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. Maggie is a perfect girl, whereas Josie is your typical BGD (Bad Grey Dog). I also have a cat named Tiger who has trained many Weims that it is not o.k. to eat cats. My family consists of my husband, Bob, and our two sons, Robbie and Alex, who are owned by Maggie and Josie. Honestly, that’s the way we look at it too; we don’t own them, they own us.
Once our children were in college, and we weren’t playing travel hockey anymore, we decided to help the breed by becoming a foster family for needy Weims. Our first experience wasn’t very successful. We adopted our foster and were considered “Failed Fosters”. Since that time, we have fostered four Weims for Iowa Weimaraner Rescue. Each dog holds a special place in our heart, and it’s hard to let go. However, knowing that each forever home is carefully chosen through a collaborative process, and all involved feel it’s a perfect match, is reassuring. As each Weim leaves he takes a little piece of my heart with him. I feel that this makes more room in my heart enabling me to help yet another Weim in need.