GSP Rescue New England is an all-volunteer organization committed to finding loving, permanent homes for German Shorthaired Pointers in need.

Meet Gino! Gino is quite well behaved indoors and loves the serenity of his crate, which he retreats to and sleeps in at night. Gino presently knows "sit "and "no" and walks fairly well on lead. His foster mom has begun taking him to a trainer to work on basic skills and recall. He needs a home with ample exercise AND training to make him SHINE! Gino has a wonderful temperment and is very good with the other young, male GSP in the home.

To read the rest of Gino's story or to get more information on other available GSPs, view our Adoptables page.


From the author of The Everything Dog Book and The Everything Puppy Book comes both a memoir and guidebook about THE dog and the lessons of a lifetime. In 10 SECRETS MY DOG TAUGHT ME: Life Lessons from a Man's Best Friend (Rodale; October 5, 2005; $12.95) Carlo de Vito shares the stories and sangfroid of Exley, part time teacher and full time puppy-and truly his best friend.

Carlo DeVito, a somewhat wild, somewhat irresponsible, entirely devoted dog lover and 29-year-old New York City aspiring book editor rescued an incorrigible German Shorthaired Pointer, who he named Exley, while living in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

From bachelorhood to adulthood, from life in the big city to survival in the suburbs, DeVito not only learns devotion and patience, through Exley, but also that you can fall in love at first sight, that obedience does bring greater freedom, and that no one minds kindness or undivided attention.

"It had been Exley's job to raise me," writes DeVito. "All that time we had been having fun, going for walks, getting into trouble, being companions and friends in some great adventure. And I had spent so much time teaching him to sit, stay, lie down, roll over. But all along, he had been teaching me. It is the child that makes the man, and in this case it was a dog. All along it had been the dog doing the teaching, not me. How do you like that? And I love him for it to this day and will for the rest of my life."

Filled with engaging anecdotes, on-point quotes, and true reminders of how to live life the best way possible, 10 SECRETS MY DOG TAUGHT ME is a beautiful story of friendship, maturation, and love. More...

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Bobby's story is probably the epitome of why we do Rescue work. He is also a great representation of how wonderful it can be to rescue an older dog and give them the life they deserve for the rest of their years. Updated January 2007, here is his story:

Rescue was contacted by a small, remote shelter in Maine in April of 2005. They had a GSP named Bobby who was then 9 years old. He had been boarded there while his owners went away, presumably on vacation. They then failed to pick him up after boarding, claiming they could no longer keep him. He was subsequently surrendered to the Shelter's care. This was back in 2003.

(Read more about Bobby's story on our Happy Endings page...)

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