GSRNE #329
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.

GSRNE #151
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

Thank you to everyone who helped to Trim the GSRNE Tree in 2014.  It is a key fundraiser for GSRNE and a lovely way to celebrate the pets and people who have touched your life.



Join German Shepherd Rescue of New England on August 23, 2015 for a harbor cruise out of Salem, MA!

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.  Watch for details coming soon.


The annual Calendar Raffle is one of our very popular fundraisers and every dollar raised from this raffle goes to the care of our wonderful foster dogs. There are 31 days of fabulous prizes you can win including gift cards, jewelry, and cash! The July 4th  prize of $500 cash is really something to celebrate. Every ticket has 31 chances to win. Drawings are daily and winning tickets are reentered – so yes, you can win more than once!

Click here to see the great daily prizes and to purchase your tickets. 

The 2015 Calendar Raffle is here! Every ticket has 31 chances to win. Drawings are daily and winning tickets are reentered – so yes, you can win more than once! Remember, every ticket you buy helps our wonderful dogs.


Use our secure link to First Data below to pay by credit card. Your tickets will be mailed to the address you provide. If you prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to GSRNE, Inc. and mail it to GSRNE, PO Box 299, Wayland, MA 01778. Please be sure to write Calendar Raffle on the memo line and include the $2.00 shipping charge in the check amount.

Raffle tickets are $10 each. $2 shipping will be added to your order.
How many would you like?





 GSRNE Sixteenth Annual Auction 

Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors 

 We couldn’t do it without you!


A Better Companion


Alexandra Glass Art


Beyond Your Hammock

Beyond Your Hammock Facebook in color

 Boston Celtics


Boston Red Sox Red Sox

 The Country Stores, Inc.Country Stores Inc

The County Store > Home

  EWhitney Events




German Shepherd Dog Club of Central MA


 Harbor Candy Shop

Harbor Candy

It’s Raining Pets

It's Raining Pets

K9 Top Performance




 Kinuko Craft


Kiwanis Club of Roslindale – West Roxbury

kiwanis club

Nathaniel’s at the Hawthorne HotelNathaniels


Perfect Fuel


 Pet Life


Pet Supplies Plus

Pet Supplies Plus NE

 Petco of Quincy


Photography by Corinna


 Primal Pet FoodsPrimal

 Rafi Properties


 Salem Witch Museum


Sephora of Braintree


 Sojourns In Nature


 Up Country, Inc.


This year’s auction catalog is filled with wonderful items for your bidding pleasure. Take a look, make your pick and get ready for some fun competition.

2015 Auction Catalog

2015 Auction Catalog

2015 Auction Catalog

GSD Business Card Holder

GSD Business Card Holder

L060                GSD Business Card Holder                                                                      $11.00

This handcrafted GSD business card holder is the perfect accessory for your desk at work or at home. The design is cut out of steel and has a black wrinkle powder-coat baked on finish.

Donated by:      Briana Sullivan



Coasters and Trivet

Coasters and Trivet


L061                Handmade Coasters and Trivet                                                               $40.00

These handmade coasters were designed and made specifically for GSRNE. Each of the four heavy duty tan and white speckled ceramic coasters features a unique silhouette of a GSD in black. Each coaster also has a cork backing to protect your table. To complete the effect, there is a matching tan and white trivet with a large black paw print.

Donated by:      Stacey Woodsome


Fun Mug

Ceramic Mug


L062                Ceramic Mug “A Warm and Fuzzy Creature …”                                   $20.00

This fun ceramic mug will hold the drink of your choice and put a smile on your face with its very apt inscription: “A warm and fuzzy creature is waiting for me at home…… usually standing by the food bowl.”

Donated by:      Karen & Ted McCall



Pampered Chef Gift Certificate

Pampered Chef Gift Certificate



L063                Pampered Chef $50 Gift Certificate                                                        $50.00

Get in touch with your inner chef as you browse through this colorful catalogue. There are so many items to make prep time shorter and fun that you will quickly fill out your “want it” list.

Donated by:      Jim & Tracy Harvey



German Shepherd-Opoly

German Shepherd-Opoly

L064                German Shepherd Opoly                                                                         $25.00

Your GSD can’t play this board game with you but the rest of the family will enjoy the fun featuring our favorite breed.

