Each year during the winter holidays, Golden Beginnings embarks on a mission to raise much-needed funds to cover surgeries, heartworm treatment, medications and spaying and neutering of all dogs currently in the organization. Historically, our adoption fees cover about 30-40% of these costs, and we rely on donations for the rest.The annual Tree of Hope enables us work towards covering our costs while giving you – our donors – the opportunity to contribute to a unique FUNdraiser! From gifts to ornaments to a variety of colorful lights, your contribution will adorn the beautiful tree below all through the season.We invite you to help us decorate the tree below with your generosity and help us reach our goal of $50,000.
On behalf of all our Goldens, we thank you for your incredible support from the bottom of our hearts.
The Tree of Hope fundraiser is over for 2019, and we are truly grateful for the incredible outpouring of support.
We welcome donations at any time to support the ongoing needs of our Goldens. Click here to see the many ways you can donate.
Happy New Year!
I want to decorate the tree!
Tree of Hope Personal Messages from our Donors
In memory of Jane McAdams, as well as our precious Goldens on the bridge, Elgin and Sunny, and our current Kolby.
Nancy and Richard Bills
In honor of all of the wonderful volunteers that make this organization so special!
From Kate, Jude and Darcy Malican
A small thank you for all that you do.
Thanks to Golden Beginnings for all that you do and especially for bringing our Carly into our lives.
From The Matzners, Lloyd, Marlene & Carly
The Habenichts – Dale, Cynthia, Lila and Ivy
In loving memory of our first golden, Brandywine. She will always be in our hearts.
The Porters – Connie, Gary, Lucy and Anabelle
From Leo and Marley
In memory of our Goldens Kylie (GBGRR alum), Chelsea, Summer and Candy and in honor of our current GBGRR baby Katie. Thanks for everything you do for goldies.
Gary and Lisa Jackson
In loving memory of our 4 Goldens: Boo, Bella, Gus, Surfer Dude. Our home isn’t the same without a silly golden fuzzbutt or 2 or 3 or 4 :-).
Thanks to all of the foster parents, volunteers, and adopters for enriching so many lives (human and furry).
Cheers to a magical 2020!
Rechelle & Mikey
In memory of Loren and Maxine Toohey.
In Memory of Maggie and Chrissy, and in honor of Laurie Neale who made it possible to adopt sweet puppy Ridge. And with love to Meg and Alex who were Ridge’s foster moms, who took in this special needs baby, giving him a loving home until he found his forever home with us.
From Ann and Stuart James
For all of the good work you do for these wonderful puppies.
From our prior Goldens, Meg, Cooper, Tai, and our current adoptee Buddy (pka Beau).
Greg and Cheryl Critton
For Calvin, who touched so many hearts, and to thank his wonderful foster family.
To all the fosters who enriched Mike & my lives.
Zoe wants to donate in memory of Cinnamon and Calvin. She was really cheering Calvin on.
In honor of the many Goldens that have been rescued by Golden Beginnings and the volunteers that have made it possible.
Jennifer Stolting and Charli Rae
In loving memory of my sweet Frat Boy, Richie Lou, who was as sweet as he was silly. You brought the party with you wherever you went, and I know there is a party in heaven now. You were one of a kind, and I miss you every day.
In memory of two special pups, Maya and Comet.
In honor of my heartbeat, Chloe, GBGRR alumni 12.12.2010.
From, the Best Family
In honor of Miss Betsy (a GRASS pup who is still with us!) and in memory of Bo, our GB rescue who was the best boy ever!
Ann and Lou
Happy 2020 from Luna. She is so happy she was rescued and cared by GRR
Maria Trevino and Luna
With love and thanks for my dear friend Midge Leonard.
In Loving Memory of Xena, Abbey, and Chief
Many thanks to all the volunteers that put so much time, effort, love (and their own money) into rescuing these dogs that change our lives. Without the volunteer teams (Intake, Transportation, Foster, Adoption, Special Events, Hotline, Newsletter, Board, plus Veterinarians and more I am probably missing) this organization wouldn’t be able to exist. Also, many thanks to the donors that give what they can to help.
Linda Frederick & John Kealey
All my love to anyone who helps a Golden. –Laura Gibson @ Happy Tales Dog Sitting
Love and thanks from Max / Boots
Max / Boots
For Miss Molly and her cousins Bridget and Louie
In honor of Calvin. Wishing him a happy healthy life. Puppy kisses for him.
