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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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Kristal Davis

Kristal first met Golden Rescue when she submitted an adoption application. Luckily for us, Kristal was impressed with the process and the volunteers she met while adopting Charlie #3517 from Cairo. Before and after Charlie’s adoption, Kristal had lots of questions so she got to know a number of volunteers, who helped her through this brand-new experience. She loved seeing...

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Golden Angels Hycinth Gomez

Hycinth grew up in India where strays abounded on every street corner ~ some fighting, some looking for food, some hurt or physically abused. It was such a normal sight to her that she and her family became immune to it. Her family adopted Tulo #2273 two years ago and ‘Tulo’ stands for Trusting, Unconditional, Love, Overflowing. Getting to know...

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Golden Angels Debbie Browning

Debbie has been a Golden angel for almost 25 years. With her first Golden, Monaco, and her successor, Chablis, Debbie has volunteered extensively at GR events including The Sportsman Show, Royal Winter Fair, Woofstock, Dog Days of Scugog…to name just a few. As well as spreading the word on responsible pet ownership whenever she can, Debbie also helped sell Wishbone...

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Golden Angels Nancy Boggis

After her daughter moved out and got married, Nancy was looking for something worthwhile to occupy some of her new-found time. She was already busy with her volunteer work with CNIB and her guide dog training but started doing research to find an altruistic organization that centered around dogs and, lucky for us, she found Golden Rescue. Nancy started on...

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Golden Angels Ashley Donaldson

This talented lady joined Golden Rescue’s education and advocacy team and last year also joined the intake team, a role that is very involved and requires compassion and a great deal of organization. As a professional performer/dancer, Ashley has worked for Disney and in a number of movies and high-profile performances in the GTA. She is also a professional seamstress...

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Golden Angels Elaine Armstrong

Elaine’s Golden, Friday, came to her as a puppy when she volunteered with Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Her family raised him from a puppy for one full year taking him everywhere they went. They thoroughly enjoyed this experience and were ecstatic when he was offered back to them after two months of training, as he was not a...

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Golden Angels Dr. Scott Bainbridge

Dr. Scott is an owner/partner of the Dundas West Animal Hospital. Scott and his clinic started supporting Golden Rescue eight years ago and Scott became more intrigued with Golden Rescue after seeing some of the amazing Goldens who were coming to him as patients from Istanbul and Cairo. When Scott’s family lost their dog Kia, they adopted sweet Cleo #3390...

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