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Golden Beginnings Tree of Hope

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 to 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 2020, 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!

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Tree of Hope Personal Messages from our Donors

In memory of our sweet fur babies- Brandy, Molly, and Maggie.

Barbara Kelley

In memory of my Cinnamon Girl, and in honor of my wonderful Zoe. She lights up all of our lives daily! Thank you all for everything you do for all the beautiful Goldens.

Amy and Zoe

For all the Goldens past and future and their ” rescued” families!

Rich and Nancy Bills

Thank you for all you do all year long.

Karen, Rosie and Sarge

In honor of my sweet golden girl, Maggie. She brought me 16 years of happiness, and I owe it all to this fantastic organization. Thank you to all of the volunteers who work tirelessly to give these fur babies a golden beginning. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Love, Karen Kelley

In honor of our beautiful Allie, adopted in 2005, who has been by our side through our courtship and wedding, the birth of our four children, and everything in between and since. And in memory of our sweet Zuzu (adopted 2005) and our spunky Rooster (adopted 2009) – we miss you EVERY DAY and love you so much!

Beth and Mark Kellner

Thanks for giving these precious goldens a chance at a great life. We love our Samantha and Charlie girl so much.

Don and Ila Knapheide

In memory of sweet Twinky.


In loving memory of my sweet boy Rex. Thank you for bringing him into my life along with Casey. Casey and I miss him so much.

Joyce and Casey McCormack

Thank you, Golden Beginnings for our wonderful pups, Katie (was Wendy) and Sadie. They bring such joy to our lives. And in loving memory of our GB girl Kylie.

from Gary and Lisa Jackson

A very Happy Birthday to my dear friend, Lisa Bailey, who went on transports with me a few years ago. She is an Advocate for saving all dogs and fostered when needed by local rescue groups here in San Antonio.

GBGRR Alumni Boone Galileo and family

A sincere thank you to GBGRR for bringing Hoot into our lives! Wishing a happy and healthy 2021 to all.

Thank you for allowing me to adopt BUDDY, 9 year old Golden with Heart Worms. He is the best of the 14 goldens I have had in my life. He is heart worm free and living a wonderful life. I am ready for any more OLD goldens that need a home. We would love to have at least two.

Gloria Hicks

To all our golden girls who aren’t with us anymore.

The Marble Family

Thanks to all the GB volunteers and in memory of Jason, Ruffles, Jake, Clyde, Bo and Betsy, all Golden rescues we have been blessed to have in our lives!
Ann and Lou Raden

Ann and Lou Raden

We love both of our rescued Goldens, Winnie and Casey! They have brought so much JOY to our lives.

Nancy Darst

In memory of Lady Bearden. We miss her everyday – she changed our lives forever in the best way possible. ❤️ Thank you golden beginnings for all that you do!

The Bearden Family

Sadie, our Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees mix is the best Christmas gift ever! Thank you GBGRR!

Sharon and Tex Welsh

Merry Christmas to all and our four legged golden friends who bring us all so much joy!

The Tyson family

Thank you, Golden Beginnings for rescuing Max and me and giving us a truly golden beginning.

Love always, Lenny Tan

In loving memory of Max, the most gentle golden in the world.

The Tans

In loving memory of Cam Gatlin

From the Gatlins – Jon and Winston

Happy Holidays from The Pierce Family

We miss them always, but especially at Christmas….Dixie, Lily, Max, Richie and Oakley.

Bob and Jean Stolting

Best wishes for 2021, to all the good dogs and the people who love them! From Max and Bentley, the Gentlemen of 24th Street

In honor of the GBGRR board, volunteers, and fosters who give so selflessly to this wonderful organization.

My best walked the rainbow bridge this year and she is truly missed. Happy Holidays to all the dogs saved and their families.

From: the Demesones, Charlotte, Greg and in memory Doris

Lots of love to all those good boys and girls


Thank you for bringing Spencer and Benji to us… along with the fosters we helped find their way to their Golden Beginnings too.

