Pako
GSRNE #177
? – 2/21/15

   My boy Pako lost his battle with leukemia this morning. My heart is broken. I adopted him almost 10 years ago. He was an awesome boy. He met so many people at GSRNE and GSRRC events. He helped me on many home checks for both prospective adopters and foster homes. He was a great ambassador for his proud breed. He was GSRNE 177, but to me he was my Pako Taco and papa’s best little boy. I will miss him terribly. There is a big hole in my heart. I want to thank all of you who prayed for him during his treatments. I held him right to the end. Run free baby boy. See you again someday.

This is our favorite photo of him… With his beautiful sister Riley playing fetch with their Dad on a warm summer day. Young, healthy and happy, thriving and so loved. You were so special to us. We will miss you Pako, you helped so many other dogs, rescues and shelters. It was our pleasure to share you with all of them. It helps our hurt knowing you’re with your sister at the bridge…

Cody
GSRNE #411
2006? – 2015

   Eleven days ago we happily announced that ‘Cody’ had been adopted. Today with great sadness we’ve been told he has CROSSED THE BRIDGE…

Cody had recently been diagnosed with Lymphoma but was doing well. His Mom told us this morning that Cody had been panting heavily through the night, didn’t want to eat yesterday morning and just lay down in the snow when she took him out to relieve himself. She brought him to the hospital and the doctor told her Cody was suffering from fluid pressing on his lungs and it was starting to build up in his abdomen. The doctor informed her that she could drain the fluid, but it would build up again. Then she asked the question we all dread hearing; “How much do you want to put him through?” Of course none of us ever want our beloved pets to suffer and she made the difficult decision to free him from his pain…

Last summer Cody was picked up as a stray by an ACO and when she took him to be examined by a vet; he had severe infections in both ears, bare spots on his back, neck and tail and was walking with difficulty. The ACO said she doubted anyone would be looking for him and would probably have to euthanize him when the 10 days were up. Fortunately for Cody, the vet knew that one of her clients is an active member of GSRNE and asked her to find out if we could help him. One of our members offered to be his temporary foster home, if we didn’t have one available, and we were able to bring him into our rescue in June. This member fostered Cody for 7 months and adopted him 11 days ago to make him her own. No adopter could have loved Cody more than she did. Always happiest just laying by her side with one of his toys.

Take care, little buddy. We’ll see you on the other side.

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We sometimes are called to help a GSD that we just can’t bring into the program. It could be that GSRNE is full and cannot take it for further evaluation, or the dog is in a shelter and we have not been able to see the dog yet. We try to help the shelters and are aware of the dog’s plights and want to help them by telling people like you about them. If a dog is at a shelter and you want more information about it, please call the appropriate shelter.

We have not temperament tested or evaluated the dogs on this page. Some of these dogs have a very short time to live, due to overcrowding at shelters or the dog falling apart mentally/emotionally. If you are interested in one, please call about these dogs right away, and please mention that you saw info about the dog on the GSRNE web site. Thanks!  Note: ALWAYS call first and ask if a shelter dog is still available. Shelters often do not update us when dogs are adopted or euthanized so listings here can be out of date until we find out.Please let the shelter know that you saw the dog on GSRNE’s website.

If you adopt a dog that you saw here,
we’d love to hear from you!

These are dogs we wish we could help and it would be wonderful to know their story of what happened to them. Let us know if it’s okay to put your story of adopting the dog here on the site and on our Facebook page as everyone loves a happy ending! Email askgsrne@gsrne.org to share your story with us!

 

 

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keetaAdopted

Keeta is looking for a home.

Won’t you take me home?

This girl is looking for a home to call her own. She is 4 years old,and loves women becoming very attached quickly. Keeta is obedient, loving and is fine with cats. She is not fond of other dogs, however, and would prefer to be the queen of her own castle.

Keeta is looking for a home

I will love you forever if you love me back!

If you can help, please contact:

Karen Stone
Plainfield Animal Control
5 Unity St; Moosup Ct 06354
860-564-8547 – Office

 

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Meet Winnie!

 

Meet Winnie

Winnie Loves Children

 

This girl has been busy! Back in training since late February, our sweet girl has been working hard. She is excellent with toddlers, rough tween boys, and even chickens. She has such a kind and gentle side that she saved a baby bird 3 days in a row– poor thing kept falling out of the nest, Winn kept bringing it to mom in her gentle mouth.

Won't You Rub My Belly?

Won’t You Rub My Belly?

Winnie is likely 2 yr old, 65 lbs, has great bonding capacity, is very eager to please, and medium energy level. She is still a ‘project dog’ though and is fearful of new friends (human and furry). She take between 2-10 hours to calm down and make friends. Because of this, she needs an adopter in VT or NH who is willing to continue training with Paula at Good Dogma Training. WRAR is sponsoring her continued training after adoption!

Will You Be Patient With Me?

Will You Be Patient With Me?

We are confident there is a perfect home out there for her so we hope our fans will share her post with their dog loving friends who may be looking for a new family member!

Please fill out an application BEFORE asking questions about a particular dog at www.whiteriveranimalrescue.org

White River Animal Rescue White River Junction,VT    https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/29936678

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Ryder Has an Adoption Pending! YEAH!!
What a nice way for him to start the new year.

