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Golden Angels Airport Volunteers

Golden Rescue has rescued over 1,500 Goldens from overseas. This has been a monumental task that has involved a huge number of volunteers, including the placement team, the foster team, and those looking after our supporting vets and ongoing Golden care…not to mention our amazing international partners in Cairo and Istanbul. Perhaps the largest group, however, are those angels who...

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Golden Angels Paul Rogers

Paul first discovered GR while reading The Guardian in his vet’s waiting room. Since then, he has done a number of things for Golden Rescue including joining the transportation team. His longest journey was from Toronto to Boston to pick up some Golden beauties arriving from Istanbul. Paul describes this trip as follows, “The Goldens were hilarious. They had no...

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Golden Angels Cheryl O’Neill & Brian Sangster

Brian and Cheryl are both long-time dog lovers. After losing his beloved Golden, Hayley, Brian came across Golden Rescue and thought it was the ideal time to see if he could help, thus making the passing of Hayley a little easier. Both of these golden angels help with transporting and they are integral members of the airport arrival crew. Cheryl...

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Golden Angels Danielle Brisbin & Matthew O’Neill

Danielle grew up with a Golden/Lab mix, which is when she fell in love with the breed. She was introduced to GR through a friend in 2013 and decided to start fostering, which has been a very enriching experience for her. With her partner Matt, they have fostered many Goldens and say the following about the foster program ~ “People...

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Golden Angels Janet Whitty

Janet was looking for a way to express her love of Goldens after suffering the loss of her beautiful senior Golden. She found it by volunteering for Golden Rescue. Janet has been Golden Rescue’s database administrator since 2018, entering a wide array of data and creating reports. Her volunteering, however, doesn’t stop there. She also fosters and supports literally all of our activities and is a monthly donor. Janet is a busy girl and...

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Golden Angels Bob & Elizabeth Cameron

Bob and Elizabeth started off as fosters and when they adopted one of their fosters, Shona #2231, they considered themselves as foster failures 😊 so they started to help on the transport team ~ short and long distances.  And occasionally, they’ve hosted Goldens in emergency situations. The transport team considers them to be superstars as they are always ready and willing to help. They have seen it all ~ Goldens throwing up and pooping in...

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Golden Angels Terri-Lynn Bohnert

Terri-Lynn is a retired teacher and she wanted to become a foster with GR since she had time to devote to her passion of helping Goldens. Terri-Lynn had experience with another rescue group fostering a mother with six puppies and this gave her a unique set of qualifications. In August, we reached out to Terri-Lynn to see if, given her previous experience, she could help with a serious issue we had. …

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Cathy Wiese

Cathy has always been a Golden lover. In 2019, one week prior to her 14th birthday, her beloved Golden Chloe crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Her work with Golden Rescue, which she started in 2018, helped fill the hole that Chloe left in her heart. Cathy started doing home visits and transports and a couple of years ago she joined the placement team, which she has taken on with great fervor. In 2019, Cathy and her husband adopted Charlie #3074. …

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Anastassia Duncan

Anastassia and her husband, Chris, have been volunteering with Golden Rescue since 2016. They have always been Golden lovers and their first Golden, Sundae, is a therapy dog who helps children and dementia patients. Last April they adopted Ruby #3333 from Cairo, who arrived as a weak, small, fearful puppy and is now a beautiful and confident Canadian who brings...

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