Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever Rescue (GBGRR), established in May 1999, is a
voluntary non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We
rely on donations and fund raising activities, with all proceeds going
directly to cover expenses for foster dogs and veterinary care for
Goldens in need.
All founding members live in
multi-Golden Retriever households and dearly love the breed. We are all
volunteers who hold many different jobs in "real" life. We are not
"professionals" in animal behavior, training, or health, although we do
have contact with those who are.
Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue was formed:
- To provide shelter, veterinary
care, and comprehensive evaluations for homeless, stray, abandoned,
abused, and neglected Golden Retrievers;
- To provide a good quality of life
for homeless Golden Retrievers of any age;
- To provide, through adoption,
permanent loving homes for displaced and unwanted Golden Retrievers,
whether young or old, sick or healthy;
- To seek to reduce the numbers of
unwanted, abused and neglected Golden Retrievers through
rehabilitation, education, and adoption;
- In accepting dogs into our
program, preference is given to those facing euthanasia, to those
living in shelters or pounds, and to those in untenable living
situations. We also attempt to accommodate owner turn-ins, to keep
those dogs from facing such fates and to allow them to go from one
home to another with less disruption;
- To educate dog owners and the
general public about responsible pet ownership, including
spaying/neutering, training and humane care of Golden Retrievers and
- To cooperate with state and local
authorities in the enforcement of laws related to the welfare of
- To protect the Golden Retriever
from careless breeding in order to preserve the excellent qualities
of this breed for future generations.
GBGRR will gladly cooperate with
other rescue groups in neighboring areas to aid in the placement of
Goldens into the appropriate loving family environments they deserve.
Our coverage area overlaps several areas where Golden Retriever Rescue
Groups are already in existence. Our hope is that by providing a large
area of coverage, no Golden Retrievers will "fall through the cracks"
when several groups are contacted, and no decision can be made as to
which Rescue Group should handle certain rescue situations. One of our
main goals is to have enough volunteers and foster homes state wide that
all small towns and shelters will have someone to call when a Golden
Retriever is in need.