September 2012                                                                           

No. 33 

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Jus' hangin' around ...

September has been a month of fundraisers, and so far it's going swimmingly!

Our calendar contest has turned out to be a TREMENDOUS success! We've received some great pictures along with heartwarming and funny stories about many of the dogs.  Voters are trying to outdo each other to see who can raise the most votes. It's turned into quite the competition! Voting ends Tuesday, Sept. 18. Stay tuned!

Our Yankee Candle fundraiser also was a success! Orders have been placed with the company which promises a two-week turnaround for shipping. We should have items in hand by the end of the month, at which point they'll be delivered to all of the buyers. Our homes are going to smell GREAT during the fall and Christmas seasons!

What's next? Our first annual GSP Rescue New England Golf Tournament to be held Oct. 13, 2012, at The Woods of Westminster golf course in Westminster, Mass.

Do you play? Sign up your foursome! Don't play? Come for lunch and hang out with GSP Rescue volunteers and maybe some of our adoptable dogs. What could be a better way to spend a Saturday in October than being outside on a beautiful golf course raising money for our really needy pups? Come join us!! There's lots more information below . . .

And THANK YOU ALL once again for participating, whether it was sending in 1 or 10 dog pictures, buying 1 or 100 votes, purchasing a candle or entering in the golf tournament. True, we get something tangible in return for our money, but we also get something intangible, that feeling of satisfaction that we have directly helped our rescue dogs.

Have a great rest-of-the-month!
Celeste,Audrey and Michele

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
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!
GSP Rescue NE golf shirts available for pre-order. Orders must be placed by SEPT. 23, 2012.
(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.

Please RSVP to Celeste by: Sept. 30, 2012 with the names of your foursome or call: 888 450 2519. Payment will also be due at that  time. 

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!
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!
Calendar Contest!
calendar dog Only a few days left for the calendar contest! Have you placed your votes?

We're all looking forward to see who the winners are for the 2013 GSP Rescue New England wall calendar that we know will be full of GSPs that we all know and love! When you turn the page each month, there might 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 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.  

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


Hurry! Time's running out!! 

AKC's Responsible Dog Ownership Days

AKC logo Interested in learning training and grooming tips from the pros? Looking for a new canine family member? Or want to start competing in AKC events? Then be sure to mark "AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days" on your calendar this month!


The AKC's month-long celebration in honor of RDO Days' 10th birthday includes more than 600 AKC clubs and organizations nationwide holding free events filled with fun and engaging activities for all dog lovers, a signing of theAKC Responsible Dog Ownership Pet Promise and joining all dog lovers online for Virtual RDO Days. 

  • Sign the AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Pet Promise: You can help us mark the RDO anniversary milestone by assisting us in reaching 10,000 signatures on the AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Pet Promise. Sign it here.  
  • Virtual AKC RDO Days: Make sure you've liked the AKC on Facebook to participate in Virtual AKC RDO Days! You'll be able to pick up tips, receive a special online badge and share how you're a responsible dog owner all throughout September!

Dog Food Recall
Dog food recall Breeder's Choice Pet Food of Irwindale, Calif., has announced a voluntary dog food recall on Sept. 11  involving one of its products due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

The recall includes AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal and Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula in the 26 pound bag only manufactured with Best Before dates of August 28, 2013, August 29, 2013 and August 30, 2013.


The company claims it was able to contain the affected product at distribution centers. And it was not delivered to retail outlets.


What Products Are Being Recalled?

Products with the following UPC codes and Best By dates are being recalled:

Dog food chart  


An updated question and answer page was posted on September 14, 2012 and now includes the following statement:

"Until we have completed testing and have the assurance that all products are free of contamination, we will hold all AvoDerm or Breeder's Choice products at the manufacturing facility and distribution sites"

The additional products have not been recalled. They are only being withheld pending the results of testing.

Breeder's Choice brands include:

  • AvoDerm
  • Pinnacle
  • Active Care
  • Advanced Pet Diets

What to Do?

Salmonella is serious business - for both you and your pet. So, if you can confirm your dog's food is one of the products being recalled, stop feeding or handling it immediately.

If you've discarded the packaging (something we recommend you never do) - or you're in any way in doubt - do not take chances. Be safe. Stop feeding the product anyway.

For more information, the company suggests:

Go to the AvoDerm website at or call the AvoDerm consumer line at (866) 500-6286

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to


In This Issue

Quick Links

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

Look who's been adopted!

More GSPs have found their forever homes!


They are:  Angie, Molly and Penny


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


Donations have gratefully been accepted this month from:

The Animal House

Jessica Scherb

Peggy Barnes

Carol Ellis

Michele Passantino


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 Year-Round 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:


    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

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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