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Jul 11

2017

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Pints For Pointers Round 2 – August 27th

Love GSPs, live music, beer, friends, fun and the return of the Kissing booth? We can promise all six things on August 27th!

August 27, 2017 from 2pm – 5pm!

St. Patrick’s Brewing Company
2842 W. Bowles Ave.
Littleton, CO 80120

Tickets will be sold at the door for $30. Included in the $30 ticket price:
– Music by Half Pint and the Growlers

– Mile High GSP Pints for Pointers 16oz commemorative pint glass

– 1 beer ticket good for 1 free pour provided by Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company

– 1 food ticket good at Skadi’s Food Truck

– 3 raffle tickets for items donated (gift cards, dog and GSP-specific items, etc.) and silent auction with some awesome items.

– Be sure to bring your non-aggressive dog!

– Face paintng, bean bag toss, ping pong, foosball for the kids

– Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the event.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at milehighgsp@gmail.com, or reach out to us through Facebook. Thank you for helping to support our rescue and save GSPs in need. We hope to see you there!

 

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Mar 21

2017

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GUIDELINES FOR ADOPTING A GSP PUPPY

1. Having experience as a GSP owner is a major advantage. A German
Shorthaired Pointer is not a breed for everyone. Having a GSP is not at all like
having a Golden Retriever or a Lab. Owners who have adult GSPs know they
can be a challenge many days. Puppies are a challenge every day!

2. You need another active dog for the puppy to have as a mentor and playmate. Although small breeds are delightful and great fun, they generally do not provide enough exercise for the extremely active GSP puppy. Nor does a senior dog who is no longer actively playing and running. Another dog, a mentor/buddy dog, not only provides playtime for the puppy but also helps train him or her and is there to show the puppy the ropes about acceptable dog behavior.

3. You need to be around for the puppy for at least part of the day, not just when
you come home for lunch or after being gone for a typical 8-hour work day.
An adopter needs to be available to potty train and create a bond with the
pup. Because puppies have tiny bladders they need to go outdoors as often as
every two hours. The first few months are the most important for the puppy
to bond with his or her owner which requires the two of them to spend a lot of
quality time together. Having a GSP puppy is a major time and energy commitment.

4. Every active GSP needs daily exercise and consistent training, possibly on
an e-collar. GSPs are one of the sporting breeds and they need more exercise
than you can probably imagine. Playing in the backyard and visits to a dog
park a few times a week are not enough exercise for GSPs, especially not
enough for a young dog once he or she is more than a year old. As with almost
any GSP, a 6 ft. fence is usually required especially because of their prey drive.
Exercise for puppies, however, needs to be regulated. They aren’t physically
ready for vigorous or extensive exercise until they are at least 12 months old.

5. Most GSP’s are very prey-driven and, given the opportunity and training, may
want to hunt. An adopter of a puppy needs to be prepared for that possibility.

*Potential adopters who meet these guidelines will have preference in adopting one
of the puppies coming to us in April.

 

 

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Mar 06

2017

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Bella

We have sad news today. BELLA, one of our lovely owner surrenders who many of you are familiar with if you’ve visited our website, was euthanized by her long-time owners on February 28. She was diagnosed a short time ago with a very large abdominal tumor, possibly due to hemangiosarcoma, such a deadly and fast-moving cancer. Her owners wanted to keep Bella with them and eventually chose to let this sweet girl go peacefully. We were so sorry that we weren’t able to find just the right family for Bella who did need a very special home. But fate kept her where she belonged, with the family she loved and trusted, until her last days. Many hugs and our warmest thoughts are with Dave and Jennifer and we wish for a gentle, loving passage to the Rainbow Bridge for dear Bella.

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Feb 26

2017

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Pucker Up For Pointers

We would like to thank all of you that came out to support Mile High GSP Rescue and all of you that support us and this special breed throughout the year, we could not do this without all of you. What a great time we had meeting everyone who came.  A  special thanks to Miss. Annie who was the hit of the day! p.s be watching for news to come on our summer event where all pups will be welcome!

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Jan 15

2017

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Join us for Pucker Up For Pointers February 12th at Platte River Bar and Grill

Sunday February 12th 2:00 PM · Platte River Bar and Grill · Littleton

Love is in the air! Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon as we spread our love for the German Shorthaired Pointer. Food, drinks, raffle, kisses from our favorite pups, and more!

Tickets will be sold at the door for $25 donation to the rescue. Included in the $25 donation:

  • – Special edition Mile High GSP Pints for Pointers 16oz commemorative glass
  • – A beer or well drink (must be 21+)
  • – Three raffle tickets (gift cards, dog items, condo stay, pet sitting, etc.)
  • – Tasty Mexican – American Food

We will have several Foster dogs at the event and will not be able to have any other dogs. However, we are already brainstorming an event this summer where ALL dogs will be welcome so please stay tuned for that!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at milehighgsp@gmail.com, call 720.373.7274 or reach out to us through Facebook. Thank you for helping to support our rescue and save GSPs in need. We hope to see you there!

