Bookworm Meet & Greet – October 3

Come visit GRRIN from noon-2pm on Sunday, October 3 at The Bookworm’s location in Loveland Centre on 90th and Center.

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. If the weather is nice, we’ll be outside. Click here for a map.

Please note, we do not guarantee the availability of a visiting foster dog. Interested adopters can learn more about the approval process here.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Meet Reese & Ripken!

GRRIN has two very special dogs in foster care that we would like to adopt together. Reese and Ripken’s bio is below – they are quite the pair! If you are considering adoption, please note:

  • Do you have a physical fence and is the fence attached to your home so that a dog can safely access the yard?
  • Do you plan to keep the dog inside when you are not at home?
  • Do you plan to have the dog live inside the house and be a part of the family?
  • Can you afford to spend upwards of $1000 per year to cover the standard medical costs for a large dog which include year-round heartworm/parasite treatment, annual vaccinations, and emergency vet expenses?

If you answered “yes” to these questions and would like to learn more about adoption, call our Goldline at 402-330-6680 and a volunteer will help you begin the application process.

About Reese and Ripken…

Ripken is a stunning, light-colored golden who is a complete teddy bear. He loves long walks and is quickly learning not to pull. He is fairly laid back and independent. He loves hanging out in the yard and will also try to sit on your lap.

Ripken gets along well with other dogs but is also content being by himself. We are currently working on house manners, but he is very smart and making improvements each day. Ripken is crate trained. He does require some coddling to get him in, but he is fine once inside.

Reese is a beautiful dark red golden with fashionable crimped hair on her ears and a fiery personality to match. She is very active and likes to stay busy. Fetch is a favorite game and when she is not playing, she is happy just carrying her favorite ball around (blue preferred).

Her favorite place to be is either chasing another dog around or by your side, sometimes on your lap…we’re currently working on “off.”

She is crate trained and easily goes in and is comfortable there. She walks well with little pulling but prefers to walk with a companion dog.

Reese is an absolute sweetheart. She is very smart and trainable, but will require some support as she adjusts to her new environment.

Reese and Ripken are both absolutely beautiful animals with perfect golden sweet personalities. As they have always lived together, our hope is to find them a forever home together. They get along fine with other dogs and people and have been exposed to a cat with no conflict. They do fine getting in the car and riding, but will try to get in the front seat.

Both dogs will require continued training and reinforcement to help make them the perfect family members that they deserve to be. Because they are young, energetic, and require training, they probably are best suited for an experienced dog owner.

Gold Rush! October 10th

Come celebrate GRRIN’s 30th birthday!

Save the date! GRRIN’s favorite event of the year, Gold Rush, will be held on Sunday, October 10th, from 12 to 4pm at SumTur Amphitheater just south of Hwy 370 on 108th Street in Papillion.

  • FREE ADMISSION!
  • Donations to GRRIN gratefully accepted
  • All leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome!
  • Local vendors (see list below)
  • Games for dogs and humans (see list below)
  • Shop at the GRRIN store
  • On-stage activities (see schedule below)
  • Event will be held rain or shine

Watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for the most up-to-date information:

facebook.com/grrin
@GRRINebraska

11691 South 108th Street, Papillion, NE 68046

VENDORS

Doggurt

Nature Dog

Nail Trims by Jourdan

Hydro-dog – Oliver

Cora Taylor Art Photography

KiCo Creative Art

VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center

Sirius Orthopedic Veterinary Center

Oodles of Poodles Treats

Ashlee Osborn – Owner of Pawsitive Pups Academy

Omaha Dog Bar

Lynn King-Grieve – roving photographer

Kirk’s Works Caricature Drawings

Willie Dog Hot Dogs food truck

GAMES

Pin the Tail on the Cat – Get your dog to sit on the bull’s eye on the cat’s fanny and you win a prize.

Shell Game – A treat is placed under one of 3 flower pots.  The pots shift positions.  Can your dog follow the action with his or her sense of smell?  Success means the dog gets the treat.

Spin to Win – You don’t need skill or even a dog for this game.  Spin the wheel to find out which prize you win.

