Oops! You must enter a search term greater than 3 characters.

Invite reviews

Invite friends and colleagues to share their experiences with this nonprofit
35 Reviews
12345
Previous | 1 2 34 |
Write A Review
December 8, 2012

more

Review from JustGive
December 8, 2012

Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue participates in our Rescue Rewards Program. 10% of your purchase amount will be donated to this goup in your name. I am proud to support this Group and the wonderful work they do! When you treat your dog, you support Rescue too!www.DogMomsBakery.com

More feedback...

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 13, 2011

more


1 previous review
October 12, 2010

We adopted our little Golden girl, Laci, from Heartland four years ago. She is the love of our life and we couldn't be more pleased. One of the important things that Heartland does before allowing a... more

October 13, 2011

My husband and I are clients of, and volunteers for, Heartland Golden Retriever and we continue to support and refer people to Heartland for a positive adoption experience. This past summer we attended a gathering in Massachusetts of the New England adoptees, and it was so heartwarming to see all the beautiful, happy Goldens with their proud parents.

The Great!

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

getting to know the "staff" and other people who have adopted from Heartland, many of whom have adopted several times from Heartland.

Ways to make it better...

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

make sure they had all the funding they needed to continue their wonderful work for these great dogs.

October 12, 2010

We adopted our little Golden girl, Laci, from Heartland four years ago. She is the love of our life and we couldn't be more pleased. One of the important things that Heartland does before allowing a dog to be adopted is to carefully screen the dogs for medical and behavioral issues. That way you know if your adopted dog will be okay with cats, other dogs, children, etc., if they have any ongoing medical needs or may need obedience training. Being on Heartland's primary (Tennessee) and New England email distribution lists, we are always impressed with the lengths they will go to get a dog picked up or delivered, and get a new dog the medical help they may need. The fact that there are so many wonderful, dedicated volunteers in this organization is testimony to the sincere, caring, and tireless work they do.

The Great!

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

Their ability to tell us so much about Laci when we adopted her. It helped us understand her initial shyness and why she liked to chase cars (doesn't do that any longer), etc.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give them all the funding they need to do the great work that they do.

August 2, 2011

more

August 2, 2011

We adopted a 2 year old golden retriever from this organization over a year ago. We were working with a golden rescue in the DC area but quickly found out what great golden this organization rescued and that they needed the help more than the other organization. They went above and beyond sending us U Tube videos of the dogs that they had because we were out of state. They also let us meet a few during off hours, again going above and beyond. Its been a great experience working with them and we have supported their cause ever since.

People still stop and ask us where we got such a beautiful dog and they looked stunned when we tell them she was a rescue. I

The Great!

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

The awareness that adoption is an excellent way to find your first dog and have it be a great experience. You don't have to BUY one from a breeder or a store. Also an awareness in canine nutrition and care that goes beyond what any vet will ever tell you.

Ways to make it better...

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

Try and work with the DC market and the golden retriever rescue here to get more adopted.

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

more


1 previous review
February 5, 2011

HGRR of Knoxville facilitated our adoption of our Golden in 2008. They were very professional in checking out our ability to care for our new pet - size of our backyard, fencing, our past experience w... more

August 1, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

Our family adopted a 2 year old female golden from Heartland GRR. We found out that they allow out-of-state adoptions. We are in Salem, VA, a four hour drive from Knoxville. They had a volunteer check our back yard for suitability. Everyone we worked with in doing the adoption was helpful and cheerful. The delivery was made at half-way between Knoxville and Salem, very helpful for us. We have been a big fan of Heartland ever since. They are really passionate about the volunteer work they do to rescue and place these wonderful companion animals

The Great!

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

being a client and adopting a pet

Ways to make it better...

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

hope for better funding

February 5, 2011

HGRR of Knoxville facilitated our adoption of our Golden in 2008. They were very professional in checking out our ability to care for our new pet - size of our backyard, fencing, our past experience with the breed and in keeping pets, etc. Though we live in Virginia 250 miles from Knoxville, they accommodated us by meeting us half way to deliver our new pet. They followed up thereafter to make sure all was going well. We have been supporters of Heartland ever since. They struggle on a small budget but are very dedicated to helping abandoned dogs find new and safe homes. Kudos to HGRR! Michael and Susan Bentley

The Great!

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

adopted our pet from HGRR.

Ways to make it better...

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

send more money to help support their excellent work.

February 21, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

more

Review from Guidestar
February 21, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

Heartland GRR is a wonderful rescue organization dedicated to saving and re-homing Golden Retrievers in Tennessee. They are manned by a small group of volunteers who have the best interests of each dog at heart. They work very hard to find responsible, loving homes for Goldens in need, often taking Goldens who have health problems and are "not perfect".

The Great!

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

finding homes for senior golden retrievers.

Ways to make it better...

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

find more people to provide foster homes.

February 17, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

more

Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

I have adopted three Golden Retrievers from Heartland over the past 15 years. They are a wonderful dog-loving organization made up solely of volunteers. They primarily work on a shoestring budget as they have no large corporate sponsors. Their funding comes from donations and fundraisers like garage sales, etc. What I really like about Heartland is that they have a "heart" for the old dogs. They will often take an older Golden or one that is very sick and rehabilitate it and find it a home. Many rescues just turn "their head the other way" and won't deal with "the old, the tired, the blind, etc." Heartland finds homes for many of these dogs. We personally adopted a blind dog who was 10 years old from Heartland. He was a wonderful dog and lived very happily until he was almost 14 years old.

The Great!

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

seeing many wonderful dogs receive loving homes. I have adopted three of Heartlands dogs throughout the years. I might add that Heartland is located in Tennessee but I live in Washington state.

