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Iowa Weim Rescue

Iowa Weim Rescue Iowa Weimaraner Rescue is a non-profit, 501c3 State licensed Shelter that is solely operated by volunteers. Visit our website www.iowaweimrescue.org

Iowa Weimaraner Rescue is a non-profit, 501c3 State license Shelter that is solely operated by volunteers. All Weimaraners entering our rescue are fully vetted, rabies vaccination, wormed, distemper, spayed/neutered, and placed into foster homes. Once in the foster home, the Weim learns basic commands, social skills and is given plenty of love. Here at IWR, we take adoptions seriously and work with each applicant to find the best fit for them and the Weim.

Iowa Weimaraner Rescue is a non-profit, 501c3 State license Shelter that is solely operated by volunteers. All Weimaraners entering our rescue are fully vetted, rabies vaccination, wormed, distemper, spayed/neutered, and placed into foster homes. Once in the foster home, the Weim learns basic commands, social skills and is given plenty of love. Here at IWR, we take adoptions seriously and work with each applicant to find the best fit for them and the Weim.

Operating as usual

Foster Charlotte is very prey driven - look at that body stretch - perfect form!  That ole squirrel better quit playing ...
03/26/2022

Foster Charlotte is very prey driven - look at that body stretch - perfect form! That ole squirrel better quit playing with fire!

Sweet Annabelle (affectionately called Anna by her foster momma) is doing so well in her foster home!  Look at her preci...
03/24/2022

Sweet Annabelle (affectionately called Anna by her foster momma) is doing so well in her foster home! Look at her precious toothy smile!🥰

Additionally, She has imprinted herself to her foster dad and is madly in love with him. 😆

4 year old blue beauty foster Charlotte is up for adoption. She had been adopted but sometimes it’s just not the right f...
03/24/2022

4 year old blue beauty foster Charlotte is up for adoption. She had been adopted but sometimes it’s just not the right fit. She has been re-assessed back in her foster home. She’ll do best as an only dog and with a family who has a member mostly home (a work from home gig or a part time gig or a couple who works opposite shifts, etc.). If you think she might be for you please fill out an adoption application!

Four handsome men: Ollie, Indi, Hudson, and Wally in the back 🥰🥰🥰🥰
03/23/2022

Four handsome men: Ollie, Indi, Hudson, and Wally in the back

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The goods just keep coming! Thank you Laura!! ❤️🤍❤️🤍
03/22/2022

The goods just keep coming! Thank you Laura!! ❤️🤍❤️🤍

Minnesota friends! —Owner was found.
03/21/2022

Minnesota friends! —Owner was found.

Reunited!

Date Found: 03-20-2022 Date Updated: 03-21-2022
Is This Your Dog? - Weimaraner - Female- Grand Marais

Date Found: 2022-03-20
Breed of Dog: Weimaraner
Gender: Female
Closest Intersection: Grand Marais, Cook County, MN, US, 55604.
Dog was running in and out of traffic and jumped in our car near the Trout Cafe.
Zip Code: 55604
Color: Silver or Gray
Dog's Age: 4 year(s)
Dog's Height / Weight: Short: Under 1' / 30-40 lbs
Any information on how lost or found, description, etc: Pet was brought to the Cook County Police Department in Grand Marais, MN

More Info, Photos, and to Contact: https://petfbi.org/api/view/437076/92f922aa

Let's get this dog home!
#LDoMN #HelpingLostPets #PetFBI (CW)

Sonia sent us some great loot!! Thank you! We appreciate it so much!!
03/21/2022

Sonia sent us some great loot!! Thank you! We appreciate it so much!!

Welcome 7ish year old Neela to rescue! She is the other weim from the ARL rescue in SE Iowa from a few weeks ago. She is...
03/20/2022

Welcome 7ish year old Neela to rescue! She is the other weim from the ARL rescue in SE Iowa from a few weeks ago.

She is so sweet and her tail hasn’t stopped wagging since her foster mom picked her up! She’ll need to lose some weight and we’ll check her bloodwork to make sure her weight isn’t associated with an underlying problem.

You guys, fostering is a BIG deal! This girl is a whole different dog than what I saw in the shelter a little over a week ago. ❤️

Thank you, Abby, for this awesome haul for our fosters!!❤️💚🤍
03/20/2022

Thank you, Abby, for this awesome haul for our fosters!!❤️💚🤍

Thank you, Heather and alum Lono Winston, for all the snackies!! 🤍💚🤍💚
03/18/2022

Thank you, Heather and alum Lono Winston, for all the snackies!! 🤍💚🤍💚

Keep our volunteers and multiple-time adopters, Bill and Diane, in your thoughts. They lost their boy Jake somewhat sudd...
03/17/2022

Keep our volunteers and multiple-time adopters, Bill and Diane, in your thoughts. They lost their boy Jake somewhat suddenly. This will be the first time in 50 years that they haven’t had a weim in their home.

