HEARTLAND GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE

Rating: 5 stars   48 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 1508 Bickerstaff Blvd Knoxville TN 37922 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

Heartland is a wonderful rescue organization that gives incredibly deserving dogs a second chance and incredibly lucky families the opportunity to fill their homes with the love and joy that these dogs bring. I have adopted 2 wonderful friends from Heartland and am very grateful that Heartland was there for my dogs and for me.

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My wife Toni and I have adopted 5 Precious Goldens over the years through Heartland and I can tell everyone without hesitation that Pauline Stevens and crew are among the most caring and giving people I have ever met, they are more than deserving of our help and support. Every penny is used in the most efficient way possible, their focus is entirely upon the welfare of the companions placed in their care.

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My husband and I adopted a Golden Retreiver from Heartland in March of 2005. We felt so fortunate to receive this wonderful dog and are so grateful to Heartland for his rescue. The interface with Heartland and the adoption process was exceptional. We met wonderful Heartland volunteers who demonstrated an unconditional devotion to successful outcomes for all the dogs under their responsibility and care. Our golden, Buddy, is a constant source of joy in our lives. We are forever grateful to Heartland and the dedicated volunteers.

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My husband and I have adopted 3 great dogs from Heartland GRR, and been involved in many transports! It is especially rewarding to deliver a rescue dog to their new family. Heartland is a wonderful organization, dedicated to working with and placing Golden Retrievers and Golden hearted dogs in forever homes. Heartland will assess all dogs in a variety of settings before accepting them into the program, and once in the program the Heartland Volunteers and Board Members take special care to find out as much about the dogs they as possible can. Potential adopters are also carefully screened to help make the best match possible between human and dog.
As I said we have been lucky to have been adopted by 3 wonderful Heartland dogs throughout the years: MR WILSON back around 2002, Bear in 2006, and Sadie in 2012. Heartland is a fantastic group to work with; they love the dogs. It is as simple as that. ♥

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My husband and I adopted our first Golden through Heartland in November of 2009. The application process was very thorough and included a home visit. They were always available to answer the many questions I had after we adopted Roz. Because of this experience, I became a volunteer with the group and two years later fostered another Heartland dog. We quickly became "foster failures" and are proud of it. Heartland does an amazing job with a very small group of volunteers.

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1 people found this review helpful

We have very successfully adopted two Goldens from Heartland and will continue to do so in the future. They try very hard to make a match, that fit both the adopter and the adoptee, so that these dogs do indeed find there forever homes! The dogs are well taken care of while in their care, and all are checked through a vet and get the proper attention they need before being put up for adoption. The Goldens are also carefully evaluated to see their personalities and characteristics to make sure the home they go to can meet each dogs needs. I would highly recommend Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue for anyone interested in adopting a new family member!

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1 people found this review helpful

Heartland rescues the Goldens that some other organizations seem to pass up. Dogs with some health issues or are deemed too old can linger in shelters, but Heartland will pull these dogs and get them the care they need and then the homes they deserve. We've adopted 1 very fearful Golden and are probably fostering forever a blind Golden. These are loving dogs that need and deserve loving homes. Our family couldn't be happier with them, Zippy & Milo are pretty happy with us too!

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1 people found this review helpful

I adopted a golden retriever from Heartland in 2012. They were very thorough in their review of my application & required a home visit, which I think is great. Heartland shared both pics and video and clearly were interested in making a good match, not just "placing" a dog anywhere. Despite all the care taken, we had a bit of an adjustment period (I had another dog to complicate matters), and Heartland was so helpful with suggestions and support. They went above and beyond and I'm so thankful they did because I cant imagine life without him! (and needless to say, he seems pretty happy too :-))

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1 people found this review helpful

Have been a volunteer with this amazing group for 10 years. Have fostered, adopted and been to several events This is absolutely one of the most responsible and caring rescue groups ANYWHERE! The adoption committee is set on seeing the dog get a home that is a good match for the family and the family for the dog. Until adoption, dogs are well cared for, heathy and most have had some basic training. If there are medical or behavior issues, the prospective adopters are made aware of this PRIOR to adoption. A group I have been proud to be a part of and proud to recommend.

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

None needed

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?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

We have adopted 5 dogs from this WONDERFUL rescue(2 went to dear friends of ours).These dogs FAR exceeded what we ever expected of them.They are dedicated,hard working people that put animals above anything in their lives.As a dog trainer and exhibitor I will post their accomplishments on top of being THERAPY DOGS Extraordinare
Our Golden Bridge Kids:
Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue alumni #115:
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The NEW guy:
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Absolutely NOTHING

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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