Thank You!

On behalf of everyone involved with the GRRCC and our rescues, we are so grateful for the tremendous support and kind and thoughtful messages received during GRRCC’s year-end Donate and Decorate Holiday Scene fundraiser. Once again, GRRCC’s Holiday Scene was beautifully decorated thanks to receiving a record 92 generous gifts totaling $8,735.

For anyone involved with GRRCC, there’s a shared passion for rescue and knowing how much GRRCC rescues mean to their forever families is priceless. In 2023, GRRCC took in 45 dogs, which is twice as many rescues than in the prior two years. Being able to have done this means the world. Thank you so very much for believing in and supporting GRRCC’s mission, and being a part of the journey of GRRCC’s rescues waiting to be matched with their forever family and those yet to come.


Meg Herbert Roach
GRRCC President


$300 PresentBrenda FerrellIn Memory of Slugger!
$100 PresentJudith BarrettLove this organization. You do such wonderful work and service the all the Goldens. Merry Christmas.
$100 PresentGregory MallowFor Harley, Cassie and Cooper
$200 PresentLessie Davis
3 LightsRick & Cheran CroasdaleOur lives have certainly been blessed with the adoption of Duke into our family
$100 PresentCarol & Milt Childress
$100 PresentSue, Pete & Katie GormanThanks for all you do! We love our Gracie and in memory of Cali and Comet all adopted through GRRCC. The Gorman Family.
$100 PresentLaura SpencerThis donation is in memory of Topsy Howell.
$100 PresentCynthia Stringham-Smith
3 LightsJohn MarstonMerry Christmas to all the pups!!
Dog Bone OrnamentDon & Christina WoodsideMerry Christmas to all with GRRCC. Thank you for bringing Bella into our lives for 2 1/2 amazing years before cancer took her.
$100 PresentKayla RutterThank you for bringing our beautiful Barley into our family and placing sweet Zoey with our wonderful neighbors, The Rios family!
$150 PresentGeoffrey Woodworth
Traditional OrnamentGeoffrey WoodworthMerry Christmas!
Traditional OrnamentElaine BrunoIn loving memory of Joe, Scout, Carley, Mikey and Lucky. Forever in my heart
$200 PresentSteve & Maxine HorowitzIn loving memory of our Mandy whom we adopted thru GRRCC and to honor our much loved GRRCC rescue, Shelly.
$250 PresentSusan HartsfieldWith forever gratitude for our precious Banjo.
$500 PresentEllen LangfordIn honor of the families who adopted Bernie, Jake, Sapphire and her puppies, and in memory of Bonnie. Thank you to everyone at GRRCC for everything you do for the dogs.
3 LightsMeg RoachIn loving memory of my special GRRCC boy, Jack.
Dog Bone OrnamentMeg RoachIn honor of all the dedicated volunteers of the GRRCC. Thank you for everything you do for the dogs.
Traditional OrnamentSara WindhamIn memory of Indie, a beautiful Golden who left us too soon.
$100 PresentDru & Scott MeierIn honor of our two golden mascots, Lexi and Doozle
3 LightsDenice LyonThis donation is in memory of our GRRCC Pup, Rustina. She was one of the greatest joys we have ever had.
3 LightsMeryle ElkoIn honor of Shari Martin, a lover of all Goldens.
3 LightsCheryl BarringerMerry Christmas. Thank you for all you do for Gods perfect angels
$500 PresentJill FunderburkeIn honor of our two GRRCC rescues, Becker (was Biscuit) and Aja (was Ruby) who we love so very much! Thank you to all the volunteers!
Traditional OrnamentMarilynn SeitsThanks for all that you do for Goldens and all animals. My golden Xena (formerly Ava) is thriving and is the light of my life and any party I bring her to!!
3 LightsJohn and Kris Burke
$100 PresentDanielle MullenThank you for all you do. Love Dani, Keith, Abby and Haley
$100 PresentSarah GaugerIn memory of 2023 GRRCC rescues Rory, Duke and Charlie and in gratitude of those on GRRCC's Intake who gave them love as they crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you GRRCC for our first GRRCC rescue Huck. He brings such energy and joy to our home and hearts!
Candy CaneEileen ShleffarFor my sweet girls Kate and Layla.
$100 PresentMichael EllisIn memory of Jackson. The best dog I've ever had. He was with us for 11 years after GRRCC took such good care of him!
Traditional OrnamentVesna IkanovicFor Ellen and Max. So glad your paths crossed! ❤️
$100 PresentSandy & Wes ScarlettSandy, Hammie, and I thank you for the work you do year round to help our furry friends. Merry Christmas and Happy 2024. In honor of Hammie and memory of Makala and Callie.
Traditional OrnamentKyle & Brooke VoorheisIn honor of Stella and Finnegan and in memory of our beautiful girls Bailey & Cali
3 LightsCheryl Miller
$100 PresentShannon CostnerIn memory or our Sophie Ella ❤️
$100 PresentCynthia AdkinsIn honor of my sweet loving GRRCC Golden Duke.
3 LightsDavid GunterThank You for all you do, our boy Bowie is such a joy thanks to you rescuing him and bringing him to us!
Traditional OrnamentMichael MowreyEli (formally Levi) a former rescue is now 12 1/2 years old, has been sight impaired for many years, is doing well and I am grateful to GRRCC for his rescue. Please keep up the great work. Blessings, Mike & Eli
$100 PresentDouglas PorterGlad I could help Rudy
$100 PresentValerie PeckHoping all the goldens in your care have happy holidays and families to enjoy them with.
