April 2015                                                                        


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   If you've ever considered, for even a second, throwing your support behind GSP Rescue New England, now's the time to do it for we can use you more than ever.  



 You have more than generously answered our call for financial help and have been so kind with your support.

Now, our greatest need is for foster homes. Places where these poor dogs will feel safe and secure, with people who will teach them good manners and get them ready for their furever homes. 

None of these dogs have ever known human kindness until now. They're not easy fosters, we know that. But with patience and love they're slowly coming out of their shells. Take Phoenix, pictured above, who just loves being around other dogs but is afraid to leave his crate. Everyday noises like the microwave bell scare him and send him into retreat back to his crate. Slowly, he is learning the world is a good place now.

Or Ruby, who freezes every time a lead is put on her because she thinks something bad is going to happen.

Foster homes are crucial in helping us place dogs in adoptive homes. If you've adopted from us you're approved to foster. If you've never volunteered for us and would like to please go to our site and complete a volunteer application. Some breed experience and a fenced yard are a must. Rescue pays all medical expenses and you supply food and TLC. We have a medical director available to us pretty much 24/7, we have a certified trainer who can help with behavioral issues, we have specialists at the ready plus our collective years of experience to guide you through any issues. We'll do whatever is necessary to help you through your foster experience.

     Will you help? We'd love it if you would. And remember our motto: "You won't change the world by rescuing a dog, but you'll change the world for the dog your rescued."

     Try it! You'll like it!

      Very best wishes for a beautiful spring!



and Michele
GSP Rescue NE Board of Directors 


Mike Young and some of his best friends. 


Usually when we have sad news to pass on it's about a beloved dog that has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Today our hearts are heavy because it's not a dog but one of our most long time, trusted volunteers and adopters that we have lost to cancer. Mike Young, at age 58, has lost a 3-year battle with esophageal cancer. Cancer is not only a thief of our dogs it is a thief of our friends. 

When I took over rescue I 'inherited' Mike and Terri Young as volunteers so their involvement with this rescue goes back many years. Terri has become a friend and her husband, Mike, forever the rock in the background, supporting our efforts, caring and loving our dogs and both always willing to step up and help whenever we asked. They are part of what makes this rescue a family.

I envision all of our dogs (and probably lots of others, too) that have gone before Mike at the pearly gates, tails wagging, waving at him excitedly and saying "Come on in, buddy! We're so happy you're here to join us." Sure as anything, Mike's out walking the woods of heaven with them, exploring and teaching them new things. Just watch out for the porcupines Mike ... I know there have to be some lurking up there somewhere. There's a place for all of God's creatures in heaven, you know.

Rest in peace, Mike, our friend. You will be missed.

Celeste and all of your rescue family.




Learning CPR and First Aid could save your pet's life. Here are the things EVERY pet owner ought to know: http://www.animalwellnessmagazine.com/articles/cpr-and-first-aid/







The most common reasons for avoiding nail trims are that the owner is afraid of "quicking" the dog, or that the dog fusses and creates bad feelings around the procedure. Nail cutting becomes an event surrounded by angst and drama. For very active dogs who run all day long on varied surfaces, cutting nails may not be necessary. High mileage wears them down naturally. But among city or suburban dogs who are lucky to get a mile or two walk daily, excessively long toenails are more common than not. 







Support GSP Rescue New England simply by walking your dog! Check out this app at http://www.wooftrax.com/ and use it each time you grab for the leash. It's healthy for you, your dog, and GSP Rescue NE!


In This Issue

Quick Links

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GSP Rescue New England has a presence on Facebook. Go to: Facebook.com/GSPRescueNE
Cookbooks Still Available!

How 'bout some home cookin' for April?  


Get yourself a copy of "Point to the Pantry," a cookbook full of recipes by the GSP Rescue family. Cost? $10 per copy, plus shipping.

To purchase, go to the Rescue Store at www.GSPRescueNE.org

Look Who's Been Adopted!

More GSPs have found their forever homes!


They are: Rex,Andy.


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


Donations have gratefully been accepted this month from: Margaret and Maurice Bennett, Kathleen O'Shaughnessy, in memory of Levi Robinson; Bill Crawford, Laura Brodeur, Patrice Bianchi, Janet McMillan, Rosanna Tomabene, Cynthia Cook, Robert Rodgers, from Gruff and Simone Rodgers, Mary Forsythe, Alan Goff, Ryan Casey, Julie Doucette, to celebrate Sassy's birthday; Kimberly Brown, Patricia Russell, Michelle Heathman, Dorianne Doulames, Johanna Voss, BW Trudeau, Christine Voss, Cheryl A. Coughlin, Janice Robinson, Anthony DiLorenzo,  Jessica Scherb, in honor of Holly, Jeanne Cox, Bette Giordano, in memory of her dog, Bunny, who died in 2014; Catherine Parmentier, John and Inna Spooner, Frank Straccia,Susan Wagner,Maurice and Margaret Bennett,Agilent Technologies (employee matching funds/Bob Klepach), Dianne Ries, Sheila Piccolo, Suzanne Tenuta,and JoAnn Stevelos.

In memory of Mike Young: John and Cathy Costa, Kathleen Vandermark,Lindsey Prassas, Jane Brown, Barbara Stultz, Valerie Young,Leslie Michell-Young,Jayne Karno and Peggy Nordgren., in memory of my brother Mike Young and our childhood GSP Gretel, who inspired his love of animals.

For Tilly: Lyndsey Violette and  Sarah Sindo. 

For Tilly and Ohio dogs: Sue Tenuta and Joan Lucas

 Thank you, thank you, thank you all for your generosity!


Recurring Donations

Thank you to these donors who have set up recurring monthly donations -- an easy process that can be set up on PayPal.

Donors are: Frank StracciaJeff Adams, Bill Crawford and Emilie Knisley


Thank you 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 From Our Friends
At Bissell

Click HERE to get to the Bissell website.

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Our Year-Round Fundraisers




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  


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