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.
My name is Thor and I am a beautiful, soon to be 4-year-old male that is as sweet as they come! I came to GLWR when I was 5 months old with an inherited congenital birth defect called Myelodysplasia (spinal dysraphism), which is nothing more than an incomplete formation of the neural tube (spinal cord) from some abnormality in my genetic makeup. Some of my neural pathways are incomplete and so I can have some sensory challenges. It is a non-degenerative albeit permanent condition that will not worsen and I am not in any pain. I do not take any medication but I do benefit from occasional chiropractic adjustments and have also has some acupuncture therapy that has been helpful in the past. I have progressed to full autonomy and far exceeded everyone's expectations for my mobility. I do tend to tire prematurely when I play but I do LOVE to play with balls, sticks and my canine friends in a game of chase in the yard. Staying in a routine helps me with my potty breaks and with a standard household routine I live a pretty normal life! an. Outside of that I am a well socialized and happy and a typical young weim. I will always be a special needs dog and will require regular, long-term homeopathic vet care. My adopters must commit to financially supporting my medical needs (chiropractic mostly), in addition to meeting my daily needs, which include specific potty duties and sometimes washing. If you can help keep a routine my maintenance is pretty normal! In return, I promise to love and cherish you with all of my great big Weimy heart! I need baby gates in front of all the steps except for the ones to get outside because, in general, stairs are difficult for me as they require coordination that sometimes is difficult when going up and down. My foster family has worked very hard with me, investing time, patience, and love to build my strength. The results have been nothing short of a miracle. Some more things about me...I like to go for walks and can go up to three miles. I also love walks on the beach or in the woods. When I get tired, I begin to hop. I am crate trained and that is where I am when my foster parents go to work, but I am let out once during the day. I would love to find someone who works from home, is semi- or retired, or has a capable, responsible dog walker because three to four hours is my maximum crate time. My favorite thing in the world is a nasty looking soccer ball. I love playing chase with that ball. After potty and exercise time I like to hang out with my foster family and watch TV, just like any other Weim! I have not been able to get on the couch, but I love when someone comes to sit on the floor with me. I have a never ending appreciation for the care and attention that I get that helps me live a great dog life. I get along great with kids and other dogs. I would not do well in a home with stairs or hardwood, laminate or tiled floors. I really need a home with as much carpet as possible. If you think your heart and home has room for a sweet, lovable boy, please contact GLWR. I would love to find my forever family!
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 with 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 am 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 and I have recently developed diabetes, which is managed with insulin at $25 a month. 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?
Fostered in the GRAND HAVEN, MI Huck and Finn are ready and LOOKING for a forever home! If you are looking for two goofy boys - here they are!! We occasionally find ourselves with a non-Weimaraner in our rescue. That happened last month when we just couldn't say no to this dynamic duo from a shelter we were working with to obtain a Weim from requested help rehoming with this pair. COURTESY POST.....Please share. Helloooo! We are Huck and Finn! Boy, do we have a story to tell you! Let's get the boring details out of the way first.... We are 10 month old Bluetick brothers. Blues Brothers...haha get it? We are neutered, fully vaccinated, Heartworm tested negative and on preventatives. Now for the scoop on us.... The first 8 months of our lives were really horrible. We were neglected, underfed and full of nasty fleas. One day some really nice people from Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue came and got us. We've always had each other, so we do know what brotherly love is, but human love is really awesome too, and we are so glad to have that in our lives. We have been exposed to some great things in the last 2 months. We've met lots of other dogs at doggie day care and we get along with all of them (apparently we are a favourite). We think kids of all ages are really awesome. Especially if they have sticky fingers ;) Our foster Mom uses words that we don't understand but she says they mean good things. "Affectionate, loyal, sweet, and goofy puppies" are some of the thing's we've overheard her say. Now, we need you to know that we are really smart. In just two months we have learned come, sit, lay, off, leave it and quiet. If you have treats we are going to listen 100% (duh...why wouldn't we?). Without treats, your chances are 50/50. Just sayin...food is king! As for leash training, well we are still puppies. We walk with our noses to the ground which likely isn't going to change. We are happy to have you show us how to walk nicely on a leash and still enjoy all of the worlds amazing smells. We have never met a cat before but you betcha we're gonna to chase it if it runs. We are very gentle guys but our size may scare a "scaredy cat". We are great self entertainers. Games of chase followed by a puppy version of mixed martial arts, and a nice selection of dog toys keeps us content and happy. Oh...BTW...we both have the same "crook" in our tails. Apparently we got that from old Uncle Jeb ;) We really want you to know how much we love each other. We are what they call "bonded". We sleep wrapped around each other and never want to be far apart. We are truly unhappy when we are separated. We hate to think about it because it makes us sad, but our foster Mom has talked to us and said that we may not get lucky enough to find someone who can take us