Bookworm Meet & Greet – March 10

Come visit GRRIN from 12-2 on Sunday, March 10 at The Bookworm’s location in Loveland Centre on 90th and Center. Did you know it’s also National Golden Retriever Day?!

A small, cozy and quiet setting to meet a Golden that is in foster care or learn more about volunteering. Visit The Bookworm on the second Sunday of the month (dates may change). 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

 

 

 

 

GRRIN Annual Member Meeting

Sunday, April 28, Noon-2pm

Join GRRIN as we celebrate another great year in rescue with our members!

Thinking about becoming a volunteer? Own a Golden and want to meet other Golden Retriever fans? (Let’s face it, we’re crazy about our dogs.) Everyone is welcome, including your beloved canine family members. We’ll serve a light lunch, conduct a short business meeting, and then we get to visit about – what else – our wonderful Goldens!

Business meeting agenda:

  • Vote on open board positions
  • Review finance and rescue reports
To recap:
  • Fun for dogs and people! Bring your Goldens (or any friendly dog) on a leash – they must be up to date on vaccinations
  • Light lunch and snacks available
  • RSVP appreciated to volunteer@grrin.org
Nebraska Humane Society, 8929 Fort Street, Omaha (We’ll be in the auditorium.)

March 23-24 I Love My Dog Expo in Lincoln

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

I LOVE MY DOG EXPO

March 23 (9am to 5pm) and March 24 (10am to 4pm)
Lancaster Event Center   |   4100 North 84th Street

Admission $10  (Children under 10 are free) Two-day ticket $15
Dogs Welcome (see specific information on the Expo web page)

Get ready for two days of dog-friendly, family-oriented fun this spring at the I Love My Dog Expo!
The I Love My Dog Expo is a perfect opportunity to visit your favorite vendors for dog-related products and services or find your new best friend at one of several rescue organizations in attendance.  Join thousands of pet lovers in the area and learn about responsible dog ownership. The event includes entertainment, games, training demonstrations, and, of course, plenty of shopping. The Expo attracts dog lovers of all ages and interests. Its also fun for those who don’t have a dog and just want to come, check out the cool canines, and be a part of the festivities.
Whether you have a question for your favorite vet, want to purchase a new leash and collar, find unique doggie-related home apparel or decor, or learn a new trick, we hope you’ll join us at the I Love My Dog Expo, March 23 and 24 at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln.

http://www.ilovemydogexpo.com/

 

 

Annual Training & Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Save the Date!

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Social and Shopping: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Training: Noon to 2 p.m.

Nebraska Humane Society Auditorium

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.

We truly need your volunteer time. We have many volunteer positions available, you can read about them here. We will also talk about other opportunities at training!

  • Lunch provided along with snacks and beverages
  • Stay tuned for an agenda!
  • No dogs, please

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.

Membership Drive!

 

It’s time to join GRRIN or renew your membership! As we wrap up our 32nd year of rescue, we ask for your support by renewing your membership or becoming a new member. Your membership and financial support allow us to provide the best care to rescued Golden Retrievers.

The annual membership fee is $15 for one applicant and $10 for each additional applicant. You can also make an end-of-year donation. Just visit our Become a Member web page, fill out the online form, and then click the button that takes you to our PayPal page. Questions? Send us an email – info@grrin.org.

What are the benefits of membership?
*Contribute to the rescue and rehabilitation of Goldens in need through a dedicated non-profit organization
*Voting rights at our annual meeting
*Invitations to GRRIN play dates, fundraisers and annual Gold Rush reunion
*Subscription to our newsletter

Photos with Santa! December 3rd

Thank you so much for attending Photos with Santa! We had 50 families stop by with their wonderful dogs…so many holiday dogs! We loved the wonderful outfits many pups were wearing. Special thanks to Santa and his elves, Sit Stay Click photographer Jen Christensen, and the amazing staff at Nature Dog who host this event every year for GRRIN!

