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A BEAUTIFUL LETTER FROM JOHNNY

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After rescuing two GWPs, one through Petfinder and the other through Facebook, I got interested in the NGWP rescue association. There are two main reasons I decided to volunteer for the organization and become the treasurer-the dogs and Suzanne Oslander.

When Diane Turner (a board member) and I suggested starting a blog, we agreed to have a mixture of topics, including those relating to health, breeding, training and other educational issues. But we also thought some of the “softer” stories, like highlighting some of the volunteers, would be interesting to our readers. …


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Hope after successful treatment for hypothyroidism

Project Hope

New fund dedicated to detecting hypothyroidism in rescue dogs

Hope, the first dog taken into NGWPR foster care, remained in long term foster care with a loving family until her death. When first evaluated, she was hairless, lethargic, and near death with undiagnosed and untreated thyroid disease. She was also was extremely fearful. With loving, patience, and good medical care, she lived a wonderful life, and while in some situations still shy, the fear dissipated with treatment. Hope’s remarkable transformation served to educate many about this devastating disease.

As many rescue dogs may suffer from this illness, the National German Wirehaired Pointer Rescue organization believes that we are responsible to screen dogs at high risk before offering them for adoption. …


Matching homeless GWPs with loving owners is our primary goa

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Where Do Rescue Dogs Come From?

By Diane Turner, NGWPR Vice-President

Shelter Statistics

Each year an estimated 3.3 million dogs enter our nation’s animal shelters and rescue programs. Of that shocking number, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the organization tasked with tracking such things, estimates that more than half are strays — dogs without identification found wandering the streets and neighborhoods. The majority of the others admitted into the shelter system are dogs relinquished by their owners.

According to statistics, while euthanasia numbers are down, nearly 670, 000 dogs in shelter care will be put to death this year — the majority die simply due to shelter overcrowding. …


Matching homeless GWPs with loving owners is our primary goal

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Reagan, recently adopted 2 year old female

New Blog

In order to educate and entertain those interested in German Wirehaired Pointers, we started this blog. The blog will be bimonthly, and the first one will appear in June. Topics will include health, obedience, behavior, rescue stories, grooming tips, volunteer highlights and more. Upcoming stories planned are hypothyroidism and information about how dogs end up in rescue. Please follow us and send any ideas you have for stories. …

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NGWP rescue

We believe that the more we educate people the more likely we are to accomplish our mission of matching homeless GWPs with loving owners.

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