The Pal Family

In honor of our Tex!

The Messenger Family

Thanks to all the volunteers and supporters of Golden Beginnings who helped so many of us find our beloved fur babies.

From the Matzners Marlene , Lloyd, and Carly

In Loving memory of My Best Girl, Nala. GBGRR took a chance on us and Nala chose us. From the moment she said bye to Dave, jumped in the van and we drove off from The Camp we were inseparable. We loved her dearly and miss her everyday. 8yrs was not nearly long enough.

The Myers- Kim, Tony, her kids, Shiloh and Loomis

Thank you for giving us our sweet Joey! Our family couldn’t imagine life without him! Especially his big brother Tex!

From the Spano’s – Katelyn, Michael, Tex, Joey, and Meow

The Browns

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are so thankful for Golden Beginnings!

The Quattlebaums-Josie and Tucker

Duchess’s Grateful Family

The Kubiaks

In Loving Memory Of Apollo Williams, the best boy I ever knew. I will always love and remember you till we meet again.

From Curtis

We are so thankful that even through this very strange year, Golden Beginnings was able to continue to rescue and rehome Goldens in need! So to my babies and permanent fosters gone to soon, Nadine, Peaches, Abbagayle, Faith, Possum, and Charlie Boy and all our previous fosters and those that are yet to arrive on our doorstep, you will always be in our heart! Happy 2021!

From the Davis’ – Thor and Candyce

Cooper will always be my Big Goofy Boy….There will be no other like him and we miss him so much.

Godspeed precious Cooper…what a GOOD boy you are!

Donna Becker, Terry Clark

In Memory of our rescue babies… Max, Dixie, Lily Ann, Richie, and Oakley. And for our current babies… Chewie and Charli Rae

Scott and Amanda Ekeland

Happy Holidays to all! May 2021 be full of joy, peace, and health for all.

From the Maeso’s – Patricia, Gringo, and Lolita

Merry Christmas!

Ashley & Edan

In loving memory of Sunny and special thanks to Golden Beginnings for being there for her so we could adopt her 8 years ago. After recently crossing over the Rainbow Bridge, she is now playing with her best friend Addie.

Linda and Chris Sotirake

Merry Christmas from the Akers!!
Ben is out 13 year old Golden. In memory of Maggie {Golden} and Ginger {Lab mix}

Shauna and Andy Akers

From GBGRR alums Remy and Rhett (fka Rizzo) Robinson!

The Robinsons

Wishing you a Christmas blessed with peace and love.

Jay, Guylene, Allie & Bruno

From the Strickland family. Gene, Rose, Roxy, and Patches

From the Stricklands. Rose,Gene,Roxy, & Patches

In memory of Luna and special thanks to GBGRR.

Maria Trevino

In loving memory of Stacy Holly


Thank you so much for all that you do for these beautiful dogs.

From the Goldens – Maddie and Maci

Merry Christmas to all our Goldens!

The Bilgravs

In loving and grateful memory of our sweethearts, Indy and Clarabelle.

Cora, Wade, and Zac

In loving memory of our sweet friend, Dixie

Johnnie, Rebecca, Annie, and Punky Burleson

Thanks Golden Beginnings for bringing Napa and Zin into our lives!

The Henson’s- Sara, Alan, Napa, Zin

In memory of Smitty, Wesley & Red.


With sincere thanks and appreciation for this organization!

The Graham family

Thank you to all the volunteers and in memory of our Goldens here with us in spirit.

Gary Gusick

From Lexi, Johnny, Katherine and Jeff

To our Golden Beginnings family. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. From Millie, Hoshi, Copper ex GBGRR and Graham ex GBGRR who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in November.

From the Golden’s – Millie, Hoshi, Copper & Graham

In honor of all our fosters-past, present and future

Emily Neale

Thank you GBGRR for all you do for these wonderful Goldens!