We received more good stuff for our fosters! This donation didn’t come with a note, but shout out to whoever sent it! Ou...
03/17/2022

We received more good stuff for our fosters! This donation didn’t come with a note, but shout out to whoever sent it! Our fosters are spoiled! Thank you!!

Welcome 6ish year old Annabelle to IWR! She was rescued by the ARL in the unlicensed breeder bust in SE Iowa a few weeks...
03/17/2022

Welcome 6ish year old Annabelle to IWR! She was rescued by the ARL in the unlicensed breeder bust in SE Iowa a few weeks ago. 42 dogs were rescue from the same property and they were doubled up in cages in the house. 😫 For as much as this girl has been through, she was an awesome car rider to her foster home (2 hours away!), and when she got there, she was so happy with the big stick she found! 🥰 We have quite a bit of vetting to do for this girl, so stay tuned for updates.

Welcome 6 year old Zoey to rescue! Here she is hitching a ride up to Minnesota! Stay tuned as we evaluate and vet this b...
03/16/2022

Welcome 6 year old Zoey to rescue! Here she is hitching a ride up to Minnesota! Stay tuned as we evaluate and vet this beautiful girl!

Another donation of exciting goodies for our fosters! This batch of goodies is from newly adopted Arrow’s family!! Thank...
03/15/2022

Another donation of exciting goodies for our fosters! This batch of goodies is from newly adopted Arrow’s family!! Thank you!!❤️

Thank you so much to Ivy, Ozzie, Jon, and Amy for the awesome goodies for our fosters!! ❤️❤️❤️
03/15/2022

Thank you so much to Ivy, Ozzie, Jon, and Amy for the awesome goodies for our fosters!! ❤️❤️❤️

Foster Jax is looking for his forever home:Jax is a male, 1-year-old, blue weim.  Jax is all puppy, is very healthy, and...
03/13/2022

Foster Jax is looking for his forever home:

Jax is a male, 1-year-old, blue weim. Jax is all puppy, is very healthy, and is up to date on all vaccinations. More than anything he wants to be loved and fed and understand what you want him to do. These three things combined have made it easy to introduce him to our pack as well as train him. Jax is fully house broken. The only accidents were the first night as he did not know how to communicate that he needed to go out. After showing him twice that was it! He learned to signal at the door. We also have a dog door so that he can go in and out of as he needs. If the door is closed, he learned quickly that this means he needs to signal.

Jax does very well in a very large crate as long as it is big enough for him to stand and lay down. The crate we have is (42L X 27W X 34H). He is able to go through the night without accidents. At about 8 hours he starts crying and barking because he needs to pee BADLY. He did not have an accident, but he zooms to the dog door, and no one better be in his way.

Jax blends in with our pack very well. Introductions went easily with our 2 other dogs, so he will be fine with other dogs.

Jax is around our one-year-old granddaughter and has been great with her. He is curious and gentle with her and loves it when she uses him as a footrest or wants to hug him. His exuberance means he unintentionally knocks her down every now and then, but he is getting a handle on that. As is she, when Jax gets excited our granddaughter automatically sits down!

We do not know if Jax would be good with cats or other small animals however we think this will be a no. When he is on walks and sees rabbits, squirrels, or cats he is very hard to contain.

Jax has learned to walk on a loose leash with my husband but that training has not generalized to me yet and we are working on that.

Jax is a champion, stealth counter surfer. Nothing remotely similar to food is safe. He can contain himself most of the time when his hoomans are present but not able to control himself if hoomans are not insight.

Jax loves to cuddle. He will cuddle with hoomans, other dogs, or stacks of blankets.

Jax bolts for open doors and will run and not comeback when called. A fenced in yard is the best option for him. He does not appear interested in jumping over our 4-foot fence (even when he can see deer in the woods behind our house) though he clearly could.

Jax’s adoption fee is $250 and he’s fostered in Des Moines, IA.

Go to www.iowaweimrescue.org to complete an application.

We had another adoption today - Dakota found her forever home!  This special guy is a repeat adopter and is ready to lov...
03/12/2022

We had another adoption today - Dakota found her forever home! This special guy is a repeat adopter and is ready to love her and give her a great life in spite of her kidney diagnosis. She’s already inspecting all the dog toys he has around his house!

