Golden Retriever Rescue

Golden Retriever Rescue - Our Story

How Golden Retriever Rescue was formed:

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    Wendy Donohue and Trisha Jarvis met many years ago at their local dog training club through a mutual adoration of Golden Retrievers. While walking their Goldies one day, they met RSPCA Inspector Alison Wren, who had rescued and subsequently adopted a Golden Retriever (Hailey) from an abusive and neglectful situation. While saddened and appalled to hear what Hailey had been through, they were cheered to see how happy and well-adjusted she was in her new home. Wendy uttered some throwaway words to the Inspector “if you ever hear of another Goldie needing a home, give us a call…” not realising she would be changing lives forever!

    Golden Retrievers in need started coming to Wendy and Trisha’s notice soon after from pounds, shelters, “free to good home” advertisements and by word of mouth with reasons given for their unfortunate situations ranging from ignorance, greed, stupidity, neglect and unfortunately, cruelty. This is how Golden Retriever Rescue (GRR) was formed.

    In 2012 Trisha made the decision to move on from GRR and while still helping out at GRR events Trisha and her husband are now involved in the Show and Obedience world successfully Showing and Trialling their Goldies and competing in Gundog Events.

GRR 2019 Calendars and Christmas Cards:

GRR 2019 CalendarsGolden Retriever Rescue Inc is proud to announce the arrival of its 2019 Calendar collection and Christmas Card packs. Each month of the calendar features a before and after photo of the rescues with a story of their rescue and rehoming.
The packs of Christmas Cards feature a photo of a Goldie rescued by GRR over the years as well several photos on the back of the card.
Please click here to view the Calendars and Christmas Cards on our easy to use order form.

The GRR Story Continues...

Finding Forever Homes

    Aztec and LaceySituated in NSW, VIC and the ACT, and supported by a team of dedicated foster families and friends, the GRR Team welcome, rehabilitate and re-home their chosen and much loved breed of dog, Golden Retrievers. For over twelve years GRR has been placing Goldies into not only the best homes, but the home and family which suits the needs and temperament of each individual dog. When GRR place a Goldie into a home it is forever.