We love dogs. Especially Goldens. They’re a popular breed for their good manners and loving nature. In May of 2000 a group of us banded together to create Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin or GRRoW. We formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization fully supported by volunteers. Our passion for dogs is pretty obvious to those we meet at events but our statistics speak for themselves: we rescue, we heal, and we find loving homes for golden retrievers throughout Wisconsin.

Surrendered dogs are sometimes abandoned, mistreated or neglected, surrendered by a shelter, and sometimes a loving family that can simply no longer care for their golden. Taken in by GRRoW volunteers, every golden is provided with medical care if needed and placed in a foster home. Each dog is carefully evaluated in order to match it with a new family. Even as each dog is placed in a new home, we offer support to smooth the transition.

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Our website is an expression of our organization’s culture. We hope you’ll join us, shop with us, and donate if it feels right to do so.


GRRoW's Board of Directors:

  • President - Jackie Hegmegee
  • Vice President of Administration - Barb Gengler
  • Vice President of Operations - Harold Klabunde
  • Vice President of IT - Kyle Engibous
  • Secretary - Allan Rothwell
  • Treasurer - Pam Champeau
  • Director - Ron Melzer