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.
Callie

Callie

I’m a sweet GSP gal looking for my future family. You see at my age of 7, I wasn’t needed for breeding anymore and was fortunate enough to be welcomed into rescue. In my foster home I’ve learned about crate and house training. There are several other dogs here that I...
Stella

Stella

Hello, everyone! I’m Stella, and I’m really excited to be a rescue dog. Actually, I’m excited about everything these days, because I haven’t always had a great life. My first person kept me in a small, dirty crate around the clock and didn’t feed me very much. Then one day...
Walter

Walter

Hi, everyone! I’m Walter, and I’m 7 years old. Don’t let my frosty beard fool you, I have the energy of a much younger dog. I spent some time in the cell dog program learning basic obedience, and now I’m living in a foster home. I’m on something called a...
Holly

Holly

This pretty girl is Holly, and her story is longer than most. But she is different and special. She came from a shelter, and all we know about her previous life is that it almost broke her. When we met Holly last year, she was petrified and tense even being...
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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...