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Testimonials for Mission of Love

Testimonials for Mission of Love

It is hard to describe the feeling you get when you rescue a Golden from the streets of Istanbul, Cairo or Mexico City.  If you’ve been fortunate to join us at the airport when we let one of these grateful beauties out of their crate after their many ordeals, you would understand what we are talking about.  People have described it as a life-changing moment.  It’s even more difficult to relay what adopting an International Golden is like, so best that be left to the wonderful families who have adopted.

Click below to read comments from our adoptive families for a first-hand sense of what our ‘Mission of Love’ is all about and what rescue ‘feels like’.  Of course, this is only a snapshot.  There is so much more to tell, so much more to feel, and so much more gratitude to experience when you are part of one Golden’s journey to safety ~ a Golden who, until now, had no hope.

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Categories: Rescue Mission of Love

Journey To Joy – Rescued Golden Retrievers, Including A Three-Month Old Blind Puppy, Arriving Monday, November 26th At Pearson Airport Direct From Cairo, Egypt

Journey To Joy – Rescued Golden Retrievers, Including A Three-Month Old Blind Puppy, Arriving Monday, November 26th At Pearson Airport Direct From Cairo, Egypt

Twenty-four  Golden Retrievers, being rescued from Cairo, Egypt will receive the best holiday gift ever when they land safely into the arms of their waiting adoptive families on Monday, November 26th  at Pearson Airport, arriving via Egypt Air Flight #995 at 7:00 A.M. at Terminal 1. The excitement will be palpable as Goldens Laverne and Shirley, Lucy and Jacko, Bella and Cherry and Gameela, to name a few, will enjoy a new life far removed from the mistreatment, abandonment, fear, loneliness and neglect they have suffered.…

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Categories: Media & Press

Photography Team

This is an important new team we are creating as there is nothing more valuable than the perfect Golden photo when it comes to adopting, fostering, fundraising, PR, and getting media attention. We are looking for volunteers with a good eye so, photographers … here’s your chance to use your skills. A few things that are critical are:

  • a love of Goldens and photographing them;
  • a dSLR camera a must;
  • an understanding of ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure & composition;
  • a sense of fun and creativity;
  • the ability to travel within your locality; and
  • comfortable using Dropbox or willing to learn.

If you’d like to be involved, please contact us.

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Categories: Volunteer Opportunities|Volunteers

Mischa with Ryder, Rylee

A letter to my darling Miss M. ~ Mischa #2638

I know you can’t hear me, but if you could, I would tell you that you are safe and you are loved. I can only show you every day with cues, signs, consistency, and patience ~ everything you’ve taught me ~ that your life is good and you’ve been rescued from fear, isolation, and loneliness. Mischa, I promised to care for you when you came into my life and here we are one year later, going strong, you with your quirks and me with mine, flourishing in silence ~ an inseparable pack of two.…

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Categories: Healing & Hope

Graphic Designers

Are you an experienced graphic designer looking for a rewarding volunteer role? Are you interested in creating dynamic, contemporary visuals for our readers to call them to action? We’re looking for a couple of graphic designers who understand our periodic need for speed and fast turnarounds (although not all assignments are time sensitive), have a flair for contemporary design, can create and distribute eblasts through Mailchimp, and can work with WordPress (the power behind our website). Writing our eblasts and other communication pieces is not a requirement right now – content/copy will be sent to you for design – but if you ever want to give writing a try, we’re all about bringing out your best! The primary purpose of this role is to create visuals for key communication pieces for general e-distribution and our website as an integral member of the Communications team. If you have the talent and the time, we would love to hear from you! 

Estimated time commitment: 10-20 hours/month

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Categories: Volunteer Opportunities|Volunteers

Jasper ~ with a heart as big as a national park

Jasper ~ with a heart as big as a national park

He arrived at Golden Rescue with little information about his previous life, as he was found wandering lost and alone in rural Ontario.  He was an 11-year-old senior citizen who desperately needed a new home, as all efforts to locate his former family had gone cold.  Typically senior dogs are sometimes looked over when adopters are searching for a new furry family member.  It’s often heart-breaking for our fosters and placement teams when they struggle to find that perfect family who wants to wrap their arms around a Golden who is advanced in years.…

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Categories: Healing & Hope

The Golden Life of Pal

The Golden Life of Pal

He lives in a world of darkness.  He is not familiar with the people around him, the language they speak, the smells from his new home or the touch of those who care for him.  He is a baby and he is blind.  Every day is a learning experience that is not always easy, not always successful, filled with uncertainty and doubt.  This is the story of Pal ~ a four-month old Golden Retriever puppy born into the most unfortunate of circumstances that most likely would have ended his short life had it not been for Golden Rescue and the love of his new, nothing-short-of-amazing, forever family.

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Categories: Healing & Hope

A Message from Owen #2358

A Message from Owen #2358

Dear Danielle and Colin This past summer has been the best ever. Honestly! It seems like we explored endless new places to have fun and I got to do stuff like fish, swim, run, dig, ride on a jet ski, eat great food (glorious food!), and sleep soundly in a comfy bed. How can I thank you for my awesome life ~ for saving me from despair, for healing my broken spirit and for giving me hope with a second chance.…

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Categories: Healing & Hope