We are so pleased to bring you the news that The Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation
has granted a financial award to Golden Rescue South Florida. This award will be
used to help rescued Golden Retrievers receive the veterinary treatment they need
The dedicated people at Golden Rescue South Florida truly have a heart of gold.
They believe that all animals are part of a sacred creation and should never be
treated as “commodities, things or garbage”. They are a can-do group of people and
work tirelessly to improve the lives of Goldens and other rescued dogs.
One of the most admirable qualities of this rescue is their deep understanding
and compassion for the dogs that they rescue. They realize the truly horrific and
debilitating lives the majority of their goldens have experienced. The toll these
experiences have taken on these animals can be devastating. Many have been pushed
around from one terrible situation to another. Some have lived outdoors without
adequate shelter and subjected to extreme cold or heat, while others have been housed
in dark basements or relegated to crates for long periods of time. Many have never
received proper training or veterinary care. And, rarely have these dogs received
the attention of loving human companions and so they are often inadequately socialized.
Basically, these unfortunate animals are scared, depressed or anxious. However,
the dedicated staff of Golden Rescue never gives up on these beautiful souls. They
know that with some care and extra attention, the resilient spirit of the Golden
will overcome the hardships of the past and become a loving, loyal and joyful member
of a family.
Founded in 2000, in their very first year, this rescue adopted out 28 Goldens.
And, as of January 2009, 156 grateful dogs have thus far found loving, forever families.
Golden Rescue does not have a facility that houses the dogs. Instead, they have
a devoted group of foster families that nurture the rescues until they are adopted.
The Goldens come to the rescue in several different ways. Many of them are given
up by their owners who cannot provide the dogs with the attention they deserve or
the medical treatment they need. For those who ask, the rescue stays in touch with
former owners, sending them updates and even photos that reveal how the dogs are
doing with their foster families. The rescue also receives Goldens from overflowing
shelters, as well. All of the dogs that come into Golden Rescue receive proper medical
attention, afterwhich they are vaccinated, spayed or neutered before they go to
live with their foster families.
is just one success story, which was taken from the Golden Rescue South Florida
web site. “This is Kady (formerly Lady). We picked her up from you in Ft. Pierce
about three years ago. What a gentle, loving Golden she is. Her mask is getting
gray, but she's a youngster in all other ways. She had a lonely past and came from
a broken home. Then she was given to someone who evidently paid little attention
to her. We were told she climbed the chain link fence in that person's yard so she
could roam. Now, she hates to go outside and would rather lounge in the house where
the A/C is cool. She's been checking out the pool lately, knowing it's about time
to have fun swimming.”
This wonderful organization has many heart-warming and inspiring rescue stories.
By choosing to purchase Trilogy and HealthyPetNet products, you are directly supporting
the work of our foundation, and we thank you for making this generous award to the
Golden Rescue South Florida possible. Your continued patronage has made a direct
impact on these rescued Goldens and also the lives of untold numbers of homeless
animals cared for by other agencies, too.
If you wish to send additional support to our foundation, you may do so when
placing an order online or by sending a personal check to The Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet
Foundation, Inc. at P.O. Box 1425, Palm City, FL 34991. Even if you can only spare
a dollar or two, you’ll be providing much needed aid to the organizations attempting
to reverse the trend of abandonment in America.