It’s that time again! Time to send out your HO HO HOliday cards. If you want those photos to be extra special this year, why not stop by Nature Dog in Omaha on Sunday, December 3rd to get Fido a photo with Santa? The event will be happening from 1pm-4pm with a real, live Santa and helpful elves!

Photos will be taken by Sit.Stay.Click by Jen Christensen – photos are $10 per dog, we prefer cash payment if possible. You will also be able to purchase a 2024 GRRIN calendar ($20/each). Click here for a map to Nature Dog (13406 W Maple Road, Omaha).

Goldline volunteers needed!

Are you a people person? Do you love Goldens? Would you like to help connect the two? The Goldline may be for you!
We are seeking volunteers to assist on the Goldline. This involves reviewing and returning phone calls made to GRRIN’s Goldline, the first point of contact for individuals interested in rescue. It is a great way to help GRRIN and can be done from the comfort of your own home.
Please reach out to volunteer@grrin.org for additional information if this sounds like it may be a good fit for you. Your email will be forwarded to the Goldline Chair and she will contact you with more information!

Are you a Doodle family?

We’d like to introduce you to Arlo, a Golden-Poodle mix that is currently in foster care!

Arlo’s bio from his foster mom:

HELLO…I’d like to introduce myself to you….I am a very good looking 3-year old male Golden Doodle, who would like to find my permanent furever home.

Ideally, I’m looking for a family who is experienced in dog behavior and who is active and would really enjoy doing activities with me: walk in the neighborhood; go to the park; take long car rides. I know my commands and I walk pretty well on a leash (until I see a critter running around). I don’t jump up on people but; sometimes, I bark a lot (I’m working on that behavior). I really enjoy being around people and cuddling next to them while getting lots of pets. If I forget and jump up on the furniture, I will immediately get down when told to do so.

I don’t mind going in the kennel at night, but I really like it when I can jump up on the bed and sleep with my humans. I’m good around other dogs, but I really don’t like to engage in dog play and playing with toys. You might say I am “Top Dog” when it comes to playing with toys: I always want to be the one to get the toy! Come and meet me and see for yourself what a sweet, awesome Golden Doodle I am.

If you are interested in learning more about Arlo and his availability, please send an email to info@grrin.org. To be considered for adoption, you will need to complete an interview and home visit. You must have a fenced yard. To get started, call 402-330-6680 and leave a voicemail; a volunteer will return your call. More about our adoption process.

Bookworm Meet & Greet – November 12th

Come visit GRRIN from 11-1pm on on October 12th 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 or learn more about volunteering. Visit The Bookworm on the second Sunday of the month (dates may change). 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

 

 

 

 

Gold Rush! October 1st – Noon to 3pm @ SumTur Amphitheater

GRRIN invites you to an afternoon of fun and activities for everyone in your family, pups included! We’ll be hosting our annual Golden Retriever celebration at SumTur Amphitheater. This year we will have a food truck and seated picnic area where you can relax after playing games and visiting local vendors.

Gold Rush will be held from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1st at SumTur Amphitheater just south of Hwy 370 on 108th Street in Papillion.

  • FREE ADMISSION
  • NEW THIS YEAR – Streetside Foods food truck and picnic area!
  • All leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome!
  • Local vendors (see list below)
  • Games for dogs and humans (see list below)
  • Shop at the GRRIN store – the 2024 GRRIN calendar will be available!!
  • Event will be held rain or shine
  • Donations to GRRIN gratefully accepted

Check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information: facebook.com/grrin

SumTur Amphitheater, 11691 South 108th Street, Papillion, NE 68046

Want to volunteer? Send an email to goldrush@grrin.org.

GAMES, ACTIVITIES & STAGE DEMONSTRATIONS

NEW! Pawblo Picasso – Your pup can paint their own art masterpiece

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

Wet Shirt Game – 2 people/dogs race against each other.  There is a bucket full of water with a wet t-shirt in it.  Participants have to race to the bucket, put the t-shirt over their dog’s head and front legs into the arm holes and race back to the starting line.

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.

Golden Goodies Walk (formerly the cake walk) – An old favorite.  This version includes our dogs.  Winners claim their human and /or canine goodies 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  2:30 p.m.

