Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin (GRRoW) Rescues Two Dogs From Puerto Rico

Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin (GRRoW)

Rescues Two Dogs From Puerto Rico

West Allis, WI., April 26, 2016

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.

About GRRoW. GRRoW was founded in May, 2000. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization fully supported by volunteers. Their passion for dogs is pretty obvious to those they meet at events, but their statistics speak for themselves: they rescue, they heal, and they find loving homes for Golden Retrievers throughout Wisconsin. For more information, visit http://www.grrow.org. Since its inception, GRRoW has rescued over 2400 Golden Retrievers or Golden Retriever mixes. They are the oldest single breed rescue in the state of Wisconsin. Dogs live in volunteers’ foster homes while any medical needs are being taken care of. The average dog costs GRRoW $1,000 in veterinarian fees prior to them being available for adoption.

Donations either to support future Puerto Rico dogs or other surrendered dogs may be made on GRRoW’s website http://www.grrow.org.

Contact Info Jackie Hegmegee, President jhgrrowpres@gmail.com