The Latest From EGRR Jul 25

It’s Calendar Time!!!

New design, new layout, new lower price!  We are really excited about this year’s calendar, but we need your help!  We need good quality pictures of your EGRR or EGRC Goldens to fill the pages.  Here are some tips for making sure your pictures are print ready:

  1. The larger the picture size the better, so set your cameras to the highest picture size possible.
  2. In our experience cell phone pictures may not be the best quality. If you can adjust the size of the picture taken in settings please do. If you can download the picture from your phone to your computer and send from there, please do.
  3. When emailing the picture from either your phone or computer, if you are asked to optimize size for sending select No or Send As Actual/Original Size.

There were some great pictures taken by our photographer at Expo that would be wonderful for the calendar but we need to know who is who.  Please click on the link on Expo pictures to look for your dog.  If you find a picture of your dog that you would like to submit for the calendar:

Click on the picture Just below the image you will see “Sundero  +Follow” and below that “EGRR Expo 2015 (a number)” Send an email stating you would like to use an Expo picture and include “EGRR Expo 2015 (your number)” as well as the other information listed below.

Pictures submitted last year will be considered for this upcoming calendar.  If you submitted a picture and your dog has since passed please send an email to advise if you want the picture used in memoriam.

Now here’s the really important stuff:

The Golden must be an EGRR adopted orphan or owned by either an EGRR or EGRC member.
Deadline for submission is Tuesday September 1st.
Email pictures to egrrsecretary@gmail.com.
Subject should be EGRR Calendar.
In the body of the email include your dog’s name, EGRR tag number and date of adoption if applicable.
If picture is in memoriam, please state as such.
Please no people in the pictures and no professional pictures.


 

 Don’t just take your dog for a walk — Take your Walk for a Dog! 

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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.


 

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Mark Your Calendar

The next EGRR Open Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 12th at Hermine’s house in Delray Beach.   We are going to be rotating meetings between Palm Beach and Broward Counties again, so if you live in Palm Beach 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 Hermine.


Winter 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

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To learn why click here

Category: News
Cooper and Bear Jun 22

imageGender: 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!