This annual campaign raises the critical funds for our Goldens' extraordinary medical expenses each year. You have an extraordinary opportunity to help!
Throughout the months of April and May, every dollar you donate is doubled thanks to a generous matching "Fund of Love" created by a consortium of donors.
A classic matching fundraiser – "Fund of Love" and "Double the Gold" ensure that Homeward Bound can cover between $200,000-$300,000 per year in expenses for veterinary and medical care. 100% of proceeds are dedicated to providing medical treatments for the hundreds of dogs we rescue each year.
Through your generosity, we are able to provide dogs like Nicholas - who came to us Christmas Eve with a compound fracture and nails in his stomach - with the medical attention they desperately need and deserve. Thanks to your support, Nicholas found his way to a loving home.
Nicholas' story is but one. Each of these dogs received extraordinary care last year from Homeward Bound. Read about them here. Our 2013 dogs need your help now.
Homeward Bound is blessed with young adults wishing to volunteer. What we are sorely in need of are trained Youth Program Leads to mentor these 15-18 year olds' love of rescue. If you share their passion, and enjoy working with young adults, we would love to talk with you. Commit to as little as once a month, or once a quarter. We'll get you trained, so you can train the next generation of rescue. Share this with friends. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Goldens say "Thank you!"
Even a golden can benefit from a fresh look! A recent adopter was so touched by her experience that she donated her professional talents to update our logo and the look of our newsletter.
She took what was good and made it better by instilling, graphically, what she felt the day she met her new pup; the Heart of Homeward Bound. If you look closely, you will see three; the heart of home; the heart that surrounds the path to that home; and the heart that envelopes all that Homeward Bound represents to us and the hundreds of dogs we rescue each year.
A new logo; a new name for our newsletter; and soon, a new look for our website. One thing remains unchanged though, and that is our mission: to rescue and heal displaced, abandoned, and homeless Golden Retriever and Golden mixes, regardless of their age or health.
Brutus is a favorite among the dog walkers. He’s a big, loveable hunk who reminds us of our beloved blind Bogey. And just like Bogey, Brutus is going to need a “guide person” to help in settle into a new forever home. He loves to play ball and can still find it despite his failing eye sight. He’s good on a leash and likes his walks. He is active for his age, always smiling; such a sweetie! Brutus is a big, all-boy, handsome devil who will steal your heart and be your faithful friend for life!
Have questions about living with a blind dog? Read our May 2013 newsletter here; you’d be amazed at how quickly they adapt!
Scrubbs is energetic, seven year old boy who loves to play ball and is good on leash. He has been at Homeward Bound awhile, but has more than earned his chance at a forever home. He has made our trainers proud, by learning all the good basics and even how to walk by other dogs without reacting to them. This was his toughest challenge…but he’s doing great. He’ll always need to be the only dog – but what a dog he is! He's a bouncy boy that greets you with enthusiasm and has lots of personality. He’s on the smaller side, with a beautiful golden coat. He wants you to know that he has been at the rescue for a long time, has worked really hard, and is deserving of a home of his own. Scrubbs is a treasure, just waiting for someone to come find him!
Homeward Bound is always in need of loving, committed families and individuals to provide temporary (or permanent) foster care for Goldens. Fostering is one of the most rewarding and important volunteer opportunities at Homeward Bound – and one of the greatest gifts you can give. Imagine providing a confused, homeless Golden with your love, patience and encouragement; helping a deserving Golden along on their Homeward Bound journey. If you can give a temporary (or permanent!) home to a loving Golden in need, please contact our Foster Coordinator, Maryann, at email@example.com. Bring a Golden home this holiday!
Well trained dogs are happier and more fun to be around!
Whether you need help getting your adopted rescue dog trained, a new puppy or a friend you've had for a long time, we are here to help you!
Homeward Bound has the classes and tools you need to properly train your puppy or adult dog. All dog breeds are welcome whether they were adopted from Homeward Bound or not.
