Issue 71 | November, 2022

Thank you for joining us for the latest edition of the GSRNC eNewsletter!

We hope you enjoy it!
Rescue Happy Endings!
Ziggy Spreads Joy
Ziggy found his home and his true calling...working with hospitalized children.

Jake on the Move
From a scared and goofy pup to a brave and confident boy. Jake keeps his family moving and racking up the miles!

Our See's Candy Holiday store is open for business!!

Everyone loves See's Candies! This is your chance to get ahead of the holidays and get some of your shopping done early. Or maybe just indulge a little! Get a big box to share with the family or little boxes for stocking stuffers. Gift cards are also available. The best part is that every purchase helps save German Shepherds!

Store closes on 12/2


GSRNC 2023 calendars are now available online. Our beautiful 8.5 x 11 wall calendars feature full-color, high quality photos of our amazing rescue dogs and make great gifts for all of the GSD lovers in your life! 

This year's cover features Ingrid O, our Calendar Cover Dog Contest winner! Ingrid O single-pawedly raised $1,255 for GSRNC! Make her campaign complete by purchasing calendars to help us save more dogs in 2023. 

We bid farewell to a good friend
GSRNC has lost a long-time supporter and volunteer. We recently got the sad news that Christy Reynolds passed away peacefully in her sleep. Christy had been with our group since its founding in 2001. If you've ever been to a GSRNC event or East Bay Adoption Day, you've probably met her. She made a point of speaking to everyone and you couldn't miss her radiant smile and infectious laugh.

We don't usually post obituaries in our newsletter but Christy wore many hats in rescue and made a lot of friends along the way. She will be missed.

About a year ago she wrote a story for our "Volunteer Tails" segment. It seemed fitting to re-post it today. You can read about her journey through rescue here.
Karen Oliver of Bring Rover Over in Martinez shares some dog training tips that can help build the bond with your dog.

With Thanksgiving coming up, this is the perfect time to learn how to teach your dog proper table manners.


Thank you to everyone who joined us at Wags to Riches 2022. We had a fabulous time at the Oakland Aviation Museum and raised lots of money for the dogs!

Wags would not be possible without the support of our fabulous Event Sponsors and Donors. Every donation means money for our German Shepherds. Please take a minute to click on the links to see the businesses and individuals who donated.

Save the date! Make plans to join us for Wags to Riches next year on 10/7/23.

Thank you!

The GSRNC Lucky Dog Grand Raffle raises a lot of money for our rescue. We appreciate the support we get for this annual fundraiser. The three winning tickets were drawn at Wags to Riches. Everyone always wants to know the names of the lucky winners, so here they are:

  • GRAND PRIZE - Island of Oahu - Won by Chris P. sold by Becky L.!
  • 2ND PRIZE - $2,500 Amazon Gift Card - Won by Kelsey P. sold by Kat R.!
  • 3RD PRIZE - Fun in Monterey - Won by Janet H. sold by Joan H.!

Thank you to everyone who bought (and sold) tickets!

We love to hear about happy GSRNC adoptions!
If you love your dog and want to share his or her story, please send it along to:

Do you have a GSD memory you'd like to share? Send your story to us at: and we may use it in the next newsletter!
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