The last thing that a new Weimaraner puppy owner wants to face is giving your dog to a Weimaraner rescue. But sometimes, even the best laid plans don’t work out, and a puppy or dog rescue becomes necessary.
Putting your Weim up for adoption is one of the hardest things that you will have to do. It’s like giving a family member away. You feel guilty and sad, at the same time.
Have you thought about why you might have to give up your dog? How will you know when you should take your dog to a rescue?
Whether you are considering a Weimaraner rescue for your own dog or you want to adopt a Weimaraner dog , you need to consider carefully the Weimaraner breed.
Why Do Dogs End up in a Weimaraner Rescue?
The simple answer is that Weimaraners are just not for everyone. Here are some of the reasons that a Weim might not be a perfect match for your family—and might end up in a Weimaraner rescue shelter:
More than Just Beautiful
Weimaraners are a stately and beautiful breed, but that is not a good enough reason to get one. Too many dogs end up in shelters or puppy rescues because an owner thought the breed was beautiful—but did not consider the dog breed characteristics.
Weimaraners are hunting dogs, and, as such, they have been bred to run and hunt all day with their master. They need LOTS of exercise, and their yards must be large and fenced, as a Weinheimer is very likely to hunt birds and small mammals—and take off after them!
Weimaraners are sometimes difficult to house train. And they can be destructive chewers. These habits must be handled immediately, and you must correct them firmly and gently. Or you can end up with a Weimaraner with a bad attitude, in addition to bad habits.
If you spend lots of time away from your Weimaraner, your dog may start to bark incessantly. This can also happen if you try to keep your Weimaraner dog outside. Weimaraners need your attention and they do not thrive in an outdoor dog house and pen.
Weimaraners are strong willed and will take charge of your family, if given the chance.
Your dog must understand that everyone in the family is to be obeyed. This is a very good reason why families with very young children should think long and hard before getting a Weimaraner.
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A Weimaraner rescue organization works to match responsible owners with Weimaraner puppies or dogs who need good homes. In order for the process to work, you need to be completely honest when filling out an application.
Many Weimaraner rescue groups require a home inspection, in addition to an application and interview. Based on your application (and other info you provide), the rescue will match you with a dog that is suitable for your personality and lifestyle.
Pet rescues take many precautions before adopting out their animals. The personal questions that they may ask are designed to help them find permanent and loving homes for pets that greatly deserve a second chance.
Additionally, if the dog you adopt is not a good fit for you, the rescue will usually take the dog back.
Weimaraner Rescue for Your Dog
If you have a Weimaraner and you have not been able to devote the time to your dog, your dog has developed bad habits that you cannot correct, or you are not able to care for your dog properly, do consider taking your dog to a Weimaraner rescue or another organization like the ASPCA Rescue.
In addition to relieving yourself from the dog-related problems, you will be giving your dog a chance to have a permanent home and a happy life!
Making this decision is very difficult, but, if it’s the right thing to do, you (and your dog) will both be happier!
Learn more about how to adopt a dog or puppy here.