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10/19/2014 Update:

This what Magnum’s dad has to say about Magnum:
Well, Magnum is officially part of the family! He’s settling in very nicely and he seems quite happy in our home, as we areMagnum [3] very happy to have him. He seems to be adjusting very well. He is very happy to see us when we come home and lets us know it in his peculiarly Magnum way. He’s all wag when he’s excited to see us and his tail becomes deadly – a weapon of mass destruction. Glassware, salt shakers, all manner of fragile doodads, are in deadly peril when that particular appendage is let loose. Magnum’s greetings upon your return are his trademark. If we are gone for 5 hours… or 5 minutes… He acts like we’ve been gone for 5 days… or weeks! He bulls into you like he was afraid he’d never, ever see you again and now you’ve returned! Oh, happy days!

He wants to be with us at all times, especially at night where he will lay down in front of the couch at our feet and watch Magnum [1]tv with us. He definitely watches tv. He stares intently at it often and if he sees anything even remotely resembling a dog – an elephant, monkey, dinosaur… whatever – he will bark like crazy after it. I haven’t attempted to plug in the Rin Tin Tin dvd yet! When we are working or busy in another room, he often sleeps in his “house” but will come in every so often for a nuzzling and a “remember me? Do you by any chance want to go out in the backyard and play ball?” Balls and other such throwable toys are his obsession. My updates could consist mostly of “we played threw the ball again today” and while they might be boring for us, he would be delighted. We’ve tried some off leash walks in the woods (another favorite activity) and he does really well with that. He keeps us well in sight and always comes back when we call and even when we don’t to check on us. We took him out on a great off-leash trail with a friend with a bunch of other dogs and he had a blast and got along very well with all. He was a pooped pup when we returned that night. We also found on that trip to our delight that he is a definite water dog and will fearlessly swim out to get a stick, ball, whatever!

Yesterday, Magnum accompanied his Pop for a Saturday work day at school where he met Magnum [2]a few staff members and made a great impression. Not as much of a great impression at outdoor school fundraiser later in the day where he became a bit over-interested in a few other dog attendees and let the entire crowd know that with his vocalizations when he wasn’t allowed to approach. Definitely something to work on when we start a training class. We’re working on it at home and on walks now, as I would love to get him able to pass the therapy dog test. We have to work on greeting/ignoring other dogs and greeting people a little less enthusiastically.

All in all, though, we couldn’t have asked for a sweeter boy. He’s wonderful and gives love to all unconditionally and unflinchingly. He’s getting loads of attention and deserves every bit of it. Can’t wait to get multiple copies of the new calendar featuring him along with the other beautiful pups! Thanks again for everything and for allowing us to take this wonderful boy into our home!

Adopted on 9/18/2014

08/07/14 Update:  Magnum has had his final shot for his Heartworm treatment and is now ready for an adoptive home.  He will be starting dog obedience classes after the 26th with his foster home, if he is not adopted by then.


Magnum is a handsome, large, stocky, male GSD of 3 years.  He came to GSRNE from an owner-surrender situation.Magnum_5573

What can we say about Magnum?  Well he is a lover of people!  He can’t get enough attention and LOVES strangers.  He wants to be with his person all the time.  He will lie at your feet, by your bed or the bathroom door.  He whines and cries in his crate when someone visits because he has to meet them.  When you let him out of the crate to meet a visitor, he has to be all over them; they have to touch him and he will whine in excitement as he is gets patted.  He looks up at you with those big eyes and it melts your heart.  He will turn over on his back to get belly rubs, and if you are standing up and talking to him, he will stand on his back legs so you can hug him and rub his chest and belly while standing—he will lean against you for support.  He is a very strong and powerful dog.  He is also a bull in a china shop—he is always wagging his tail and running around.  His tail hits everything it comes in contact with and it usually knocks the item over or across the room.  He has a very strong and thick tail.

His favorite things to do is go for a ride, a walk, play fetch with the tennis ball, chase his foster brothers and sister around,Magnum chew on his Nylabone, or just hang out with you.  Magnum likes to do many things and is active, but if you sit down to watch TV, he will gladly come over and lie down at your feet until you get up.

He is a gem of a dog, but will need a strong handler.  He can be stubborn at times and will need someone that will be firm when needed.  Magnum will do best if he is the only dog in the home.  He wants to be the top dog and can be pushy.  He will take toys from the other dogs if not told otherwise.  He has learned the rules of his current foster home and is integrated into the home with the rest of the pack.  He will still try to be top dog, but the foster home lets him know he is not.  He gets along with the three other dogs in the home.

Magnum, AKA Mags or Maggadoodles, is a great Shepherd and deserves his own person or family where he can be the only dog in the home.  A home that will keep him active, take him to dog obedience training and let him hang out with them wherever they are or go.

Adopted on 3/24/2014


Sailor is a beautiful, joyful, loving and almost two-year-old female GSD that is looking for a wonderful forever home. Sailor She came into our program from an owner that could no longer afford her care or give her the time she needed.  Sailor is currently living with one human adult and no other animals.

