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Celebrating 18 Years!

Giving Homeless Goldens a
Second Chance at a Loving Life 

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💔 Parker Needs Your Help!

This is Parker’s story-

"Emaciated and abandoned, this little girl was tied up on the side of a rural road with just enough rope to reach the woods for a break from the blistering heat. No food - just a bucket of nasty water. No one knows how long she was like this but, as pictures show, her ribs, spine, and hip bones were exposed.

Fate surely stepped in for this dog when a Good Samaritan chose to drive down that road and found her. For several days he brought her food and water. One day her rope was so tangled that she couldn't reach the woods for a break from the heat and burning sun. Having been unable to locate anyone who knew anything about her, he cut the rope and took her home. A plea went out for rescue to help this sweet girl and Grateful Goldens Rescue quickly stepped up. To start her new life, she needed a new name, and we chose Parker, a strong name for this little fighter.

Parker was severely underweight and anemic from fleas, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. She had yeast and fungal infections on her skin. Her bloodwork showed low protein because of her diet and her nails looked like they had never been trimmed. After a soothing medicated bath, Parker obviously felt better and her healing began. Now in a loving foster home, Parker has discovered the wonder of belly rubs and has begun to smile as she's slowly being introduced to The Golden Life.

Parker has a long way to go in her recovery. None of the big things like spay surgery or heartworm treatment can  be attempted until she's stronger. She requires weekly medicated baths to help her skin heal and her coat to grow back and multiple dewormings to rid her of a heavy load of intestinal parasites.”

Parker's vet bills have already reached $600 and that is before being spayed and treated for heartworms. We expect her vet bills will be at least $3,000.

 

 

 

 

We desperately need help for Parker’s recovery to good health and the loving life she so deserves.

We hope you will become one of Parker's Golden Angels by making a donation.

Click here to see Parker's Golden Angels 😇

Our heartfelt appreciation for your special support for Parker! 💖

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😎GGR’s SUMMER 2022 NEWSLETTER IS HERE!🏄‍♂️

 

Just click on the newsletter to read our Summer Newsletter edition with information on our immediate need of foster homes, summer pet safety tips, great beach reads, an article on what to do if your dog is stung by a bee, new dogs on GGR's Available page, and more. We hope you will find the articles informative and that you will consider volunteering in some capacity.

Previous issues are also available by clicking the "Past Issues" tab.

 

Be sure to share with your family and friends! 🐕🐾

Foster Homes Needed!

Funds are critical to rescuing dogs in need, but fosters are just as critical – without them – rescues would not be possible. So, if you, or someone you know, would be willing to become a GGR foster, please contact us. You will be joining an incredible team, saving some amazing dogs, and filling your heart with so much love! The Featured Goldens below are just three sweet GGR dogs in loving, foster homes awaiting their forever homes.

 

We are in the process of expanding our foster network so we can always be ready to place a homeless dog. Please visit the Foster page for information on fostering, complete the foster application and send in.

Will you open your heart and home to a Golden in need? If so, we are waiting to hear from you!

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FEATURED GOLDENS

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Click our names for more information about us!

 

 

 

NEW ONLINE SHOP!

 

Visit our new online shop to find apparel for the entire family and home items with the GGR logo. Click here to go to the GGR Merchandise Shop.

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HAVE SOME TIME TO SPARE?

Volunteering is an excellent way to help GGR. We would love to hear from you and additional information is available here.

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USING AMAZON SMILE?

Amazon donates a portion of your purchases when shopping on Amazon Smile. Just select Grateful Goldens as your charity of choice. It is easy and find out how here.

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JOIN THE GRATEFUL GOLDENS RESCUE EMAIL LIST

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