Middle Tennessee Golden Retriever Rescue (MTGRR) is a volunteer-operated, non-profit organization dedicated to new beginnings for displaced Golden Retrievers. Our purpose is to facilitate the adoption of displaced and unwanted Golden Retrievers; to provide a good quality of life for homeless Goldens; to reduce the abuse and neglect of unwanted Golden Retrievers through rehabilitation and adoption, and to seek to reduce the number of unwanted Goldens. Further, we provide public education by means of brochures, a newsletter and canine education events about responsible pet ownership and the Golden Retriever breed.
MTGRR is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.
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MTGRR's Annual Online (Ebay) Auction Has Begun!
Our Annual Online Auction has started, with more items coming online tomorrow!
To shop, go to Ebay, then click "Advanced" next to the search button at the top, then click "Search by Seller" from the left hand column, and enter Seller ID: MTGRR. Click "Search" at the bottom, and this will bring up the list of items that MTGRR has for sale.
OR, click this link http://myworld.ebay.com/mtgrr/ to be brought directly to the MTGRR Seller page, and then click "Items for Sale" from the upper right corner. This will bring up all the Items in our auction.
This is a GRReat alternative to mall and Black Friday shopping, and you can save on some wonderful holiday gifts!
MTGRR thanks all those who donate. We appreciate your support!
Featured Success Story: LEO
Leo is a one year old purebred who came from a shelter, so we did not have any information regarding his background, and we really didn’t know anything about him.
However, we quickly realized that Leo is, as his foster family observed, a "wonderful dog". He walks really well on the leash, and he really doesn't even seem to need a leash as he will stick right with you. Leo gets along with other dogs and even cats, but he adores children! He was always happy to see the children in his foster home, and one time he even went in and woke one of his human kids, as if to say... Let's play!!!
Leo is one “lucky dog” – he was adopted by a wonderful family in July 2013 and is on his way to living the good life! We know Leo will be loved and never find himself in a shelter again. Best of all, he has a canine "sister" named Sophie and young human "siblings" to share the love with!
In August 2013, Leo’s family sent us this update on how he is doing:
“Leo is doing splendidly. It's like he has been a part of our family for years. The transition with the kids and our other dog has been smooth and stress free. We decided to keep his name as Leo to avoid any confusion for him.
No huge obstacles except that Leo is a chewer! I have some gnawed wood blinds, a slip cover from our couch, several shoes, an antique chair, a pair of my work scrubs and many of the kids toys to prove it! :) He is such a sweet and gentle dog, despite the chewing. He never stays too far from us. I know when it's time to get up in the mornings when he lays his head on our bed and nudges my arm with his nose or gives us a big lick on the face! The children adore him and he is so patient and easy with them. He enjoys walks around the neighborhood and visiting all the neighbors' pets as we go.
It's still taking him some time to get used to the sights and sounds around the house. He spent the first few nights scoping out some deer he'd see in our neighbor's yard. I think I took him outside about 10 times that first night because I thought he needed to potty. Turns out he was just infatuated with the deer. Finally he has slipped into a normal nightly routine and has forgotten about the nightly deer visits. I have a few pictures of him with our other doggie (Sophie) and our kids (see photos below).
Thank you for giving us the chance to make Leo a part of our family. I feel that the reason a few people passed him up before we met him was just fate and he was meant to join our family.”
This good life thing is making Leo smile:
Leo says, "I love my human "siblings" and my canine "sister" (Sophie - small dog in the picture), too! Don't we make a nice family?":
Leo says, "Hmmm...I don't know why I don't fit in this bed ... Sophie said she was OK with me sleeping in her bed.... maybe she is playing a joke on me?":
Leo says, "That's OK, this chair is super comfy... Boy, living the good life is exhausting - I think it's nap time!":
Do you love Goldens, but are concerned with the cost of care, a busy lifestyle with travel, or other things that limit your ability to have your own pet? We need each other! MTGRR has an urgent need for a special foster home with no other pets. Fostering allows you all the benefits of having a dog with none of the costs, along with a built in support network for any needs that come up. Please CLICK HERE to apply to be a foster parent now!
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See our current adoptables, learn how to help the rescue, read great adoption stories and learn from our "The Daily Dog" informational posts. Click this link to join the fun: MTGRR'S FACEBOOK PAGE
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