both. We're keeping our paws crossed. Our foster Mom asked us to add some info she says is important (her words, not ours)... Huck and Finn will need a secured yard with a fence at least 6 feet high. They will be best suited for family with a rural or larger suburban property. As most hounds do, they like to sing from time to time and also can be vocal when small wildlife comes into view. Squirrels, rabbits, ect. These two boys will melt anyone's heart. They love to smile and hug people. Neither has a mean bone in their body. They will benefit greatly being in the care of someone with hound experience, who can provide them with the exercise and stimulation they need. Hounds are not off-leash dogs and must be kept safely contained at all times. If you think you can give these two brothers the home they deserve, please first connect with the Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue in MI, using the following contact options. There will be an application process, and for an approved adopter assistance with transportation may be able to be provided based on location. Applications in the US and Ontario, Canada are welcome. http://www.great-lakes-weimaraner-rescue.com/ 1 877-728-2934 http://www.great-lakes-weimaraner-rescue.com/
Emma is a lovely mid-aged gal. She is a a quiet girl in general but stays alert and will let you know when someone is stopping by or if the squirrels, chippies or bunnies are getting close to the bird feeders. Emma is a very devoted girl and tends to bond closely to her people family. She came from a quiet environment with a couple in retirement and so we are looking for the same type of home for Emma. Emma can be around children when they visit without issue, however, as she can be a bit shy children living in the household would not provide a peaceful home for Emma. Also, although we listed Emma as good with other dogs she has not been accustomed to other dogs in the home for several years. She can be protective with other dogs for space, food or toys - especially balls. Emma LOVES her red rubber ball and will play fetch or carry it around with her for hours! For that reason we are seeking a home where Emma can be with someone as an only dog. She is fine with dogs during social visits and enjoys canine companion socialization she prefers to share her home space with just her humans. Emma is well trained and listens staying close to her people when outside (after bonding of course). She is terrific in the home and respectful of people space although she will curl up on the couch and snooze if allowed. If you are looking for a healthy, quiet mature gal as a four legged fur companion and can give her a active but quiet home Emma may just the right girl for you!
Meet Bailey - he came into rescue with his lifetime friend Paige. GLWR is looking to place them together in a home for the remainder of their golden years. Bailey is a big blue fella and for his 11 years is in relatively good shape. He has some rough elbow patches, a few lumps and skin tags but is still overall in decent health. He has really come out of his shell in his Lansing MI area foster home and has been enjoying all the attention turning into quite a ham. He was surrendered to GLWR when family circumstances changed due to a marriage and new children and they found themselves living in the basement of the family home where they were no longer wanted nor part of the family that they had been with for so many years. Thankfully they had a kind and caring relative in the family that was looking out for them and contacted GLWR to save them from the dog pound. GLWR was happy to help this gentle ole soul and his sister. How about you? Do you have space in your heart and home for this gentile fella and his lady friend?
Meet Paige - she came into rescue with her lifetime friend Bailey. GLWR is looking to place them together in a home for the remainder of their golden years. Paige is a lovely, sweet affectionate gal with a cute cowlick and is 12 years young.She has a few lumps and skin tags but is still overall in decent health. She is on Proin due to some aging muscles but with the inexpensive medication is doing great and does not have any issues. She is one of the sweetest gals you will meet, friendly and affectionate to anyone who crosses her path! She is fostered in the same loving foster home in the Lansing MI area that her brother Bailey is currently at as well. She was surrendered to GLWR when family circumstances changed due to a marriage and new children and they found themselves living in the basement of the family home where they were no longer wanted nor part of the family that they had been with for so many years. Thankfully they had a kind and caring relative in the family that was looking out for them and contacted GLWR to save them from the dog pound. GLWR was happy to help this gentle ole soul and her brother. How about you? Do you have space in your heart and home for this gentle ole gal and her handsome brother?
"WHAT ABOUT BOB???" Well, Bob is awesome that's what! Bob is a handsome fella with a unique and goofy personality. He came to GLWR from a shelter where he was initially picked up as a stray and unclaimed. Imagine that - and such a fine looking fella too! Bob is an easy going guy that would love to have his own forever home. Like the movie character played by Bill Murray, Bob would really like to have a nice house where he has friends and family to hang out with and chill. He had a bit of anxiety when he first arrived and could be a it vocal but he has settled into the routine now and is more about loving and lounging. A decent energy level Bob loves people and hanging with the other dogs. Friendly and social he likes to sniff around the yard and keep track of what is going on. While he is a mild manner boy with no food or other issues he can be a bit jumpy at times when he gets excited to see you and so we are not suggesting a home with small children for Bob's home residence. Vistor's are fine with adult supervision. A retiree or semi-retiree that wants a cool companion to chill with would be a great fit for Bob. "SO WHAT ABOUT YOU?" Are you maybe the one to give Bob the "baby step" home therapy that he needs? If so, let's hear from you!