Vol 6 No 2

Spring 2004

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If you know of a Golden Retriever in New Jersey needing our assistance, please call the GRRI hotline at 973-208-7414. Help us help Goldens!

Old Gold Shines Brightest: Rosie Hood!


Rosie, the sweet 12-year-old GRRI Golden adopted by Adele Hood in September 2003, just passed her Canine Good Citizen Test and has become a  Therapy Dog! Congratulations to both of them!

More Jagger News

Jagger, GRRI Golden and Port Authority Police Dog, will be featured in a video presentation being compiled by The Golden Retriever Foundation (GRF), the charitable arm of the Golden Retriever Club of America (GRC).

The video highlights the GRF's support of rescue organizations, and will be shown at the Golden Retriever National, to be held in Los Angeles in October.

Help Finnegan Begin Again

Finnegan, who we estimate to be approximately 11-years-old, is so well mannered that he must have been well cared for in the past.  But somehow, more recently, he wound up in a  Newark,  New Jersey shelter. 

After GRRI-NJ sprung him from the shelter in February, he went home with  Rebekah & Sam Massengill for much needed foster care. 

Rebeka & Sam saw right away that Finnegan was sweet as pie -- and a white faced heart breaker. 

His nails were so long that he couldn’t walk properly, his coat was brittle and matted, he limped badly on one side due to arthritis, and he was listless and depressed.  In very short order he also succumbed to a bout of kennel cough he'd picked up at the shelter, and then had surgery to remove a  painful abscessed tooth that had been silently festering for some time.

Now that all those challenges are behind him, Finnegan's inner puppy is shining through.   He responds well to his name,  loves to be hugged.  enjoys play time each evening with his toys, and with the help of daily Glucosamine/Chondrointin supplements, barely limps at all.  He even occasionally runs a bit  outdoors.

Finnegan's favorite sports, however, involve resting and eating.  He loves to snooze between a chair and ottoman underneath someone’s legs, and of course, snuggled up in his bed.  And any kind of food inspires his interest – it’s not unusual to find a big furry head suddenly next to yours when you open the refrigerator to decide what’s for dinner!

Finnegan isn't a chewer, a jumper or a counter surfer.  He does just fine when left alone, and he's always glad to sleep in on the weekends.

Finnegan is quite simply a perfect gentleman, just waiting for the perfect forever home. 

Situation Critical!
GRRI-NJ Desperately Needs
 Foster Homes

Please call us at 973-208-7414 to find out more about how you can be a friend and help save a life by becoming a GRRI-NJ Foster Home for a homeless Golden Retriever.

Thank You for Helping Us Help Them!

Farewell to ...

Chester, beloved GRRI Hospice Foster Golden of Mary Jane & Sig Roethlin


Tao Bergner, beloved GRRI Golden of Bill & Olivia Bergner

Benjamin Lynch, beloved GRRI Golden of Priscilla Lynch


Cooper Lindeblad, beloved GRRI Golden of Cindy Lindeblad & family

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