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We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to Sara and Mike Cowie for stepping in last minute and producing an excellent newsletter. We know how much our members love to receive this and it would have been such a shame to for one not to issued. We really appreciate all the time and effort you both put into it, as we know it is not an easy job!!! You are both stars. If anybody has an article that they would like included in the next newsletter, please email it to Garbo at garbo@garbosgsdrescue.co.uk

For anyone that wishes to become a member of the GGSDR and get a copy of the newsletter, please email membership@garbosgsdrescue.co.uk to join. Membership only costs 12 for the whole year, that's only 1 per month!

Pets at Home Charity Partner of the Year
Back in February I was pleased to announce that the GGSDR had been chosen as the Charity Partner of the Year, for the Pets at Home, Maidenhead Store.
Well. I am delighted to say that we had our first weekend in store at the end of April and raised just under 350, which is absolutely fantastic.
We also had a lot of interest in our dogs looking for their forever homes and plenty of interest in the Charity itself, with a few customers even volunteering their services! click here to view the full article

2019 started with a bang when one of our loyal supporters and shepherd devotees contacted us about eight abandoned puppies and their dam near Christmas.
Of course we agreed to take the little family in and Dorie and Tracy found space for them in the kennels.
The puppies turned out not to be German Shepherds but Dutch Herders! 4 brindles and 4 reds and mum was brindle.
Yes, shepherds but not the glamorous GSDs we expected.
Fortunately both Dorie and Tracy were familiar with the breed and were able to help us with vetting the prospective homes for these youngsters.
Lovely, mischievous babies, determined and very quick to learn. Certainly a learning curve for us.

I know some members and supporters are disgruntled over the situation and disapprove about GGSDR accepting non GSD rescues that are using up our ever thirsty funds to care for them.
However, we are rescue people and we couldn't refuse to look after these pups and their mum when they needed us.
Who could have sent them away just because they didn't 'look right'? And they are shepherds, even though not German ones.
All pups are adopted now, just Cosy, the dam, is left looking for that special forever home. She is a delightful bitch and has been no trouble in kennels.
So, to those people who are dismayed, please, please don't be cross with us, just be glad we were there to catch them when they desperately needed help.

Thank you to the marvellous people who made the event "BUBBLE DOGS" on 12th May 2018, such an amazing day, in spite of the heavy rain.
We thank all of the following
  OSCARS DOG FOOD for supplying the prizes for the Dog Show
  Duncans Doggy Day Care for their generous sponsorship
  Woofs-a-Daisy for doggy treats
  Phillip Bailey for doing the Bar-B-Q
  Janet Rogers for beautiful raffle baskets
  Pat Tydeman for luxury Tombola prizes
  the two judges
  Pam and Chris who happily carried on judging in the rain
  to all the stoic folk that braved the wet weather (with or without their dogs) to support us. You are all so special.

I've never actually had the pleasure of meeting this incredible woman called Garbo but from what I've heard she sounds right up my street.
I've nothing but the greatest respect and admiration for those who care and protect animals and Garbo is one of those special people who do just that.
I know that she has an extremely soft spot for that most dignified and intelligent breed, the German Shepherd and I'm also aware of how many she has rescued and rehomed over the years, keeping the odd one or two for herself as you do. In fact it sounds as if she has taken in quite a variety of breeds so I don't feel so bad having five rescue dogs, all of questionable parentage charging around the house.
I'm sure Garbo will agree with me when I say that life without a dog would be a miserable existence indeed and that's why we do our very best to ensure that they are respected, cared for and end up in a kind and responsible home.
We need more Garbo's in this world and I salute this indomitable lady for her compassion, understanding and love of dogs.
She's one of the good guys and long may she continue with the vital work that she does with German Shepherd Rescue.
Love from a fan,

Paul O'Grady

And now......thank you, thank you, thank you to Debbie Arnold who opened her gorgeous gardens to everyone, without her joyous enthusiasm and love of dogs Bubble Dogs could never have happened. Thank you too to Angie and John who also beavered away with Debbie getting the whole event off the ground. All three of these caring and indomitable people, through their hard work and their contacts, have made a massive contribution to GGSDR funds.
We are full of gratitude and fired up with enthusiasm for the next "DO".

As the rescue incurred substantial expenses last year we now need to look at the potential spending for this year 2018 and more effective fund raising methods in order to help the dogs in our care. One of those ways is the raffle at the Xmas party and the potential to utilise donations from the Xmas raffle to support G.G.S.D.R at future events during the year. We are ever eternally grateful for the support and donations from loyal members at the Xmas party or any other event, however to use all of these items in the Xmas raffle would have actually lead to a potential loss of revenue which could affect our ability to support not only the current rescue dogs in kennels and foster but any future dogs coming into rescue.

As with most charities G.G.S.D.R could not function without the support of members who, donate financially, or with items to sell/raffle or car boot or those who give their time supporting different events over the year. We are blessed with brilliant supporters and members who work tirelessly because in the end 'it's all for the dogs' and long may it continue.


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