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Holiday Gifts From GRRAND!

Louisville Stoneware Made Just for GRRAND’s 20th Anniversary

Your 4-legged baby deserves the best and so do you!

GRRAND 20th Anniversary Mugs
$25 Each
Holiday Special!  4 for $85

Order your mugs here!






GRRAND 20th Anniversary Dog Bowls
$50 Each

Order your bowls here!




*To avoid costly shipping, items are available at various Louisville locations for pickup. We will contact you to arrange pick-up once your order is complete.


2017-calendar-coverGRRAND 2017 Calendar

What better way to keep track of play dates, vet appointments, monthly heart worm, trips to Feeders…

There’s room for it all and some fuzzy faces to make you smile!

Holiday Special! $12.50 for one calendar; $25 for two calendars; $37.50 for 3 calendars

Order your calendars here!





A Golden Opportunity for GRRAND!

dancing-with-the-stars-logoLong time GRRAND supporter, Wendy Splan, has chosen GRRAND to be her charity of choice at the 2017 Dancing with the Prospect Stars in February.  Wendy will be paired with a professional dance instructor from the Derby City Ballroom dance studio and will perform to a live crowd!  She has from now until February to prepare, practice, and perfect her dance moves for the contest featuring ten Prospect area community leaders, all dancing for their favorite charity.


Wendy Splan

We can’t sit back and let Wendy do all the hard work.  It’s time for GRRAND supporters to put on the old dancing shoes and do our part to support her.  All money donated/raised to “vote” for Wendy goes directly to GRRAND!  Here’s how you can join the troupe:

  • Click here to navigate to the Dancing with the Prospect Stars donation form
  • Enter the amount you wish to donate for GRRAND’s “Star”
  • We recommend a $100 donation; however, any amount is acceptable
  • Each dollar represents one vote

The event will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Bill Collins Auto Mall.  The evening will begin with the Taste of Prospect – a sampling of the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, and culinary delights, followed by a gourmet dinner prepared and served to you by Ladyfinger’s Catering, complete with wine. There will be a cash bar available throughout the evening. There will also be a live auction featuring a few select items!

Let’s thank Wendy with our votes and show this community how GRRAND supports those who advocate for our organization!




Jane Sonntag announces GRRAND's new facility.

Jane Sonntag announces GRRAND’s new facility.







If you were unable to attend the GRRAND Affair, celebrating 20 years of rescue, you missed a sensational evening!  At the start of the live auction an announcement was made that stunned the audience.  People were on their feet, some were in tears, others were shouting, the room was in chaos, the celebrity goldens were on high alert (and barking)!  Read on to find out what you missed or relive what you saw!

To experience the full impact of this announcement, first have a look at GRRAND’s history spanning 20 years of re-homing rescued Golden Retrievers!  To know where you are going you need to know from where you came.  The present is a bridge from past to future and with this special gift we are crossing that bridge with great anticipation for tomorrow!

GRRAND’s Historic Road to the Future!


Visit the New Facility Page


Celebrate GRRAND’s 20th Birthday!

This is a very special year for GRRAND.  We are celebrating our 20th anniversary!  In two decades, this all-volunteer organization has helped rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for over 4,200 dogs in need!  If you’re reading this, chances are good you’ve played a role in GRRAND’s longevity by offering your support through volunteering, adopting, fostering, sponsoring, and/or donating. It has taken ongoing dedication to see GRRAND reach this milestone anniversary.

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In 2015, GRRAND placed 174 dogs with loving adoptive families.  Over the course of 20 years, GRRAND has truly helped change the outcome for all of the Goldens entering its program, giving them new beginnings to send them on their way to brighter, happier lives. Whether you are new to GRRAND or have been involved since its inception, thank you for joining and supporting the GRRAND family.  Please consider adopting or fostering a golden.  You may also make donations to GRRAND in support our mission.  We would love for you to be a part of our rich history!