May 2013                                                                                  

No.41  

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MAY

 NEWSLETTER  

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Happy Spring from Mr. Gunnar!

 

Greetings!

Are you feeling creative? 

 

GSP Rescue NE is looking to freshen up our logo. Could you be the one to do it?!

 

We are looking for something that is fun and creative, and depicts GSP Rescue NE and what we stand for. 

 

  Logo

 

You must incorporate our current logo (above) into your idea. It can be an original drawing or computer-generated but cannot be from pictures taken from other sites that may be copyrighted or trademarked.

 

Send your logo in .jpg form to Celeste.  All submissions will be displayed on GSP Rescue NE's facebook page as they are received. All entries become the property of  GSP Rescue NE.


The winner will be selected by GSP Rescue NE's board of directors, and will receive a whole bunch of really cool swag from the Rescue store. The contest will probably run until the end of May, or until we find the perfect logo. And the new logo will be incorporated onto a whole bunch of new T-shirts!

THANKS for participating! 

Celeste,Audrey and Michele                         GSP Rescue NE Board of Directors 

Birddog Seminar A Success!
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Janice Gregory, left, welcomes the gathering along with trainers, from left, Steve Susko (seated, in orange hat), Barbara Susko (seated), Dave Marshall (seated on table), Sarah Conyngham and Richard Giuliano. 
 
MAPLEVILLE, RI -- The dogs were pointing and chasing, the quail were flying, and there were ooohs and aaahs from the spectators as almost 100 novice handlers turned out with about 50 dogs for German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of New England's first birddog seminar held at Addieville East Farm. The event was held Saturday, April 27, 2013, as a fundraiser for GSP Rescue NE. Thanks to the generosity of those attending, more than $1,000 was raised that will go directly to the care and rehoming of our needy dogs! Thank you all!!

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Trainer Dave Marshall begins the seminar.
 
The event was designed to test the scenting abilities of birddogs, specifically the shorthairs who come through GSP Rescue NE who might never have an opportunity to get on quail. The Rescue also wanted to introduce adults and kids to the sport of hunting with dogs and field trialing so the opportunity to participate was opened to the public. The response was overwhelming with attendees coming from as far away as New Hampshire and New Jersey.
 
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Foster mom Lynne Wieder with adoptable dog Dottie (in red vest) and her own dog, Eloise.
 
The morning started with a two-hour seminar by Dave Marshall and Sarah Conyngham of
Centerville Farm and Kennels in Hope Valley, RI. Dave's seminars are always interesting and the two hours flew by as he and Sarah explained -- in layman's terms -- the intricacies of hunting and training birddogs. There were plenty of demonstrations and questions from the audience.
 
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Seminar chairman Janice Gregory, left, and Michele Morris, GSP Rescue board member, conduct the awards for Spottiest Dog, Shortest Dog, Dog With Longest Ears and Dog with Longest Tail. ;-)
 
Following the seminar, lunch for the gathering was cooked by Tad Dorry, and prize-giveaways were held featuring beautiful bells and release traps, all made and very kindly donated by Mike Flewelling. Purina rep Dean Reinke was most generous in his donation of Purina Pro Plan dog food, Purina frisbees and Purina hats. 
 
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Lots of stuff donated by Purina.
Thanks Dean Reinke!
 
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Awarding the prize for the Shortest Dog! 
 
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Caroline Simonds draws a winning ticket for a bag of Purina Pro Plan dog food for GSP Rescue NE board member Michele Morris.
  
 
Prizes were awarded to kids for Spottiest Dog, Dog with Longest Tail, Longest Ears and Shortest Dog.  The kids LOVED it!  
  
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Fishing, fishing, FISHING!!
 
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Everyone had a blast fishing ... 
 
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And some of the kids actually caught a fish or two!
  
 
After lunch, Tad took the kids in the group fishing at one of Addieville's gorgeous ponds. Did they catch anything? They sure did. Some of the kids even came equipped with their own poles and fishing gear. 
 
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Heading out to the bird field.
 
