Since 1990, Golden Rescue™ has found safe, loving homes for more than 2,600 abandoned, unwanted, displaced, and surrendered Golden Retrievers. Our organization is solely funded by donations and run by more than 500 passionate volunteers and a dedicated volunteer board of directors. In addition to rescuing Goldens, we pursue every opportunity to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.
All of our Goldens go to experienced foster families where we assess their behaviour and provide all the veterinary care, treatment, rehabilitation, love, and attention they need prior to matching them with their forever family, which is chosen through a rigorous matching process.
Our ultimate hope is that one day Goldens and all pets will not need rescuing, but until that day comes, we will remain steadfast in our resolve to help any Golden in need.
Rescue Mission of Love ~ Operation Istanbul and Beyond
Believing that RESCUE HAS NO BORDERS, in 2016 we flew more than 180 Goldens from Istanbul to Canada, rescuing them from a brutally harsh life on the street and in over-crowded shelters. They were all safely delivered into the waiting and loving arms of their forever families after a long flight to freedom. Our mission overseas can only continue if we have the financial resources to pay for transportation (flights) and care costs. Every donation goes directly to helping our Goldens live a better life, far removed from a world of fear, loneliness, and isolation. Our mission is currently ongoing as we continue to rescue Goldens from Istanbul and other parts of the world.
What People Are Saying
"Ontario Rescue Group Welcomes Golden Retrievers Abandoned in Turkey"
— CBC News, Read More
"Abandoned Dogs Rescued from Turkey Arrive in Toronto"
— Citytv News, Read More
"Two Turkish Golden Retrievers Find New Home in Barrie"
— CTV News, Barrie, Read More
"Charity Flies Stray Golden Retrievers from Turkey to Canada to Find Them Homes"
— ABC News, Read More