Monday, May 25, 2009

Buenos Dias Chica!

Rescue is not limited to the United States and we at GBGRR are proud to partner with SAMM (Save a Mexican Mutt), a dog rescue and adoption organization in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.

In September, 2008, we received a call from SAMM that they had a young female and asked if we could take her into our program. Transport from Mexico to Houston was arranged and the young blond beauty soon found herself the newest GBGRR intake. She was fostered by Margaret and Bruce who quickly realized that she didn't understand English! Fostermom Margaret could only get the pups' attention by calling her "Chica". Fast forward to present day: "Chica" is now known as Emma. She has graduated from obedience training and has passed her Canine Good Citizen test. A permanent addition to Margaret and Bruce's home, Emma lives with two other Goldens (both are GBGRR alum) and two cats. She's a joy to be around and is often seen at GBGRR Meet and Greet Adoption Days.

Jasper (left), Indy, and Emma (right) ... now that is a good "sit"!

Bruce and Margaret have fostered 14 dogs, 11 of them Heartworm positive and have volunteered with GBGRR for almost 4 years. The both currently volunteer on the adoption team.

Margaret, Emma, and Bruce at a GBGRR Meet and Greet Adoption Day

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's a boy!

Introducing Bailey, the newest member of the GBGRR family! Recently adopted by foster volunteers, Linda and Chuck, this gorgeous 4-month old made his public debut at the Urban Market this past Sunday. This lucky boy joins fellow Goldens Abby and Stryker in a house full of love and fun! Linda and Chuck waited over 11 months for a young male that would be a good fit into their family and it's safe to say that he was worth the wait!

Bailey, practicing his calendar pose. Something tells us, that he's already seen himself in the mirror!

Recently, Linda and Chuck fostered Lucy a one year old with mange. It took over two months to nurse her back to health, but she is now on the road to recovery and has now gone to her forever home!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dog tired: Another successful Urban Market!

Dublin was dog tired after a day of meeting and greeting the public.

Today was another successful Urban Market thanks to the many volunteers who make this group so great! We spent hours talking about our favorite subject: Golden Retriever Rescue! The Urban Market is a great venue for spreading the word about rescue and we are always touched by the generosity of its patrons.

Dublin always finds the cute girls!

Adoption team members, Glenn and Lynn P.'s Goldens, Tristan (left) and Tinkerbell.

The next Urban Market is in November - see you then!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hank's Lawn Service

Not all Goldens can be trusted with a riding lawn mower, but Hank appears to have mastered the machine and has started accepting new clients! In this photo, he proudly sports his GBGRR hat. Adopted by GBGRR volunteers, Susan and Rick in December, 2007, Hank is also working on a vegetable garden and his proud family has promised to send more pictures soon!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Only 7 more days...

Only 7 more days until The Urban Market - THE High End Outdoor Antiques Market in Houston! GBGRR is honored to be invited back - 0ur February debut at the Urban Market was a HUGE success and we are looking forward to another event where we get to meet other Golden lovers and spread the word about rescue. For more information about the Urban Market and to get directions, go to:

Here are a couple of pictures from the February, 2009 Urban Market:

Reef (above) poses with a fan. The crowd loved our Goldens!

Volunteer Linda B.'s boy, Cody poses for a photo wearing his GBGRR vest (made by the talented Robin D.). Little did we know, but a Houston Chronicle photographer thought Mr. Cody looked handsome, too and his photo was in the paper the next day. After his newspaper debut, we've heard rumors that Cody is looking for an agent in Hollywood! We wouldn't be surprised at all if he went all the way to the big screen;-)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Winston: the best dog that was ever put out on the side of the road

Winston, beloved Golden of GBGRR volunteers Jackie and Gene O., went to the bridge today. He was 12 years old. Rescued in 2002, Winston was found wandering on the shore of Lake Conroe, his head was swollen and the vet believed he had been hit by a car. His eyes and ears were infected. He had horrible entropia and had to have surgery on his eyes for that. Once he was healthy, GBGRR had him neutered and started him on his heartworm treatment. We was adopted by Jackie and Gene. His favorite thing was sleeping, followed by barking at the neighbor dogs and people passing by. He was happiest at 5PM because that was dinner time! At 9:30 pm each night, Jackie’s husband, Gene would be relaxed in the recliner. Winston would come up to get his back rubbed by moving up and down against Gene's feet.

Winston will be very missed by his family, his foster mom, Cil and the entire GBGRR family.