Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue
Rating: 5 stars 58 58 reviews 3,725
1508 Bickerstaff Blvd Knoxville TN 37922 USA
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Heartland Rescue is named correctly because every aspect touches your heart. The volunteers, the professionals, the dogs, and especially Pauline Stevens who do the hours and hours of work that needs to get done so people like myself can come home at the end of the day to a wonderful rescue dog. Pauline matches people and dogs so beautifully you can't go wrong. This June we came home to VT. with our third rescue dog. Why did we drive over 2 days to get a dog? Because we would get the best dog for us and to see a good friend again, Pauline.
Heartland Rescue is the first rescue I tried and it was the greatest experience. Katie, my golden, was rescued by them and when I saw her picture I just fell in love with her. She is the best golden ever although she had (unknown at the time) medical issues. Pauline was great and helped with getting information needed by Katie's new vet and, thankfully, the problem is under control. I am so blessed to have stumbled upon Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue.....they are wonderful!
"A Heart of Gold", Heartlands motto really says it all, both about the Golden's themselves but also the truly "Golden volunteers ". My wife and I have been privileged and Blessed to have adopted 5 Golden children over the years through Heartland and Pauline and crew are simply among the most caring and knowledgeable people I have ever had the privilege of knowing and dealing with over these many years. As a life long business person I can testify that any donation you can give will be put to the very highest and best use to care for those Goldens and Golden mixes who cannot care for themselves.
I've worked with Heartland since 2007. First as an adopter, then as a volunteer. My beloved Sydney came from them. Pauline knew she was "my girl" even before I did! They do a fabulous job of matching dogs with the right families and being there after the adoption to ensure everything is going well and offer advice if/when needed. I've had the privilege of making a few home visits for them to meet prospective families and having been on both sides, I can honestly say no one works harder to ensure the right fit! I can't sing their praises enough!
HGRR, is the best rescue group I have ever dealt with. It does my heart good to know that there are people in the world that give up their time to help animals. I understand that most of the volunteers have day jobs and commend them all on a job well done. I love my baby that I adopted from them and would never think lof using a different group.
Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue does an amazing job of rescuing and re-homing goldens. They often take dogs that other rescues will not, assure that they receive veterinary care, human kindness, a safe place to recuperate and placement in an appropriate and loving home. Every penny is spent efficiently and for the benefit of the dogs. I have adopted two dogs from Heartland GRR and whole heartedly support this group and their efforts.
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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.
My husband and I adopted our "Millie" from Heartland this past March. This is a wonderful rescue group that takes every effort into placing their dogs in a good fit home. The best of vetinary care was given her before we adopted her. They were open and up front with some of her medical problems and offered her to us at no cost even though several thousand dollars had been spent on her care-mosting boarding. Our grown children joke in saying they are not sure If we rescued Millie or she rescued us! Would use Heartland again.
Our "Duke", was rescued by the fine folks at Heartland. A golden wannabe, he's a precious addition to our family. Heartland GRR is a wonderful organization!
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I have received 4 goldens from Heartland. They are the only resuce place I like to deal with. All my dogs were healthy and the perfect fit for our family. Can't wait for another opportunity to adopt again.
I've gotten two dogs from Heartland Golden Retriever, and the agency was so supportive and helpful with their transport and preparation for the adoptions. The pairings were right on target, and the last one is now a pet therapy dog, just what I wanted. The is an excellent organization with the dogs as their first priority.
Heartland not only found the Golden I sought, but they are supportive and helpful as I learn more about the breed. They are quickly responsive and free with the resources I have needed. Their high standards assure that one knows what one is getting, and that the dog is matched beautifully to the family.
I recommend Heartland highly to anyone who want to adopt a Golden.
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the adoption of my Golden.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I'm impressed with the fund raising they do to keep going and hope they can continue.