Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin (GRRoW)

Rescues Two Dogs From Puerto Rico

West Allis, WI., April 26, 2016

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Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin (GRRoW) recently acquired two Golden Retrievers from Love Puerto Rico Goldens, a rescue in Puerto Rico. The two dogs, Hannah and Elias, arrived at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on April 18th. They are currently residing in GRRoW foster homes while their medical needs are being taken care of. Once they are cleared by their veterinarians, they will be available for adoption through GRRoW’s adoption process.

As the amount of dogs being -- to GRRoW in recent years has been declining, other means to satisfy the demands of those wanting to adopt Golden Retrievers have been considered. An international dog rescue committee was formed within GRRoW to investigate rescuing from other countries including Turkey, Taiwan, China, and Puerto Rico. A GRRoW volunteer was traveling to Puerto Rico, so she established a relationship with Love Puerto Rico Goldens prior to her trip and met Hannah and Elias during it. GRRoW’s Board of Directors agreed for GRRoW to take the two dogs to test their policies in order to establish processes to be able to rescue more Puerto Rico dogs in the future. An anonymous donor donated money in order to cover their travel expenses. Arrangements were made for the dogs to fly from Puerto Rico to O’Hare, and GRRoW volunteers were in Chicago to meet them. The dogs were then driven to their foster homes in Wisconsin.

Donations either to support future Puerto Rico dogs or other surrendered dogs may be made on GRRoW’s website

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GRRoW is now accepting Pre-Adoption Inquiries.

While we continue to have a waiting list, we are looking for prospective forever homes with the following: Fenced in yards, families able to address and pay for dog with medical / behavioral needs, and families willing to adopt older dogs, specifically ages 7-11.

Please take the time to read through our adoption policies & faq's. Links provided below.


GRRoW's Mission:

  • To encourage and promote responsible dog ownership and to reduce the abuse and neglect of all Golden Retrievers through rehabilitation and adoption.
  • To do all in our power to assure the humane treatment of Golden Retrievers and to accept unwanted Golden Retrievers, care for them medically, spay/neuter and rehabilitate them and place them in caring homes.
  • To educate the public in responsible dog ownership to include proper health, spay/neutering, nutrition, training and good canine citizenship.
  • To discourage unwanted or careless breeding practices and promote humane care for all dogs.
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