Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Are You Ready for A Weimaraner Rescue?

Read and answer all of these questions to yourself! The most important step is to look at yourself, your home, your family and the time and money you have available and ask yourself:

  • Is it ok if I have dog hair in my house, nose prints on my windows, a chewed corner on the sofa, mud on the carpet?
  • Is it ok if a wet dog comes in the house, rides in the car and spends time trying to dry herself off on the furniture?
  • Do I have time to care for a dog, spend time with a dog, walk a dog EVERY day, take a dog to the vet, trim his nails, feed him twice a day and take him with us everywhere instead of locking him up and leaving him alone when we leave?
  • Is my home big enough for a Weimaraner? Will she be happy, safe and warm?
  • Will a barking dog bother my neighbors?
  • Can I afford $30-$40 per month for food, $500+ annually for miscellaneous veterinary vet bills? Can I afford to fence my yard to keep my dog safe? Can I afford an interior kennel with a source of heat? (garage, basement, etc.)
  • Do I want a dog that goes to the games with the kids, goes camping with us, over to Grandma’s house, is part of the family?
  • Do I have a kennel a good fenced yard a warm toasty place for a Weimaraner to stay when we are all away from home?
  • Do I want a Weimaraner enough to provide a good home and not keep him/her in a crate or locked outside by itself or in the cold?
  • Do I want a dog that will be with me and my family for all of its life which might be as long as 15 years?

If you answered “no” to any of these questions, it is likely that a Weimaraner is not the breed for you. Please reconsider getting a Weimaraner. If you answered “yes” to all of the above questions we would love to have you fill out an application.

The AWCR uses a common process in its rescue program. Read about our Adoption Process procedures.

We are an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. If you wish to make a donation, please use our online giving page.


Of course, financial assistance is typically our greatest need because of the costs encountered with rescuing our beautiful gray & blue friends ($300 per dog on average). But, there are several other ways for you to contribute to the ongoing efforts of the Atlanta Weimaraner Club Rescue.