Turkey Golden Retriever, Derby, Goes Live on WHAS TV
Derby, one of our prior golden retrievers rescued from Istanbul, was featured on the WHAS Great Day Live show on October 14, 2016. His debut with Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners was incredible. With Derby at their side, Jane and Kimberly told the story of Ash, one of GRRAND’s newest rescued Goldens from Turkey. His story, along with before and after pictures, was heartrending. Ash’s life in Turkey and the pictures of his struggle to survive are difficult to watch but if you love happy endings, his story is a must see! Grab a tissue and click on this link to see Ash’s story.
Fall 2016 Arrival of 5 New Golden Retrievers from Turkey
Have a look at the arrival of our Golden Retrievers from Turkey. Enjoy this short Video and read on for some interesting facts about the rescue of dogs from Istanbul, Turkey.
- Adopt-A-Golden Atlanta (AGA) was the first Golden Retriever Rescue in the U.S. to coordinate the international rescue of Goldens from Istanbul, Turkey. The first plane arrived on May 9, 2015, with 36 “Turkey Dogs.”
- Since May 2015, AGA alone has brought in 213 Goldens. AGA’s 12th plane full of Goldens is arriving this month with 18 more Turkey Dogs.
- Yasemin Baban, a resident of Turkey, is the key coordinator for the Turkey Golden program and is instrumental in facilitating the international rescues. She has spent the past 12 years rescuing Goldens from the streets and forests of Istanbul. Through Yasemin’s initial partnership with AGA, 800 Goldens between the US and Canada have been rescued from Turkey.
- GRRAND is one of 19 Golden Retriever Rescues across the US that have brought dogs over.
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September Fun! GRRAND Events in
Louisville & Cincinnati
The month of September has been a busy one for GRRAND, the kind of busy that’s incredibly fun! We hosted several events in our adoption communities – from the fundraiser at Citizen 7 (Louisville) to Trivia Night at Saints (Louisville), then Bark in the Park at Seneca Park (Louisville), and finally the Golden Gathering at WagsPark (Cincinnati). We extend a tail-wagging thank you to all of our members, guests, and GRRAND dogs who supported these events!
The most-recent event on September 25 at WagsPark was a hit! There were at least 40 GRRAND dogs in attendance with their owners, and all (both the 2- and 4-legged variety) had boundless fun! For those who may not know, WagsPark closed its facility to the public to allow GRRAND to host this event for FREE, and provided food and drinks to all who attended. They also provided staff during the event to make sure everyone had a great time and to ensure all dogs were safe. For those of you who are not familiar with WagsPark, you should check it out! It’s the Kentucky Kingdom or Kings Island version of dog fun. Go to the WagsPark homepage to view all of the activities you can enjoy with your best friend!
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