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iGive supports Golden Beginnings!

Tell a Friend about iGive.com! More supporters mean more donations for Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue.

iGive is a free, easy way to support GB. If you're not already a member, please join iGive, and send an invitation and invite your friends! iGive will donate an extra $5 to Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue when you or your friends make a first purchase within 45 days of joining, in addition to the percentage indicated by each merchant.

And with over 700 stores, including Office Max, Home Depot, Banana Republic, Amazon, Apple, Ann Taylor, Best Buy, Dell, iTunes, Drs. Foster and Smith, Dog.com, SitStay.com, Orvis, Macy's, Gap, Nordstrom's and MANY MANY more, iGive offers something for everyone! Use our GB referral link and send it to all your friends, and Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue will benefit. Those $5 donations can really add up - so start inviting! And remember, you can use this link in your e-mail signature line, and on your Facebook or MySpace page:

CLICK HERE to Visit iGive Now!

Golden Beginnings Online Store

Shop our online store for custom made GBGRR jewelry, mugs, coozies, caps and t-shirts and know that your purchases directly benefit the dogs in our program.  Some of thee items on our site are lovingly made by our volunteers, and quantities of all items are limited.

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CLICK HERE to access our Online Store

Penny's From Heaven
Stories of Healing

Penny's from Heaven is Patsy Swendson's touching account of her partnership with her beloved therapy dog Penny. Penny's From Heaven chronicles the amazing work done by this team in the course of their rehabilitation visits in San Antonio, and is full of small miracles, tender moments, and that insightful, intuitive connection or "gift of presence" that our dogs can offer and we can only aspire to. This wonderful tribute to Penny's life of exemplary service will touch every reader.

Not content to rest on her laurels, media personality Patsy Swendson, author of 49 cookbooks, and star and producer of wonderful TV series on cooking and world travel, turned her talents to producing documentaries on humane issues, fund-raising for Guide Dogs of Texas, and of course, therapy work.

Purchase Penny's from Heaven and Patsy Swendson will donate a portion of the proceeds to GBGRR. Simply mention Golden Beginnings in the "Comments" area when you purchase the book from her secure link below. Thank you Patsy!

CLICK HERE to Purchase Penny's From Heaven

The Golden Principles

The Golden Principles" by GBGRR Adopter Dr. Andy Neillie, is inspired by Redford, who was rescued by GBGRR as part of our 2004 "Golden Harvest" from an Arkansas puppy mill operation. Lynn and Andy Neillie adopted Redford and gave him a stable, loving home.

We adopted Redford from GBGRR, when he, along with 65 other dogs, was rescued from a horrible situation in an Arkansas puppy mill in the fall of 2004. When he came to our home, he had much to learn about relationships and trust. And so did we. ‘The Golden Principles’ captures many of the life lessons we’ve learned from loving this wonderful, wounded dog."
— Dr. Andy Neillie

"As the Neillie's veterinarian, I have known Redford since the family adopted him. I have enjoyed watching Redford grow to love them and each learn from each other and trust one another. It is a privilege to be a part of that developing, loving relationship. This book wonderfully captures the power of relationships and the unspoken "words" we should live by shown to us by this wonderful canine we know as Redford." — Dr. Erin Homburg, DVM

Andy Neillie understands leadership through trust...he really gets it! His new book, ‘The Golden Principles: Life and Leadership Lessons from a Rescued Dog’ provides a refreshingly simple, humorous, yet profound way to look at and understand trusted leadership. Anyone striving for increased effectiveness in life through leadership must read this book." — Gene M. Ellerbee, Chairman, C12 Group

Purchase "The Golden Principles" at www.theGoldenPrinciples.org and, thanks to the generosity of Andy and Lynn Neillie, a portion of the sale price will benefit Golden Beginnings. Simply write Golden Beginnings in the "Special Instructions to Merchant" box on the PayPal screen.

CLICK HERE to Purchase Golden Principles

Our Latest T-Shirts

  "In Goldens We Trust"  
Both are $15
Sizes: Men's/Unisex S/M/L and XL OR Ladies S/M/L/ and XL
Note: The only colors available in the short-sleeved logo t-shirts are: white, gray, red and light blue.