Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Golf Tournament News

A big welcome to a new sponsor, Ninja Analytics, they have a team playing in the Tournament and have donated items for the Golfers' Goody Bags.  WELCOME!

Pearmund Cellars has donated a wine tasting for 8 people in the Silent Auction.
This wonderful winery is located in Broad Run, Virginia.  What a great auction item!
Chris Pearmund is one of Virginia's most widely recognized and well respected winegrowers and winemakers. He has over 25 years experience as a winemaker, vineyard manager and winery operator. Chris is the "go-to" guy if you want to understand the wine industry from berry to bottle. He has taught and mentored numerous professionals in the industry.

Look for another great auction item -  a signed baseball from Nationals' Pitcher, Shawn Kelley.

Remember to bring your shopping skills and open your checkbooks to support the Virginia German Shepherd Golf Tournament and AUCTION!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hollie's Story

Meet Hollie, 

Hollie is 11.5 years old GSD who prior to joining VGSR had lived her entire life
Hollie & Flo
outdoors.  Due to a skin infection she was shaved.  Her fur is growing back as the infection has been eradicated.  Hollie is also 15 pounds underweight and we are working on the cause of her weight loss.  While Hollie has not had much interaction with dogs, she has settled into her foster home without issue. She is truly a gentle giant and wants nothing more than to be by your side and will follow you where ever you go.

Hollie has taken to living indoors and while she will follow you where ever you go, she is very content to snooze on a big comfy bed [as long as it is near you].

She is looking for a loving family that she can call her own.  Is it yours?

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sweet Mature GSD - Looking for Love

Florence is a petite little lass who when she first joined VGSR was timid and scared of everything, extremely underweight with whip worms and a skin infection.
Her skin infection and the whip worms have been resolved and she is slowly gaining weight. She is 7 years old but has not been socialized with people or dogs.  Flo is the sweetest gal and is slowly learning to trust and is gaining confidence.  Her house mates are very patient and she is learning by watching and mimicking their behavior.  Flo is getting comfortable going on walks and has begun to play ball.  She is getting better meeting people, but the process is slow as she will approach for attention then retreat if you shift positions or move too fast.  In time, Flo will blossom into a lovely, confident companion.

Please contact VGSR, if you are the right loving home for this wonderful girl.

Saturday, September 10, 2016


A former adopter has made a generous donation for the Silent Auction, a 3 night stay at their pet-friendly motel on Hatteras Island!  Get ready to place your bid for this fantastic getaway. 

Nestled in the heart of the quiet village of Buxton and situated in the mist of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, guests are able to enjoy over 100 miles of clean white sand beach as well as easy access to shopping, sightseeing and a wide variety of activities offered by the Outer Banks.

You'll find  OBX charter fishing in the Gulf Stream, surf fishing, OBX windsurfing at Canadian Hole, board surfing, kite-surfing, swimming, birding, shelling and kite flying - to name a few activities!
 They also shared an update on Simon, whom they adopted from VGSR about 5 years ago.
When Simon first joined the family, he was not a swimmer.  Now he loves to jump in the pool and retrieve his favorite toy - a squeaky ball with feet. He also loves boat rides with the family in the Gulf or on Pamlico Sound.
Simon is a distant cousin of Houdini as he can open doors, manipulate locks, and escape a metal crate!
Simon and his bestie
When he first joined the family, Heidi [who sadly has passed] said, ‘Get him out of there’, but after a couple weeks she accepted him and they became great pals. While she was in charge, Simon still teased her in his version of “I’m not touching you”.  Heidi let him tease her for a bit, then she would play at nipping him.  They always looked out for one another. 
Simon is now 9 years old and we can’t believe that he is entering his senior years and showing signs of slowing down. It seems like we got him yesterday. He brought us joy and new challenges and so much pride, since he is always a subject of admiration for his good looks.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fostering a dog isn’t
a lifetime commitment

 It’s a commitment to
saving a LIFE.

Fostering saves the lives of many dogs, not just the dog you bring into your home.  In most cases, if you take on a dog that was pulled from a shelter, you have just saved two lives.  The one you brought home, and the one you made room for at the shelter.  
If fostering appeals to you, and you would like to know more, please visit the VGSR website.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Look for the Latest Silent Auction Item Donation

Cantina D'Italia has very graciously donated a $100 gift certificate to the VGSR Silent Auction.

Uniquely different, Cantina D'Italia promises food enthusiasts a truly enjoyable dining experience.  Cantina D'Italia's menu features fresh and flavorful dishes to satisfy even the most discerning palates. An extensive wine list completes any dining experience.

The restaurant located in Herndon and Fair Lakes, has been a consistent supporter of VGSR and our wonderful dogs.  

We appreciate and thank the family owned and operated restaurant for their generosity and continued support.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Silent Auction 

We are EXCITED to announce not just one, but TWO BEACH HOUSE VACATIONS will be up for grabs at this years auction! Come on out and put in a bid for an unforgettable getaway!

More information coming soon!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


We are  honored to have NAPA Quality Auto Parts and Waterloo Service Center (Boyce, VA) as the sponsors for the Hole in One Prize at this year's VGSR Golf Tournament.

This is HUGE - as they have supported VGSR and the Annual Golf Tournament since the Tournament’s inception.  Thank you, NAPA and Waterloo!  

$50,000 Hole in One Prize 
Shared 50/50-
Lucky Golfer Wins $25,000
VGSR Receives $25,000
Let's hope a lucky golfer makes the Hole in One!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Our Dogs Are Special

When asked what makes our GSD family so special, one of our adopters shared this story:


I adopted Sàsha #3928 about two years ago. I do not have young children nor did Sasha's foster parents. My neighbor has a 9 year old niece who was small and delicate for her age.  The child came for a visit wanting to see my cats.  She went into my bedroom and sat on the floor.  I held my breath wondering how Sasha would react. She gently went over to the little girl. Laid down with her head and one paw on the child's lap. She placed her other behind the child. Then she wrapped her head around the child and brought her in close. It was definitely a hug.