Dear GRRoW Visitors and Supporters,

We have put a hold on our adoption application process until further notice. We are so glad to have heard from so many of you since we reopened adoptions this January, and we are fine-tuning our policies and processes of assessing and preparing our Wisconsin and Puerto Rican dogs for adoption. This is important to us as a rescue organization and to you as potential future adopters and GRRoW volunteers. The state of Wisconsin has laws in place to protect its families and the dogs that are part of them. We pride ourselves in placements that have a less than one percent rate of return, and compliance with state regulations is an important part of this process. While we continue to explore ways to help Golden Retrievers find their forever homes, we also need to find ways to keep up with the requests to adopt them. Please continue to monitor our website, as that will be our primary means of communicating when adoption applications will again be re-opened. In the meantime, please click the "volunteer" tab to find ways to join and support GRRoW to help make it even better! With Gratitude, The GRRoW Board of Directors and Coordinators

Special Home Required

After going through our wait list, we are still looking for the perfect home for Angela! Angela is a small golden mix weighing 35 pounds. She is very affectionate and loves petting and is a great companion who doesn’t ask for much. Sweet Angela is a true rescue that likely spent most of her life caged and tending to multiple litters. As a result, she doesn’t play with toys and doesn’t know many commands yet. She just enjoys being next to you, so a home that allows her on the furniture would be wonderful. Angela needs a single level home with a fenced in yard. Since we don’t know much about Angela’s history her new home should not have children under age 10. She tolerates cats, but would do best in a home with just one other, calm mannered dog, which she could learn from. Angela is fine being left loose in the house during the day. If you meet these criteria for Angela, please contact us at and put “Angela” in the subject line or click on the link below to see if you might be the right family for her.

Volunteer Position Needing to be Filled

- Foster Coordinator -

Are you looking to combine your passion for animals with your desire to give back to your community? If so, we have the position for you!  Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin (GRRoW), Wisconsin's longest running golden breed rescue, is looking for a Foster Coordinator. This important role is on the front lines of helping surrendered, abandoned, and abused Goldens from both Wisconsin and a new mission to help displaced dogs from Puerto Rico. We are looking for someone who can manage our team of Dog Advocates with enthusiasm, leadership, and meticulous organizational skills. Those interested in this exciting and challenging opportunity should contact Jackie at for a copy of the job description and more information.

Another GRRoW Success Story | Tango


I wanted to share a wonderful success story with GRRoW volunteers and supporters. 

When Tango was 5.5 years old, he joined our family. It's hard to believe that 8.5 years have gone by since I adopted this happy, sweet, loving Golden named Tango. He is still named Tango, still loves playing fetch, going for walks and swimming, although at a much slower pace. On August 5th, 2016 we celebrated his 14th birthday!! He looked so happy and proud wearing a tie, eating his dog-safe carrot birthday cake, and enjoying a swim with his "sisters" Daisy and Emmy. Tango is a gentleman to the core. He is loyal, protective, and very loving to all he meets. Through the years, we've added to our adopted family two canine "sisters" and his feline "brother" and "sister." Tango has welcomed all of them with love and grace. I know you probably hear this all the time, but he is a perfect Golden. We feel blessed to have him in our family and we are very grateful to GRRoW for placing us together. Thanks for the wonderful years we've had with Tango. We look forward to enjoying our time together!

I've attached a couple of pictures of our handsome fella during his birthday party.

Thanks! Julie

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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