Ways to make it better...

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

find them more financial backing. The fees to adopt a Golden Retriever are minimal. These fees don't even cover the routine medical care that these dogs require before being placed in a new home (shots, worming, etc). Often boarding expenses are incurred due to a lack of foster homes. Many of the dogs need extensive medical treatment initially (e,g, treatment for heartworm disease if they haven't been on preventative).

February 17, 2011

more

Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

In November 2007 we adopted a pair of senior goldens, Candace and Connor, from this organizaion. We were amazed such a small rescue group with very limited resources could do so much with so little. It was very obvious their mission was truly "all about the dogs" and NOT the peripherals that tend to feed egos or self-righteousness. I can't imagine the heartache of having to walk away from a dog in need because resources are not available.
This rescue is one of the few that will take in older dogs and dogs with less desireable attributes. They have chosen their niche to be one less traveled and perhaps harder to accomplish.

The Great!

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

See prior review

Ways to make it better...

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

Try to do more for it.

February 16, 2011

more

February 16, 2011

I've been rescuing primarily Goldens for many years. I have rehabilitated many that were unfortunetly abused and/or neglected. Pauline had told me about a male dog, Hunter who had been wearing an e-collar most of his life. He had a horrible case of mange. I spoke with Dr. Brad on several occasions about Hunters care. Dr Brad was so supportive! He always had time to talk to me about Hunters care. Hunter was so used to living with an e-collar I didn't know how he would react when I removed it. Thankfully Hunter was happy to have it off. I continued his mange treatment and he grew all of his hair back and was so gorgeous.
The plan was to adopt him out. Well after having him for a year of so and knowing that he was very happy here we decided that I would just keep him,.
He had his morning routine of walking his usual path around the farm.
Hunter was a pleasure to share my life with and I thank Heartland
for the opportunity to help him.

The Great!

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

I had complete support in fostering difficult dogs. Pauline and I spoke frequently and Dr. Brad was always available to speak with me.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would move them closer to me.

February 16, 2011

more

Review from Guidestar
February 16, 2011

MY WIFE AND I HAVE ADOPTED SIX DOGS FROM SHELTERS AND RESCUE SITES, OWNING ONLY ONE AT A TIME AND OVER MANY YEARS. i AM ALSO A DONOR TO HEARTLAND, AND THAT IS BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN THE MANNER OF OPERATION OF THE ORGANIZATION. i HAVE NEVER HAD A "BAD" EXPERIENCE IN ADOPTION, BUT HAVE HEARD SO MANY HORROR STORIES ABOUT CARELESS SELECTION OF PEOPLE OR PETS INVOLVING OTHER AGENCIES. TtHE HEARTLAND FOLKS REALLY DO A GOOD JOB OF PUTTING THE RIGHT DOG IN THE RIGHT SURROUNDINGS. WE HAVE NEIGHBORS WHO, PARTLY ON OUR RECOMMENDATION, ADOPTED THROUGH HEARTLAND. THEY ARE AS HAPPY AS WE, AND ALSO WERE IMPRESSED WITH THE ADOPTION PROCESS.
SOME ORGANIZATIONS WILL NOT TRY TO PLACE SENIOR DOGS, OR WILL NOT PLACE DOGS WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE OLDER. HEARTLAND FINDS THE RIGHT MATCH OF DOGS AND FAMILIES AND SEEMS TO TRULY WORK HARD AT MAKING PLACEMENTS WHICH ARE APPROPRIATE, ALWAYS WITH THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE DOG BEING THE PRIMARY CONCERN. IN A WORLD WHERE SO MANY SEEM TO ONLY WANT TO "CHALK UP THE NUMBERS", HEARTLAND DOES WHAT IS BEST FOR THE DOGS AND FOR THE FAMILIES SEEKING THEM.

The Great!

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

TALKING TO OTHERS WHO HAVE ADOPTED THROUGH THE ORGANIZATION. I HAVE MET NUMEROUS FOLKSW WHO HAVE BEEN HAPPILY MATCHED WITH DOGS THROUGH THE WORK OF THIS ORGANIZATION.

Ways to make it better...

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

WIN A LOTTERY AND HELP THEM MORE FINANCIALLY, AS THEY HAVE EXPENSES IN TERMS OF VET BILLS AND BOARDING FEES.

February 16, 2011

more

Review from Guidestar
February 16, 2011

I am a donor as well as a parent of one of the great golden retrievers that Heartland works so hard to rescue and place in loving homes. We adopted Logan a few years ago after one of our golden retrievers died of cancer. I was very impressed with the very thorough home visit and adoption process but the process was still very smooth and stress free. I have also been involved in picking up goldens in my area and transporting them to a half way point for Heartland to pick up so they can begin the evaluation and placement of the dog. I recognize the dedication and true love this organization has for animals and I am excited to help whenever I am called upon.

The Great!

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

Heartland's dedication in placing happy, healthy golden retrievers in permanent and foster homes.

Ways to make it better...

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

like to see funds available for some obedience training for those animals that come into the rescue with behavioral issues

Previous | 1 2 34 |
Write A Review

Filter by reviewer role:

Support This Nonprofit

Help this nonprofit get more reviews

5 tips for getting reviews

5 tips for getting reviews...

  1. Sending an email to clients, volunteers, donors, board members, and other partners with a link to your profile page.
  2. Putting a link on your Web site
  3. Including a link in your email newsletter
  4. Putting a link in the signature of your email
    Putting a link on your facebook page and status updates
  5. Tweeting out a link to your twitter followers

3 hours of volunteer time for this nonprofit will...

Socialise, train and walk Golden Retrievers