Louisville Weimaraner Rescue, Inc., (LWR) is a non-profit, 501c3 organization run entirely by volunteers to rescue stray, abandoned, and relinquished Weimaraners in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and surrounding states.  LWR has been working to provide “forever homes” to these Weims-in-need since 1997.  We are funded solely through fundraising events, private donations, and adoption fees.  All proceeds are used directly to feed, shelter, and provide much needed veterinary care to these rescued Weimaraners who reside with our volunteers in their own homes, with their own pets and families prior to adoption.  We take enormous pride in our rescue efforts, as well as strive to operate a professional and successful rescue group.  Our goal is to find each of these wonderful, homeless Weimaraners their “forever home.“


Please visit the Adopt a Weim Section….We strongly recommend that you read About the Breed and take the Are You Weim Ready Quiz BEFORE you decide to adopt a Weimaraner.  The information provided will give you a clear understanding of the breed and its requirements which will help you make the right decision for you and your family.

The first step in helping us find a family for a wonderful rescue dog is to fill out an application for adoption. This helps us by providing information about you, your home, your family, and gives us a general idea of what you are looking for in a family friend.  We serve the KY, IN, OH, WV areas.

Please do not be impulsive in adopting a dog. Choosing a lifetime companion is a very important decision and not one to be done in haste. The Weims in our program are our first priority. We must be sure they are placed in homes where they will be loved and properly cared for. Some of these Weims have already been in multiple homes and our goal is to make sure they will not be moved around anymore.


Please visit the Foster A Weim section. We desperately need foster homes as there are more Weims needing homes than we have places for them.  When you foster, you agree to take a homeless Weimaraner into your home and give him or her the love, care and attention, either for a predetermined period of time or until the dog is adopted.  LWR pays for all vetting and medical expenses, collars, leashes, food, transportation, etc.

We need fosters because we do not have a physical shelter and depend upon foster homes to care for our rescued Weimaraners until suitable homes are found.  You should consider fostering as it is one of the mnost rewarding experiences you can have.

Please welcome a rescued weimaraner into your family and help us find them a permanent home.


Louisville Weimaraner Rescue, Inc. is always looking for volunteers to help. There are many ways you can make a difference in the life of a rescued weimaraner. This could be as simple as helping out at our fundraisers or as proactive as becoming a foster family. We often have to move dogs from place to place. Help us transport dogs in need of a move. We also can use volunteers to help socialize, walk, or just spend time with rescued dogs. Even a small amount of time will be a great value to us. Please visit our Volunteer page and complete our Volunteer Application.


If you wish to adopt, please go to the Adoption section and complete an online adoption application.  If you need to surrender a dog, please go to the Surrender section and complete an online Surrender/Intake inquiry.

For general questions, click on this link and complete the contact form.


Many expenses are involved in the pre-adoption process such as food, toys, medical or emergency care, insurance premiums, and ever-rising transportation  costs. These costs continue to increase. Please visit our Special Needs page to see updates on some of the pups we have or are helping. It is because of contributions like yours that we are able to do many great things for Weims. You may make a direct, TAX DEDUCTIBLE, monetary donation to us through our DONATE link below.