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15th Annual GSRNE
Benefit Auction

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites 1 Newbury Street, Peabody, MA 01960

 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Open to the public!

Who knew helping a charity would be so much fun?

GSRNE’s 15th Annual Auction is coming up on Sunday, April 27th, from 11:30 am – 5:00 pm, and we are happy to announce that it’s being held at a larger, nicer new location! Some of the most unusual and treasured items will be auctioned off in one Live auction and two silent auctions! There are also raffles, good food & wonderful sale items. Come early and bid often!!

Silent Auction Bidding was Fierce!

Silent Auction Bidding was Fierce!

This benefit auction features everything a dog lover could need or want! Unique and unusual items will be  available featuring a German Shepherd theme – a rare opportunity for the German Shepherd Dog enthusiast to find so many collectibles at one time, in one place. This year we also have items galore for the human members of your family. Mark your calendar and plan on having a great time and helping out New England’s German Shepherd Dogs in need!

Enjoy bidding on (and winning) many terrific canine, non-canine and German Shepherd Dog collectibles.You can feel good knowing that you have helped pay for veterinary visits, medicine, surgeries, food and other expenses required to rescue German Shepherds from shelters and place them in loving homes or with Working Dog Programs such as Search and Rescue, Coast Guard, State and Local Police K-9 units, etc.

Great variety in our Live Auction!

Great variety in our Live Auction!

We all know that as the economy tightens, the money donated to animal welfare shrinks dramatically. Last year we were able to place many dogs but some required extensive medical treatment to give them a quality life. We are asking everyone to try and help out in any way they can.

We can accept cash, personal checks and credit cards for payment of your items.

Cash is appreciated for the food and sales tables. Please don’t forget to bring a little extra for raffle tickets!

How YOU Can Help!

Directions to Holiday Inn

The auction is one of two major efforts that supply the bulk of our funding. We need to get the word out! Last year’s event was a great success and provided funding to help so many beautiful dogs!  

You can help by:

If someone has already asked you to help, or you’ve already volunteered, forgive us our zealousness for our mission!

We have a number of co-chairs this year-Jeannie M., Lauralee D., Chrysan C., Laurie R., Jill C. and Jess P. The first Silent Auction starts at 11:30am and the Live Auction begins at 12:00pm. It’s so much fun!! There are two silent auctions and a live auction with thrills and chills during the competitive bidding! There are many, many volunteers needed to make it a success!

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Doing computer research


On Sunday, April 27th we begin setting up around 9:30am (or earlier if possible). All the tables and auction items have to be in place by 11:30am when the first Silent Auction begins. After the auction, we need help to pack up and leave the hall in order. It’s a lot of fun and a great sense of accomplishment to be a part of the day! We are having a sales table, a food table with sandwiches and chips, a bake sale table with lots of goodies and a 50/50 raffle.  

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


We have goodies, sandwiches and drinks as all that bidding makes everyone hungry and thirsty! We need sandwiches, finger rolls, cookies, bars, breads, chips, etc. 

If you can donate to the food or bake tables please email us at

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If you have items to donate, have any questions or if you can help in any area, please email

We need donations for the auction.

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

A lot of dog-related items do very well and don’t need to be German Shepherd specific. We’re also looking for items like dog bowls, cookie jars, leashes, collars, dog beds…most all kinds of pet products! One-half to two-thirds of the items are pet specific. But we don’t leave out people! The rest are wonderful vases, jewelry, collectible plates, and baskets of products that anyone can use. Sports memorabilia items are very popular, as are any kind of electronics. Attendees also enjoy bidding on weekend getaways. Come and see which items raise the most this year!

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Hard at work sorting donations

PLEASE complete an 2014 auction donation form for each item. This lists the item, its value, the person donating, an item description. This information will be used in the auction catalog and in online listings. We need this form completed for each item, please!!

There are three ways to donating items to us:

1. You can bring items to the tagging party.

2. You may deliver them to one of our collection sites located throughout New England. Please email us at for locations.

3. You can mail your items to:

P.O. Box 4063
Westford, MA 01886

Donations are accepted at any time but to ensure inclusion in this year’s auction catalog, items should be received by us no later than March 22th.

