If you know of a Golden
Retriever in New Jersey needing our assistance, please call
the GRRI Hotline at 973-208-7414.
Dolly and her puppies, watch their progress, and
see their happy adoptive families.
GRRI Reunion Portraits
Goldens Go Hawaiian! See the terrific portraits from
GRRI's 2004 Rescue Reunion.
GRRI in 2004
GRRI accepted 94 Goldens into rescue last year.
Male: Total 59
- pup - 2 yrs: 26
- 3 yrs - 5 yrs: 11
- 6 yrs - 9 yrs: 14
- over 9 yrs: 8
Female: Total 35
- pup - 2 yrs: 12
- 3 yrs - 5 yrs: 6
- 6 yrs - 9 yrs: 14
- 9 yrs +: 3
The sources of these 94 dogs were:
Owner Turn In: 63
- Another Rescue: 14
We assisted 25 dogs
without taking them directly into rescue. This was done
via referral to other rescues such as Lab Rescue, other
Golden rescues, and all-breed rescues.
Due to aggression, we rejected 44 dogs and euthanized
3 more. What is happening
to our gentle, loving breed?
We did not reject any dog due to medical reasons
and were financially able to provide medical care
to every Golden entering our program who needed
- 20 dogs were spayed/neutered
- 1 was treated for Heartworm
- 4 were treated for Lyme/Ehrlichiosis
- 1 was treated for cancer
- 1 was treated for seizures
- 12 were treated for other serious medical conditions
such as entropian eyelids, hip dysplasia,
anemia, and allergies. 8 of these cases required surgery.
The top 3 reasons for
- No time for the dog
- Moving, can't take the dog
Once again, online
applications significantly outpaced applications
via mail. We received 264 online
- 91 applications were approved
- 75 were not approved
- 37 had adopted elsewhere or gotten a puppy
when we contacted them
- 42 never got back to us after we contacted
- 9 were referred to other rescues or puppy
- 10 were still in progress at year end
- 3 were on hold at year end
our Volunteers, Donors and Adopters for helping us
help so many Goldens in need!
Farewell to ...
GRRI Golden of GRRI Volunteer Bob Dannhauser
Sparky, beloved GRRI Golden of GRRI Volunteer
Blue, beloved GRRI Golden
of Cathi Salvatore
beloved GRRI Golden of GRRI Volunteers Rebekah & Sam
Honey, beloved Golden of GRRI Adopters
Olivia & Bill Bergner
Sebastian, beloved kitty of GRRI
Volunteers Eileen & Drew McFadden
GRRI Foster Golden of GRRI Volunteer Gretel O'Brien
GRRI Golden of Tom Ford & Paula Hoffman-Ford
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