Thanks for coming to Gold Rush! Sunday, October 1st

“Welcome Home” with Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska

Despite a rainy and chilly start to the day, Gold Rush was held on Oct. 1, 2017 at Offutt Base Lake Park. An intrepid group of approximately 50-60 volunteers, 10 vendors, and about a dozen students braved the weather and transformed the park into a playground for Goldens and their people. An estimated 75 people and 50 dogs attended – not bad considering the weather.

The games included newcomers Plinko and Spin and Win as well as old favorites such as Pin the Tail on the Cat , the Shell Game, Cake Walk, Costume Contest and a Biscuit Count. One of the new activities this year was the appearance of caricaturist Kirk Kuenzl. Another new activity was the photo booth. GRRIN was well represented by an information booth and the GRRIN Store. Several garden stones were donated for the event and were raffled off.

Vendors included Woof & Whiskers, Ask a Vet (Dr. Kaliff), Nail Trims by Courtney from Papillion Animal Hospital, Nature’s Logic, Doggurt, Nature Dog, Merck Animal Health, Kirk’s Caricatures, and photographer Janet Orcutt.

Thanks to all of the vendors and donors and friends of GRRIN who support our organization – we couldn’t do it without you!

Everyone is “welcome home” at our annual Gold Rush reunion!

October 1 @ 12:00 pm4:00 pm


  • Nature Dog
  • Merck Animal Health
  • Nature’s Logic
  • Kirk’s Works Caricatures
  • Ask-A-Vet Dr. Melody Kailiff
  • Woof & Whiskers

Games & Activities:

  • Cake Walk
  • Canine Good Citizen Test
  • Pin the Tail on the Cat
  • Plinko
  • Spin the Wheel
  • Shell Game
  • Photo Booth
  • Nail Trims by Papillion Animal Hospital
  • Biscuit Count
  • Raffle for Garden Stones
  • Silent Auction for 2 Southwest Airlines tickets
  • GRRIN boutique has NEW items!

Join us for Gold Rush 2017! We’ll be celebrating at Offutt Base Lake Park, a gorgeous location with shade trees, a playground for the kids, and plenty of fun activities for all. If you and your canine friends haven’t made the drive to Gold Rush before, please plan to attend – we’ll have plenty of signs and volunteers to direct you. This event is free and open to the public.

Want to volunteer? Please send an email to and we’ll get in touch with you.


Sunday, October 1st
12:00 pm – 4:00pm


Offutt Base Lake Park
Near 37th & Harlan Lewis Rd.
Bellevue, NE

  • Donations to GRRIN gratefully accepted.
  • All leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome!
  • Event will be held rain or shine.

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map to Base Lake - Google Maps 2

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