Thanks for Attending! GRRIN Annual Volunteer Training for 2016


Thank you to everyone for attending GRRIN’s annual training meeting held at the Nebraska Humane Society on Sunday, January 31st! GRRIN foster dogs Bella, Dan, Gracie, and Bogie were able to take part with their foster families and kick off GRRIN’s 25th year of rescuing Golden Retrievers.

Nearly fifty volunteers and friends of GRRIN spent the afternoon learning about various aspects of rescue, including intake, transport, home visits, adoptions, and working on the Goldline. Kelley McAtee and Gina Rotella from Dharma Dog Training shared tips about how to work with dogs that have just arrived in a new foster or adoptive home. Dr. Michelle Eckermann, a canine therapist at Five Elements Veterinary Alternatives, demonstrated physical therapy techniques she has used with her GRRIN foster dog Bogie.

If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to learn more about volunteering for GRRIN, please send an email to

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 Special Note: Bring GRRIN Photos!

As we at GRRIN gear up for our 25th anniversary, we’d like to ask GRRIN followers to share old photos they have of their GRRIN dogs and GRRIN events. Anything you would like to share would be great, especially if you have any photos from before 1997. So, if you have any you’d like to share, bring them to the training on Sunday and one of our volunteers will scan them for you on site! (If you have any digital photos you would like to email, you can send them to


It’s time for annual training!

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
Volunteer Luncheon 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
Training 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Nebraska Humane Society Auditorium


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.