From the people Kurt and Cathy who are loved by the Golden Dylan and Cocker Rosie

In loving memory of Lewis, Ginger, and Hershey who we adopted as seniors. Each one took us on a journey of love, friendship, and hope. And in honor of Bobby, whom Anne Backus connected with us with in Feb. 2020, which was a match made in heaven. Thank you to all the volunteers at GBGRR. You are amazing!

Jason & Andrea Wagner

Jeffrey Stys

From the Holder family, Lonna, Oso and Sweeney, who is spending Christmas this year at the Rainbow Bridge

Lonna K Holder

To all the wonderful folks at GBGRR thank you for making everyday feel like Christmas… because you rescued a Golden and they paid it forward by making every day for us “Merry”

From my 4-legged kid-SKIP

Many thanks to all of the volunteers and supporters who have made it possible for Golden Beginnings to rescue Goldens in need for over 21 years.

Mike & Nadine

Many thanks to all of the volunteers and supporters who have made it possible for Golden Beginnings to rescue Goldens in need for over 21 years.

Another year of hard work by GBGRR volunteers, thank you for making a difference in the lives of our beloved Goldens. Shiloh keeps me in sync with HER schedule. Everyday!
Blessings, Pat Quigley

Pat Quigley

From Laura and Miss Butters!

Thank you for all your hard Works’s volunteers. Everyone takes care of the poor dogs who can’t help themselves. I am so thankful for all of my Golden Beginnings dogs – Angel Ridley, Angel Scooter, Brinkley and Ryder.

Liz Gregory & Brinkley & Ryder

Donating with gratitude to the wonderful volunteers at GBGRR!

From The Bowden family

The Goodman Family-Gerald, MJ, Aaron, Duncan and Peyton

Pablo Camarena-Perez

In memory of my Frat Boy Richie, who is having a party in heaven with all of the other pups that left us too soon, and in honor of Charli Rae who makes me smile every day with her sweet nature and silly antics. And to all of the many volunteers at GB who make is possible to provide a Golden Beginning for so many deserving dogs.

Jennifer Stolting

From Duke & Sherman (GBGRR Rescues) a Merry Christmas to all out Golden buddies.

Duke & Sherman

In memory of Cole. Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

From the Erwins – Mark, Edith, Mikaela, Sophia & George 🐾

In loving memory of our sweet Abby and in honor of our beautiful Anni (fka Cindy) whom we adopted from GBGRR in 2017. Thank you for all the wonderful work you do to help these beautiful furbabies.

The Chapin Family

🎄Merry Christmas 🎅🏻 Thank you to all the volunteers & staff for all that you do for goldens.

Amy & Kevin Johnson and Hannah

In memory of our sweet Pepper we adopted from Golden Beginnings. We miss her greatly. She brought us tremendous joy.

With Love,
The Kollister Family

The Kollister Family

Happy Holidays!
We hope you have a Happy and Golden New Year!

Gordon, Nikki, Cali, Darby, and Freddy

In memory of Jake and Sammy.


Thank you for all you do for the Goldens

Wayne Neale

In memory of GBGRR alumni Gus and Surfer Dude. Bonnie (who is now 16!) and I miss them every single day.

With love and hugs,

Rechelle G.

Elpida Rechelle gryparis

In honor of all the hard working volunteers who make this possible and Lincoln & McKinley, the goofiest boys who make me smile every day.

Martha Murphy

In loving memory of our beloved Molly. We love you and miss you everyday.

Trish and Brad Green

Merry Christmas

Corbin Langenberg

Gaines Family – In Memory of Bandit

In memory of our sweet, beautiful Holly…adopted from Golden Beginnings Dec.13, 2003…best Christmas present EVER! You gave us sixteen glorious years of golden love…we all miss you so much.

From the Tobins ~ Sharon, Rick, Callie & Brady

Thanks for all the great GBGRR people that help the Goldens !!

Bud Alexander

Merry Christmas from Gibson

Alan and Ginger Ash

In memory of Emily, Molly, Bailey and Murphy

Kathy and Glenn Yeldezian

Thank you GBGRR! Know how much love you bring to us all. Lovingly remembering our Sam and Parker…. the best!

