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.
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...
Millie

Millie

MILLIE – Millie is a 7-8 month old black/white GSP.  She is new to rescue, so we are still getting to know her.  So far, she has proven herself to be a typical, friendly, energetic pup who loves playing, running, cuddling, and mischief!  Check back soon for updates as we...
Madison

Madison

MADISON – Madison is a 7-8 month old black/white GSP.  She is new to rescue, so we are still getting to know her.  So far, she has proven herself to be a typical, friendly, energetic pup who loves playing, running, cuddling, giving kisses and mischief!  Check back soon for updates...
Bud

Bud

MEED BUD!!! He’s been waiting for a home for a long time. Are you a patient, loving owner looking for a companion? Bud is an absolutely amazing dog, listen to this… He has the softest fur and loves to be pet and cuddled. He loves to lounge on the sofa...
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,...
Hamilton

Hamilton

HAMILTON – This gorgeous little pocket pointer (only 45 lbs!) came to rescue from a breeder/hoarding situation in central Ohio. At 4-5 yrs of age, he went from only having known a kennel as his home to living in a home with a loving foster mom. There have been bumps...
Harley

Harley

HARLEY – Harley is new to rescue and currently in our cell-dog program working on basic obedience training.  Check back soon for updates. NOTE: Due to the large volume of emails we receive, we are unable to answer questions about a specific dog until an adoption application is submitted.. to...
Kermit

Kermit

KERMIT – Kermit is a gorgeous black/white male who came to us from a rural Ohio pound. He is a very sweet boy that adores people and will lean into them as they shower him with love and affection. He takes treats very nicely and has learned lots of obedience...
Olive

Olive

OLIVE – Olive is a beautiful, young GSP with a natural tail.  She has loads of energy and love to give her new forever home.  Here is what her foster brother Fin (also a GSP) has to say about Olive: “Woof! Fin here!  Last month some nice ladies dropped me...
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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...