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Education & Advocacy Team

Golden Rescue has re-launched its educational arm (or should we say paw?) and we are looking for energetic, motivated, and Golden-loving folks to help us spread the word about the invaluable work of Rescue. Our plan is to bring awareness to kids ~ in schools, social clubs and surrounding communities. We believe that the youth of today can make a valuable contribution to the future of Rescue. If you are interested in joining an energetic team and taking part in our upcoming educational initiatives, please contact us.

Time commitment: 10 hours per month

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Categories: Volunteer Opportunities|Volunteers

Wishbone Lottery Team Members

The Wishbone Lottery is our major fundraiser of the year, with spectacular prizes, generating a lot of interest from our supporters and Golden lovers in general. We need volunteers to contact supporters/adopters/fosters to help us sell tickets. You would be assigned a list of names to contact (primarily via email) asking if they would be willing to sell tickets. Once sellers confirm their interest, you would provide them with support and track their progress with follow up calls/emails, answering questions, and sending more tickets as needed. After the lottery’s closing date, you would reconcile sales for your group. Ticket sales are going to run from November to August and there is more of a time commitment at the beginning with the lottery’s ‘lift off’.

Time commitment: 10-20 hours at the beginning with periodical follow-ups

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Categories: Volunteer Opportunities|Volunteers

Fundraising Team Members

We are looking for keen and dedicated volunteers to help grow the fundraising program. With a knowledge or interest in fundraising, we’re looking for committed volunteers who share our mission to help develop a fulsome fundraising program. The demand to rescue and save Goldens from across the globe continues to grow and we’re striving to strengthen our program to help as many as we can. Led by the volunteer Director of Fundraising, we’re looking for help in the following areas:

  •  identifying and soliciting new individual and corporate partners
    stewarding existing donors to encourage a deeper, more lucrative
    relationship
  • creating fundraising policies, programs, and procedures to maximize
    donations through various development streams
  • training board members or volunteers to solicit and secure donations

Time commitment: 10-20 hours per month

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Categories: Volunteer Opportunities|Volunteers

From Calamity to Camelot...

From Calamity to Camelot… If a picture’s worth a thousand words, this one is priceless. In what parallel universe could two suffering strangers surpass all expectations and not only survive but thrive as a pair of bonded and cuddling couch buddies? Merlin, named for the sage in Arthurian legend, was struck by two vehicles on the streets of Turkey and staved off foes in the nearby forest with his ferocious bark and ability to play dead.…

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Categories: Healing & Hope

Cobi’s Long Journey…

We have now rescued over 3,000 Goldens in 29 years, there are many sad and bad stories but Cobi #2748’s story haunts us. This little girl came to us from a puppy mill and the best we can determine, she had no human interaction, love or kindness in her first six years of life except to be given food and water. She was a puppy-making machine, kept in a cage, and the only canine interaction she had was when a male came into her pen for breeding.…

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Categories: Healing & Hope

The light in his eyes was gone….

Every Golden story is different. Each Golden comes to us with their own unique circumstances. Some stories are unfortunate…some are downright tragic. We don’t know where Buddy came from and what his previous life was like, but we do know he had a difficult road back to health and happiness. This poor boy came to us with severe separation anxiety, which resulted in very destructive behaviours.  He was adopted twice and both times he was returned due to his destructiveness.  …

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Categories: Healing & Hope

International Mission of Love

Some people have asked us what the situation is in Egypt as it relates to dog rescue and how and why Golden Rescue got involved. We thought the best way to describe the Egypt dilemma is to give you a first-hand account of the journey to Cairo that we, Jane Riddell and Viive Tamm, Golden Rescue board members, took so we could understand what was going on and what, if anything, Golden Rescue could do to help. Before we relate our personal account of the trip, let us give you some general information on the situation in Egypt.

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Categories: Rescue Mission of Love

Testimonials for Mission of Love

It is hard to describe the feeling you get when you rescue a Golden from the streets of Istanbul, Cairo or Mexico City.  If you’ve been fortunate to join us at the airport when we let one of these grateful beauties out of their crate after their many ordeals, you would understand what we are talking about.  People have described it as a life-changing moment.  It’s even more difficult to relay what adopting an International Golden is like, so best that be left to the wonderful families who have adopted.

Click below to read comments from our adoptive families for a first-hand sense of what our ‘Mission of Love’ is all about and what rescue ‘feels like’.  Of course, this is only a snapshot.  There is so much more to tell, so much more to feel, and so much more gratitude to experience when you are part of one Golden’s journey to safety ~ a Golden who, until now, had no hope.

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Categories: Rescue Mission of Love