Weimaraner Rescues

Weimaraner Rescues in California (Incl. Adoption Process & Costs)

Looking to adopt a Weimaraner? I’ve compiled a list of Weimaraner rescues serving the state of California. Some rescues might also adopt out of state or even out of country, so make sure to check them out.

You can find information about each rescue, their adoption process and adoption fees.

Weimaraner Rescues in California

Weimaraner Rescues in California

Northern California Weimaraner Rescue

Northern California Weimaraner Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It’s an all-volunteer Weimaraner rescue.

If you’d like to help out, you can become a volunteer – you can become a foster, volunteer to transport dogs to and from homes or carry out home visits of adoptive families.

If neither of these are possible, you can also donate via PayPal or check or set up monthly donation amount via PayPal.

If you’re in a difficult situation and need to surrender your Weimaraner, contact NCWR using the email below.

Outside of pandemic, NCWR also hosts galas and attends events to introduce their awesome rescue work.

Adoption Application Process

The adoption process is pretty standard – you will need to fill out an adoption application (here).

You need to enter your contact information, then information about other family members including pets (and past pets). You will be asked to describe your home and your lifestyle as the rescue will need to know whether a Weimaraner is a good fit for you.

Please bear in mind that NCWR doesn’t adopt out adult dogs to families with children under 10 years old as Weimaraners are pretty rambunctious. The rescue prefers families where the dog will spend little to no time alone and gets plenty of exercise.

If you don’t own your home, you will need to provide a letter from your landlord confirming that you are allowed to have a dog.

If NCWR has Weimaraners ready to be adopted, you may apply to adopt them, otherwise you will be put on a waiting list. Once a suitable dog to your preferences is found, you will be contacted by the rescue volunteers.

Once you have submitted your application, it may take the rescue a few days to respond. You will be contacted by phone by one of the volunteers to work out the details.

Outside of pandemic, the volunteers will visit you at your home to make sure it’s safe for the dog. Otherwise photos of your yard will be sufficient.

Adoption Costs

The adoption fee ranges from $0 to $700, depending on the age and health of each dog.

Contact Information:

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Honorable Mentions

California Weimaraner Education & Rescue

California Weimaraner Education & Rescue (CalWEAR) was founded in 2014 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In 2022 it merged under the SoCal Weimaraner Rescue.

Friends For Pets Foundation

Friends For Pets Foundation was founded in 1985 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organizationand since then has rehomed around 4,500 dogs. Being entirely volunteer-based, they provided veterinary care and adoption services mostly of the Sporting group breeds (Weimaraners, Labradors, Dalmatians, etc.).

While they have closed the facility in 2020, the Foundation still supports dogs that are in need.

Unfortunately, the founder of Friends For Pets Foundation, Diane Monahan, passed away in July 2021. Her hard work and dedication to dogs in need continues to inspire many people. You can see all the touching tributes to Diane on this Facebook post.

Contact Information:

Do you know of any other Weimaraner rescue that’s serving the state of California? Please let me know and I’ll add it here!

Some non-breed specific rescues might also get a Weimaraner or Weimaraner-mix occasionally, so make sure to check your local shelters as well.

California Weimaraner Rescues
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I’ve always loved dogs, ever since I was a child, but I wasn’t allowed to have one. I dog-sit my sister's Weimaraner often. I decided to start this blog and share what I’ve learned about Nelly, the Weimaraner breed, and dogs in general from scientific papers and journals and my own personal experience. Learn more about Dana.


    March 19, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Hi looking to adopt a Weimaraner
    one to 4 years old

    • Dana - WeimaranerPlanet.com author
      March 19, 2022 at 8:43 pm

      Hi Avi, please contact one of the rescues mentioned on this post if you’d like to adopt a Weim in California. I’m not working for any of these rescues.


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