2018 Rescue Reunion & Meet-Up

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When: Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 1-4:15 PM

Where: Marlin Park, Redwood Shores, CA
Find us at the corner of Neptune and Cringle

Join us for food, fun, games, and prizes!

We are calling all GSP lovers to join us for a fun afternoon meet-up in honor of our 20th anniversary of saving dogs in need. So many GSPs all in one place! There will be lunch and beverages, a group photo, door prizes, a special 20th anniversary reunion gift for the first 75 participants, GSP merchandise, and over $5,000 worth of great prizes in the Pick-A-Prize drawing – including an online option below for those who can’t be present to win or want to get a head start.

You can play the games and have fun with the ever-popular Bobbing for Hot Dogs with your dog, or just hang out with fellow GSP lovers. Bring blankets or chairs to relax and enjoy the day. Sunscreen and hats are a good idea and toss a sweater in your car in case the fog comes in. Note: All dogs must be on leashes or long leads during the entire event.

Marlin Park is conveniently located off Hwy 101 on the SF Peninsula.
There’s plenty of free street parking. We’ll be near the picnic tables and restrooms – you’ll find us in the adjacent grassy area playing with our GSPs!

This event is open to all GSP lovers!

Another year has come and gone! Thank you to everyone!


 

PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES!
More prizes than ever
to celebrate our 20th year!

We have some awesome prizes this 20th-anniversary year for our Pick-A-Prize Drawing! Get your tickets now and/or at the reunion. Buy tickets just for the prizes that appeal to you! Tickets are only $2 each ($10 for Special Hot Pink Tickets), so get lots. You do not need to be present to win. We will mail the items to the winners (except for the prizes as noted, where you will need to make arrangements to pick them up in Menlo Park or designate someone attending the reunion to be your go-fer).

Prize winners are posted below. Thank you to everyone that got tickets and remember, the dogs are the true winners thanks to you! 


Special Hot Pink Ticket $10 each
Disneyland – Five One-Day Park Hopper Tickets – value $785 – Carol Esovski

Take the whole family to the Happiest Place on Earth! This prize includes five 1-day Park Hopper tickets for admission to a magical experience at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park on the same day (Anaheim, California).

Details:
Valid through May 5, 2020
Cannot be upgraded or applied toward a package
No replacements for lost or expired tickets
May not be sold or exchanged for profit
Not valid from December 25-31 of any year or for events requiring separate admission

Sponsor: NorCal GSP Rescue volunteers


Special Hot Pink Ticket $10 each
YMCA Camp Campbell Getaway Weekend Prize #1 – value up to $888 – Rachel Jacobson

RR---YMCA-Camp-Campbell-Getaway-WeekendA gift certificate for two adults and up to two kids at your choice of ANY family camp weekend at YMCA Camp Campbell in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains (near Boulder Creek), including the well-known Women’s Wellness Weekend. Women’s Wellness Weekend is offered in April and November, see camp schedule for other camp options and dates. Certificates are valid through December 31, 2019. Registration subject to availability, exclusions may apply.

Sponsor: YMCA Camp Campbell, a branch of the YMCA of Silicon Valley.


Special Hot Pink Ticket $10 each
YMCA Camp Campbell Getaway Weekend Prize #2 – value up to $888 – Barbara Gale

RR---YMCA-Camp-Campbell-Getaway-WeekendA gift certificate for two adults and up to two kids at your choice of ANY family camp weekend at YMCA Camp Campbell in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains (near Boulder Creek), including the well-known Women’s Wellness Weekend. Women’s Wellness Weekend is offered in April and November, see camp schedule for other camp options and dates. Certificates are valid through December 31, 2019. Registration subject to availability, exclusions may apply.

Sponsor: YMCA Camp Campbell, a branch of the YMCA of Silicon Valley.


