GBR Holiday Cards
Yes, we know Halloween is not even here and then there’s Thanksgiving after that; however, let’s admit that the Holiday Season has crossed your mind. How about sending a Holiday Cheer this year using GBR’s Holiday Greeting cards? All cards feature GBR adopted goldens. Each pack of 12 cards contains two cards of each of the six dogs. Let Ursa, Pumpkin, Macy, Logan, Reilly and Forest help you kick off this Holiday Season.
Here’s an added bonus: proceeds from all Holiday card orders will be dedicated to Timmy, a China golden who survived distemper. He’s still in China but we hope to have him in the USA in time for Christmas.
Beijing 30 – GOAL EXCEEDED!!!
To those of you who were able to donate, thank you so much. Within a week, we exceeded our $45,000 goal by an additional $40,000. The response from all of you has been phenomenal. We thank you a zillion times over!
A bankrupt golden retriever breeder in Beijing, China is willing to turn over his 30 breeder dogs to GBR’s China rescuer partner – Xiaoli, who runs Together for Animals in China. The dogs must be collected from the breeder before or on July 11th or the dogs will be sold to a slaughterhouse. These dogs are between 1 to 5 years old – ten of them are male and 20 are female. After posting a notice on Facebook and Instagram, we received such a huge positive response that GBR made the commitment to get all 30 dogs.
The average cost per dog from the time it is taken from the breeder to when it arrives in the USA is about $1,500. That amount includes locally transporting the dog, testing for distemper, parvo, heart worm and internal parasites, microchip, vaccinations (distemper, parvo, bordetella, lepto, parainfluenza and rabies), health certificate and exit documents, airfare, travel crate, plus food and boarding while in China.
If you can help us financially to get these dogs to the USA, please donate generously by using using this link: Beijing 30. Thank you!
Adoption Fees for International Dogs Will Increase…
Beginning June 1, 2018, GBR will be increasing the adoption fees for all international-rescue dogs. These dogs not only have the same or higher medical expenses as “local” goldens (about $800 per dog) but also additional expenses, e.g. boarding, local transport, China’s quarantine fees, flight crate and airfare. Go to new adoption fees…
GBR Has A New Van!
Several months ago, a long time supporter of Golden Bond Rescue anonymously donated in honor of her recently deceased sister funds for the specific purpose of purchasing a new Ford Transit 250 XL van. The van was ordered and finally arrived from Suburban Ford in late December, 2017. After the purchase of the van, there was enough money left over to “upfit” the inside. We added a 3-person bench seat, a circulation fan and two shelves. The van is now able to transport up to 5 volunteers and as many as 12 dogs in crates (depending on the size of the crates). All the dogs featured on the outside of the van are adopted GBR goldens. The painting was done by John Stahr of Stahr Design. These dog pictures are not “wrap around” art, Folks. They are original pieces of art, hand painted by John!
If you haven’t seen the van yet, come to our Annual Meeting (see above) and get a chance to look closely at the featured dogs and take a look inside. We think you’ll be as excited as we are!
Donations Still Accepted
Even though we exceeded our fundraiser goal, we will still accept donations. The “supply” of local goldens needing rescue as well as those in China and South Korea appears to be endless. If you haven’t read about our work in China, please scroll down and let Ike lead you through our China Connection Project>
Ways to donate
1. Check made out to Golden Bond Rescue, PO Box 25391, Portland, OR 97298
2. Use the Donate Now button located on this page upper right.
3. Use this link: I Want to Help the Meat Trade Survivors
GBR Launches Huge Fundraiser
Hey, there! You don’t know me so I guess the proper thing to do is to introduce myself. My name is Ike and I’m a two-year old male golden retriever. You’re probably thinking, “What’s so special about him that he gets center stage on GBR’s web page?” Well, I’m actually in China and I’m one of the 51 goldens GBR has rescued and wants to bring over to the USA. They say there are forever homes in the U.S. for each one of us. I wonder what my family is like.
Since this is the largest fundraiser GBR has ever attempted AND the greatest number of goldens they have ever rescued at one time, GBR thought I would be the best spokes-dog for the job. After all, I am one of the rescued goldens. You’ll learn how I became a slaughterhouse survivor, but I have to warn you – it isn’t a pretty story.
GBR hopes after reading all about me and the 50 other rescued goldens, you will help bring us over to the USA by donating. All funds donated will go into a special account established for this fundraiser. In fact, if you want to donate now just use the Donate Now button located in the upper right corner of this page.
You can keep track of how much has been donated by coming back to this page. The Fundraiser Goal Thermometer will be updated at least once a day.
Let’s get started. We have a lot to cover and I don’t want to miss out on a meal. Stay close and don’t wander off! Follow me…