TRIM the TREE  & HELP the Dogs

Click here to see the gifts, ornament, and star that you can
choose from to decorate this virtual tree and then check out
Santa’s list to see who else was busy decorating our tree.

MerryChristmasDec

 

We need your help to Trim-the-Tree to help the dogs! 

You’ll be able to decorate our on-line GSRNE tree with your favorite ornaments,
choose one of the beautiful presents to place under the tree, or an angel to fly above it.

It’s a lovely way to celebrate the pets and people in your life now or remember the ones that have passed
away. You can also show your support for someone “nice” by putting a short message on Santa’s list.
We can’t wait to see what it ends up looking like this year!

Santa is holding a list of all the “good little (and big) girls & boys” that have helped us to Trim-the-Tree this year.
See all the decorations you can choose from to help to Trim-the-Tree (caution may load slowly!)

In loving memory of Ajax, GSRNE 363,
who shared his love and resilience with us
In memory of Shawnee, Wendy, Phoenix, Ajax,
Ryker, Rocket and earlier beloved dogs
In memory of my beloved Bruschi
In memory of my Joyful
In memory of my foster dog Pako
For my Miya
For the GSRNE dogs and volunteers
In honor of Terra and in memory of Major
In loving memory of all the losses this past year
and Rocket always present in my thoughts


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Use this link to do your online shopping and GSRNE will get a percentage to help the dogs!

 

 

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TRIM THE TREE & HELP THE DOGS

Here’s how you do it!

1) Choose an ornament, gift, star or angel below.

2)  Send an email to holidays@gsrne.org (some people have problems with this email address.
If you do, please use raju.punekar@gmail.com instead. Thank you!) stating:

ReindeerYour name and full mailing address
ReindeerYour choice of virtual ornaments and/or gifts chosen from below
Reindeer
The name or message you want on Santa’s list (see Note)

NOTE: I can include a SHORT message for each gift like “In memory of” or “the best dogs” but am not able to include long messages. Please keep your message for Santa’s list to approx. 14 words or about 68 characters. This allows room for everyone’s messages. We reserve the right to edit the message to fit the space or if the content is deemed inappropriate.

3) Send your tax deductible donation to:
GSRNE, Inc. / P.O. Box 299 / Wayland, MA 01778
Please mark on your check that it is for the Trim-A-Tree Fundraiser and include the info above
or click this button to pay with Paypal or a card.

Donate to Trim-a-Tree

Check the tree in a day to see your choice and then
check to be sure you made it onto Santa’s “very nice” list!

 

Animated Angel
$1000

Christmas angel $500

Christmas Angel
$500

Tree Topper   (1 only)

Star is taken

$250

Donate to Trim-a-Tree

Check the tree in a day to see your choice and then
check to be sure you made it onto Santa’s “very nice” list!

 

Jumbo Green/RedJumbo blue with green ribbon
Jumbo Blue Green StripesJumbo Green/RedJumbo Blue With Green Ribbon

$50

$50

$50

Jumbo Red/BlackJumbo Blue Ribbon
Jumbo Red/BlackJumbo Blue RibbonJumbo Orange Stripes
$50 $50$50

Donate to Trim-a-Tree

Check the tree in a day to see your choice and make then
check to be sure you made it onto Santa’s “very nice” list!

Large Yellow DotsLarge Doggie Bone
Large Yellow DotsLarge Doggie BoneGreen Yellow BowRed Gold Ribbon
$40$40$40$40
Jagger's ToyLarge Blue/Orange
Blue Yellow Ribbon Jagger’s ToyYellow Pink RibbonLarge Blue/Orange
$40$40$40$40

Donate to Trim-a-Tree

Check the tree in a day to see your choice and make
then check to be sure you made it onto Santa’s “very nice” list!

Medium Dark Medium Blue Medium White GiftMedium Red/Teal Gift
Medium Dark BlueMedium Blue and GreenMedium WhitePolka DotMedium Red/Teal
$30$30$30$30$30

Donate to Trim-a-Tree

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check to be sure you made it onto Santa’s “very nice” list!

