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

Elvis failed to get the memo about being a senior dog.  This wonderful boy is full of spunk and loved by everyone he meets.
To learn more, click here::  View All Adoptable Dogs .

Illinois Shorthair Rescue

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.
Donate to ISR during this season of giving
Most of us do what we can throughout the year to help others—humans and canines alike. But during the holidays, when the spirit of giving really takes flight, please remember why your donations are so important. Illinois Shorthair Rescue is volunteer-run, so there are no administrative costs, making it possible for 100% of  donations go directly toward helping GSP orphans connect with forever homes. ISR is a 501c3 organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. The majority of our expenses involve vet care, which runs thousands of dollars annually. This year has been especially hard since some orphans have required special care due to injuries, severe illnesses, and heartworm disease. ISR doesn’t turn dogs away just because they have medical conditions that are expensive to treat, but our usual adoption fees don't come close to covering veterinary care. So we rely on the goodness of our donors. To make a donation to ISR, click on the Donate Paw on the left side of any of the web pages. Thank you!

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.