Special Hot Pink Ticket $10 each
Open Your Wine and Learn to Drink It – value $836 – Michele Pogue

Treat your friends, family and fellow wine lovers to a private wine class for up to 20 people! Your choice of themes: California Dreaming, An Inspiring Taste of Italy, or Tour de France. Discover hidden treasures during this two-hour class. You’ll also receive a Coravin wine opener compliments of a private donor – this gas system keeps wine fresh and allows you to pour wine without removing the cork. Plus you’ll get a little something for your pooch – a Shadow Hunter Lupine collar 12-20” and a Max & Neo 4’ leash.

Wine Class Details:
Valid through June 1, 2019
Minimum attendance is 14
Four weeks lead time from request date to event date
Not valid on holiday weekends or during the last 7 weeks of the year

Sponsors: Total Wine & More, private sponsors


Special Hot Pink Ticket $10 each
Pizzles Galore! – value $750 – Nancy Barsotti

Oh my, an entire basket of pizzles (at least 700 pieces)! These are high quality 6” braided pork pizzles, made in the USA. Make your pooch’s dreams come true with practically unlimited treats!

Sponsor: private donor


Tub O’ Toys – value $520 – David Blum

Wow! This tub contains 52 new toys so your pooch can have a new treat each week all year long! These are mainly BarkBox toys plus more for good measure. Tired of going to the store after your buddy has shredded a toy? Now you’ll have plenty on hand whether you’ve got a ripper or a delicate darling!

Note: Tub is for display and may not be included if this prize is shipped to you.

Sponsor: private donor


Baggallini, Fandango, Dazzling Jewels – Oh My! – value $382 – Laura Haley Hutty

So many awesome things!

For you: a beautiful Dazzling Paws Jewelry sterling silver GSP with quail pendant on a box chain necklace, a $125 gift certificate to Fandango Olive Oil, and two Baggallinis: Everything Bag in red and Vienna Cosmetic Case in camo!

For Fido: Jellycat bunny toy, two large dog collars, and Poo-Pourri Deja Poo!

Note: Olive Oil certificate expires December 1, 2018

Sponsors: Fandango Olive Oil, Dazzling Paws Jewelry.


Pet Food Express Dog Kit – value $135 – Janelle Schneider

Who doesn’t like new things! Whether you are just getting a pup or feel it’s time to refresh things for your current pooch, here you go. Includes a luxurious 36 x 45” plush rectangular dog bed that makes naptime stylish and cozy, Chicken/Rice Just Food For Dogs, Off Leash Beef treats and Duck treats, Zanies dog toy, Mighty Bone dog toy, and a $25 gift certificate to Pet Food Express.

Sponsor: Pet Food Express – a long-time supporter of rescue!


Loma Prieta Winery Tasting & More – value up to $177 – Doug Schneider

You know you want this gift certificate – a wine tasting for four (4) plus you get to select a bottle of ultra-premium wine at the time of the tasting! Located in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains, CA, Loma Prieta Winery is dog-friendly and kid-friendly with a lovely outdoor tasting and picnic area.

You’ll also receive a lovely “A piece of my heart lives in heaven” necklace, a 17-25” teal collar and a 4-foot black leash, and some Party Pooper Poo-Pourri.

Redeem wine tasting before July 21, 2019.

Sponsors: Loma Prieta Winery, Max & Neo


Foothills Package aka PPPPP! – value $375 – Kim Gillilan

You know what’s special? When two of our foster homes (located in the Sierra foothills, hence the prize name) band together to provide you with a truly custom prize. It could also be called the Pointer Paradise People Party Pack! Cuddle up and enjoy!

From Damas Vineyards:
2013 Zinfandel Fiddletown
2016 Chardonnay Sierra Foothills
2015 Primrose Rosé Amador County
Estate-grown walnuts
Estate-grown olive oil
Deborah’s hot pepper sauce

From Catherine & Mac: custom-designed and hand crocheted GSP Heart Dog blanket/throw. The photo doesn’t do it justice. The yarn is 100% recycled fibers – 30% nylon, 27% cotton, 24% acrylic, 10% silk, 9% linen. Machine wash in cold water on delicate cycle. Lay flat to dry.

