Senta (formerly Waika)
GSRNE #244
2006 – 2/2017   

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Today was a sad day; our dear Senta was put to sleep, as we petted her and thanked her for sharing her life for the last seven years with us. She was such a gentle soul and accompanied me to nursing homes visiting friends and acquaintances. They loved her kind being and serene beauty. And she shared her sweet and calm energy in our Reiki sessions. What a special, gentle, beautiful German Shepherd she was! I miss her so much!

Adopted March 6, 2009

Waika came to GSRNE in 2008 at 2 years old. She had been in a shelter for a long time and was taken in due to her destructiveness in the house and her urinating and defecating. Her former owners tied her out side and were not able to displine or train her and she kept escaping and running off.  Finally the ACO was able to get them to turn her over to them. They contacted GSRNE and we discovered a wonderful calm and bright female that just needed love and direction. She was too sweet to be treated like that, as they are all.

Update on 12/28/2016:

Looks like Lion is getting spoiled at his forever home. 🙂 Lion’s Mom says “He’s a ham but hard to get any active pictures of him as he just looks like a black blur on the screen. So his best shots are at bedtime.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adopted on 1/29/2017:

Bio:

We met Lion when he was 8 months old, after he had been left at a shelter.  Someone had bred his parents and found they could not sell all the puppies in the litter; they decided it was too expensive to keep the last two and took them to the shelter.

Since we did not have an available foster home, we asked an approved adopter if she and her family would be willing to foster Lion with the possibility of adopting him if all worked out well.  They have two female dogs, a senior Pointer/mix (around 12 years old), named Stellar, and a 7-year-old Terrier/mix, named Moto.

His foster Mom has given us an excellent description of Lion’s personality, as follows:  He is a master of the head tilt and fetch, long and lean, he is a very fast runner but is learning how to heel on a leash as well.  His favorite things include nibbling toys, taking all the fluffing out (and the squeaker), trying to beat the ball to its destination before bringing it back to us.  He hangs out with his sister dogs, Moto and Stellar; he tends to copy Stel, laying exactly the way she does while next to her.  He and Moto can go for hours, playing “keep away” with a Kong toy.  Lion is never snippy or moody; he enjoys walks to the dog park behind our house, where he gets along with everyone.  When we get home, he sticks his entire snout in the water bowl and makes a big, wet mess, which we clean up with the Lion Towel; the he lays down and gets belly rubs till his l’il heart is content. We run the 5-mile trail behind the house a few mornings a week, and he could probably go 3 more laps each time if we could, so he needs a lot of exercise.

In answer to our question about what would be the ideal home for Lion, his foster Mom wrote, “Ours!”  We agree, and are happy to announce that Lion has found his forever home.

 

Board Member, Treasurer

Champ
GSRNE #287
2007 – 1/6/2017
(Adopted in March 2010) 

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I tell you that we said goodbye to Champ yesterday. His condition with DM had continued to deteriorate since June. The last few weeks, we knew we were nearing the end as we noticed Champ’s condition changing, and we knew it was time. He is at peace now.

We have been blessed to share Champ’s journey over this last 6+ years of his life, and to be able to give him the life he so deserved after being rescued from the streets of Chelmsford, MA. We have also been blessed to have come to know so many wonderful folks through GSRNE and become part of the stories that give all of us hope for these wonderful dogs that we all love. We know Champ touched so many lives as he did ours throughout his journey.

Carol & Mark

Kane
GSRNE #191
? – 4/2016
(Adopted in March 2006) 

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Dear Kane left us in April 2016. He was a four-legged soulmate, and he is missed more than anyone could know.

Section 1 of 2: Personal Donations

Please fill out an Auction Donation form for each item you donate. Select the link to the 2017 Auction Donation Form to download it to your PC.  You can print as many copies as you need.

2017-Auction-Donation-Form Link 

2016-Auction-Donation-Form2016-Auction-Donation-Form


Section 2 of 2: Business Donations and Advertising 

The following forms should be used to solicit donations from businesses. If you belong to a dog club or social group, please ask them to support us by placing an ad or donating a gift.

2017-Auction-Catalog-Advertising


GSRNE Auction Quick Links 

Auction Main Page

18th Annual GSRNE Auction Details

How You Can Help

Auction Donations Needed

Tagging Party

Auction Poster

Directions to Holiday Inn

 

 Want to help us spread the word about our auction?  Click HERE for an 8.5 X 11 a copy of our poster and share with your friends!

GSRNE Auction Quick Links

Auction Main Page

18th Annual GSRNE Auction Details

How You Can Help

Auction Donation and Advertising Forms

Tagging Party

Auction Poster

Directions to Holiday Inn

 

What items are we looking for? German Shepherd items of course! Statues, rugs, throws, pillows, key chains, GSD notepaper, cards and paintings — just about anything goes as long as they are first quality and something that can be sold. 

