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


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.

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.


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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


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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GSRNE #269
1999 – 5/2012   

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Tasha was adopted on 9/7/09 at age 10 and she died in May 2012 of multiple brain tumors. Her family adored her and did all they could to help her, including surgery to remove three of the tumors (one was inoperable). When it was time to let her go, she was surrounded by her loving family.

Tasha was bright, alert, lively, and quite a talker–if you talked to her, she was very chatty and loquacious in her responses! She had far more energy than her years, and she was simply beautiful. Rest in peace, sweet girl.


Welcome to the 2018 GSRNE Calendar Raffle!
Check this page every day in July to see the winners posted.


July 1 – the winner is…
Adam B. of Dunham, ME!

July 2 – the winner is…
Kathleen F. of Hingham, MA!

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The 2018 Calendar Raffle is now over, and the winners are posted here.  Thanks for participating, we’ll see you for next year’s raffle!


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