Sponsors: Damas Vineyards (Mara Feeney and Deborah Grady) and Catherine Acly & Jen MacNaughton


Paco Collar, Leash, & Key Fob Set – value $220 – Cathy Olson

Paco collars not only look good, they are sturdy and come with a lifetime guarantee that covers most repairs at no charge. In this set, you’ll receive this gorgeous Xdog 1″ medium 15-17″ Collar with matching extremely functional Over the Shoulder Rover Holder Leash and a matching Key Fob, all in chocolate brown leather with brass hardware and beautiful stones. Your pup will be the most stylish dog on the block!

Sponsor: private donor


GSP Lovers – value $279 – Janie Schryer

Have we mentioned how special our volunteers are? Can you believe the talent? Aren’t you glad you might win this awesome prize? Not only are these folks GSP lovers, they have made some great items for you, also GSP lovers!

Hand-crafted GSP quilt, 42 x 60” – perfect as a throw, blanket, or wall hanging. Next, there’s the GSP serving board – a hand-made wooden board with a hand-painted GSP – for decor or serving. Then start planning where to hang your custom 11 x 14” black and white pencil drawing of your pooch or pet – you’ll provide a high-quality photo and the artist will prepare a one-of-a-kind head-and-shoulders portrait suitable for framing. Redeem by September 29, 2019, valid for one or two pets in the portrait. Finally, you’ll get a Max & Neo 14-18” dog collar and Jellycat dog toy.

Sponsors: Jeannie Lyle, Chrissy Rojas & mom, Sue Osborn – also check out her Etsy shop – if you commission a portrait of your pet, Sue will donate 15% of the proceeds to NorCal GSP Rescue!, Max & Neo


Woof Woof, Bark Bark – value $315 – Nancy Barsotti

Oh yes! Things for dog and you! A BarkBox awaits your pooch to keep her busy until your six-month subscription to BarkBox starts. She’ll be looking good in the Rose Garden 12-20” collar with matching 6’ leash. There’s a duck toy to play with, and if things get stinky, there’s Pooch-Pourri. For you, there’s a fabulous Woof Woof GSP pillow backed in You Had Me At Woof fabric, plus a sterling silver dog paw in heart charm to clip wherever you like!

Sponsors: Colleen Seal, Rebecca Anderson, Lupine Pet, BarkBox


Cozy Up and Bark Your Thoughts – value $294 – Patti Lehman

For the cozy part, a beautiful hand-made 62×62” blanket, so cute! For the thoughts, a gift certificate for a 30-minute animal communication reading (via phone or in home in Orange County CA) valid through September 29, 2019, which can be used for determining causes of behavioral concerns, general information on the well-being of the pet or a pet who has passed on. Your pooch will get a Tail Feathers pattern 12-20” collar with matching 6’ leash and unicorn and glow toys!

Sponsors: Rebecca Anderson, Lupine PetFrances W. Greenspan: an animal communicator who speaks to the animals both here and to those who have crossed over.


PIER 39 Fun Pack – value $232 – Barbara Gale

For the people: a PIER 39 Fun Pack for a great day for two at PIER 39 in San Francisco. PIER 39 details:
Two Aquarium of the Bay Tickets
Two San Francisco Carousel Ride Tickets
Two 7D Experience Tickets
Two Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure Tickets or RocketBoat Tickets
One Savings Fun Pack with Coupon for 1-Hour Parking Validation for PIER 39’s Parking Garage
Expires 12/31/19, attraction tickets subject to availability, not for resale.
You’ll also get a sterling silver dog paw in heart charm.

For the pups: Jellycat penguin, Glow bone, Pet Attire 18-26” collar and matching 45” leash, and a sample of hemp calming chews.