Thank you all for the tremendous work that you do to help Goldens like Calvin. Your organization worked with me to get Dixie Mae (shady). I am so grateful as she and her older step sister, Dora Lea (now 14), also a rescue, are a perfect match. They are both travel with me when I go back home bi monthly to NE Texas and serve as therapy dogs at the local nursing home there.
from Dora Lea, Dixie Mae and Holl
Merry Christmas to my sweet April
Here’s to a ‘golden’ new year! for all the GB volunteers and for my past fosters and those to come.
From the Boy and me – Thor and Candyce Davis
For my furbabies who are waiting at the bridge…Nadine, Peaches and Abbagayle and my hospice fosters Faith, Duke/Possum & Charlie Boy
From the Davis Casa – Thor and Candyce
In memory of our sweet Daisy.
From Ken and Deb Campbell
We will never forget the help you gave to Lizzie. Thank you!
Susanne van Eyl
In memory of Bailey.
Alan, Ginger, and Gibson Tex Ash
Thanks for the work that you all do!
From the Golden Girls – Brandy, Bonnie and Dolly
In loving memory of our first golden, Dusty, and in celebration of our current golden, Cooper and our wanna-be golden, Molly.
The Stanley Family
For Jingles and Sophie
In loving memory of our first Golden fur baby Abby (2005 – 2016), and in honor of our first GBGRR fur baby Anni (fka Cindy) who has brought so much love ❤️ to us!
The Chapin Family
From Bear, for all my puppy relatives.
For all my past, present, and future goldens.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! From Max and Bentley and the family that loves them
Harold L. Bishop
Thank you, Golden Beginnings, for all you do! In honor of my GBGRR girl, Cricket (11 years) and in memory of Burton, my golden bear. Prayers for Calvin and warm wishes for a Happy New Year!
For Abby rescued 12 years ago and going strong
For my precious babies Casey and Rex. Thank You for rescuing them and all the others you have and the ones you will.
Joyce, Casey and Rex McCormack
In celebration of Sunny and memory of Muffin, Cinnamon, Sneakers, Nugget, Aubrey, and Addie. Thank you for all you do to save all of those sweet Goldens
Linda and Chris Sotirake
Merry Xmas to Calvin from Odist and Milo (GBGRR David).
For Calvin’s continued recovery; and, in Memory of our sweet Golden’s; Ginger, Samantha, and Olivia.
Bud & Ann Castner
From Brinkley & Ryder Gregory
Raymond Charles Jenkins
For care of sweet Calvin and others; in honor of my girl Lily Grace; and In loving memory of my special Golden Angel, Dixie Belle Beneke.
On behalf of my beloved Gilly Girl, adopted from Golden Beginnings in 2018 and making me smile everyday!
Merry Golden Christmas
Best Dogs Ever
In loving memory of sweet Lucy I lost this year whose life was saved 12 years ago by GBGRR. Thank you for all you do and most especially 12 years with my best friend. You are angels
In loving memory of our Daisy Girl who was such an important part of our family and is still so very missed and in honor of all of the people who work so hard for Golden Beginnings. Merry Christmas!
Our memories with Max will not be forgotten, we welcome Boone to the family.
Monty, Rosemary, Nina, CJ, Aidan
The Knapheide family
Merry Christmas! In honor of our GB girls, Sophie and Maggie Mae, and in loving memory of Lacy, Holly, and Targa.
From Anne and Charles Backus
For of our Napa and Zin who just make everyday brighter! Thank you Golden Beginning for all you do for these beautiful dogs.
Sara and Alan Henson
Merry Christmas from Boone and Birdie, in memory of Travis, Pecos and Shiloh
Thank You to everyone who works so hard to help these beautiful dogs.
From Maddie and Maci
In honor of Zoey, the most perfect addition to our family, courtesy of Golden Beginnings.
In Loving Memory of Stacy Holly.
Forever in our hearts
Barbara, Nick and Robin
From the Baileys
For all the precious Goldens
Forever is not long enough. In memory of Palmer, Reese & all the boys who went to the bridge too soon
Toni & Jim
In memory of my golden angel Maggie. Adopted from Golden Beginnings in 2001, and missed every single day.
Thanks for all you do, from Max (Boots)
Max / Boots
With much gratitude for Shadow, Alaska, and Liz!
Mary & Don
In support of this wonderful organization!
The Graham family
Merry Christmas from Christa & Charlie (f/k/a Jett). Approaching Charlie’s 10 year “Gotcha” anniversary this spring & furever thankful to Golden Beginnings for my sweet boy.
