October 2011

                                                                          No. 22

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OCTOBER

NEWSLETTER 

GSP Halloween 2
Happy Halloween!!

 

Greetings!

    GSP Rescue New England is instituting new phone-call hours that will better resemble the rest of the regular working world.

 

     While Rescue does take up the better portion of the day for many of us, even the most devoted volunteer needs some down-time, family-time, dinner-time, sleep-time, yes, non-GSP time.

   

    We are asking that business calls, inquiries, every call that is NOT an emergency, that may be made to board members' Audrey Carmosino, Wendy Phelps and Celeste Long's home or cell phones, be limited to the hours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  

                                                                                          

     True emergency calls, of course, may be made at any hour. 

 

     Calls may also be made at any time to GSP Rescue's main number, (888) 450-2519. Leave a voice message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

 

     Emails are always welcome. 

 

     Thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation,

 

The Gang at GSP Rescue NE

URGENT! 3 Foster Homes Needed!  

         

Scamp and Tramp
Scamp, right, and Tramp. 

      Scamp and Tramp are arriving this weekend from Missouri. These two are male shelter dogs who were surrendered by their owner. They're youngsters,  maybe brothers, about 2 years old. Both have been temperament tested and are stellar. They're playful, and good around other dogs, but haven't been cat tested, and probably aren't housebroken. Both are healthy, neutered and up to date on vaccines. How cute are these guys?!    

 
       

Faith2
The lovely Miss Faith.
Faith is a girl from Missouri who also needs a foster home as she, too, arrives this weekend. She's pretty much housetrained, easy to crate, and is a good girl but a scoundrel about stealing things that don't belong to her if you turn your back! ;-)  

 

 

This is the perfect time of year to foster. Vacations are over. The kids are back in school. The weather's nice.  So if you were ever thinking about stepping up and trying this, now's the time. (A fenced yard is a must.) 

   

And Rescue has your back. You supply food and emotional support for the dog. Rescue foots the bill for any medical needs. Looking for advice? We're there. There's not a heck of a lot we haven't seen regarding foster dogs and are entirely happy and ready to help.  

 
     Complete a volunteer application if you're not currently a volunteer with us and we'll get you screened ASAP!  

 

     Contact Celeste if you're interested. 

Raffle Items Needed 

  

      Plans are well under way for GSP Rescue to have a booth at the Bay Colony Dog Show, set for Dec. 8-11 at the Providence Convention Center.

 

     We're in need of nice dog-related items for our raffle.  We're open to any suggestions and hope we have some hidden talent among our volunteers that you're willing to share! These can make the difference in a dog's life!

 

   

GSP raffle table
GSP Rescue NE's raffle table
 at the Bay Colony Dog Shows.

  In the past, we have been lucky enough to receive several  breed specific (GSP), hand made, one of a kind items to raffle off at the dog show.  These items were a hit among our supporters (who are able to purchase raffle tickets via email) as well as attendees of the dog show.  We have many GSP owners who stop by our booth on the day that the GSPs are shown in the ring. 

 

      We are again looking for some handmade, one of a kind, GSP items to raffle at this event.  If you have a talent for this kind of work, or are able to purchase this type of item, and would like to make a donation, please contact us. 

 

     Again, we would like to stress that a large part of our success at this event last year was due to the fabulous raffle prizes that were donated to us.  

 

     Got something to donate? Contact Audrey. And THANKS!! 

Definitely Worth Reading

  Chad Love's recent blog - "Man's Best Friend" for Field & Stream - is worth a read. Love describes a recent pheasant hunt in South Dakota which featured - what else?! - rescue dogs!

 Field and Stream blog

     "That's right," says Love, "many of the dogs at this first-class hunting operation aren't registered high-dollar dogs from big kennels, but rescue dogs; cast-off, abandoned, forsaken, unwanted, a motley crew of shorthairs, wirehairs, labs, weimaraners, weimie/wirehair crosses, shorthair/wirehair crosses and probably a few others I didn't notice or couldn't recognize. Not a high-born blueblood among them, just a scruffy, convivial lot of good-natured canine Everydawgs. And what a joy they were to watch spreading out across the fields like the Dirty Dozen, finding, pointing and/or flushing bird after bird and then methodically picking up the ones that fell before the guns."

 

To read the whole story, click on Man's Best Friend.

 

GPS For GSPs

   Have you ever inadvertantly opened the door only to see Spot go bolting by you? You call his name and suddenly now matter how loud you yell, he can't possibly hear you and keeps running til he's a Spot on the horizon.

