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MEET THE GRR COMMITTEE 2020


Image Wendy Donohue has loved Goldies forever and was the person who advised Inspector Alison Wren all those years ago to 'give me a call if you ever hear of a Goldie needing a home.' Famous last words indeed. These words changed Wendy’s life forever and she would not have it any other way. Over the years GRR has grown and Wendy welcomes the new members of the team and looks forward to working together as GRR faces an ever increasing number of Goldies. Wendy shares her life and home with her current Goldies, Corkie and Clover as well as the many rescues that need foster care before going to their forever homes.
Image Dianne Hanby In 2006 an article featuring GRR appeared in Bark magazine which eventuated in Di Hanby from the Albury/Wodonga area joining the GRR team opening up the opportunity for families in Victoria to go through the process to adopt a Goldie from GRR. In 2015 Dianne became the Victorian Director of GRR and is responsible for organising the surrender, pick up and foster care for Goldies before being placed in their forever homes. Dianne has also established in Victoria a wonderful network of supporters who provide foster care, transport and assistance to help the Goldies on their way to their second chance in life. Always beside Di is husband, Wayne who assists GRR by searching for Goldies offered on line and spending countless hours on the road picking up surrendered Goldies and bringing them home into foster care. The Hanby four legged family includes Holly and Eddy.
Image Mary Bomford a long time foster carer, rescuer and lover of Goldies has taken care of the ACT area for many years and has recently become part of the GRR Committee. Besides being a property inspector, transporter and foster carer to any number of Goldens at any one time, Mary also responds to the dozens of emails that arrive at GRR. With Mary’s many years of experience fostering rescues that have various health issues, she particularly enjoys seeing the dogs in her care flourish on a healthy diet, plenty of exercise and much needed love. Three gorgeous Goldens, Chiquita, Bliss and Jasmine complete Mary’s family.
Image Lyn O’Connor previously lived in New South Wales and has, over many years fostered many Goldies. After a recent touring holiday of Australia Lyn and Steve have decided to make their home in Queensland. Lyn and Steve, with many years of involvement with GRR, fostering the Goldie rescues, bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in rehabilitating the rescues and the GRR rehoming process. GRR will not be setting up a GRR Queensland branch of GRR as Bridget from Golden Paws is doing such a great job in that State. However, as always, Lyn and Steve will be on hand to offer any assistance to the Golden Paws Queensland Golden Retriever Rescue Group.