Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) is bringing orphan, pure-bred Golden Retrievers from Istanbul, Turkey, to Denver as part of the largest rescue of Golden Retrievers internationally. GRRR has taken all measures to ensure the safety of the dogs in their flight, engaging several partners to get the Turkey Golden Retrievers safely to America.

Keep up on all Golden Retriever news in Turkey by watching the following videos, or reading the news stories. Read and view older news and videos in our news archive.



June 8, 2017 City of Arvada GRRR TD video story

December 11. 2016 iHeart Media radio interview

November 14, 2016 News Release - Announcing Turkey Dog III Emergency Rescue

June 9, 2016

June 7, 2016

April 14, 2016 Estes Park News Story About Turkey Dog, Estes and her new home in Estes Park

February 10, 2016   Arvada Press Story About Operation Turkey Dog

February 25, 2016   Arvada Press Story about the arrival of Colorados first rescued Goldens from Istanbul


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visit our facebook page about our Operation Turkey Dog

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Please read our "Adoption Process" before applying.

Click here to fill out our Adoption Application for a dog from Turkey.

Partners For The Dog's Transport to America (and Denver) Include:

  • Municipality of Istanbul & participating shelters
  • Global Animal Transport
  • Lufthansa
  • InXpress USA

Once in Denver, GRRR will be working with numerous partners to get the dogs ready for adoption.