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Surrendering your GSP

We realize the decision to surrender your dog to rescue is a difficult one; please know we are here to help.  You have made this decision in the best interests of your dog and we strive to make the process as easy as we can for both your dog and you. We will do our best to work quickly to find your dog his new forever home.

GSP Rescue of New England accepts purebred GSPs from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut.  Shelter and stray dogs are our highest priority.  Our availability to help an individual dog is based on foster home availability, location of the dog and temperament evaluation results.

Our approved adoptive families have been phone screened, vet referenced and home visited prior to approval for adoption.  They are also required to have fencing installed prior to adoption.  Any dog placed by us is bound by contract to be returned to GSP Rescue NE if the new owner can no longer keep him or her at any time in the future OR if the adopter is not living up to their contractual obligations agreed to at the time of adoption. Once we accept a dog into our program it is in our program for life and will never end up in a shelter or in an inappropriate home.

Throughout the surrender process please keep in mind that we are an all volunteer organization with limited resources.

Requirements for surrender to GSP Rescue

Surrendered dogs must:

  1. Have no history of bites or aggression to humans
  2. Be up to date on all shots, including a recent heartworm test and be on heartworm preventative medication
  3. Pass a temperament evaluation
  4. Be surrendered with a signed surrender contract giving GSP Rescue NE ownership of the dog

GSP Rescue Surrender Process

  1. Owner fills out surrender form
  2. GSP Rescue NE will contact you to discuss surrendering your dog.
  3. An evaluation of the dog  will be scheduled with one of our volunteers.
  4. Following the evaluation, the dog will either be matched to an appropriate adopter or placed in foster care if available.  If we do not have available foster homes and the dog is able to stay with the owner we will ask that the dog remain with the owner until a permanent home can be found.
  5. If the dog remains in the home until a direct adoption occurs the surrendering family may NOT pursue other placement options.
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