Love, The Hawleys

Our sweet girls were rescued by GBGRR almost 6 years ago when they were only a few months old. I can’t imagine our crazy household without these sweet fur babies, or their “not so little” brother.

The Dovzaks- Cheyenne, Dakoya and Beau

Thanks for the wonderful work you all do, Golden Beginnings! Merry Christmas!

From Jack the Golden, Mom and Dad

In memory of our sweet Nala.

From the Barlow’s

In memory of our 1st GBGRR dogs, Buddy and Patrick. We miss them so much. Thanks to all of the GBGRR volunteers who give their time and love to all the sweet Goldens in need of new homes.

Ann & Ed Scardaville

Merry Christmas

Marty & Denny Lee

For Targa, Holly, and Lacy

Anne and Charles

A Golden Angel in memory of our sweet Sophie- you will always be in our hearts.

Anne and Charles

For all the people who make Golden Beginnings so special. We are so proud to be part of this group!

From Anne, Charles, Maggie Mae and Cody Backus

Thank you for all the work you do helping ALL Goldens. I love my seniors!

Ivy and Ginger

Thank you for all your organization does to help save goldens and provide wonderful “fur babies” to us humans. Life is just not the same without the love and devotion of a golden.

Dora Lea, Dixie Mae & Holly

In honor of Kathy Billig and the wonderful way she loves both people and pups alike.

Stephanie Jones

To the sweetest pups in the world.

From, Sammy, Gallie and Nos

For Anne B….what a selfless job she is doing for you on intake.

Chloe Moore

In loving memory of Bailey, Rusty, and Bogart – dearly loved, dearly missed, and still remembered. Thank you to Golden Beginnings for brining them into my life.

Amy Kessler

in memory of sugar bear


🌹 Rose 🐾 and 💕🐾Heidi are very thankful for their Golden Beginning. Merry Christmas, 2020!

🌹 Rose 🐾 and 💕🐾Heidi

Merry Christmas! Donating on behalf of Charlma & Garland Kile who asked that this be their Christmas present!

Charlma & Garland Kile

Happy Holidays!

Brian, Karen, Debbie, Austin, James, Laura and Bailey

Merry Christmas to all Goldens and their families……

From Ellie, Iris, and our newest Golden puppy Willow,

For Hope and her adorable babies.
A wonderful story with a happy ending for this unbelievable year.
Thanks to all the volunteers that dedicate their time helping this organization.
Happy Holidays to all.

Lynn and Murphy Reese

In honor of our new puppy Tori (Victoria) who keeps us busy and fills us with joy. Thank you GB and the volunteers for saving Hope and her puppies. A fitting Merry Christmas in this horrible year that feeds our souls and makes us happy.

Sally and Denis Oliver

In honor of all the GBGRR volunteers

Debbie Cardwell

From 2017 alum Hunter.

We donate in honor of the wonderful GBGRR volunteers and our sweet fosters.

Bridget O’Toole

Happy Holidays to the GBGRR volunteers and all of the people who play a role in saving these beautiful Goldens. Sending love and prayers to everyone this season and especially to Hope and her babies ❤️

Love – Christina, Dean, Katie and Ellie

Donating in honor of GBGRR’s dedicated volunteers and the lives they save!

Lisa and Greg Harper, GBGRR alums Goosey-Bear, Remy-Dog, our Rainbow angel Fin-Fin, and Wroxy the cat.

In memory of Bear. 2006-2020


In memory of our beloved Ollie and thanks to GBGRR for continuing to trust us with Molly and Dakota, who bring us joy every day.

The Parrishes

Love what you all do for the wonderful Goldens out there.


In memory of Lindy and Mindy.
Congratulations to mom and her puppies. You have come to the right place to find a good life.

The DeBoers

For the newest rescue, HOPE, and her litter of Angels. As I read their story right now and the immediate response by GBGRR, I am reminded of the heart and soul of every volunteer that makes this possible.