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     Here's a new way to get that dog back.

 

 The Tagg pet tracking system uses advanced GPS tracking technology to allow you to see where your dog is and be notified if he or she wanders off. The lightweight tracker attaches to your dog's existing collar, and is designed to be worn at all times, even while swimming.

 

     Once you order the GPS dog tracker, there are three steps to setting it up. The first step can even be completed before you receive your dog location system. First, create your account. Once you receive Tagg - The Pet Tracker, activate it. And finally, set up your Tagg zone, "a geofence," for your dog.

 

     Tagg collarsThe Tagg tracker securely attaches to the dog's collar with a two-piece clip. Once the collar clip assembly is attached, putting on the pet GPS device is a snap. If your dog has multiple collars, one set-up per collar is recommended.

 

     From texts about your dog leaving the Tagg zone to emails that tell you it's time to charge your GPS tracker, Tagg notifications make it the most efficient dog GPS tracking system on the market.

 

For information, click on TAGG

In This Issue
3 FOSTER HOMES NEEDED!
RAFFLE ITEMS SOUGHT
WORTH A READ
GPS FOR GSPs
FACEBOOK
ADOPTIONS
THANK YOU, DONORS!
2012 CALENDARS AVAILABLE
FREE FIRST AID CLASS
COMEDY CORNER

Quick Links

Facebook

GSP Rescue New England now has a presence on Facebook. Go to: Facebook.com/GSPRescueNE

Look who's been adopted!

Some more GSPs have

found their forever homes!

 

They are: Sammie, Max, Cardinal, Dove, Tucker, Prince and Max2.

 

Hooray for the dogs! Hooray for their new families! :-)

Donations

Donations have been gratefully accepted this month from:

* Patricia Gardner, in memory of Dexter and Maggie

* DJ Knoedler

* Mary Beth Dion

* Bill Harm

* Gail Wise

* Susan King

*James Goodwin

*Ashley Beech Reid

 

Thank you, donors!

For those who have graciously made donations to GSP Rescue NE and would like a receipt, please contact Celeste.

 

And, once again, a big THANK YOU to you all. :-)

2012 Calendars Available!

             

2012 Rescue calendar The 2012 GSP Rescue calendar has arrived!

 

 Compiled by Mid-Atlantic GSP Rescue, this calendar features rescue GSPs from all over including some from New England. 

 

Cost is $10 plus $2.99 shipping.

 

 Order from our rescue store .

 

All proceeds go to helping our dogs. 

 
Thanks!! 

Free first-aid class!

 

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Basic first aid classes for pet owners, with an emphasis on what you should include in your pet's first-aid kit are held on the first Tuesday of each month at Vetcision, 293 Second Ave., Waltham, Mass.

 

 Classes alternate each month between basic first aid classes and other topics.

 

 Please call or email for details and to RSVP.

 

For more information, go to Vetcision.

Dog door discount!

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GSP Rescue New England is listed among rescue groups and shelters that have participated in Hale Pet Door's Rescue Rewards program. 
  
The Rescue Rewards works this way:  When  customers let Hale know that they adopted a pet (either recently or in the past), they receive a 10 percent discount on the cost of their Hale Pet Door.  And then Hale makes a donation for that same 10 percent amount to the organization that the customer tells them about.
 

 

In 2010, Hale donated more than $20,000 to rescues and shelters all over the country.  

  
For more information on Hale pet doors, go to www.halepetdoor.com

Pet Photography

 Creative Pawtography logo

Wouldn't it be nice to show off your pets in imaginative, personalized cards?  Our full line of pet cards featuring YOUR pet is one-of-a-kind, because it's your pet(s), your text, your thoughts personally conveyed!  

 

For more information, visit Creative Pawtography   

 

Partners for Pets Program

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Bissell's Partners for Pets program supports pet adoption and homeless pets. When you buy selected pet products on bissell.com, you save 10% (with free shipping) and BISSELL will donate 10% of your purchase price to a pet shelter of your choice. For more information, click here.

Use the code ADOPT at the BISSELL checkout to receive the discount. 

Click here

 to view eligible products.

COMEDY CORNER

 

  

Biscuit

OK. I'll go under, and you go over. Ready, GO!"

 

Biscuit, the "under" dog, is the blind/deaf senior GSP abandoned at a Massachusetts shelter and adopted several months ago by Michelle Koch.  Michelle's husband snapped this picture of Biscuit playing with his new BFF Elmer.  He said the dogs stood that way for almost a minute before they could figure out what to do. :-)

 

 

Laughing dog cartoon