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Update April 5, 2017
Meet Brooke, Chai, Tetley
and Earl Grey
At the end of April these 4 lucky goldens
will be coming to USA.
We are excited to welcome these Goldens. Named
after tea, you may not of heard of Brooke but that was an English tea,
Brooke Bond, which now is PG Tips.
More Rescues Take Flight!
Hope and Faith are waiting for their trip to America at the beginning of September.
is approx. 2 years old and was rescued from a hoarding house where she
was living with hundreds of other dogs. She is slowly gaining weight
at the pet hotel where she is waiting for her trip to America.
Faith is approx. 3
years old. She was found wondering in the forest and is reported
to be very social. She is presently waiting her trip to
America at a small private shelter.
Update February 27, 2016
They've Been Adopted!
Harry (now Barley), Truman, and Bess (now Ginger) have found their forever homes. See them in the Happy Endings Archives. Watch this page as we welcome more Turkey Dogs in the Spring!
Update October 18, 2015
Our Turkey dogs are here, on U.S. Soil, and four Love a Golden Rescue
volunteers were there to meet them at the airport. Imagine the
excitement! Our beautiful goldens are Harry, Truman, and Bess.
If these names sound familiar, it is because Love a Golden Rescue
decided on a presidential theme in order to honor Missouri. Thus, the
names— Harry, Truman and Bess.
Harry (male) is approximately 2 years old, neutered in a municipality shelter and has been treated for mange. He is social.
Truman (male) is very social and was living with many other dogs in a small shelter.
Bess (female) is approximately 1. She was brought to a shelter
when she was about 6 months old. There she was spayed. Volunteers
refused to leave her on the streets and took her to a private shelter.
There she waited for someone to choose her.
When it came time to decide which goldens we would receive, all we
had were photos and very brief bios of the available dogs. Almost
immediately, we realized that it would be nearly impossible to choose
which dogs to save and which to leave behind, so we just chose the first
three dogs on the list.
Once selected, Harry, Truman and Bess went to a clinic and received
health certificates and passports for travel. During this exam they were
very thoroughly vetted. Then, these three lucky goldens were then moved
to a “pet hotel” and made comfortable until transport.
Love a Golden Rescue - still an all-volunteer group - is primarily
committed to rescuing dogs locally. However these goldens from Turkey
deserve a second chance to have a wonderful life, too. The international
effort is huge. Already more than seven golden rescues in the U.S. are
involved and more are coming on board for 2016. Love a Golden Rescue is
proud to be taking part. However, to cover the extra expenses, we must
raise funds over-and-above our usual annual fundraising.
To help pay for bringing the dogs from Turkey to America, we're
selling T-shirts and hoodies—clothing that was designed by a talented,
local volunteer. THIS LINK
will take you to our web page where you can see the shirts and hoodies.
Turkey Dog Rescue Wear will make great gifts and allow the wearer to
proudly proclaim they are a part of this international rescue effort.
But please note: the hoodies and T-shirts will be on sale ONLY until
If you would prefer to support the effort through a direct donation,
you will also find, below and on the web page, the links to do so.
Remember there is no better time to “think globally and act locally”
Turkey Dogs are Coming!
Update August 31, 2015
may have heard about the situation with Golden Retrievers in Turkey.
There are more than 500 homeless Golden Retrievers roaming the streets
(out of an estimated 50,000 stray dogs - many pure bred), foraging in
the forest or stuck in the shelters of Istanbul. The Washington Post,
USA Today, CNN (video) and other news outlets have done a good job covering the
story. A golden retriever rescue, Adopt a Golden of Atlanta
(AGA), has worked hard, in tandem with volunteers in Istanbul, to
implement the rescue of these goldens.
has taken the lead with three airline flights of these rescued goldens
referred to as the “Turkey Dogs”. AGA has also documented these rescues
every step of the way on a truly heartwarming Facebook page. In September, another group of these goldens will arrive at
three additional rescues, in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
a Golden Rescue in St. Louis is now partnering in this massive rescue
with another Midwest group, Retrieve A Golden of Minnesota. In
October, we'll be taking three goldens from Turkey. Our three dogs will
be coming to the U.S. with a group of twenty goldens. These are mostly
young, beautiful and healthy goldens, however there are some in this
new group that are older and have health issues.
we need to raise additional funds to cover the travel expenses of these
three goldens. If fundraising and volunteer support go well for this
initial group, we will take additional Turkey dogs in the future. The
good news is that these Turkey dogs will arrive in the U.S. with all
required shots and having been spayed or neutered. For those of you
interested in providing a forever home, the
adoption donation for the Turkey Dogs will be $500.00 and the special
requirements are that there is no child under the age of 10 in the home
and that there is a physical fence on the yard
Of course, Love a Golden Rescue is a small rescue group
made up entirely of volunteers. Even though we're small, we're fierce
when it comes to our dogs. While we can't make the same, huge impact
like the large rescues can, we know that every Turkish Golden Retriever
we can get into rescue in America will mean a huge improvement in the
dog's life. Love a Golden Rescue dogs receive top notch treatment. They
benefit from the same veterinary care as our own personal dogs. While
in foster care awaiting their forever homes, the dogs learn how to live
in a house and be part of a loving family. They are petted, groomed
and, of course, showered with praise. Not only that, but these
particular dogs will also learn English, while their foster families
and forever home families learn a bit of Turkish along the way!
join Love A Golden in what has become a huge international effort to
save these dogs. This is a fabulous example of “thinking globally and
acting locally.” Please click on either button immediately below if you
are inclined to help financially.
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Page was last updated on April 6, 2017.