Sponsors: PIER 39, Coastal Pet Products


Bejewelled – value $238 – Anna Burkholder

A couple of great items for you: a gorgeous sterling silver captured heart teardrop pendant on an Italian silver snake chain and a $125 gift certificate to Fandango Olive Oil! And of course we wouldn’t forget Fido: Jellycat pompom toy, two large dog collars, and a waterproof fleece dog mat/blanket!

Note: Olive Oil certificate expires December 1, 2018

Sponsors: Fandango Olive Oil, 4PawsForever, Max & Neo


GSPs & More! – value $250 – Chrissy Rojas

Marlena and Wolfgang together again! Enjoy this giant stuffed GSP and her pup. How cute is that!! Marlena is no longer in production so you won’t find her very often. To round out this great prize, you’ll also get a 60×72” fish print fleece blanket for you or your pup, the Where’s Walter Book 2, and two large collars!

Sponsors: Cathy Olson, CutnTiedbyRedYvette


Kurgo, Kong, Kanteen – value $170 – Laura Haley Hutty

Here’s a bunch of stuff that’s useful for you and your pooch. This Kurgo Heather Hammock in nutmeg hangs between the front and back seats and blocks dogs that want to help drive! Features: waterproof and stain resistant, 6 attachment points keep the hammock in place, easy seat belt and child latch access via hook and loop openings, center zipper accommodates passengers, designed to be used in vehicles with bench seats under the dog hammock, 55″ wide x 56″ long, may not fit large trucks or SUVs. You’ll also get a Corkcicle canteen, dog gear including a large Passport dog harness in pink with large black collar and large 4’ black leash from Max & Neo, a Kong pink elephant, and a $25 gift card to Sports Basement!

Sponsors: KurgoMax & Neo, Chewy


Komfy Kuranda & More – value $160 – Sandy Amundson

Just what your dog has always wanted! A Kuranda bed for off-the-floor comfort and orthopedic support! This large standard bed features a walnut frame (indoor use recommended) and forest green ballistic nylon (easy to clean!). Comes mostly assembled, you will need to attach the legs. Bed size is 40 x 25 inches, the perfect size for a GSP or other large dog!

Plus you’ll receive an autographed photo of Mark Melancon of the San Francisco Giants! A wonderful treat for the baseball fan!

Sponsors: Kuranda, SF Giants


You’re on FIRE! – value $241 – Matt Stern

An Amazon FIRE HD 8 tablet that is, with 32 GB of memory! And for your pooch, a blaze orange Chilly Dogs rain jacket (chest 26-30” & back length 19-20”) and a handsome Dragon 12-20” collar with matching 4-foot leash.

Sponsors: Colleen Seal, Chilly Dogs, Lupine Pet

 

 

 


Fieldwork With Your GSP – value $184 – Cari Walling

You mean in the field? Well, there is that, but we’re really talking about Fieldwork Brewing (multiple locations including SF Bay and Sacramento areas)! You’ll get an (empty) Fieldwork growler along with a $25 Fieldwork gift card so you can fill that growler up, and a Fieldwork T-shirt (size Large) so you can look cool doing it. But there’s more, you’ll also get a 60×72” camo fleece blanket, Outdoor Safety first aid kit, small Kong, Tennis Tug, Kurgo medium Wander collar, and a $25 gift certificate to Gun Dog Supply!

Sponsors: CutnTiedbyRedYvette, Outdoor Safety, Max & Neo, ChewyGun Dog Supply


Renwood Winery Tasting & Wine – value $150 – Chrissy Rojas

Enjoy your VIP wine tasting for four (4) & artisan cheese plate at Renwood Winery in Plymouth, CA in beautiful Amador County! You’ll also receive two bottles of Renwood wine – 2015 Old Vine Zinfandel and 2013 Cranky Old Vine Zin – along with a wine bottle candle. So your pup doesn’t feel left out, we’ve included a Zobo large collar and 6-foot leash set.

