Seniors for Seniors
German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of North Texas, Inc., doing business as Texas GSP Rescue, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that places abandoned GSPs in safe, loving homes. We are not a shelter and have no kennel facility. Any dog taken in by our program must have a foster home for the duration of the dog's stay with us before placement in a permanent adoptive home. We are 100% reliant upon volunteers, fosters and donors to save dogs. As space permits, we cover the entire state of Texas and are the only GSP Rescue working in Texas. As space permits, we also do our best to cover intake in Louisiana as there is no GSP rescue in that state.
Texas GSP Rescue began in November of 2000 with the work of Diane Hagler out of Denton, Texas. As Diane began building resources, the German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of North Texas incorporated and was recognized as a 501(c)(3) in April of 2003. Since that time the Rescue has continued to grow with adopters, volunteers and supporters. We consider ourselves fortunate to have found as many GSP lovers in Texas as we have!
How Does "Seniors for Seniors" Work?
Prospective adopters must first fill out our online application and agree to have a home visit. After receiving your application and completing your home visit, Tx GSP Rescue will work with you to find the perfect Senior. We will even help with transporting your new senior to you if your perfect, senior companion lives in another city.
Prior to adoption, all Tx GSP Rescue dogs receive a full exam from a veterinarian. This includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, dental check and other diagnostic tests deemed necessary for seniors.
If the match does not work, or you face unexpected future health challenges that result in your being unable to care for your dog, Tx GSP Rescue will reassume care of him or her.
Seniors for Seniors adoptions are available to seniors 62+ years of age. A Senior dog is any of our wonderful, adoptable dogs who are 8 yrs or older.
The benefits of companion animals
Scientific studies have shown that pets provide real health benefits to the humans who care for them:
- Increased physical activity
- Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
- Fewer trips to the doctor and therefore, decreased medical costs
- Less depression and a happier state of being
- Greater sense of physical security
- Love, affection and companionship