Golden Retriever Rescue & Adoption of Needy Dogs   Toll-Free 866-981-2251   e-mail​               September 2018
PLEASE NOTE: Donations for the GRRAND Affair's Silent Auction may be dropped off on Sunday, September 30th during the open house at the GRRAND Kennel. We also need empty baskets for Silent Auction items. Please click on this link for further information concerning donations. Thank you for your continued support!
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101 Reasons to
Adopt a Golden!
reason #54
And you think it's all about the pumpkins!"
Annie and Kota are a bonded pair and they are such sweeties! They came from a shelter where they were turned in, and are said to just melt in your arms when you sit with them on the ground. They are the cutest little sisters… Very petite and loving and their coats are so soft! They just want to crawl in your lap and give kisses. Although they look like puppies, they are two years old.
We are still learning about these girls so please check back later for more info… until then, if you would like to meet them, please fill out an app at
I'd like to adopt a GRRAND Golden!
Olive and her siblings were saved on Saturday from the euthanasia list for Monday! She is happily in a foster home now, very skinny but so happy to be with a family.
She is currently living with middle school aged kids and is learning what it is like to be in a home getting lots of love!
Olive is a great, laid back girl that loves to cuddle. She is going to be a petite dog weighing under 40 pounds. We are still learning about Olive, so please check back later for more info. If you would like to meet this sweet little girl, please fill out an app at!
GRRAND is looking for Foster Homes. If you are interested please contact Nina
GRRAND would like to thank everyone who donated on Give for Good Louisville day. We raised $4,129!
Follow us @goldensrescue.  You can also share your photos using #GRRANDRescue.  If you are a foster or adopter, we would love to be tagged in your photos.  Let’s see those happy GRRAND dogs!  Grrand Rescue (@goldensrescue) • Instagram photos and videos

Mark Your Calendar for the 2018 GRRAND Affair Casino Night

Friday, November 9th at Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center

  • Seeking Event Sponsors and Casino Table Sponsors

GRRAND is seeking GRRAND Affair event sponsors and sponsors for the Casino Night Tables.  The event this year will feature Casino Tables in place of the Live Auction.  We are seeking business/personal sponsorship for each table (Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, and Texas Hold’em).  In addition to the Casino Table sponsors, we are seeking traditional event sponsors from $250 Good Dog Sponsorship to one $10,000 Presenting Sponsor.  You can review the benefits of each sponsorship type and level (including name/logo recognition and tickets to event) and purchase sponsorship at the GRRAND Affair website:

  • Seeking Silent Auction Items

GRRAND Affair committee is also seeking donations for silent auction items.  Items that typically set off a bidding war and raise significant funds for GRRAND include rare/unique bourbon or bourbon related items, designer handbags/jewelry, tickets to local events, and sports memorabilia.  If interested in donating to the silent auction, please contact Debra Weissrock at

  • Seeking Restaurant Gift Cards, Bourbon/Wine, and Baskets

We are also seeking $25 or more restaurant gift cards to raffle two gift card baskets off at the GRRAND Affair.  You can mail your gift card to GRRAND Affair, PO Box 6132, Louisville, KY 40206. 

We request you check your liquor cabinets or pick up a bottle of your favorite wine or bourbon next time you are at the store to donate to the Wine and Bourbon Pull.  Please contact Rachel Swope at

Finally, please check your closets for unused medium to large baskets that you can donate for use to hold/display silent auction items.  Please contact Debra at

Share YOUR story! Win a Petco shopping spree and help us win $100k!

We have a chance at $100,000 in lifesaving funds, but we need your help!

The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, will be granting more than $750,000 to animal welfare organizations like GRRAND during their annual Holiday Wishes campaign.

Share your story of love!
The Petco Foundation wants to know all the ways, big and small, that the love of your adopted pet has changed your life for the better. Share your story, along with photos and/or video, illustrating how your pet brings more joy to your life each day. You could help us win a lifesaving grant and have the chance to win a Petco shopping spree for your pet, up to $1,000!

How to Participate:

  1. Write your story of love in 500 words or less. Visit to read prior year’s winning entries and get some inspiration!
  2. Include one photo of your pet by him/herself, one photo of you or your family with your pet and up to two other photos to illustrate how your pet has changed your life. Pets must have been adopted from our organization, and they must be living to qualify.
  3. Stories can be submitted starting Aug. 15. Submit your story and photos to by Monday, Oct. 1 at noon CST but hurry because only the first 10,000 stories are guaranteed to be reviewed.
  4. Include our organization’s contact information so that we can be eligible for a grant award!
    • Golden Retriever Rescue & Adoption of Needy Dogs, Inc.
    • Jennifer Smith will be the contact name to verify the adoption and complete the grant paperwork
    • is the contact email address
    • Our phone number is 1-866-981-2251
    • Our Tax ID Number is 61-1314499
  5. Winners will be announced live in mid-November on Petco Foundation’s Facebook page. Finalists will receive a Petco shopping spree (up to $1,000) and the organization they adopted from will receive a grant ranging from $5,000 up to $100,000!

For more information on the Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes campaign, including a full list of prizes, visit

Help make our Holiday Wishes come true!