Welcome!

The mission of the American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association Rescue, is to rescue purebred Wirehaired Pointing Griffons and place them forever homes where they can thrive.

There are on occasion adult Griffons that need a new home. Some dogs come from homes where there is a sudden realization that this is indeed a large breed that needs exercise, attention, devotion, training and grooming.  Some come from homes where the owner’s life circumstances change. Some come from local animal shelters where they’ve been picked up as strays or owner surrender. We have dogs of all ages and physical conditions come through our Rescue Program.

You should approach the adoption with the expectation that the rescue dog needs and deserves as much attention and devotion that a carefully chosen puppy bought from a breeder. You will need to practice the same patience, training, socialization, housebreaking, grooming and health care.

Adopting a Rescue Griffon can be an excellent idea for active families with a large, well fenced yard, and whose children (if any) are old enough and mature enough to handle and care for a large dog, are the most successful homes. Most Griffons are good with children and are amazingly resilient and quick to adapt to new conditions and bond to their new family members quickly.

We are pleased that you are interested in rescuing a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.