Who we are
GSP Rescue of New Mexico is a non profit (registered 501c3) charity dedicated to the rescue of homeless German Shorthaired Pointers in New Mexico.
We are a small rescue organization funded entirely through our personal monies and greatly appreciated donations from supporters and adopters.
What we do
Our rescue program accepts GSPs from shelters and other rescue organizations in New Mexico, and when possible, from owners who can no longer care for their dogs. In these hard economics times, rescue is called upon more often than ever before for help.
Each dog is fostered in a home setting and given training, TLC, proper nutrition and complete veterinary care including spay/neuters, all vaccinations and Rabies, Heart-worm testing and monthly preventatives, all testing for tick-borne diseases and dental care when needed. All the dogs are micro-chipped.
Many dogs come to rescue requiring a lot of care, and in some cases, treatment for on-going health issues or injuries.
Completing our goal for each GSP dog we rescue
Once our dogs have been fully vetted, had proper basic training and have been assessed to be adoptable, they are offered for adoption to qualified homes. Potential adopters must complete an adoption application and provide veterinary and personal references. They are interviewed via phone and email and then are visited in their homes to make sure that they will be a good match for one of our dogs and can provide the proper care, security and love needed to make the lifetime commitment of adoption. Every measure is taken to match the right dog with the right home. Adoption contracts are required and GSP Rescue of NM provides back-up support for the dog for his/her lifetime.
Education and support
In addition to saving homeless GSPs, GSP Rescue of New Mexico endeavors to assist owners to keep GSPs in their homes by helping to make the dogs happy and enjoyable members of their households. We do this by providing support to GSP owners, shelters and adopters through education in humane and proper training and care for German Shorthaired Pointers. We provide referrals for training, veterinary care, nutrition and also make use of discussion groups for owners and adopters to share stories and problems. We support responsible GSP ownership and are advocates for eliminating puppy mills, back-yard breeding and pet store puppy sales.
*Some shelters require fees for the dogs that we take in. Fortunately, most shelters work with rescue programs and help by deferring their fees and/or providing some basic veterinary care prior to sending the dogs along to us.
*Each dog rescued must have all basic veterinary care done prior to adoption.
This includes spay or neuter, all vaccinations and boosters, Rabies vaccination, Heartworm testing and monthly preventatives, tick-borne disease testing, dental care, fecal testing and worming and micro-chipping.
*Many dogs come into our rescue program needing treatment for nutritional problems, ticks and fleas, mange, ringworm, tick-borne diseases and heartworm. Some dogs come to us with injuries and illnesses that require extra veterinary care, surgeries and aftercare like physical therapy or heartworm treatments.
*Boarding is sometimes required to house a rescued GSP until a foster home can be found for him/her.
*Nutrition is provided by foster homes and must be high quality food. Sometimes special diets are required for dogs with allergies or other health issues.
*Containment is provided through proper fencing, kennels for daytime use and crates/dog beds for indoor use. All rescue dogs are crate trained and house trained in their foster homes. Each dog needs to have collars/ID, harnesses and leashes.
*Enrichment through daycare, dogsitters, training and toys/chewies are provided by foster homes as needed.
Wouldn't YOU like to be a part of saving a GSP?
Our costs can be overwhelming and we rely on our supporters to provide what each GSP will need to become a valued life-time family member. This is the dogs' last chance at having a great life and sharing unconditional loyalty and love with his/her forever home.
A GSP never deserves to be abandonned and forgotten. They are the noblest of breeds and give their all to their owners...even the bad ones. The loyalty and devotion that this breed shows towards his/her human family is second-to-none. Here in rescue, our collective hearts break every time another untrained, sad, injured or old German Shorthaired Pointer's picture shows up on a shelter's website or in an email with a plea for us to help.
PLEASE help us to help them! There is nothing more uplifting that to watch a sad and scared GSP with a broken heart turn into a beautiful, confident and trusting dog through the efforts of our rescue team and supporters like YOU!