Weimaraner Rescues

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

Looking to give a Weimaraner a new loving forever home? If you live in Virginia, I’ve compiled a list of all available rescues serving your state.

Not from Virginia? Check out my Weimaraner Rescue Directory!

Weimaraner Rescues in Virginia

Weimaraner Rescues In Virginia

DC Area Weimaraner Rescue

DC Area Weimaraner Rescue (DAWR) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization based on foster families. Besides Weimaraners, the rescue also accepts Weimaraner mixes.

The rescue serves the DC area, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, so if you live in these states, make sure to check DAWR out.

If you’d like to help out the rescue, you can do so in different ways. You can donate via Paypal – you can choose whether you’d like to donate one-time amount or whether you want it to be a recurring monthly payment.

DAWR has a shop with t-shirts, masks, calendars, mugs, keychains, books and many other products. They have free shipping for continental US. Purchasing anything from the shop goes directly to the rescue to make sure all Weims are healthy and taken care of. You can also donate items to the shop to be sold.

The rescue can also be supported by shopping with Amazon Smile – Amazon will donate 0.5% of elligible purchases to the rescue of your choice.

If you’d like a more hands-on approach, DAWR is always looking for volunteers – especially foster families but I’m sure they will appreciate any help they can get. Make sure to use the contact form at the homepage and the rescue workers will get in touch with you.

If you found yourself in a very difficult situation and you had to make the hard decision to rehome your Weim, the rescue accepts surrendered dogs as well. Contact the rescue and they will discuss your options with you.

Adoption Application Process

The rescue posts dogs available for adoption on their website and their social media, so keep an eye on both!

You will need to contact the rescue first if you’re interested in adopting a Weimaraner. The volunteers at the rescue will require information about yourself, your family and home, any past and present pets, veterinary reference and permission from your landlord if you’re renting your house/apartment.

They will perform a house visit to make sure your home is suitable for a Weimaraner. They will either suggest a dog that best fits your family or you will be added to the waiting list for the perfect Weim just for you.

Adoption Costs

Weimaraner’s AgeAdoption Cost
adult dogs$450

Adoption fees cover medical bills for all dogs coming to the rescue, like spaying/neutering, vaccinations and preventative medication.

Contact Information:

Other Weimaraner Rescues

Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue

You can find detailed information about adoption process and fees at the Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue in my North Carolina rescues post.

Grayter Good Weimaraner Rescue

If you’d like information about the Grayter Good Weimaraner Rescue, I’ve compiled all the information in my North Carolina rescues post as well. The rescue serves all states around the east coast!

Make sure to visit the rescues’ websites and social media post for up to date information on Weims available for adoption. Some local non-breed specific shelters and rescues may have Weimaraners or Weimaraner mixes from time to time. Don’t forget to check there as well!

If you know of any other Weimaraner rescues in Virginia, let me know!

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.

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