Reunion 2022

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WOW and WOW and WOW! What a day we had! Probably the most perfect day of the year. The weather was perfect🌞. And so was our Reunion. There were 158 two legged attendees. And 82 four legged "guests". 78 Golden Retrievers, 2 Golden Doodles, 2 Flat Coat Retrievers and a Beagle. 

There were dogs from Asia (meat trade survivors). Dogs rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico. Dogs that were finally able to leave the overcrowded, underfunded shelter in the Bahamas. And dogs from Florida who needed rescuing for many reasons. All joyfully running loose in the dog park. A Golden Retriever lovers dream come true! And speaking of love. That's what this day is all about. From beginning to end, it's about kindness, caring and love💖.

 

This was our best attended and most successful Reunion🐾. With the money raised, thanks to our volunteers, adopters and other supporters. We can continue to "make a difference" for the dogs who need us. And we LOVE that!

 

PHOTOS

Head to our Forever Families Facebook Group Page to view and download photos and Valentines Photo Booth: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195452149200378

 

CONGRATULATIONS

  • Tim Lowry – Golden Matchmaker Award

  • Deb Robinson – Gerry McMahon Award

  • Karin Morrison – Carol Johnson Award

 

THANK YOU!

Special Guest Grumpy George, Author of "George's World of Questions"

DJ Tommy Scudiero

 

THANK YOU - amazing volunteers who made this day possible!

  • Bob Hodgson

  • Deb Davis

  • Sharon Damato

  • Cathy Marchuck 

  • Peg Warnke

  • Susan Martin

  • Melinda Steinbacher

  • Judy Eason

  • Julie Clyman

  • Bonnie Reynolds

  • Marilyn Nicely

  • Lorraine Wofford 

  • Barry Marchuck

  • Bob Clyman

  • Billy LaPinski

  • Jeff Damato

 

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

  • Golf Clubs: Willoughby, Harbour Ridge, Boca Woods, Boca West, Piper’s Landing, Martin Down’s Country Club

  • Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

  • Total Wine and More

  • Tito’s Vodka

  • Mark Johnson artist

  • Sharon Damato artist

  • Martin Downs Animal Hospital

  • Honda Classic

 

2021 Year in Review: In 2021 we rescued/rehomed 178 goldens, 114 were Global Goldens from Bahamas, Canada, China, Puerto Rico, and Turkey.  General expenses $308,031 which included airfare, transport, food, medicine, grooming, leashes, and supplies.  Medical bills $85,694.30.   Average cost per dog $3453.00.  GRSF is 100% volunteer based, 100% foster based rescue which means 100% donations goes to saving Goldens and Golden “likes”.