Love A Golden Rescue.
for more information and to see our progress toward this goal.
|A Hopeful Update: February 13, 2023
It's Working!! The Turkey Dogs are getting your help!
|Thanks to YOU we just wired $1,200.00 to our sister rescue in Turkey as part of the relief effort!
And we are still raising more!
We will probably continue
this campaign for 2 more weeks. To all those who have
contributed, THANK YOU for helping in relief efforts. For those
who have not yet given, there is still time.
URGENT Update: February 6, 2023
Our Turkey Dogs need your immediate help!
While our sister rescue in Turkey was
spared damage in the recent, horrific 7.8 earthquake that was followed
by a second 7.5 magnitude shake, all of their food and supplies have
been sent to the disaster zone.
Due to the U.S. embargo on foreign dogs, the rescue is unable to shift
Goldens to rescues in the USA and is currently overwhelmed with 80 dogs
who have found safe haven there. Now that all of their food has
been sent south, to the earthquake zone, they themselves are in
Fortunately for these furry waifs, the Turkish rescue has a credit card on which they can purchase food; however, there is no money to pay the card.
This is where we and you come in. Donations made here will be
sent directly to our sister rescue in Turkey. THIS is how you can
help with earthquake relief in Turkey. Dogs need rescue too!
Update September 7, 2017
Chaplin, Winslet and Bacall.
They will be arriving in late September!
|At the end of September we will be
welcoming these four adorable
Goldens from Turkey. They range in age from 3 to 6. All have had a
difficult life, but if they are like our other dogs from Turkey, they
cannot wait for a home of their own in America. We will be taking
applications. You need to have a fenced yard, no children under 6 and
no cats or other small animals due to high prey drive. The
for Turkey Dogs is $500.00 due to the high cost of rescue
Update May 13, 2017
In June, help us welcome
Pippi, and Gatsby
Update April 5, 2017
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.
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
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.
February 27, 2016
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!
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
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
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 November 30th!
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”
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.
or send a check to:
LOVE A GOLDEN
Page was last updated on February 13, 2023