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

Young Draper is close to the 'total package,' and is very anxious to find his forever home.  Can you help him?
To learn more, click here: View All Adoptable Dogs.

Illinois Shorthair Rescue

ISR Receives Grant from Build-A-Bear  Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation
Many thanks to the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation for their generous $1000 grant.!  The funds will be used to treat one of our heartworm positive dogs, Babs, who is named after Build-A-Bear.  You can follow Babs' progress on our Adoptable Dogs pages.  Please protect your dogs from heartworm disease by getting a yearly heartworm test followed by monthly preventative year round.
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's annual reunion was held on Sunday, July 13th at Ned Brown Forest Preserve, in Elk Grove Village IL.  Mother Nature cooperated and the weather was fantastic! Many of our orphans, foster parents, and adoptive families were able to enjoy the day!   ISR wishes to thank all the volunteers who helped to make this annual event a huge success! Click the link to watch a slideshow of our Reunion pictures:  Photo Slideshow.

ISR's 2014 FESTIVUS CELEBRATION IS COMING ISR rescues, plus their adopters and friends are invited to our annual Fall celebration on SUNDAY, NOV. 2, 12-3 p.m. at For Your Canine in Melrose Park.  Check for details on our News and Events page as the date draws near.

PLEASE HELP  FUND OUR  HEARTWORM POSITIVE DOGSISR is currently treating two heartworm positive dogs, which is putting a great strain on our funds.  Would you please consider helping these orphans who are in a bad spot through no fault of their own?  All donations are tax deductable.  To donate, click on the Sponsor button under their bios, or click on the Donate paw on any page.