In 2003, WVCA Rescue was created in response to several WHV or possible WHVs in shelters. As a rare breed, they don’t turn up in shelters often, although occasionally a dog is relinquished to our club’s Rescue by the owner. We defines a “rescue” as a WV from various types of shelters, a stray, an abandoned dog, or a dog whose owners can no longer care for it. WHVCA Rescue is dedicated to the welfare of such Wirehaired Vizslas. Rescue program workers are volunteers, and give their time, effort, expertise, and often their own resources to help WHV in need. WHV Rescue is supported entirely by donations. We always appreciate donations of funds, supplies, and services.
Dogs in the rescue program are spayed, neutered, and their temperament evaluated before placement into a new home. In addition, all applicants wishing to adopt through the rescue program are carefully screened by experienced Rescue volunteers (Wirehaired Vizsla owners, breeders, and trainers.) A detailed questionnaire, interview process and home check are all part of this screening process. All adoption fees go directly to the care and veterinary expenses of each dog.