Weimaraner Rescues

Weimaraner Rescues In Michigan (Incl. Adoption Process & Fees)

If you live in Michigan and would like to rescue a Weimaraner in need, I’ve compiled a list of all Weimaraner rescues currently serving the state of Michigan.

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

Weimaraner Rescues in Michigan

Weimaraner Rescues In Michigan

There are two rescues that serve the Michigan state. I’ve already written about their adoption process and fees in the following post as they serve multiple states.

Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue

Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue (GLWR) is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2005. The rescue serves the states of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and even Ontario, Canada.

Since this rescue is foster-based, there is no physical kennel for rescued dogs. All rescued dogs are safely with foster families.

You can support GLWR by donating (either one time donation or monthly recurring payment), via check, direct cash. You can also shop with Amazon Smile or buy something out of their Amazon wishlist to help with taking care of the doggos.

You can also support the rescue by volunteering or fostering. As a volunteer, you can help out by transporting animals, training, helping out at fundraising events, performing home visits, or do applicant screenings.

Or you can just generally help out with the running of the rescue like photography, social media, website, and others.

If you’re in a difficult situation, you can surrender your Weimaraner to GLWR.

Adoption Application Process

You will need to fill out the online application form (located at the bottom of the page). Once your application has been processed by a volunteer, they will check your references, make a phone interview with you and perform a home visit. If that’s not possible due to circumstances, a digital tour (photo, video) will suffice.

Matching a dog to a family can take a while, and as some dogs may have behavioral issues, the screening process needs to be thorough (compatibility with children, other pets). Usually finding the right Weimaraner can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months and even longer.

Once your application is approved, you will be contacted when there is a Weimaraner available based on your preferences. You will need to bring all your family members and pets to meet the new dog at their foster homes.

GLWR doesn’t transport or ship dogs, so you will need to be able to pick up your adopted dog from their foster home.

Adoption Costs

Here are the basic adoption fees that can be paid by cash or check in US dollars. Weimaraners with special needs have adoption cost determined individually.

Weimaraner’s AgeAdoption Cost
< 1 year$600
2 – 3 years$550
4 – 6 years$500
7 – 9 years$400
> 10 years$350
Adoption fees at Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue

Contact Information:

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Senior Moments Weimaraners

Senior Moment Weimaraners (SMW) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Older dogs are typically hard to adopt out, and it’s admirable that SMW are trying to find homes for these pups.

Of course, not everyone has the ability to adopt a dog. There are other ways you can support the rescue.

  • One-time/monthly donation
  • shopping with Amazon Smile
  • shopping on Chewy
  • mail check

Senior Moments Weimaraners are always looking for new foster parents. If you have a car and can freely travel, SMW is looking for transporting dogs to safety all over US.

Adoption Application Process

Whether you want to adopt or foster, the application form is the same.

  1. fill out the application
  2. volunteers will process the application (within 72 hours)
  3. phone interview
  4. home visit/virtual visit of your home

When filling out the application, you will need to fill in the details about yourself (and your family if applicable), your current vet information and reference, your current and previous pets and your home.

Once your application is processed, a volunteer will get back to you, usually within 72 hours. If possible, volunteers will perform a home visit when all household members are at home. If a home visit is not viable, a virtual one (pictures, videos) can be done in its place.

Please be aware that SMW doesn’t place senior Weimaraners to families with children younger than 10 years old. Any pets in the household must be spayed or neutered and up to date on their shots.

Adoption Costs

There is a flat adoption fee of $250.

For foster parents, the rescue will cover any pre-approved veterinary care and supplement costs.

Contact Information:

If you know of any other Weimaraner rescues serving the state of Michigan, please let me know in the comments below!

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

Not from Michigan? Check out my Weimaraner Rescue Directory!

Dana - site owner


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.

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