A 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization

LONG ISLAND GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE
WALL OF FAME 2022–2023
GOLDEN GIFTS WALL OF FAME

Dear Golden family,

As we slowly crawl out of our cocoon and the pandemic, I find myself feeling nostalgic. Looking back at the past few years I feel so lucky to have you all as my Golden Retriever family. I am so appreciative of those who stepped up and helped a dog find its way into a new loving home. The way you trusted LIGRR to match a dog with your family … the way you opened your homes and your hearts to the needy dog. These dogs come from situations that they did not create. During these past years these dogs also came from places that their owners did not create either.

When the phone rings and someone needs to rehome their dog, we listen with an open mind. Our Face book page is full of comments of concern and offers to help – unlike many social media platforms where people who need help are judged and shamed.

Our processes usually include a meet and greet of the adopter and surrender families. This helps both sides feel more comfortable. Often there are tears of both sides. I have seen such wonderful expression of concern for each other at times like these. Surrender families are always told that they can call the rescue phone if they want an update on the dog that has gone to its new home. I have asked many adopters to provide an update. I have never been told "no".

One recent situation comes to mind. A woman, who had a young Golden, was terminally ill. Her friend reached out to LIGRR, and we placed to dog in a loving family. Her friend called often for pictures. One day the friend called and asked for a picture because the woman had gone into hospice. We got a picture and sent it immediately. A few days later the friend called to say that the woman had peacefully passed away after seeing her beloved dog one last time.

We all work together: the adopters, the surrender families, the volunteers and the LIGRR board because to all of us there is only one client and that is the Golden Retriever in need. That said we could not do all of this without out donors. We make a great team with everyone's help.

Your help is needed … please give what you can so we will always be here to help our golden babies when they need us.

Why do we do this? The hope in the eyes of a dog who had no hope … the wag of the tail … the families who have fallen in love with a new family member … the list is endless.

Here are the Donation Categories and your "Thank You" Gifts:

May the coming months bring us all happiness, peace, and good health.

Never Miss a Golden Opportunity,

Melanie

Donations may be made by:

Other ways you can help:

Rescue Hero - $500 and up donation

Amanda Augustine LLCTed and Vicky Wender
Peter and Roberta GottliebGeorge Baker
Clifford Redmond and Eileen Ciccone-RedmondAnonymous
Jean-Luc Urbain and Suzanne QuirkJustin Moriarty

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Best in Show - $250 and up donation

Richard and PamelaKaren Schlain in honor of CharlieTheodore and Vicki Wender
Calista TullyBernice Greene 

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Leader of the Pack - $100 and up donation

Jeanne ReeseMargretta and Patrick Johnson-SallyDale and Karen BroadbentDennis and Doreen Daly
Sherry PlevretesJonathan MallerBarbara and John BennettJoanne and Dennis Dilorenzo
Michael and Eileen DicristofaroNancy Lippman Israeli and Ron IsraeliBarbara and Christopher KrucherMelissa Starin
Veronica SchultheisPatricia McCauleyRobert and Tara MorrisPatricia Dillon
William JamesDr. Sally HobsonTherese and Joseph PiegarePatricia and Edward Schling
Kathryn and John KolleggerJanet Pomeranz TrustDon Candee and Debby LewisJanice Chew
Claudia BeckGerard PicardMargaret HarboyLeslie and Tom McPartland
Harold and Virginia Cafferata   

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Faithful Companion - $50 and up donation

Arleen GoscinskiVirginia and Dominick CarotenutoCharles FreemanJoseph and Jeanne CampbellAllan and Regina Rosenthal
Regina and Gerri TomanelliVictoria Gold in memory of ArnieSusan LevineSusan and William WrigleyClaire Wallace
Robert and Jackie CapriolaVirginia KemnitzerMiguel LopezLinda Montano and Veronica BergerLauren Gray in honor of Roberta Raeburn
John Kelly and Carol HalbigKim WertzJoseph MartinKalpana and Gregory ThakoreIn memory of Storm
Oaklley Wood in memory of DaisyKaren WeberLisa DursoBrian and Debra VogelGloria and Richard Mooney

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Good Dog - $25 and up donation

Carol and Erci KayneValerie WaltersConnie SpellmanFrank and Marguerite Deangelo in memory of Patty, Sandy, and GeorgeMarc and Loree TandSusan and Gary Nappo
Michael HeaneyRobert and Amy RubinMindy and Jesse DavidsonThomas GirvaniKaren FarrekkChristine Compagnino and Robert McGrory
Shera and MartinPaul LoganMcGovern family in memory Juliette McPartlandMark Cohen  

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