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Rescue Me ID: 18-04-15-00062Ozzie (male)

German Shorthaired Pointer Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Ozzie is a fun, sweet and friendly, nine-year-old, active and playful, nine-year-old, 80-pound, male Bluetick Coonhound/German Shorthaired Pointer-mix looking for a loving guardian. Ozzie is an energetic boy who enjoys walks and playing ball. He's not an apartment dog because he loves the outdoors and would really enjoy a fenced in yard. He also will bark when left alone. He's reactive on leash, but off-leash, he is fabulous with other dogs and absolutely loves dog parks and dog beach. Ozzie has lived in the same home since he was an eight-week-old puppy. Sadly, his family purchased a new home without a fenced yard, and with a toddler and ... (Read More)a baby, he's become too difficult for his family to care for him. Although Ozzie is fine with people of all ages, he could easily knocks over those that are not steady on their feet. So, he's looking for a home with adults and teens. He is very well-behaved in the home. If he gets enough time on walks and in the yard, he'll just hang out on his dog bed and gnaw on his bones. Ozzie's adoption fee of $75 includes everything you need to take care of him. He is a healthy senior; neutered, and up-to-date on vaccines. To meet and possibly adopt him, please contact He is currently being fostered in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove. (Less)

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Friends of Petraits
Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!


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Animal ID: ISR1739Chips (male)

German Shorthaired Pointer    Age: Senior

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS: Chips will do great in a home with another dog and a fenced back yard for safe play and exercise. As one of our distinguished senior guys, Chips doesn't require a lot of exercise, but he'll need a daily regimen of exercise to keep him healthy and happy just the same. Unsure if he's good with cats; will probably do fine with children but has not been with children in his foster home. CHIPS' STORY: 'Senior dogs have a way of finding the people that need them and filling an emptiness they didn't know they had.' Chips is a 12-year-old (senior) GSP with the sweetest face and a disposition to match. He weighs about 75 ... (Read More)pounds and his foster dad says his energy level is medium-to-low, but Chips will sometimes surprise him with the antics of a younger dog, like running back and forth along the fence line with the neighbor's dog on the other side. Chips is already crate-trained and doesn't experience separation anxiety. He also knows multiple basic commands including: sit, stay, come and down. Additional training probably won't be necessary for this gentleman; however, don't let that keep you from taking him for additional training if you'd like. After all, German Shorthairs are very smart and are always happy interacting with their owners. Training is a great bonding exercise and in Chips' case, we're certain you'll be able to teach this old dog some new tricks. Like many GSPs, Chips fits the definition of a velcro dog. When you're sitting and relaxing, Chips will be there with his head in your lap, looking up at you with his big soulful eyes, waiting for the pets, ear rubs and hugs that he loves so much. Chips truly loves attention from his people, but he loves feeding time, too. It's typical for his foster dad to have Chips right next to him like a shadow when he's preparing Chips' food. And if you're not fast enough putting it down for him, he has no problem letting you know he disapproves of your slow pace. You'll see what we mean if you watch the video. If you like to go for walks, Chips will be happy to go with you. He LOVES to go on walks. Chips tugs just a bit on the leash, but not so much that the walk isn't enjoyable. Chips relishes being outside and checking out the comings and goings of the neighbors and he'll occasionally play with a Kong ball. However, this older gentleman GSP is more than happy to seek out the comforts of his favorite pillow when outside play time is over. Chips' foster dad isn't sure if he's good with children because there aren't any children in the home, but because Chips' is a mellow guy, all indications are Chips will be fine with children. Chips' foster dad says, 'Chips is very sweet, friendly, and loving.' Chips has been a 'dream' to foster. He's very low key and has adapted wonderfully to his new environment. If you adopt Chips, since he's a senior gentleman, you'll have some distinct advantages over adopting a younger GSP. We think senior dogs are awesome and Chips is no exception. As a matter of fact, when we brought Chips into rescue, we knew he'd have to undergo surgery to remove a large tumor on his side. We also knew it would be a very expensive procedure for ISR to cover; however, we took Chips in and gave him the surgery he needed. That's how much we believe in this ole boy! ISR has rescued many senior dogs and we're told over and over that adopting a senior dog turns out to be much more rewarding than expected, and we think Chips will prove this point, too. If you're still 'on the fence' about adopting Chips because he's considered a senior GSP, then these facts about adopting a senior dog, namely our sweet Chips, may help you decide. The Iheartdogs Website: ( says it best: 'When it comes to adopting a senior dog, you have the privilege of choosing the fully-formed personality that best fits your lifestyle. There are no growing pains and no surprises; you simply bring home your new best friend. Senior dogs may bear a few scars - both physical and emotional - but they don't let their pasts keep them down, no matter how dark they may have been. Dogs have a way of forgiving, forgetting and living in the present. If you give your love to an old dog, you can be sure he will devote the rest of his life to loving you back. Since they've already gotten that wild-youth-phase out of their systems, senior dogs are excellent at performing service tasks like visiting nursing homes and hospitals or participating in reading programs for school children. They are also the perfect BFFs for senior citizens to adopt! When you gaze into the wise and worldly eyes of a rescued senior dog, you will see an animal who knows they have been saved. They don't care where you live, what you look like or what you do for a living; they will dedicate the remainder of their lives to thanking you.' If you are in interested in Chips, please complete the online application at (Less)

