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

German Shorthaired Pointer Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
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! 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 he there's lots of excitement around. Despite his early troubles, Hart has made huge strides ... (Read More)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. Because he's a jumper, he'll do best with kids 8 and up. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

Cook County Oak Park, IL 60304 MAP IT!

Gabrielle Zenoni 7088488155

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Animal ID: BrkTurbo (male)

German Shorthaired Pointer Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Arthritis, Abused/Neglected 

    I'm Turbo, I'm a sweet senior and so lucky to have been pulled by Baark rescues. They tell me seniors matter. I have some medical issues so they are in search of a hospice foster for me . Thank you for caring

     Animal Location:

Doggie Day Care
McHenry County Illinois 60050


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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)

     Animal Location:

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


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Animal ID: ISR1733Ames (male)

German Shorthaired Pointer    Age: Young Adult

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTAmes is a young GSP. We will be placing him with experienced dog owners. Ames cannot be placed in a home with other dogs or cats and he must be placed in a home with a physically fenced yard. He is a work in progress as he does not play well with other dogs, but is super sweet with humans. No young children please. AMES' STORY: Ames is a gorgeous, one year old classic GSP liver and white coat and markings. He currently weighs about 50 pounds and isn't overly large or too small - he's just right. His foster family says Ames' energy level isn't as high as one would expect for a young dog, more of a medium energy level as ... (Read More)opposed to a high level. Ames is prey driven and will eagerly run through the yard chasing any unsuspecting squirrel that unfortunately drops in 'uninvited'. Ames is quick to let them know they're not welcome and better be quick to make a hasty departure from his turf. Ames hasn't shown any food or toy aggression toward his family and is actually quite the snuggle bug. Due to his current reactions towards other dogs, we will consider a home with older children that have experience with dogs. His foster family says Ames can be a bit rambunctious at times and, like many GSPs, has velcro tendencies he tends to believe every human within his reach is there specifically to bestow upon him the adoration (petting, rubbing, 'fussing over') and attention he wants so much. He loves to sit on their lap and he does have a little bit of an issue with personal space and boundaries, but in a very sweet, adorable way. The closer he can be to you, the better he seems to like it. His foster family is working on some of his personal space problems/issues, especially his passion for face-licking. This little guy is having a bit of hard time understanding not everybody is as happy to receive his kisses as he is willing to lavish them upon them. Ames likes to play outside in the yard and will readily play fetch and tug-of-war. Outside he truly exhibits the qualities of the young GSP that he is, but when he comes inside and it's time for him to settle in and become a bit more of a low-key indoor pet, he quickly assumes his new role. As a matter of fact, he seems to understand that inside rules are quite different than outside rules. Inside means quiet, ear rubs, pets, human contact, while outside means running, playing, and being on high alert for those pesky squirrels. Ames doesn't experience separation anxiety and is crate-trained. He already knows several commands, including: sit, stay, come, kennel up and drop it. Whew sure seems like this little guy is already way ahead of many of his peers, and even many of his 'elders' in the GSP world. LOL! Ames enjoys going for leash walks and visiting the world outside of his back yard, but he does tend to pull a bit on his leash, which is another area his fosters are working on with him. If you're looking for a quiet, bashful GSP, Ames probably won't fit that bill. He's quite the 'talker' when he gets excited. He doesn't really bark much, but if he gets excited about something (feeding time, treats, etc.) he does have a way of letting you know he's excited with his cute GSP chatter. His foster family considers his 'talking' to be one of his more endearing qualities and finds themselves responding in kind (talking back to him) to this little quirk. Ames' talking quickly brings smiles to their faces and reminds them of how sweet and cute this little guy is whether he's trying to get attention, or if he's just happy about what's going on at the moment. Some of Ames' favorite things include playing fetch, chewing on bones, snuggling with his people, and just chillin' on the couch. And let's not forget about how much he loves getting loved. That's probably his #1 favorite thing just feeling the touch from someone who loves him as much as he loves them. There are so many positive things about this little guy and we've only been able to cover a few in this space. He's a unique little boy with a unique name. Over the last couple of years, using the name Ames for a boy has quickly grown in popularity. Ames means friend and that is truly what you'll be getting if you adopt this GSP. A friend for life, friend who will love you as much as you'll love him. If you are interested in Ames, please visit, read about the application process, then fill out and submit your online application. (Less)

     Animal Location:

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


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Animal ID: ISR1737Quincy (male)

