Welcome to Ilinois Shorthair Rescue

We believe there is a special place for all unwanted and discarded German Shorthaired Pointers. 
Each one deserves a second chance at finding a forever home.

Illinois Shorthair Rescue is a non-profit breed rescue group based in Northern Illinois. Our mission is to help German Shorthaired Pointers in need; place them in responsible, loving homes, and educate the public about the breed.  We save GSPs from animal control facilities, humane societies, and neglect, cruelty, or owner give-up situations. Our rescued dogs get loving care and needed medical attention. They are fostered in private homes and live indoors as family companions while they wait for their forever homes. Learn More About ISR
 

  FEATURED DOG: JAMIE
Jamie is so happy to have a second chance after being discarded.  This sweet girl has so much to offer and is eager to find her forever home.
To learn more, click here::  View All Adoptable Dogs .

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Help ISR Benefit from AmazonsmileAs you shop throughout the year on Amazon.com, support ISR! By simply doing your shopping through AmazonSmile, Amazon’s charitable giving site, you’ll find the same low prices, wide selection, and shopping convenience as on Amazon.com, but 0.5% of your purchase price will go to ISR. To shop at AmazonSmile, go to smile.amazon.com from your web browser or mobile device. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, designate ISR as the charity that will receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Then shop away! Every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation that will help us rescue more sweet shorties.
Helpful Tips From ISR
  • For the fastest response to inquiries, please Email ISR.
  • Before we share information about specific dogs, we must have your adoption application on file. Please Apply here. Submitting an application doesn’t obligate you to adopt, but it would quicken the process.
  • Once you’re approved, your preferred dog may no longer be available. Normally, you don’t have to reapply for another dog. ISR keeps your application, and you “move to the head of the line” for other dogs.
isr needs dedicated foster homes
Every orphan listed on our Adoptable Dogs page is in rescue, instead of a scary shelter...or worse, because someone decided to open their home and heart and foster.  Fostering is our greatest need, and we can only save as many dogs as we have foster homes available.  A  foster's main job is to get the rescue dog ready for their forever home.  We provide all vet care and cover other expenses. There's more information elsewhere on the website. Look under Volunteer for the info. on Volunteer Fostering.   If you might be interested or have questions, you can email ilgsprescue@aol.com.  Our future rescue dogs thank you from the bottom of their hearts!



Why do we Rescue?  Walker can tell youISR rescues around 50 GSPs a year.  To help others understand why and what's involved, we thought we'd highlight one of our success stories.  Read about Walker and his journey on our News and Events page.