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Review for Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue Inc, Reinholds, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered with the Project Home Life program at DVGRR for more than 3 years now. This is a program for dogs like puppy mill survivors that need to adjust to living in a home environment... it involves very simple, basic things that former breeder dogs may never have encountered, for example going up or down stairs or what to do with a toy - after all, these dogs have lived their whole lives in a cage without any toys or play, or affection from humans, and they need to learn how to be a family dog to become adoptable. The staff at DVGRR has created a great program to help these dogs make the adjustment - it really works, and it's great to see so many dogs come out of their shell in even just one month. What's more, the staff takes great care of the dogs' health issues (they've raised funds to build an on-site surgery and pay for a vet 3 days a week). Heather and Jess, who run the program, also keep the dogs wonderfully well-groomed (clean and good-smelling!) and keep the house where the dogs live very clean --- I've never such a clean, well-run operation! It's a pleasure to volunteer there :))

Role:  Volunteer