Welcome to GRRAND!



You are cordially invited to be our guest at GRRAND’s annual Have-a-Heart party on Saturday, February 25, at 1:00 p.m., to celebrate your furry family member’s adoption in 2016.

This fun event is beloved by dogs and their owners. Your golden won’t want to miss the celebration with toys, treats, games, prizes, and, of course, lots of golden love!

Please RSVP to our Have-a-Heart coordinator, Carol, at (502) 452-1168, or by email at cruisingshipp@aol.com. Be sure to include your phone number, dog’s name (including the name it may have changed from), and the names of all who will be attending. Please RSVP by February 20.

The party starts at 1:00 pm, and we will begin welcoming GRRAND dogs and taking photos at 12:45. We encourage attendees to bring folding chairs, if possible.

*Due to space limitations, we unfortunately must limit attendance to GRRAND dogs adopted in 2016.

Have-A-Heart Party Location:

Competitive Edge Agility & Dog Sports
4600 Shepherdsville Road
Louisville, KY 40218

See you there!



Just around the corner.  Mark your calendar for February 19th and join the fun!

A Golden Opportunity for GRRAND!

DancingLong-time GRRAND supporter Wendy Splan has chosen GRRAND as her charity for the 2017 Dancing with Prospect Stars event on February 19.  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 just a few weeks left 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, 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!  To attend and cheer on Wendy, you can purchase tickets online.  The cost is $125 per person, and includes the Taste of Prospect, dinner catered by Lady Fingers, including wine, and the performances of the dancers!  Go to www.dancingwithprospectstars.org and click on DANCERS.  Scroll down below Wendy’s picture and select ADD TO CART.  Every ticket purchased in Wendy’s name supports her and GRRAND dogs!

Let’s thank Wendy with our votes and ticket purchases and show this community how GRRAND supports those who advocate for our organization!  If you are unable to attend the Dancing With Prospect Stars event, why not attend Wendy’s fundraiser on January 29 at Westport Whiskey & Wine?  See the event calendar for more details on this tasting event to benefit GRRAND!!




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