Great Plains Pointer Rescue
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Location: NE USA
Mission: We are a breed specific dog rescue group that focuses on aiding shelters and private owners with German Shorthair Pointers. We are the only group for this breed in Nebraska. We fully vet all of our dogs (alteration, vaccines and heartworm test) before being placed into homes that have been educated about the breed.
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I adopted Blondie, my English Pointer, from Great Plains Pointer Rescue two years ago when my daughter left to go to college. The group can answer all your questions and concerns about the dogs in their care. You know the good, the bad and ugly about the dog. They help you find the perfect fit for your situation and the perfect fit for the dog. They have a trainer who is also a volunteer who can help you address behavior concerns. I started fostering with GPPR 1 year ago and adopted Pepper, my German Shorthair Pointer/Brittany mix eight months ago. The best part about this group is that you accept only the dog(s) you feel you can handle. So if you only want young dogs, you get young dogs. If you want to help out seniors, you get seniors. If you go on vacation, they work as a team to find someone to babysit your foster. They are always there to answer questions and give advice. If you don't want to foster dogs, you can always help transport dogs or help out at events.
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I fostered a German Shorthair Pointer that was mentally slow and was able to find him a forever home. It was an awesome experience to watch him develop and find his family. He is still reaching his potential and we keep tabs on him as he was one of our favorites to foster. We are a small organization of home fosters but we manage to get at least 100 dogs adopted each year.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
try to find a way to get this organization a Corporate Sponsor and more fosters!
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I learned a lot about the capacity of love and patience. I also learned how to handle dogs with separation anxiety issues, fence jumping and even mental slowness.
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It was a small way to pay back this organization for allowing me to adopt my babies!
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