German Shorthaired Pointer    Age: Young Adult

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS: Quincy will need a lot of exercise and a home with older children (no babies/toddlers), or no children. Fenced yard advisable. Likely best as an only dog as he is only good with some dogs; not good with cats. QUINCY'S STORY: Quincy is around 4 years old, possibly younger. He's on the smaller side, weighing about 45-50 pounds, but he has big GSP energy. In his previous life, he was an outside dog and spent his time with a Beagle buddy, however, Quincy isn't good with all dogs. We're not sure why, but since he is picky about his relationships, we recommend he be an only dog in his new home. Quincy is a very quick ... (Read More)learner and his foster dad says he is a 'diamond in the rough'. Quincy is a medium-high energy dog, meaning he'll need a lot of exercise to keep him healthy and happy. He LOVES to run in fields and his foster dad takes him running on a long lead to give adequate exercise. Exercise is the key to keeping this guy happy. He likes to run, run and then run some more all to find that ever elusive prey. He covers a lot of ground in a short amount of time, so make sure you put your sneakers on and are ready for an enjoyable, long romp in the great outdoors. Quincy is prey-driven, so if you have pet squirrels or bunnies in your yard, make sure they are given plenty of notice when Quincy is headed into their domain. His prey-drive probably means cats won't be a good idea in his new home. Quincy hasn't really been with children (to our knowledge), but because of his high energy level and his obsession for toys/prey, we're recommending he not be homed with young children (babies/toddlers). He tends to be a little possessive and fixated on his toys and he hasn't learned that every stuffed animal, rope, frisbee, doesn't belong just to him. His inclination to want every toy he sees could lead him to try and grab a toy from a toddler, inadvertently injuring the child in doing so. While playing with toys is a favorite of Quincy's, once you take this guy for a run (on a lead please!) in a field, you'll get to see what he truly loves to! His favorite toys are balls, frisbees and rope toys. He plays fetch and will retrieve a toy, but he still hasn't learned to drop the toy when he brings it back. He plays coy when he retrieves his toys, but will give them to you with a bit of gentle coaxing. Quincy doesn't show aggression toward people with his food; however, he gulps his food and requires a system to help him slow down his eating. As far as basic commands, Quincy knows 'sit', 'come' and his fosters are working with him on 'give' and 'down'. Since Quincy was an outside dog without much people interaction and indoor living experiences, his new owners will need a bit of extra patience to help him adjust. Enrolling him in obedience training classes will go a long way towards the goal of making him a happier, more disciplined dog for his new family. One of the simplest and most important things to help Quincy's transition to his new home be successful, is to make sure you spend time with him; get to know him and let him get to know you. Taking him to obedience classes and working with him at home on his 'homework' will help you find the quality time needed for the bonding experience. Quincy is a social dog, but not to the point that we'd classify him as a velcro dog. He's very friendly, warm and loving, but not in a pesky, needy type of way. He likes to be with his people and would love being on the furniture to snuggle with them, but he's not allowed this opportunity in his foster home. But don't be fooled. Just because Quincy knows he isn't allowed on the furniture doesn't mean he doesn't challenge these boundaries every now and again. Consequently, if snuggling with your pooch while he's on your lap or next to you on the sofa is what you prefer, then we're pretty sure Quincy will be more than obliging. Overall, Quincy is well-behaved in the house with no chewing, scratching or marking, but he can be a little fast going up and down on the stairs, so you may want to hold on to the railing just in case he doesn't allow for a 'passing lane.' Quincy rides well in a car and is crate-trained. He loves to greet you in the morning with a toy in his mouth after having spending a quiet night in his crate. Quincy is energetic and will do best in a home with an active family who will include him in their daily activities and weekend excursions. Quincy isn't a dog that will be happy to sit around at home and wait patiently for you to return, only to watch you eat dinner, watch television, spend time your phone/tablet and totally ignore his exercise needs. He'll want that special bonding time with you - playing fetch, tug-of-war, running in the fields, hiking, leash walks or whatever you have in store. He's a diamond in the rough and ready for his new family and new fun! If you're interested in Quincy, please be sure to read and complete our 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. Shorthaired Pointers are unusually adept at escaping from enclosed areas. The German Shorthaired Pointer is descended from the Spanish Shorthaired Pointer. 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 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

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

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

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

Kane County - St. Charles 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 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

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

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

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

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

Cook County - Chicago, IL 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, Illinois 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, Illinois 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, Illinois 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

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

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

Champaign County - Savoy 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto, Illinois 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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