August 2012                                                                               

No. 32

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AUGUST

 NEWSLETTER  

Pixie boat
Pixie keeping watch from foster mom and dad Jessica and Mike Scherb's boat in Maine.
  
Greetings!
When we checked Rescue's bank account several weeks ago, we were dismayed at how low the balance was. 

The recent influx of dogs, including the New York 8, had taken a toll on our funds. While none of the dogs was desperately ill, simple vetting for that many dogs can be quite costly.
Fund tree
So what are we going to do about it? We're going to FUNDRAISE!!

And if you've been anywhere near your computer in the last two weeks, you know that we've jumped in with both feet.

We're selling Yankee Candles, we're running a golf tournament, we're holding a calendar contest, we're promoting on Facebook and by email, all with the hopes of putting some money into the bank in order to help future dogs who will be coming into Rescue.

Read all about what we're doing below.  And then take a look at the letter we received from little Orla, who took it upon herself to run her own fundraiser -- a lemonade stand in Newport, R.I. -- to raise money for Rescue. 

So buy some candles, play some golf, enter the calendar contest, and support kids like Orla when they work hard to support a cause they believe in. We can't do what we do for the dogs without your support!

Very best wishes for a wonderful August!
Celeste,Audrey and Michele
and the Gang at GSP Rescue New England!
 
Calendar Contest!
calendar dog What would be more fun than to have a 2013 wall calendar full of GSPs that we all know and love! When you turn the page each month, there would be a picture of Mr. Fonda raiding the trash, or a member of the New York 8 who were rescued from a lifetime confined to their kennels, or little Chance who was rescued from an uncaring owner by a caring neighbor, or maybe even one of your own rescued GSPs now living the good life, playing with his buddies, riding on a boat, sitting on a lawn tractor. The picture choices are as diverse as the dogs themselves.

 

As a fundraiser, we are embarking on a 2013 calendar contest where you will be able to enter pictures of your own dogs and vote on pictures of other GSPs owned by friends of GSP Rescue NE.

 

The donation to enter a picture will be $10 with all proceeds going directly to the care and rehoming of our needy dogs.

All picture submissions must be in hand by August 31st.

 

Please go here for instructions on how to submit your pictures.

Golf Tournament!

Join us!  

GSP Rescue New England

1st annual golf tournament

October 13, 2012

 

9 a.m. start, dinner at 1 p.m.
Woods of Westminster
Westminster,  MA
$99: 18 holes, cart and   
buffet dinner   
$29: Dinner only
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GOLF DOG PRIZES:
1st Prize Team: $25 gift certificate each for Pro Shop
Closest to the Pin contest (hole 16) $25
Pro Shop Gift Certificate
Long Drive (men and women) (hole 3) $25
Pro Shop Gift Certificate each
Mulligans: 1 for $5; 4 for $15; limit of 4 per team
50-50 raffle
Silent Auction
and maybe a foster dog or two will make special appearances!
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GSP Rescue NE golf shirts available for pre-order
(pickup morning of tournament)
View here for choice of colors and sizing.
Your choice of color; white logo only.
S-XL $20
2X-4X $25
click here to order via PayPal; please specify color and size in memo section.

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Please RSVP to Celeste by: Sept 15th, 2012 with the names of your foursome or call: 888 450 2519
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Payment due by September 30th, 2012
to make a payment by Paypal click here
(you do not need a Paypal account to pay via Paypal)
or check/money order may be mailed to:
GSP Rescue NE
PO Box 5731
Wakefield, RI 02880
Sponsorships Needed!
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Sponsor a Green: Do you own a business or know someone who does who might be willing to sponsor a green or tee? Perhaps your vet, the place where you buy dog food and supplies, your groomer, dog walker, doggie day care? Or even your local hardware store, grocery, handyman etc. The possibilities are endless! All sponsors will have a sign on "their" green or tee plus will be mentioned on special page on our website and Facebook.
Please contact Neal Beauregard for more information.
Sign Up For:
Green Sponsor $100
Tee Sponsor: $50
19th Hole Sponsor: $250

 
Are you willing to donate a gift basket for our silent auction? Or perhaps a bottle of wine, dog supplies, beauty products?
Please contact Kim Giardina for more information.
We hope to have you join us on this fun day and help our dogs at the same time!
Yankee Candles!
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Yankee Candles ... what can be better for Fall and holiday decorating than these lovely, fragrant candles.

