December 2011                                                                    

No. 24

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Pointer sisters dressed for xmas
"Ho ho ho?"
"Ho, hum. Don't think so." :-)




Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

All of us at GSP Rescue New England thank you for your  generosity and kindness over the past year, whether you fostered a needy dog, sent a donation, helped with transport, or just offered your good wishes and support.

We wish you a truly wonderful holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

Celeste, Audrey,Wendy
and the Gang at GSP Rescue New England
Elf the movie: Santa Announcement 
Elf the movie: Santa Announcement
GSP Rescue Holiday Hours

The folks who answer the phones and the emails at GSP Rescue are taking a well-deserved holiday break from Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 until Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.  


Feel free to peruse our website by clicking here and complete applications for adoptions. We will contact you after the first of the year.   



Bay Colony Dog Show A Success!
2011 Bay Colony booth
Rescue's booth at the Bay Colony Dog Show in Providence 


It was another successful year at the Bay Colony Dog show for GSP Rescue New England!  


With your generous donations of both raffle items and volunteer time, we were able to raise lots of money that will help dogs in need.  


2011 Jewels at Bay Colony rescue booth
Twelve-year-old Jewels Morris, with her fancy red velvet Christmas collar,  keeps watch over the booth at the Bay Colony Show. 

The four-day event was staffed by volunteers who graciously gave us their time to help make it a success. Special thanks to: Jennifer Weston,  Janice Gregory, Michele Morris (with Jewels), Lynne Wieder, Laura Brodeur and her son Alec, Tom Hughes, Donna Tommelleo, Michelle Michaels (and family!), Janice and John MacLeod, Peter and Jennifer Russo, and Jacquie and Charlie Werner (with Max).  


Also special thanks to our Rescue Parade participants: Gunnar Russo, Molly and Scrappy Sweeney, Oreo Brodeur, Abby Adamsky, and Layla Weston.  

2011 Bay Colony rescue parade
GSPs at the Bay Colony Rescue Parade! 


Thank you to their families for bringing them and being such great ambassadors for GSP Rescue New England!  


Since we are all so spread out, the Board Members don't get to meet (in person) a lot of the dogs that come into our program. To see them thriving with their new families reminds us why we do what we do. It was a fun (and emotional) weekend for all!  


 Speaking of the raffle winners, congrats to the following people:  Gail Giblo - GSPRNE bracelet; Michelle Michaels - GSP necklace; Michelle Koch - handmade quilt; Tom Hughes - Doggie Daycare; and Anthony DiLorenzo - GSP painting. Enjoy your prizes!


Speaking for all of us at GSP Rescue New England, I wish everyone (two-legged and four-legged) a very happy and healthy holiday season.  


See you in the New Year!  


~ Audrey Carmosino
Board Member/Secretary 

Christmas cards
 It's that time of year and boy, do we get Christmas cards!

What a great opportunity to catch up with our adoptive and foster families and see how the dogs are adapting to their new lives.

Here's a sampling of some of the Christmas cards and photographs Rescue received this month. Enjoy! 


  card 1


Georgia sporting her Christmas reindeer antlers and jingle bell necklace. Isn't she pawsitively gawgeous?!

Maia snoozing with her Hanukkah toys. (She hasn't discovered their squeakers yet...!)

Bart wearing his lovely Christmas-tree headdress. ;-)

Bailey, attired in some lovely
 moose-antler headwear, ...

Frank w Bailey
. . . while Bailey's buddy, Frank the Cat, sits in his favorite spot beneath Bailey's leash so he never misses a walk!  (HEY!! How did that CAT sneak in here! This is a DOG newsletter!)

Keep those pictures coming, folks. We LOVE to see our adopted/fostered dogs. (OK, the cats aren't so bad either...!)
GSP Rescue NE Gets $891 Grant 
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Our friends at The PEDIGREE Foundation have chosen GSP Rescue New England to receive $891 in grant money to help the dogs in our care during the 2012 calendar year. This foundation has donated more than $350,000 to animal agencies all over the United States and we are proud to be one of the many that was chosen from the New England area.


The PEDIGREE Foundation has launched a marketing campaign to bring awareness to the public about why it is important to adopt a dog. Also, when you purchase any Pedigree brand dog or cat food, they donate money to the Foundation that will help organizations like us! To learn more about the campaign, please visit


THANK YOU, The PEDIGREE Foundation, for helping GSP Rescue NE continue to save the lives of dogs in need!

Poinsettias Not The Problem

PoinsettiaPoinsettias fill homes with color during the holiday and we all hear how they're life-threatening to pets. In fact, they're not very toxic to dogs. They do contain a milky sap that can irritate the mouth but if signs develop they are usually mild. There are far more dangerous dog hazards during the holidays.

Decorations: Tinsel, glass ornaments, spray on snow/flocking, foil, plastic wrap/shrink-wrap, Styrofoam peanuts and ribbon can all be life-threatening if eaten by your dog. Whether lodged in the esophagus, stomach or intestines, these bad actors can cause a plethora of symptoms and may land your dog in the operating room.  


Mistletoe Mistletoe: The plant, and particularly the berries, are extremely toxic to pets. The most severe cases can cause low blood pressure, stumbling and even seizures.


  • Christmas Tree Food/Preservatives: Got a real tree this year? Watch out. Veterinarians say sugar-based tree preservatives and tree food/water can harbor dangerous bacteria and a thirsty dog may decide to use the tree stand as a drinking bowl.
  • Batteries: It may be great to have batteries for that new, cool toy but chewing or swallowing batteries is extremely toxic for pets. Acid burns from chewing and causing a leak in the battery are common as well as cuts from the metal casing. And what about smaller batteries, like AAAs, that can easily be gulped down? They can cause intestinal burns and removal can require surgery.
  • Potpourri: The spicy smell can fill the house with a wonderful scent, but a pet can experience  irritation and corrosion of the eyes, mouth, throat and esophagus if exposed to the liquid form.


In This Issue

Quick Links


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

Look who's been adopted!

Several GSPs have found their forever homes!


They are: Ruby and Tramp


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


Donations have been gratefully accepted this month from:


Joan Lucas in memory of Ceilidh Lucas

Leslie Michell Young in memory of County Long

Frank Straccia

Bill Harm

For Love of Pets (for Prato) 

Joanne Galante in memory of Daisy Galante

Paul and Patricia Boisvert

Hannah Snow

David Lee



Thank you all for your generosity. 

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. 


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

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, 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.

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Merry Christmas from Us to You!!!
Merry Christmas from Us to You!!!