About Ohio Shorthair Rescue

Ohio Shorthair Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit Ohio GSP rescue committed to finding permanent, loving homes for German Shorthaired Pointers that come to us from pounds, shelters, humane societies and owner surrenders. We are a network of volunteers, foster homes, transporters, and GSP enthusiasts located throughout Ohio and parts of Indiana and Kentucky.
Murphy

Murphy

MURPHY – Murphy is a pocketful of sweetness! At 6 years old, he weighs in at a little over 50 pounds. This guy has a lovely face and a silly personality. He has medium energy level for a GSP, and nice leash manners. He would make a great jogging companion...
Bronson

Bronson

BRONSON – Bronson is an absolutely gorgeous boy who came to us as a stray. Just check out how he poses for the camera! He loves to point at things, and has good leash manners. He really enjoys going for walks! He’s a smart guy, and he’s in our cell-dog...
Maggie

Maggie

MAGGIE – Sweet Maggie is known as “the diva!” She just loves to be petted, and sits with her head held up high so you can reach her with no trouble. She’s a spunky 12 years old, and came to us from a hunting preserve because she had slowed down”. ...
Auggie

Auggie

AUGGIE – Hospice foster home needed for senior GSP with congestive heart failure. Auggie is searching for a foster home where he can live out the rest of his days on fluffy beds, laying in sunshine and getting spoiled with lots of TLC. This sweet boy has been through quite...
Olive

Olive

OLIVE – Hi, I’m Olive. I’m a petite little thing, but boy do I have a big personality. I am currently taking applications for my forever home. Ideally, it should be a home with loads of yummy treats and endless couch cuddles. If you’re familiar with shorthairs, then you know...
Mitzi

Mitzi

MITZI – It’s clear that this sweet girl had not had an easy life prior to ending up in a high-kill shelter in KY.  Her coat was sun-bleached and coarse, she badly needed a dental, and she had a large tumor on her chest that needed to be removed.  We...
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OSR Assists in Rescue of GSPs seized in Mechanicsburg, OH

OSR Assists in Rescue of GSPs seized in Mechanicsburg, OH

On Fri, Mar 27, the Ohio Dept of Agriculture served a warrant on a home in Mechanicsburg, OH. On the premises were 137 dogs, living in deplorable conditions. There were 35-40 German Shorthaired Pointers seized, and close to 100 Beagles. These dogs have been living a life in filth, with little to no sunlight, not...
About GSPs

About GSPs

Thinking about adopting a GSP? If you are considering adopting your first German Shorthaired Pointer, be forewarned – this is not the breed for just any family! GSPs are highly energetic, athletic and intelligent dogs. They can also be wonderful companions, cuddlers and bed hogs, but only if their exercise needs (both physical and mental)...
About Us

About Us

Ohio Shorthair Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to placing rescued German Shorthaired Pointers in Ohio and parts of Indiana and Kentucky into new homes.  We are funded by donations, fundraisers, and adoption fees, every cent of which is used to pay for the care of the GSPs in rescue. Evaluations No matter where...