Weimaraner Rescues

Weimaraner Rescues in Wisconsin (Incl. Adoption Process & Fees)

If you live in Wisconsin and are interested in adopting a Weimaraner, this is the right place! I’ve compiled a list of Weimaraner rescues, which serve Wisconsin (and other states).

You can find information about each rescue, their adoption process and adoption fees.

Weimaraner Rescues in Wisconsin

Weimaraner Rescues In Wisconsin

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a local Wisconsin Weimaraner rescue, but don’t worry! There is a rescue or two which serve Wisconsin, as well as other states!

Also, don’t forget about general rescue shelters in your area. They might have a Weimaraner available from time to time, so keep an eye on their listings!

Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue

Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue (GLWR) is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which was established in 2005 in Michigan. The rescue serves the states of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and even Ontario, Canada.

There are no boarding facilities or physical kennels for rescue dogs. The rescue is entirely foster-based.

There are a few ways you can support GLWR:

  • donating (either one time donation or monthly recurring payment), via check, direct cash
  • shop with Amazon Smile
  • buy something out of their Amazon wishlist to help with taking care of the doggos
  • volunteering – transporting animals, training, helping out at fundraising events, performing home visits, do applicant screenings or just generally help out with the running of the rescue like photography, social media, website, and others
  • fostering

If you’re in a difficult situation, you can surrender your Weimaraner to GLWR.

Adoption Application Process

  1. Fill out the online application form (located at the bottom of the page)
  2. Once your application has been processed by a volunteer, they will check your references
  3. They will make a phone interview with you and schedule a home visit. If that’s not possible due to circumstances, a digital tour (photo, video) will suffice.
  4. 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.

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.

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:


Senior Moment Weimaraners

Senior Moment Weimaraners (SMW) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Older 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 support the rescue in other ways:

  • one time or monthly donation
  • shopping with Amazon Smile
  • shopping on Chewy
  • 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 volunteers who can transport dogs to safety all over US.

Adoption Application Process

You will need to start out with filling out the application form. It’s the same for both adoptions and fostering.

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.

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.

Once your application is processed, a volunteer will get back to you, usually within 72 hours. If possible, volunteers will perform 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:

Make sure to visit the rescues’ websites and social media post for up-to-date information on Weims available for adoption. If you know of any other Weimaraner rescues in Wisconsin, let me know!

Don’t forget to check websites of general rescues in your area, there’s a chance there will be a Weimaraner or a Weimaraner mix there as well.

Not from Wisconsin? Check out my Weimaraner Rescue Directory!

Dana - site owner


I’ve always loved dogs, ever since I was a child, but I wasn’t allowed to have one. I dog-sit my sister's Weimaraner often. I decided to start this blog and share what I’ve learned about Nelly, the Weimaraner breed, and dogs in general from scientific papers and journals and my own personal experience. Learn more about Dana.

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