Gold Ribbon Rescue (GRR) is an all-volunteer organization based in Austin, Texas, that was founded on a dream to provide safe, loving, lifetime homes for golden retrievers in need, regardless of age or medical condition. GRR provides a network for rescuing, sheltering, rehabilitating, and placing golden retrievers in permanent homes in central Texas. GRR also provides public education about responsible dog ownership and, in particular, about the golden retriever breed. Since its founding in 1998, GRR has rescued, rehabilitated, and found forever homes for approximately 3,500 dogs, including 64 that have been rescued from dire circumstances in China, Mexico and Turkey.
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will enable Gold Ribbon Rescue (GRR) to treat periodontal disease in senior dogs, restoring their health, improving their chances of adoption, and improving their quality of life. Grant funds will be used to provide a comprehensive dental exam, blood work and treatment for old dogs with acute dental health problems. Sady, an 11-year-old golden retriever, is typical of the kind of dogs that GRR will rehabilitate with Grey Muzzle’s support. When she arrived at GRR, her mouth was in horrible condition, with fractured teeth that were likely very painful. After dental exams, x-rays, blood work, and extractions, Sady now leads the best, healthy life that any grey muzzle could hope for. Her forever family reports that she is a spunky, happy, pain-free, and outgoing lady who is loving life in her new home.