I have been privileged to interact with the people behind the scenes at Heartland GRR for several years now and am always impressed with their heart and commitment in finding homes for animals in need. I adopted my first golden 8 years ago. The application and review process is thorough and intended to make sure everything will be a good match on both sides. I have been a foster home for dogs so they can be comfortable and acclimated to family life, and reduce expense for the rescue. One of those foster babies wormed her way into becoming my 2nd adopted golden. I have been a volunteer with the organization and see firsthand the dedication behind every decision made. They truly are special people saving special dogs and doing it with heart, Heartland.
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.
A wonderful organization
We have adopted 3 Golden's from them
We have adopted several dogs through Heartland over the years. Our youngest boy is very lucky to have been taken under the Heartland wing. At around a year old he had been passed around: given away, and posted on Craig's List. Thankfully a Volunteer was able to secure safety for him and bring him into Rescue. We consider ourselves lucky to be his "forever" family. Heartland is a small, but dedicated group of people. It is truly about the dogs for them: from puppies to seniors (dogs over 7 yrs old), Goldens and Golden "Wannabee's" Heartland has been there for many. They are my Rescue.
This rescue has been around a very long time, from the head of the rescue down to all the volunteers, it's truly about the dogs.
"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.
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!
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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