PointerRescue.Org, Inc. (PRO) is a non-profit group dedicated to the rescue of purebred Pointers (sometimes referred to as English Pointers or American Field Pointers). Hundreds of these wonderful dogs are dumped in shelters or abandoned every year. As such, we are unable to assist with mixed-breed dogs, or other pointing breeds such as German Shorthaired Pointers.

Information you should know before submitting a form

Photographs: Photographs are required for any dog to be accepted into our rescue program. Photographs should consist of a standing side view of the dog that includes the dog’s entire body and tail, a frontal view of the dog and a close up head profile. All photographs should be taken at the “dog’s level” rather than from above, looking down. It is best to submit photographs without obstructions such as chain link fencing or crates. Once you submit your form, you will be contacted by a PRO representative with instructions for submitting photographs.’

Heartworm Test: All dogs submitted for foster placement in our organization MUST be heartworm tested. PLEASE NOTE THAT A POSITIVE TEST WILL NOT DISQUALIFY A DOG FOR PLACEMENT IN ONE OF OUR FOSTER HOMES. However, knowing whether or not a dog is heartworm positive will assist us in ensuring each dog is placed in the appropriate foster setting for its specific needs.

Time: Please give us as much advance notice as possible. We are a scattered nationwide network of volunteers and foster homes and do not have a centralized facility in which to place dogs who are in immediate jeopardy. We do not have the resources available to assist dogs who are in danger of being euthanized in a short period of time.

Cross-Posting: If you are a private foster home or with another rescue group and wish to have a pointer listed on our website for additional exposure, please fill out the form and we will be glad to assist.

Owner Give-Ups: If you are an owner giving up your dog, please be aware that there are special requirements and a fee for posting non-rescue /shelter /humane organization listings.

You will be contacted by a PRO representative about these requirements/fee once you submit your form and prior to your information being posted.

This form must be filled out by someone who has legal responsibility for the dog in need.