$200 PresentKaren ReidIn honor of Loki whom we adopted this year from GRCC (we adore him!) and his sister Maggie. They bring us such joy!
Traditional OrnamentElaine GriffinIn memory of Frankie, our beautiful GRRCC rescue.
$100 PresentDavid CollierIn memory of our GRRCC adoptees Trapper and Hawkeye
$100 PresentChar SweeneyThank you for ALL you do!! We are so lucky to have you guys here. Monte is the BEST!!
Candy CaneShari MartinIn loving memory of my 3 GRRCC "kids" Peaches, Millie and Mason and to thank all the volunteers who work tirelessly to make sure these sweet rescues live their best lives.
3 LightsShana SigmanIn honor of all the hard work GRRCC puts in to helping all these sweet pups that deserve the best life. Thank you and Merry Christmas! From, The Sigmans (Our pup crew) Stevie, Maggie and Jake.
Candy CaneJennifer LoweFrom Jennifer and Ben for our GRCC boy, Nick!
Dog Bone OrnamentSarah & Scott DowlessIn honor of Duke and Charlie, and gratitude to all of the foster families that make saving Goldens possible.❤️
Traditional OrnamentDenise StephensTo my one and only.. JOE Stephens!
3 LightsCatharine LeesI have adopted 3 Goldens from GRRCC, Sophie, Jack and Bailey. Each golden was unique and well loved and enriched my life. Many thanks for all you do for these wonderful dogs.
Traditional OrnamentWilliam Krupicka
Dog Bone OrnamentLynnea PulverMerry Christmas! Thank you for all the wonderful work you do and for bringing Paisley (and all those previous to her) into my world and my heart. I couldn't imagine life without her. Much love to you all from me, Logan,
3 LightsLori & Wally SaittaMerry Christmas . We hope this donation helps these beautiful dogs to have a better life.
3 LightsHoward & Lisa JacobsIn memory of Manny Jacobs.
3 LightsHoward & Lisa JacobsIn Honor of Bosco Ritchie
Dog Bone OrnamentHoward & Lisa JacobsIn Memory of my mom, Barbara P. Ritchie, a longtime supporter of the GRRCC.
Traditional OrnamentAustinChildersIn recognition of the amazing work and person that is Vesna. And dogs - dogs are good, too.
SnowflakeKelly GarityIn memory of our first angel from GRRCC, Trevor. We had you for 6 wonderful years, but it still wasn’t long enough.
$100 PresentKelly GarityIn honor of our super sweet and snuggly boy, Jesse. You bring such joy to our lives. Merry Christmas!
Candy CanePaula BarrIn honor of the Ladies who work tirelessly in Intake, Medical and Adoption of these precious pups.
$200 PresentPeter Coblentz
$100 PresentAngela EiringIn memory of Kahlua and Bella. In honor of Ivo and Ellie.
$100 PresentCathy HartIn honor of our beloved Teddy adopted from Golden Retriever Rescue in 2009. We had 13 wonderful years with him and he passed away on July 3 this year. Thanks for all you do. We will be forever grateful for our time with Teddy.
3 LightsCarol & Bill Cornwell
$100 PresentGlenn & Julie RisedorfBecause we LOVE Randy and Shellie Miners’ Brody!
$150 PresentRoss LevinIn Honor of Jake!
$100 PresentCindy McMillanWe were fortunate enough to adopt Yogi this year from GRRCC. He the best dog I’ve ever owned. He is now a certified therapy dog, and just brings so much happiness. Keep up the great work. GRRCC! Thank you!
3 LightsMary Monfort
Traditional OrnamentDru & Scott MeierIn honor of and appreciation for golden angels everywhere and those who care for them.
Dog Bone OrnamentKathleen MarcelloIn memory of my beloved Maggie and Brady.
SnowflakeDeon Bowen
Traditional OrnamentJudy LekoskiFor all the good work done by the wonderful volunteers at GRRCC.
1 LightJennifer Heedick
$100 PresentTom & Leslie Anne WashburnIn thankfulness for all you do and honor of our wonderful Rudy.
$200 PresentAlison Rowe
Dog Bone OrnamentValerie SancibrianThanks for all you do GRRCC! Wishing everyone a safe and happy HOLIDAY SEASON! With our thanks and ❤️. Valerie and Norman & our Golden’s - Duke, Bailey, Koda and Jerry kitty!
SnowflakeKelly IrwinBella is doing great!
$1,000 Tree Topper!Christopher KarnesMerry Christmas from Dr. Chris, Dr. Rachel, and the staff at Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic!
3 LightsKhiya Armstrong❤️all the love for these babies!
SnowflakeNorma Rowe
Traditional OrnamentMichelle SpringhettiIn memory of Bionda. The sweetest dog ever.
$100 PresentChristina McConnellIn honor of my Holly-girl
Traditional OrnamentBonnie BlumIn memory of Skylar, our GRRCC pup that we adopted over 10 years ago. She was that gem of a dog that only comes along once in a pet owner's life. Thank you GRRCC!!!
$100 PresentEugene Britton
3 LightsBecky KaufmanLove GRRCC. You connected us with Champ who barked his way into history, and went to the Bridge in 2021 aged 16 1/2. Our new Golden is a retired breeder and turned 6 yesterday.
$100 PresentJim & Susan Sandberg
$100 PresentStacie LaCountHappy Holidays and Warmest Wishes!! Stacie, Rod & Gus.
Traditional OrnamentAmanda ScottThank you for all you do for our beloved Goldens. In memory of Gibby & Clarence my two sweetest boys that I miss everyday. In honor of Bruce & Walter, my two crazy one year olds that are growing into great goldens.
2 LightsRandy & Shellie MinerIn honor of our wonderful GRRCC golden-mix Brody, who entertains us every day.