Note: Renwood VIP Tasting certificate expires November 1, 2018

Sponsors: Renwood Winery, private sponsors

 

 


Sacramento Kings Preseason Game – value $100 – Eric Heckers

Two (2) lower bowl tickets to the Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz Preseason home game on October 11, 2018 at Golden 1 Center!!

–Redeem in advance online (cannot be redeemed on game day)
–Cannot be exchanged for another game

Sponsor: Sacramento Kings Foundation

 

 

 

 


A’s & B’s – Oakland A’s and Blue Dog Bakery – value $168 – Kim Stern

A: Four (4) Plaza Outfield Ticket Vouchers for a 2019 Oakland Athletics regular season game!!
Details/exclusions: must be redeemed in advance via email; excludes Opening Day, Opening Night, Fireworks, Yankees, Red Sox, and Giants games; tickets subject to availability

B: Twelve (12) boxes of treats for your favorite dog! Yes, that’s right, practically a year’s worth of treats. Doesn’t your best friend deserve a little something special now and then?

Sponsors: Oakland Athletics,  Blue Dog Bakery


Lucky Dog Shampoo Gift Basket – value $100 – Margaret Carter

A basket of fun for Fido! Includes organic Shampooch, GoDog Dragon toy, Squeak Air ball, Rope Ball toy, Flying Disk, Kurgo collar, and Oven Baked dog treats – 8 oz Salmon and 16 oz Turkey.

Sponsor: Thomas K Organics


Bissell SpotBot Pet Portable Carpet Cleaner – value $150 – Barbara Hooper

You need it, you want it! The BISSELL SpotBot Pet carpet cleaner has preset cleaning cycles that automatically spray, brush, and remove both surface and tough pet stains and odors. Push a button and enjoy hands-free, permanent pet-stain removal. Deep Reach Technology gets the carpet cleaning formula deep into carpet fibers, while the hand-held hose and cleaning tool are perfect for upholstery, stairs, and auto interiors. You’ll love your clean carpets—almost as much as you love your pets. Model 33N8T.x

Sponsor: Bissell’s Partners for Pets


MUTTS Signed Print – value $150 – Michele Pogue

A MUTTS print signed by comic, artist, and author Patrick McDonnell! This beloved comic strip by Patrick McDonnell makes a great treat for any animal lover, MUTTS reader, or comics enthusiast. It is printed on 80lb., acid-free, reforested paper and measures 17″ x 11″ – ready for you to frame. In 1994 Patrick McDonnell created the comic strip MUTTS, which now appears in over 700 newspapers in 20 countries. MUTTS has been described by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz as “One of the best comic strips of all time.”

Sponsor: MUTTS


Lagunitas Sip & Spill – value $115 – Garret Bartosh

Sent to you by the Beer Fairy at Lagunitas Brewery!

1 case of Lagunitas signature IPA
2 custom mason jars to drink it out of
1 t-shirt to spill it on
Some coasters, 4 posters, a handful of magnets & 1 bottle opener

Plus 1 doggie travel bowl, 1 bag of Lagunitas spent grain treats & a Lagunitas leash.

Sponsor: Lagunitas Brewery


Stanford Soccer & Brews – value $274 – Daniel Busch

Is this cute 60×72” red & black paw blanket for you or your pup? You decide!

For you: Stanford Women’s soccer tickets! Four (4) general admission tickets for the Stanford Women’s Soccer vs Utah game on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 5pm!
–Redeem in advance online (cannot be redeemed on game day)
–Cannot be exchanged for another game

You’ll also get a Baggalini tan backpack and a beautiful custom handmade GSP beer caddy filled with craft beer.

For the pup: a medium Kurgo Wander collar (with bottle opener!), Max & Neo Bull dog toy, and Tylee’s dog treats!

Sponsors: CutnTiedbyRedYvette, Stanford Athletics, Max & Neo, Kurgo, Chewy, Stacy Stanish

NOTE: Rescue Reunion or Menlo Park pick up only (we cannot ship this item).