Plinko – Drop the disk and watch it travel into one of the prize slots.

Cake Walk – An old favorite.  This version includes our dogs.  Winners claim their cake (or other baked goodie) at the table next to the concession stand.

Biscuit Count – Located at the GRRIN Info Booth.  Guess the number of biscuits in the jar.  The winner will be the guess that is closest to the actual number of dog biscuits.  Yes, we did count them.  Winner will be announced at 3:15 p.m.

Photo Booth – This “frame” is just waiting for your dog to have a photograph taken.  You can also join your dog in the picture. You can take your own photos too!

Caricaturist – Kirk Kuenzl joins us again this year. Have a caricature made of your dog for a suggested donation of $10 per dog.  Dog caricatures only, please. Kirk’s Works is donating all of the proceeds to GRRIN!

GRRIN Store – Take this opportunity to purchase GRRIN logo merchandise and help support the rescue efforts.  Sweatshirt anyone?  Participate in the Silent Auctions  for Southwest Airlines Tickets. Winners announced at 3:30.

GRRIN Information Booth – Learn more about the many rescue activities and volunteer opportunities of GRRIN.  Or just stop by and introduce your dog.  Be sure to enter the Biscuit Count -winner to be announced at 3:15pm

Bean Bag Toss – Toss a bean bag through one of the holes in the cut-out board and win a prize for your dog.

Bobbing for Tennis Balls – Will your dog grab a tennis ball from a tub of water?  If so, they get to keep the ball!

SCHEDULE

12:00 Welcome, Announcements and Acknowledgements from our GRRIN President Barb Garrett and Our EMCEE from  THE BEST MIX 105.5 KFMT AND My Boomer Radio SHARI STONE

1:00 Demonstration -Ask the Trainer-Ashlee Osborn-Owner Pawsitive Pups Academy

1:30 Line up for the Parade of current GRRIN Foster Dogs. (up the ramp on the right side of the stage)

1:30 Line up and start Parade of GRRIN Alumni Dogs. (up the ramp on the right side of the stage)

1:30 Line up for and start Costume Parade  (up the ramp on the right side of the stage)

2:30 ANNUAL GRRIN GOLD RUSH VOLUNTEER GROUP PHOTO-(up the ramp on the right side of the stage)

3:15 Announce winner of Biscuit Count Game .

3:30 Announce winners of the silent auctions, Southwest Airline tickets

4:00 THANK YOU FOR GROWING UP WITH GRRIN!  See you at another GRRIN event soon and Gold Rush 2022

Meet & Greet at The Green Spot!

Thank you for visiting GRRIN at The Green Spot!

August 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join GRRIN volunteers for a meet and greet at The Green Spot!

1110 S 71st St, Omaha

Please note we do not guarantee the availability of our foster dogs and we do not adopt at events. To learn more about adopting a dog through GRRIN, visit https://grrin.org/adopt/.

Meet Gunner and Reagan!

Reagan and Gunner have been adopted! Thank you to everyone for your interest!

GRRIN has two very special dogs in foster care that we would like to adopt together. Gunner and Reagan’s bio is below – they are quite the pair! If you are considering adoption, please note:

  • Do you have a physical fence and is the fence attached to your home so that a dog can safely access the yard?
  • Do you plan to keep the dog inside when you are not at home?
  • Do you plan to have the dog live inside the house and be a part of the family?
  • Can you afford to spend upwards of $1000 per year to cover the standard medical costs for a large dog which include year-round heartworm/parasite treatment, annual vaccinations, and emergency vet expenses?

If you answered “yes” to these questions and would like to learn more about adoption, call our Goldline at 402-330-6680 and a volunteer will help you begin the application process.

About Gunner and Reagan…

Hi! My name is Gunner, and this is my little “sister” Reagan. We are both three-year-old golden retrievers, but not from the same litter. We lived with the same family together and were surrendered to GRRIN by them. Reagan is two months younger than me, so I consider myself the spokes-dog.

Reagan and I are both very loving and carefree dogs. We came from a family where there were several other dogs, cats, and children of all ages.

