Time Marches On
The deadline for calendar picture submissions is rapidly approaching. If you haven’t already done so, make sure to send your pictures to Kendra no later than September 1st.
Calendar 2015 Submission Directions
PetMeds is holding a sweepstakes for adoptive pet parents and their rescues to celebrate DOGust. The sweepstakes is open to entries until August 30, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To visit the Website, click on Sweepstakes
Fill out the form, include a picture of your dog, and state that your dog was adopted from EGRR. You might be one of the lucky winners! And if you win so does EGRR, We will earn some wonderful merchandise for our dogs!
Don’t just take your dog for a walk — Take your Walk for a Dog!
Do you have a smartphone? (iPhone or Android) Do you walk your dog? If you said “yes” to both of these, then you can earn money for EGRR!!! Support EGRR simply by walking your dog! Use the app each time you grab for the leash. It’s healthy for you, your dog, and for EGRR. To learn more, go to Wooftrax.com, and download the app. The FAQ page on the Wooftrax website will guide you through the registration process. Then you can support EGRR every time you walk your dog.
Mark Your Calendar
The next EGRR Open Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 17th at Kendra’s clubhouse in Tamarac. We are going to be rotating meetings between Palm Beach and Broward Counties again, so if you live in Broward County, this meeting is for your convenience. There will be a light supper at 7 pm, followed by the meeting at 7:30. For directions or to RSVP contact Kendra.
Summer 2015 Newsletter Is Here!
For the Summer Edition of Recycled Gold click here
Highlights to include:
– Madison’s story
– Meet Diane D, a new Board member
– Goldens in Shelters, How Can that Be?
– Canine Flu
EGRR Is A Proud Supporter of the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study
To learn why click here
Gender: Both Male
Age: Cooper (back) about 10; Bear 11 1/2
Status: In foster home
Cooper and Bear are delightful senior Goldens who are in desperate need of a diet! They lived on a poor quality dog food that was left out all day for them, so they ate at will, and since Goldens are perpetually hungry, the result is “fat dogs”. Blood tests showed that there is no medical reason for this weight so they are now on a metabolic diet to speed their weight loss.
EGRR was contacted about Cooper and Bear day before their owners were moving. The owners had just found out about us, so I don’t even want to think about what would have happened to them, if they hadn’t found us. The family was moving to a new home with stairs and Bear, who has arthritis, could never have climbed the steps to the bedroom where he was used to sleeping. Of course, once he loses weight it will be a lot easier for him to get around. Cooper was being abused by the young children in the house. (There were six of them with the oldest being about 12 and the youngest, 2 year old twins.) The children thought nothing of walking on him, and Cooper was learning not to like children so it was best that he leave them behind.
According to the relatives who brought them to us (their family had already moved), these are the sweetest dogs in the world. The folks at Clint Moore have confirmed this. We were also told that they had good veterinary care until the twins were born 2 years ago. The boys are very bonded and need to be kept together. Since they are older and very calm, taking care of two should not be any harder than taking care of one. They know basic commands and are housebroken, of course. Other than arthritis, Bear is completely healthy. Cooper has had an occasional seizure in the past. There is no pattern or frequency, so he is not on any medication. He does not like turmoil, and it is possible that that is the cause of his seizures, so a calm household would be best for him.
The boys have just moved to a foster home, so we will learn more about them shortly. They are looking for a calm “forever” home, without young children. Another dog or cat would be fine, since they get along with all other animals. If you are willing to adopt two, we have a special BOGO price. Please fill out an adoption application and contact our EGRR Hotline. Be prepared to fall in love!