 

GSP Rescue NE is excited to be able to sell these wonderful candles for the first time.  We receive 40 percent of all sales which will help so, so many dogs. 

 

Orders can be placed now through Sept. 5 and will be delivered to the chairperson closest to you  in plenty of time for Halloween, Thanksgiving and holiday gift giving.

 

For more information, click here.
Thank You, Orla!
Orla and Henry
Orla and the handsome Mr. Henry.
"Hi,

My name is Orla. I am 9 years old.

I donated $80 from a lemonade stand for the GSP Rescue. The Stand was held at Stella Maris Inn in Newport, RI, for the flower show.

I don't  really have a German Shorthaired Pointer of my own,
But My dad's and my good friend owns one named Henry. Henry is 10 years old but looks and acts like a 2 year old! He loves to run and chase birds.

I've known Henry for about 4 years,
and although he is not technically my dog, I love him just as much
as my own collie/German shepherd, Shiloh. 

I also have a stuffed GSP that I sleep with
named Henry Jr. and he is very big!! 

I wanted to donate because I love Henry and the GSP is a very
special breed. Henry was bought from a breeder at first by a family who wasn't prepared for his energy. They posted him in the newspaper up for adoption a year later.

I don't want other German Shorthaired Pointers to be given up like Henry on account of there energy level. When people adopt german pointers, I want them to know what they are getting into. They are extraordinary dogs but you need to be prepared for there energy so they are happy in your home."

Thank you,
Orla
          
No Orla, thank YOU! :-)             

 

Support Rescue!
Animal house
The Animal House in Damariscotta, Maine.
 
The first winner of The Animal House Rescue Me! contest is GSP Rescue New England!
 

Each month,  the store will select, based on voting, one Maine rescue /shelter to benefit from a portion of their sales. They will select one Sunday a month during which that particular shelter/rescue will receive 5 percent of the store's daily total.

 

Volunteers from GSP Rescue will be at The Animal House at Damariscotta, Maine, on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to answer questions about the breed. They'll also have information on foster opportunities, merchandise will be available, and a rescue shorthair or two may be wandering around visiting. :-) 
 

Remember: 5 percent of ALL sales that day go to GSP Rescue NE, so it's a great time to stock up and support rescue!

 

Not local and can't make it? You can order from the store's website: www.theanimalhouse.net.  5 percent of all web sales will also go to benefit GSP Rescue!

 

Thank you to The Animal House Erin Michaud for the nomination.

Happily Ever After ...
 

We get emails ...

 

Belle now with her BFF Kelsey. :-) 

"Hi Celeste,

 

I just wanted to give you an update on Belle.  

 

This September she will be with us for 3 years.  

 

Belle is a great companion dog for my daughter, Kelsey, who has Aspergers. They go to bed every night together and Belle never leaves her side.  

 

We just wanted you to know that Belle is doing great and is greatly loved."

 

Best Regards,
Scott, Pam, Jordin & most of all Kelsey

[The Bobbitts are currently living in Basel, Switzerland. When they moved from the United State, they brought everyone with them -- including Belle, Duncan the Cairn Terrier, and Matilda the Rescue Cat. According to Scott Bobbitt, "We are having a great time. We just rented a ski chalet for the holidays for 2 weeks that allow us to bring the animals. Things are good here."]

