We believe that finding the right Weim for you should be a thought-filled process and we want to match you up with the right friend for your family and situation. To start the process, fill our our online adoption application form AFTER downloading AND reading our adoption application packet.

Upon receipt of the application, a Mile High Weimaraner Rescue (MHWR) Volunteer will review the application and check your references. If all looks well with your application, a MHWR Volunteer will let you know if you are a good fit for a Weim. If there is not currently a dog available that matches what you are looking for, your name is kept on a list of possible adopters. If a match is thought to exist, a MHWR Volunteer will contact you.

MHWR is operated 100% by the help of volunteers. The volunteers spend their spare time helping Weims in need find new homes. Our volunteers have families, jobs, and dogs on their own that keep them very busy. They help when they can, so please be patient with our volunteers. If we don't get back to you in a timely fashion, don't hesitate to send a reminder email our way and we'll do what we can to get back to you. We do not have a 'shelter'. All dogs in need of homes are either in their surrendering home, a foster home, or at a boarding facility. As much as we want the dogs in rescue to be rehomed as quickly as possible, we all have time and area constraints that can sometimes slow the process down. Please know that we take rehoming Weims very seriously and want to make sure all of the dogs we place go to the right families. That can take time, so again, please be patient.

There is an adoption fee associated with the adoption. The fee varies based on age and condition of the dog. The average adoption fee is $200.00. All dogs (with the exception of puppies under six months of age) will be spayed or neutered, have a Home-Again or AVID micro-chip implanted, will be current on vaccines, tested for heartworms, and have a veterinary check.  

Our prices for adoption are as follows:

  • Puppies through 3 years old $300
  • 4 - 6 years old $250
  • 7 - 9 years old $200
  • 10 & Up $100

If you want to adopt, why not try fostering a Weim in need of a home until a forever home can be found? It may give you and your family a better idea of what you are really looking for in a dog. See our " How to Help " page for more details.

by Diane Morgan

Note to adopters: Lassie and Cleo and Rin Tin Tin and Toto don't show up in rescue. We don't get the elegantly coiffed, classically beautiful, completely trained, perfectly behaved dog. We get the leftovers. Dogs that other people have incompetently bred, inadequately socialized, ineffectively "trained," and badly treated. Most Rescue dogs have had it. They've been pushed from one lousy situation to another. They've never had proper veterinary care, kind and consistent training, or sufficient company. They've lived outside, in a crate, or in the basement. They're scared, depressed and anxious. Some are angry. Some are sick. Some have given up. But we are Rescue and we don't give up. We never give up on a dog. We know that a dog is a living being, with a spirit and a heart and feelings. Our dogs are not commodities, things, or garbage. They are part of sacred creation and they deserve as much love and care and respect as the next Westminster champion. So please, please don't come to rescue in the hopes of getting a "bargain," or indeed of "getting" anything. Come to Rescue to give, to love, to save a life -- and to mend your own spirit. For Rescue will reward you in ways you never thought possible. I can promise you this -- a rescue dog will make you a better person.