Photo/Kissing 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!

GRRIN Store – Take this opportunity to purchase GRRIN logo merchandise and help support the rescue efforts. We’ll have new, long-sleeved tees and the 2024 GRRIN calendar.

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 2:30pm

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

Adopted Dog Parade – Show off your rescued pup in the parade of adopted dogs

DogGone Problems – David Codr, training demonstration

VENDORS

Visit our awesome vendors! Special thanks to all for taking time out of their busy schedules and jobs to be with GRRIN. Check this page again for updates!

NAIL TRIMS by the Extra Terrestrial with Victoria Thomas

HYDRODOG OLIVER – Glam it up for Gold Rush! All proceeds to to GRRIN!

DOGGURT – Omaha’s healthy, frozen dog treat

NATURE DOG – the original all-natural pet store

N-Balance Small Animal Chiropractic and Nutrition with Dr. Michele Eckerman and Suki Myers

Caricaturist – Kirk Kunzel 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!

Bumblebee Collars & More – Hand made collars and leashes for your pets to help spice up their lives

The Foster Kitten Project – cat products only, no cats or kittens will be attending

Dr. Cris Macke, LPT  –  Macke Institute of Canine Therapy

Jax & Josie’s Smoked Jerky Dog Treats

Pawfect Choice Dog Grooming, Daycare, Boarding

Roving Photographer – Michael Ryan, UNL Media Arts student

Emcees Kathy Glenn and Curt Bright from The String Beans

Nebraska Humane Society Walk & Dog Fest – September 24

2023 Margre Durham Walk & Dog Fest

September 24 @ 11:00 am2:30 pm

From NHS:

We’re back — and we’re ready to leash up the dogs and get walking! Join us on Sunday, September 24, 2023 for the 34th annual Margre Durham Walk & Dog Fest!

Who’s ready to get out and Walk? We are! (And a huge shout out to everyone who supported us in 2022. You were there for the homeless animals and we appreciate all your fundraising efforts!)

We can’t wait to see all your faces (human and furry) back in the meadow on the NHS campus, starting at 11 a.m. on Sept. 24, 2023. There will be Vendor Village, Rescue Groups, Silent Auction, Beer Garden, Adoption Parade, Great Food, Entertainment and, of course, the Walk down the Keystone Trail.  Every single part of this is dog friendly!

There is nothing like being around so many people who love animals as much as you do. Help us make the 2023 Walk for the Animals an event to remember for the homeless animals!  Check it out right here.

  • You can just come the day of the event for admission fee, OR
  • Sign up and Raise money to help homeless animals
  • Earn Great Incentives
  • Walk, run or catnap. So many options!
  • Snap pics and share at #NHSwalk

Omaha Dog Bar! August 13

Join other Golden Retriever fans in Little Bohemia’s Omaha Dog Bar on August 13.

From Omaha Dog Bar:

Hey, Golden Retriever owners! We are doing a meet-up just for you!
All pups must register in our membership portal and upload their proof of vaccinations prior to visiting.
Please read all our rules and guidelines also prior to visiting.
See below 👇
https://www.omahadogbar.com/before-you-visit
This breed meet-up coincides with our normal business hours, so other breeds and sizes will also be in attendance.
NORMAL DAY RATES APPLY

Event link for June 17: https://www.facebook.com/events/664923362140540/664923372140539/

Event link for August 13: https://www.facebook.com/events/664923362140540/664923372140539?event_time_id=664923375473872

Meet Huntress & Taffy!

GRRIN has two very special dogs in foster care that we would like to adopt together. Huntress and Taffy’s bios are below – they are quite the pair and have come so far in foster care – check out their before and after photos! 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 Huntress (7) & Taffy (5):

Huntress and Taffy right after entering foster care.

Huntress and Taffy now – look at those smiles!

