Iowa Weim Rescue is devoted to rescuing displaced Weimaraners, providing them with a safe, stable and balanced environment and making the life-long commitment to finding them forever homes.
The Iowa Weimaraner Rescue carries a high level of excellence and is the voice for the Weimaraners in our program.
Meet some of our Iowa Weim Rescue volunteers:
My name is Bridget and I have been involved with Weimaraner Rescue since 2009. While my involvement has been primarily fostering Weims, I have also transported fosters coming into my home, volunteered at meet-and-greets, provided pro-bono legal services, and now serve as President on IWR’s board. I work as an attorney at my law practice, Bott Law, PLLC, but my true love is the four-legged frenzy which greets me at the door each day when I come home. [Read More]
Hi, my name is Candi and I serve on the rescue’s Board as secretary/treasurer. I have been with rescue since 2009. I started in rescue fostering Weims. To date, I have fostered 13 Weims. I love getting to know each dog and their special quirks. Each one has integrated into my home like one of the pack. Even though it’s hard to say goodbye when the time comes, it’s satisfying knowing that I’ve helped them find a loving forever home! My volunteer duties have expanded: I continue to foster dogs, and now assist with applicant screening, rescue guide development, transporting dogs coming into my home, and editing. [Read more]
Cheri and Matt:
We have been a part of IWR since 2013. We have had Weimaraners for 15 years. Our first Weimaraner was named Gunnar; he was a big boy weighing in at 110 lbs. He was a gentle giant; the most loving silver you had ever laid eyes on. Two years after bringing Gunnar into our lives we added Oakley to our family and they quickly became best friends. They grew up together and passed away within 2 years of each other at the age of 13. Needless to say we were devastated. We then added to our family with our current blue Weimaraner, Winston, and let me tell you he is all puppy [Read more]
As far back as I can remember I have been fascinated with Weimaraners, I knew that someday I would make them part of my life. I started researching adoption and came across IWR. I fell in love with a gorgeous little girl named Josie, she is 8 and has had such a rough & cruel life, she feared everything and everyone. I adopted Josie the day that I met her and our journey to companionship, trust & love has been a teaching and learning beautiful road. I often ask myself who rescued who? [Read More]
I have been an active rescue volunteer since August, 2008 and I currently serve as Vice President of IWR’s Board of Directors. Other duties include evaluations (incoming Weims and 72 hour intake) volunteer/public education (Rescue Me seminar, Good Manners workshop, monthly book club), specialty medical consultations, temporary foster care (for foster families on vacation, out of town, etc.), and transportation. My animal family includes 3 Weims, 2 cats, 1 parakeet, and 1 fish. I tend to be drawn to senior Weims or those with medical needs. [Read more]
Danielle & Zach:
I have been volunteering with rescue since 2011. During this time I have helped process applications, complete evals, foster, and help with paperwork/computer work. We became involved in rescue after getting a Weim puppy, Avery. We instantly fell in love with the breed and don’t want to see any dog living in a bad environment. We contacted rescue to see what we could do to help, We are so proud to be part of such a wonderful organization and appreciate the opportunity to work with some amazing and caring people. [Read More]
I came across the Weimaraner Rescue in 2009 at The Great Iowa Pet Expo. I had liked the looks of Weims, their personalities and how they seem to be very intelligent. I ended up emailing the group and asking to get involved as a volunteer. [Read more]
My name is Deanne; my husband and I have owned Weimaraners for over 21 years. We absolutely love the breed and can’t imagine not having a Weim in our home!
Elizabeth and Paul:
We have been a part of IWR for the past several years. Thank goodness for Facebook because that is how we found the organization. We immediately put in an application to become volunteers. We have temporarily babysat for foster families, fostered several dogs, helped with processing applications and the newsletter. In addition, Paul’s company hosts the IWR Web Store. Fostering has brought us so much joy. We have been fortunate enough to stay in touch with the wonderful families who have adopted and even those who have had to make the very difficult decision to surrender their beloved pet. [Read More]
Janis and Keith:
Meet our family…my husband Keith, myself (Janis) I am on the Board of Directors with Iowa Weim Rescue, our dogs..Roxi, Riley, Rue, and Jersey girl (all female weims), Branson and Precious (2 female cats). Our love for weims actually did not start out in the rescue. Our first weim love came to us about 8 years ago. My hair stylist at the time was looking for a home for their then 3 year old weimaraner named Roxi. My initial thought was “weim-a-what”? I had family pets throughout my childhood but were smaller breeds – American Eskimo, mutt, cats and have always had a love of all animals. [Read more]
Jeremy & Jessica:
Before getting our first dog, we spent time researching different breeds. The Weimaraner’s activity level, hunting ability, and desire to be a part of the family appealed to us. Our fist Weim came from a breeder/friend when she was six weeks old. As she aged, she started to slow down and it looked like she would enjoy a companion. We searched for breeders, but happened upon a Weim rescue and decided to go that route instead. We adopted Ike (a large 2-year-old male) two years ago, and it was an amazing experience.
