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AVGRR is a
small rescue. We work diligently to raise the funds needed to continue our work. Without
the generosity of our members and the community, we could not continue this vital work.
All rescue donations go directly to care for the dogs we receive. If you would like
to remember someone special (human or canine), please consider a Memorial Donation.
Don't miss our rescue merchandise!
Note: due to limited supplies for some items, please contact Gayle
before placing an order.
Valley GRR has always placed a special emphasis on Senior Goldens (8 and older). Why not visit
our Seniors Page for a look at why "Old Gold" is the
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Application (applications temporarily suspended)
Application for club membership
Foster Home Application
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President; Gayle Haak, Vice President; Karen Derrick, Treasurer; Kelly Wakeman,
Secretary; Janet Hansen, Corresponding Secretary; Spring Overbeck, Board
Members: Carol Dunn, Dave Overbeck, Heather Lashier, Leslie Stethers
Valley rescue dogs are placed only after a completed application is received and a home
visit is completed. The available dogs listed are subject to change. Remember, a new
family member is worth waiting for!
are listening to "Angel" by Sarah McLaughlin)
are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie, in
the arms of the Angels, may you find some comfort there..."
was rescued from a shelter where he was
to be euthanized. He is now at home in Ct. where
picked Snuggles up yesterday and it was love at first sight.
Look at the new trick he taught all by himself!!!
enjoyed playing in his new yard and even took a swim in the pool.
He seemed to be a natural.
Thank you so
Snuggles when rescued
is a 15 (Yes, that's right - 15!) year old Golden turned into rescue by his former family.
Sometimes, words just fail me...
Brandy II -
Brandy II is
a sweet senior girl. She is 9 1/2 but has the activity level of a 5 year old. She was
removed from a home by authorities along with 2 cats, when they were found living in
deplorable conditions. She was overweight and covered with sores from fleas and poor diet.
Her skin has improved tremendously and she is full of energy. She has lovely manners and
is happy as long as she has a woobie in her mouth.
an exclamation point after his name because he approaches life with such enthusiasm that
he will always be Connor! to us.
is an 8 year old owner turn-in due to a divorce.
is a Golden/Cocker Spaniel mix
is less than a year old and has already had her first litter of puppies. She has now been
spayed and is enjoying life in her new home.
has appointed herself Queen. As such, she does not like other dogs in her universe. She is
seven, although as Matriarch, she also does not like to discuss her age. She prefers to
rule the roost as an only dog, however she has placed no limits on the number of human
subjects she will accept - the more the merrier! You can see her response below when asked
if she is willing to share her toys!
is an owner turn in who had to be given up due to a divorce. Phoenix is 9 and loves to
swim! She is quite spry, I guess no one has told her she's supposed to be a Senior
Joe came to us from a couple who could not keep him. He was a stray that wandered into
their home one very cold night. Despite many attempts to find his owner, he was never
claimed by anyone. At first Joe was so weak, his age was estimated to be around 11 or 12,
but after some TLC and a clean bill of health, we have revised that to 8 or 9. Joe has put
on weight and is now bounding around his foster home with the energy of a youngster! Joe
has approached his new lease on life with gusto and unlimited cheerfulness. You should see
his smile now, but be careful, that white face will steal your heart!
was a 4- 6 month old puppy who was picked up as a stray. He had an old injury to one eye
that was never treated and we believe he is blind in that eye. His eye had to be
shelter called another rescue who would not accept Nemo. They then contacted a local
breeder and explained that they were so full, that Nemo would be put down as
"unadoptable" unless he could be rescued immediately. Thankfully, the breeder
called Autumn Valley, who immediately arranged a foster home and transportation.
was quite expensive. Donations to AVGRR go to
help dogs like Nemo and others who would not receive a second chance without
Valley Golden Retriever Club