Boone Galileo’s Family

In memory of our precious Bailey.

Kim and Ross Steiner

In memory of Gus and Sweet, and in honor of the wonderful GBGRR Volunteers.

Jeff Paul

Susan Serry

In honor of Chester Smallwood

The Smallwood Family

Pauline Appleby

In memory of Jack & Blazer

Karen Lawson


In Memory of Dickens, best friend and pet therapy partner of Bill Clemons

Edens Houston

In Memory of Amber, Reese, Callie & Palmer
“Still in our hearts, always loved”

Toni & James Ritsema

Merry Christmas! Donating on behalf of Charlma & Garland Kile who asked that this be their Christmas present!

Garland & Charlma Kile

Happy Holidays!

From the Quinns and Rosie

Merry Christmas to all the lucky GBGRR families!
Sharon and Minnie Pearl

“Tex” Messenger and family

Thank you for rescuing Goldens!

Al Lipscomb

We and our girls hope that everyone has a Happy and Safe Christmas this year!

From the Porters – Lucy and Anabelle

Merry Golden Christmas from GBGRR Gilly and her new sibling, KC!

From Angel Goldens Heidi, Baron, Player and Jill

Donation in honor of Chloe who came home 10 years ago. She’s Daddy’s girl and Mommy’s heartbeat. Eternal gratitude to Cil and GBGRR for entrusting this perfect girl with our family. Eternal thanks to Chloe for being all we wanted and all we needed.

Keith, Lora, Kyle and Bree Best

In memory of our golden angel Rusty who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in October and his best buddy Remy who crossed in 2019. In honor of Bella and Starbuck who continue to give us so much joy and love every day!

The Martins

In memory of our sweet “Irish” who brought more to our lives than we ever could have imagined.

The Monks

Happy Holidays from Odist & Milo!

Rebecca & Tom Wood

Rebecca & Tom Wood and Odist & Milo

In honor and memory of our most beloved Jack and Lucas who both crossed the rainbow bridge this year. We miss them more than words can ever express.

The Licon Family

Charlma Kile

The Billigs
GB ALUMS Rocky and Boomer

The Billigs

May all your new “beginnings” be “Golden”. Happy Holidays!

The Lamberts

Love Cosmo

In honor of Maverick , the sweetest boy.

From the Srnka’s

In honor of Sophie Bailey who was Max’s gal pal when he was on this earth. Her Mom, Lisa and human brother, Tanner, were my copilots many times on GBGRR transports. Sophie is very sick right now in Charleston and your prayers would be appreciated for she and her family

Boone Galileo’s Mom.

In honor of Sophie Bailey, Max’s gal pal while he was still on earth. Sophie is very sick right now with her family in Charleston. Her Mom, Lisa and human brother, Tanner, we’re my copilots on many GBGRR transports. Please keep this family in your prayers.

Boone Galileo’s family

In memory of our beloved goldens Alex, Hunter I, Hunter II and our 2015 rescue Ava from GBGRR who died of cancer in 2019. Our lives have been so enriched by each golden and will live in our memories forever.

Sally J. Oliver

Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah !

From the Taakes – Barbara, Louie, & Bridget

In loving memory of Demo and Buddy; and honor of Trooper who brightens our lives every day – Merry Christmas

The Volf Family

In loving memory of Sammy Lee, an outstanding foster brother who helped many Goldens on their journey to their Golden Beginning.

Gabe, Stella and Buddy

In memory of Max and Buddy and in honor of Harley, all beloved Golden boys.


In memory of Griffin, Hobi, Lucky, and Leander.


In honor of Sophie

Dee & David Lawrence

Bob Grace

In honor of all my Goldens

Dorothy Baber

In gratitude for our beloved Shadow, and in memory of Alaska and Liz. Thanks for all you do!

The Fowlers

Merry Christmas from Addie


The Mukavitz Family

Evans family including Lena.

The Mattson Family

In memory of our sweet Murphy who filled our home with happiness for 12 years. Thank you GBGRR

From Gay & Colleen


This donation is in memory of Goldie, the second Golden we rescued. She was quite the Beach Babe!

