DELAWARE VALLEY GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE INC

Rating: 5 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 60 Vera Cruz Rd Reinholds PA 17569 USA

Mission: Calls for help are answered almost immediately and dogs are accepted into our clean, modern facility called Golden Gateway near Reading, PA. Since this 50 kennel run facility was opened in 2000, DVGRR has had the capacity to accept Goldens twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Further, we serve as an emergency drop-off point for all breeds by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Agriculture. Golden Gateway is one of only two owned facilities among the sixty-five Golden Retriever rescue groups in the United States and DVGRR is one of only a few rescue organizations to have a dedicated facility for care of the dogs.All incoming dogs are screened for socially unacceptable behavior (biting) and the dogs that are accepted are those that the trainer determines can be responsibly placed in carefully pre-screened adoptive homes. Dogs with certain behavioral issues are accepted for long-term behavior modification. Spay and neuter services are provided along with essential veterinary care prior to adoption.A hallmark of DVGRR's program is the services offered to senior dogs (eight years and older). These typically hard-to-place dogs receive a complete blood chemistry profile to show prospective adopters that major organs are functioning. This test enhances their adoptability. DVGRR has never had a senior or special needs Golden Retriever who was not adopted.
Target demographics: Golden Retriever, Golden Doodles and some mixed Goldens
Direct beneficiaries per year: almost 300 Goldens and Golden Doodles
Geographic areas served: a multi-state area
Programs: all necessary veterinary care, inoculations and training prior to being made available for adoption to approved homes. We also help shelters and rescues in Puerto Rico that assist Goldens in poor conditions or being relinquished by owners.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered at many animal rescue organizations but DVGRR is the best around. The staff is so dedicated to providing the finest care for the dogs and careful to select the most appropriate home for each dog. They go above and beyond to provide adopters with information and support to ensure that the dogs stay in their new homes forever. I adopted two Goldens from DVGRR and they were the loves of my life. I'm looking forward to the day when another DVGRR Golden "selects" me!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

DVGRR has a large number of dedicated, long-term volunteers. We all believe in the organization and its mission.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Delware Valley Golden Retreiver Rescue is a truly amazing place. We adopted our four year old dog in 2009, she was one of the "puppy mill breeder" dogs. Although she had many quirks and needed a lot of patience and love, without the DVGRR and their belief in these dogs, she wouldn't be here today. The diligent process they put adopters thru worked wonders in our case. Lily joined our family of goldens and as a rescue and made a trio. She now runs, plays and acts like the other goldens in our home. I had never adopted a rescue before, and cannot say how delighted we were that we did. The time and effort they put into the dogs to make them adoptable is a true labor of love. They are one of the only rehab programs with their own facility for golden retreivers that I am aware of. Too all golden lovers and dog lovers everywhere, they deserve our full support, so they can continue their good work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Adoption of a dog, adoption process, supported fundraiser, encouraged others to support the organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted our little girl in July of 2006, and would not hesitate to adopt from DVGRR again. They did a great job of matching us with our new family member, she fit right in from day one. We credit her with saving our older boy who was only 5 at the time and was grieving for his "sister" who we lost suddenly to cancer, and his new "sister" didn't give up, she just kept after him until he finally fell for her too! She has been a great asset to our family and we continue to support the wonderful shelter and the great people who do such a terrific job taking care of these goldens and finding them new homes.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

adopting a dog

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Online

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted our Golden in 2007 when she was a year old as a playmate for our other golden who was 18 months old. DVGRR is a wonderful rescue.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My husband and I both volunteer for the rescue. I do home visits and my husband does transports.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes whatsoever.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

None

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes, I've made a few friends through it.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It makes me feel great to be able to find a golden a good home.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted 2 dogs from Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Club. Both dogs have become assets to our household. The Rescue does a great job matching dog to family. The staff is well versed in helping their "guests" become suited to be adopted into their forever homes. They really care about the dogs. I strongly recommend people who would like to have a Golden to contact Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Adopting 2 dogs from them.

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no changes needed

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted my Golden Retriever Jack from the DVGRR a little over 5 years ago. He has been a wonderful addition to our family. The DVGRR's adoption process was a smooth and positive experience. So much so that I've become a volunteer for this great organization!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through adopting a Golden Retriever and by volunteering.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There's nothing I would do.

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