Welcome to Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta (GRRA ), Atlanta’s original Golden Retriever rescue organization, founded in 1991.
GRRA is an all-volunteer, tax-deductible IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive evaluations, veterinary care, and foster homes to Golden Retrievers who are unwanted, abandoned, mistreated, neglected, or left in shelters throughout Georgia.
We specialize in finding Golden Retrievers new, loving forever homes and are here to help individuals and families who are no longer able to properly care for their beloved pets.
If you want to adopt a Golden Retriever, be sure to check out the GRRA Adoptable Dogs page!
GRRA Adoption Day
Sunday, July 7th From 1 til 3pm
2340 Holcomb Bridge Road
Golden Bark Newsletter
Signup here to receive the GRRA electronic newsletter. We will keep you posted on GRRA events, adoption announcements, Happy Tales stories, Volunteer of the Month Awards and other relevant GRRA news!
Make Your Dog a Star
Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta™ (GRRA™) is looking for photos of happy, fun-Golden Retrievers for the 2014 calendar contest. Simply enter your dog by following the guidelines below and he or she will appear in the calendar - guaranteed! All participants will automatically receive one copy of the calendar per entry. Twelve dogs will be selected as Dogs of the Month and one lucky winner will be the 2014 Cover Dog. ALL other photos will be used throughout the calendar. Space is limited, so submit your photos today.
Please note that only dogs adopted from GRRA are eligible for the Dog of the Month and Cover Dog slots.
All proceeds directly benefit Golden Retrievers in need!
Learn more about the contest and enter your dog.
GRRA Paws on the Path - Red Top Mountain State Park
2 mile or 4.5 mile Hike and Swim
Enjoy walking your dog, and having fun with other “dog people” while your dog enjoys socializing and swimming with other great dogs. Join us for an awesome time taking in the views of Lake Allatoona on a moderate to hard 4.5 mile hike - mountain trails. Or make it just a moderate 2 mile hike and swim. Bring “all” your dogs and dog loving friends. The deer request that fido is on a leash. Please bring water and $5 for parking.
Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - 50 Lodge Rd. SE, Cartersville, GA 30121
Please RSVP Ken firstname.lastname@example.org
See all our hike information: Sign up with GRRA Paws on the Path on Facebook: On your facebook home page, in the search section at the top, type in: GRRA Paws on the Path. Click it to open it up. Click: Request Membership. We will set you up and approve your membership.
Help Support the GRRA Mission!
The GRRA Rescue Crew has been very busy in 2012! Even with a record number of dogs entering the GRRA program this year, we continue to provide each and every one with the care and medical attention they need before being carefully matched with their new forever families.
The average medical cost per dog in 2012 was decreased by 25% over the previous year thanks to the implementation of an improved cost management system by the GRRA operations and technology teams. With approximately 95% of all GRRA expenses earmarked for rescue dog medical expenses, these savings allow GRRA to rescue even more dogs in need. (The remaining 5% was used for essential business services such as volunteer insurance, licenses and permits).
To further control our costs, we have a great team of volunteers who give hundreds of hours each month PLUS the full time care that our foster families provide. Nobody at GRRA accepts any compensation for their rescue efforts beyond wet, sloppy kisses and the joy of knowing they are helping deserving Goldens find new adoptive homes.
Approximately half of the funds required to rescue Goldens in need comes from donors, sponsors and fundraiser participants. If you would like to lend a paw, please submit a volunteer application, become a member or consider making a tax deductible financial contribution. If you are already a member, volunteer, sponsor or donor, thank you!
The Lori Kauffman Volunteer of the Month - June 2013
Sandra Ferguson, our June Volunteer of the Month, became involved with GRRA in 2012 soon after she and her husband, David, adopted Isobel. Some may recall that Isobel was a breeder dog that was not socialized and had anxiety issues. She was in foster care for one year and her foster, Susan Sheets, was looking for just the right home for her. Sandra and David were committed to putting in the work with her and were a perfect match for Isobel. Sandra says that over the past year she has changed so much and is thriving now.
When asked what her favorite part of volunteering is, Sandra said, "I love working at the Adoption Days. It is great to get to know the dogs, the foster and the applicants. It helps the process of making great matches with dogs and applicants."
It is volunteers like you, Sandra, that make GRRA a successful organization. Our heartfelt thanks for all you do!
Thank you to Stephan Curcio, a GRRA volunteer, for documenting the joys of helping GRRA goldens find their new furever homes.
GRRA Sponsors Providing Grants & Financial Contributions
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GRRA Partners Donating Essential Goods & Services
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