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

Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue

Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue 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, do applicat screenings or 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

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:

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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 hom. 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:


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:


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!



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