Currently Available Dogs


Ok, so she is not a Golden, but she has a story :) Marlee is a 3 year old Queensland Heeler. She belonged to a friend of mine who died a couple of months ago. His family couldn’t take her, so I agreed I would take her and find her a home.

She is a very loving dog, very. She is very high energy. She will do really well in a family who runs, hikes or does both. She is very, very smart. She does not bark, but she is a great alert dog because she takes care of her people. She loves people and most dogs, although if she meets another bossy female, she can have something to say.

She is spayed, housebroken, is chipped, has all her shots and such.

Right now she looks a little different from her picture because she and my dog were playing bite the head and her ear got hit so right now it is flopping and heeling.

She is a great pup. Talk to me if you would like a loving, loyal companion.

Here is Hobb’s story in pictures:

This is Hobbs in the Shelter in Hobbs, NM. Someone threw him away. I got 5 emails about him while I was on vacation in Maine. Scouts everywhere! Out beloved driver made arrangements to pick him up. My son brought him back and we had a wonderful foster who got him groomed, bought him a bed and cared for him until I came back.

Hobbs in shelter

Hobbs Smiling

One happy boy!

And here he is just chilin with his foster mom.

Hobbs resting

So, we got him to the vet. She th inks he is about eight, and his blood work came back perfect. He does have 3 growths that we will get taken off next week. He is a WONDERFUL dog. Amicable, likes everyone, likes the other dogs, is housebroken, Likes to go into his kennel for dinner, is patient with the wild teens and is very, very loving.

Let me know if you would like to meet him. He is a 10!

And if you love him as much as we do and aren’t ready yet for a dog, or can’t do an older boy but would love to support his medical care, we will welcome your donation. This is how we are able to take care of these special guys – your generosity! You can donate through Paypal right on the home page of the website here.


George is an 8 year old Golden Cross. We think he is a golden Newfy mix. He looks like a golden, but we think there is something else there because his eyes are shaped differently. His temperament is the best of both. He is kind, laid back and likes other dogs, people and children. He is very, very funny.

George is house broken and knows how to use a doggie door. George will do best in a home with older people rather than a young family with kids.

While I was in Maine, I met a Newfy at the local farmers’ market. Pretty much convinced me that George is indeed a Newfie/Golden Cross.IMG_2078

Email me if you would like to meet George.

As you all know, GRR is a totally volunteer non profit. We do not get grants nor do we have fundraising events. We rely totally on your generosity.

I just calculated our typical per dog cost at about $300. This includes an exam, a heart worm and tick disease screen, a chip, a rabies and distemper/parvo shot and a spay/neuter. We buy food for the dogs, we pay for the repair of the kennels when the anxious dog rips it all down, we put clean chips in the kennels and we get throw away dogs new collars and tags. It is not fancy, but you KNOW the dogs feel safe and loved.

In the last few months we have placed way fewer dogs than usual. We have had several dogs that are requiring a fair amount of testing and medical support. We have also had a couple of dogs with separation anxiety which means broken pens and ripped fences. This means that way more is going out than coming in.

People generally give us $200-$400 dollars and sometimes less. When the *sometimes less* happens to coincide with a flood of *extra* expense, we need your help.

I think many of you know that we are a very tiny group of dedicated volunteers. We have placed more than 850 Goldens over the years. But we don’t have a fund raising department. Colorado does a fund raising dinner and raises $80,000 in a night. They have 150 volunteers…We have you. And I think most of you know that we are very, very good at placing dogs and have put most of our energy there.

We get 100% of the money you give goes to support dog costs. It is all tax deductible.

We put a paypal button on the home page there. If you can give us anything, we sure will appreciate it.

As always, THANK YOU for your support and continuing interest.

thank you for everything!

I have heard from a number of you about volunteering to help out and I apologize for my delay in getting back to you. Here is what we are needing:

1) We need people who are willing to come and work with an individual dog. We want to clicker train the dogs to sit, walk on a leash and not leap around, LOL. What your job would be is to learn something about clicker training…I recommend getting Peggy Tillman’s book called Clicking With your Dog. Long Leash on LIfe has it. While you are there, look at the stuff. Maybe even get a DVD. Go online and watch youtube so you can get the idea. I will help too.

My thinking is that if you learn this, you can come and work with one dog – your buddy. This is what will make the dogs most adoptable.

2) We also need people to take specific dogs walking or running. And…part of the dilemma is that the dogs who need it most are the dogs who don’t know how. Sometimes people come thinking that these are dogs that just need a walk. Sometimes that is true LOL, and sometimes they need to learn how. And the dogs are muddy and hairy so wear jeans.

3) Some of the dogs would love to go on an outing, maybe for a trip to Flying Star or a walk on the ditch. You can see if there is a dog that you think would suit your chemistry, email me and let’s chat.

Several people have asked me why we don’t have more dogs like some of the other state rescues do. I have thought about this a lot. I think it is because we work really hard to get to know our people. So when a dog comes in, we are able to make a placement quickly. If you look at the dogs under adopted, you will see that we have placed many, many dogs. Actually, we have placed more than 750 dogs.

The people who stay in touch, who watch the web site and who call regularly are the people who get dogs. If a dog comes up that you like, email right away. Remember, we must have your application on file in order to consider you for adoption. We will arrange a meeting if the dog sounds like a good match.

…remember, we place dogs based on temperament match to families. And there may be some variables that are not in the description…or you may call and think it doesn’t matter if it says the dog doesn’t like cats and you have a cat …Doesn’t like cats may mean the dog will eat your cat, so we won’t give you a *does not like cats* dog. Or if the dog is particularly rambunctious and you have young children, that will not be a good match.

But we love working with you.