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GRR's Victorian Representatives
An article about Golden Retriever Rescue 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.
It wasn’t long before a Goldie needed rescuing in the Albury area and when Gail was contacted she went into action and it was the first of many trips up the Hume Highway with a Goldie to GRR Headquarters. Years later and with many successful rescues and rehomings to her credit, Gail heads up GRR Inc in Albury with Di and Wayne Hanby providing the support that makes GRR Victoria such a successful team. Read the full story here...
Riley Fostered By Vet Katrina Warren
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!
The weather was kind to us and many Goldies brought their families along to enjoy the day. For all those who had been part of a Goldie's rescue and rehoming it was fantastic to see these dogs, now such a big part of their families' lives. The day out gave GRR the opportunity to recognise and thank all those people behind the scenes who pick up and transport the dogs, wash and groom them before rehoming, check the web for goldie ads, donate their time and in many cases their money and all for the love of the breed. The Rescue Parade was, as always, a hit with all the goldies receiving a Rosette. Their stories of rescue were varied but their outcomes were the same. All of these Goldies are now part of loving families. People who came along to enjoy the day with their goldies were very generous with over $6,000 being raised to help the Goldies. Thank you to everyone who came along to make the day such a success. Look forward to seeing you next year.
Talk To The Animals
GRR appeared with Dr Katrina Warren on 'Talk To The Animals' in June 2010. The producer has kindly given permission for the video clip of the segment to be shown on GRR’s website, so if you missed it here’s you chance to catch up, and if you enjoyed it here’s your chance to watch GRR in action again.
Family Vet Centre comes on board to assist GRR
Dr 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 Gail Boyd who heads up GRR in the Albury area and Dianne and Wayne Hanby who take care of the Goldies in the Wodonga region. Generously providing heartworm testing, vaccinations, desexing and microchipping services enables GRR to place Golden Retrievers in the surrounding area and into Victoria.
Previously all Goldies arriving in the Albury/Wodonga region were transported to Sydney to have all veterinary work done 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.
Wendy, Trisha, Gail, Dianne, Wayne 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 160 Goldies being rehomed since Christmas 2009 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 homes.
Fabulous Day Out At Kepala Pet Resort
Many thanks to Mark O'Donnell who was ably assisted by his lovely wife Karen who organised the Goldie Day Out at Kepala. What a fabulous day out for the Goldies who enjoyed a day in the pool and plenty of fun times while their owners chatted Golden Retrievers nonstop and managed to spend up big to help raise $826 for GRR to help other Goldies who are not as fortunate. Thank you to everyone who attended!