I would like to tell you a little more about Reagan and myself. We both love running and romping with each other. Toys and playing catch are favorite games of ours. We love the outdoors. Being close to our people is a top priority for both of us. Reagan and I absolutely love people of all sizes, and we got along fine with other dogs and cats in our previous home. We are cuddlers and pleasers.

Reagan and I are still working on a few things like not pulling on a leash. We are learning our basic skills, but because we are both so smart, we are catching on fast. I have already learned that counter surfing is not acceptable. Reagan is a little spunkier than me, so she is working on being calmer.

The two of us are crate trained, but we really don’t need to use our crates. We are house trained, and neither of us chew on anything inappropriately. We both sleep through the night, and neither of us seem to be afraid of much.

Reagan and I are looking forward to finding a furever home where we can share our love, loyalty, and gentleness. We really would like to be adopted as a pair, as the two of us have been through a lot together, and we are very bonded.

If you are a family that has room in your heart and home for two beautiful, sweet, smart, and very goofy goldens then here we are. We promise you won’t be disappointed, and there will never be a dull moment with the two of us around.

GRRIN Calendar 2022 – Submit your photos!

Thank you for submitting your photos! GRRIN calendars will be available for purchase at Gold Rush on Sunday, October 10th.

It’s time to send us your photos! GRRIN’s calendar committee is putting together another fabulous calendar for 2022 and they will need to choose from your photos. Calendars will be available for purchase at GRRIN’s Gold Rush celebration on October 10th.

Guidelines for Submission

Who is eligible?

We are accepting photos submitted by friends and supporters of GRRIN. It is not a requirement for the photograph to feature a GRRIN dog, however GRRIN dogs will have priority in the selection process. There is a limit of TWO (2) photos submitted per family, but should your photo be selected, only one will be used in the Calendar.

What is the deadline for submission of photos?

August 6, 2021

Will I get the photo returned to me after the selections are made?

ALL photos submitted become the property of Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska.  Make sure you create a copy before sending.

How can I submit my photos?

Complete the online form at the bottom of this web page and attach your photos.

What are the requirements for the photos?

1. Photos should be in color and in landscape orientation, with a preferred resolution of at least 1008 by 792 pixels (iPhone X or XI have 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution). Avoid using the zoom function on your camera when taking the photos. This affects the resolution.

2. Please include the dog’s GRRIN # if applicable.

3. We need a 50-75 word story about the dog and how he or she became part of your family. If your dog is chosen to be in the calendar, we reserve the right to edit the stories for length and style.

4. Please do not have any people in the photo. We will make an exception if the photo is a Christmas depiction with Santa Claus.

5. Submit your photo(s) and the Calendar Photograph Entry Form/Release Form.

Are there any fees for submission of my dog’s photo(s)?

There are no fees. However, if you would like to donate to offset the cost of the calendars, please send a check to GRRIN, PO Box 126, BoysTown, NE 68010. Indicate “Calendar” on the check. Or click here to make a donation, and make a note that it is for the calendar.

Please contact us at calendar@grrin.org if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing the photos of your wonderful Golden Retrievers!

GRRIN Calendar Photograph Entry & Release Form

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  • *Photos of GRRIN dogs and other dogs in a GRRIN family will have priority in the selection process.
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    I agree to authorize and allow full release of information, namely photographs, digital or otherwise, to Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska for the purpose of placement in the GRRIN 2022 calendar. No compensation of any type is requested by me as the owner of the submitted photos. I understand that all photos will become the property of GRRIN and will not be returned to the sender. Owners' names and addresses will not be provided to any outside sources and will be retained only for the purpose of contacting the owner with any questions the calendar committee may have relating to the calendar.
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      There is a limit of two (2) photos submitted per GRRIN family, but should your photo be selected, only one will be used in the calendar.

    Prefer to mail your photos? Complete the Calendar Photograph Entry Form/Release Form and mail with your photos to: GRRIN, PO Box 126, Boys Town, NE 68010, ATTN: Calendars

    April 17-18 I Love My Dog Expo in Lincoln

    Join GRRIN at the Domesti-Pups I Love My Dog Expo!

    Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18 – 9am-5pm, Lancaster Event Center

    ADMISSION $10; Children under 10 and dogs are FREE

    The I Love My Dog Expo is an annual benefit to help support Domesti-PUPS programs to ​provide​ service dogs, therapy dogs and adoptables. Domesti-PUPS is a service organization headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska.
    Our mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with special needs through the assistance of animals and to promote awareness through education. Domesti-PUPS provides service dogs for persons with disabilities, pet therapy programs, classroom dogs and educational programs. Domesti-PUPS serves clients locally, regionally and nationally.
    For more information about bringing your dog and Covid safety measures, visit http://www.ilovemydogexpo.com/.

     

    GRRIN Needs Foster Families

     

    GRRIN’s mission is to rescue golden retrievers, but if we do not have enough foster homes, then there is the possibility that we will have to turn away dogs in need or ask a surrendering family to wait a longer period before their dog can come into foster care. Although our rescue operations have been slow during the pandemic, we are still receiving surrender calls. When we have dogs with specialized needs (only dog in the home, no young children, limited stairs) it helps to have a variety of foster families for us to contact.

    If you have been thinking about becoming a foster parent, or if you simply have questions about the process, please reach out to GRRIN. Either send an email to info@grrin.org or call us at 402.330.6680 and leave a message. A GRRIN volunteer will get back to you to answer your questions and begin the foster approval process.

    For more information, see the Foster a Golden page.

    Giving Tuesday – December 1

    Thank you to everyone who participated in Share Omaha’s first Giving Tuesday promotion on December 1st! GRRIN raised over $700 through Share Omaha donations and over $500 more from supporters who donated directly through GRRIN’s PayPal option.

    We’ve cared for several special-needs seniors in 2020, so your donations are greatly appreciated and are used for veterinary care. Senior dog Scout was able to receive diagnostic testing and medication. He was adopted in December!

    Renew Your Membership!

    It’s time to renew your membership with GRRIN! Click here!

    In 2021 we are celebrating 30 years of rescue! Despite the challenges of pandemic restrictions, we continued our mission in 2020 and can’t wait to see what 2021 brings.

    The reason our rescued Golden Retrievers have such great lives is simple: they have YOU in addition to their devoted forever families. YOU are GRRIN members.  Many of YOU not only pay dues but YOU also donate additional time and resources in order to help us continue to rescue and rehome Goldens.

    Your active membership will provide you with access to the following members-only benefits:

    • Voting rights at the annual meeting in April
    • A 10 percent discount on all merchandise in our GRRIN store
    • Invitations to members-only events for you and your Golden
    • A subscription to our quarterly newsletter

    And, if possible, thank you for considering an additional charitable donation to help GRRIN continue our efforts to rescue, rehabilitate, and find forever homes for Golden Retrievers.

    On behalf of the Board of Directors, the GRRIN rescue team, our many volunteers and, most importantly, our GRRIN dogs, thank you so much for your ongoing support and engagement!

    GRRIN Fundraiser! Saturday, October 31

    GRRIN is having an old-fashioned bake sale fundraiser!

    Join us at Woof & Whiskers on Saturday, October 31, 12-2pm. Bring your favorite pups – or dress them up, it’s Halloween after all! – and come stock up on their favorite treats. We’ll have a specially designed cookie made just for GRRIN and all proceeds will go to our organization. We’ll also be selling our 2021 calendars if you haven’t already purchased one.

    This fundraiser has been organized thanks to two high school students who want to give back to their community (and rescue dogs!), and we are incredibly grateful to Woof & Whiskers for supporting this event.

     

     

    Omaha Gives! 2020

    Thank you for participating in the 8th annual 24-hour charitable challenge, Omaha Gives, on May 20th. Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska received $6355 in donations from 84 donors. Your contribution will help us cover vet expenses for our foster dogs. In 2020 we have already fostered six senior dogs that require comfort care, while two other dogs underwent expensive, but necessary, surgeries (and are doing well!).

    Omaha Gives is organized by the Omaha Community Foundation to show off Omaha’s spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits, and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make our city great. More than 1000 nonprofits participated to raise a record $8.5 million – and they could not have done it without you!

