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.
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...
Cookie

Cookie

COOKIE – Cookie is new to rescue and currently learning some house manners and basic obedience commands in our cell-dog program.  She is doing very well with the other dogs in the program and loves to play.  She is a typical GSP and her energy would make her a good...
Kingston

Kingston

KINGSTON – This handsome guy lived the last 4 years in a kennel at a hunting preserve, but he was not a hunter.  But don’t worry, Kingston doesn’t hold a grudge.  He loves people and is eager to please, especially for a treat!  He is currently in our cell-dog program,...
Liz

Liz

LIZ – Liz came to rescue after being turned in to a rural IN shelter because she “didn’t hunt and jumped fences”.  She had been living outside, most likely with little human interaction, so of course she’s going to entertain herself by escaping and running the neighborhood chasing critters.  Wouldn’t...
Kapper

Kapper

KAPPER – Hi, my name is Kapper, and my foster mom says that I am a big, goofy cuddle bug!  I love all people, and I get along great with all dogs.  I LOVE my daily walks around the neighborhood.  Once I have my morning walk, I am a content...
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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...