Adoption Application

Thank you for your interest in adopting a GSP! Your approval involves a check of your vet and personal references and a home visit. Once the reference check has been complete you will hear from a home visit volunteer.  Depending upon your availability and the availability of a local volunteer for the home visit, full approval typically takes approximately 14-21 days. You will not be put in touch with the foster home for any dogs of interest until you are fully approved.

As we are a volunteer organization, we appreciate your patience and support. We understand that you may be working with other rescues or shelters in your search for the perfect pet. Please be aware that there may be other interested applicants in the dog you are interested in. We do not hold dogs. Our policy is that the first approved applicant to meet a dog, can adopt that dog. If you are interested in a particular GSP, you should arrange to meet that dog as soon as possible following approval.

Please understand that the responses to your emails are sent by volunteers, the person checking your references is a volunteer, the person coming to your home for a visit is a volunteer and the foster home that responds to your questions and makes time for you to meet the dog is a volunteer. Should you decide not to adopt from our Rescue, please consider making a small donation in appreciation of the time our volunteers spent working with you.

Thank you! We look forward to receiving your application!



The adoption donation varies according to age:

$350.00 for a dog 2 years and under

$300 for a dog 3 yrs to 7 years

$200 for a dog 8 yrs to 10 yrs old

$100 recommended for dogs over ten years old.

Adoption donations are based on vet costs - the average veterinary cost for Texas GSP Rescue per dog is $400.00 - $800.00.


Adoption donations are supplemented by Texas GSP Rescue fundraising efforts and our very generous donors.


These minimum adoption donations are non-negotiable. Each dog adopted will be spayed or neutered and up to date on shots. Each dog will be tested for heartworms and undergo treatment if necessary. We strive to microchip each dog, but that is not always possible prior to adoption. The minimum adoption donation amount allows us to cover these vet costs for all the dogs in our care.

Directions: Use the TAB key or your MOUSE to move between the fields of the application.


In most cases we require adopters to be at least 21 years of age. Are you 21 years of age or older?*


Do you have a fenced in yard?*

Do you own or rent your residence?*


Please provide name, phone or email address for friends or relatives that can serve as a secondary contact or emergency contact for you or your dog.


Please provide us with the vet that has the most up-to-date records for your pets! If you do not currently own a pet but have in the past, please list the vet that provided care for your previous pet(s). Many vets maintain records for several years after a pet has passed away. By providing the following information, you grant us permission to contact your vet for a reference check.

Note: Please call ahead and let your vet know Texas GSP will be calling for a vet reference.

Will you allow Texas GSP to contact your vet?


Do not list any pets you had as a child or while living with your parents. Please remember, we must be able to verify all information by calling your veterinarian.

Are you first time pet owner?*

Do you have cat(s) at your home?*


Do all adults in the home know you are planning to adopt a GSP?*

Do any household members have animal allergies or suffer from Asthma?*

Why do you want to adopt a dog (please check all that apply)?*


Does your dog need to get along with other dogs?*

Are you willing to housetrain an adopted dog?*

For what reason(s) would you feel compelled to give up your GSP?*

Are you willing to do obedience training if recommended?*

Are you willing to buy and use a crate if recommended?*

Will you authorize a visit to your home or a virtual vist by one of our volunteers before or after adopting a pet? All family members must be present.*

If you are approved, you and any current dogs you own will be required to travel to the location of the foster to adopt a dog. Are you willing to travel for this purpose?*

Have you ever owned a GSP or English Pointer?*

Many rescued GSPs will not hunt. Would you return the dog if it won't hunt?*

Would you like to be added to the Volunteer list in your area?*

Do you have any other comments that would help us in approving your application or have questions you would like us to answer?

Are you looking at other avenues for Adoption currently?


Our minimum adoption donation varies depending on the age of the dog, ranging from $100-$350. Any additional contribution will be greatly appreciated.