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Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (DVGRR) provides new beginnings for displaced Golden Retrievers.We are a volunteer 501C3 non-profit group that rescues unwanted Golden Retrievers and places them for adoption. We operate primarily in Eastern Pennsylvania , New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and New York. We carefully screen all incoming dogs for socially unacceptable behavior and accept those we can place responsibly . Before placing them in carefully matched permanent homes, we provide essential veterinary care.
New beginnings start at our kennel facility, Golden Gateway, where the dogs receive physical and emotional evaluation, training fundamentals, socialization and exercise with volunteers in a loving and stimulating environment.
Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue adoptions are primarily limited to our rescue footprint which is Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and parts of New York. Visit the National Rescue Committee of the Golden Retriever Club of America for information about adoption agencies nationwide (http://www.grca-nrc.org/)
A preliminary evaluation is done by a member of our Intake Team before a Golden is accepted into the program. This is an attempt to weed out dogs with known aggressive tendencies. (While not foolproof, the evaluation helps protect all concerned.) Once accepted, the Golden enters Golden Gateway. We further evaluate the dog's personality in a "home" environment. The Golden also receives a veterinary examination and is heartworm tested, updated on innoculations, spayed or neutered, and evaluated for existing medical problems. The Golden is then ready for adoption, and a potential adoptive family is matched with him or her from our list of approved applicants.
The waiting period can be anywhere from four weeks to several months. Our methods are time proven and successful. We are working to match a Golden that will remain in your home for the balance of its life and be a good canine companion.
DVGRR is located in Reinholds Pennsylvania, near Reading PA and within easy driving distance of Allentown, Philadelphia and other nearby areas. Visit us and tour our facility during our "Meet and Greet the Goldens" day , held every month on the second Saturday, rain or shine! Complete driving directions are located on our web site.