My wife Toni and I have adopted 5 Precious Goldens over the years through Heartland and I can tell everyone without hesitation that Pauline Stevens and crew are among the most caring and giving people I have ever met, they are more than deserving of our help and support. Every penny is used in the most efficient way possible, their focus is entirely upon the welfare of the companions placed in their care.
My husband and I adopted a Golden Retreiver from Heartland in March of 2005. We felt so fortunate to receive this wonderful dog and are so grateful to Heartland for his rescue. The interface with Heartland and the adoption process was exceptional. We met wonderful Heartland volunteers who demonstrated an unconditional devotion to successful outcomes for all the dogs under their responsibility and care. Our golden, Buddy, is a constant source of joy in our lives. We are forever grateful to Heartland and the dedicated volunteers.
My husband and I have adopted 3 great dogs from Heartland GRR, and been involved in many transports! It is especially rewarding to deliver a rescue dog to their new family. Heartland is a wonderful organization, dedicated to working with and placing Golden Retrievers and Golden hearted dogs in forever homes. Heartland will assess all dogs in a variety of settings before accepting them into the program, and once in the program the Heartland Volunteers and Board Members take special care to find out as much about the dogs they as possible can. Potential adopters are also carefully screened to help make the best match possible between human and dog.
As I said we have been lucky to have been adopted by 3 wonderful Heartland dogs throughout the years: MR WILSON back around 2002, Bear in 2006, and Sadie in 2012. Heartland is a fantastic group to work with; they love the dogs. It is as simple as that. ♥
My husband and I adopted our first Golden through Heartland in November of 2009. The application process was very thorough and included a home visit. They were always available to answer the many questions I had after we adopted Roz. Because of this experience, I became a volunteer with the group and two years later fostered another Heartland dog. We quickly became "foster failures" and are proud of it. Heartland does an amazing job with a very small group of volunteers.
We have very successfully adopted two Goldens from Heartland and will continue to do so in the future. They try very hard to make a match, that fit both the adopter and the adoptee, so that these dogs do indeed find there forever homes! The dogs are well taken care of while in their care, and all are checked through a vet and get the proper attention they need before being put up for adoption. The Goldens are also carefully evaluated to see their personalities and characteristics to make sure the home they go to can meet each dogs needs. I would highly recommend Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue for anyone interested in adopting a new family member!
Heartland rescues the Goldens that some other organizations seem to pass up. Dogs with some health issues or are deemed too old can linger in shelters, but Heartland will pull these dogs and get them the care they need and then the homes they deserve. We've adopted 1 very fearful Golden and are probably fostering forever a blind Golden. These are loving dogs that need and deserve loving homes. Our family couldn't be happier with them, Zippy & Milo are pretty happy with us too!
I adopted a golden retriever from Heartland in 2012. They were very thorough in their review of my application & required a home visit, which I think is great. Heartland shared both pics and video and clearly were interested in making a good match, not just "placing" a dog anywhere. Despite all the care taken, we had a bit of an adjustment period (I had another dog to complicate matters), and Heartland was so helpful with suggestions and support. They went above and beyond and I'm so thankful they did because I cant imagine life without him! (and needless to say, he seems pretty happy too :-))
We have adopted 5 dogs from this WONDERFUL rescue(2 went to dear friends of ours).These dogs FAR exceeded what we ever expected of them.They are dedicated,hard working people that put animals above anything in their lives.As a dog trainer and exhibitor I will post their accomplishments on top of being THERAPY DOGS Extraordinare
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I have fostered for Heartland for over 10 years. I adopted my first dog in 2007 and the second in 2008. I am currently fostering, with the plan to adopt when the dog is old enough to be neutered. Great care is taken with the health of the dogs as well as adopting to the best home possible.
I am an adopter, volunteer and board member.
Maggie and Sam, out adopted golden retrievers are a joy that my husband and I thank Heartland for every day.
Maggie is a reading dog at the local library, Sam a therapy dog with hospice. Both are learning Rally Obedience.
A huge thanks to Heartland and all of their volunteers for giving me two wonderful members of the family.
Review from Guidestar
I helped to organize and work at the recent golden gala that was held, not knowing any if the women or of their organization beforehand, and I have to say that I had one of the best experiences. These women are passionate and caring beyond compare, making sure that what is needed to be done is done and to the highest caliber. They go beyond the call of duty, putting themselves out there and sharing the love they have for goldens with others, and it's such an inspiration to see such a passion in someone. If you are looking for a quality charity to donate to or even to adopt, then you're in the right place.