About BVR Rescue
The current cost of adopting one of our rescue Vizslas is $250.00, which is used to meet normal costs incurred during animal rescue. This cost is subject to change due to circumstances that may arise above and beyond normal rescue conditions. If the adopted Vizsla is older than 7 years of age, the adoption fee is reduced. Our older citizens make wonderful companions, and frequently are just as active as a youngster. They need a forever home as well!
Parentage and "Papers"
Due to the overall nature of rescue, our Vizslas rarely have papers. But we are happy to help you get an AKC PAL number that will allow you to compete in performance events like obedience, Rally, Tracking, etc. Should a question arise of whether a dog is pure bred; an evaluation will be completed by a member of the BVR.
The age of our rescue Vizslas varies. It is rare to have a puppy come into rescue. Most of our rescues are between 3 and 7 years of age. All rescue Vizslas are spayed or neutered prior to placement and are passed through behavioral evaluations by one or more BVR Rescue volunteers.
Considering Adopting a Vizsla? Here's How!
An adoption application is available by contacting one of our committee members, or by submitting the Adoption Application available under the Rescue Form link. Send it to a Volunteer listed on the form. You will be contacted when your application is received and we will keep you aware of the current status of available Vizslas.
Want to place your Vizsla?
First of all, please contact your breeder. All good breeders want the dogs they bred back to allow them to rehome. It will aways be a priority to contact the breeder.
If you are looking to place a Vizsla into BVR's Rescue Program, please contact one of the committee members who will discuss our policy and procedures for intake and filling out the intake form. If this is an owner/finder turn in, a transfer of ownership and release of liability form must be signed.
There is frequently a "Turn-in Fee" associated with placing a dog into BVR, Inc. To turn a dog into rescue, we like to have a current negative heart worm test, up to date on shots, spayed or neutered before it can be placed. Please include a recent picture if at all possible. BVR will not buy Vizslas in order to get them into the rescue system. This encourages volume/mass breeders and puppy mills to breed more Vizslas to end up in rescue. BVR will not buy puppies from pet stores or auctions.
See a Vizsla in a Shelter?
Please contact one of the BVRs rescue workers with information on the shelter and any pics of the dog. Many times shelters claim the dog is a Vizsla, but they are often self-colored pit mixes. These dogs also are rust with rust noses. If you need help identifying a pure bred Vizsla this group has a wonderful description and images.