Vol 7 No 2

Spring 2005

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If you know of a Golden Retriever in New Jersey who needs our assistance,  please call the GRRI-NJ Hotline at 973-208-7414.

Reef Gleason-Lammers
(Note:  No fish were harmed for this photo!  Reef's fishy friend went back to swimming in the ocean right after this photo was taken.)

A Tribute to Joanne Charney
GRRI-NJ Volunteer & Past GRRI-NJ Board Member

This issue of The GRRI News is dedicated to the memory of long time volunteer Joanne Charney, who lost her 18-month battle with cancer on May 23, 2005. 

She was strong-willed, determined and dedicated.   She believed strongly that “if you breed, you must also rescue,” and she lived by that belief.   She was a true advocate for the dog.   She was always willing to call adopters to help them work through problems they were experiencing with their Goldens.  She worked with families undecided about surrendering their dogs.  She loved to share her wealth of knowledge with people new to the breed and to educate them about the benefits of rescuing.   

Joanne became a volunteer of GRRI-NJ more than twenty years ago -– long before our incorporation in March of 1997.  We are deeply saddened by her death, and the loss of  a committed volunteer and valuable source of knowledge about the breed.   

While her journey on this earth has come to an end, we know that a new one has begun at a place called the Rainbow Bridge ...   

Joanne, you have been spotted, and when you and your special friends reunite, you will cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.   We know that you have crossed the Rainbow Bridge together ...

Our heartfelt condolences are extended to her son,  Gabe, and to the rest of her family.

Introducing GRRI-NJ's BRAND NEW Website!


Tour the site to find out more about
 our organization, our dogs,
our fundraising efforts and more.   

Sunny Raicer

Apply to volunteer or adopt,
make a contribution, visit our store,
or read our newsletter. 

It's all there!

Attention Adopters -- Save the Date
GRRI-NJ's 2005 Reunion:  September 17, 2005

Invitations will be going out this summer to each of you.

Situation Critical!
GRRI-NJ Desperately Needs
 Foster Homes

Please contact us to find out more about how you can be a friend and help save a life by becoming a GRRI-NJ Foster Home for a homeless Golden Retriever.

Our volunteering Page also contains information about our foster program and other ways you can help, as well as links to our Volunteer Application.

Thank You for Helping Us Help Them!

Farewell to ...

Murphy, Beloved Golden of GRRI-NJ Volunteers Lilli & Tom Girvan

Rudy Friedman

Rudy, Beloved Golden of GRRI-NJ Volunteer Michelle Friedman

Buck, Beloved GRRI-NJ Golden of Ann & Patrick Cox

Bubba, Beloved Golden of  GRRI-NJ Volunteer Matt Olson

Brutis, Beloved GRRI-NJ  Golden of Carol & Buzz Ratzman

Katie, Beloved GRRI-NJ Golden of George & Doris Heitman

Maggie, Beloved GRRI-NJ Golden of Jody Olcott

Buddy & L'il Girl, Beloved Dog & Cat of GRRI-NJ Volunteers
Michele Masone & Beth Corcoran


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