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Illinois Shorthair Rescue
Lake County Gurnee, IL 60031 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 18-02-15-00271Hart (male)

German Shorthaired Pointer Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Oh my heart, it's Hart! This handsome devil is a 2 year old supermutt - we think he has some AmStaff and maybe some German Short-haired Pointer, but it's hard to say! He's a blend of many delicious flavors. Hart has had a tough life so far - he arrived at ACL from a local animal control where he had been found as a very skinny, very nervous stray. Hart is a sweet guy who loves attention and already has been picking up on commands! He's a total genius when it comes to training. It's clear that Hart was never anyone's pet - he doesn't have a lot of manners yet, and he still can get overexcited when there's lots of excitement around. Despite ... (Read More)his early troubles, Hart has made huge strides in the short time we've had him - we are confident that a stable home with some time to adjust will turn Hart into the perfect pooch! He's housebroken and great on his leash. He'll do well with calm, tolerant other dogs who can give him some time to calm down, but no cats or small animals please. Because he's still learning coping skills, he'll do best in adult homes only. Hart has a required enrollment in 'A Sound Beginning' training program at the time of adoption to help him learn the basics about home living. See for more info on this training program! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

Cook County Oak Park, IL 60304 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: ISR1738Emmy (female)

German Shorthaired Pointer    Age: Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS: Emmy will do best in a home as an only dog. Loves children, however, if children are in the home, it's best they be around 10 years old or older because her enthusiasm and playfulness may cause unintentional harm to toddlers/babies. EMMY'S STORY: Emmy was estimated at being approximately 6 years-old before coming to ISR, but her foster mom thinks she may be a bit younger based on her appearance and personality. She's weighs about 58-60 pounds, and is a gorgeous black and white GSP. Emmy loves to play with almost any toy. She can entertain herself if somebody isn't available to play with her, but she's also very ... (Read More)happy when the opportunity arises where she gets to engage in play with her people, too. When Emmy first arrived at her foster home, she didn't understand how to interact with the other dogs in the house. We're happy to report Emmy is now beginning to drop a tennis ball and the rope toy by her foster dog sister when she wants to play with her. We doubt Emmy lived in a home with other dogs since she didn't know how to interact with other dogs when she arrived at her foster home. Emmy is very confident and prefers to be the 'boss lady' when interacting with her playmates. At times, due to her lack of experience with the other dogs, Emmy tends to play very rough with them. When the other dogs attempt to correct this rough behavior, Emmy may become defensive. In other words, if Emmy misinterprets her playmates activities and their barking as aggression, she may become defensive vs. playful; however, she's getting better at understanding and becoming less reactive when the other dogs bark or run past her. Because of Emmy's lack of experience with other dogs and her defensive tendencies, we believe Emmy will do best in a home where she's an only dog. Emmy loves people and has been exposed to many people of various ages. She's always enthusiastic when meeting new people and she loves to be petted and cuddled. When it comes to personality, our little Emmy gets an A++++. She's as sweet as can be. Emmy is prey-driven and shifts her energy level into high-gear when she's outside looking for backyard critters to harass, tease and stalk. She's all about movement and play, even inside the house; however, when that energy has been exhausted and satisfied, you'll see her convert to a real cuddle bug. She'll shift into 'cuddle gear,' seeking out the most obliging person in the area, someone who'll pet her, rub her ears and cuddle, cuddle and then cuddle some more. Cuddling is definitely a big pastime for Emmy. Emmy is house- and crate-trained. She's quickly learning house manners and what it takes to be a great indoor pet, including not to jump up on counters. Until recently she was a definite counter-surfer, but now understands that not everything within her reach belongs to her. She's also receiving extra training time with basic commands, such as 'sit' and 'leave it'. The goal is for her to consistently follow the direction/commands given to her and she's learning quickly. She also knows her name and will come when she is called. As we often say, GSPs are smart, quick learners, and Emmy isn't an exception to this rule. When Emmy has a tennis ball or a rope toy, she's very energetic in her play. She gets so excited she'll intermittently jump, run, jump, twirl, jump, run, twirl, etc. You probably get the picture. Playtime with Emmy is a very active time, and for this reason we recommend Emmy be in a home with older children who she won't accidentally hurt as she plays. Though Emmy gets along very well with all age groups of children, Emmy's playtime rituals may be a little 'rough' for younger children. Emmy's foster mom finds our little Emmy very endearing and refers to her as a 'little doll.' She also mentioned that, 'Emmy looks right at you when you're talking to her and seems to know what you're saying to her so, if you're looking for a buddy to tell your secrets to, she's your gal.' Evidently, Emmy has that instinctive sense of empathy and offers the unconditional love so many dogs, and especially our GSPs, seem to offer to their people. We like to find unique things to write about our ISR rescues, and when we checked the Urban Dictionary for the meaning of Emmy, this is what we found: 'very pretty, loves to be around people, makes new friends quickly, gets along with different varieties of people, can always help you with your problems when you have them, and she's one of the best people (in this case, dogs) you can trust. She loves animals, especially dogs!' Gotta love the Urban Dictionary, especially when their description is such a close match to one of our dogs. Well, if the Urban Dictionary didn't sell you on our sweet, little Emmy with their perfect description of her, then we sure hope the rest of her story does. If you're interested in Emmy, please make sure you read about and complete the online adoption application at (Less)