We offer both group classes and private sessions to meet your dogs individual needs. Positive training methods are used in all our training classes and workshops. Focusing on each dogs particular needs is important, so we adjust the lessons to ensure your dog can be successful learning new, better behaviors.
We specialize in training for:
Homeward Bound earns 10% of your purchase at Jamba Juice locations around the United States, every time you use your swipe card. Get your own swipe card, when you visit the ranch, or at other events HBGRR is hosting! If you would like a supply of cards for your office or clubs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a Homeward Bound adopter, you hold a very special place in our hearts! In honor of all the Golden Retrievers who've had the good fortune of being adopted by YOU....we present: Jody & Mike's Golden Alumni Club Yearbook. Your contribution to Jody & Mike's Golden Alumni Club will help us do the work that never ceases and will keep Homeward Bound's doors wide open. Join the club ....we'd love to honor your canine adoptee in HB's Golden Alumni Club Yearbook.
Thousands of dogs die each year by being strangled by their own collars. For more info about how you can determine if your dog is danger and to learn how to prevent it, check out our article on dog collar strangulation.
Preventative Health Care
Don't forget your dog's monthly heartworm preventative and flea prevention treatment. www.petmeds.com.
What if every time you shopped online a percentage of the sale went to Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue? More than 100 great stores including Target, Macy's, The Gap, Best Buy, Nordstrom, PetSmart, Staples and Wal*Mart have teamed up with GoodSearch to do just that. The next time you're looking for a new book, computer, DVD, pair of shoes or clothing, go to GoodShop.com first. It's simple.
No username or password is required. Just designate Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue as your non profit selection, click on the store's logo from the GoodShop site and then shop as you normally would. You'll get the same great prices, but every time you place an order, you'll be supporting your favorite cause with donations that average around 3% of the sale but can exceed 20%!
A commemorative brick in our memorial garden is a unique way to memorialize someone special. These bricks will be placed in the pathway in the Homeward Bound memorial garden. There are two sizes to choose from.
Want to help the Goldens, but can't adopt or foster and don't have time to volunteer? You can still help! You can make a huge difference in the life of a Golden in need by sponsoring a dog in our Golden Angel Program. Each of the dogs featured came to us with special needs and will require some extra time and care to recover. You can help them by sponsoring, Abby, Josie, Bogey, Venus, or Baron.
Here's a new easy way to raise money and awareness for HBGRR. Just start using the new Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary Inc. Visa Platinum Rewards card for your everyday purchases. The first time you use it, the bank will donate $50 to Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary Inc. and we'll continue to receive a percentage of all future purchases.
As a cardholder you have powerful benefits. The Visa Platinum Rewards card offers zero liability protection, emergency assistance services, online banking, auto rental and travel accident insurance, and more! Plus, earn points at hundreds of participating online retailers redeemable for name-brand merchandise, event tickets, gift cards and travel rewards options. Plus, you'll be earning accelerated points (up to 15 points per dollar) at hundreds of national merchants, which can be redeemed for merchandise, accountcredits and free tickets on over 175 airlines, with no blackout dates! Please join me today in choosing and using the card that supports Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary Inc. Go to http://www.cardpartner.com/app/hbgrr to request your card today, or print your form and mail in your application.
Have questions? Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.
Looking for the something special for a golden lover? Homeward Bound logo merchandise and gifts for the "golden lover" is just a click away! Check out our custom designed Homeward Bound items at Cafepress.com in our Golden Mall! Every purchase helps support golden retriever rescue!
A moving and inspiring book told from the perspective of a rescued golden. Mike Jones, co-founder of Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc., with the help of his golden girl Chelsea, has written a book that every golden lover and every supporter of rescue will want to read! All proceeds from the sale of Chelsea's Tales are donated to Homeward Bound! Check out Chelsea's Tales, Memories Of A Rescued Golden Retriever