Thursday, April 23, 2009

GBGRR's adoption team

GBGRR's adoption team: standing from left Glenn, Randy, Bruce, Margaret, Mike; bottom row from left, Lynn, Gina, Robin, Jennifer, Erica and Pam.
It's true that it takes more than a few people to make rescue successful. GBGRR's adoption team successfully matches families with the Golden of their dreams!

The best part of being on the adoption team is receiving pictures like these:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lisa Scottoline Book Signing

GBGRR volunteer, Joanie P.'s boy Pecos really enjoyed Lisa's book signing!

In the middle of a her book tour, Lisa took a few minutes to get some Golden love!

Golden Beginnings welcomed New York Times best-selling author and golden retriever-lover Lisa Scottoline to Houston with a standing room only reception in her honor at her appearance at our favorite independent bookseller, Murder by the Book on Wednesday, April 22, as she presented her latest novel, Look Again. Over 25 million copies of her books are in print in more than 20 countries. Much of Lisa's real life is found in her books, including her love of animals-especially golden retrievers. Look Again is one of her stand-alone novels, but in the Rosato & Associates series, which revolves around an all-female law firm, golden retrievers are recurring characters. To quote from Lisa's website "Nothing can turn Lisa from a professional, career-minded author, to a mushy, sweet-talking, ball-throwing woman like her beloved dogs."

Thanks Lisa!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Intake: Hannah ... or is it Cleopatra?

No, this is not Animal Planet's newest star, it's GBGRR's newest intake, Hannah! A sweet one year old girl who was found as a stray.

She's very shy, but is learning to enjoy life and appreciate the comforts of home - as you can see in the picture above!

Hannah is being fostered by GBGRR foster mom Nancy C. and has two foster brothers, Timber and Snoopy, who will definitely teach her how easy it is to be loved!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bear: from worried & scared to confident & happy!

Bear came into to our program in late March. He was so scared and nervous at his first Meet & Greet in Old Town Spring, that we asked his foster family to come get him. What a difference a few weeks makes! This boy is happy and confident! He was found as a stray and we don't know what he went through before coming to us. He has two tick borne diseases, both of which are treatable! Go to for more info on Bear.

This may be the reason that Bear is so happy!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Shhhh, it's bedtime!

Simon, Hank, Boomer and Reggie are ready to be tucked in! They're the lucky dogs of GBGRR volunteers Susan and Rick. Not only do they volunteer for us, they also volunteer for Great Pyrenees rescue and Border Collie rescue!

Why We Do It-New Intake: Plato

We got an email last week about a rescue facility in Southeast Texas that was having to close. They had a young Golden mix and wanted to know if we could take him. Thank goodness we could. GB volunteers Susan and Rick were going to be in the area so they could pick him up and bring him back to Houston where he could see our vet.

He has not had proper nutrition and it appears that he's always been on a hard surface. He doesn't walk on his pads and toes. We are hopeful that a good diet with proper nutrition will correct the problem.

Plato is a young boy, about 6 month old. And to add insult to injury, he has sarcoptic mange. He's being treated for that and learning how to play with toys. Plato is being fostered by GB foster coordinator, Midge L.

Stay tuned. This little guy is on the road to recovery!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Who said tug-o-war is a two dog game?

Maddie, Kipper and Monte sure did enjoy their new present from their mom, GBGRR volunteer Shari P!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

Princess Pele romping in the Bluebonnets!

Pele is GBGRR volunteers Robin and Tom D.'s 6 month old Golden. Despite the fact that she lives with 2 other Goldens and a Golden/Border Collie mix who are all older, she is the boss!

From left: Lani, Reef, PELE, and Kahuna

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Is that a cat?

I love this picture!! It was taken at Dr. Cooper's Meet & Greet in The Heights earlier this month.

Friday, April 10, 2009

GBGRR Annual Wine Tasting

The French Alliance in The Montrose

Bear Dalton, always entertaining and always informative!

GBGRR Volunteer, Erica, pours the next wine

We had our annual wine tasting last night at the historic residence of the French Alliance in The Montrose. Guest speaker and fine wine buyer at Specs, Bear Dalton, entertained the crowd and helped raise over $5,400.00 to help our Goldens in need. It was a great night thanks to GBGRR volunteers, golden lovers and GBGRR supporters!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Clover was always home

Clover went to The Booths as a foster dog, but everyone knew "Miss Happy Pants" was home to stay! She is loved!

Georgia gets the family of her dreams

Beautiful 3 year old Georgia was adopted this past weekend at Dr. Cooper's Meet & Greet in The Heights!

Friday, April 3, 2009

10th Annual GBGRR Picnic: May 3, 2009

In Goldens We Trust, created by Jim Tweedy

Only one month until our annual picnic celebrating 10 years of rescuing deserving Golden Retrievers! For more information, go to