GRIN's 3rd Annual Howl O Ween Party will be Sunday October 9th from Noon - 3 PM at Oak Grove Pavilion in the Brecksville Metro Parks. It will be a fun afternoon with lunch and costume judging and more! We will have prizes for the best costumes for humans and canines. The Howl Committee will be forming soon. Please watch our website for details on the first meeting and the registration form. If you have questions or would like to donate for our Chinese auction or bake doggie treats for sale at the event, please contact email@example.com. Don't miss out on the spectacular fall foliage and an afternoon with fellow Golden lovers!
For hundreds of years, homeless dogs have been a part of the Turkish environment. Estimates for the numbers of street and shelter dogs in Istanbul alone vary greatly – anywhere from 50,000-100,000. Among these dogs, approximately 500-1000 are abandoned Golden Retrievers. A concerned American living in Istanbul noticed all the Goldens running the streets and in municipal shelters and contacted Adopt A Golden of Atlanta (AGA) asking for help. In tandem, they worked to implement the rescue of these Goldens. The first flight arrived on May 9, 2015, and was the largest international rescue of Golden Retrievers ever.
GRIN, just like many other Golden rescues in the country, has seen a steady decline over the last several years in the number of dogs being surrendered. At the same time, the number of families willing to open up their homes and their hearts to this wonderful breed has not declined. Learning that there were so many Goldens waiting for their turn to come to America, GRIN reached out to AGA to help in the effort. To date there are over thirty rescue organizations in America involved and over 500 unwanted, abused, neglected and displaced Golden Retrievers from Turkey have been placed in loving, permanent homes here in America.