A Foster Dog Poemby Diane MorganI am the bridgeBetween what was and what can be.I am the pathway to a new life.I am made...
03/12/2022

A Foster Dog Poem
by Diane Morgan

I am the bridge
Between what was and what can be.
I am the pathway to a new life.

I am made of mush,
Because my heart melted when I saw you,
Matted and sore, limping, depressed,
Lonely, unwanted, afraid to love.

For one little time you are mine.
I will feed you with my own hand
I will love you with my whole heart
I will make you whole.
I am made of steel.

Because when the time comes,
When you are well, and sleek,
When your eyes shine,
And your tail wags with joy
Then comes the hard part.

I will let you go -- not without a tear,
But without a regret.
For you are safe forever—
A new dog needs me now

If you have been interested in fostering please let us know! We are licensed 501c3 Weimaraner rescue, we cover Iowa and Minnesota! If you have ever considered volunteering or fostering... it truly saves their lives!

We pay all vetting and food. We also help along the way with our Foster Phases program! If you are interested please fill out an application on our website at www.iowaweimrescue.org.

Today is Charlotte’s first day of the rest of her life with her forever mom. We have no doubt she’ll have an amazing lif...
03/12/2022

Today is Charlotte’s first day of the rest of her life with her forever mom. We have no doubt she’ll have an amazing life! Live it up sweet girl!

The cutest duo in town would like to ask for your help restocking some items in our weim warehouse! We need Benebones, t...
03/11/2022

The cutest duo in town would like to ask for your help restocking some items in our weim warehouse! We need Benebones, training treats, and peanut butter.

You can use our Amazon wish list link:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/genericItemsPage/2ULNIDGPROQ6X

Message us for where to ship.

Thank you so much for your help!!

Miss Blu (middle weim butt) was adopted this weekend!  She’s adapting well to her new pack and living her best life! Her...
03/10/2022

Miss Blu (middle weim butt) was adopted this weekend! She’s adapting well to her new pack and living her best life! Her blue weim brother is enamored with her. 🥰

I can’t help myself in sharing these pictures of alum Groot. Who would have thought it would take a baby to tame a groot...
03/07/2022

I can’t help myself in sharing these pictures of alum Groot. Who would have thought it would take a baby to tame a groot?!💁🏼‍♀️

Have you ever thought about fostering? Here’s what Arrow’s foster mom shared about her experience:“This guy. 🥰 We foster...
03/06/2022

Have you ever thought about fostering? Here’s what Arrow’s foster mom shared about her experience:

“This guy. 🥰 We fostered Arrow for nearly 7 months and his smile stole our hearts. Today was a special day for him as he was adopted!

We often hear, 'how do you do it?' or, 'I'd never be able to give up the dog.' We didn't approach fostering with an outlook that we wouldn't get attached to the dog or that it would be easy when it is time to say goodbye. [I'd have at least 10 dogs if Nick was on board! 😉] We know all too well that dogs have a superpower of making it impossible not to adore them -- after all, they are the purest form of love! Arrow was certainly no exception to this rule; his loyalty and affection could not be ignored, making it extremely difficult not to fall for him.

At times fostering can be challenging, but at the end of the day we are giving Arrow [and others we've fostered] every chance of living a fulfilled life full of devotion. Thinking back at the shy, nervous, tense, scared, boy lacking confidence who came into our lives 7 months ago, I can confidently say the four of us have taught Arrow the social skills and behaviors he needs in order to be successful in his forever home. We gave Arrow another chance at life and even the hardest days were worth it in the end.

As I sit here with tears streaming down my face thinking about how much I'll miss my Arrow Buddy, I pray he knows how cherished he was by everyone in our home and that he was well prepared to transition to his new fabulous fur-ever home.

Dogs are wonderful creatures who are adaptable, and Arrow certainly adapted well to the chaos of the Stanger household - two girls who loved on him and a wacky weim sister [daughter] who just added to the crazy. Arrow will always have a piece of our hearts.

Have the best life, Arrow Buddy! 💙”

We ALWAYS need more fosters! We don’t just leave you to figure it out for yourself! We have experienced foster mentors that will help you through every step of the way.

Go to www.iowaweimrescue.org to complete a volunteer application!

Congratulations to Arrow and his forever family!Happy life Arrow! Keep smiling sweet boy!
03/05/2022

Congratulations to Arrow and his forever family!
Happy life Arrow! Keep smiling sweet boy!

We welcomed foster Hank into rescue about two weeks ago! He’s an 8 month old wippersnappper and in the full blown weimar...
02/27/2022

We welcomed foster Hank into rescue about two weeks ago! He’s an 8 month old wippersnappper and in the full blown weimaraptor stage.

