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Golden Rescue™ (GR) is one of Canada’s largest single-breed rescue groups. We are a non-profit registered charitable organization run entirely by volunteers working hard to ensure every Golden who is brought into our program is placed with a safe and loving forever family. Since 1990, Golden Rescue has found homes for surrendered, abandoned, unwanted or displaced Golden Retrievers.
Golden Rescue has no paid staff. We have no offices. We have no expensive administrative expenses. We do, however, have over 500 dedicated volunteers throughout Ontario and Quebec and beyond working tirelessly to ensure all of the Goldens in our care get the second chance they so richly deserve. One hundred percent of the money we raise goes to helping our Goldens and around 80% of those funds go to vet care and behavioural training.
We love what we do. Ours is a labour of love. Each of us has experienced what rescue feels like many, many times. It is hard to describe that feeling so we have put together the following video to capture how we feel every single time we help an amazing Golden.
Our mission statement
Golden Rescue gives
We all embrace these core values to the best of our ability: Integrity, Kindness, Compassion, Non-Judgment
We are a non-profit organization managed by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. Our amazing and passionate volunteers and private donations make it all happen.
In addition to rescuing Goldens, we pursue every opportunity to educate the public about responsible pet ownership and we try to assist other rescue groups as we believe the rescue community needs to be cooperative.
Our ultimate hope is that one day Goldens, and pets in general, will not need rescuing.
This is the most common question as people are surprised that such a beautiful, loving, and popular breed would need rescuing. There many reasons why Goldens, one of the most popular breeds in Canada, come into our program. As hard as it is to believe, we have found tired, hungry, and dirty Goldens who have been abandoned, neglected or abused. Others have to be surrendered due to allergies, unexpected moves, illnesses, family break-ups, etc. Some reasons are practical ~ all are sad. No matter their history, no matter how difficult the recovery road, needy Goldens deserve second chances with loving families. And we are here to help!
Golden Rescue™ is a registered trademark of The Canadian Golden Retriever Adoption Service Inc.
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