Indeed. :-)
Belle before
Belle, kenneled in South Dakota, before Rescue stepped in. :-(

Belle was a dog from a South Dakota breeder-neglect case where more than 70 dogs were involved. GSP Rescue New England was one of the last rescues to step in to help rehome these dogs after they were held for almost a year while a court case dragged on.
Good News In Massachusetts!
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INCREDIBLE news! Massachusetts Governor Patrick signed a bill into law today that makes regulating dogs by breed illegal. BSL...Illegal! And more. This progressive piece of legislation calls for:

- Creation of a statewide spay/neuter progr

am.
- Adds enforcement provisions to the spay/neuter deposit law for animals adopted from shelters and animal control facilities to ensure that they get fixed.
- Requires animal control officers to receive training. 
- Prohibits carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide gas as a means to euthanize dogs and cats.
- Reduces dog bites by improving the dangerous dog law in a breed neutral manner.
- Allow pets to be included in domestic violence protection orders to protect both animals and people. 

To see the bill in full, click here.
  
In This Issue
CALENDAR CONTEST
GOLF TOURNAMENT
YANKEE CANDLES
ORLA AND HENRY
THE ANIMAL HOUSE
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
GOOD NEWS IN MASS.
FACEBOOK
ADOPTIONS!
DONATIONS!
FUNDRAISERS
COMEDY CORNER

Quick Links

Help Us Help Them
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Facebook

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

Look who's been adopted!

More GSPs have found their forever homes!

 

They are:  Buster, Stanley, Jenna,Righteous,Mark and Weldon. 

   

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

Donations

Donations have gratefully been accepted this month from:

Bob Klepach (employer matching funds) 

Catherine Parmentier

Jeremy, Rhiana and Cole Menning,Steven and Marissa Pollina, Brenda Rathburn,

Agilent Technology (employer matching funds...Bob Klepach),

Animal Welfare Fund

 

IGive 

 


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. :-)

 Help Us With

Our Fundraisers

 

 

 

We need your help. We have recently partnered with Alphapooch to help us provide more comfortable living for our pet residents through their Buy a Bed Give a Shelter Bed Program. Alphapooch has agreed to donate a shelter bed to us for our foster dogs for every pet bed you purchase from their site: Alphapooch.com/pfgroups.

 

    It's pretty simple. For every item you purchase for your family pets, the pets at our foster homes will get a comfortable bed to rest on! Alphapooch uses a wonderfully soft bedding material called Unreal Lambskin® that both cats and dogs just adore. We love the beds too as they are completely machine washable.

 

    You can find more information on the program as well as their extensive catalogue through the link below (just click  HERE to go directly to their website). 

 

    Help us make our foster homes  a more relaxing place for our dogs while waiting for their forever home and while also treating your own pet to a luxurious new bed!

  

 Thank you for the help! 

 

Book donations needed

   Book bin

 

GSP Rescue NE is joining with
Got Books? as a new means of fundraising. Got Books? works by placing bins for recycled books in parking lots. If you have a parking lot with one extra space for a bin please contact Celeste.

 This is a one year commitment. All you have to do is donate the space and call Got Books? to empty the bins when they're full. 

Rescue gets paid per pound of books. Got Books? will work for rescue through active participation by the GSP Rescue organization and the community.

 

Requirements are:
1. Safety - The bin must be placed in a safe location for drivers, pedestrians and participants
2. Location - The Got Books? container should be visible to your members as well as the surrounding community 
Successful programs establish a plan for getting books from the community. Posting information in the weekly program and bulletins, posting information on your website, and alerting local paper
about the Got Books? program and what Rescue is raising the money for. Every organization is unique and there is more than one way to accomplish the task of getting the books in to the Got Books? container.

  

Got Books? is a great way to increase recycling and earn extra money for programs within Rescue.  

  

For more information on Got Books? or if you have room at your business to house a collection bin, contact Celeste.  

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

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                                                 

 

This is one Smart dog, maybe even the smartest dog in the world
This is one smart dog. ;-)