Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Just a short note to follow up on Jenny. When we were at Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) on Sunday, 11 year old Jenny arrived from Steamboat Springs, CO. Jenny was terribly underweight, she made anorexic look good. When we tried to feed her she would not eat, she would drink water but not take food. We tried treats and she turned those down as well.

She made a trip to the GRRR vet for a physical. She has large tumors on her throat, on her thyroid. Cells were taken to determine the type of tumors she has. Her weight problem is likely hyperthyroid, caused by the tumors. Today she will visit a specialist to see what can be done and if the tumors can be removed. Her ears were a mess and were cleaned, and she had a nice warm bath.

Meanwhile her foster mom is committed to spoiling her rotten. Jenny will have lots of love and attention, plus a warm home and a soft bed while she waits for the diagnosis. Jenny has touched everyone she has met, she is gaining a huge fan club. Keep your paws crossed for Jenny.

Jenny is an example of what is happening in the rescue arena. More people are surrendering their much loved pets when faced with major veterinarian bills. Meanwhile rescues are under pressure to provide more medical care in a time of shrinking donations. At the current rate, Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) will likely re-home over 400 this year. More of these have medical problems, more of them need extended foster care to recover before they are ready for new homes. Thanks to all of our donors and our volunteer staff, we are still providing homes and medical care to all Golden's, and many others through our "Honorary Golden" program. Our goal is to prevent any Golden, such as Jenny, from having to sleep on concrete or see the world through chain link. If you can help with a donation, visit www.goldenrescue.com and leave a tax deductible donation on-line. If you can take in a foster, help transport or even just help walk dogs or clean kennels, contact your local rescue organization, they need your help. Volunteering does not cost you anything, but it makes a huge difference in a Golden life.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. I hope Jenny gets well. I have a giant (and still growing) cancerous thyroid tumor that can't be removed. Other than sometimes getting a little out of breathe, I don't let it slow me down though. Tell Jenny that I'm sending lots of positive Border Collie energy to her.


  2. Hey Mogley,
    We're all praying to DOG for Jenny. We sure hope that she is OK and gets better soon. Thank you to here foster mom for taking good care of her. If you don't mind, we're gonnan plagerize your blog part about donations and use it for Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, the shelter that we work with
    - TBH&K