"Where East Meets West or, where Turkey Meets Colorado."

TDVIII emergency rescue - arriving mid-March

Goldens abandoned in Istanbul. Three Golden Retriever rescues, including GRRR, are saving 24 Goldens abandoned on private property near Istanbul by a "would be" rescuer. This person rounded up dogs, failed to get them sent to the US and then left them to fend for themselves on a remote property in winter conditions. GRRR has sent travel kennels to our friend Yasemin Baban in Istanbul, so she can get these Goldens all medically ready and send them on their way to the US. We are fortunate to have wonderful sponsors already step up to help underwrite the cost of this mission. We are expecting these new smiling furry faces by mid-March. More news to come.


TDVII arriving mid-February 

10 of these furry sweeties will be arriving soon. Thanks to sponsors (and selected dog names): Russ/Cathy- Smitty, Martha- Darcy, Laura/Scott- Beau, Francie/Wade- Scarlett or Archer, Chris- Carla or Ivan, Shannon- Romeo or Juliett, Sue- Cleopatra or Roman, Loretta- Portia or Lexus, Stacy/Mark- Archer or Ruby, Barb- Rose or Romeo


TDVI arrived mid December

Sponsors & names: Jill- Grace & Myles, Sherry/Scott-Zefur & Turbo, Sue/Paul- Morgan, Penny- Maizie, Barbara/Bob- Max & Abby, Francie/Wade- Naki, Russ/Cathy- Chris, Roberta- Macy, Laura/Scott- Emmy, Barb- Cali, Karen/Barry- Buster, Martha- Dylan, Chris- Jive, Stacy/Mark- Molly, Yvette/Brad- Jack Frost

TD V Arrived June 7, 2017  

Sponsorships available now: $1000  http://www.goldenrescue.com/sponsor-a-dog-from-turkey

Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/skukx3fc

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TDIV Valentine's Day Rescue

Arrived safe and sound in February 2017

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Turkey Dog III an emergency rescue - Holiday dogs

Press release - See details here

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Next group of  TDs - arriving Mid-December -  Sponsor a Turkey Dog to help them get here

and/or go to our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/skukx3fc

TURKEY DOG II - Arrived in Denver Airport June 2016 -Turkey Dogs II Logo GRRR small



Joining Adopt a Golden Atlanta, GRRR is excited to be involved in saving these beautiful Golden Retrievers from a homeless life in Turkey. Our first 10 homeless Golden Retrievers arrived in Denver February 15th 2016. Beautiful purebred, happy Golden Retrievers. 


Once considered a status symbol by the wealthy in Turkey, Golden Retrievers have become more common and less valued, and hundreds end up being released onto the streets. With few shelters available, dogs of this good-natured breed frequently starve or become prey to the thousands of feral dog packs in the forests around the city. Life is hard for these mostly young dogs. Few live to be senior Goldens in Turkey.

The program originated in 2014 at Adopt a Golden in Atlanta, GA (AGA). AGA created the process and infrastructure to bring these dogs to the United States via humane, nonstop flights. Before leaving Turkey, all of the dogs receive medical exams and health certificates. Upon arrival, rescue groups bring them to their home locations.

We are excited, because the dogs who have been brought over to date are thriving!  GRRR routinely has many more potential adopters than dogs ready for placement, so this program appears to be a win-win for the Denver rescue community.

We Need Donations!   

In order to continue to save these Golden Retrievers in Turkey, we need financial support. Donations of any amount will help us give these dogs a better life.





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