Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Location: 601 16th St C-342 Golden CO 80401 USA
Mission: A "rescue dog" is any dog that has experienced a change in ownership from its original owner. The majority of our Goldens are released to us by their owners. Others come from cooperating shelters and some come from other states. The dogs we have available are of all ages, but we rarely get dogs under one year of age. We are always in need of special people to adopt senior Golden Retrievers. In the right home (and with proper training)rescued Goldens can make wonderful pets and adjust well to their new homes.We require all dogs adopted from Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) to be spayed or neutered before being placed. The dogs are brought up-to-date on their shots, if needed, before placement. Medical problems are also addressed before placement and this is where the majority of funds are expensed. Surgeries, medications, and other prescribed treatments are part of GRRR's responsibility to ensure every rescue has the best opportunity to find their "forever home." We also provide professional training to correct any bad habits and/or behavior problems that may be present. Some rescued Goldens have been too ill to place and we make sure they live out their lives in the comfort of one of our foster homes where they are loved and cared for until their quality of life ceases to exist.
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We adopted Tucker in 2003 as a pup. He was a litter of 10 and his Mom and siblings were released to GRRR while Mom was still pregnant. Lucky for me, I retired early and It wasn't long after Tucker's adoption that I started volunteering as the Treasurer and bookkeeper. Then I was asked to pick up the mail and sort it. Then I transported dogs who needed help, mailed thank you cards, receipts, and fostered dogs. I'm now chairing the capital campaign, Bark To The Future.
Most people are shocked to learn that Golden Retrievers, of all dogs, need to be rescued. GRRR has been rescuing and rehoming Goldens for about 15 years now and the volume of dogs has only increased. There are so many different reasons a Golden will need help - a move, a divorce, an expensive medical episode, or neglect. GRRR takes them in, no matter what the problem is.
I'm involved because this group is dedicated and committed to helping these dogs live the life that they deserve. Nothing will get in their way to make sure a dog in need gets that forever home that is out there, waiting for them.
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This group has grown to a membership of over 1,500 people, many of whom are dedicated volunteers. The board of GRRR is committed to building "bench strength" by empowering volunteers to help run the organization to ensure that the future of GRRR is solid.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
...help them build a "forever home" of their own so that GRRR's existence will be guaranteed for future generations...Until the Goldens don't need rescuing any more.
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A way to connect with volunteers online. Perhaps a better email system/database.
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