Foster Poems and Stories

Here is a collection of poems and stories from our community…

For All The Dogs In Shelters Everywhere
TWO LOST SOULS by Shelly Guidotti"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' [more]
Thank You for bringing this foster dog into my life.Had I not made the decision to participate in rescue, I would never have had the chance to meet her. If I had sat here comfortably in my home and said "I already have two dogs and I know that I couldn't take in another - even on a temporary basis," I would never have met this dog.Yes, it takes time to rescue and foster... but who gave me Time in the first place? And why or what was the reason I was given Time? To fill my own needs? Or w [more]
Little Piece of My Heart
So often I hear, "I don't know how you do it. I couldn't give up a dog that I'd fostered."Yes, it's hard -- harder with some than with others. But they need someone to take that risk. Without someone willing to give a piece of their heart, these dogs would, quite literally, die.A while back, I ran across this story. It explains, better than I could, how foster homes keep doing what they do. If you've ever said, "I couldn't give up a dog that I'd fostered," please read this story and cons [more]
Tray’s Poem
Though this poem is specifically about shelter dogs, it can apply to any senior dog looking for a new home.Tray's PoemOne by One, they pass by my cage,'Too old', 'Too worn', 'Too broken', 'No way'.'Way past his time, he can't run and play'.Then they shake their heads and go on their way.A little old man, arthritic and sore,It seems I am not wanted anymore.I once had a home, I once had a bed,A place that was warm, and where I was fed.Now my muzzle is g [more]
18th Annual GSRNE Auction
Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Open to the public!    [more]
2017 Live Auction Items 00 – 09
  L000              "Rescuing Penny Jane" by Amy Suthe [more]
2017 Live Auction Items 10 – 19
L010             Ralph Marlin GSD Necktie                 [more]
2017 Live Auction Items 20 – 29
L020               Hand Crafted GSD Mailbox               [more]
2017 Live Auction Items 30 – 39
L030              LG 55" LED-2160p Smart 4K Ultra HD TV         [more]
2017 Live Auction Items 40 – 49
L040              Dooney and Bourke Purse                 [more]
2017 Live Auction Items 50 – 59
L050              Handmade Heart Motif Quilt              [more]
2017 Live Auction Items 60 – 65
L060              Sole DiToscana Bowl                   [more]
Wish List
Our dogs need lots of supplies to keep them happy, healthy and safe!  From durable to [more]
German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc. (GSRNE) is looking for new foster homes.  Th [more]