GSP Rescue New England Newsletter
December 2010
In This Issue
November Adoptions
Email Updates
Gift Giving
Thank you...
Belle's Update
Bay Colony Dog Show
Comedy Corner
Adoption Update
In Memory...
Quick Links
November Adoptions
~ 8 Dogs were adopted this month: Annie, Beau #2, Belle, Finney, Mocha, Reggie, Stevie, and Wellington

~ GSP Rescue New England rehomed 60 dogs in 2010!
Email Updates
~ Daisy found a loving foster home and transportation!  Thank you so much for your help! 
~ Leah made it safely to her foster home and is waiting for her forever home. 

~ Wellington found a foster mom... who couldn't part with him! He's happy to be home. 
An Easy Gift that keeps on giving...
Having trouble finding gifts for your loved ones? Or coming up with your own wish list? Give the gift of GSP love this Holiday season! Or put us on your wish list!

For any size donation, we can mail a card to the gift recipient to acknowledge the gift you made in their honor.   The donor will also receive a tax deductible receipt. 

~ $50 will buy a dog several months of heartworm preventative.

~ $100 will buy a year's  supply of flea and tick and heartworm preventative.

~ $250 will cover intial shots for a newly rescued dog or a spay or neuter.
GSP Rescue NE Thanks:
~ The Wagner's for their generous donation

~ Our CFC contributors
~ Dr. Love at the Love clinic for all of her hard work and generous discounts!
~ Susanne Crivelli for her generous donation 
~ Stacy Dubois for her generous donation

~ Amanda Lohin for her generous donation  
Update on Belle
Belle's tummy
Belle - Before 

Belle After
Belle - After 
We are happy to report that Belle's surgeries and recoveries went smoothly.  She was adopted by her foster family who saw her through the procedures.

Check out the before and after pictures to see just how great Belle's surgeries turned out!  She is now able to move about as a GSP should.  Notice the rapidly wagging tail that we all love to see from a happy GSP. 

Thank you again to our supporters who funded Belle's surgeries.  We also extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Love at the Love Clinic.  Dr. Love offered a generous rescue discount and was a pleasure to work with. 
Issue: #13December 2010
Dear Friends,

Surprisingly, another holiday season is upon us already!  We hope that this newsletter finds you and your family (human and canine alike) in good health and good spirits.  Please find several updates and happy stories in this holiday newsletter. 

Year End Review...
This has been a wonderful year for GSP Rescue NE.  We have placed more dogs this year than any previous year; an accomplishment we are very proud of.  We have also had a very successful fundraising year.  Funds have been raised for the organization as a whole as well as for two very special dogs: Moses and Belle.  We were touched by our supporters willingness to open their hearts and their wallets for these wonderful dogs.  As a result of your generosity both dogs were able to receive necessary medical care and found loving permanent homes. 

Holiday Shut Down: 
GSP Rescue New England will be closed for the holidays December 17th through January 3rd. 
**Please remember that during this shut down we will only respond to emergency calls and emails.**

If you have not yet received a receipt for your donation, please contact Celeste.

Enjoy your holiday season!  We will see you again in the new year. 

Warm Regards,
GSP Rescue Board Members:
Celeste Long, Audrey Carmosino, and Jami Barrett
Bay Colony Dog Show Update
Fundraising Weekend in Review 

Bay Colony Dog Show
Santa visits with: Jan Batty, Justin Barrett, and Jami Barrett 
The Bay Colony Dog Show fundraising event was a huge success!  Thank you to all of our volunteers who came out to man the booth, sell merchandise, and represent GSP Rescue New England!  We enjoyed seeing everyone and we appreciate that you took time out of your busy schedules to help us! 

We raised a total of $942 over the course of four days.  This years show was markedly smaller and less busy than previous years, so we feel lucky to have raised the money we did. 
Bay Colony
Jewels relaxing at the booth 

Congratulations to our Raffle Winners!!
GSP Welcome Sign:  Helga Wilson

Hand Made Tote Bag:  Kevin Robinson

Genuine Leather Coach Collar: Benedicte Henrotte

Personalized Greeting Cards: Jen Weston
Thank you To our Dedicated Booth Volunteers:

Janice, Tom, Lynne, Shawn, Jaquie, Charlie, Gail, Mike, Trudy, Justin, Jan, Michele, and Jen
Comedy Corner
Ready to hit the ski slopes! 
Bart (left) and Radar

Photo submitted by Wendy Phelps. 


If you have a funny photo of your dog, please email it to Jami along with a brief explanation. 
Adoption Update: Bruno
A Long Road Home  

On July 3rd, a 6 month old GSP got off the transport in Waterbury, CT.  He had a long journey to get to us, but boy was it worth the wait.  I cannot say enough good things about GSP Rescue New England and the wonderful people who have helped with the adoption of Bruno.

Bruno was 4 months old when he was rescued out of some bad living conditions in the midwest.  The kennel in Kansas where he was sent felt it would be best if he went to a home familiar with GSP's.  GSP Rescue NE arranged for us to adopt Bruno.  I entered into a 2 month email relationship with Cathy, the kennel owner, who sent me frequent pictures and updates while Bruno was neutered, vetted, and travel arrangements were made.

I was a little nervous committing to a dog sight unseen, but GSP Rescue New England, especially Celeste, made it an easy process.  I got to know and love Bruno even before meeting or knowing him. 

Bruno, despite his trials at a young age, has the nicest disposition.  Everyone who meets him just falls in love with him.  He is one of the calmest GSP puppies I have met.  He is smart, learns fast, and does everything you ask.  I could not have asked for a better dog  Even Della, my 5 year old GSP, who was miffed about not being the center of attention, has succumbed to his charms and they have become the best of friends.  Words cannot express my deep appreciation of GSP Rescue New England for bringing Bruno into our lives.   


Bruno and Della
If you have an adoption update, please email it to Jami along with 2-3 pictures. 
In Memory


Morgan, the GSP we adopted from the GSP Rescue New England was sadly put down several weeks ago.  We adopted Morgan when he was 9, and at 14+ years, it was a tough decision but in his best interest.


We had many good years with Morgan and thank GSP Rescue New England for trusting us with him.  He was truly loved and well cared for.  Morgan spent many great weekends running and exploring our 70 acre weekend house in Maine.  His favorite recreation was singing to the neighbors and guarding our yard in Massachusetts.  Our other GSP misses him greatly. 


~ Donna & Bill Moore


 To read more Remembrances, visit our **NEW** Remembrances!   Check back often as we are continually updating this section of the website.


If you have a Remembrance story you would like to share with us, please email Jami.  Include a short write-up and 1-3 photos.  Remembrances will be shared in the newsletter and posted on the website.