Naming Tributes

Honoring the memory of your loved one, while helping us give a rescued dog a new start to a better life. With your donation of $100 or more, one of GRRR’s rescued Goldens will be named after your dog. Your donation will honor the memory of your loved one and will help us give a rescued dog a new start to a better life.  Read More

Naming Tribute for Lucky


Eight years ago, there was a very sick, 6-year old Golden Retriever found abandoned in Colorado Springs with no tags. He spent 10 days in the pound, contracted kennel cough and was scheduled for euthanasia on the next day when GRRR rescued him. They named him ‘Lucky‘ and we were the most fortunate people in the world to have him find his way to us. We live in the mountains and spend much of our lives on dirt roads, hiking and biking trails, backcountry ski trails, and rivers. Boy, was it hard on him at first. Besides the altitude and being ill, his pads were like a baby’s bottom! He was so weak and it hurt to watch him try to walk. But, he got better and better and became a strong mountain dog, going on many adventures during the rest of his life. He lived up to his name a second time, having survived a stroke four years ago in which he lay motionless on his death bed for four days. Again last year, he survived being run over by a car as he was sunbathing in a friend’s driveway. He taught us such lessons about courage, will, and unconditional love. He was a sweet, gentle spirit who blessed our lives for far too short a time. The only thing Lucky couldn’t overcome was old age. He recently passed away naturally with us by his side. If another “Lucky” Golden shows up in need of a name, please let the luck be passed on. John and Andre, Rollinsville, CO