My name is Jill and I’ve had Weimaraners for 14 years. Weims are often referred to as “Gray Ghosts” and that’s how our first Weim came to be named Casper. He was quite a character, and he showed us that the world of Weims is truly wacky! After Casper we knew there was no other breed for us. Since that time we have adopted three more Weims. My current Weims are Maggie, 11, and Josie, 10. [Read More]
I grew up with dogs that lived outside; dogs didn’t belong in the house and that’s all there was to it. However, that all changed when I started working from home and wanted a little buddy to keep me company while I worked. I’ve always been fascinated by Weims, and I thought if I ever got a dog I would get a Weim. [Read More]
I do rescue because I absolutely adore weims. I want to do my part in saving them and making sure they find perfect forever homes! I have 3 weims Lily, Sammy, and Daisy. I assist in processing volunteer applications and processing owner surrenders. I try to make it to different events to help promote the rescue:) [Read More]
I am a new rescue volunteer, having joined the IWR family three months ago. I help transport Weims coming into rescue to their foster families. I have loved the breed since I met my first Weimaraner while working at a veterinary clinic in high school. I have adopted two rescue Weimaraners, and now I want to do what I can to help displaced and homeless Weims find great forever families. [Read More]
I am relatively new to rescue as I started volunteering in December 2011. I have been active fostering dogs, transporting dogs coming into rescue, attending book club learning events, and I try to attend as many social outings as possible. I became involved in rescue after we lost our first Weim of 7 years due to renal failure (Feb 2011). I soon discovered the house was just too quiet and lonely without the warmth and family atmosphere that a Weim brings to any household. My beautiful blue Sarah found her forever home with us in April 2011 through Weimaraner Rescue. [Read More]
My name is Sarah and I have been part of the Weimaraner Rescue since 2009. My husband and I began volunteering by fostering Weims, but with the arrival of our daughter and hectic schedules, I now donate my time by interviewing applicants and compiling the newsletter. We have our own Weim baby, Riley, who we will always consider our first born. Riley has numerous health issues and requires daily medication. Luckily she concentrates on the peanut butter and treats instead of the eye drops and pills, and her medical issues haven’t changed her sweet temperament. [Read More]
Hi, my name is Shannon and it seems like I have been involved with Weimaraner Rescue for many moons now. I got my first Weim when I was in high school and immediately fell in love with the breed. Later, as an adult and after moving into my own house, I adopted a Weim from a shelter. I fell in love with the breed all over again. In 2007 I rescued a second Weim from the same shelter and now I have two Weims in my home, Lucy and Quin. [Read More]
Sherry and Kurt:
We are seasoned volunteers, having helped with Weim rescue efforts for many years. We currently assist with dog transports, home evaluations in our area, and offer temporary foster home placement. We got involved with rescue because we have had Weims for over 30 years and we love the breed. We have five Weims: Weaver, 10, Belle, 8, Ellie, 4, Summer, 4, and Sadie, an adopted rescue dog. We also have a seven-year-old German Wire-haired Pointer, Jerry. [Read More]
Stephanie & Chris:
Meet Stephanie & Chris, one of IWR’s newest foster families! I (Stephanie) was referred to IWR by a co-worker who knew IWR needed foster families. She thought it might be a good fit for us since we had experience with Weims. My husband and I decided to give fostering a try and see what we could do to help.
I have been a volunteer with IWR since 2010. I became involved with rescue after adopting two Weims from the Des Moines area, and I have been working with the group since then. We are a 4X4 family. That is four, four-legged children. Scarlett and Sophie are our two Weims. They are rescue dogs. Our cats, Morris and Joe, are biological brothers. The cats came from our family farm. We have a great extended family. The children have grandparents who live on a farm and we spend all the holidays with them. [Read More]