This gift is in honor of the hard-working, compassionate volunteers who make GBGRR’s mission possible! Thank you for saving lives and creating Golden Beginnings!
From Greg, Lisa, Remy, Goose, and Wroxy (the cat) Harper
Thank you for all the hard work you do. We are enjoying Digby aka Frydek with all our heart. Merry Christmas…
Digby LeBlanc AKA Frydek
For all the cherished furr babies that left us too soon.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year!
From the Taakes – Barbara, Bridget, and Louie
We only whish all Goldens to be as happy and healthy as ours!
The Schenck Puppies – Olive & Lucy
This gift is in honor of Lauri Neale who works tirelessly on behalf of these Goldens. She has done so much for so many of us as well. I will forever be grateful to Lauri for my Candy Cane, who turned my life around and all the GB volunteers who helped rescue Trudie.
In memory of my beloved Golden Rescue Boys, Mojo and Sidney. The bestest boys.
Merry Christmas from Hunter.
Grateful for Millie (2019) and Cole (2013) and all of the volunteers that make GBGRR so amazing. Thank you!
Merry Christmas to all the GBGRR alumni families, fosters, coordinators, transporters, and all the precious Goldens to come in 2020! Love to all on this Holiday Season and throughout the year.
Jay, Kobe, & Willie Hanson and their Hoomans
For all of the Goldens that are with us and those who are not. Love, Grace Kaylie, Stella, and Harley
Steve & Kathy Clark
In loving memory of Buddy.
From The Erelis
Merry Christmas from Jack. Thank you for the memories we have of Waylon and for all the good you do. Jan and Gary Alexander
Jan and Gary Alexander
In memory of Joey, my fun loving, happy boy. I miss him so much.
Continuing to help all those beautiful Goldens in need.
I’m memory of our Golden sister Molly. We miss her goofy & loving personality daily. We even miss her hogging all the toys.
Fran, Beth, Shay & Rayna Weigel
In loving memory of Buddy and in honor of Shelly.
In memory of Riley Jane, and thanksgiving for Ziva Lee and Annie Grace.
Brenda and Kristin Royal
To the Memory of Shadow & Claire who we still miss every day.
In celebration of Grayson who became part of our tribe over 10 years ago.
Thanks to GBGRR for Preston aka Colt.
Anita Kittridge & Preston
Our sweet Oakley is 11 years old (on the right) and has been with us for 10 years! He’s as spunky as ever and is the sweetest, funniest and most gentle golden. We are so grateful to GBGRR for bringing him into our lives!
Elizabeth & Bobby Poirrier
In memory of my beautiful Haileyand all the beautiful goldens that fill our hearts and lives.
From our boys- Jack and Lucas
In celebration of Bear, who has been with our family almost a year now!
From the Nortons
In loving memory of Remy, FKA Powell and compliments of our boy Rory, FKA Merlin, who both went on to be Therapy dogs active in reading to kids programs. Thank-you all for everything you do for these amazing doggos!
Esther & Joe Melnik
Thank you for the wonderful volunteers at GBGRR, I pray the goal is met so they can continue saving these precious dogs. I can’t believe I’ve had Shiloh almost 3 years, she has been so adaptable during the three moves I’ve had to make due to hurricane Harvey. Love this girl!!!
Happy Holidays from Charlie and his furever home family.
In memory of Gus and Sweet Pea. In honor of all the Golden Beginnings Volunteers.
Have a Golden Christmas from Caleb & Sutter
Gary & Jack
In honor of all the Goldens saved by GB and the amazing teams that work to save them
In honor of Lauri Neale.
In memory of Lady Bearden. She loved her W’s and was a wonderful companion for my friend.
In memory of Abby.
In loving memory of my Lady. She brought more joy, love and happiness than words could ever express. I miss you every minute of every day my sweet girl. I love you!!!
In Memory of Rambo, Quigley and Cora
In loving memory of our Sweet Lewis who made a huge difference in our lives. Thank you for always being such a good friend, Lew. Run free with Ginger and Hershey, and we’ll see you all again one day.
In loving memory of Ginger and Hershey, who were rescued by the wonderful volunteers at GBGRR. We are so grateful for the time we were blessed to have with both of them. Run free sweet doggies!
Jason & Andrea Wagner
In honor of Red and in memory of Smitty & Wesley
We have been so blessed with Tucker and Chase from GBGRR and love how they complete our family!
