Saturday, October 30, 2010
About a month ago the annual Golden Retriever Nationals were held in Greeley, just a few miles North of Denver. We did not go, although we were invited. Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) had a good turn out when they held the Rescue Parade. Among things that deserve reporting, rescues from different parts of the country met and agreed to help each other.
Late last night, GRRR sent out a notice that they have received their first request for assistance. One out of state rescue is filled with older homeless dogs, and they are running out of room to help the younger ones. Because senior dogs are slow to adopt out, they do stay longer in foster homes, which keeps younger dogs from finding homes.
This Saturday night (tonight) the transport wagon will roll in from Texas with about 12 Goldens. A call went out for volunteers who could meet the orphans about midnight tonight, and take some weary and homeless dogs home. When Bella and Nala heard about the need, we agreed to share our warm home with someone. So it will be a late night tonight, and probably a little hectic as we bring a new face home after a two day drive from Texas.
Some of the stories are truly heart breaking. One 3 1/2 year old Golden lady is dying of cancer and needs to spend her last months or days in a loving home. She was in an apartment where she was not getting the attention she deserves in her last days. Another couple at 9 & 11 years old have had only each other as friends during a divorce, they were banned to the back yard, food and water was hit and miss during this time. They just want a home where someone will pet them and care about them, they are attention starved. One 11 year old lady lost her family to cancer and she is now seeking a home that will take in a very loved and well behaved lady that just needs a chance to start over. One senior lady is recovering from a very vicious attack by neighbor dogs. She is recovering well, but has a fear of other dogs and will need to learn trust of other dogs again. So many dogs, so few homes.
Since GRRR still has the normal flow of rescues coming in, these additional dogs will test our volunteers and our network to see if we can step up and help at a critical time. Great dogs such as Moose, see the photo in our Halloween party post, still needs a foster home. We also need donations, if you can help us help these homeless dogs, please go to this link to donate to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies. Donate Here!
Mogley G. Retriever