Margaret Campbell D’Onofrio

The Krause Family

The Septimus Family

This is in memory of our second rescue Ms Goldie, or also know as Beach Babe!

Margaret Campbell D’Onofrio


This donation is in memory of our first rescue, Mr. Bosco!

Margaret Campbell D’Onofrio

From my girls, Opal and Ruby

The O’Grady Family

The Stephens Family

The Levy Family

The Stanley Family

In honor of FREEDOM

The Hunter Family

In honor of Fletch

The Caprio Family

How boring our lives were before Lego!! We couldn’t love him anymore than we do. Thank you so much, GBGRR. Happy holidays!

The Harveys

Always happy to contribute to such an amazing organization! Keep up the good work, GBGRR, and happy holidays!

The Schroeders

The Brownback Family

In honor of Michael LeGrande and the many fosters in our lives

Chris LeGrande

Thanks for giving me my family.


Thank you for my beautiful boy Hudson

From Shawn and Pramila

In Memory of my all my goldens…Max, Stormy, and from GBGRR, Duke, Harris and Jack.

Hank Klein

From the Grasso Family! Thankful for all the work you do and for bringing Nelson into our lives.

Nelson and Bella Grasso

Thank you GBGRR for helping bring Jake and Jackson into our family.

From : Terri Foster


Thank you for giving us the gift of Hudson!

The Rouleauntermans

Blessing to all those that help the golden beginnings.


In Honor of Tom, Rosie, Lucie, Angel and Livy and all our god brothers and sisters. Shiloh, Travis, Boone, Birdie, Max, Boone, Becket, Tatum and Belle. Love to all.

Patricia Ann Herrera

In loving memory of my sweet Henri. You are never forgotten.

From Robin

Every day I am grateful for Trudie and Candy. Trudie is a therapy dog who provides comfort to those in need. Candy is my personal service dog. My life is complete because I have these two very special dogs.

Cheryl Yetz

A gift for your generosity to those who bear us up during hard times – our dogs.


Merry Christmas. We are very thankful for our Layla.

Barrineau Family

Merry Christmas from Leo!

Jeff, Denise and Leo Anding

In loving memory of our special goldens – Abigail, Molly, and Galen. And in honor of our newest best friend Maddie who is bringing us much happiness!

Dan and Sue Wisneski

In honor of all the foster families that have saved so many precious Goldens. Love, Grace Kaylie, Stella & Harley Clark

The Clark Goldens and Honorary Golden, Grace Kaylie, Stella & Harley

Forever grateful for our sweet Annie!

The Rudolphs

In honor of my future golden retriever.
Jasper, age 10


I lost Ranger (FNA Dave) this past August due to cancer. I’ll always be grateful to GBGRR for allowing me to give him as much love as I could for a few years. See you again one day my sweet angel 😇 Merry Christmas to all the volunteers of this wonderful rescue 🎄

From Melinda, Maverick, and Jackson

My family & I have been blessed with 3 amazing goldens. We lost our first pup Baron this year; he was just the best.


My beautiful Molly was a gift from GGBR – I hope everyone who loves goldens will contribute for their continued care!

Molly, Leo, Reggie, Red and Baron

Merry Christmas from the Weber’s with huge thanks for all you do for our beautiful babies x

From Prissy, Penny and Ryder

In memory of Joey

Donna Hemphill

Piper “Let’s Go” Martin had a big attitude and a giant heart. He liked to “hold feet”, and if he wanted your attention he would put his paw on your hand and stare deep into your soul until you knew his thoughts. He had an enormous smile and grumbled when he disapproved of something. He was hilarious and loyal beyond measure. A champion snuggler, always at the side of his hooman when possible. He had been to 48 states as an avid camper. We loved him for 13 years & will cherish him forever.

Dina and Mike Martin

Dina Martin

From Goldie and Lollipop

An angel on the tree in memory of our beautiful Angel.