She loves to play, take walks and learning new things.  She is well behaved, comes when called, is great on the leash, and is very excited to learn new commands.  Sailor is a very smart dog and learns very quickly.   She loves being with her people as much as she can!  Sailor’s foster mom loves her so much; she wanted to adopt her, but understands that Sailor needs another dog in the home to help with her separation anxiety.  She does not like to be crated, but will tolerate it for no more than four to five hours.  Having another dog with her will relieve her of her stress.

She loves toys and a tennis ball is the most favorite of all her current toys.  She likes to carry her ball in her mouth most of the time.  She will play with her stuffed animals too.  She enjoys running errands with her foster mom and riding in the car.  When she is in the yard she will run and frolic about like a puppy having fun and no cares in the world.  She is still young and behaves like a puppy at times.  She is crate trained and potty trained.

Sailor really wants to please her handler and is a happy, loving dog that yearns for a family of her own.

Winston is a  happy boy! He is now part of a loving family where he is the center of attention and he is loving it.

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Daisy, Diesel, and Magnum have found their forever homes!  Daisy now has her own family and a Lab brother her own age. Diesel has two GSD sisters and is enjoying his training.  Magnum is having a great time meeting new friends and going for walks in the woods with his family.

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#401 Diesel

#400 Magnum


The 2015 GSRNE Calendar

 is filled with GORGEOUS shots of our GSRNE dogs! Buy one for you and all your friends too!

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Cane has been adopted!

#399 Cane

This gorgeous boy now has a canine brother and sister and his new dad owns a ‘doggie daycare’ where Cane will have a very social life filled with lots of friends and playtime. Congratulations to Cane!









Congratulations to Bear, Diamond and Anton who have found their forever homes!

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#397 Diamond

#397 Diamond (Sweet Senior)

#398 Anton (Retired Explosives Detection)

Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming events including the York Beach 30th Annual Harvestfest on Saturday, October 18. You will find details about this event and MORE at the Events Calendar.  We look forward to seeing you.


GSRNE at the 30th Annual York Beach Harvestfest!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM



GSRNE #313
2007 – 8/21/14 

Greg & Patty, who are parents of Lady #313, tell us that Lady is very loved, has acclimated nicely, has free run of the house and does fine (she no longer uses her crate at all), loves rides in the car, bonded to Patty like glue and also does great with Greg. She is no longer hand-shy and welcomes strangers, does long walks every morning, and she does well with other dogs. She is very healthy, had allergy meds when they got her, but they have subsided and she no longer takes meds. Runs off lead on the beach with her mom and loves it. And she is a walking advertisement for GSRNE, as Patty & Greg tell everyone about GSRNE.


It is with very heavy hearts that Patty and I must inform you and the GSRNE family that Lady, GSRNE #313, passed away peacefully Thursday 8/21/14. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge after a far to short 4.5 years with us, but she filled those years with joy. Her transformation from a timid and shy girl to a confident, social “unofficial” ambassador for all the great work the GSRNE volunteers do for our beloved dogs was remarkable. Lady’s gentleness and “Old Soul” presence gave great joy to us, family, neighbors and numerous elderly residents at a local nursing home on “unofficial” service visits.

Lady was well known around town while riding “Shotgun” in either the big Jeep or the little-Jeep Wrangler with the top down (She owned that car). She had to have a ride every day, often sitting in the Jeep awaiting her chauffeur. Although it took six months after her adoption for her to find her voice, once found she expressed herself and her joy and excitement in anticipation of car rides, going to the store or just getting the mail at the foot of the driveway. She could be heard barking her excitement while driving down the road were neighbors and local merchants would come out to wave to her. She became a true celebrity.

She bonded with Patty, and Lady was Patty’s baby. Where ever Patty was Lady was at her knee, attentive and inquisitive. Lady was always a lady but if she did not wish to do something she would just sit down as an immoveable 85 pound German Shepherd. She never objected, she just sat down.

In the heat of mid-July Lady was less interested in her morning walks so we awaited cooler weather. At the beginning of August she was not interested in her breakfast yet devoured her dinner and any treats. A pre-existing left knee injury with arthritis became more stiff. Two weeks later with labored breathing and tiredness we got her to her Vet. The knee had swollen, it was extremely aggressive bone cancer that spread to her lungs. We had to let her go.

Our tears and pain of mourning will pass with time and thoughts will turn to smiles of remembrance.

We loved Lady so much.

–Greg & Patty

? – 8/6/2014

The GSRNE family is heartbroken that our wonderful gentle boy has left us. We always work hard to find the right match between our dogs and adoptive families. When Angus came to GSRNE in the fall of 2010, we soon found out that staying with his foster mom, Peggy, would be the best place for him to be. She certainly did everything for him as much that any one of us would have done for one of our own dogs nursing him through many eye and ear infections. She loved him unconditionally and spoiled him with his favorite meal of chicken and potatoes! It would have been 4 years this October that Peggy has had her boy Angus–her permanent foster dog. We’re positive that Angus always felt like this was his ‘fur-ever’ home with her and we couldn’t have found a better place for him to spend these last years of his life. Peggy gave him everything in these past 4 years that he never experienced in his early life. She told us; “He was a very funny dog who loved chicken and potatoes. Angus was such a good, sweet boy… He was my Buddy!”

Thank you Peggy for taking such good care of our –your– boy!

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