The rest of the group headed out to a field chosen specifically by Addieville managers Sally Hayter and Jack O'Brien in which to work birds.  
 
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Dividing up into groups to work on birds.
 
It was perfect -- a bowl-type arrangement featuring switch grass in the middle with the edges being mature pine and hardwoods with enough blow-down in which to hide the birds. From one spot, a person could look around the circle and see all the other dogs and people working. 
 
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A young shorthair strains at the leash. 

 

Volunteering to train the group, along with Dave Marshall and Sarah Conyngham, were Richard Giuliano, of Richfield Kennels in Foster, RI; and Steve and Barbara Susko, volunteers with GSP Rescue NE, who drove up from Cape Cod to help. Many, many thanks to all of them for donating their time and expertise!

 

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Trainer Dave Marshall and an eager Brittany.

 

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Dave Marshall explains what we'll be doing with the dogs ... 

 

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...And borrows a GSP to use as an example.

  

 The five trainers each shepherded 10 dogs and their owners. 

 

Birds were planted and the dogs were checkcorded up to them. 

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Can he find the bird?

 

Step by step, the process was explained: How to use the wind. How to guide the dog. How to let the dog figure things out for itself. How to get the dog to style up. What to do when the bird flew.   

 

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Dave and Sarah explain bird dog training ...

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And Sarah helps an adult dog and a puppy get up-close and personal with a quail.

 

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Hunter's got himself a bird.

 

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Trainer Rich Giuliano gets ready to flush a quail for an intense shorthair.

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And gives some advice to this dog's owner.

   

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Puppy's first quail!

  

Camera clicked and people stood pleased and amazed as their dogs actually caught scent of the bird and stopped to investigate.

 

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Hunter has a broke find for Rich Giuliano and Sarah Conyngham. Good boy, Hunter!

  

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Hey! What's in the box?! A quail for me maybe? ;-)

 

Some dogs charged right in. Others stood back and actually pointed for a bit before they took action.

But by and large, each and every dog successfully pointed a bird!  

 

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Sarah Conyngham helps with a shorthair.

 

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Scout on point!

 

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 "Hold me back! I smell a bird!"

   

At the end of almost three hours, every dog had at least two opportunities to be worked on a bird. At the end of the day, every kid who wanted to had fished, and every owner got to take pictures home of his dog doing what they were meant to do: point a bird.  

 

What a great day! :-) 

  
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End of the day. Time to load up the dogs and head home. 
Summer's Coming!
  
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Why Title A Dog? Here's Why
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Adoption Special
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Spread the word "Adoption Special!"

$100.00 off coupon on a professionally installed system & Moriarty's Fence will donate $25 to the shelter of their choice!!

If you are a shelter or rescue group and need coupons let us know... 
Moriarty's Fence Company ~ Serving RI/CONN/MASS
(800) 225-0808

 

In This Issue
BIRDDOG SEMINAR A SUCCESS!
SUMMER'S COMING
WHY TITLE A DOG?
ADOPTION SPECIAL
DOG DOOR DISCOUNT!
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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: Kelli, Francis, Sheba, Zuke, Dottie and Lola

  

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

Donations

Donations have gratefully been accepted this month from: Brian Pereira, Tenley Dakin, FM Global (matching funds), Jeffrey Adams, Leslie Michell-Young, Lucy Cobos, Stephanie Spurrier, on behalf of Lucy, saved from Oklahoma; Lisa Winder, in memory of Michele Morris' Jewels, Monsanto (matching funds) Bob Klepach, Agilent Technologies (matching funds), Frank Straccia.

   

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

 

Zeppp

   

Zeppa Studios designs and produces unique gifts for dog and other animal lovers. 

 

Their Project Rescue was specifically created to help rescue groups earn money and for customers to save money!

 

Enter the coupon code for German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue New England (GSPRNE) during your online check-out or mention it to the customer service rep when ordering by phone. Customers get 10 percent off their order, GSP Rescue NE will get 20 percent. 

 

For information or to see their product line, go to ZeppaStudios 

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.  

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.

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