I’m Huntress, but many people call me “Mama.” I am 7 years old, about 60 pounds, and living a wonderful life since I came into foster care with GRRIN. My daughter, Taffy, and I hadn’t been around other people, in a house, or with other dogs (except to have puppies) before moving into the foster home. All the new sounds, smells and people were very frightening at first. But we got petted and loved and fed food in bowls with extra treats every day! Once we felt safe in the house and yard, we started going for walks. Who knew leashes could lead you on fun adventures!

Being petted and cuddled is my favorite thing. I will look into your eyes for a long time when you give me attention. I still react to noises more than Taffy since I am a protector. If a dog barks up the street, I let them know I’m here! I will bark and show my teeth at first to a new dog just to let them know I’m the mama and I have rules. Once they know what I will put up with, then we all get along fine.

Taffy might be a little braver at first and likes to play more than me, but we are very close. We behave well at home when our foster mom leaves (up to 4 hours), but we like it best if someone can be around during the day. Being the mama means I have responsibilities, but I love being a house dog with kind people around me.

Hi, everybody! I’m Taffy, and I have learned so much since I came into foster care with GRRIN. Living in a house is amazing!! I love my warm bed and sleep in it all night.  I like to explore around the house and yard as well as when we go on walks. It takes me a minute to get used to new sounds, skills, and people. But I love to be petted and cuddled when I get to know you.

My foster mom laughs when I watch other dogs on the television. (Where do they go?!?)  We all celebrated when I mastered getting in and out of the car and going up and down stairs. I’m happy to fetch balls and toys that you throw as well as chase the squirrels and rabbits out of the yard. What fun it is to run after them! Usually, you will find me carrying a toy around in my mouth. Once I get to know other dogs, I also like to wrestle and play with them.

I’m very close to my mom, Huntress (AKA “Mama”), but I feel safe and happy with my person for some independent adventures, too. I’m 5 years old in June, a happy loving girl, about 60 pounds, and full of fun and energy.

 

GRRIN & Grapes Fundraiser! July 22nd

Thanks to everyone for participating in the Vino Mas wine tasting fundraiser! You raised $845 in one afternoon. Those funds will pay for veterinary care for GRRIN’s foster dogs. We’re looking forward to scheduling more of these gatherings, so stay tuned for the next wine tasting.

Don’t miss the second GRRIN & GRAPES wine tasting fundraiser at Vino Mas on Saturday, July 22nd from 3-5pm!

Come and enjoy an afternoon of wine and beer tasting (or soda!) at Vino Mas. Admission is $20 per person and includes 5 wines and 3 beers to sample. The event is also family friendly, as kids and those who don’t drink alcohol can enjoy a sampling of 5 different sodas for $10.

GRRIN will receive money from each tasting and 10% of all retail sales. What a great way to support GRRIN and have an amazing time too!

Bring your friendly dogs and show them off proudly – there is a patio if you are nervous having your pup indoors.

If available, we will have adoptable foster dogs meeting and greeting. (Please note, this is not an adoption event and we do not guarantee the availability of any foster dog.)

Vino Mas, 14450 Eagle Run Drive, Omaha

Pick-A-Pooch July 22 & 23

10am – 4pm

Baxter Arena, 67th & Center Street, OMaha

From Pets in Omaha:

2023 Pets in Omaha Pick a Pooch Adoption Days and Pet Expo Information

More information coming!

This year’s event will take place at Baxter Arena on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Many Rescues and Shelters will be in attendance!

More than 100 area pet-loving businesses will be in attendance!

Raffles, guest speakers, giveaways, and much more!

For more information, check out our Facebook Event Page here.

Please note, GRRIN will NOT be allowing any adoptions of our foster dogs at this event. While some rescues may offer that option, we plan to have available foster dogs present only to meet and greet the public.

Come meet our volunteers and learn more about GRRIN – we can’t wait to see you!

Volunteers Needed!

Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska (GRRIN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose primary goal is to provide a resource for people who need to surrender their Golden Retriever.  We have an immediate need for some key leadership roles within our organization:

  • Transportation Coordinator – tasks include:
    • Notifying the transport team (transport volunteers) that a dog is ready to be transported to a foster home
    • Relay pertinent information on the dog to the transporter
    • Help in coordination of transport if needed (i.e. assist with initial vet appointment, assist with introduction of dogs if foster home has a resident dog if necessary/requested)
    • Once dog has been transported and is successfully placed in the foster home, gather paperwork and photograph(s) and prepare final paperwork. Send all documentation to Rescue Team
  • Intake Coordinator (additional/shared) – tasks include:
    • Call surrendering owner to verify they want to surrender and assess timeline needed to accomplish
    • Arrange for a volunteer to conduct an assessment if time allows, to ensure dog is a Golden or Golden mix, personality traits, etc.
    • Contact Foster Coordinator to arrange foster home
    • Contact Transport Coordinator or members of the transport team to arrange transport
  • Foster Coordinator (additional/shared) – tasks include:
    • Make calls to find fosters for incoming dogs
    • Make calls to fosters to see how the dog is doing while in foster care
    • Recruiting new fosters and calling them to explain the foster process
    • Getting foster agreements signed and placed into the “cloud”

You will NEVER be left to fend for yourself. There will be training for these positions and on-going support until you feel fully comfortable in the role you take on.

GRRIN can also always use additional people for home visits for those that would like to foster or adopt, in-home visits for dogs to be surrendered, transport volunteers and foster homes.  Please contact GRRIN at volunteer@grrin.org to volunteer for any of these positions or for additional information.

GRRIN Calendar 2024 – Submit your photos!

It’s time to send us your photos! GRRIN’s calendar committee is putting together another fabulous calendar for 2024 and they will need to choose from your photos. Calendars will be available for purchase at GRRIN’s Gold Rush celebration on October 1st.

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. More than one dog can be in your submitted photos but Goldens only please!

What is the deadline for submission of photos?

June 30, 2023

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 upload your photo(s) as directed. You are also free to mail the completed submission form and photo(s) to GRRIN at PO Box 126, Boys Town, NE 68010, ATTN: Calendars.

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. If you are not sure if your photograph(s) meet these requirements, go ahead and send and we will determine if the resolution is acceptable. 
  2. Please include the dog’s GRRIN # if applicable.
  3. We need a story about the dog (please keep it to 50-75 words) 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 by email or mail to the address shown above.

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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    Marley’s Journey! – An Inspiring Story

    Marley’s Journey!

    *Special thanks to Bow Wow Buddies Foundation for granting funds to GRRIN for Marley’s care!

    Marley was found wandering as a stray by animal control officers on October 20, 2022, and taken to the Midlands Humane Society in Council Bluffs.  GRRIN was notified and following a week in Midlands care, GRRIN volunteers brought him into the GRRIN family. The intake took place on October 27th, and he was placed in foster care following the initial veterinary visit.  The veterinarian estimated his age to be 10 years old.

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    From the foster family:

    Marley came into our home on October 27th and immediately attached himself to mom. He was curious and friendly to dad, our two dogs , and even our two cats.  He is a wonderful dog with good manners and is very gentle, and took very little time settling in. We realized almost immediately that all of us were smitten by this sweet boy and he obviously was home. Marley had been placed on multiple medications at the shelter, and we continued those prescribed for an ear infection and hot spots on his skin. At his first visit to our family veterinarian, Dr. Courtney Knott at the American Animal Hospital, he was started on new medications that began a nearly four month journey leading eventually to ear surgery on February 25th.  We are so grateful for the generosity of GRRIN and the skill and caring that all of the veterinarians and their staff demonstrated while taking care of our awesome dog.

    Marley in his foster home

    Marley in his foster home

    Marley in his Foster Home napping with his foster sisters

    The Procedure:

    Dr. Eric Wilson of the Animal Emergency and Specialty Services in Mission, Kansas performed a total ear canal ablation and bulla osteotomy. This surgery involves the complete removal of the ear canal and tympanic bulla (middle ear), leaving only the ear flap (pinna) remaining.  This procedure requires the use of general anesthesia. Marley is deaf in his right ear now because of the removal of these organs, but the surgery was necessary because of the severity and duration of the infection, and also because the infection was resistant to most antibiotics. He is recovering nicely at home with no serious adverse effects.

