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German Shepherd Rescue
Happy Endings, and Some Stories Yet Untold

Sponsored by German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc. (GSRNE), Janice Ritter, President

Happy Endings!

We have two happy-ending stories to share w/GSD and rescue dog lovers everywhere! Last month, we placed two German shepherd dogs, and I thought you'd like to hear about them.


Sabre is a HUGE black and reddish tan male GSD whose really reminded us more of a Bernese Mtn Dog than a GSD. ;-) Super laid-back, very, very friendly to everybody and all dogs, even cats. Sabre had been purchased as a young adult by an elderly woman who just loved him to death by feeding him *all* the time, and just loving him. He weighed 122 lbs when we got him. (He weighed 108 when he was adopted, and someday will weigh more like 90-95 lbs. :-)

Sabre's owner passed away. The owner's granddaughter frantically called us for help the week she came up to put her granddmother's affairs into order. We didn't have a regular foster home opening, but found a volunteer to temporarily foster him, so we took him. We watched him in foster care for a couple of weeks (as we always do), and saw that he only became more loving every day!

Around that time, we had an adoptive couple looking for a GSD that was on the laid-back side. They adored their last dog, who died a year ago, and now were finally ready for another dog. I *knew* that they would love Sabre and that he was just right for them, and sure enough, it was love at first sight. :-) After a couple of visits to Sabre, (as we required) this couple took him home. It was a most joyous occasion. I just received a letter from the couple, thanking us whole-heartedly for finding them the perfect dog. It really is a match made in heaven!


London is a young male GSD who had a bit more drive and energy than most pet homes want to deal with. He is a sweet dog, nonetheless, and I had been hoping to find him a competition obedience home, or a home where the owners enjoyed lots of physical activities. But these homes just weren't showing up.

We had him in our program for a number of months before we found him his place, but we did it. Where is that place? The state police force! London's energy and desire to work and ease of handling seemed ideal for this job. He went through a police evaluation, and passed. His hips also passed inspection. :-)

London has just started his training, and we can't wait to learn when he catches his first criminal/makes his first drug bust! :-)

Stories Yet Untold: GSDs Available for Adoption

There are many rescue GSDs that GSRNE currently has in New England. If you are interested in rescuing an available German Shepherd Dog, or know somebody else who might be interested, please have them call us at our hotline number: 413-245-7802 between 10 a.m., and 7 p.m. EST. Thanks!


Check out the new GRSNE web site.

You can also obtain more information about GSD rescues in New England from:

German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc. (GSRNE)
Janice Ritter, President
P.O. Box 299
Wayland, MA 01778
Janice Ritter
Hotline: 413-245-7802 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST.

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