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Noelle de la Vega

Golden Angels Noelle de la Vega

Noelle is one of our newest, super enthusiastic volunteers. Noelle grew up with a Golden and she missed the daily smiles, quirky antics, and endless love that a Golden brings to your life. She very recently adopted Cleo #3238, who arrived here from the streets of Cairo. Noelle claims that Cleo is the sweetest girl you’d ever hope to meet, which makes her ideally suited to become a Golden ambassador. Noelle threw herself into her volunteer role quickly and became the Ottawa area’s event coordinator.…

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The Chicago 8 Team

Golden Angels The Chicago 8 Team

Our volunteers frequently go above and beyond. Recently, a large group of volunteers put their heads together to help another rescue group in the U.S. It’s a long story about why the rescue group from Chicago needed our help but suffice to say they did and we, in the spirit of cooperation and rescue, stepped up. Julie Marriott, our fearless transport leader, organized these wonderful volunteers: Susan Archer, Val Barker, Joy Cairnie, Bob Cameron, Dan Cummings, Steffanie Delacour, Kim McGlade, Sue Montgomery, Lisa Moorhouse, Laura Mundinger, Meglyn Murphy, Danielle Robinson, Alen Schiller, Monica Seto, Christine Smith, and Sandy Tatarnic. …

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Carolyn Hart

Golden Angels Carolyn Hart

Carolyn is a passionate fan of Goldens and a true friend to rescue. She first discovered Golden Rescue in 2008 when she adopted Butler #971, who joined her forever family, which included two Golden siblings, Carly and Dixie. Since then, Carolyn and her husband Alan have adopted three other amazing Goldens ~ Gracie #1818, Casey #1957, and most recently Gibson #2965 who hailed from Istanbul. Carolyn became an ardent volunteer starting with the Facebook team and volunteering at events such as the LCBO Tag Days and The Pickering Markets.…

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Robyn Scott

Golden Angels Robyn Scott

Robyn adopted Jack #578 in 2004 and when Jack crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2018, he was almost 15.  Robyn of course was broken-hearted but not ready for a new family member yet so she decided to answer a request for volunteers from GR hoping this might fill the void left by dear Jake.  Robyn handles airport arrivals as well as transport requests ~ she is a strong support to our operations team and shares the transport team’s second-in-command role with Sue. …

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Ben Samann

Golden Angels Ben Samann

Ben spent six years on Golden Rescue’s Board of Directors, primarily as our Picnic Chair but also as a vocal and supportive member of the Board.  Ben first got involved with GR after adopting Maggy #1622, a special-needs epileptic girl who charmed everyone she met.  Since then, Ben has adopted Toby #2000 and Daisy #2221.  Sadly, Daisy recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge but Toby still has the crucial job of greeting guests at the resort. …

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Sue Montgomery

Golden Angels Sue Montgomery

Sue has been involved with rescue for many years in many different capacities.  Buddy is her current Golden, who follows in the footsteps of Bailey and Casey, her first two Goldens who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  Buddy shares his life with two siblings ~ a Bichon named Finnegan and Koffee, a Springer Spaniel.  Sue is an incredibly dedicated volunteer ~ apart from helping GR, she also works with Just Paws. …

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Nancy Bourguet

Golden Angels Nancy Bourguet

Nancy is one of our newest volunteers in Quebec.  Nancy first encountered Golden Rescue when she was thinking of adopting.  The adoption didn’t happen so she decided to apply to become a foster.  As time passed, Nancy met some other volunteers and, at that point, she moved into high gear.  Nancy started to put her hand up for everything.  The first thing she did was organize Golden Rescue’s first Quebec event at Finnegan’s Market in Hudson. …

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Karin Bauer & Bob Jean

Golden Angels Karin Bauer & Bob Jean

Karin and Bob are two experienced foster angels.  They have had Goldens for over 20 years and know and love our goofy breed.  Over the years, they have become very proficient at training and providing the remedial work required to give our Goldens a second chance.  In fact, Karin previously had her own pet care business and has drawn on that experience many times to help Goldens in their care.  Karin and Bob are a great team with Karin handling most of the training needs and Bob handling the rest, including all the administration. …

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