Kristin & Mike Silliman
In honor of our current pups Bella, Starbuck and Rusty and in memory of all our special pups that have crossed over Rainbow Bridge.
From the Martins
In memory of Sammy Sue and Jake Ekland!!!
Thanks to GRR for bringing us Lizzie
Stephen J Marvin
In loving memory of Maxi boy, our gentle giant. We miss you dearly.
Thanking everyone at GBGRR for caring for Max and Lenny and for bringing them into our lives.
Stanley, Frances & Lenny
In honor of the Golden Beginnings’ transport volunteers.
Donna and Annie Rudolph
In loving memory of Bailey, Rusty and Bogart – all GBGRR dogs. You are dearly missed. In honor of the wonderful GBGRR volunteers – thank you!
Harper and Jake Eanes
In honor of my friend Lisa Bailey and her son, Tanner, for helping with many transports with me for GBGRR. Their girl, Sophie, was Max’s best friend and, soon, she will be Boone’s, too! B
For Calvin. Sending hugs and prayers for your continued progress. Thanks to your foster parents for their love and care and gbgrr.
From Sally & Denis Oliver
In memory of Ava (our gbgrr) and our other goldens’ Alex, Hunter I and Hunter II who blessed our lives and gave us wonderful memories that will always be with us.
From Sally & Denis Oliver
In memory of my sweet golden angel, Henri
With love to all the golden angel lovers and the goldens they love!
From Candy & Jerry to the one we loved and lost, Reggie
Remembering our sweet Angel with an angel on the tree
From Luke Benavides
In memory of Chelsea and Val – our golden buddies. Grateful you came into our lives.
The Browning Family
In loving memory of our beloved Jewel. Merry Christmas to all the wonderful Golden rescuers!
Randy Hollon and Paula Winslow
Merry Christmas from our sweet boy, Trooper. He has given us so much joy over the past 8 years.
From the Volf family – Trooper, Ted, Char
Holiday blessings to all.
From Judy and Ed and the golden kids…Murphy, Drummer, Maddie, Finn, and Trooper
Merry Christmas and thank you to all the Golden Beginnings volunteers from the Tyson family and our Golden Beginnings alum Patti.
The Tyson Family
Thanks to all the volunteers who help all year long.
In loving memory of our Molly. We miss you everyday.
Trish and Brad Green
For all the great work you do for these sweet and beautiful animals.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Thank you Golden Beginnings for all that you do!
The Spano Family: Michael, Katelyn, Tex and Autumn
In memory of our sweet golden girls – Abigail and Molly. In honor of our golden boy Galen who is the love of our lives. Thank you GBGRR!!
Dan and Sue Wisneski
In loving memory of Max, and, in celebration of Boone joining our family
Vickie and David
We are thankful for our Jackson, who brings us joy every day, and for the wonderful volunteers at GBGRR!
From Robert and Lyn Bowden
From Carol’s crew: Opal and Rubie
Happy Holidays from Winston – a Golden Beginning Alum.
Jeff, Victor, Oscar and Winston
To all of my beautiful Goldens who have gone before me… Shana, Country, Wendy, Katy and Maddie! May I be worthy to meet them again! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for all your hard work!
In honor of the volunteers of this organization who give so tirelessly and selflessly for the well being of our Goldens in need.
Love, Johnny and Lexi Scardasis-Finn
For Amanda and Kathy…your fabulous intake gals!!!!!
From Anne & Doug McGuire & the Vintage Goldens
What an awesome organization. Merry Christmas
Debbie & Dennis & Ranger
Thank you GBGRR for saving Sassy.
In memory of all the golden boys I’ve had over the years; Maxwell, Stormy, Duke, Harris and Jack. You were all special and are greatly missed.
Merry Christmas to all the GBGRR families from Harley (alumni) and his little brother Riley!
In memory of Maggie and Annabelle and in honor of GBGRR alums Remy and Rhett! Thank you for all you do!
From the Robinsons-Beth, John, Remy and Rhett
A special wishes for Calvin and God Bless Merrick for her love.
Charlie & Lois
For Baxter, Lucy, Chaco, Moose, and all the cats these retrievers hung out with!
Charlotte & Jim Dudley
For Calvin, being cared for by Merrick Guier, GBR foster volunteer.
Please accept this donation for Calvin, my niece Merrick’s latest rescue. We are praying for a miracle to heal him from distemper. He is such a sweet boy who deserves a chance at a better life.
