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

James Adler
James Adler


After 38 years in retailing with Macy’s in St. Louis, Jim retired in 2007. In 2010, his wife Carol joined Belk and they moved to Charlotte. After settling in, Jim read an article about a man who had fostered over 60 Golden Retrievers. Jim and his wife Carol had two golden rescues in their home...
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...
Michelle R . Nugent
Michelle R . Nugent


Hello, and welcome to our new Golden Retriever Site.   We are so glad you are here! Redesigning this site and helping such a worthy cause has been rewarding for the past 10 years. Please come and visit us often as our site will continue to grow as we redesign more of our pages 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...
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