    During the 24 hours of giving, Omaha Gives raises millions of dollars for the community and over 900 participating non-profits. The Omaha Community Foundation has brought this outstanding opportunity to the metro for seven years.

    In 2019 the majority of our funds covered veterinary expenses and jumped to nearly $800 for each of the 47 dogs we rescued. Vet care included 17 spay and neuter procedures, cancer treatment for two seniors, expensive corrective surgeries, and palliative care. Adoption fees are $400 per dog, so we rely on generous donors to help our mission of getting dogs the best care they need before going to a new home.

    Or, make your donation on Wednesday, May 20th. The giving begins at midnight with a minimum $10 donation and hourly drawings and prizes make your donations go further. So start gathering your circles and get ready for another great big give-together!

    Follow all of the action on May 20th on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

    GRRIN’s response to COVID-19

    In light of the impacts from COVID-19, the various restrictions imposed both nationally and locally, and the safety of GRRIN’s volunteers, the following policies are being put in place:
    • GRRIN will not accept applications for adoption or foster families; traditional home visits will not be conducted
    • Public events will be canceled through April
    • We are asking families needing to surrender to wait 30 days if possible, but please call our Goldline now (402-330-6680) so we can gather information; exceptions will include previously adopted GRRIN dogs
    • Adoption procedures for current foster dogs will be managed on a case-by-case basis and adoptions will only take place if absolutely necessary

    We will review these procedures in 30 days, but anticipate safety restrictions will continue for a longer period of time.

    Again, the safety of our volunteers and dogs is a high priority. We do not have a facility and rely on approved foster families, therefore we are trying to preserve those homes for dogs with the most need.

    GRRIN has always tried to provide resources to families in need, whether it involves behavioral problems or special care for their Goldens. Please contact our Goldline with questions, 402-330-6680.

    CANCELED! Nature Dog Meet & Greet

    This event has been canceled.

    Join GRRIN at Nature Dog from noon to 2pm! Nature Dog is dedicated to providing the healthiest and most wholesome foods for your dog and cat. They have grown over the years to carry an extensive selection of only super-premium products. Come check it out and meet our dogs available for adoption!

    Note: We do not guarantee the availability of our foster dogs at meet and greet events. Due to the large number of applications we receive, the adoption process can take several months. We do not have an online application – please learn more about our adoption requirements, then leave a message on our Goldline. A volunteer will return your call. Be prepared to spend at least 30 minutes to answer questions.

     

    CANCELED! April 11 Join GRRIN at Vino Mas for a Wine and Beer Tasting FUNdraiser

    This event has been canceled.

    Do you love wine and beer and also love helping golden retrievers? Then come along to the wine and beer tasting fundraiser for GRRIN being hosted by Vino Mas on Saturday, April 11th from 1pm – 3pm. Five wines and three beers will be available to sample.

    The cost is $20 per person, all of which will go directly to GRINN if you pay cash! ($15 will go to GRRIN if you pay by card.) Also, 10% of all retail sales will be donated to the rescue.

    GRRIN will have foster dogs and/or ambassador dogs at Vino Mas, so you can greet some of our beautiful dogs while you taste some beautiful vino. Plus, this is a dog-friendly event, so bring your own pup along as well!

    For more details, check out our calendar event or the facebook event.

    Annual Volunteer Training & Luncheon

    Thanks to everyone who attended annual training! Over 40 volunteers spent the afternoon learning about rescue and sharing rescue updates. If you couldn’t attend but would like to get more involved with GRRIN, please send an email to volunteer@grrin.org.

    Sunday, January 26, 2020
    12:00 – 3:00p.m.
    Xcel Community Center

    RSVP to volunteer@grrin.org

    New to GRRIN? So are a lot of us! Come out and meet other volunteers and board members. Thinking about volunteering? This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about what we do and how you can help Golden Retrievers in need.

    Plan to join us as we socialize and learn more about rescue.

    • Lunch provided along with snacks and beverages
    • Rescue coordinators will highlight their piece of the rescue puzzle
    • No dogs, please

    The Xcel Community Center is located at 4526 S. 143rd Street, Omaha.

