Midwest Vizsla Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to intervene on behalf of Vizslas who, through no fault of their own, have become homeless. Many of these dogs come to us through shelters or owner turn-ins where the owner can no longer care for the dog. Dogs are matched with applicants on a “best fit” versus a “first come/first served basis". We are dedicated to finding appropriate homes for purebred Vizslas. The donation requested for adopting a rescue Vizsla is $375.00. Usually this covers normal costs incurred during rescue. Depending on the dog's medical condition (broken bones, heartworm positive, other needed medical) we will ask for more to help cover their bills. If travel or crating issues arise during the placement of a rescue, the adopting individual assumes those costs. We do not arrange transport - that is up to the adopting family.
All rescues are spayed or neutered prior to adoption (unless it would be best to wait), UTD on shots, heartworm tested and have had behavioral assessment that includes housebreaking crate training, ability to get along with other dogs, kids etc... No promises on cats as not all the foster homes have cats. As fosters, all dogs live in our homes, with our families. Some may require on-going veterinary care. An adoption application is available by submitting the adoption form available under the rescue link.
We operate one of the more active programs nationally in purebred Vizsla placement. Monthly ads placed in the Kansas City Star serve as an educational tool where we talk about the breed to prospective owners. We look for good owner/pet matches to circumvent future rescue problems. Mixed rescues are rare for us and supported through other rescue organizations. If we know of a mixed rescue and you are interested, we will be happy to share that information with you.
Due to the overall nature of rescue, they rarely have papers. Should a question arise of whether a dog is purebred; an evaluation will be completed by someone with breed experience. Age varies, but historically, male Vizslas are more prevalent than females 3 to 1.
Midwest Vizsla Rescue is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization. We raise much needed funds through an annual fundraising appeal and donations. Please think of your red buddies during year end appeals!