Sac Republic Soccer & Brews – value $283 – Jeralyn Terry

For you: Two (2) Sacramento Republic FC 2018 Endline Match tickets valid through October 13, 2018!
–Redeem in advance online only, up to 2 days prior to the event
–Based on availability, not all matches are available

You’ll also get a Baggalini messenger style bag and a beautiful custom handmade GSP beer caddy filled with craft beer to sip while you cuddle up with your best friend under this bird dog 60×72” fleece blanket! There’s also a medium Kurgo Wander collar (with bottle opener!), Max & Neo Bull dog toy, and Bench Stench Fit-Pourri.

Sponsors: Sacramento Republic Soccer, CutnTiedbyRedYvette, Max & Neo, Kurgo, Chewy, Stacy Stanish

NOTE: Rescue Reunion or Menlo Park pick up only (we cannot ship this item).


Travelin’ Pooch – value $202 – Cassidy DeCamp

Get your pooch ready to travel with the Kurgo Impact dog seatbelt harness (size large). Then take along your bag of American Journey Limited Ingredient Duck & Sweet Potato kibble – 24 pounds. Don’t forget the 14-18” orange collar and black 4-foot leash from Max and Neo and toss the extra Tuff collar in the car in case you pick up a buddy. That Kong Jumbler Ball (Lg/XL) will keep ‘em busy! Need a few other supplies? Get them with your $25 Gun Dog Supply gift certificate.

Sponsors: Kurgo, Gun Dog Supply,Chewy, Max & Neo

NOTE: Rescue Reunion or Menlo Park pick up only (we cannot ship this item).


American Journey with Your Dog – value $156 – Tracy Klem

Protect your cargo area with the Kurgo Cargo Cape! It’s 52” wide by 60” long and provides a comfortable and stable support for Fido to ride. Features: waterproof, machine washable, universal fit, split zipper, bumper guard, 2 mesh pockets to store leashes, wet towels or dog trash. You’ll want your bag of American Journey Grain-free Chicken and Sweet Potato kibble – 24 pounds. Don’t forget the black large collar and black 4-foot leash from Max and Neo (and bonus Tuff collar for any lost dogs you might find). Pups will enjoy the Kong XL Wubba toy!

Sponsors: Kurgo ,Chewy, Max & Neo

NOTE: Rescue Reunion or Menlo Park pick up only (we cannot ship this item)


Tom Gore Vineyards Case of Wine – value $318 – Barbara Gale

Are you ready for this? Do you like red and/or white wine? You’ll be all set for the upcoming holidays. Tom Gore is a dog lover! He takes pride in his work as a farmer and close work with his winemaker Maureen Martin to create award-winning wines. You’ll receive a full case, 6 bottles each of:
2012 Field Blend Red
2014 Chardonnay

Sponsor: Tom Gore Vineyards

NOTE: Rescue Reunion or Menlo Park pick up only (we cannot ship this item)


Saddleback Cellars Wine Tasting and Mixed Case of Wine – value $600 – Barbara Gale

Wine lovers take note! This prize has you covered. You’ll receive a full case of most excellent Saddleback Cellars wines, 3 bottles each of:

2017 Sauvignon Blanc
2014 Syrah
2017 Freisa Rosé
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Plus, you’ll receive a gift certificate for complimentary wine tastings for 4 guests, by appointment only, at the winery itself in Oakville, the heart of Napa Valley.

Sponsor: Saddleback Cellars

NOTE: Rescue Reunion or Menlo Park pick up only (we cannot ship this item)



Participant gift sponsored by:  NorCal GSP Rescue, PetFoodExpress

Game prizes sponsored by:  The BARK – The Ultimate Dog Magazine

Individual sponsors:  Anna Burkholder, Carol Ezovski, Barbara Gale, Simona Lara, The Rojas Family, Tina Tuma, Cheryl Warner, and Ollie, Ruby & Dozer


The small print: to comply with state and federal regulations, you may request one drawing ticket at no charge.