Hi, I'm Gerry, but you can call me anything you'd like; I'm not picky. I'm only 3 years old, have all the markings of a German Shorthaired Pointer and a docked tail. My owner didn't leave any information about me when he left me in a  shelter. That’s where GSP Rescue of NJ saved me and now I need a forever home!

I am with a local foster family right now, and they are really nice, but I  want a home without other pets. Since I've left the shelter, I've made one friend - a small Beagle. I just don't make dog friends too easily, so my foster family keeps me separate from their own dogs.

I'm a big lug, but also a real love bug. Sometimes I act like a bull, and my foster mom calls me Toro.  I am in school working on my manners. I have a good personality and love to play. Balls are my favorite especially tennis balls. I'm crate trained and housebroken. I just want a family who is fine with a single fella and a place with a nice yard where I can stretch my legs.

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Honestly, I prefer people over dogs. I'm just a canine loner, I like it that way and I'm looking for a family that does too. I don't need to make dog friends. I'm happy to have all the attention to myself and am quite content to just play with my family and romp around my own yard.

While I like kids, sometimes I get jazzed up and jumpy when I'm excited. I forget my size and I could knock over little ones by mistake, so a home without kids is best.

I'm in a special training class at St. Hubert’s in Madison with other dogs like me (that don’t like other dogs)- we are the outcasts, the pups that got pushed around when we were little or just didn't have the greatest start in life.

I love to learn and enjoy training. I know sit, down, stay and wait. I walk well with a gentle leader and I don't mind a muzzle either. Sometimes my mom makes me wear one if we are going to meet other dogs or when we go to school.

In class, I get to experience new things in a safe environment where everyone is nice. I learn new tricks and commands and I get scrumptious, yummy treats that my foster dad makes fresh for me each week. Don't tell the other students, but I'm pretty sure I'm the teacher's pet!

I have two teachers and they are always telling me how good I'm doing and how much progress I'm making. I have incredible focus. I'm sure I'm going to graduate with honors and if you like to train, I'd love to take more classes. In fact my teachers think if I found a new home with a trainer, it would be the perfect match.

So that’s my story! My foster mom can tell you all about me. Just email gsprescuenj@hotmail.com to learn more and make me your No. 1 dog!

GSP Rescue NJ is a 501c3 non-profit organization made up solely of volunteers dedicated to dedicated to finding homes for abandoned German Shorthaired Pointers focusing primarily in NJ & NY, but working cooperatively with other regional Rescue groups.