Golden Bond Rescue Blog

2021 End Of Year Letter

Dear Golden Bond Rescue Supporter, With the COVID pandemic emerging in 2020, we were certain, or at least hoped, that 2021 would prove to be less challenging and dog rescue would begin to return to normal. After all, according to Edgar Allen Poe, “False hope is better than no hope at all.”  While clinging to…

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Dogs on Mars

Stranger in a Strange Land by Jeanne Spreen Three days, three weeks, three months. This familiar adage suggests how long it takes for a newly rehomed dog to acclimate to his new environment. While catchy, and a good reminder to give new dogs a break early on, its simplified timeline often gives us false expectations….

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Plan B Rescues Six

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! We are so grateful for our GBR volunteers and their abilities to adapt and change course. This spring, our traveling  volunteers did just that when original plans fell through and they had to devise a Plan B. Plan A was to drive to Chicago to rescue 10 golden retrievers…

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How To Choose A Dog Trainer

by Jeanne Spreen So you and Fido have decided to work with a dog trainer. Fantastic! Training can strengthen your relationship and deepen your bond, and the help of a competent trainer can make all the difference, whether you just want to brush up on a few manners, learn new skills or solve a more…

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How to have a Dog Friendly Yard

 by Valorie Wiss If I had seen this article 18 months ago, I would’ve felt smug. I had the perfect dog yard because I’d been trained by a glorious Golden named Tilli who ate everything she shouldn’t. Any garden veggies planted in my yard went into elevated pots and are non-toxic to dogs—just in case….

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Professor Yates: Long Road Home

Lessons learned from a resilient 90-pound golden by Vanessa Loverti As a volunteer Intake Medical Manager for GBR, you never know what situation is coming your way or which dog will capture your heart and teach you something about yourself. Yates was that dog for me. A 4-year-old, 90-pound male golden retriever, Yates was rescued…

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