Annual Training and Volunteer Luncheon

Thanks for coming! What a great day we shared with our volunteers, potential volunteers and the dogs. We covered procedures for the Goldline, home visits, fostering and caseworking. We need more volunteers in each of those rescue areas. If you missed the meeting but are still interested in working with GRRIN, please send an email to volunteer@grrin.org. Special thanks to the Nebraska Humane Society for allowing GRRIN to use the auditorium.

 

 

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
Volunteer Luncheon 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
Training 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Nebraska Humane Society Auditorium

RSVP to volunteer@grrin.org

Whether you’re already a GRRIN volunteer or just thinking about becoming one,

Please plan to join us as we socialize and cover hot rescue topics!

  • Lunch will be provided along with snacks and beverages
  • More to come on agenda items!

The Nebraska Humane Society is located at 8929 Fort Street, Omaha.

We will be in the auditorium (hallway to the right of the main entrance).

In case of inclement weather, we will post cancellation information on our website and Facebook page.

GRRIN Photo Shoot

Thanks to everyone who visited Brenda Orr’s photography studio to get a photo taken with their dogs. And special thanks to Brenda for giving a portion of her sitting fees to GRRIN! All of the dogs had a great time smiling at the camera!

If you would like to have photos with your furry family member, you can contact Brenda at:

Orr’s Golden Hour Photo
1526 Washington St
Blair, NE 68008
(402) 657-2145

 

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Holiday Shopping & Social Event – Sunday, December 4th

What a great afternoon! Thanks to everyone for attending GRRIN’s holiday social event. We sold out of the new toys our store manager ordered so all of the good dogs will have something special in their stocking. We are extremely blessed to have wonderful GRRIN friends. We wish everyone a happy holiday season!

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Just a few of the folks attending GRRIN’s holiday social!

Sunday, December 4th, from 3:00-6:00pm
Pizza West, 120th & Giles, LaVista
GRRIN members receive a 10% discount

You’re invited!  Bring a friend and join GRRIN as we open our store one more time before the holidays. You will have the opportunity to purchase new GRRIN logo merchandise and special items for your favorite canine while visiting with other dog lovers.  Southwest Airlines tickets will be available for silent auction during this event!

We’ll be in the Pizza West party room. This is an open house event – we can’t wait to see you!

Pizza West, 12040 McDermott Plaza #300 (I-80 Exit 442), LaVista, NE 68128

In case of inclement weather, please check our website for updates about this event.

Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

 

Thanks to everyone who attended GRRIN’s annual meeting! The dogs almost outnumbered the humans at Sunday’s 25th anniversary annual meeting and volunteer appreciation luncheon. Open board positions were filled and the by-law amendments passed. President Joe Muller discussed the new mission of rescuing Golden Retrievers from Istanbul, Turkey. The date for Gold Rush was announced: Sunday, October 2nd, and the theme is “Silver and Gold”. Mark your calendars!

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Come celebrate 25 years of rescue with GRRIN!
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
We will be meeting in the Auditorium, which is down the first hallway on the right
after you enter the main doors of the building
Business meeting
  • Vote on open board positions
  • Vote on By-Law Amendments
  • Review finance and rescue reports
  • Discuss rescue mission of Goldens from Turkey
  • Pre-planning for Gold Rush will be discussed and GRRIN would love to hear your ideas
Fun for dogs and people! Bring your Goldens (or any friendly dog on a leash). Lunch will be served.
RSVP 402-330-6680 or volunteer@grrin.org
Please provide your name and the number that will be attending

Rest in Peace, Mama Gracie

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A very pregnant Gracie!

It is very rare when GRRIN sees puppies in foster care, but one special dog named Gracie created quite a stir five years ago when she brought 11 puppies into the world. On Saturday, April 9, 2016, “Mama” Gracie crossed the rainbow bridge.

Gracie was over 7 years old when she came into Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska from a puppy mill in Missouri.  A pregnancy test was performed on intake, and it was negative.  But that was a false result, because on October 2, 2010, she gave birth to 11 puppies.  She nurtured those pups until they were all adopted by terrific new owners.  Then the search was on to find an adoptive home for Mama Gracie.

Jim and Jeri were looking for a more active dog, but they met Gracie and decided that she was the one for them.  Gracie’s horrendous “previous life” faded away as Jim and Jeri doted on her, and she gave them pure love in return.  A very special dog from difficult circumstances, she was rescued and gave birth to wonderful pups, then led a life of leisure with loving owners.  The definition of a Happy Ending story.

Rest in Peace, Mama Gracie.  We all love you, and you’ll be missed.

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2016 Membership Drive!

GRRIN’s annual membership drive is under way! Did you know that we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2016? You can support GRRIN by renewing your membership or becoming a new member. You can also make an end-of-year donation. Check out our online application and pay for your membership via PayPal or credit card.

Your membership fees and donations help GRRIN to pay needed veterinary expenses for our rescued Golden Retrievers.  During 2015, GRRIN cared for 34 foster dogs – 16 of those were seniors (8 years old and up).

Our wonderful foster families opened their homes to young dogs, old dogs, and dogs with special needs, but we always need more.  Please consider fostering for GRRIN in 2016.  You can find information about fostering here or contact info@grrin.org.

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year from Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska and all of our foster dogs!

