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2021 GRRA Calendar Contest

2021 Calendar


It’s that time of year again, our annual calendar photo submission time. And, it’s a big one, Our 30th Anniversary Edition! Your Golden(s) could be featured in our 2021 calendar, and one lucky dog(s) will have his photo on the front cover.

Grab your camera and your furry family members… We are looking for great shots of your dogs (and their furry friends) posing, “Partying”, naptime, being goofy or serious, enjoying a special day or holiday, frolicking outside, lounging inside, or just sporting that great Golden “smile.”

The winners for the 12 monthly pages, cover and back will be selected by our calendar team. All photo submissions are posted (without identifying names) for our team to review and make their selections based on our calendar theme, the seasons and or special holidays. It’s a fun way for volunteers to be involved, and they enjoy trying to guess which each dog is. Of course, we’d love for every dog to be a monthly winner, but we can only select fourteen (14). However, we work hard to make sure that every photo we receive is used in the calendar in some fashion.

The calendar contest is an important fundraiser for GRRA and helps us raise money to provide for the care of every dog that arrives in our program. All profits raised from the calendar will go directly to help our orphaned GRRA dogs. Remember this is a fundraiser so be generous, your donation is tax deductible. We hope you’ll participate and enter a photo of your dog!

Please read rules carefully and if you have any questions email

Thank you and happy photo shooting!

Submission Rules

Deadline for submission is September 30, 2020.

  • Send us your best shots, with a minimum donation of $25 per photo or 3 for $50. Those that donate at least $100 will receive two free calendars and those donating $50/photo will receive one free calendar. All other calendars will be sold (beginning October 2020 for $15). Remember, this is a fundraiser and is tax deductible. We will be choosing one large photo for each month; however, we will also attempt to place a photo of each dog submitted into the calendar in some form.
  • If your dog crossed the Rainbow Bridge and you would like he/she to be featured on our Rainbow Bridge page, please submit $25 per photo. It should be a vertical/portrait photo. These photos will be produced in a smaller format, depending on how many entries we have.
  • Photos will be judged on composition, quality, and emotional appeal.
  • All photos submitted for the full month must be horizontal/landscape orientation. For smaller photos, please send in portrait format.
  • Digital images only. Please follow these guidelines:
    • Set your camera to take photos at the highest resolution possible.
    • You must name your image(s) with dog’s name and your last name. If sending more than one photo, number appropriately (i.e. MorganBaker01.jpg, MorganBaker02.jpg, MorganBaker03.jpg).
    • Submit your image(s) in jpg or tif format and send to us as an email attachment to Please do not make the file smaller to email – send the original largest file.
    • If sending your photos from a different email address than was used on the submission form below, please mention that email address in your message so we can match your photo(s) with your information. You will receive an email confirmation of your submission within 48 hours; if you don’t receive one, assume it did not go through and please re-send.
  • Please do not print out digital images; we need the original electronic file.
  • All dogs are eligible. (Other family pets may be included in the photo with your dog.)
  • No humans in the photo please — dogs and other pets only.
  • Photos must be previously unpublished, non-professional images; no copyrighted photos accepted.
  • Photos become property of GRRA and cannot be returned.
  • GRRA reserves the right to use pictures submitted in The GRRA Tribune, on Facebook, and on our website.
  • If your photo is selected for one of the twelve months, either cover, or the pocket, we’ll contact you and ask for a brief story about your dog and what they mean to you and your family. Stories may be edited for length.
  • Please submit a separate form for each dog whose picture or date information is included.
  • Winners of the twelve full pages, the front and back covers will receive a free calendar.
  • Calendar will be available before the holidays.

Pay Online

Pay Via Mail

Prefer to pay by check? Send payment to the address below. Please be sure to include mailing address, phone number, and email address in case we have questions regarding your entry.

Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta
Attn: Calendar Contest
P.O. Box 7743
Atlanta, GA 30357

GRRA Store Grand Opening


After months of hard work by our Merchandise Team, we are happy to announce our store is finally open for business, and just in time for holiday shopping! We are opening with limited merchandise but will be adding new designs soon! At last you can buy a new t-shirt in a variety of colors, coffee mugs, magnets, and more! These designs for the most part are different than the merchandise we carry to Adoption Day and Community Events. Calendars are still sold separately on our website.

We will soon be announcing a fun event connected to our store, so stay tuned and let the shopping begin!

2020 GRRA Calendar

2020 GRRA Calendar - Front

The 2020 calendar sale has concluded. Thank you to all who purchased one!

Announcing the sale of our GRRA 2020 Calendar! The cover features a handsome Golden Retriever named Dexter, who just turned 10 years old, with a great backdrop of the Atlanta Skyline. Dexter was a former rescue who goes everywhere possible with his Dad, frequently appearing in photos and videos of his travels to dog friendly places, featured on Facebook and Instagram.

See the 12 stunning featured monthly dogs and don't forget to ask for a "pawgraph" when you see them around. Our 2020 calendar has a new feature, a Rainbow Bridge Page, showing some of your awesome furkids who have gone on ahead and will be waiting at the Rainbow Bridge for their humans.

Don't forget to check out our Sponsors and Partners and frequent them when you get the opportunity and tell them you saw their logo in the GRRA Calendar. You will love being able to write on the days that we left white for just that purpose. Order your calendar today for just $15 each, which includes shipping and handling. Buy four for $60 and get the fifth calendar free! Or come to Adoption Day or one of our events and save shipping. All of the proceeds go to pay the medical bills of our Orphans and Permanent Fosters. Buy several! They make great gifts! To order click below to pay online, and don't forget to give us your mailing address.

