November 2015                                                                        


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We need your help.

Usually, our dogs come and go through rescue pretty quickly en route to their forever homes, but now and again we get the occasional dog that just can't seem to find a match with an appropriate family.

Right now we have two such dogs -- Barkley and Phoebe. (Information about each is below.) 

Barkley has been in a foster home/training facility in Vermont for over a year, Phoebe for six months. We'd like to get them both into their forever homes by Christmas. What a lovely present that would be for each of them! 

If we don't find foster or adoptive homes for both before Christmas our only option will be to place them in boarding long term.

You can help by considering adopting or fostering either of these dogs yourself or by spreading the word about their availability. Both need to be in single dog homes.

If we work together, surely we can network and get these dogs home for the holidays. Will you help? We knew you would. 

Many thanks and best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving!

and Michele
GSP Rescue NE Board of Directors 
Above and below, the handsome Barkley.

Here's Barkley,  who was nice enough to stop in the sun when he went on point!

Despite clearly having a pretty messed up history when he arrived last summer, Barkley has made an amazing turnaround and become a very nice gun dog.

As of now, he's staunch and steady to wing and shot. He can also retrieve.

He is a dog that would do best in a home with females although he totally ignores neutered males and intact males when out hunting.

 Barkley had a pretty sad lot in life until he found his purpose as a bird-dog. All he needs now is a home to complete his journey.

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Beautiful Phoebe!

Phoebe is a 3-year-old GSP.  She's great in the field and has had birds shot over her, but in a home-setting, she needs to be an only dog. 

She's fine with other dogs in the field, but at home she will attack another dog (male or female) without warning. Phoebe's not cat-friendly either.

Both dogs are at Alec Sparks' Snowbound Kennels in Addison, VT. 

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Rusty, an English setter available for adoption.

And if you happen to be looking for an English setter, here's 5-year-old Rusty, also in training at Snowbound Kennels.

Rusty's owner was no longer able to keep him and has asked for help in placing this lovely setter. 

A full-time house dog, Rusty had no field or bird experience until he arrived in Vermont several months ago. Now collar conditioned, he is running off the check cord, turning on command and coming when called. 

To say Rusty always appeared birdy would be an understatement and this photo was of his second contact with bird. He is naturally quite staunch but has not been formally trained to be and is currently not steady to wing.

For information about adopting Rusty, contact Alec Sparks at Snowbound Kennels.  



GSP Rescue NE will hold an online auction Dec. 5-6 featuring items including jewelry, a GPS collar, many gift baskets and cards,  and other assorted dog goodies.

If you have already committed to donating please have a picture of your item to us by November 29th.  We are still accepting donations so if you have something you'd like to contribute to our auction please contact Celeste.


A great gift for the GSP lover in your life or treat yourself if that's you!

 Our 2016 calendars are selling like hotcakes and when they're gone, they're gone! 

$19.25 includes shipping. Order here at

 (Sent in by our friend Nyki)

Meet the newest member of the San Francisco Bomb Squad. That's right! A GSP!


If you're in Newport, RI, anytime soon stop in at Wag Nation, 92 William St., and pick up some dog goodies! It's a great boutique for anything dog and you can meet Peter, a GSP Rescue NE alumnus!




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


Did you know that the Wooftrax app also has a setting for running and biking? If you enjoy doing either, take a look!


In This Issue

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GSP Rescue New England has a presence on Facebook. Go to:
Still Missing!

Tigger disappeared last  December in the Lenox, Mass., area. 
We are still waiting for him to come home. 
If you have any information as to his whereabouts,
 please call our toll-free number above.

Cookbooks Still Available!

How 'bout some home cookin' for November?  


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

Look Who's Been Adopted!

More GSPs have found their forever homes!


They are: Remington, Kodah, Chaco and Jasper!


Hooray for the dogs!! Hooray for their new families!! :-) 
Donations have gratefully been accepted this month from: Cheryl Martin in memory of Flyer, Caryl Johnson, in memory of Mason Anderson; Mary and Edward BlakeJohn and Lucia McMahanEdith M. Gallagher, and Catherine and Paul Barry, all in memory of Mark Toomey; Susan WagnerAlicia LakeDenise AlbroRhonda and Peter DevellisCatherine Parmentier; and David Bernstein, in memory of Bella. Dolores Murdocca and MaryBeth Zeryga, in memory of Kenneth Schlegel.
 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, Robert Klepach (with employer matching funds from Keysight
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.

 Help Us With

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