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Laura Wilkins

Golden Angels Laura Wilkins

Laura has been helping Golden Rescue by fostering for almost 12 years.  Gracie #1546 was Laura’s first rescue and Barney #1920 was her second.  She has had Goldens all her adult life and now she fosters for GR and absolutely loves it.  Laura has fostered eight Goldens over the years including Lola, a heartworm pup.  Laura is in total sync with GR’s mission and wants to help in any way she can. …

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Jack Scott

Golden Angels Jack Scott

Jack and his wife Elsie have had dogs most of their life…many of them rescues.  Through friends, who had Golden Oscar #1945, they were introduced to the gentle, loving Golden and they were sold.  Jack and Elsie now have sweet Libby, a wonderful, sweet girl.  Libby and Oscar join Jack and Ross at many GR events like The Pickering Markets and the GR Picnic.  They also have done long-haul transports where Jack and Ross have driven to Boston to transport Goldens who have arrived from Istanbul to Ontario. …

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Wanette Doucette-Goodman & Dan Botnick

Golden Angels Wanette Doucette-Goodman & Dan Botnick

Wanette’s son fell in love with Goldens after watching Homeward Bound and on his 12th birthday, he received a Golden puppy, Shadow, who filled their home with joy for almost 14 years.  Wanette discovered GR at The Pickering Markets and kept up with our activities on Facebook, but when the family lost Shadow, Wanette and her husband Dan soon adopted Tiggs #2474 from Istanbul.  This amazing boy, unfortunately, had cancer and died eight months later; however, not before he experienced everything Canada had to offer ~ cottage life, swimming in the lake, boating, campfires, eating steak and visiting Dairy Queen. …

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Cobi’s Long Journey…

Cobi’s Long Journey…

We have now rescued over 3,000 Goldens in 29 years, there are many sad and bad stories but Cobi #2748’s story haunts us. This little girl came to us from a puppy mill and the best we can determine, she had no human interaction, love or kindness in her first six years of life except to be given food and water. She was a puppy-making machine, kept in a cage, and the only canine interaction she had was when a male came into her pen for breeding.…

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Categories: Healing & Hope

The light in his eyes was gone….

The light in his eyes was gone….

Every Golden story is different. Each Golden comes to us with their own unique circumstances. Some stories are unfortunate…some are downright tragic. We don’t know where Buddy came from and what his previous life was like, but we do know he had a difficult road back to health and happiness. This poor boy came to us with severe separation anxiety, which resulted in very destructive behaviours.  He was adopted twice and both times he was returned due to his destructiveness.  …

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Categories: Healing & Hope