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Celebrating 17 Years!

Giving Homeless Goldens a
Second Chance at a Loving Life

MORE DOGS REALLY NEED OUR HELP NOW!💔
AND THEY ARE COUNTING ON US!🐾

For GGR, rescue doesn’t stop in the summer. When everyone was confined, adoptions increased everywhere. Sadly, now that people are working and going places, they "don't have time" for these dogs. Dogs that thought they had forever homes are "homeless" again! As a result, shelters are overcapacity and overwhelmed. GGR must be ready to take care of the Goldens and Golden mixes who will need us. Providing the necessary veterinary care, medications, and extraordinary medical care such as heartworm treatment and needed surgeries – this all comes at a significant cost.

The reality is people are still struggling from the effects of COVID, surrendering their dogs due to loss of their jobs and/or their homes, making lifestyle changes such as downsizing to smaller homes, and many are not able to afford the veterinary care their dogs require. Here are just a couple of examples.

Ted, a 2-year-old Goldendoodle, came into rescue when his owner discovered that this young boy had severe hip dysplasia. He was tearfully surrendered to us and taken for evaluation of his hips. However, Ted recently suffered a severe gastrointestinal episode that required emergency hospitalization at a cost of $1,400. Further tests were conducted that discovered the culprit was bacteria that his immune system was not able to fight off. Thankfully, Ted has recovered but we incurred an additional $3,400. The estimate for his hip surgery is expected to be between $3,300 and $3,500. We want to give this sweet boy every chance we can, but we need your help!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Goldens, we call the “Beaufort Four”, were surrendered to GGR when their owner could no longer provide for them. However, three of the four Goldens rescued are heartworm positive. Veterinary costs continue to rise and the cost to treat a dog for heartworms is $1,200 to $1,700 per dog depending on the severity of their disease. The fact is, the majority of our rescued Goldens and Golden mixes are heartworm positive and this puts a real strain on our resources.

Your donation today will help us get through this difficult time!

Our heartfelt appreciation for your continued support!

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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

 

 

 

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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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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