Temporary Care Program

NorCal GSP Rescue is dedicated not only to rehoming GSPs in need but also to reuniting GSPs and their families after a crisis.

Temporary Care Program for GSPs in Northern California: We offer temporary care (up to 90 days) for GSPs whose guardians are facing a crisis, such as illness/hospitalization, family illness, emergency evacuation orders, house fire, eviction, homelessness, domestic violence, economic hardship, or other situations. This allows the time and support needed for those affected to secure a better outcome.

A crisis shouldn’t mean you have to give up your GSP.
With time and support, we want to help you secure a better outcome.

Are you facing any of these challenges?

  • Medical Treatment/Rehabilitation
  • Evacuation (Wildfire, Earthquake, Flooding)
  • Foreclosure
  • Financial Hardship
  • Eviction
  • Homelessness
  • Domestic Violence
  • Other Crisis Situations

If you are struggling with a crisis situation, NorCal GSP Rescue offers a Temporary Care Program for people or families in need of a temporary home for their GSP. The purpose of this program is to provide care for GSPs during a crisis and then reunite GSPs with their families following the crisis. The program offers up to 90 days of care. Please read through all the information to learn more.

Medical Requirements

Rabies vaccination, Distemper/Parvo (DA2PPv) vaccination, Bordetella vaccination, proof of spay/neuter, microchipped, on heartworm preventative.

In cases where your GSP may be missing vaccinations or a microchip, we can assist. GSPs that are a part of our Temporary Care Program must be spayed/neutered either before entering the program or while they are in the program (we will also assist with this). If you do not wish to spay/neuter your GSP and do not have a valid medical reason, we are unfortunately unable to assist you. Read more about the importance of spay and neuter.

Program Fees

The cost of having your GSP in our Temporary Care Program will be determined prior to your GSP arriving. A NorCal GSP Rescue team member will discuss this with you based on your situation. Costs for the Program can be paid weekly/monthly. Owners are responsible for reimbursing costs for spaying/neutering, microchip, and/or any vaccinations that NorCal GSP Rescue provides. 

Communication

NorCal GSP Rescue uses email as a primary source of contact. Please be sure to routinely check your email for our response, including any questions we may have about your Temporary Care Program application.

If a team member of NorCal GSP Rescue contacts you, and you do not respond within 72 hours, your spot will be given to the next person on our waiting list. We will do our best to assist you as quickly as possible. If we are not able to assist right away, we can place your GSP on the waiting list.

Temporary Care Application

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    Our service area is Northern California. Your GSP will need to be brought to the agreed-upon meeting location, and we may be able to assist with transportation. There may be a waitlist for our Temporary Care Program. If you have more than one GSP, we may not be able to help with all of your GSPs at one time or place them in the same foster home. Please answer the following questions as thoroughly as you can.
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  • I, the undersigned, understand and agree to the following:
    1. I understand I will be contacted as soon as possible VIA EMAIL with next steps if NorCal German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue (NCGSPR) will be able to care for my GSP.
    2. I understand that the Temporary Care Program is NOT A FREE PROGRAM. A NorCal GSP Rescue representative will discuss cost and payment plans with me if they are able to care for my GSP.
    3. I understand that NorCal GSP Rescue is unable to hold spaces and that it is important that I respond to them as soon as possible when NCGSPR reaches out to me.
    4. I understand that my GSP(s) will be housed in a foster home with a NorCal GSP Rescue foster volunteer, and that I will not be allowed to visit my GSP while s/he is in this temporary care program. NCGSPR will provide me information about my GSP when it is able.
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