Rescue (GTR) is an all-volunteer
rescue, providing veterinary care, foster homes and permanent
new homes for golden retrievers in the Ohio area. We rescue Golden
Retrievers wherever we find them
- Owners of Golden Retrievers
sometimes have to surrender their dogs because of health, moving,
or work schedule. We help find your dog a new home where he
will be loved and nurtured.
- Golden Retrievers abandoned
or taken to shelters need special attention, and Golden Treasures
Rescue will help with medical treatment and resocialization
of each dog into a new home.
Our adoption fee rarely covers
the cost of rescuing these wonderful dogs. We may take in a dog
that is already spayed/neutered, but the next one that comes in
may be heartworm positive. GT relies on donations, fundraising
activities and grants for its income. We do not receive any state
or federal funds. And, because GT is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization,
all donations are tax deductible.
LOOKING FOR AN ANGEL
First, let us introduce
you to Chloe. She came to Golden Treasures in November
2012 from a family who saved her from poor living conditions.
At the time they took her in, they noticed that she had
a hind limb lameness. Over a matter of a few short weeks,
she was no longer able to stand or walk. They recognized
that they were no longer in a position to provide her with
the care that she needed and contacted Golden Treasures.
Chloe was brought to The Ohio
State University for evaluation. She was very weak, muscle
wasted, and covered in fleas. Her back legs were visibly
deformed and she had pain in her elbows. The vets determined
that she likely was infected with an organism called Neospora
which affects the muscles. They recommended that she undergo
aggressive rehabilitation to strengthen her fore limbs and
potentially salvage function in her left rear.
Chloe underwent 8 weeks of
rehab, including underwater treadmill, ultrasound therapy
and other exercises to try to improve range of motion and
strength. Ultimately, it was evident that she was not going
to be able to use her hind legs effectively to walk. An
adjustable cart was purchased for her so that she could
have more freedom. She does well in the cart and loves to
go for walks outside. She likes to walk herself with a leash
in her mouth! Chloe is housebroken and completely continent.
Chloe is a golden retriever
through and through. She has the sweetest personality and
needs to be with the family all the time. She loves to be
held and cuddled. She is very snuggly! She has been very
well socialized, gets along great with other dogs and cats
and loves to play with them. She is fantastic with strangers
and all children. She travels well in the car. She has a
sassy personality and is not afraid to let you know when
she needs or wants something.
The ideal home for Chloe would be one where there is a family
who can share in her care. Although she does well in the
cart, it is not something that she can remain in all the
time. She has to be walked with a sling several times a
day. The family that adopts her will need to be able to
accommodate this need as it becomes more physically demanding.
She is currently about 33 lbs and growing, but can quickly
take a toll on someone’s back. She can “army
crawl” across the floor and does better on carpeted
We’re looking for one
or a family of angels who are willing to continue with rehab
and be able to address medical concerns as they arise. It
should be assumed that she will be cart-dependent for the
rest of her life.
If you are interested
in talking to us more about Chloe and her future, please
contact us at email@example.com.
If you’re not ready
for a dog of your own, but want to help one in need,
become a Golden
Godparent to a dog who could really use one.
Briget, Skidder, Sandy
Special Rescue Story
In May 2011
our rescue got a call from a local humane society. A man
was keeping a pair of Golden Retrievers in his back yard
and allowing them to breed at will. Neither puppies nor
parents were not given vet care or socialization. The humane
society knew because the older litter of nine puppies were
un-socialized chances of them getting adopted through their
shelter were slim. So, they asked us to help. We took in
the older litter and mom. The Human Society took the six-week-old
litter and dad.
weeks the puppies made great progress with socialization.
But they were still wary of new people and changes in surroundings.
We were able to find families willing to put in the extra
effort and care needed by these puppies. They were placed
in forever homes.
One of the
puppies, Skidder went to his new home in MI. But, as the
family pulled into the driveway at the end of their 4-hour
drive, they opened the car door and Skidder bolted. That
was in June, 2011. Once we learned Skidder was missing,
the amazing rescue to save his life began.
the full sotry of Skidder's rescue
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Golden Treasures has
been lucky enough to receive a second grant in the amount
of $700, from Golden Rescue In Naples, Inc. (GRINinc.)
to be used for the medical expenses of our dog, Maverick.
GRINinc. has been focusing their efforts
on extending grants to help senior and special needs goldens.
Thanks again to them for helping us!!
Awarded "Dog Rescue Award"
has presented Golden Treasures Rescue with a Dog
Rescue Award for excellence in providing
underprivileged dogs a much valued resource. DogBreedsInfo.org
acknowledges the best organizations around the country
with a special award emblem, recognizing them for
their outstanding work.
PARS for PAWS
When: June 23
Time: Sun Up to Sun Down
Location: Westfield Group Country Club
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