Medium Doggie BoneMedium Blue Yellow Gift
Teal BlueMedium Dog BoneMedium Purple GreenMedium Yellow DotsMedium Blue Yellow Gift
$25$25$25$25$25

Donate to Trim-a-Tree

Check the tree in a day to see your choice and make then
check to be sure you made it onto Santa’s “very nice” list!

Small StarsSmall OrangeSmall Blue Small Blue Trees Small Blue Red GiftSmall Pink GiftSmall Red Yellow Gift
Small StarsGiftSmall Orange Gift Small Blue Gift Small Blue Trees GiftSmall Blue Red GiftSmall Pink GiftSmall Red Yellow Gift
$20$20$20$20$20$20$20

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check to be sure you made it onto Santa’s “very nice” list!

Standing GSDStanding GSD2Sitting GSDSitting GSD2Sitting GSD3
$15$15$15$15$15

Donate to Trim-a-Tree

Check the tree in a day to see your choice and make then
check to be sure you made it onto Santa’s “very nice” list!

 

PinkBlueGoldStripedWhiteRedPurpleBoneFlag
$10$10$10$10$10$10$10$10$10
red cardinal
Green Striped PartridgeCandy CaneSilver BallSnowmanSantaRed CardinalFinialSwirl
$10$10$10$10$10$10$10$10$10

 

Red StarWhite SantaFlowersWhite GlassGold StarLight BlueYellow FlowersRainbow
$10$10$10$10$10$10$10$10

Donate to Trim-a-Tree

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check to be sure you made it onto Santa’s “very nice” list!

 

 

 

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Rocky
GSRNE #202
2000 – 11/2018   

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Password: Rocky

It is with tremendous sadness that we share that Rocky, GSRNE #202 crossed the rainbow bridge earlier this week.

We all know the worst part about owning a dog is having to say goodbye, and that goodbyes often feels far too soon. GSRNE’s Rocky was lucky; life gave him the gift of dying as an old man, at 17.5 years of age. This is a rare and extraordinarily ripe old age for the German Shepherd breed.

Adopted in 2002, Rocky was an owner-surrender and he had a great deal of separation anxiety. It took months for him to finally feel comfortable and bond with his foster Dad, who soon became his forever Dad.

We have so many memories of this remarkable dog. He shared his home and his Dad with many of our GSRNE foster dogs for the past 15 years–often hosting as many as four foster siblings per year. Rocky welcomed them all. This handsome boy was so easy going and also accompanied his Dad, Danny, on many in-take evaluations at shelters and homes for dogs coming in to our Rescue. They shared a special bond and were inseparable. Rocky loved riding “shotgun” in the front seat of the pickup truck, and even when his hips were too weak to stand he still got up to head to the dog park every morning with Danny.

Our dogs are members of our family in every way that matters, which makes losing them all the more devastating. We can’t imagine how lonely our friend Danny is now without his Rocky. For so many years Rocky was a huge part of Danny’s everyday life, and it has to be heartbreaking now–no more trips to the dog park, no more making that special home made “doggie meatloaf,” no more best buddy riding in the pickup truck on everyday errands. Now just an empty dish and leash and a lifetime of memories to comfort him and fill his heart until they meet again for a joyful reunion at the Bridge.

We love you and we will miss you, Rocky. With your sweet kisses and unconditional love, you brought much joy into our hearts at so many of our events. Run free, handsome boy, and catch those squirrels with your buddy Nitro.

Eragon
GSRNE #208
2006 – 11/4/2018   

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Password: Eragon

We were shocked and our hearts saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected loss of Eragon. He was a large, confident, beautiful male who was always a big presence with a loud bark at all our GSRNE events. Eragon came to GSRNE at the tender age of 6 months, when he was found wandering the streets of Worcester. Adopted in 2007, it was only a few years later that Eragon gave back to the Rescue that saved him by welcoming his first GSRNE foster brother, Ember, into his home. Then along came other fosters: Cora, Gemma, and Saphira. Some of Eragon’s favorite activities were playing with his toys, enjoying a walk, swimming at Houghton’s Pond, and sleeping on his Mom’s bed. Words can’t express how saddened we still are to hear of his loss. After sharing a home with Eragon for over 12 years, his family can’t believe that they won’t find him on the sofa or in his bed anymore.

