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Welcome To GRRMF
Come join us in our mission to rescue and re-home Golden Retrievers.

 

 

 

Healing Hearts Campaign
Help for our heartworm positive dogs.

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It's summer and the time of year we receive more heartworm positive dogs in our program. Itís always an issue we deal with, but the cost to us, to say nothing of the physical discomfort to our dogs can be a strain on our finances.

Above are the faces of some of our sweet, innocent goldens who have had to endure the difficult and expensive treatments to rid their bodies of the mosquito-borne parasite heartworms. Once bitten by an infected mosquito, heartworms grow and multiply and eventually end up in the dogís heart. This causes the dog to slow down, have difficulties with activities and generally not feel well.

The good news is that it can be prevented inexpensively. The bad news is that some of our surrendered dogís previous owners didnít pay the price of a monthly cup of coffee to protect their dog. Now we are helping these dogs survive with expensive treatments.

Our average treatment cost has been around $2000 per dog. Last year we successfully treated 18 dogs and this year we have 2 that have completed treatment and 4 more currently in treatment.

We are finding that some of our dogs have a strain of heartworm that is resistant to usual treatment protocol, making their recovery much more difficult, costly and time consuming for our organization.

Please visit our Matters of the Heart page for detailed information on heartworm prevention
and the part GRRMF plays in the lives of our heartworm positive dogs.

Will you please help our goldens become heartworm free so they have a happy future?
Their tails are wagging just thinking that someone cares enough to help them!

 

 



 

Join Us for Some Fun at the Mall!
GRRMF will have a booth at the:

Paws at the mall flyer for July 24, 2015. Click on the poster above for details.

Paws at the Mall Pet Expo and Rescue Event

 

Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Inside Merritt Square Mall, 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island, FL 32952

 

Pets may once again join their ďhumansĒ at Merritt Square Mall in Merritt Island for a fun day of shopping, entertainment, games, prizes and to show their support to numerous local animal rescue groups. Pet guests can also enter the Red Hot Summer Pet Fashion Contest.

WSBH, The Beach Radio Station, will be in attendance with their Super Prize Wheel. Guests will make a donation to spin the wheel for a chance to win prizes. All proceeds from this game will be divided among the attending animal rescue groups. Merritt Square Mall Merchants, The Beach Radio Station, and the participating animal rescue groups will donate the prizes.

 



 

Sam is our XXL boy!
Follow Sam's journey to better weight and good health.

 

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Sam is:   Age: 4.5 years   Gender: male   Breed: golden retriever   Status: available soon

Weight: Intake 168 lbs. red start icon weight in on 7/17 now at 149 lbs.
(Next weigh in 7/31/15)

Sam was surrendered to Golden Retriever Rescue when his owner passed away. He came to us weighting 168 pounds! Thatís about 90 pounds more than he should be carrying and itís going to take time to help Sam slim down to a healthy weight.

Sam went for his second weigh in on Friday, July 17th where he weighed 149 pounds - his foster Mom is doing a great job! Sam is currently eating twice a day consisting of 3/4 a cup of Wellness Core low fat kibble mixed with some raw carrots. As his breathing becomes easily labored, Samís foster mom started him on a gentle early morning 1/4 mile slow walk which he is continuing to do very well at. In addition to his outside walks, Sam loves to walk around the house with a big red Kong toy in his mouth and freely wander the yard. He actually chased a lizard the other day!

Over the next few months GRRMF invites you to follow Samís weight loss journey and cheer him along the way. With consistent good feeding habits and exercise, Sam will be a healthy young dog ready to be part of an active, loving forever family.

 

Is your dog overweight?

This would be a good time to take a look at your own Golden and determine if they should be working along with Sam to get in shape. It may be hard to tell and itís a touchy subject. Even your veterinarian may not want to bring the subject up as some people are offended to hear that their dog is overweight. They may take it as a personal criticism. But the bottom line is that we are shortening the time we have with our beloved pets if we arenít proactive in helping them stay fit and trim.

Check out our overweight page and take the challenge by seeing to a healthy diet and lifestyle for your dog. We only ask that you are careful regarding our Florida summertime heat if you plan more outdoor activities with your dog.

Good luck to everyone and let us know your results and thoughts on our Facebook page.

