In Area Shelters



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 Shelters often do not update us when dogs are adopted or euthanized so listings here can be out of date until we find out.Please let the shelter know that you saw the dog on GSRNE’s website.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 to share your story with us!





Shadow is approximately 5 years old. She is spayed and will be up to date on her vaccinations prior to adoption. She is described as being an absolute love who adores people and is comfortable having her hair combed. She does not do well with other dogs so Shadow needs to be the only dog in the family.

If you would like to meet Shadow, she is at Norton Animal Shelter, phone 508-286-2655.






EVA is a 6 year old, pretty German Shepherd. She is very, very sweet and personable and LOVES attention! She will lick your hand and paw for more attention but is a little shy when she first meets someone. She warms up very quickly with strangers and loves to get their attention. She has been around cats and as long as she is told not to chase and to leave them alone then she is great. She walks great on a leash and would LOVE a fenced in yard because she loves to run around and do “zoomies” and loves to lay outside. She used to live outside and was used to breed and was recently retired.  Her perfect home would be with someone who wants to give lots of belly rubs, go for walks, and play in a fenced in yard. She is very well house trained and doesn’t need a crate when being left alone.

If you are interested in meeting this sweet girl, please contact at the Scituate Animal Shelter.






I am already neutered, purebred, and up to date with shots.

Max is a 1 year old German Shepard who is a sparkling diamond in the rough. He has had a tough life so far but has remained open, loving and trusting, which is testament to his good nature and solid temperament. Max lived most of his puppy life outdoors, without much attention, so did not learn the basics of good doggy behavior. He acts like an 80 lb puppy, somewhat wild with energy and excitement. He came to us whirling, twirling, and jumping. Since then, he has learned his basic commands, is learning to walk on a leash respectfully, Max gets pretty excited when he sees other dogs and cats, so we think he should be an ONLY PET. He will need an adopter who will continue working with him, and boy, is he a GREAT student! Max thoroughly loves the snow, and is fun to watch while he frolics. Max has an endearingly sweet personality and is quite social and affectionate with people. He has a luxurious plush coat and is very athletic. He will make a wonderful loving and loyal addition to an active family who is willing to help bring out the fantastic German Shepard that is inside of him. Take a look at Max’s video to see how wonderful he is.


See for information on adopting Max.




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



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


For All the Dogs in
Shelters Everywhere

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.”


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”.

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