This week’s charity spotlight is The Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue. There are many ways to help the Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue. You can adopt or foster a Golden, work with the TVGRR intake or fundraising committee, or work with their membership or publicity team.
The TVGRR 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 they 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. TVGRR strives to have each Golden Rescue evaluated in a foster home, discovering the temperament and behavior of the dog.