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

Ashley Finney
Ashley Finney

President

Ashley being a longtime Golden lover, was introduced to the rescue club in 2008 and started to volunteer at events and walking in parades.
Vesna Ikanovic
Vesna Ikanovic

Volunteer Coordinator and Social Media

Vesna started volunteering for GRRCC in 2017 and has been very involved in the fostering efforts before joining as a Board Director.
Ross Levin
Ross Levin

Board Member

Ross is a native of Charlotte and a member of the GRRCC since 2020.  Ross is a supporter of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, a board member of Stand For Animals Veterinary Clinic, and a member of the Golden Retriever Club of America.
Isabel Drinkwater
Isabel Drinkwater

Board Member

Isabel Drinkwater has always had a deep love for golden retrievers and a passion for animal welfare.

Other Key Members

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 three more Golden's, all rescued through GRRCC.
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