The Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue group was formed in July 1997
- To facilitate the adoption of displaced and unwanted Golden Retrievers
- To provide a good quality of life for homeless Golden Retrievers
- To educate the public in responsible dog ownership
- To reduce the abuse and neglect of unwanted Golden Retrievers through rehabilitation and adoption.
TVGRR helps Goldens located in Northern Alabama, East Tennessee and select parts of Southeast Kentucky. Each year we place approximately 145 Golden Retrievers in forever homes. Each Golden Retriever, whether received by owner release or acquired by a shelter, is evaluated for temperament, behavior and medical needs. TVGRR ensures that each Golden is checked for heart and intestinal parasites, spayed/neutered, current on required vaccinations, micro-chipped and given heartworm and flea/tick preventative. We strive to have each Golden Rescue evaluated in a foster home, discovering the temperament and behavior of the dog.
Each volunteer plays a part in rescue. Whether they serve hands-on or in a supportive role, such as fundraising, TVGRR could not exist without the many, selfless volunteers.
TVGRR relies on donations from adopters, friends, family and all Golden lovers. These donations cover medical expenses, medicines, temporary boarding and supplies such as collars and leashes. We also publish a bi-annual newsletter.
We welcome you to our website. Check back often as we will be updating information and our available Goldens. We appreciate your support and encourage you to join us in membership and by volunteering. Please look at our Calendar of Events for this year and join us.
For specific information about our committees please check out our volunteer opportunities. For any general question or concern, please contact the TVGRR Board by email