About us

Find out who we are and what we do

Our Organization

Chartered in 1991, the Golden Retriever Rescue Club of Charlotte (GRRCC) has saved over 2,000 Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers and Retriever mixes.

We are dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of unwanted, abused, neglected, abandoned or surrendered Golden Retrievers.

We provide professional and comprehensive veterinary care, including spay/neuter services and behavioral evaluations.

We are committed to helping our Golden Retrievers find their perfectly matched Forever Families.  Whether they are young or old, healthy or terminal, our goal is to ensure that they will give and receive a lifetime of love.

GRRCC is 501(c)(3) volunteer-staffed nonprofit organization relying solely on donations, which are tax deductible, to the extent allowed by law.  We also meet the requirements for corporate matching, employee giving and other volunteer grant programs.

Members, friends, and various fundraising event proceeds to allow us to provide a safe home and to give quality veterinary care and love to all GRRCC dogs.  

Meet the Board

Meg Roach
Meg Roach

President

Meg got involved with the GRRCC when her family adopted their first dog, Jack, from the club in 2003. She’s been an active volunteer for 17 years, previously serving as the Volunteer Coordinator & Vice President. Meg has called Charlotte home for 35 years. She graduated from Mary Baldwin College and works in Human Resources....
Dru Meier
Dru Meier

Secretary/Volunteer Coordinator

A lifelong animal lover, Dru had just added a golden retriever puppy to the family when she came across a GRRCC fundraising table at a local mall. Intrigued, she immediately joined and has been a member of the club since the late 1990’s. Dru has volunteered with multiple animal rescue organizations throughout her life, but...
RJ Miner
RJ Miner

Website Administrator

RJ and his wife Shellie caught the Golden bug when they dog sat a friend’s Golden. Since then, they’ve had two more Golden’s, both rescued through GRRCC. They’ve been actively volunteering with GRRCC for several years as a foster family (nearly 20 dogs and counting). RJ has also offered his graphic services to the Club...
Bethany Gooch
Bethany Gooch

Board Member

The Gooch Family adopted their first Golden (Allie) from GRRCC in 2005. After spending the next nine years growing kids and careers, they attended GRRCC’s Annual Board Meeting in January 2014. Bethany joined the Intake Committee shortly thereafter and began helping with transport & fostering as well. She asked too many questions in 2015 and...
Rick Gross
Rick Gross

Board Member

Rick, and his better half Marsha, have been active GRRCC members for 20 years. They have rescued 4 Goldens and currently share their Lake Wylie home with one GRRCC rescue and 2 “family rescues”. Rick works as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley and Marsha is a musician and teacher. Our Golden rescues have been...
Ashley Finney

Board Member

Scott and Ashley Finney live in China Grove, NC and joined the GRRRC board in 2020. Ashley being a longtime Golden lover, was introduced to the rescue club in 2008 and started to volunteer at events and walking in parades. Scott and Ashley were married in April 2016 and our love for the Golden Retriever...
Kathy Girone
Kathy Girone

Board Member

An avid animal lover, Kathy has rescued 5 dogs and 3 of them have been Golden’s. She volunteered for many different animals rescue groups when she lived in Richmond, Va. When she moved to Charlotte, she wanted to volunteer for Golden Retriever Rescue since she had become a Golden Lover. She rescued her current dog...
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