    Marley in route to Mission, Kansas for surgery

    Marley with Dr. Eric Wilson following surgery

    Marley recovering at home

    Marley napping at home the day after surgery

     

     

    Omaha Dog Bar Meet-Up – March 4

    GRRIN will be meeting and greeting at Omaha Dog Bar’s Golden Retriever Meet-Up event! If you enjoy GRRIN’s annual Gold Rush event, you will love Omaha Dog Bar, a great place for your pups to run and play in a safe environment. This is a 21 and over event.

    We will have a few foster dogs attending but do not guarantee their availability for adoption. We do not adopt dogs at events and require all adopters to complete an application process that includes a home visit.

    Golden Retriever Meet-Up at Omaha Dog Bar

    • Omaha Dog Bar, 1231 South 14th Street Omaha, NE, 68108

    From Omaha Dog Bar:

      Hey, all you Golden Retriever pup owners! We are doing a meet-up just for you!

      All pups must register in our membership portal and upload their proof of vaccinations prior to visiting. Please read all our rules and guidelines also prior to visiting. See below

      https://www.omahadogbar.com/before-you-visit

      Follow this event and find directions on Facebook.

      March 25-26 I Love My Dog Expo in Lincoln

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

      I LOVE MY DOG EXPO

      April 25-26, 2023   |   9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      Lancaster Event Center   |   4100 North 84th Street

      Admission $10  (Children under 10 are free) Two-day pass $15
      Dogs Welcome (see specific information at the Expo website)

      Get ready for two days of dog-friendly, family-oriented fun this spring at the I Love My Dog Expo!

      Willa and Addie will be meeting and greeting on Sunday afternoon!

      The I Love My Dog Expo is a perfect opportunity to visit your favorite vendors for dog-related products and services or find your new best friend at one of several rescue organizations in attendance.  Join thousands of pet lovers in the area and learn about responsible dog ownership. The event includes entertainment, games, training demonstrations, and, of course, plenty of shopping. The Expo attracts dog lovers of all ages and interests. Its also fun for those who don’t have a dog and just want to come, check out the cool canines, and be a part of the festivities.
      Whether you have a question for your favorite vet, want to purchase a new leash and collar, find unique doggie-related home apparel or decor, or learn a new trick, we hope you’ll join us at the I Love My Dog Expo, March 25-26, 2023 at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln.

      https://www.ilovemydogexpo.com/

       

      Annual Training & Volunteer Luncheon

      Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

      Social and Shopping: 11:30 a.m.

      Lunch and Training: Noon to 2 p.m.

      Nebraska Humane Society Auditorium

      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 from each other – this is the first time we have held this event in person since 2020!

      • Lunch provided along with snacks and beverages
      • Rescue topics will include how to do intake assessments and transports, a review of rescue processes, and discussion of veterinary care we provide to foster dogs
      • No dogs, please

      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.

      TAGG for GRRIN!

      GRRIN is pleased to announce that we are now registered with the organization TAGG – Together A Greater Good.

      TAGG is a local fundraising platform and is an easy way to raise funds to help support our mission to rescue and re-home Golden Retrievers! It’s as simple as saving your receipts from purchases at participating businesses, scanning them into your electronic device, and emailing them to TAGG. There are over 400 local business partners ready to donate 5% as you eat, drink and shop!

      Plus, you get rewarded for doing your part. Not only does TAGGing cost you nothing, you can also receive points for submitting receipts that can be used to purchase items or even to receive free items!

      To begin just click on this link and get started by registering with TAGG:

      1. Click on Login in the upper right hand corner.

      2. Enter your phone number and you will receive a code to enter. Enter the code and the screen will refresh.

      3. Click on TaggerXXXX (the XXXX will be the last four digits of your phone number) in the upper right hand corner and complete the registration form.