Both fosters Dakota (left) and Charlotte (right) had vet appointments today. Dakota’s blood level directly related to he...
02/25/2022

Both fosters Dakota (left) and Charlotte (right) had vet appointments today. Dakota’s blood level directly related to her kidney disease is down since she went on prescription food 3 months ago. We are thrilled with this for her! Her levels are great and holding! For Charlotte we’ve treated a slight UTI, had blood work done and now today a bladder ultrasound, which showed everything looks healthy and normal. Some Proin for this girl will hopefully help her out!

Who can relate?😆
02/19/2022

Who can relate?😆

We’re still looking for just the right match for Blu! Blu is a 6 Y/O spayed female. She is a calm, quiet and very chill ...
02/18/2022

We’re still looking for just the right match for Blu!

Blu is a 6 Y/O spayed female.
She is a calm, quiet and very chill girl. She can be a bit timid and she is working on being more outgoing.
In her forever home she will need to have a dog companion as she does not do well alone. She is more of a follower and gets her courage to try new things from her foster sister. If she shows her that it's ok, then she participates. She would do best in a quiet home without a ton of noise and with a companion that isn't too playful. She is a mature girl and doesn't have time for silly games. She enjoys walks, rolling in the grass, napping, chew toys and snuggling on the couch with you while you watch TV.
She does not have a fencing requirement. She sticks very close by when outside and does come every time when called.

Blu's forever family will need to be patient and willing to take things at her speed.
Blu is fostered in Ames, IA.

She has only been exposed to outdoor cats and will chase them if they run. Small children make her nervous. So we’ll be looking for a home without cats or children.

Her adoption fee is $150.

Go to www.iowaweimrescue.org to submit an adoption application.

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906 W Pearl St
Decorah, IA
52101

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Iowa Weimaraner Rescue is devoted to rescuing displaced Weimaraners, providing them with a safe, stable and balanced environment and making the life-long commitment to finding them forever homes. Iowa Weimaraner Rescue carries a high level of excellence and is the voice for the Weimaraners in our program.

All our dogs are fully vetted which includes: spay or neuter, rabies and distemper vaccinations, heartworm test and prophylaxis. Once in the foster home, the Weim learns basic commands, social skills and is given plenty of love.

Here at Iowa Weim Rescue, we take adoptions seriously and work with each applicant to find the best fit for them and the Weimaraner.

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Where's Groot at these days??
Lexi and Wilma are tired of cleaning fence lines, but they do like the 50 degree weather, well kind of!!
Our newly adopted Zeus is fitting in fairly well at his new home.
Happy 1st Birthday, Auggie (Finn)! We love you so much and can’t thank the Iowa Weim Rescue enough for picking us to be your parents. Iz may still be annoyed by her little brother but deep down we know she loves you too.
Looking for a dog sitter to watch our 2 year old Weimaraner Ocean. We will out of town for 8 days. Anyone have recommendation?
Waiting on my good pal Leo with Iowa Weim Rescue . He’s on his way from doggy daycare. I picked out this KONG for him! #GriffIIForRescue #GriffsKONGGiveaway #DSMHometownDog KONG Drake University
Leo! You’re just the guy I’ve been looking for! Welcome, my friend. (Leo is ADOPTABLE through Iowa Weim Rescue ! He’d LOVE a running partner, and I hate to say it but I am NOT it.) #GriffIIForRescue #GriffsKONGGiveaway #DSMHometownDog KONG Drake University
Leo is about 10 months old. He is a VGB and LOVES his KONG (don’t we all?!)! #GriffIIForRescue #GriffsKONGGiveaway #DSMHometownDog Iowa Weim Rescue Drake University KONG
This very good “sit” by this very good boy is brought to you by a day spent at doggy daycare. Big thank you to Iowa Weim Rescue for all the good work you do for my canine friends around here. #GriffIIForRescue #GriffsKONGGiveaway #DSMHometownDog Drake University KONG
One more picture of me with my new bestie, Leo. He’s all legs! And I’m all....... not legs. Anyway........... someone should definitely adopt this goofy, lanky, sweetheart of a guy! Check out @iowaweimrescue ! #GriffIIForRescue #GriffsKONGGiveaway #DSMHometownDog Iowa Weim Rescue KONG Drake University
This is my new friend Geist. He’s a foster dog with Iowa Weim Rescue ! We met up in front of Old Main this afternoon so I could give him his very own big, red KONG bone! #GriffIIForRescue #GriffsKONGGiveaway #DSMHometownDog KONG
Do you like it, Geist? Do you??? Do you????? #GriffIIForRescue #GriffsKONGGiveaway #DSMHometownDog Iowa Weim Rescue KONG