Dog-related items do very well and don’t need to be German Shepherd specific. We are looking for dog bowls, cookie jars, leashes, collars, dog beds – all kinds of pet products! One-half to two-thirds of the auction items are pet specific and the good news is that if we receive too many of one type of item for the auction, they can be used for other events or even for our foster dogs. But we don’t leave out people! We have seen beautiful vases, jewelry, collectible plates, and baskets of products that anyone can use. Sports memorabilia items are also very popular, as are any kind of electronics. Come and see which items raise the most this year! Here are just a few samples from the more than 287 items that successful bidders took home from our 2016 Auction.

 

PLEASE complete a separate form for each item you donate. It really, really helps us to have the completed form at hand when we are preparing our Auction Catalog and your tax deductible donation receipt. There are three ways to donating items to us: 1. You can bring items to the tagging party. 2. You can deliver them to one of our collection sites located throughout New England. Please email us at auction@gsrne.org for locations. 3. You can mail your items to: 

GSRNE
P.O. Box 4063
Westford, MA 01886

Donations are accepted at any time but to ensure inclusion in this year’s auction and auction catalog, items should be received by us no later than March 20th.

Auction Catalog

Once all the items are received and organized, we will post all available items online so that you can plan ahead. We will have printed copies of the catalog at the auction. 

Business Advertising: You may advertise your business in our catalog to show your support and it also comes with online exposure. There are four options from which to choose ranging from $75 for a full-page size (7″ x 9.5″) ad to a copy of your business card (3.5″ x 2.25″ for $20. Click Auction Donation and Advertising Forms below for more information.

Individual Remembrances: You may memorialize a beloved pet. Happy occasions are also welcomed such as weddings, birthdays, congratulations, etc.  Click Auction Donation and Advertising Forms below for more sizing and pricing information.

GSRNE Auction Quick Links

Auction Main Page

18th Annual GSRNE Auction Details

How You Can Help

Auction Donation and Advertising Forms

Tagging Party

Auction Poster

Directions to Holiday Inn

On Saturday, April 1st, we start the tagging party at 10:30AM and work until we’re done, which is usually around 5PM. If you’re unable to stay all day, please consider coming by for a couple of hours. Any length of time will be a big help! We DO take a food break in the middle of the day, and we each bring something to snack on or drink (fruit juice, soda, water, etc.). Please email auction@gsrne.org to R.S.V.P. to the Tagging Party and let us know what food or drink item you’ll be able to bring. Each person can bring a small or moderate amount (2 bottles of soda, a large bag of chips, 1 kind of dessert, some sandwiches, a plate of cheese and crackers, etc). We put it all out, buffet style, and take about 45 minutes to reward ourselves with food (positive reinforcement!). If you are not able to bring food, we still hope you will attend. There’s always enough to share!

Tagging Party

Organizing Donations

What do we do at the Tagging Party?

All the donated items for the auction should be received by us by Monday, March 20, 2017. Once we have the items, we need to decide which go into the Live Auction (usually about 60 – 70 items), which go into the Yellow Silent Auction and which go into the Blue Silent Auction. We physically move all the items into their designated rooms. We then put a colored dot sticker on each item showing the Auction Catalog number assigned to that item. Items that do not yet have a description for the catalog need to have one written, so we need creative writers to do that on the spot. Eventually, all items will be boxed up for transport to the Holiday Inn on the morning of the Auction!

Please let us know if you’d like to attend the tagging party by emailing us..

It’s a lot of work but we make it a lot of fun and it is a great way to meet other GSRNE volunteers!

GSRNE Auction Quick Links

Auction Main Page

18th Annual GSRNE Auction Details

How You Can Help

Auction Donations Needed

Auction Donation and Advertising Forms

Auction Poster

Directions to Holiday Inn

The auction is a key fundraiser for GSRNE and we cannot do it without you!  

You can help by:

This year we will continue the tradition of holding two Silent Auctions and a very exciting Live Auction.  

Auction Day 

On Sunday, April 30th, we begin setting up around 9:30 am. All the tables and auction items have to be in place by 11:30 am when the first Silent Auction begins. After the auction, we need help to pack up and leave the auction room in order. It’s a lot of fun and there is a great sense of accomplishment to be a part of the day. In addition to the auction, we will have a sales table, a food table with sandwiches and chips and baked goods as well as a 50/50 raffle.

Bidding makes everyone hungry! If you can donate food or baked goods for the food table please email us at auction@gsrne.org. If you have items to donate, have any questions or if you can help in any area, please email auction@gsrne.org.

Enjoy the auction, bring your checkbook or credit card and bid high to help the dogs!

GSRNE Auction Quick Links

Auction Main Page

18th Annual GSRNE Auction Details

Auction Donations Needed

Auction Donation and Advertising Forms

Tagging Party

Auction Poster

Directions to the Holiday Inn

 

 

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