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GRR's Victorian Representatives

An article about GRR appeared in the November/December 2006 issue of 'Bark' magazine which brought about the introduction of Gail Boyd to GRR Inc. Gail, a Goldie lover from way back was keen to help, and made several trips to Sydney from Albury to learn how GRR operates and observe Wendy rescue and rehabilitate the Goldies before placing them into homes.

Dianne Hanby with husband WayneGail was ably backed up by Dianne Hanby and husband Wayne from Wodonga and when Gail made the decision in 2015 to leave GRR to follow her dream of setting up a dog training business Dianne took over the position of GRR Director, Victoria. Dianne and Wayne are a great team with Dianne handling all the organisation and paperwork involved with the pickup of surrenders and arranging foster homes as well as fundraising at Events throughout Victoria. Di is backed up by an excellent team of foster carers, transporters and helpers making the smooth transition of rescue dog to newly rehomed much loved family pet a reality. Always by her side is husband, Wayne, who alerts GRR to ads for Goldies looking for new homes and spends many hours on the road picking up rescues as well as setting up, packing up and helping out at Fundraisers.

The GRR Committee welcomed Dianne to the position of Victorian Director in January 2015 and GRR is pleased and proud to have Dianne heading up the team in Victoria. Many people in Victoria have Dianne and her dedicated team to thank for bringing their Goldie into their family because without this team of dedicated people conducting property inspections and coordinating pickups and fostering for rescues GRR would be unable to put procedures into place to find homes for Goldies in this State.

Riley Fostered By Vet Katrina Warren

Riley with Dr Katrina WarrenRiley is now in foster care with Dr Katrina Warren, sharing her home with her young daughter and Mr Fox, a cat with a reputation for being the centre of attention. His care is ongoing and he is receiving a ton of love, going for walks each day, eating nutritious meals and being part of a family. Riley will need time for the wounds to heal, time to put on weight, to grow a luxurious coat and eventually be ready to take his place as a much loved member of a family.
**UPDATE** Dr Katrina Warren admits that she is a foster failure and is now the proud owner of Riley! Updates on Riley are available on Facebook via Toby The Wonderdog’s page. You can read Riley's full story here.

Goldie Rescue Day Out...A Huge Success!

Rescue Day OutEach year GRR hosts a Day Out at venues in Victoria and NSW where the Rescues are invited to bring along their new families for a day of sharing rescue stories, having fun with our Goldies and raising much needed funds to help the Goldie rescues find their second chance at life. Foster families bring along their foster dogs so that they too can be part of the fun and games. These events which are held at venues which are advertised on GRR’s Facebook page provide the opportunity for all Goldie lovers and their dogs to meet up and celebrate the love for this amazing breed. Foster carers also get to catch up with their foster dogs who are now much loved family members. Stalls are set up where there is the opportunity to purchase plenty of GRR tagged products as well as the GRR Calendars, Diaries and Christmas Cards, not to mention the Monster Raffle. Highlight of the day is the Rescue Parade where each dog placed by GRR has its story told and receives a special gift from GRR. Check out the Events section of GRR’s Facebook page to ensure that you and your Goldies have a Golden Day Out.

Family Vet Centre comes on board to assist GRR

Family Vet CentreDr Peter Lee and and Dr Justin Clancy of the Family Vet Centre in Albury and Wodonga have joined forces with GRR and are giving generously of their time and expertise to provide top notch veterinary care to the Golden Retrievers that come to Dianne Hanby who heads up GRR in the Victoria. Dianne organises vet checks and foster care placements for the rescue Goldies who are surrendered into GRR’s care in the Albury/Wodonga region. Generously providing heartworm testing, vaccinations, desexing and microchipping services at a discounted rate the Family Vet Centre enables GRR to place Golden Retrievers in the surrounding area and into Victoria with all vet work completed so that families received a healthy new family member.

Previously all Goldies arriving in the Albury/Wodonga region were transported to Sydney to have all veterinary work completed before being rehomed in the Sydney Metropolitan and Regional area. With the addition of the Family Vet Centre in the Albury and Wodonga region the days of traveling up and down the Hume Highway will be greatly reduced and GRR’s time can be spent caring for the Goldies, not on the road. Victorians who contact GRR looking for a Goldie will now have a better chance of finding that special golden friend to become part of their family.

All of us involved with GRR and all the Goldies give our grateful thanks to Dr Peter Lee and Dr Justin Clancy and say a hearty ‘Welcome on Board’. With over 80 Goldies arriving each year into care in Victoria the veterinary care and services provided by the Family Vet Centre is greatly appreciated and very much needed. GRR looks forward to working with Peter and Justin in preparing the Goldies to go to their new forever homes.