Weimaraner Rescues

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

Do you live in Ohio and would like to adopt or foster a Weimaraner and give them a second chance with a loving family?

I’ve compiled a list of Weimaraner rescues serving the state of Ohio (and other states as well).

Weimaraner rescues in Ohio

Weimaraner Rescues In Ohio

Senior Moment Weimaraners

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

If you can’t adopt a dog, you can consider supporting the rescue by one time donation or monthly subscription, shopping with Amazon Smile, shopping on Chewy or simply mailing a check.

As with most rescues, SMW is always looking for new foster parents, so if you want to help out, you can do so this way as well. 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.

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.

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 perfrom 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.

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:

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Weim Friends Rescue

Weim Friends Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, ran by volunteers. It was established in 2012 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They currently adopt out only in 4-hour radius of Cincinnati downtown and do not transport or ship dogs.

If you’d like to support WFR, you can donate via Paypal (one time payment or recurring monthly donation), donate via check, sign up to be a volunteer or a foster parent.

As a volunteer, there are many things you could do – from transporting dogs to vets, helping out with fundraisers, website or social media, or simply providing pet supplies.

Adoption Application Process

As with most rescues, adoption application starts with filling out a form. You will need to download it to your computer, print it and fill it out. Once you’ve completed it, you can either email it or send it to the WFR’s P.O.Box.

Submitting an application doesn’t guarantee you will get a dog for adoption. Your application is taken into consideration to be an adoptive parent. Bear in mind that in case WFR isn’t familiar with a dog’s history, they won’t place them in a family with kids under 10 years of age.

After your application has been processed, volunteers will call you and do a short phone interview. They will verify your references and perform a home visit. If everything is okay, you should get an approval within 2 weeks.

Adoption Costs

Weimaraner’s AgeAdoption Cost
6 months$450
6 months – 1 year$400
1 – 2 years$350
3 – 6 years$300
7 – 9 years$250
> 10 years$200

Contact Information:

Weimaraner Rescue Of The North

Weimaraner Rescue Of The North (WRN) has recently merged with New York State Weimaraner Rescue (NYSWR) into one! They now serve New York state, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

They will also adopt out of state, but you will need to pick up your dog as they don’t do transports.

WRN is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is entirely ran by volunteers. You can support the rescue by buying items off their Amazon wishlist or donating via Paypal (one time or a recurring monthly payment).

Adoption Application Process

Before you apply for adoption, you need to pay a $25 donation (via Paypal – you don’t need an account). This fee doesn’t guarantee that you will be approved for adoption. All volunteers at WRN/NYSWR are very busy and this helps out weed out applicants that aren’t serious about adopting a Weimaraner and ready to commit.

This non-refundable fee is used to help caring for all rescued dogs, veterinary expenses, and generally running the rescue.

Once your donation is processed (usually within 12 hours), you will be sent an adoption application form. It’s a PDF file which can be filled out after you download it to your computer.

Once you fill it out, you will need to send it back to the contact email. As the rescue is ran by volunteers, expect a few days before your application is processed.

Adoption Costs

The costs for adoption isn’t set in stone and depends on the a variety of factors. Here is a basic breakdown of the fees:

Weimaraner’s AgeAdoption Cost
< 1 year$450
> 1 year$350

WRN/NYWR also rescue Weimaraner-mix breeds and other breeds. The adoption fees for these dogs may differ.

Contact Information:

If you know of any other Weimaraner rescues that serve the state of Ohio, please let me know, and I’ll their adoption information here!

Weimaraner Rescues in Ohio
Dana - site owner


I’ve always loved dogs, ever since I was a child. Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to have one. My sister got a Weimaraner girl, Nelly, and I puppy-sit her often. That’s why I decided to start this blog and share what I’ve learned, about Nelly and the Weimaraner breed in general. Learn more about Dana.


  1. Deke Davisson
    Deke Davisson
    March 4, 2022 at 5:09 am

    Do you post photos of available candidates for adoption ?

    • Dana - WeimaranerPlanet.com author
      March 4, 2022 at 8:51 am

      Hi Deke, I do not post available dogs from each rescue. Please go to the rescues’ websites and/or social media, they usually have an updated list of current Weims looking for adoption.


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