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Update July 12, 2020

Transporting Goldens - You will LOVE it!

Do  you love to drive….with a new furry friend tucked securely in your back seat?

GRRMF needs transport volunteers to cover key areas for us along the I-4 corridor.

If you live in Tampa or Orlando or anywhere in between with access to I-4, we have a wonderful opportunity for you to meet some of our goldens as they need your “rescue taxi” support to foster homes and vet appointments. Another area is western Hillsborough county along I-75 as well as  I-275 from Tampa to St. Petersburg.

If you can help, click here to complete our volunteer application to raise your paw! If you already have a GRRMF volunteer on file, send  your interest to our email address info@grrmf.org

Hear from some of our wonderful volunteers why they love transporting their precious passengers and their role in helping the families in the communities we serve.

Judy and Jerry S. – A special transport was a dog lovingly surrendered to us by a man getting up in age and afraid he would fall over the pup (from his other dog’s final litter). He wanted to keep him, but living by himself he wouldn’t be able to get back up after a fall. We remember him kissing the pup on the top of the head, placing him in our back seat and this big, burly man wiping tears away from his eyes as he slowly walked back into the house while the momma dog barked in the backyard. We cried all the way to Melbourne (and still are as we write this).

Jan C. – Seeing a dog torn from all they know, broken-hearted people separated from their beloved dogs, dropping off a scared dog at the intake vet – why on earth would anyone volunteer for this?

The reasons are these:

– Rescues are in need of calm assurance that their lives are now on the path to loving homes.
– The number of sweet, resilient dogs we meet is astounding.
– Having a golden you transported and then meet them again and the dog remembers you from transport is beyond rewarding.
– Seeing some of these dogs in need of quality medical care and knowing they will receive it helps reinforce that rescue is one of the best options.
– Meeting other transporters, vet staff, and fosters who are truly committed to helping the rescues helps me keep faith in humanity.
– Rescue dogs never make rude comments about my singing as we drive.

Isabella A. – What impacts me most is these trusting dogs show their confusion and concern in the changes facing them. They woke up in their own home and bed that morning with their people and are now being given to total strangers and taken on a scary adventure that they cannot comprehend. As transporters, we recognize their fear and confusion and do our very best to help them, knowing they are going to be safe and secure for the rest of their lives. It is what comforts me and keeps me dedicated to this mission.

Sue A.(Coordinator) – Besides the rewarding experience of “Driving Miss Daisy” — a sweet golden in the back seat of my vehicle — I’ve been blessed to be able to arrange the trips for our GRRMF goldens to and from veterinarians and fosters over the past 20+ years. I’m so thankful for the dedicated and caring transport volunteers who make sure our goldens arrive safely at their destinations. It’s a joy to be in contact with such willing volunteers who love the reward they find through transporting our goldens on their way to their forever homes. When I thank them for being available, I often hear “It’s my pleasure.”

Huge Kudos and Thank You to our Transport Volunteers!

Looking forward to you joining the team!

Take a look at our Golden Retrievers available for adoption!

Each week we accept additional golden retrievers into our program who then receive their veterinary checkups and are moved to foster homes for basic evaluation or to complete any medical treatment they may need before being adopted. Be sure to click on the dog’s name below for a close up view and please check back often for updates.

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Your Donations Help!

Your donations help tremendously, and our commitment remains strong – we will help as many goldens as we possibly can go on to live happy and healthy lives. GRRMF is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization. 100% of your donation goes toward the care of goldens.

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Surrendering Your Precious Pet

There are times in our lives when making the best decision can be the most difficult. Please understand that here at Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid Florida we are dedicated to helping you through the process of surrendering your pet. We know this decision can be heartbreaking, but we will provide your golden with the best veterinary care, fosters to love them and a multiple step process for ensuring your golden gets the best home possible.

If you have decided to reach out to GRRMF, please click here.

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Be a Part of the Solution! Foster, Donate, Adopt!

There are many ways you can help! Foster a golden to provide a chance for them to have a new life. If you can’t foster, you can still care for a golden by making a donation for their foster care expenses. Think about giving a gift to our Woody Fund for Special Needs Dogs. Or shop on AmazonSmile and we receive a donation with each purchase at no cost to you. Open your heart by adopting a dog especially a special needs or senior dog. Why wait? Take action today to make a difference!

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Our Success Stories

Be sure to click on the dog's name below for a close up view and please check back often for updates.

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Upcoming Events

2020 Hiatus for GRRMF Events

Thursday, December 31, 2020 |

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events are currently on hold. We will be posting updates as they become available.

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Healing Hearts

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- Want To Adopt -

If you are writing us about adopting a dog and do not have an adoption application on file with us, use this link to review our policies and process and complete an application.

If you have completed our adoption application, and/or have another inquiry, please use the email link to contact us.

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