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GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE OF ATLANTA

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta (GRRA) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to saving Golden Retrievers that are in need of new forever homes. Started in 1991, GRRA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered with the State of Georgia and is licensed by the State Agriculture Department as an animal shelter and rescue group.

Results: Over 4,000 dogs rescued

Target demographics: Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers find new homes.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 287 dogs with medical care and to find new homes.

Geographic areas served: Metro Atlanta and surrounding communities

Programs: Complete medical care including heartworm treatment and orthopedic when necessary, and behavior training. We have approximately 250 active volunteers.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Tammy R.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The care and attention they pay to their rescues really shows. Over the years I have had the honor of adopting 2 dogs from GRRA and I am so proud to be their furever home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I travel a bit too much to have my own dog but am fortunate enough to be able to serve as a foster for Golden Retriever Rescue Atlanta (GRRA). Dogs come into fosters' homes with a variety of issues - medical, behavioral, emotional - and in every case, GRRA is there to support fosters with encouragement, expertise, and training to prepare foster dogs to move on to their “forever” home. I’ve found GRRA volunteers in all capacities to be hearty and dedicated folks, ready to respond anytime a need is there. Nearly 300 dogs are GRRA “beneficiaries” each year. However, that figure understates GRRA’s true impact, as each of those dogs represents a family, an older person, a couple, or a young adult whose days are made more complete by the addition of a loyal and loving canine companion in their lives.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am very satisfied with Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta. Having worked in the animal welfare industry (I served as ED of a Georgia Humane Society organization), I am extremely familiar with the numerous challenges in managing organizations focused on adopting pets. A little over one year ago we adopted Coulson, a flat-coated retriever mix (with some Boykin Spaniel). The entire process was seamless. The paperwork required was appropriate, our in-home inspection and get to know our potential family addition was simple. The volunteers who operate GRRA are committed, professional and from my perspective, very much appreciated. GRRA is an awesome organization! They are to be commended and as a "satisfied customer," our family could not have been happier with the entire process. Hat's off to GRRA

Lori P.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

GRRA is a wonderful organization. The volunteers are caring and dedicated.

GRRA makes a positive impact in both human and canine lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with GRRA for a few months now and have been so impressed with all aspects of the organization. The dogs are in such good hands once they come through GRRA as the whole team is fully dedicated to the dogs best interest. I would recommend to anyone!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GRRA is a wonderful organization dedicated to rescuing and finding homes for Golden Retrievers, Labs, Golden Doodles and Labradoodles and mixes. As a volunteer the organization helps me to feel like I make a difference in the rescue of these wonderful dogs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with GRRA for a couple years now and find it to be a very reputable organization who is truly looking out for the best interest of the Goldens, Labs, Flat Coat Retrievers, and Doodles that they rescue. I look forward to many more years of helping these special pups find their furever homes!

Matt P.8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great, easy, thorough, kind. Have recommended to friends and family

Client Served

Rating: 5

I began my journey with GRRA as an applicant and quickly decided that I wanted to be more heavily involved. The volunteers truly care about the dogs they rescue and always make decisions based on what's best for the dogs. I've had a great experience as both an adopter and volunteer!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first became acquainted with Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta when I adopted my first rescue golden, Dakota. I was so thrilled with the process and people I encountered while adopting Dakota, and of course her! A few months after adopting Dakota, I became a volunteer. Since that time I have functioned in just about every volunteer role. I have fostered numerous heart worm positive dogs because the support provided by other volunteers and the organization gave me the confidence and direction I needed to care for these sweet, beautiful dogs through their treatment, recovery, and adoption to their new forever homes. My involvement with GRRA has been a life changing experience for the dogs and me! Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

GRRA is a wonderful, caring organization. They are thorough, organized, friendly, and very conscientious when matching the personalities of the dogs with the right families. What started out to be a fostering situation, lasted only twenty minutes because we fell in love with our foster Golden at first sight. The transition process from fostering to adopting was very easy. He was in really good care when we picked him up, and the volunteers were always quick to respond to any questions, and happy to see photos of Gunner in his new home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 2001 I adopted my first Golden Retriever from GRRA. They thoroughly vet all their dogs before placing them in a home. Every potential adopter is screened by several individuals and a home inspection is done before a dog is placed with them to insure a good match. I was so impressed with the organization that I joined as a member and have now volunteered for many years. It is truly all about the "dogs" in this organization whether it be a Golden, labradoodle, golden doodle or lab. GRRA has amazing, dedicated volunteers that work extremely hard to find a better life for all of the dogs that are taken into their program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta is an incredible organization. They were so easy to work with, organized, and communicative. We adopted our two beautiful boys in February, and have been very pleased. I was so happy with how smooth the process was, that I am now a GRRA volunteer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered dogs with this organization and love how they spare no expense for the dogs' needs. They have a Behavior & Training team that is unique and innovative for a rescue. I love how they also rescue different types of retrievers and mixes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta (GRRA)is a terrific group. I have adopted a golden retriever from them, and subsequently have become a member, a donor and a volunteer. They "do things right" when it comes to their treatment of dogs. All dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, heartworm negative and made current on all shots. The organization is entirely manned by unpaid volunteers and has negligible fundraising costs; almost all donated funds and membership fees go directly towards helping dogs.