Dogs that are received into LWR’s program come from a variety of backgrounds and situations. Some are recoveries from various shelters. They may have arrived into the shelter as a stray and not reclaimed by their owner or the animal may have been surrendered to the facility by their owner.

Most of the dogs that we receive into our Rescue program rarely come from abusive situations. They typically come from loving families that can no longer keep them due to a move, divorce, death in the family, etc…. Others come from families that just didn’t know what they were getting into when they bought a Weimaraner puppy!!

We are all volunteers, many of us with full time jobs, families and animals of our own. We could not do what we do on a daily basis without an incredible network of dedicated volunteers and we can always use more.

Many people who are unable to have dogs of their own for a variety of reasons or limitations turn to volunteerism as a way to contribute to the rescue and help save weims in need.

Our volunteer form includes questions to fill out so we can get a sense what you’d like to do and when you’re available to help. You do not need to be a current weim or dog owner – just have a love of animals and the willingness to work with a great network of volunteers throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and WV.

Filling out the form simply puts you on our volunteer email list.  When the rescue needs help of any kind an email blast will go out to all volunteers.  If you are able to help simply reply to the email, if you are unable to help just disregard the email. In addition to completing the Volunteer Application, you must complete our Volunteer Waiver.  You can find it below.  It is in a PDF format and you must print, complete, sign, and either email or fax it back to us.

LWRI Volunteer Waiver Agreement

If you are interested in fostering, please click on below to take you to our Foster page to read about what is involved and to complete an application to become a Foster family.  We have many dogs and too few foster homes.  Once you are on the approved foster list, we contact you with dogs that are coming in and ask if you think any of them fits into your home.