Over the centuries, the role of the family dog in our
society has changed a great deal.
Dogs are no longer just the house “protector”.
They are now a valued, loved and often pampered
member of the family.
Birthdays are celebrated with parties and
Playdates are arranged with other dog friends and
special doggy day care centers provide entertainment
while owners work.
Unfortunately, animal cruelty and ignorance still exist,
and shelters around the world remain overcrowded with
discarded, abused, and neglected dogs.
Today, there are even more animal rescues instead
However, their structure and processes are rapidly
changing to better accommodate a changing society.
New organizational structures and innovative adoption
processes are only possible because of one constant, and
that is the dedication of animal rescue volunteers.
No matter if it is a small local group or a large
multi-state organization, animal rescue volunteers
generously give of their time and energy to finding
homes for the dogs they save.
They know they are often the last hope for the “unadoptable”
dogs who have severe illnesses/injuries or lack basic
training and social skills.
It is because of the love, patience and
perseverance of these rescue angels, that so many dogs
get that second chance at life.
Since its inception in 2000, members and volunteers of
Retriever Connection (AZGRC) have worked tirelessly
to rescue over 1,500 Golden, and “almost”
Golden, Retrievers, finding them loving forever homes.
contributes its success to the enduring belief that at
its core, rescue has been, and always will be,
“All About the
The talented, dedicated volunteer photographers
and graphic artists of
lovingly produced a calendar that is a beautiful
celebration of that belief.
All the Goldens featured in this calendar were rescued
at some point in their lives.
Their rescue stories are a reminder that Golden
Retrievers, more than any other breed, offer the purest,
most selfless kind of love, and forgive the worst kind
of neglect and cruelty.
No matter how much our world has changed through the
centuries, the Golden Retriever has remained steadfast
in their enduring trust and devotion to their humans.
the first to own this beautiful calendar and fall even
more in love with this amazing breed of dog.
Acclaimed author Dean Koontz best described the Golden
Retriever when he said,
Retrievers are not bred to be guard dogs, and
considering the size of their hearts and their
irrepressible joy in life, they are less likely to bite
than to bark, less likely to bark than to lick a hand in
greeting. In spite of their size, they think they are
lap dogs, and in spite of being dogs, they think they
are also human, and nearly every human they meet is
judged to have the potential to be a boon companion who
might, at many moment, cry, "Let's go!" and lead them on
a great adventure.”
The price of our calendar is $10
and is shipped within three business days of your order.
The postage for mailing the calendars have been
generously donated by an AZGRC friend and supporter so shipping
In addition, you and your calendar gift recipients will
be pleased to know that proceeds
from the sale of this calendar will benefit
GOLDEN RETRIEVER LIFETIME STUDY at the MORRIS ANIMAL
Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime
is the first project to
come from the
It is the largest and most comprehensive
observational study ever attempted in veterinary
medicine in the United States. Researchers are working
to identify the factors associated with development of
cancer and other major diseases in dogs.
Identifying and understanding these risks is the
first step toward better prevention, diagnosis, and
treatment of disease.
Every dog, every owner, and every veterinarian makes a
difference in this ground-breaking study by providing
Researchers will use information from the enrolled
3,000+ dogs to investigate how genetics, nutrition,
environment, and lifestyle impact major health outcomes,
is very pleased and proud to have two of their rescued
Goldens participating in this lifetime study!
to read the rescue stories of our featured Goldens.
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