I am so impressed with all you do for these sweet babies.
From Sharon and Minnie Pearl
I absolutely LOVE Goldens – my current Golden has been a therapy dog since he was two months old and is almost nine years old – MY therapy too!
In memory of Ollie & Chelsea and with love from Ryder, Prissy and Penny xx
From Zoë & Emily Weber
In honor of Frankie’s first Christmas and all the Goldens who have found, and will find, their forever homes.
For all my GB fosters, but especially for sweet Calvin
In honor of all the wonderful volunteers – especially the foster families – who open up hearts and homes to these babies.
The Murphy Family – Martha, Adam, Gidget, Lincoln and McKinley
Thank you to all the volunteers of this organization that has rescued so many deserving dogs. Thank you for letting us adopt Molly “Dove”. Thank you for all you do. Have a blessed Christmas.
Fran and Chris
For our boy Bangee.
From T and Karen Moses
For my two great GBGRR boys Sherman and Duke. “The Boys” as they are known in the subdivision.
In honor of our Suzi and in memory of Winchester and Peanut. My GBGRR babies!! The best pups ever!!
Suzi, Winchester and Peanut
Merry Christmas Golden Beginnings. Thank you for everything you do for all of my friends and thank you for saving me.
GBGRR alumna Sadie Ray
Merry Christmas Golden Beginnings! Thank you for giving so many deserving pups a new beginning to a wonderful life! We are so grateful!
Love, Tucker and Josie Quattlebaum and Their Humans
In Memory of Mandy and Flare and in Honor of Bo
Merry Christmas, Charlotte, Chase, and Russell
Thanks Golden Beginnings for finding my furever family, signed, Aurora.
Kat Mack Photography wishes you a tail waggin’ Christmas, and a wiggle butt new year!
In loving memory of all the goldens that have brought us so much joy.
For Maddie Terwelp, who has brightened our lives for 4+ years
Erlina & Matt Terwelp
In honor of Rosie From Trish, Livy and Angel
In loving memory of PJ and Heisman
In honor of Tidwell and all rescue animals
Love, The Hitch family
In memory of my truly loved mother-n-law who so loved her grand dogs. Thank you mom for the last 40 yrs. of love and friendship. We love you and miss you.
In honor of our best friend, Buddy.
Ron and Amy McLain
For Mookie, Rusty and Jack
In memory of sweet Twinky.
From Bodhi (fka Sonic)
In memory of Lilly. We miss you sweet girl. You are forever in our hearts.
Shelly, Luis and Amanda.
In loving memory of our Cinnamon
Cindi & Daryll Williams
Our GBGRR boy – Ace
In memory of our Golden angels Belle💜 Beaux💜 and Sophie💜.
Sue and Bull
Thanks for bringing Josie into our lives. She is such a love. We would be lost without her. Keep up the good work!
Merry Christmas – Christy, Jeff and Josie Mansoor
GBGRR does amazing things for the Goldens among us. Thank you!
Karie and Gracie 🐾
Thanks for rescuing so many Goldens and almost Goldens and blessing families along the way.
Charles,Michelle,Elizabeth and Emily Brown and Buck, Bella, Little Bear and Blue
In memory of the wonderful Goldies who have enhanced our lives (Amber, Nugget, Celiss, Paris, Elvis and Zeke).
Thanks to all the volunteers and workers at GBGRR for all you do to help these angels. Merry Christmas!!
Maverick, Ranger (GBGRR 2016), and Melinda
In honor of bob Kimberly and Jack Kimberly Fuller.
Kelly and bob and in memory of jack.
Abby Lynn…always in our hearts.
Mike and Jennifer Manley
Our gift is sent to help goldens to achieve their very own Golden Beginning. Thank you for all the furry friends and the families you help along the way.
From Jaclyn Goree and Dianne and Dennis Abrahams
For all the wonderful Goldens we have been blessed to be loved by.
Gallie, Nos and Samantha
Thank you to GBGRR for all that you do for all of the gorgeous Goldens!
Oakley the Golden and his four Shih Tzu siblings, Dylan, Luke, Griffin, & Meg
For our buddy Comet that crossed the rainbow bridge this year
Archie, Moose and Jack
Thank you to GBGRR for giving so many Goldens a second chance at happiness! We couldn’t do it without the amazing help of our volunteers and supporters. Thank you all for all you do!
The Neale family
“Thanks to all of the GBGRR volunteers whose tireless and devoted work saves so many!”