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Sep 22

2016

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Little gal with a BIG heart donates birthday money to help GSPs!

Get ready for some MAJOR warm and fuzzies. We received this very special note in the mail from 9-year-old Hannah along with her $100 donation: Read more →

Aug 18

2016

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We’re having babies… and they’ve all been adopted!

UPDATE: As of 9/15/2016, all the puppies have been adopted into WONDERFUL homes!

We’re having babies! Well . . . actually, we’re getting puppies. These little ones, four females and one male, are purebred GSPs and they’re coming in September. They’re still pretty tiny but we thought you might like to have a preview peek. Stay tuned to this page for updated details and pictures of this bunch of babies, growing every day. If you are interested in possibly adopting one of these GSP pups, please email us at milehighgsp@gmail.com so we can send you information with guidelines for potential adopters.

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May 18

2016

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Order your special edition Pints for Pointers pint glass!

Many folks have asked how they can order their very own Pints for Pointers glasses, so here are instructions! Feel free to call us at 720.373.7274 or email us at milehighgsp@gmail.com if you have issues ordering your glass.

  1. To order your glass, select the About Us drop down at the top of the website and click on Donate.
  2. Use the Paypal Make a one-time donation option to order. You will automatically be directed to a Paypal link.
  3. Calculate the donation amount based on the number of glasses you are ordering and whether you will require shipping and enter this amount in the donation amount entry field. Glasses are $12 each which will include shipping and handling. If you’d prefer to pick up in the Metro Denver area, glasses are $10 each.
  4. Sign in to your Paypal account. Once you sign into Paypal, you will see an option “If you like to add a message to GSP”. In this message box, enter the quantity of glasses you are ordering and your full name and shipping address.
  5. If you would like to pick up your order in the Metro Denver area, please note that you would like to pick up, your address, an email address or phone number and someone from the rescue will contact you.
  6. Complete the Paypal transaction as you normally would.

Thank you!

Mile High GSP Rescue Glass

Mile High GSP Rescue Glass

Apr 27

2016

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Join us for Pints for Pointers on May 14th at Call to Arms Brewing Company!

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Tickets will be sold at the door for $25. Included in the $25 ticket price:

  • – Special edition Mile High GSP Pints for Pointers 16oz commemorative glass
  • – 1 beer ticket good for 1 free pour of either: Clintonian Pale Ale, Oats and Hose Oatmeal Porter, Freedom Fries Saison, Amigos Borrachos Vienna Lager or Tennyson Standard Kolsch (provided by Call to Arms Brewing Company)
  • – 1 food ticket good for 2 free tacos (choice of: Carnitas, Smoked Chicken, Pork Belly, Duck Confit or Queso y Frijoles)
  • – 1 raffle ticket for items donated (gift cards, dog and GSP-specific items, concert tickets, etc.)

 

Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the event.

PARKING: There is on-street parking available throughout the neighborhood.

KIDS: Please note that the price for kids is $25 and that will include two tacos and their first soda free, the limited edition glass, and an additional raffle ticket for parents (not to be claimed by kids). If you’d rather order off menu and not get the additional pint glasses or raffle tickets for yourself, you aren’t required to buy your child/children a ticket.

DRINKS: You can drink your first beer in the special edition glass but the bar cannot wash and pour additional beers in the glass so please plan accordingly. You are also welcome to bring camping chairs to sit outside which is a fun setup for this brewery, although it can only fit a certain number of camping chairs.

DOGS: We love your dog(s) and Call to Arms Brewing Company is dog-friendly, however, please keep in mind there is limited space which is made up of concrete (not grass for bathroom relief) and if the weather is hot, not much shade for overheating pooches. Please consider this when you make your decision whether or not to bring your dog.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at milehighgsp@gmail.com, call 720.373.7274 or reach out to us through Facebook. Thank you for helping to support our rescue and save GSPs in need. We hope to see you there!

Mmmm... two tacos by Mas Kaos included in the ticket price.

Mmmm… two tacos by Mas Kaos included in the ticket price.

 

Special edition Pints for Pointers pint glass included in the ticket price.

Special edition Pints for Pointers pint glass included in the ticket price.

 

Feb 25

2016

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Cody and Cora: a very sweet bonded pair!

UPDATE 3/24/16: Cody and Cora have found a foster family! Thank you everyone for helping to share them!

A wonderful bonded pair needs our help. Cody is a Pointer/Lab mix and Cora is a purebred, white and black GSP. Both of the pups are 1 to 1-1/2 years old; neither is a large dog. They are neutered/spayed and have all their basic shots. These two were picked up as strays in Oklahoma by a woman who is now fostering them until they can find a home together. They are extremely bonded – cuddling, playing, staying close to each other. This temporary foster mom says they are two of the sweetest, most adorable dogs she’s fostered in a long time and they obviously depend on each other. We would love to bring them to Mile High GSP Rescue to be fostered or adopted but we need a place for them. If you feel you can help Cora and Cody by adopting or fostering, keeping them together, please call Judy at 720-373-7274. Thank you so much! Read more →