2020 GRRA Calendar - Rainbow Bridge

Rescue Romp 2019

NOTE: Online registration is now closed, but you're still invited to attend the Rescue Romp. Please register and pay at the gate.


Come join us for the best fun family and dog event in town. This is our largest fundraiser of the year. While having fun, you will be supporting all the Retrievers in our care who need your help – It’s a WIN WIN!

Here are a few of the activities we have planned:

  • Dock diving
  • Agility course
  • Lure chase
  • Canine good citizen testing
  • Doggy games (including "Pawcasso" painting, musical sit, and more)
  • Doggy costume parade
  • Raffle baskets of goodies
  • Silent auction
  • Ask the Vet
  • Doggy photo booth
  • Bake sale and doggy Barkery
  • Vendors
  • Golden Gear store
  • And More!

Rescue Romp is Sunday October 13 from Noon-5:00 PM at Canine Ranch 165 Doug Smith Ln, Canton 30114.

Enjoy the scenic drive, and come join in the fun! All well behaved dogs on leash are welcome. No Aggressive dogs please. Bring a couple of folding chairs to relax.

Drop what you are doing and go register now and save! Only $20 per family if you register online AND PAY NOW. At the gate the cost is $25.

Even if you are busy that weekend, you can buy a ticket and support GRRA.

2020 GRRA Calendar Contest

  1. Submit your bid amount (minimum of $100 for a full month) using the form below. No payment is necessary at this time; we will contact you once your photo is accepted.
  2. Send two horizontal/landscape photos of your dog(s) to Make sure they are the highest resolution you can, in focus, and do not crop or cut off any paws, ears, or tail. Look at your background - make sure there are no dirty clothes or trash on the floor, wires, etc. No humans in the photo please. We are also looking for a great calendar cover photo. The best photos are usually taken outside in natural light.
  3. Subject must be either a Golden Retriever, or a GRRA rescue. If your dog has siblings, they can also be in the photo.
  4. You can share the cost and the photo with a friend with Goldens or GRRA rescues.
  5. Your photo may be seasonal, snow, fall leaves, the beach, Halloween, Fourth of July, etc. It should be either cute, interesting, funny, beautiful or just a great photo.
  6. If your dog went to the Rainbow Bridge, he/she can be featured on our Rainbow Bridge page. Submit $35 per photo for the Rainbow Bridge. It should be a vertical/portrait photo, preferably a head shot. These photos will be produced in a smaller format, depending on how many entries we have.

    Send a check to:

    Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta
    P.O. Box 7743
    Atlanta, GA 30357

    Or donate via Paypal and indicate it's for the Calendar Rainbow Bridge

The contest runs from June 1 to August 15. Remember, this is a fundraiser so be generous. Winners will receive a free calendar or calendars based on their bid amount. Calendars will be unveiled and on sale at the Rescue Romp on October 13.

All the profits raised from the calendar will go directly to help our orphaned Golden Retrievers. Your donation is tax deductible.

2019 GRRA Calendar

Update (Fri, Feb 22, 2019) Thank you to all who have supported GRRA by purchasing a calendar. Although we are ending the sale of 2019 calendars, please follow us and join our newsletter to stay informed about the 2020 calendar, upcoming adoption days, and other GRRA news.

2019 Calendar Cover

The cover is award worthy! The photos are stunning and you will love being able to write on the days that we left white for just that purpose. Order your calendar today for just $20 which includes shipping and handling or come to Adoption Day and save shipping. Buy 4 and get a 5th one free! 100% of the money goes to the medical treatment of our orphans.

2019 Calendar Back

Rescue Romp 2018

Register now for the "Romp" for $20! At the gate-$25!

2019 GRRA Calendar Contest

UPDATE: We're no longer accepting bids. Stay tuned to read about the winners!

Sorry for the rush, but the goal is to get the calendar to press and out in time for Rescue Romp in October. We have a Graphic Designer and a Marketing Specialist designing our calendar this year, so it should be spectacular! You are bidding on a Calendar month large photo, but we will assign the month based on the photo. In other words, if the dog is playing in the snow, it will likely be a winter month. In the pool wearing sunglasses and it will likely be a summer month. We may have room for a few runners up, so don’t hesitate to bid.

All the profits raised from the calendar will go directly to help our orphaned Golden Retrievers. Your donation is tax deductible.


  • A Golden Retriever, Doodle, or a Golden Retriever mix needs to be in your shot.
  • No people allowed in the shot.
  • Only high resolution digital shots can be submitted (Smart phone photos – email the “Full Size Render” option) . You can submit more than one photo for consideration.
  • No payment due at this time. You only submit your bid donation. You will be notified if your dog is chosen for the calendar.
  • All forms and photos due by Midnight Friday, September 7.
  • Bid payments are due from winners by Monday, September 17.


Answer the questions below and submit a high resolution file (1980×2520 – 5MP minimum) to

  • Your Name
  • Your Address
  • Email Address
  • Dog’s Name
  • Dog’s Age
  • GRRA Golden? Yes No If yes, what was your dog’s GRRA name?
  • 2-legged family members
  • 4-legged family members
  • What makes you laugh about your dog?
  • What is your dog’s favorite toy?
  • What is your dog’s favorite treat or food?
  • Where is your dog’s favorite place to go?
  • What other things make your dog special?

Golden in a swing

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Lucky's 8th Anniversary End of Summer Bash, family and dog friendly fundraising event, sponsored by Cherry Street Brewing Company

When: Saturday August 25, 2018, from 6pm to 10pm Where: Outside Doghouse Pavilion and Lucky's Backyard, at Lucky's Burger and Brew in Roswell What: 2nd CUTEST Dog contest, with Lucky as the standing 1st place winner


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Food and Beer Specials provided by Lucky's

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