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


Another GRRoW Success Story | Tango

Hi GRRoW,

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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