 

Be sure to visit our Available Goldens page for additional photos and updates on Sam.

If you can't adopt at this time, please consider making a donation in support of these loving Goldens
while they wait for their special family.

 

 



 

 

Meet Our Boy Biscuit
Biscuit is looking for that special family of his very own.

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Biscuit is:   Age: 10 years   Gender: male   Breed: golden retriever mix   Weight: 75 lbs.   Status: available

Our gentle senior Biscuit, with his smiling face and one floppy ear, has learned that he has an ear for music, thanks to his foster Mom who gives harp instructions. Biscuit happily greets the students as they arrive, receives his love pats and then retreats to the music room to listen.

Biscuit has good social skills with other dogs and shows no anxiety to thunderstorms. He is a Velcro boy who loves attention but will patiently rest nearby and wait for his cuddle time. Biscuit came to GRRMF when his owner, who nurtured him from a pup, had to be transferred to a medical facility. He was lovingly raised with good house manners and social skills that you will see through his charming personality.

Although Biscuit takes Rimadyl for his knee arthritis, it does not slow him down. He enjoys a good game of catch and taking long walks so he can play "Deputy Dawg" with his nose sniffing happily over the ground. Biscuit will greet you at the door with his huge smile and happy "talking". He is saying he is so happy to see you and ready to capture your heart. Are you ready to find a place in your heart for sweet Biscuit?

Be sure to click on all my pictures for a better look at me and read more about me on the Available Goldens page.

Biscuit Mccoy hanging out in the music room.   Biscuit Mccoy resting between the harps.   Biscuit Mccoy sitting for his treat before music lessons start.   Biscuit Mccoy resting between the harps.   Biscuit Mccoy resting on the cool hallway tile.

Visit our How to Adopt page for additional information on our adoption process and application information.

Visit our Available Goldens page for additional Golden Retrievers looking for their new families. 

If you can't adopt at this time, please consider making a donation in support of these loving Goldens
while they wait for their special family.

 

 



 

Meet Fergie Josie
Fergie would love to settle in with a family of her very own.

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Fergie is:   Age: 6 years   Gender: female   Breed: golden retriever mix   Weight: 45 lbs.   Status: available

A day in the life of Fergie.

Talk about a dogís life Ė Fergie is now headed for a wonderful life after being found at a shelter and rescued by GRRMF. Fergie starts her day when her foster dad rises and she stretches from her big foam bed. She spends part of the day resting on the couch watching TV with her foster family until itís time for a walk or ride in the car. These are Fergieís two top fun things next to eating and snuggling with her humans!

Fergie does have some challenges as she struggles with trusting other dogs and reacts to them on walks and in her space. She is getting help to work through these fears through the support of positive reinforcement training and her foster home care. She is cautious when going outside and seems to notice when anything has changed and approaches it carefully. But once comfortable in the backyard, she will chase squirrels and lizards, but hasnít caught one yet! Fergie loves car trips and rides very well in the car; she will sit and watch everything going on. But itís so exhausting that when she comes home Ė itís time for a rest! Fergie has many toys but prefers the fabric ones. Her foster family have a pool but Fergie hasnít tested the waters yet.

Fergie has very good manners and doesn't bark, chew furniture or counter surf. There isn't any running or going wild through the house either. She knows a few commands and is housebroken. After a day of taking care of her humans and making sure she is always available for petting, its dinner time and bed.

As Fergie drifts off to sleep on her comfy bed she dreams of a day when she can wake with her new forever family and spend the day with them, snuggling on the couch watching TV, driving around town, going for walks and in general leading a dogís life! Are you the person who has an open heart to love Fergie and offer her a wonderful life ahead?

Be sure to click on all my pictures for a better look at me and read more about me on the Available Goldens page.

Fergie sitting in front of the sofa.   Fergie resting on the sofa with her blue lamb toy.   Fergie posing for the camara on the sofa with her blue lamb toy.   Fergie looking into the camara from her special sofa spot.   Fergie sleeping on the sofa.   Fergie by the pool.

Visit our How to Adopt page for additional information on our adoption process and application information.

Visit our Available Goldens page for additional Golden Retrievers looking for their new families. 

If you can't adopt at this time, please consider making a donation in support of these loving Goldens
while they wait for their special family.

 

 



 

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