December 2015                                                                        


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Merry, Merry Christmas!!

Many thanks to all of you who have supported us over this last year, those of you who have adopted, have volunteered or transported or reached out to help us in other ways. Thanks to you all, we were able to place 45 GSPs in 2015!

We have a wonderful following of Facebook friends now; adopters who show off their newfound family members, GSP owners who share their antics, and supporters who always seem to be there when we need them. We so enjoy staying in touch with all of you. We learn a lot, we laugh a lot, we shed tears together, but most of all the glue that holds us all together is the love of the breed!

At this special time of year, be thankful for what you have. We are grateful for all of you, for all of the GSPs who have passed through our doors and those lives that we have saved and who have touched our hearts. Remember, each GSP that has found their home has been given another chance at life, and to them that's the biggest gift anyone can give a dog. 

A very happy holiday season to you all!


and Michele
GSP Rescue NE Board of Directors 
Sen. Joe Fain, of Washington, holds his dog, Waffles, as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed in May a bill Fain sponsored that expanded the state's animal cruelty laws in Olympia. The measure makes it a civil offense to lock an animal in a car or enclosed space in dangerous conditions, like extreme heat or cold. The FBI will begin tracking cases of animal cruelty nationally in 2016. Rachel La Corte Associated Press


The FBI will begin tracking cases of animal cruelty nationally in 2016, a move advocates hope will bring more attention to the crime among law enforcement agencies and underscore the link between animal abuse and other violent crimes.

Until now, animal-related crimes have been reported into a catch-all category in the FBI's National Incident Based Reporting System. The database collects crime reports from police departments across the country.

"There was no way to find out how often it occurs, where it occurs, and whether it was on the increase," said Mary Lou Randour, senior adviser for animal cruelty programs and training at the nonprofit Animal Welfare Institute. "Empirical data is important. It's going to give us information about animal cruelty crime so we can plan better about intervention and prevention."
Randour and others say tracking animal cruelty cases is especially important because research has shown that violence against animals can be an early indicator that a person will be violent toward humans, and that animal abuse often occurs alongside other crimes such as domestic violence.

Read more HERE




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!



Meet the German Shorthaired Pointer. A breed described as friendly, smart, and willing to please. But we already knew that, right? ;-)  

A great last-minute 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

Are your dogs playing or fighting? Some telltale signs/tips from the ASPCA.

Learning to understand how dogs interact with each other is like learning a new language. It takes time, patience and lots of practice. Take, for example, when things appear to heat up when two dogs get together-it's not always easy to tell if they're playing or fighting. Don't be a gambler if you're not sure! 

ASPCA behavior experts share this list of signs to look for when determining if you should intervene:
  • One dog continually chases another with no role reversal
  • Bared teeth, ears forward
  • Head or tail remains high and stiff
  • Body is stiff, not loose and wiggly
  • Escape, avoidance or hiding behaviors
If you're not sure whether both dogs are having fun, try leading the more excited dog away, and see if the other dog follows playfully.
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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 December?  


Get yourself a copy of "Point to the Pantry," a cookbook full of recipes by the GSP Rescue family. Cost? $15.50 per copy, which includes shipping.

To purchase, go to the Rescue Store at

Look Who's Been Adopted!

More GSPs have found their forever homes!


They are: Jeter, Phoebe, Mack, and Star 


Hooray for the dogs!! Hooray for their new families!! :-) 
Auction thank you!
Our auction was a huge success. We net about $1600!

Thank you to donors Bissell, Julie Doucette, Cynthia Cook, Margaret Reidy, Sarah Yukna, Joan Lucas, Michelle Zimmerman, Peter and Jonnie Hallett, Old Brown Dog, Liz and Aaron Markham, Jessica and Mike Scherb, Mia Unson, JoAnnn Stevelos and Kim E. Mono.

Thank you to everyone who bid. We hope you had fun! 
Donations have gratefully been accepted this month from: Janet Gianpoulos, in memory of Donald Grossman; Jonathan and Patricia Rose, in memory of Kenneth Schiegel; Michelle Michaels, Sandra Collins, Julie Doucette, Diane Symonds, Deborah Williams, Sarah Mott, Tamara Keegan, John Conley.
 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.

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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

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