Donated by:      Janice Ritter



 Visit our 2015 Auction Catalog for a Listing of all Auction Items – Live, Yellow, Blue


Cookie or Treat Jar

Cookie or Treat Jar

L050                Rosalinda Ceramic Cookie Jar                                                                $35.00

This white ceramic cookie jar features a trio of amazing GSDs and will go with any décor.

Donated by:     Anonymous





L050A             German Shepherd Art                                                                              $20.00

This unique piece looks like a German Shepherd post card right from the old country. Ready to hang in your favorite spot, this German Shepherd is right at home with a map of his origin.

Donated by:      Kristen Male


Pet and People Basket

Pet and People Basket


 L051                Pet and People Basket                                                                              $75.00

This lovely lined basket holds a pillow, pet waste bags, a set of 3 tennis balls, GSD and dog bone holiday ornaments, bone print throw, Wellness Well Bars Peanut and Honey, 1 package of Dunkin Donut coffee, 2  packs of Stella D’oro cookies, a GSD greeting card, 2 GSD luggage tags and a GSD mouse pad and coaster set.

Donated by:      Peggy Serino



Dog Bone Quilt - Other Side

Dog Bone Quilt – Other Side


L052                Dog Bone Quilt                                                                                       $200.00

This is the perfect quilt for any dog lover.  Size: 42″: x 52″

Donated by:      Kim Akashian Preston



GSD Flag

GSD Flag


L053                GSD Flag                                                                                                  $20.00

You can fly this colorful flag with pride! The flag features a vivid green background and is made of 100% nylon which is excellent for either indoors or outdoors. Size: 3′ long x 2′ wide (approximate)

Donated by:      Deborah Maciorowski



Seasons of Yankee Candle Basket

Seasons of Yankee Candle Basket


L054                Seasons of Yankee Candle Basket                                                         $125.00

This lovely wicker basket includes 2 large limited edition large jar candles, “God Bless America” and “Starts & Stripes” scents for collectors. With something for every season there is a box of mistletoe tea lights, black coconut travel tin, fresh flowers votive holders with November rain votive candles. Yankee’s newest addition to their fragrance fun is the Fresh Burst room deodorize set with refill and decorative matches to light it all up.

Donated by:      Lauralee Davis


Baggu Set

Baggu Set


 L055                GSD Design Baggu Self-Packing Bags                                                     $28.00

This set of three self-packing bags includes the “Baby Baggu” for lunch, the Standard Baggu which is equivalent to three grocery bags and the Big Baggu which holds up to 50 lbs for travel, laundry and serious shopping trips. Show your love for the breed by using these bags whenever you are shopping or travelling.

Donated by:      Gina & Mike D’Antuono



GSD Tea Light Holder

GSD Tea Light Holder


L056                Whimsical Peeking German Shepherd Tea Light Holder                       $28.00

Designed especially for GSRNE, this was handmade on a potter’s wheel and has a hand sculpted German Shepherd head and paws attached. The light glowing through the hand punched stars and hearts will show everyone what breed is in your heart. This is the perfect gift for the German Shepherd lover.

Donated by:      Chris & Tomas Harriman



"The Rookies" Plate

“The Rookies” Plate


L057                Linda Picken “The Rookies” Plate  (Certified Authentic)                       $25.00

This gorgeous GSD with pups plate is an authentic original in the Limited Edition of “The Rookies” and is the premier issue in the “Guardian Shepherd” collection by Linda Picken. It was produced on ceramic by the Bradford Exchange.

Donated by:      Anonymous



GSD Lamp

GSD Lamp


L058                GSD “Antique” Lamp                                                                              $50.00

Here is a beautiful bronze, GSD lamp that is waiting to brighten a special room in your house. An amber colored globe will give off a beautiful glow while two GSDs guard from below.

Donated by:      Janice Ritter



Gift Bag

Gift Bag


L058A             Gift Bag from Pets Supplies Plus                                                           $140.00

This gift bag includes 2 reusable shopping bags, 2 non-skid stainless steel bowls, 1 slicker brush, 1 Nyla large chew, 1 monkey fist rope bone, and several tasty treats.

Donated by:      Pet Supplies Plus



GSD Wooden Plaque

GSD Wooden Plaque


L059                GSD Wooden Plaque                                                                                $20.00

Take this one-of-a-kind, wood-burned plaque of a beautiful German Shepherd home and you can enjoy his stately dignity every day.

Donated by:      Marie Guide


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