Texas German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
Howdy! As I type this there is a tiny, beautiful, 12-week-old black and white GSP puppy under my feet. She is our latest foster dog. She was found as a stray and taken to the local shelter. She has a horribly broken back leg that unfortunately can not be saved. That’s ok though. We will get her fixed up, get her adopted to her forever home and I will once again prepare for our next foster dog.
My love of bird dogs started way back in the 80’s when I was a child. It was my first bird dog encounter. His name was Champ and he belonged to my grandfather. He was a beautiful, large, field bred English pointer. I would often sneak over to his kennel, let myself in and play for hours in there. Champ eventually passed away of old age and I went on to college without much thought of bird dogs for several years.
Fast forward to the first year after college after I had met and started dating the best looking man on earth, @the_real_bo_miller_1. He proudly announced one day that he wanted to get GSP puppy. I quickly said “no way, don’t even entertain that idea.” I had met a few GSP’s through friends and I knew how intense and crazy they were! That was the last thing we needed! Well, if you have ever met Bo, you know that him being told “no” is pretty much a sure fire way to encourage him to do something. I came home from work one day to find the most precious little GSP puppy named Maddie. She stole my heart immediately. She was the perfect match for Bo and me. She accompanied us on all our adventures. (Yes, we used to be young, carefree, and would often get in the truck and end up in a different state.) She was fiercely loyal and a quail hunting machine.
After a few years I was just Google-ing and came across the Texas German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue. I thought to myself, “I have got to learn more about this…” Well, as the say, the rest is history.
I currently serve as the president of the Texas German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue, 501c3. This rescue and cause is near and dear to my heart. We take in German Shorthaired Pointers and German Wiredhair Pointers from shelters, found as strays, and owner surrenders. In 2016 we took in and adopted out 196 GSP’s and GWP’s. That’s a pretty impressive statistic, if you ask me. I don’t do it by myself though! We have an army of volunteers that come from all over Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.
Some GSP’s are discarded hunting dogs, some are given up by their owners because they had no idea how crazy these dogs can be, some simply went on an adventure and never found their way back home.
I love fostering! It is sad when they leave, but I always have a foster coming in right behind them to fill that little spot in my heart that is reserved for all my fosters.
Many days it isn’t uncommon to walk into one of our stores and see a GSP. We love to chat about dogs and hear your hunting dog stories.
Miller’s Point is a proud supporter of Texas German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue! www.texasgsp.org