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

    Renew Your Membership!

    It’s time to renew your membership with GRRIN! Click here!

    In 2020 we will turn 29 years old! Our founding members could not have predicted the successful outcome of their mission to rescue a few homeless Goldens, but here we are celebrating another year of caring for these wonderful dogs. In fact, we took in over 40 new foster dogs, found forever families for 36 dogs, and are currently caring for a dozen foster dogs, including nine seniors! Despite significant medical expenses, we were able to give the best care possible.

    The reason our rescued Golden Retrievers have such great lives is simple: they have YOU in addition to their devoted forever families. YOU are GRRIN members.  Many of YOU not only pay dues but YOU also donate additional time and resources in order to help us continue to rescue and rehome Goldens.

    Your active membership will provide you with access to the following members-only benefits:

    • Voting rights at the annual meeting in April
    • A 10 percent discount on all merchandise in our GRRIN store
    • Invitations to members-only events for you and your Golden
    • A subscription to our quarterly newsletter

    And, if possible, thank you for considering an additional charitable donation to help GRRIN continue our efforts to rescue, rehabilitate, and find forever homes for Golden Retrievers.

    On behalf of the Board of Directors, the GRRIN rescue team, our many volunteers and, most importantly, our GRRIN dogs, thank you so much for your ongoing support and engagement!

    Nature Dog Meet & Greet – November 16

    Join GRRIN at Nature Dog from noon to 2pm! Nature Dog is dedicated to providing the healthiest and most wholesome foods for your dog and cat. They have grown over the years to carry an extensive selection of only super-premium products. Come check it out and meet our dogs available for adoption!

    Note: We do not guarantee the availability of our foster dogs at meet and greet events. Due to the large number of applications we receive, the adoption process can take several months. We do not have an online application – please learn more about our adoption requirements, then leave a message on our Goldline. A volunteer will return your call. Be prepared to spend at least 30 minutes to answer questions.

     

    Gold Rush! September 15

    Sit. Stay. Celebrate!

    It’s almost here! GRRIN’s favorite event of the year, Gold Rush, will be held on Sunday, September 15, from 12 to 4pm at SumTur Amphitheater just south of Hwy 370 on 108th Street in Papillion.

    • FREE ADMISSION!
    • Donations to GRRIN gratefully accepted
    • All leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome!
    • Local vendors
    • Games for dogs and humans
    • Shop at the GRRIN store
    • Event will be held rain or shine

    Watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for the most up-to-date information:

    facebook.com/grrin
    @GRRINebraska

    11691 South 108th Street, Papillion, NE 68046

    SCHEDULE

    12:00      Welcome, Announcements and Acknowledgements from our MC/GRRIN President Barb Garrett

    1:00        Demonstration on how to get your pup to walk nicely on a leash by Laurie Weidinger, Owner of Dog Skool U

    1:30        ANNUAL GRRIN GOLD RUSH VOLUNTEER GROUP PHOTO

    2:00        Line up for the Parade of current GRRIN Foster Dogs.

    Line up and start Parade of GRRIN Alumni Dogs.

                   Line up and start costume contest and judging.

    3:00        Announce winner of Biscuit Count Game and the Raffle Winner for the Gift Basket from Clearview Kennel

    3:15        Announce winners of the Southwest Airline tickets silent auction.

    4:00        THANK YOU FOR COMING!  See you at another GRRIN event soon and Gold Rush 2020!

    VENDORS

    DOGGURT- AMANDA COLANINO & PAPPA – LOCALLY MADE ORGANIC FROZEN DOG YOGURT- ALL NATURAL WITH PROBIOTICS AND NATURAL FLAVOURS- NO ARTIFICAL INGREDIENTS.  4 oz CUPS ARE $4 OR 4/$12.  6oz CUPS ARE $5 OR 6/$25–LOOK FOR YOUR COUPON IN YOUR GOODIE BAG!

