The GSRNE 2016 Calendar is here and it is beyond beautiful! You can order this very special anniversary calendar now before they are gone.
The 2016 GSRNE Calendar
2016 is a very special year for GSRNE. We are celebrating 20 years of helping GSDs. In that time we have had the joy of meeting so many wonderful dogs, devoted foster parents and loving adopters. Please join us in marking this special milestone by purchasing our beautiful calendar. It is filled with GORGEOUS shots of our GSRNE dogs!
Click on each thumbnail to see a larger picture (taken by our awesome photograpers) then order one so you can help us help more dogs!
Update on 06/07/2015
Adopted on 02/07/2015
This handsome 3-year-old was in a loving home with an older male GSD, two cats and a girl who was his special person. The older dog died last year at age 12, the girl went off to college, and her father felt that Koda needed a home where he could get more attention. Our evaluator noticed that Koda was looking around for “his” cats during the whole visit and seemed more comfortable when they were nearby.
The move to a foster home was confusing for Koda, but his adjustment was made easier by the 8-year-old female GSD who accepted him into the home with a minimum of fuss. They have become good friends, and he loves having his foster Mom, who is retired, home most of the time. They go for long walks in a park almost every day, and there are play sessions in the fenced yard several times a day.
Koda is very good with his foster sister; he can be reactive when seeing others dogs, but he has learned to sit on command and wait for the other dog to pass by. He is unsure when he first meets a new person and will bark but quickly calms down and then is ready to make friends.
He loves affection, and his foster Mom says he’s fun to play with, clever with his toys and knows how to engage you for play. After a good game of fetch in the afternoon, he’s happy to hang out and relax after supper and play with inside toys before bedtime. If you would like an active companion who will enjoy learning new things, having fun and just being with you, please ask us about Koda.
Update on 08/05/2015:
His parents are very proud of him. They said that he did a great job and he will be starting the intermediate class next week. Wish you all the best, Tucker !!!!
Adopted on 07/27/2015
Tucker is a one-year-old male who lived with someone who ran a child daycare business at her home, so he grew up around babies, toddlers, another dog and a cat. His owner didn’t take him out much, so he’s a bit timid when first meeting someone. Once he has a chance to warm up, though, he enjoys making new friends, human and canine.
In his foster home, Tucker lives with a 2-year-old male German Shepherd, a 3-year old female Beagle, and two cats, who he likes to chase. He loves being outdoors and frequently plays with his foster brother, Baron. They play chase games and tug-of-war, and Tucker enjoys playing fetch but will tease you when he brings the ball back. He loves attention and affection and will curl up at his foster Dad’s feet after a good play session.
He also enjoys going for walks or rides in the car. A favorite destination is the nearby soft-serve ice cream place, where he gets a dog-sized serving of ice cream in a bowl with a dog biscuit on top.
Tucker is still learning good manners and will definitely need to attend an obedience class with his new person. He is fed in his crate and will spend short periods of time in there when necessary; but his foster Dad is usually home, so he has not been crated for very long at a time. He has a lot of energy and needs a home where he’ll have a playmate, walks, training and lots of love.
2007? – 5/27/15
We are so sad to report that Sheldon has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He had stopped eating and drinking and he started peeing in the house, so his owner took him to the vet. They found a large tumor on his spleen, and they said that operating to remove the tumor would probably only extend his life a couple of months. It was decided that the kindest thing was to put him to sleep without prolonging his suffering.
Sheldon was a very friendly, sweet boy. He is sorely missed by both his human and dog family members. His dog pal Josie has missed him acutely, wandering around the house, sniffing Sheldon’s leash and collar and whining.
Rest in peace, dear Sheldon.
2001 – 6/10/15
It is with broken hearts that we report that Calli died on Wednesday June 10th.
Both Calli and I got salmonella, and she wasn’t doing too well to begin with. She had lost a lot of weight and she was real skinny. The salmonella was too much for her at her age (14 years old). But she went out memorably… As she was dying, I tried to put some water in her mouth to make her more comfortable. She chomped down on my hand biting my finger. She died later that day, lying in her favorite place in the front hall.
We miss her every day. But we feel we gave her the best life a dog could ever want. She and I went on an hour-long hike in the woods 340 days a year. Only heavy rain or snow kept us from our hike. She also was our official farm dog. She would supervise me and keep an eye out for coyotes as I worked on my farm. I’m going to really miss that. And even though she got lots of love, it was food that made her the most happy. She did real well on that too. It’s good to live with a Johnson and Wales chef in the house.
Thank you for giving us an unbelievably great dog that we had for 11 years.
Ed & Linda
Save the date! On Sunday, August 23, 2015, German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc. will be hosting a harbor cruise leaving out of Salem, MA. Enjoy the beautiful shore line of the North Shore on a two hour cruise departing Salem at 4 PM from Pickering Wharf.