Weimaraner Rescues

Weimaraner Rescues in North Carolina (Incl. Adoption Process & Fees)


Do you live in North Carolina and are looking to give a Weimaraner a new forever home? If so, I compiled a list of Weimaraner rescues that serve the state of North Carolina (and more).

Rescues in North Carolina

Weimaraner Rescues In North Carolina

Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue

Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They have successfuly adopted over 800 Weimaraners in over 15 years, which is an amazing feat!

The rescue covers North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and sometimes Georgia and DC, so if you are from these states, make sure to check Tarheel out.

If you’d like to help out, you can become a volunteer by contacting the rescue. Volunteers can do shelter checks, home visits, transport, fundraising and help out at events. You can also help out by donating via Paypal (you don’t need an account!), check or you can choose to support the rescue everytime you shop on Amazon with Amazon Smile.

If you can’t adopt full-time, Tarheel Rescue is looking for foster families as well. Fostering usually takes between 2 and 6 weeks and follows the same process as an adoption. Fosters are responsible for vaccinating the dogs, mentoring, house and crate training, leash training, basic obedience and of course, socializing by meeting new people, animals and exposing them to new situations. You can fill out the foster application form here.

If you’re in a difficult life situation at the moment and have made the hard decision of rehoming your dog, Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue can help you with surrendering your dog.

Adoption Application Process

If you’re interested in adopting a Weim from Tarheel, you will need to fill out a .docx adoption application. As is standard, you will need to list your dog preferences (age, gender, etc.), all your past and current pets, describe your home and yard and fill out your household member information. You will need to provide contact information for your vet and if you rent, a written permission by your landlord.

You don’t automatically get a dog that you signed up for, Tarheel Rescue matches the right dog with the right owner, so that their personalities, lifestyle and environment match the best.

Once a volunteer processes your application, they will get in touch with you for an interview. Foster parents are included in the adoption process and evaluations so you can be sure that your adopted Weim will be the best match for you and your family.

Adoption Costs

Weimaraner’s AgeAdoption Cost
Puppy (8 month – 1 year)$400
Adolescent + Adult (1 year – 5 years)$300
Elder (>6 years)$200
Special needs$100 – $150

Contact Information:

The Grayter Good Weimaraner Rescue

The Grayter Good Weimaraner Rescue was established in 2008 and since 2015 has been recognized as all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The rescue serves the entire east coast (23 states) plus sometimes neighboring states as well.

The rescue is a wide network of foster families and volunteers all coming together to rescue Weimaraners of any age and gender. In just two years they have rescued 117 Weimaraners!

They also host golf tournaments (dinner and raffle included!), aimed at raising funds for the rescue!

If you’d like to help out, there are several options. You can make a one-time donation through PayPal or you can set up a recurring payment to the rescue via PayPal. There’s never enough foster families, so if you’re looking to help that way, you can use the application form (it’s one form for both adoption and foster, simply choose your prefered form of support).

As with most rescues, The Grayter Good Weimaraner rescue also accepts surrendered dogs. If you’ve found yourself in a difficult situation, fill out this surrender request form.

Adoption Application Process

The adoption application process begins as any other, with a adoption application form. You will need to fill it out with details about yourself, your family, your habits, your dog preferences, your house and yard. You will need to provide contacts to your current vet and other non-family references and if you are renting your home, a written permission from the landlord.

Once you send in your application, you will need to wait for a volunteer to review it. They will contact you for clarification if its needed. Bear in mind the dogs aren’t adopted as first come first served but rather they’ll looking to adopt out the right dog to the right family.

The rescue has a rule that they do not adopt out young Weimaraners to inexperienced owners with children under 5 years. Weims at that age can be boisterous.

If there are currently no dogs available, you will be saved into their database and they will contact you once they have the perfect Weimaraner for you.

Adoption Costs

Weimaraner’s AgeAdoption Cost
Puppies (1 – 18 months)min. $400
Adult (19 months – 6 years)min. $300
Elder (>7 years)min. $150

Contact Information:


Do you know about other rescues that serve the state of North Carolina? Please let me know in the comments below!



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