Alta (from Istanbul) - Adopted 6/10/16

Hello, I'm Alta and it sure is a big beautiful world here.  I lived my entire life in a puppy mill in Ankara, Turkey.  I suffered with mange while I was there, but that's all behind me now.  I'm just finding out what it's like to experience something besides hard floors and small kennels.  I helped make lots of adorable puppies, and now it's time for me to retire and enjoy life.  

I wouldn't have had that chance in Ankara where the dog population is booming and so many of us are turned out into the streets to fend for ourselves.  Being an optimistic Golden, I've always hoped with all my heart things would get better.  My life will be so wonderful with you and I just know you will feel the same way about me.

Age: 4 yrs

Gender: Male


Available soon!

All adoptions are pending/on hold. No additional applications are being considered at this time, due to overwhelming response. Stay tuned.

Operation Turkey Dog is in full swing again and the excitement at GRRR has reach an all time high with the arrival of our SECOND group of Goldens from the streets of Turkey.  Because of our generous sponsors, donors and adopters our first Goldens from Turkey are living wonderful lives with their loving new families.  Now we have 18 more hopeful Golden faces staring up at us in wonderment since their arrival.  They made a very long journey to us and will soon learn for the first time about this amazing thing called LOVE.  They are in desperate need of healthy food, shelter, medical attention, grooming and socialization.  Everyone loves Goldens, and that is why Golden rescues in the United States are experiencing a "shortage" of Goldens.  Many have a very long waiting list of potential adopters wanting to provide a wonderful home to a Golden in need.

The complete opposite is true in Turkey where more than 2000 Goldens -- many born in puppy mills -- have been dumped by their owners because they are now too commonplace.  Instead of being a cherished family member, they are left to either fend for themselves in the streets or languish in overcrowded shelters with no hope for survival.

GRRR is fortunate enough to be able to bring these deserving Goldens to Colorado.  Here they will find the love and care they've never known.  We can't wait to watch them as their health improves and they respond to love and kindness as they learn to trust their new human friends.  Each one has a beautiful Golden heart beating within, and through your kind and generous donations -- and help from all our wonderful volunteers -- we will bring out the true Golden in each of them so they can shine in their wonderful new world.

If you would like to help with this effort, you can donate to Operation Turkey Dog to assist these and future Goldens coming to us from such horrific circumstances.  There is no adoption center or rescue in Istanbul for any dog to be adopted. The best they can have there is to live out their lives in crowded shelters. If you want to learn more, please go to the Turkey Dog section of our website to watch videos and learn more about this very special effort GRRR is proud to be a part of.