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Sweet Rubin Needs Your Help!

Sweet Rubin Needs Your Help!


Yesterday, GRRAND was contacted about a Golden Retriever named Rubin that had been hit by a car.  Rubin suffered a right femur fracture and a left pelvic fracture.  His owner was unable to afford surgery and requested that the veterinarian put Rubin down. Thankfully, the veterinarian’s office knew about GRRAND and reached out to us to help.  We said yes immediately, and convinced Rubin’s owner to agree to surrender Rubin to GRRAND so he could receive the emergency medical care he desperately needed.

Rubin underwent orthopedic surgery on April 25, to install plates and screws to help his fractures heal properly.  He is now being monitored and resting comfortably at Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Service.  Rubin’s medical expenses for his surgery and post-operative care will exceed $5,000.  A foster home is needed ASAP, as Rubin cannot go to a kennel.  Read more about Rubin’s needs on our Critical Care page.

2018 GRRAND Calendar Bidding Opens May 1st

Bidding for 2018 GRRAND Calendar Will Open May 1


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Is your GRRAND dog ready to be a calendar star?  It’s almost that time of year!

We will open bidding for the 2018 GRRAND calendar on May 1.  This is an awesome way to support GRRAND, and a fun way to show your love and appreciation for your GRRAND dog!  Here are the rules:


  • Opening bids start at $250, and will be accepted May 1 through May 31.
  • All bids should be emailed to Shannon Baker at sjbaker@fuse.net, and include “2018 Calendar Bid” in the subject line.
  • Your email should specify your opening bid amount, and the specific month you would like to bid on. If you do not have a preference on the calendar month, please specify that in your email.
  • Shannon will confirm your bid, and alert you if you are outbid.  You will then have an opportunity to increase your bid.

All winning bids will be notified on June 1.  Winning bidders are responsible for submitting one high quality photo of their GRRAND Golden and an accompanying story to be featured for the winning month.  Pictures and stories will be due from the calendar winners by July 15.

Spring 2017 Bark-B-Que

Bring your GRRAND dog and have some fun at our annual Bark-B-Que on Sunday, May 21, at Pawsitively Professional Boarding and Training Kennels, 5640 Preston Highway, Lebanon Junction, KY, 40150.  Visit anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 PM.

Your GRRAND rescue will love romping around and playing in the pond with fellow Goldens. Board members and volunteers always enjoy reconnecting with the rescues and seeing how their lives have improved for the better!  It’s always a fun day and we hope your family and your adopted GRRAND dog can join us.

Remember to bring towels for your GRRAND dog, water toys, and folding chairs to relax.

GRRAND will provide drinks, snacks, and desserts, and will have fresh water for the dogs.  There is also a water hose so you can rinse your dogs at the end of the day.

The annual Bark-B-Que is for GRRAND dogs only please.  You do not need to RSVP.  We can’t wait to see you!