At TSWR we know how difficult it can be to let go of your dog. Admitting you can not care for your Weimaraner may be difficult, but it is also the most selfless thing you can do for your dog. You can be assured that we will carefully select the right home for your dog - a forever home that will provide everything your dog needs.
There are many reasons why you may have to find your dog a new home. Regardless of the reason, we want to help.
Please be advised that we can not take in dogs with a bite history. Our adoptive families are looking for a friendly pet that the whole family can enjoy. As a rescue we can not be responsible for putting a dog into a family's home that may hurt someone. Often times the best place for a dog with aggressive issues is with you. We recommend you seek the help of a reputable behaviorist. We can help you locate one if you like.
If after careful thought you decide that you can absolutely not keep your weimaraner, please fill out our Intake Inquiry & Release form. While filling out this form please provide us with as much honest information as possible about your dog. This will help us to determine the best possible fit when looking for a new home.
Along with filling out the Intake Inquiry and Release we will need you to provide us with all the vet records you have on your dog including those which confirm the dog is up to date on vaccinations (distemper, rabies, bordatella), heartworm tested with a negative result, spayed or neutered. If your dog is not spayed or neutered and you can not afford to have the surgery done, the rescue will pay to have your dog spayed or neutered once it is brought into our program. There is also a $30.00 intake fee which is due prior to our making your dog available for adoption. Payment can be made via paypal or by personal check.
The dog will remain in your home until we have located the right adopter for him. This will make the process less stressful for your dog. We do have foster homes available but they are limited and reserved for weims that have no owner or home. Your dog will only be put in a foster home under emergent conditions.
Once your dog has been turned into the rescue, he will not be returned. You must put alot of thought into this decision and do what's best for your dog.
A nice email from one of our give up families:
Thank you for helping me through Lucci's surrender. It was more emotional and more difficult than I could have ever imagined, but when I met David (he actually came to my mom's to get Lucci), I felt much better. When Lucci met David he was completely at ease, which vastly lessened my anxiety. But equally as importantly, I was impressed with how David presented himself to Lucci (for example, allowing Lucci to approach and leave him, allowing Lucci to hop out of his car and then back in without force or coercion).
David sent me an e-mail today to let me know how Lucci was doing, and my heart swelled with happiness and pride; David complimented Lucci and let me know he has made a fantastic adjustment, and that he gets along well with his other dogs. He also mentioned that he has access to a creek that Lucci played in, which was one of my very favorite things to do with Lucci. I don't think I could have handpicked a better situation for him.
Again, I want to thank all of you. I haven't spoken with one person who hasn't been compassionate about the loss I'm feeling, and tried to make this transition as easy as possible. My heart aches every time I (still) talk to Lucci without catching myself, and especially when I go to bed without him snuggling under the comforter, but it's a relief to know he has a person, or people, who treat him with the dignity and love he deserves.