Our New Beginnings

As volunteers we dedicate our time, energy, and emotions to finding homes for the dogs we receive into rescue. Nothing means more to us than to see wonderful GSPs who come from many different places and situations find a forever home with a family who has opened their hearts and dedicated themselves to a dog in need.

Not only do we enjoy our volunteer work and time spent getting to know our dogs in rescue, but we take such joy in meeting the incredible families who show love and compassion to their new found family members. To us, we may feel that an adopted dog has been blessed to find such a great home, but if you ask the adopting family, they will tell you that they are the ones who have been blessed by their newest addition to their family.


Meet AVA….My new and best companion ever!  Thanks to New Beginnings GSP Rescue and Pam Vermillion! As people tell me…we are like two peas in a pod…a perfect match!  And I have Pam to thank for that. I contacted New Beginnings a year and a half before I was ever in a position to adopt, but Pam was patient and I went through the application and approval process….and when I was ready….a match was made!  I wanted an older dog…

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This new addition to our family is Max. He is a big beautiful puppy who came to us from Kentucky in July. He is so loving – so grateful for his new home and we are grateful for him. He makes us laugh every day – he’s so cute and comical.  Max has lots of energy and keeps us in shape with exercise. We discovered the “Howlabaloo” dog park about 40 minutes away.  It’s 58 fenced acres of trees, ponds,…

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Steve and I had just bought a new house and, after being married for a year, decided we would like to add a dog to our little family. Being that we are an active couple, we were looking for a versatile dog that would like everything about the outdoors, such as hiking, camping, biking, swimming, etc. The breed that we kept coming back to was the GSP. We found New Beginnings through Petfinder. Pam had just received into rescue a…

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Dearest Pam, I just wanted to share with you how great my new family is.  My name is Egan, I’m sure you remember me! I am the sweetest, smartest, best looking GSP ever! I’m also quite humble-bark, bark!  Well, to get you up to date, when I first went with my new family, I must admit I was a little skeptical. They seemed goofy.  But over time they grew on me. Now we are best chums. I do have to…

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Logan came to NBGSP as a stray dog, picked up by the local shelter in Indiana. He was wonderful with children, had a wonderful personality – very gentle and loving. Aside from a few belly problems (from eating out “in the wild”) and being underweight, he was ready for finding a forever home… After being with NBGSP for only a couple of weeks, a family in Asheville, North Carolina, was looking for a new “baby” to enrich their lives. They…

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We decided that for our second dog we would love to give a home to a dog in need and who would fit into our active lifestyle. Our search was initially for a Vizsla which is the breed of our first dog. During our search we also became interested in adopting a GSP. As we were looking, one dog kept jumping out at us – Rainey! She is a 1-2 year old liver GSP who had initially been a runaway…

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We can’t even imagine a more perfect fit for our family. We have 2 young children and they both adore Murphy. He is very loving and extremely tolerant. He plays great with other dogs and gets along well with our cat. He loves to play ball in the back yard but is also content to run around and chase squirrels on his own. Our son loves to lay in his dog bed with him and even takes bones and toys…

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Tessie is doing great and we could not be happier with our new little girl.  As I write, she is curled up snuggling on the couch. It’s hard to imagine a better dog. She spends her days tagging along after the kids and Amy and loves romping around chasing sticks in the backyard.  We’ve taken her on some long walks in the woods and she just loves to explore and chase squirrels. She has a new dog bed in front…

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New Beginnings German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is an all volunteer group whose purpose is to find permanent loving families for dogs that, through no fault of their own, find themselves without homes. Many of us have had countless years of loving and caring for our own Shorthairs.