Alice and Roy Lively

In loving memory of Jake, Tasha, and Sulley.

From the Welty’s, Grant, Mary, and Olivia.

In memory of our golden angel Jingles. We miss her so very much.

Jingles’ Mom and Dad

Merry Christmas to all from our little Sophie! We adore this pup and can’t wait to celebrate our second holiday with her.

Sophie’s Mom and Dad

Thanks for rescuing me – Gracie

Jerry and Jacqui Smith

Molly and I wish all the goldens and their humans a Merry Christmas!

Brenda Taake and Molly

In memory of Lance and Norman

Karen and Mike Stewart

Stephen McNair

Jim Hsieh

Tucker and Chase have been the absolute best additions to our family and such wonderful big brothers to our son!

Kristin & Mike Silliman

Jordan and Casey Reed

In honor Candyce and Thor and all the goldens they foster. Merry Christmas!

The Roffs

We adopted Gauge from Golden Beginnings in March of this year and I am so THANKFUL to Golden Beginnings for all they do to help these beautiful furry ones get healthy and find their FOREVER homes- Merry Christmas!

The Hookes

The Kjorvestad Family

Daryll and Cindi Williams

You bring enormous joy to us every day.

Charlotte & Russell Woodruff

Thanks to the volunteers and adopters who give these loving creatures a second chance.

Katherine Bell and her beautiful Frankie

Merry Christmas to Golden Beginnings and Daddy. We love and miss you, Daddy!!! Shiloh, Savannah and Nanook

Pat Carroll

From the Williams’s- Matt, Jessica, Kiersten, and Luna

Wishing everyone with GBGRR a Wonderful Christmas and Peace, Health and Happiness in 2021❤️

The Brauds – Gus, Ben, Ken and Fran

In memory of our beloved Abbey that we miss so much.

From the Kubiaks

I was able to adopt a beautiful Golden Retriever from Golden Beginnings 9 years ago. She is still the best part of my life and because she was so amazing, it inspired my son to get a Golden Retriever puppy 2 years ago, not from GB but elsewhere and he loves that dog TO DEATH!!!!! So inspiration from the “beginning”, get it? LOL. The two of them play together when they are together and as my husband says, it is joyful to watch Golden Retrievers play. 🙂

Robin L Kutzner-Hesketh

Thank you to all of the volunteers who work so hard and do so much for these special dogs!
Picture is Belle as a puppy displaying her retrieving skills.

The Boxleitner Family

In memory of Rusty and Max we love you, mom, dad, Ryan, Chance and maverick

Marcia and Al

In honor of Sophie

Dee & David Lawrence

From the Mansoor’s – Christy, Jeff and our beloved Josie!

In memory of Princess, Roscoe, Lady and Abby.

From Jennifer Manley

Sweet Rusty -wish I could have made you better! I will get to love that sweet face in heaven!

From Betsy, Lily, Mia and Sawyer!

For my lovely Astro. You were such a good boy and I miss you so much.


Thank you for all you do! -Bodhi

Thanks for always going the extra mile for these sweet dogs.

Becky and Lucy

Thank you GB for our precious boys Redford and Mickey.

From the Neillies—Lynn and Andy

In Memory of our beautiful Max and in celebration of Boone’s 2nd Christmas with us. Golden Beginnings is the gift of life for lucky GOLDENS and the gift of love to all who welcome that Golden into their life.

Boone Galileo Pan and Vickie and David

Merry Christmas
Love Luke Benavides

Luke Benavides

Merry Christmas all!
Love Tidwell

Thank you for all you do!

Janet, Michael, Bleu, and Samara

Happy Holiday to all our volunteers and supporters. Golden Beginnings would not succeed without your support. I can not thank you enough

The Neale Family

Thank you to Golden Beginnings for all that you do! All the Goldens are grateful for your love, support and dedication!

Stefani, Robert and all of our sweet babies: Oakley the Golden and his Shih Tzu siblings, Dylan, Griffin, Luke, and Meg