not hear you at times being a bit stubborn, so I can definitely use a little refresher course in manners. But if you are looking for a best friend and like to snuggle then I may be just what you are looking for. To fill out an application to adopt me, please go to: http://great-lakes-weimaraner-rescue.com/application/