Diesel has found his forever family and will be leaving us this week. We are very sad to see him go; he has been a great companion in our house and has fit in very well with our golden and the kids. Diesel will be the only dog at his new home with 6 acres of wooded backyard to explore! His new family volunteers at a shelter walking dogs and is home most of the time so he will get lots of love and attention.
Gracie was an outside dog all her life and had a rough start but really adapted well to our home. We attribute much of her success to her BFF, our male golden, Jack. She has found comfort in new toys that are new to her, a bed that can be shared and furniture to climb on and relax. Her anxiety about storms and being left alone are calming with the help of Jack and some meds. She ignores our cat and has decided that the kennel is not to be feared. We can’t believe with all that she has been through she has adjusted to our family so well and so quickly. We know she was intended just for our family and we are always amazed with what each day will bring.
Ginger was spayed a week ago. She bounced back very quick and it she has not been easy to keep down. She loves going for walks and is very good on leash. She loves to chase the outside cats. She leaves the adult chickens alone but the young ones she will chase and tries to catch them. She does not go on the bed but will climb on the couch. She is an absolute love-bug. Always near us wanting to be petted. She does very well with all types of handling too. She had a cancerous tumor removed in 2012. While at the vet they found another lump in the same spot. This came back as the same cancer. Ginger will be having surgery to have this lump removed on August 10th.
Bandit has settled in beautifully. He is the sweetest, most lovable boy. He LOVES the lake and has been patrolling our shoreline, protecting us from ducks. He has claimed our bay as his own and barks if any of our neighbors dare to go out in their boat. He met our daughter's 6 month old Burmese Mountain Dog and there was one minor growly moment and everything has been fine since. We went for a 2.5 mile walk and he (and the puppy) were worn out! Thank you so much for choosing us for Bandit, I feel like a piece of my heart is back in place. We love him!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org