      4. Return to TAGG.today and you are ready to submit a photo of your receipt. Choose Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska when you select an organization to support!

      https://tagg.today/

      In Memory of Thad Tinder

      GRRIN recently lost a long-time volunteer, Thad Tinder. His wife Janie has shared a tribute to Thad. This wonderful couple has donated many, many hours of their time to rescuing Goldens. The family has suggested memorials to GRRIN in lieu of flowers.

       

      Dear GRRIN Volunteers and Friends,

      I wanted to let you know that my husband and fellow Golden lover, passed away on September 22nd.

      He and I have been long-time members of GRRIN from the early nineties volunteering for home visits, transport and many more activities. We personally adopted first mother Brandy (99-24) and then her daughter Julie (00-12) as our first foray into golden ownership. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

      We loved every moment that we spent with all of you and the satisfaction of volunteering brought Thad immense pride.  

      Please know his Celebration of Life service will be held on October 29, 2022, Saturday, at 11:00 am at Peace Presbyterian Church, 333 South 204th Street in Elkhorn, Nebraska.

      Thank you for being such a big part of Thad’s enjoyment of this organization.

      Much kindness,

      Janie Tinder

      Gold Rush! October 2nd

      Goal for the Goldens! Gold Rush 2022 is coming soon and we can’t wait to see you!

      Gold Rush will be held from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2nd at Sumtur Auditorium 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 – the 2023 GRRIN calendar is available!!
      • Silent auction – Southwest Airlines tickets
      • Silent auction – custom GRRIN cornhole game
      • On-stage activities
      • Emcee Shari Stone
      • Event will be held rain or shine

      Check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information: facebook.com/grrin

      SumTur Amphitheater, 11691 South 108th Street, Papillion, NE 68046

      Want to volunteer? Send an email to goldrush@grrin.org.

      GAMES & ACTIVITIES

      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.

      Bobbing for Tennis Balls – If your dogs gets one they get to keep it!

      Wet Shirt Game – 2 people/dogs race against each other.  There is a bucket full of water with a wet t-shirt in it.  Participants have to race to the bucket, put the t-shirt over their dogs head and front legs into the arm holes and race back to the starting line.

      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.

      Golden Goodies Walk (formerly the cake walk) – An old favorite.  This version includes our dogs.  Winners claim their human and /or canine goodies 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  2:30 p.m.

      Photo/Kissing 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!

      Cora Taylor/KiCo Designs – Get a custom Mug made with a picture of your dog while you wait, or purchase dog themed items.

      Caricaturist – Kirk Kuenzi 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!

      HYDRO DOG-OLIVER- Glam it up for Gold Rush!

      GRRIN Store – Take this opportunity to purchase GRRIN logo merchandise and help support the rescue efforts. Sweatshirt anyone?

      Silent Auctions for Southwest Airlines tickets and custom GRRIN cornhole boards – Auction sheets are at the GRRIN store. Winners will be announced at 2:45.

      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 2:30pm

      Bean Bag Toss – Toss a bean bag through one of the holes in the cut-out Scooby Doo 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!

      Grab a hot dog at Willie Dog Food Truck ($) THIS YEAR!! VEGGIE DOGS AVAILABLE TOO!!

      VENDORS

      Visit our awesome vendors! Special thanks to all for taking time out of their busy schedules and jobs to be with GRRIN.

      NAIL TRIMS -BY JOURDAN BERGSTROM

      GLAM IT UP FOR GOLD RUSH WITH HYDRODOG OLIVER

      CORA TAYLOR ART PHOTOGRAPHY AND KiCo CREATIVE ART

      DOGGURT

      NATURE DOG

      VCA MIDWEST VET EMERGENCY AND REFERRAL CENTER

      KIRK KUNZEL-Caricaturist

      OODLES OF POODLES TREATS

      Dr. Cris Macke, LPT -Owner of Macke Institute of Canine Therapy. (Demo and ask the Canine physical therapist Doc)

      KNOTTY DOG HOME  DECOR

      WILLIE DOG- HOT DOGs (and Veggie Dogs)

      SHARI STONE, OUR DYNAMIC EMCEE!!!