Ryder Wants a Home

Ryder Wants a Home

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For All the Dogs in
Shelters Everywhere

TWO LOST SOULS
by Shelly Guidotti

Old Friends

Old Friends


“Did you hear that?” the old dog shouted. They all ran to the front of their kennel doors to see if someone was coming to “pick them.”

“Sorry,” he said to the other dogs as his ears fell down from their perked position. “I could have sworn I heard voices saying, ‘Isn’t he cute? Can’t we take him home with us?'”

“You must have been dreaming again old man,” said the dog in the cage next to him. “Anyway, what’s the big deal about getting picked ? We’ve all been through that routine and look where it got us.” The word “home” meant little to these shelter dogs.

“Just once, I’d like to feel the warmth of a hand stroking my head,” said the old dog. “I’d like to be the one who kisses the tears off a sad face. I’d like to curl up next to a fire instead of this cold concrete. It hurts my bones.” He curled up and sighed as the others said, “The only place you’re going to find that is in your dreams old man.”

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Hank’s wife had only been gone a year but the pain was as fresh as if time had stood still. He was an old man now, alone and longed for the comfort that he knew no other person would ever be able to give to him again. What would his life become without her by his side? Hank’s cupboards were close to bare now and, although he didn’t want to go out, he knew he should at least pick up the basics.

He drove slowly down the side streets for freeway driving had become too challenging. Suddenly, the car started chugging and sputtering until finally the engine quit altogether. One of the basic needs he forgot was fuel for the car! So he coasted over next to the curb, spotting a building within walking distance. Hopefully, they’d let him use their phone.

He walked into an office area and rang the bell for service but no one came. He spotted another door going outside, failing to notice the sign posted “Employees Only”. As Hank walked out, he was over- whelmed by yaps, barks and insane jumping from dogs all sizes and shapes.

He then realized he had unintentionally gone to the dog shelter. Slowly he walked down the concrete aisle looking for an attendant.

Three kennels down on the right, the old dog calmly sat there. Why should the old dog get excited? No one would want him. But, he sensed a need and couldn’t resist offering a kind look and a gentle wag of the tail. As Hank neared the old dog’s cage, he laced his fingers through the chain link to steady his gait and the first feeling of comfort he’d remembered in over a year came from a wet nose and lick across his arthritic fingers.

Just then a voice of authority sounded, and Hank jumped. “I’m sorry sir, you aren’t supposed to be in this area!” she said. Luckily Hank didn’t know he had walked into the “final area” where unclaimed dogs were scheduled to be put down. There went the nudge and lick thing again. Hank looked down to the most pleading eyes he’d ever seen.

Ignoring the attendants order to leave, Hank asked if could he see the dog closer? Her demeanor changed completely and her sternness melted away. She had forced herself to be this way so she could do the part of her job she despised. She brought the old dog out and instantly the two souls – once so lost – found reason to hope.

Hank’s cupboards were now filled, a warm fire crackled and the old dog Smiled inside as he remembered “only in your dreams.” Closing his eyes he felt Hank’s hand stroking his head whispering “sleep in heavenly peace”.

It’s time to start gathering items for the 2015 GSRNE Live Benefit Auction! Hard to believe it’s been almost a year since our last auction, and we’re so looking forward to having a fun time again!

Click here for the Auction page and you’ll find all of the forms used to solicit donations and advertisements from businesses, dog clubs, family and friends, as well as the form we need you to fill out for your donation.

Mark your calendars!

Sunday, April 26, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
1 Newbury Street
Peabody, MA 01960

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 26, 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

16th Annual GSRNE Auction Details

Auction Donations Needed

Auction Forms

Tagging Party

Directions to the Holiday Inn

 

 

On Saturday, March 28th, 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. 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, a few sandwiches, 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 16, 2015. 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 to 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

16th Annual GSRNE Auction Details

How You Can Help

Auction Donations Needed

Auction Forms

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 300 items that successful bidders took home from our 2014 Auction.

GSD Weathervane

GSD Weathervane

Basket of Goodies

Basket of Goodies

GSD Welcome Statue

GSD Welcome Statue

PLEASE complete a 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. We do need a separate form for each item you donate.  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 16th.

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 five options from which to choose ranging from $150 for inside the front cover (1 available) and $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 here for more options and information.

Individual Remembrances: You may memorialize a beloved pet. Happy occasions are also welcomed such as weddings, birthdays, congratulations, etc. Click here to learn more. Please click here for sizing and pricing information: 2015 Auction Catalog advertising info

GSRNE Auction Quick Links

Auction Main Page

16th Annual GSRNE Auction Details

How You Can Help

Auction Forms

Tagging Party

Directions to Holiday Inn

Personal Donations  

Please fill out an Auction Donation form for your donated item. We need this form completed for each item. Select the link to the 2015 Auction Donation Form. The PDF file will download to your PC.  You can print as many copies as you need.

2015-Auction-Donation-Form.pdf (See Sample Below) 

2015-Auction-Donation-Form


Business Donations  

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

Forms Coming Soon


GSRNE Auction Quick Links 

Auction Main Page

16th Annual GSRNE Auction Details

How You Can Help

Auction Donations Needed

Tagging Party

Directions to Holiday Inn

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