We love you Eragon, we’ll see you at the Bridge…

 

Adopted: June 7, 2007

Did you know that in addition to rescuing German Shepherd Dogs and helping them to find their Forever Homes, GSRNE also helps New England Shelters who have taken in GSDs? We often hear from area Shelters that are looking for help with a GSD they are trying to place. Sometimes we are able to take the dog into GSRNE if he or she is a good fit for our program and we have an available Foster Home. If we are not able to help directly, the Shelter may ask us to post the GSD on our In Area Shelters page. They come to us because they know that GSDs do best with families that know the breed. Over the years we have posted many dogs on our In Area Shelters page and sometimes our posting has been the place where their new family found their new best friend. Click here for our In Area Shelters page.

Update on 05/01/2018

Riley passed her puppy AKC test, and is starting a 6 week course for her manners training this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adopted on 3/25/2018

Bio

Riley came to GSRNE after her first family realized that, given their already very busy lives, caring for a young puppy was too much work. Four-month old Riley, however, immediately found a home with her foster family and her brother, Ramble, another GSRNE rescue.

Riley is energetic, playful, and ready for anything—a game of fetch, a car ride, and even training. She enjoys practicing the cues she has learned at school, and her parents are proud to report that she passed her most recent evaluation. Curious to discover new things, Riley has started to explore the kitchen countertop. Her family is working with her on this, and Riley has started to understand that counter surfing, as well as digging, is not appropriate behavior. During quiet time, Riley is very content, settling down with a toy and eventually dozing off to sleep.

Riley is not shy when it comes to meeting new people. In fact, she loves being the center of attention, and her big ears, still too large for her small size, attract new friends! In addition to puppy school, Riley attends doggy daycare once a week, where she is friendly with both big and small dogs.

Riley quickly became a part of her new family. Her parents cannot imagine giving her up, and they look forward to building a lifelong relationship with her. Even Ramble—though occasionally tormented by his spirited sister—is overjoyed to have found a friend in Riley.

Stella
GSRNE #487
2011 – 8/2018  

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Password: Stella   

Beautiful, sweet Stella came to GSRNE in 2017 when she was 7 years old, and her foster family fell in love with her on Day 1 and adopted this wonderful girl. Several months later, Stella’s appetite was not good and she lost interest in play. Her family took her to the vet, who found that Stella was in renal failure. They got a second opinion, and the second vet found that Stella also had a tumor in her lung. There was nothing that could be done. She was not in pain so her family brought her home to spend her final days together. When the time came, they had the vet come to their home so that Stella was not in a strange place when they said goodbye to the their girl. Stella was an angel, and her loss was a hard hit for everyone who knew her.

 

Link to Stella’s bio page: https://gsrne.org/dog-bios/stella/

Marshall
GSRNE #245
2007 – 8/3/2018   

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Password: Marshall

We’re sorry to report that Marshall crossed the Bridge on August 3, 2018, at the age of 11. In May he was diagnosed with nasal carcinoma. He had some chemo which held it in check for a short time, but his tumor started hemorrhaging and nothing more could be done. His loving family had to make the heart-wrenching decision to let him go, because Marshall had completely lost his “joie de vivre” and interest in food. He passed away while his family surrounded him, petting him.

Marshall had a great life, and he will be sorely missed. He was cremated and will be kept next to his dog pal Piper, who died a few months before him.

Adopted: November 8, 2008

 

Zago
GSRNE #246
2005 – 9/2018   

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Password: Zago

Our sweet boy Zago has passed away. He was 15 and had a tumor along with hip issues. He was a loving boy that put a smile on the face of every person he met. He and Lassie (his GSD sister) became close buddies, which was a joy to see. His wonderful greetings after a hard day at work are already missed. He passed quietly, with no pain. He lived an active happy life with a puppy-at-heart personality to the very end. All his friends were able to visit him to say farewell–including Lassie, which was pretty amazing (it was simultaneously adorable and heartbreaking to watch her give him kisses). I am comforted by the fact that he lived a long happy life. Thank you, GSRNE, for introducing Zago to us.

Adopted: November 13, 2008

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