    PHOTO BOOTH- BRENDA ORR – ORR PHOTOGRAPHY FROM NOON TO 2-AFTER 2 A VOLUNTEER WILL USE YOUR CAMERA TO TAKE YOUR PHOTOS

    NATURE DOG-MELISSA HOOVER, AUSTIN, ANNIE-LOCAL RETAIL FOOD, TREATS, NUTRITION INFO

    KIRKS WORKS CARICATURE- KIRK KUENZL- $10 SUGGESTED DONATION FOR A WHIMSICAL DRAWING OF YOUR DOG-KIRK IS DONATING ALL PROCEEDS TO GRRIN!

    URGENT PET CARE- JENNY O’CALLAGHAN-INFORMATION AND LOCATIONS OF THEIR EMERGENCY CLINICS–JUST IN CASE!

    SIRIUS VET-JESSICA HORSTMAN & DR. HORSTMAN- ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY-STATE OF THE ART CLINIC

    PREFERRED PET PARTNERS-ELIZA BURR- DOG SITTING-IN HOME AND DAILY NEEDS FOR YOUR PETS WHILE YOU ARE AWAY.

    LAURIE WEIDINGER-DOG TRAINING FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG- DOG SKOOL U–DEMO @ 1:00 ON LEASH SKILLS-HOWTO GET YOUR DOG TO WALK NICELY ON A LEASH

    VCA MIDWEST VETERINARY REFERRAL & EMERGENCY CENTER- LAURA BATES – 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CLINIC AND SPECIALTY REFERRAL/SURGICAL CENTER

    GAMES

    Pin the Tail on the Cat – Get your dog to sit on the bull’s eye on the cat’s fanny and you win a prize.

    Shell Game – A treat is placed under one of 3 flower pots.  The pots shift positions.  Can your dog follow the action with his or her sense of smell?  Success means the dog gets the treat.

    Spin and Win – You don’t need skill or even a dog for this game.  Spin the wheel to find out which prize you win.

    Plinko – Drop the disk and watch it travel into one of the prize slots.

    Cake Walk – An old favorite.  This version includes our dogs.  Winners claim their cake (or other baked goodie) at the table next to the concession stand.

    Biscuit Count – Located at the GRRIN Info Booth.  Guess the number of biscuits in the jar.  The winner will be the guess that is closest to the actual number of dog biscuits.  Yes, we did count them.  Winner will be announced at  3:00 p.m.

    Photo Booth – This “frame” is just waiting for your dog to have a photograph taken.  You can also join your dog in the picture. You can take your own photos too!

    Caricaturist – Kirk Kuenzl joins us again this year.  Have a caricature made of your dog for a suggested donation of $10 per dog.  Dog caricatures only, please.   Kirk’s Works is donating all of the proceeds to GRRIN!

    GRRIN Store – Take this opportunity to purchase GRRIN logo merchandise and help support the rescue efforts.  Sweatshirt anyone?  Participate in the Silent Auctions  for Southwest Airline Tickets and a Gift Basket with a Gift Certificate from Clearview Kennel.  Winners announced at 3:15

    GRRIN Information Booth – Learn more about the many rescue activities and volunteer opportunities of GRRIN.  Or just stop by and introduce your dog.  Be sure to enter the Biscuit Count -winner to be announced at 3pm

    Bean Bag Toss – Toss a bean bag through one of the holes in the cut-out board and win a prize for your dog.

    Bobbing for Tennis Balls – Will your dog grab a tennis ball from a tub of water?  If so, they get to keep the ball!

    Dog Daze of Summer August 25

    GRRIN will be meeting and greeting at the Dog Daze of Summer on Sunday, August 25th, from 12-6pm.

    From Dog Daze:

    This event has truly gone to the DOGS!

    Dog Daze of Summer Festival presented by Come, Sit, Stay will be happening on Sunday, August 25th at RiverWest Park (233rd and West Maple Road) on the Elkhorn Riverfront!

    This one-day only event where the dogs take “their” masters out for fun, food, music and beer!

    Not a dog owner? Come check out our adoption area with adoptable pets from rescues and non-profits from all over the area!

    If there is one thing you do with your dog this year, it’s let THEM take YOU to their festival! Plus, you will be supporting the Omaha Dog Park Advocates!

    This is an all ages, all breed events.
    * Pitbull breeds must have a muzzle present (not required to be worn) *

    Entrance fee is $10 per dog and humans are FREE!

