Below, Mogley the Rescue dog and blogger.
Please share these with friends, we hope we can inspire more people to volunteer to work in rescue.
Why we Foster:
Our daughter became a foster home for Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR), she led the way for us. We always had a Golden in our life, she was raised with Goldie, a Golden Retriever that helped her though school, prom dates and saw her off to college. When she married, they went looking for a Golden and found the GRRR. We attended a rescue event with her and in 2007 we asked for a foster that would not be in great demand, we lived a long ways away and did not want to drive back and forth to meet with adopters too often. Mary said she had just the dog for us, he was only six months old, but no one would want to adopt him because he had a bad heart. He probably would not live to be more than more than three years old, he would be difficult to place in a forever home, forever might not be that long. Mary told us to “take him home and give him a good life”. Mogley had been rescued off of the “kill table” at a vet's office, he had been ordered put down by his owner/breeder who discovered a heart defect, sub-aortic stenosis, that would make him unsellable. Mogley had already received one of the two shots that would terminate his life on the stainless steel table when someone came into the room, saw a beautiful young Golden about to die, and came to the very last minute rescue of an unwanted dog. They woke Mogley up and called Golden Retriever Rescue. He began his journey to a new life, groggy but alive. A volunteer transported him from Southern Colorado to Denver where he was ready for a foster home, and ultimately a real forever home, however long forever might be.
Below, a very wet and tired Mogley at the annual Golden Retriever Rescue Reunion Picnic at the lake in August 2007, one month after joining us.
Below, a very wet and tired Mogley at the Golden Retriever Rescue Reunion Picnic, August, 2008
As you can see from his birthday photo, Jan 2009, below, he has a lot to share.
We still don't believe that they let us take these wonderful dogs, bring them into our home and share our lives, and all for free. They don't charge us for the joy and happiness that we have shared with them, they don't charge us for the love they have shown us.
This is why we foster: Part one of many to come.
Mogley G. Retriever