Weimaraner Rescues

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


If you live in Pennsylvania and would like to adopt a Weimaraner, I’ve compiled a list of rescues, their adoption processes and adoption fees.

They serve the state of Pennsylvania and sometimes also neighboring states.

Weimaraner Rescues in Pennsylvania

Weimaraner Rescues In Pennsylvania

Tri-State Weimaraner Rescue

Tri-state Weimaraner Rescue (TSWR) was founded in 2006 in New Jersey as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The rescue doesn’t have any facility and is based on volunteer and foster home system. TSWR serves the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania ad Delaware. TSWR is willing to adopt out of state but be aware you will need to travel to get the dog.

You can help out the rescue by volunteering at events, with transport, evaluations, home visits and phone interviews. You can also help out by fostering one of the rescued dogs. Fostering usually takes anywhere between 2-6 weeks. You can sign up as a volunteer via the volunteer application on the website. Please be aware that foster families pay the same fee as adoptive families.

If you can’t physically help out by fostering, transporting or evaluations, you can donate to the rescue. You can do so via PayPal (one time or monthly), by check or by buying material items from their Amazon wishlist.

You can also buy some of their merch and there are several merchants who support TSWR. By buying at these merchants, a portion of the proceeds go to the rescue.

If you’ve find yourself in a difficult situation, TSWR also accepts surrendered dogs. However, they will not accept a dog with bite history. If you made the hard decision to surrender your Weim, you need to fill out the intake inquiry and release form. You will need to provide vet records, proof of vaccination and other tests performed to make sure the dog is healthy.

The dog will stay with you until a suitable family is found.

Adoption Application Process

If you’d like to adopt a Weimaraner in a Pennsylvania rescue, you will need to fill out an adoption application form on TSWR’s website. You will need to fill out information about yourself, your job, your family and the entire household including past and present pets. You will need to provide contact to your current veterinarian as well as professional references like a dog groomer, dog walker, etc.

Be aware that TSWR doesn’t adopt (or foster) to families with kids under 5 years of age. After submitting your application, please wait a few days for the rescue to contact you via e-mail, which will then be followed by a phone interview.

As with all rescues, dogs aren’t adopted out on a first come first serve basis. Instead, every prospective family is evaluated and chosen the most suitable dog. As such, this process can take several weeks or even months based on your preferences.

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Reasons to get a Weimaraner

Once a suitable dog is found, a volunteer will contact you to schedule a home visit to make sure your house is appropriate for the Weim. Next you will need to travel to meet the dog in question. If all goes well and you’re happy to adopt, you will need to sign the transfer (ownership) agreement and pay the adoption fee.

All dogs are tested (and treated if needed) for rabies, distemper and heartworms, they are up to date on all vaccinations, are spayed or neutered. You will be given their entire medical history, so you can refer to your own vet.

Adoption Costs

Adoption fees can be paid via personal checks, cash or Paypal.

Weimaraner’s AgeAdoption Cost
2 – 18 months$400 ($150 refundable deposit if puppies are
too young to be spayed/neutered)
19 months – 6 yearsmin $300
> 7 yearsmin $200

TSWR offers a 50% discount on senior Weimaraners (> 6 years old) every November, which means the adoption fee is $100.

Seniors over the age of 65 adopting a dog 8 years or older will receive a full blood panel test prior to adoption. Then once every year the rescue will cover one bloodwork checkup to make sure the Weim is healthy or that any problems are caught early.

If for some reason the adoption doesn’t work out despite your best intentions (it happens!) and you need to return the dog, you can get a refund within 30 days. You will need to pay a $30 refund fee.

Contact Information:

Other Pennsylvania Weimaraner Rescues

There are two other Weimaraner Rescues serving the state of Pennsylvania. I’ve written more details about them in the following posts

The Grayter Good Weimaraner Rescue

You can find information about The Grayter Good in my post on Weimaraner rescues in North Carolina here.

Weimaraner Rescue Of The North

I’ve written details about the Weimaraner Rescue Of The Nort in a post about Weimaraner rescues in Ohio here.


If you know of any other Pennsylvania Weimaraner rescues that are not listed here, please let me know and I will add them ASAP!



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