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Illinois Shorthair Rescue
Lake County Gurnee, IL 60031 MAP IT!


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Animal ID: ISR1650George (male)

German Shorthaired Pointer    Age: Senior

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS: George is male GSP, about 9 years old, and ready for adoption. He exhibits some prey drive so we're not sure how he would do with cats. GEORGE'S STORY: George is about 9 years old but still has plenty of energy to keep him on the go and interested in everything going on around him. He came to ISR after he was found as a stray. During his time with ISR, he received the food and medical attention he deserved to get him back to good health. George is a white, liver spotted, medium-sized GSP with a long, natural tail. He gets along great with the other GSP living in his foster home. He's content just to follow his buddy ... (Read More)around and keep an eye on things in the yard. He loves squeaky stuffed animals and doggy toys. Sometimes he'll play keep away with you if you try to get one his adopted 'babies' - all in good fun of course. He doesn't exhibit any aggressive tendencies with humans or animals in any situation. George is prey-driven and will hurriedly check out the fence line for any sign or scent of something he can chase. He loves being on the move in the yard! When he's first let out in the yard to get a bit of exercise and do his business, he runs full speed briefly, and then slows down to enjoy his time sniffing for intruders. We're not sure how George will be with children or cats. When he is greeted by strangers, he's very apprehensive and will back away and bark until he becomes more acquainted and comfortable with them. If he were to be homed with a family that has children, George would need to be given time and space to allow a slow 'getting to know you' period of time to ensure his comfort in a new setting. George will also need to be in a family that has someone home with him more time than they are away from him. When entering rescue, George experienced some separation anxiety which has markedly improved over time. He is crate-trained and accepts going into a crate with no problem. George loves his food and feeding time. He loves his food so much that he's quite the gobbler. He's recently been eating out of a cupcake/muffin tin with a little food in each cupcake holder. This has helped slow down his eating and he doesn't seem to mind taking the extra time to get each bit of food. George has the cutest tendency to carry things around with him. The first thing he chooses to do when he's released from his crate is to find something to carry around with him. A shoe, squeaky toy, socks, food bowl, etc. He's not particular, just whatever's closest that he can put in his mouth for a while. Even though George was a stray for a while, he seems to be a fast learner and already knows commands, such as, sit, come, and fetch. His foster family has been working on helping him understand and learn what's not acceptable in a home. George is a great big cuddler and likes to spend his 'down time' relaxing under the covers, all sprawled out somewhere. Sofas and chairs are prime real estate! He also likes his fair share of loving and attention from his people! If you are interested in George, please review our application process at (Less)

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Illinois Shorthair Rescue
Lake County Gurnee, IL 60031 MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting a German Shorthaired Pointer in Illinois
    German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. The German Shorthaired Pointer is a medium sized hunting dog. Shorthaired Pointers are intelligent and trainable. This breed does great with children. Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercise, attention, and affection. They can make excellent family dogs. Shorthaired Pointers can be socialized to get along well with cats and other dogs. Shorthaired Pointers need a large yard with a high fence. This breed is an excellent jogging companion.

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    Shorthaired Pointers were developed in nineteenth century Germany. A Pointer is used as the logo for the AKC.

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McHenry County - McHenry, Illinois 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

Lake County - Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee, IL 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles, IL 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin, IL 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston, Illinois 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60610
The Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338

Cook County - Chicago 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

Cook County - Chicago Ridge 60623
Animal Welfare League 708-636-8586

Cook County - Chicago 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60660
Felines, Inc. 773-465-4132

Kankakee County - Kankakee, IL 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

Winnebago County - Rockford, IL 61101
Humane Society of Winnebago County 815-749-1400

Winnebago County - Rockford 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

Rock Island County - Milan 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

Knox County - Galesburg, IL 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy, IL 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

Adams County - Quincy, Illinois 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

Jackson County - Murphysboro 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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