annual adoption follow ups generated lots of wonderful
news about GRRI Goldens enjoying the good life -- and
some delightful pictures, too!
Here's just a sampling:
From Joyce Schurzky about Britty: "Gene Hill
once wrote 'Nobody can fully understand the meaning of
love unless he's owned by a dog.' Thank you for Britty
... I love her dearly"
Marge Smith, about Honey, who died this past year ...
"Excellent, best golden we ever had ..."
John & Linda McElroy about Kelly: "Kelly has never been
a problem. Talking to her is like talking to a little
kid. She understands so much and is very eager to
please. She is a pleasure to own."
Olivia & Bill Bergner about Tao: "You guys are
wonderful! Tao is wonderful. Thank you for
Tao Bergner and friend
Brooke Spector about Brandon: "No problems, just lots of
love for him! Perfect!"
Maureen Laverty & Michael Webber about Chili:
obviously in distress when he came to us -- shy,
fearful, would draw way from being touched. He has
developed into a much happier dog who presents himself
to be petted, likes to play and even has a sense of
humor! The change in him has been wonderful to see!"
Laura McGowan about Bailey: "She is a lovely dog
and we are so glad she has become a member of our
family. ... This is the second time we have adopted a
Golden thru your organization and like the first time it
has been a wonderful experience. Thank you again!"
Bailey McGowan and family
Robin Sklarin about Sophie: "I had a wonderful experience
[with GRRI] -- Donna and Karen were great! ... We love
and adore Sophie"
William Moore about Abby: "We had a great experience
with the app and interview process. The people with
whom we worked were professional, personable and
caring. We love having Abby in our family -- thanks!"
Rosemarie Coriglaino & Paul Hubbard about Casey: "Our favorite dog. We are very happy that you
match the appropriate dog and the appropriate owner.
Casey Coriglaino Hubbard
Abe Karafky about Chelsea: "We love our addition to the
family and are so glad you helped us get her."
Susan Sheldon about Dusty: "We love Dusty! He is a
wonderful pet! He follows me around all day long and
loves to sleep at my feet at night. The cats have even
learned to tolerate him. Your application process
obviously identified the right dog for us."
Ann & Patrick Cox about Buck:
"Buck is doing
great now! We liked the fact that the adoption process
wasn't slow and painful. It didn't drag out
Buck Cox (l)
Priscilla Lynch about Benjamin: "Benjamin is the most
wonderful dog in the world. "
Craig & Linda DiBenedictis about Sandy:
Bob & Lee Anne Harre about Brandy: "We love her
the way she is! She is doing so well - we love her and
it seems like she's always been with us!"
Elizabeth Yeager about Chase: "We are very happy with
the experience -- we love chase!! We won the doggy
Joan Finn about Sarge: "Perfect Dog!"
Sister Gloria Maldonado about Brodie:
her more & more every day. She is a joy ... and a
gentle lady. She enjoys soccer and is a good goalie.
Our gratitude for making our happiness possible."
Linda Daingerfield about adopting Ginger: "Very good
responsible process ... we got the best dog in the world
because of it!"
Madeline Kienzler about adopting Jake: "Screening process
excellent, very intensive and comprehensive. [Special
thanks to GRRI volunteer] Kathy O'Connor."
Pat & John Hannigan about Prosper: "We absolutely
are thrilled and love Prosper so very much!"
Check your mail -- your
invitation to GRRI's Annual Rescue Reunion will be
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And CONGRATULATIONS are in order ...
been nominated for a 2003 GRACE Award!
Winners will be announced at the Golden Retriever
National Specialty in October.
On behalf of the entire
volunteer membership of GRRI,
Our Thanks, Gratitude and Best Wishes to
GRRI Founder and outgoing President Judy Laureano,
together with her husband Ray, will soon be moving to
At a recent
luncheon, GRRI volunteers presented Judy with a commemorative quilt
that featured great photos of 12 GRRI Goldens:
Jack Unger, Molson McFadden, O'Hara McFadden, Nikko
Knapp, Chase Yeager, Jagger, Chloe Smith, Rocky/Shane,
Max Petrocelli, Jesse Danner, Alice Russell, and Ernie
Lucky for us, Judy will still remain active within GRRI!
Natural Flea, Tick, Mosquito, & Fly Repellent
Ingredients are full strength oils (available in health
Tea Tree Oil Rosemary Oil Sage Oil
Peppermint Oil Sweet Orange Oil Eucalyptus
Citronella Oil Pine Needle Oil
Mix 4-6 drops of each oil with 32 oz of a high
quality natural ingredient dog shampoo. Bathe the dog as
Mix 2-3 drops each with 16 oz water in a spray bottle.
Shake well before each application and spray light over entire body.
This recipe is the courtesy of Diane Makinney of Mid
Florida GR Rescue.
A Sad Farewell
and much loved GRRI friend of
Pat & Frank Lawler
Maggie, adopted and much loved GRRI friend of
GRRI Volunteer Nancy Hughes
Natalie, adopted and much loved GRRI friend of Kara, Peter & Brian
Max, adopted and much loved GRRI friend of Brandii & Rob Lacey
Foster, beloved golden of GRRI Volunteer Kathy O'Connor
Bear, beloved golden of GRRI Volunteer Ruth Osman