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 Carmel


The Conifer Crew lost Carmel, a.k.a. Princess Wiggle-Butt on Monday, February 18, 2008. She was our second Golden in our adult lives and came to us in October of 1998 from GRRR. We were at the Minneapolis airport waiting for our plane home when Judi, our pet sitter, and our Vet both called. Missed both calls going through security and when I called the Vet she had just passed away. The Princess had been fine, making snow angels last week, before we left. She was having a great time at Judi’s – she is caring for her father and Carmel would spend hours by his side getting attention! Yesterday she had breakfast, went out with the boys, and just collapsed. She passed away in Judi’s arms shortly after she reach the Vet’s. The Vet kept her for us to say goodbye and told us when we got there that she had a massive hemangiosarcoma involving both the spleen and heart. She was such a trooper though, we never even knew. She did have instances of slowing down, but even the other week when we went to the dog park, she was having way too much fun to come home. And at home, she would burst out of the house and play in the snow with the boys. Our hearts hurt, but I just know she is giving Samson a run for his money – I can just hear him sighing, oh Mom, it was so peaceful without her bouncing all over me! Carmel taught us the importance of living every moment to its fullest! Valerie Robson, Greg Vowes, Romeo and Kingsley

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