GRRAND Turkey Goldens Rescue Update





The TD4s, BenjiJudy, Vince, Ellen, Cody and Robert, arrived safely in Louisville on September 30.  With their arrival, GRRAND has rescued 19 Golden Retrievers from Istanbul since May 2016!

If you would like to help support this rescue mission, please consider making a donation to our Turkey Golden Fund!  The rescue costs, including airfare, overnight boarding, and vet fees, typically amount to $2,000 per dog.  Donations of any amount will help us give these dogs a better life.  You can contribute to the Turkey Goldens Fund online!

Our fall 2017 rescued Turkey Dogs:

Benji is a three-year old male found living in front of a butcher shop in Turkey.  He was in deplorable condition, but rescuers brought him to a vet to receive treatment, and raised funds for Benji to stay in a pet hotel for six months.  When funds ran out, Benji had to return to the streets.  Angels from the U.S. raised money to allow Benji to go back to a shelter as he waited patiently for a home. Then he received the news he would be coming to America to find a home with GRRAND!  He was personally transported from Istanbul to America by a volunteer from Turkey who cared for him for nearly two years.

Ellen is a five-year old female from a shelter in Mugla, where she spent more than a year. She has been spayed in the shelter.  As she has lived with many dogs, Ellen is very friendly with all dogs, but can be afraid of humans. She will need time to trust humans.

Robert is a two-year old male Golden found in the forest and presently living in an open space shelter with many other dogs. His hair was much shorter when found and is growing now.  He is very friendly, tries to hug anyone who comes near him, and wants desperately to jump in a car and leave.

Cody is a two-year old male from a shelter in Istanbul.  He is very social, friendly, energetic, and loves to play.

Judy is a four- to five-year-old female from the same Mugla shelter as Ellen.  Judy is very social and friendly.

Vince is a two-year old male found on a road going to a seaside village on the Black Sea.  Afraid of the cars, Vince tried to hide behind bushes at first, but then entered the rescuer’s car.  Vince has been neutered and is very social.

Fall 2017 Turkey Golden Rescue Dogs