of Rescue Dogs
Gotcha Date: 09/02/09
Adopted By: George &
Bruno came into our world on September 2nd,
2009. He is the most beautiful and most affectionate Golden
we have had and the name just didn't fit. We tried calling
him Brunie but George kept calling him Bernie by mistake.
So Bernie he is and we love him so very much.
When Bernie came home with us, he was
instantly right at home. He got through the holidays with
ease, just loving all the people coming and going. In
February, he went on vacation with us and was the perfect
guest at our hotel. Bernie and his Mom passed the days
walking and playing in the snow and meeting new people while
his Dad took care of business. He has been on a few other
short vacations with us and is the easiest dog we have ever
traveled with, both in the car and out. He just loves
people even if they are strangers. GRRI-NJ made a perfect
match when it came to Bruno and the Benders.
Gotcha Date: 10/30/09
Adopted By: John & Barb Ready
Mac came into our life October 30th,
2009. We now have some idea of what a 'whirling dervish'
is. His full name is “Mac you little rat fink drop that and
come back here.” He had been living in a condo, spending
his days and nights in a crate with only potty breaks to go
across the parking lot to use the grass area. His previous
owners weren’t sure why he had so much energy. At night
though he’s just a big snuggle bunny on the couch and our
Mac has been to Obedience 1 and 2 and
Agility but we are still working on his leash manners and
the fact that he can not play with every dog he meets.
Mac had a great time at Goldstock this
year, and can’t wait until next year when he can go in the
'house on wheels' (RV) again.
Mac loves his new brother JT and the
two of them play just about 24/7 – of course the back yard
now looks like a NASCAR track.
A big thanks to Rescue for letting him
join our family.
Adopted By: Steve Stern & Fredda
We call her “Abby, the Amazing Wonder
Dog”, and not just because she's got her own Facebook page
and is on target to break the Guinness record for napping.
No, we call her a wonder dog because
everyone she meets wonders, “How can I find myself one of
From the moment we picked her up at
foster Mom Lynda Neff's home last December, Abby has woven
her way into our lives – and our hearts. Among her biggest
fans is our 2-year-old grandson Michael, whose earliest
words included “Aah-bee” as he followed her devotedly around
Life without Abby? It would go on, but with considerably
Gotcha Date: 12/31/09
Adopted By: The Scavone Family
Bear was dropped off at a shelter in
South Jersey where he was immediately rescued by a shelter
technician who recognized him as a Golden and contacted GRRI.
Bear was only eight months old and a big boy of 75 pounds
when the Scavone Family received a call from the Neff Family
(his foster parents) to come and meet him.
On New Year's Eve 2009, Bear came to
his forever home. Ever since that day, Bear has been our
big love bug.
He enjoys long walks, chasing balls at
the dog park, and just hanging out with his forever family!
Gotcha Date: 06/04/10
Adopted By: The Scafaria Family
Cherry is a beautiful 7-year-old golden
whose interests include swimming, playing with her puppy
friend, and sleeping in the kids' beds. We met her in
June as Harriett, but the kids had trouble remembering that
name, so she's now known as Cherry.
Cherry came into our lives after her
family had to relocate and couldn't bring her along. She
reminded us of our prior golden, Merlin, who we lost to
cancer last year, and the timing was perfect for us to fall
in love again. Isn't she beautiful?!
Gotcha Date: 07/26/10
Adopted By: John & Barb
JT just turned 2 in
August. His full name is JT Sugar Bear.
He and his brother Mac
are like long lost litter mates. From the moment they laid
eyes on each other, they have been the best of friends. He
loves to play bitey face and chase his brother through the
back yard. The only draw back is when he decides he wants
to play bitey face with Mac on our bed at 4:00 am.
JT also got his first
Goldstock experience this year and loved swimming in the
lake – only problem is that he leaves his brain on the shore
line. He’s almost as deranged as Rocky Walter when he saw
the lake ... almost but not quite.
He’s an absolute joy and
we can spend hours watching him chase his brother Mac in the
back yard. The flowers are taking a beating, but it’s worth
Thank you to Rescue for
allowing us to adopt him.
Gotcha Date: 12/13/09
Adopted By: Sue Mollica
& Bobbie Greco
Bridge Date: 09/26/10
My name is Chase, but my
friends, family and adoring fans know me as “Weebs”. I was
always a little wobbly, and Mom used to say “Weebles wobble
but they don’t fall down!” I’m sorry I couldn’t be here
today, but God had other plans for me – as my human cousin
Alexis says, He needed me for some special mission. I
earned my wings last Sunday, and now I am a bright shining
star in the sky – don’t forget to look for me!
I came to my forever
home at 15 years young and celebrated my 16th
birthday with my Moms and Golden brothers and sister in
July. It was so much fun… we had cheeseburgers and ice
cream! When I was adopted, they said I only spoke French…
Mom said I really spoke “cookie”! I remember when Mom first
came to visit me at my foster Mom Jean’s home she brought
some cookies – my expert sniffing nose found the bag and I
snatched the cookies right out of her hand! It was love at
first sight … for both of us! I had a wonderful almost 10
months. I loved to eat (Mom says I had a clock in my tummy
that told me when it was supper time!), and I loved to sleep
on my comfy beds. I even got to lounge by the pool!
Everyone loved my big feet and my cute face and how I kissed
on command. My Moms love me so much… it felt like I had
been home with them forever!
Even though my furry
self is no longer here, I am with my Moms every day and I
feel their love … and my love goes with them too. I know I
will be reunited with them someday … my real forever
family. But until then, I patiently wait for them at the
Bridge with the others …