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Phyl Y.

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Review for Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue, Knoxville, TN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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.

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.

Role:  Volunteer & We adopted a 2-year old Golden from Heartland.
 

Review for Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue, Knoxville, TN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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.

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.

Role:  Volunteer & My husband and I volunteer to interview prospective families hoping to adopt from Heartland.