    Check out the event website for more information: https://www.dogdazeomaha.com/

    Omaha Gives! 2019 & Pizza West Celebration – May 22

     

    Thank you for your outstanding support of GRRIN during Omaha Gives on May 22nd! We received over $6,000 in donations from almost 90 different donors. The cheer page created by Kristi Miskimins in honor of her adopted GRRIN dog Peaches raised $655 (more than double her goal dollars!). You can view Kristi’s “GRRIN found my FURever Home” cheer page here. GRRIN is experiencing a record year for surrenders, with our all-volunteer rescue team taking in nearly 25 dogs in the first five months of 2019. Your financial help allows us to provide necessary vet care, including eight spay and neuter procedures and the future costs for two dogs diagnosed with cancer.

    As always, our Pups on the Patio celebration is a fun time for all and we met some new faces (canine and human) on the 22nd. Please enjoy a few of the pictures we have to share and accept our wholehearted “thank you” on behalf of the beautiful dogs we rescue!

    During the 24 hours of giving, Omaha Gives raises millions of dollars for the community and over 900 participating non-profits. The Omaha Community Foundation has brought this outstanding opportunity to the metro for seven years.

    This year’s donations will help us cover medical care needed for GRRIN foster dogs. In 2018, the average vet expenses for each of the 29 dogs we rescued was just under $500. We were extremely grateful to have the resources to care for six Golden oldies with loving foster homes and the ability to pay for all of their medical expenses so they can live comfortably.

    As of May 1, you can schedule your donation for Omaha Gives! Just click here to go directly to our Omaha Gives donation page.

    Or, make your donation on Wednesday the 22nd. The giving begins at midnight with a minimum $10 donation and hourly drawings and prizes make your donations go further. So start gathering your circles and get ready for another great big give-together!

    Follow all of the action for Omaha’s 7th day of giving on May 22nd on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

    Pups on the Patio!

    Make sure to come celebrate on the 22nd with our volunteers and supporters at Pizza West in La Vista from 4-8pm. We’ll be on the patio and friendly pups are invited!

    12040 McDermott Plz., La Vista

    Click here for a map.

    Annual Meeting & Volunteer Luncheon!

    Thanks to everyone who attended the annual meeting! We had 40 attendees and a dozen dogs socializing throughout the luncheon and business meeting. Make sure to visit with other friends of GRRIN during the warmer months at our scheduled events!

     

    Sunday, April 28, Noon-2pm

    Join GRRIN as we celebrate another great year in rescue! Thinking about becoming a volunteer? Own a Golden and want to meet other Golden Retriever fanatics? (Let’s face it, we’re crazy about our dogs.) Everyone is welcome, including your beloved canine family members. We’re serving lunch, conducting a short business meeting, and then we get to visit about – what else – our wonderful Goldens!

    We’ll also have a very short business meeting:

    • Vote on open board positions
    • Review finance and rescue reports
    • Pre-planning for Gold Rush will be discussed and GRRIN would love to hear your ideas
    To recap:
    Fun for dogs and people! Bring your Goldens (or any friendly dog on a leash). Lunch will be served. Shop at the GRRIN store.
    RSVP 402-330-6680 or volunteer@grrin.org so we can make sure we have enough goodies to eat!
    Please provide your name and the number that will be attending.
    Nebraska Humane Society, 8929 Fort Street, Omaha (We’ll be in the auditorium.)

    Foster families needed!

     

    Hi GRRIN members and friends,

    GRRIN needs your help. We are in desperate need of foster families! Unfortunately, I can’t tell you this is as easy as babysitting. We’ve been getting requests to take some very young dogs (4-6 months), still puppies who need initial training and confidence building, and some former breeding dogs who need love, patience, and socialization.

    We need people who are committed enough to take on these challenging dogs and help them get ready for adoption into a forever home. Can you help? Send your name and phone number to info@grrin.org, and I’ll call you so we can chat about this possibility. You can also learn more about our foster program here.

    Thanks for your consideration,

    Judy Davis

    GRRIN Rescue Coordinator