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Cindy McClelland

Golden Angels Cindy McClelland

Cindy and her husband Ian started to work with Golden Rescue not long after their Collie/Shepherd, Rusty, crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Their home felt empty but they decided to wait for a while before getting another dog and to fill the void, they decided to volunteer for Golden Rescue and they literally threw themselves into helping Goldens. To use Cindy’s...

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Cheryl Anne

Golden Angels Cheryl Anne & John Graham

Cheryl-Anne and her better half John volunteered to become foster parents in December of 2009 and before they knew it, they had their first foster.  Their fosters have quickly become part of the family as they almost instantly sense the palpable compassion of the Grahams.  Whether short-term or long-term special needs Goldens, Cheryl-Anne and John have worked tirelessly to ensure...

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Ross and Cynthia with Haley #1086 Cynthia and Dusty #1671

Golden Angels Cynthia Calluori & Ross Duggan

Cyndi and Ross connected with GR in 2008 when they adopted Hayley to keep their Golden Drambuie company. These two angels are tireless supporters of GR and they both help GR in numerous ways, including manning booths (Sportsman’s Show to Pickering Markets). They have fostered many Goldens since 2010 and Cyndi spend some time as a valuable member of the...

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Daisy and Hazel with Dale

Golden Angels Dale Goddard & Richard Charron

Many years ago, after adopting a second Golden from Golden Rescue, Dale began volunteering at Golden Rescue booths at various community events. This led to more involvement with Golden Rescue through the years. Currently Dale, along with support from her husband Richard, volunteers in three areas of Golden Rescue ~ as a member of the Intake Team, as the Vet...

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Jennifer and Jamie with Ginger #2417 and Leia

Golden Angels Jennifer & Jamie Simmonds

Jennifer and Jamie have loved dogs all their life. One day, on a visit to the humane society, their children saw a Golden in her pen with a sign that said “Caution: hyper”. She looked so pathetic that they begged their parents to foster her so, with a huge leap of faith, they did. It was the best thing they...

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Mike and Kelly

Golden Angels Kelly Blais & Mike Kakuk

Kelly started volunteering for GR in 2005. Not long after that, she adopted a wonderful bonded pair ~ George #682 and Murphy #683. A few years later, Kelly met Mike and this new family became the four musketeers and avid fans and volunteers for Golden Rescue. Mike also caught ‘golden fever’ and the two have manned our GR booth at...

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Joan with Woody #1556 and Brody

Golden Angels John & Joan Stalker

Joan and John are long-time supporters of Golden Rescue. After losing two of their four Goldens after almost 13 years, the household got a bit quiet, despite still having three cats and a horse.  So, Joan and John decided to foster and they have taken on a couple of special needs Goldens as well. “We are so impressed with the...

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Mia Ben and Max #1960

Golden Angels Mia Wilkinson

Mia might be described as one of our more humble supporters who doesn’t think she does as much as she could so we keep asking Mia to do more and more for our Goldens…and she always says ‘yes’ willingly. Mia has basically helped us with almost everything. Living with three senior Goldens (16, 15, and 14) Mia had the idea...

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Ira with Jake

Golden Angels Ira Kargel

Ira has been a Golden lover since childhood. Unable to have a Golden growing up as dog hair was a no-no in her family home, she got two Golden pups, Wisper and Dakota, as soon as she graduated university. From that day forward, Ira has surrounded herself with Goldens. In recent years, Ira is one of GR’s staunchest advocates. Ira,...

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