A Few Words from
Our Adopters ...
hearing from adopters, and as you'll see from the
letters page in this
issue, they've been writing to us in great numbers.
We're thrilled and hope that you enjoy their letters as much
as we do.
Every spring, we
also reach out to adopters to inquire in detail about
their GRRI Goldens. Adoption Follow-Up forms are
mailed to everyone who has adopted from us through the
end of the previous calendar year (in this case, through
December 31, 2001.)
happy to hear when the dogs are doing well -- that they're
in good health, learning to be better companions, and
are well loved members of the family. But what
delights us most are the additional comments and photos
adopters choose to include. Here is just a
From Tracy Arthur
about Kobe: Kobe is like the seven dwarves:
sweet, dopey, carefree, happy, goofy, silly, and smiley!
& Brad Slamp about Sammie: 10-year-old Sammie is
a Certified Therapy Dog!
Sammie Slamp at the
From Kathy Green
about Abby: Abby was the perfect fit for us, and
she gets along great with Kramer, our other Golden.
They are great companions!
Lynch about Benjamin: Benjamin is the best dog in
the whole world.
Griswold about Comet and GRRI: He and our
other dog get along very well. Your website and
newsletter are terrific!
& Robert Knapp about Niko: Everyone Niko
meets LOVES him!
From Julie Brown
about Goldie: We think GRRI does an
excellent job and have recommended them to friends.
We shall always be grateful to Bea Villa for allowing us
to adopt Goldie, and for her many years of service to
Golden Re-Triever Rescue.
Donham about Dante: I thank you every day for
bringing him to me!
Smith about Honey and GRRI: Honey is very
obedient and an angel. GRRI's adoption process is
wonderful and I commend them -- particularly the follow
Finn about Sarge: Sarge
is perfect! The entire procedure we went through
in adopting Sarge was professional, expedient, and
educational, and we would do it again anytime. We
have highly recommended it to others.
From Pam Patton
about Xyla: Xyla had cancer when I adopted her.
It is now in remission. She is a wonderful dog!!
From Jean &
Oran Brown about Chelsea: Chelsea is a
couch potato, but we enjoy having her!
Voigt about Shannon: When we first got
Shannon she was always scared about everything.
She is doing much better now -- she loves to be outside.
At the farm next to us she loves to chase the ducks.
Our family, neighbors, and friends just love her!
& Steve Manning about Buddy: Buddy has
been a terrific dog!
McElroy about Kelly: Kelly was very easily
trainable. She still brings us great joy and has
earned her position as the 4th "child" of our family.
Stephanie & Doug Glazer about Dakota:
Dakota is doing better than ever.
Bergner about Tao: Tao is happy and
healthy and beautiful! He will be 10 years old in
June 2002. He is perfect!
Tao Bergner and friends
Sheldon about Dusty: Dusty is a sweet dog,
very loyal and loving. We love him!
& Aldo Crisanaz about Wallace: Wally barks
when people walk by so they will come over and pet him!
Spector about Brandon: I love Brandon and
am so grateful to have added him to our family. He
is so loving!
Marie Vanderhoff about Ladybug: Ladybug
goes to work with me everyday along with my other
From Pat &
John Hannigan about Prosper: We couldn't
be happier! We love him so much!!
Margaret Jorgensen about adopting Cody: The
GRRI people are so helpful & concerned about the dogs.
It was the best thing I ever did!
Gray about Max: Max has been a wonderful
dog -- we love him very much!
Dillon about Jake: I take Jake to a
nursing home for pet therapy visiting; the people really
enjoy seeing him. He's really an attention monger!
Glave about adopting Tucker: I found the
process easy, thorough, and informative and have
recommended others look into adopting a rescue dog.
A Sad Farewell
Colangelo ... who adopted
Leeshay from us, renamed her Leisha, and wrote so
lovingly about her in a letter we published in our
2002 Newsletter. Our heartfelt condolences to
Brenda's entire family.
To gentle, sweet, Baron
... who was adopted by Lois Beck and Doris Holahan in
February 2002 ... and went to the bridge in March
beloved Golden friend to GRRI Volunteer Joann Smith and
her family ... who went to the bridge on June 26, 2002
at the age of 13