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Volunteers prepare items for photographing


We have a catalog that is listed online and printed copies are also given to all attending the auction. 

For business advertising: You may advertise your business in our catalog to show your support. There are 5 options from which to choose ranging from $75 for a full-page size (7″ x 9.5″) to a line-listing of your business’ name for $10.

Individual remembrances: You may memorialize a beloved pet. Happy occasions are also welcomed such as weddings, birthdays, congratulations, etc. Options are as listed above.

Please click here for sizing and pricing information: 2014 Auction Catalog advertising info


Want to help us spread the word about our auction?  Print out our flyer here and share with your friends!


Please fill out an Auction Donation form for your donated item. This lists the item, the item’s value, the person donating, and a short description that we use to list the item in the catalog. We need this form completed for each item, please!!

2014 auction donation form pdf

2014 auction donation form

sample auction donation form

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.

2014 Auction Business Invite to contribute pdf

2014 Auction Catalog advertising info pdf


Kelsa enjoying a tennis ball provided through our Wish List!

Our dogs need lots of supplies to keep them happy, healthy and safe!  From durable toys, to crates, beds, flea and tick preventative, and even office supplies so we can keep the rescue moving and getting dogs into their forever homes.  For a more detailed list of items we currently need, please visit our Wish List.

Please remember we are a registered 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Cold Weather Tips
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It's cold outside

Niklas enjoys being outside on a sunny winter day, but comes in to get warm later on.

Brrrr…it’s cold outside! 

When the temperature (and the snow) begins to fall, you’ll find that your pet needs a little extra
care from you. The following guidelines will help you protect your animals when the mercury dips:

snowflake Never let your dog off the leash on snow or ice, especially during a snowstorm—dogs can lose their scent and easily become lost. More dogs are lost during the winter than during any other season, so make sure yours always wears ID tags.

snowflake Thoroughly wipe off your dog’s legs and stomach when he comes in out of the sleet, snow or ice. He can ingest salt, antifreeze or other potentially dangerous chemicals while licking his paws, and his paw pads may also bleed from snow or encrusted ice.

snowflake Never shave your dog down to the skin in winter, as a longer coat will provide more warmth.

snowflake Puppies do not tolerate the cold as well as adult dogs, and may be difficult to housebreak during the winter. If your puppy appears to be sensitive to the weather, you may opt to paper-train him inside.

snowflakeIf your dog is sensitive to the cold due to age, illness or breed type, take him outdoors only to relieve himself or consider getting him a coat or sweater with coverage from the base of the tail to the belly. For many dogs, this is regulation winter wear.


Nanny Millie Coat
Nanny Millie keeps warm with a wonderful coat. Many seniors need help keeping warm.

snowflake Does your dog spend a lot of time engaged in outdoor activities? Increase his supply of food, particularly protein, to keep him—and his fur—in tip-top shape. On the other hand, indoor dogs may get less exercise in the cold months, and will need fewer calories to avoid weight gain.

snowflakeWhen you bathe your dog in the colder months, be sure to completely dry him before taking him out for a walk.

snowflakeNever leave your dog or cat alone in a car during cold weather. A car can act as a refrigerator in the winter, holding in the cold and causing the animal to freeze to death.

snowflakeThough we believe your dog should be inside and part of your family, if he does live outdoors or spend long periods of time there, he needs a dry, elevated doghouse with clean, dry bedding and a flap over the opening to keep drafts out. Click here for how to build a great outdoor doghouse (scroll down the page).

snowflakeLike coolant, antifreeze is a lethal poison for dogs and cats. Be sure to thoroughly clean up any spills from your vehicle, and consider using products that contain propylene glycol rather than ethylene glycol. Visit the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center more information.

snowflakeMake sure your companion animal has a warm place to sleep, off the floor and away from all drafts. A cozy dog (or cat) bed with a warm blanket or pillow is perfect.

Delilah Warming by the Fire

Delilah enjoys a soft blanket and warm fire in her foster home.



With thanks to the ASPCA

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