You must be an ISR approved adopter to request and receive further information on our GSPs. The process includes an application review, Veterinarian check, and home visit. Please understand there may be approved adopters already going through various stages of our adoption process; candidates who submitted their applications before those still in the review process, or those who are in the home visit stages.

Expressing an interest for a particular dog already in our rescue does not guarantee that specific dog will be available when you’ve completed the approval process. Also, we must ensure the needs of the dog of interest is a good match to an applicant’s specific circumstances. Completing an application and going through the approval process will add your information to our network. A current approval with your information in our database offers you the greatest opportunity to be matched up with the perfect GSP; a great match for your entire family. To start the application process, please follow the instructions found on this page.

Rooster “Roo” – fostered in Illinois

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Rooster (a.k.a. Roo) is great with other dogs and has a medium prey-drive.  Unsure if he’s good with children or cats.  Fenced yard recommended with room to run and play.


Rooster (a.k.a. Roo) is a new rescue for ISR and will be ready for adoption after going through all of his vetting which should be within a week or two. He’s about 5 or 6 years old and is a handsome white and black GSP who weighs about 65 pounds.  His fosters think this boy will definitely make a great addition to most families.

Roo is displaying many traits typically found in GSPs… traits GSP lovers know well.  He’s smart, a snuggler, loves being with people, no aggressions, and loves to play.  Roo already knows several commands including, “sit,” “stay,” and “come.”  He loves to play with his toys, especially in the mornings.  By the end of the day, he’s cleaned out the entire doggy toy box and you can find Kongs, balls, stuffed animals, ropes, etc. about everywhere Roo has been during the day.  Roo likes playing fetch with a ball and/or frisbee; however, he hasn’t really figured out in order to get to run after his toy again, he needs to bring it back to his person first. 😊

He’s considered a medium energy GSP with medium prey drive.  Roo’s prey interest is aroused when he sees critters that actually scurry around on the ground so those cute little squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits better tread softly…AND very quickly! 😊  Roo likes long leash walks and will make the right family a good jogging or walking buddy.  Car rides are also a favorite for Roo, so if traveling is part of a family’s lifestyle, Roo will be a great travel buddy, too.

Roo’s foster family doesn’t have small children in their home so we’re unsure how he’ll interact with children, but as with most energetic dogs, there may be a chance of him knocking small children over if he’s playing, but they don’t think it would be intentional.  This sweet boy is crate trained and doesn’t show any separation anxiety, but it’s obvious he’d rather be with people than alone in his crate.

Roo is very gentlemanly while he waits for his treats; he sits patiently and takes them gently.  He also doesn’t show food or toy aggression with people, even when he gets raw beef bones…the ultimate test for most dogs.  Such a good boy!

There are so many other wonderful things to say about Roo.  He loves baths, would walk all day long with you if you can make it, he’s easy-going, really wants to please, and he loves to be near people and “eats up” their attention and affection.  All these wonderful traits and sweet personality even though Roo hasn’t been with a “real” family since he was rescued as a stray.  It’s amazing how resilient our sweet GSPs can be, and Roo is certainly no exception.

Roo’s foster family is quickly falling in love with this boy and think he’ll make any family a terrific addition to their “pack.”  They’ve told us that “Roo is an overall great dog who needs a family to love him.  He likes ice cubes, McDonald’s ice cream cones, and his kibble! He’s not a skittish dog and has an outgoing personality; he isn’t shy when meeting strangers and other pets.  He’d love a fenced yard for exercise along with his long walks.”

If you’re the family looking for an ideal GSP who can fit in anywhere in your active or leisurely lifestyle, please complete our Online Adoption Application.  It’s the quickest and best way for us to learn of your interest.

  • Rooster is up to date with routine shots and is house trained.

  • Rooster is altered.

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Brody – fostered in Indiana

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As a senior gentleman, Brody will require some TLC and people who understand his medical needs.  A family who has a big heart and lots of love to give this sweet guy. Gets along well with dogs and has been around cats and doesn’t seem too interested in them; however, supervision with cats is recommended.


Brody is approximately 12 years old and hasn’t had the best life.  He was surrendered to a shelter by his owner and eventually found his way to our loving rescue people and skilled Veterinarians.  Since he’s been in our care (ISR) he has received the absolute best medical care and is gradually getting over some of the immediate medical issues he had when he arrived.

Brody was heartworm positive, but he has finished his heartworm treatment now and shouldn’t experience any long-term issues related to this illness; however, as he’s still recovering from this difficult, painful treatment, he will need to be kept fairly calm for roughly the next 6 months.  Too much exertion during this restorative period of time will have an adverse effect on Brody’s recovery, but he’ll still be happy to enjoy the family during short, leisurely leash walks with them while he recovers.  He’ll also need to be on a leash for his bathroom breaks.

As a senior dog, Brody also has some of the common ailments that can be found in the majority of senior dogs.  He has some difficulty standing on smooth surfaces, which may be improved by fitting him with toe grips (Pawz Friction) or nail caps (Purdy Paws).  He also has some fatty tumors (lipomas) that are benign and don’t bother him at all, along with slightly restricted movement due to arthritis in his hip and lower back. He takes medication for hypothyroidism which has proven to help him greatly.  Gosh… sure seems like older dogs age much the same as us humans. 😊

Luckily, even with the minor “old age” medical annoyances that affect Brody, it’s obvious how much this boy still enjoys life!  He’s consistently one of the happiest and mellowest old gents we’ve been lucky enough to enjoy as part of our rescue efforts.  The staff at the Vet’s office and his fosters frequently talk about him with such affection and after reading what they submitted for this story, it’s simple to see how easy he is to love.

Brody is good with other dogs and cats; however, he’s pretty curious when the cats dart away from him.  He’s a low-energy boy who is happy to crawl up on the couch to watch the world go by and then drift off for a nap. 😊 His foster doesn’t have children, so we’re unsure how good he is with them, but to be safe, we’d recommend he not be homed with children younger than 12 years of age.

If you’ve continued to read to this point about our sweet Brody, then we know you undoubtedly have a BIG heart and a BIG love for dogs…no matter the age or the circumstances.  Brody has so much to offer the right family.  The fosters and Vet staff have so many nice things to say about this boy.  They told us that “Brody is a very sweet, loving, happy boy who loves mealtime!  He also loves attention but isn’t needy or demanding.  He’s kind of like a bull in a China shop and we’ve affectionately dubbed him ‘our big lug’.”

Are you the family that wants to give Brody the best life he can have as a senior gentleman?  He’d love to have a family to love him as much as he’ll love you!

If you want to adopt Brody…a loving, senior GSP that is sweet, loving, and looking for a permanent family to love him, please complete our Online Adoption Application.  It’s the quickest and best way for us to learn of your interest.

  • Brody is up to date with routine shots and is house trained.

  • Brody is altered.

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