Senior GRRIN dog Leroy 15-09

Senior GRRIN dog Leroy 15-09

Dan needs a “furever” home!

Dan has been in foster care since April. He is seven years old and will give the right family a lot of love.  Are you home most of the time? Do you have experience with dogs who are afraid of thunder (and you might even be one of those awesome dog owners with a sound proof room for your dogs)? Do you have a resident dog that would love a new buddy?  Dan might be the dog for you. The volunteers at GRRIN would love to see Dan settled into his new forever home. Please contact our organization if you think Dan would be a fit for you.  You can read his full bio here.

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Dan the man!

Meet & Greet at The Bookworm – January 3rd

Thanks for attending GRRIN’s monthly Meet & Greet! For those of you who missed it, here are a couple of photos from the event:

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Come visit GRRIN from noon-1pm on Sunday, January 3rd to meet Toby at The Bookworm’s location in Loveland Centre on 90th and Center. Thank you for supporting The Bookworm during 2015!

A small, cozy and quiet setting to meet a Golden that is in foster care. Visit The Bookworm on the first Sunday of the month, noon to one p.m.  This is an indoor event!  Click here for a map.

 

The Bookworm
Loveland Centre
90th and Center Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68114

 

 

 

 

Max 15-01 – Wonder Dog!

How many 16-year-old Golden Retrievers have you met?  GRRIN dog Max is one of the few who has been blessed with the title “super senior”.

Meet Max…

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It doesn’t matter why he was surrendered in January of 2015, what’s important is that GRRIN had a foster home ready to accommodate a dog that was possibly hard of hearing, with vision and mobility problems.

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Max got along with his new canine brothers, Shiloh and Bo, also GRRIN dogs.

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He got along with his new foster parents (Seth & Erika) and his daycare grandparents and their GRRIN dog, Daisy.  Max’s new family members and GRRIN decided that he would stay with them for the rest of his life.

In October, they celebrated his 16th birthday!

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He just enjoyed his first Christmas with his new family.

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On January 13th, his “gotcha” day, he will have been given the wonderful gift of a year-long second chance with an amazing family.  They would say that he has been the gift given to them.

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You can read more about Max here.

Holiday Shopping & Social Hour – Sunday, December 6th

THANK YOU for attending GRRIN’s Holiday Shopping & Social Hour at Julio’s! Sales of boutique items, donations, and the auction of the Southwest Airlines tickets brought in nearly $1200 to help GRRIN continue the mission of rescuing Golden Retrievers. Happy holidays to everyone and thank you for your support all year!

 

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Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska is hosting the 3rd annual Holiday Shopping & Social Hour!

Sunday, December 6th, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Julio’s, 123rd & West Center, Omaha
GRRIN members receive a 10% discount

You’re invited!  Bring a friend and join GRRIN as we open our store one more time before the holidays. You will have the opportunity to purchase new GRRIN logo merchandise and special items for your favorite canine while visiting with other dog lovers.  Southwest Airlines tickets will be available for silent auction during this event!

Julio’s is opening exclusively for this event – don’t miss it!

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THANK YOU for attending GRRIN’s Holiday Shopping & Social Hour!   Volunteers and friends of GRRIN were able to purchase new cold-weather logo merchandise in addition to fun toys for their favorite canines.

Special thanks to Rick Fox of Julio’s for opening early so we could have extra time to visit and enjoy the afternoon.

The Southwest ticket auction raised over $800 that will go to helping GRRIN dogs with medical needs.

              We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

Holiday Safety Tips!

Watch your pets during the busy holiday season.

According to the ASPCA, the following items are dangerous:

  • Ice melt
  • Salt dough ornaments
  • Gifts of food (especially chocolate) that are wrapped under the tree
  • Tinsel, mistletoe, lilies, and holly
  • Tree needles and even the water in the tree stand
  • Unattended party cocktails
  • New Year’s fireworks
  • Medications unsecured by out-of-town guests
  • Wires from decorative lighting
  • Fatty or spicy holiday foods and bones
  • Wrapping paper and ribbons

Have a safe and quiet place to rest when guests are visiting – for you and your canines!  To read more tips from the ASPCA, click here.

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Holiday Photos 2014!

Thanks for sharing your holiday photos with GRRIN.  We hope you had a wonderful 2014 and look forward to 2015 – Happy New Year!

Click on any photo to start the slide show.

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The GRRIN Newsletter is in!

Read our Q2 2014 newsletter here. You’ll find donation results from  two online giving days, Omaha Gives! and Give to Lincoln, held in May.  Please send any corrections or comments to newsletter@grrin.org.

You can also read past issues of the newsletter on our Newsletter page under News & Events.

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Paws @ the Mart – June 7th

View pictures of this event in the Gallery.  Many thanks to the Mart for inviting GRRIN to participate in their rescue rally!

Join GRRIN at the Nebraska Furniture Mart’s Doggy Rescue Rally on Saturday, June 7th, from 11a.m. to 2p.m.  Rescues will be located on the east side of the Appliance & Electronics Building, 700 S. 72nd Street, Omaha.  Please contact GRRIN if you have questions about this event.  GRRIN does not guarantee the availability of foster dogs that attend, but we encourage guests to meet them – we do not adopt until families have undergone an approval process.

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