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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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Sheri and Barry with Buzz #1386

Golden Angels Sheri & Barry Dell

This generous couple give freely of their time to Golden Rescue in so many ways and since 2007 they have fostered, transported our precious cargo, done home visits and behavioural evaluations, and adopted four of our Goldens ~ Lucky #793, Pico #1071, Buzz #1386 and Cooper #2098. They are valuable members of the intake team…one of the toughest roles in...

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Thank you to our volunteers

Golden Angels The Supporters Behind the Support

These Golden Angels are sometimes not seen, but their contribution is immeasurable. They support our volunteers who provide so much time to our cause. These are the partners, children, friends, and spouses who have good-heartedly dived into events, tackled assignments, ramped up new initiatives or toiled over all-consuming administrative tasks that are never ending and increasingly vital to keep Golden...

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Virginia & Tony with Mercedes #2505

Golden Angels Tony & Ginger Strickland

Tony and Ginger are the best of the best. In a short few years, they have helped us in many ways. Their first Goldens were a bonded pair, Katie and Rosie, rescued from a lady could no longer care from them. When Rosie crossed the Rainbow Bridge, Katie fell into a depression and Tony and Ginger were devastated. To help...

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