The 2019 China Golden Initiative

The 2019 China Golden Initiative

Gold Ribbon Rescue believes that every Golden deserves a chance, no matter their place of birth. We can’t say no to dogs who would die without our help.

Gold Ribbon Rescue believes that every Golden deserves a chance, no matter their place of birth. We can’t say no to dogs who would die without our help.

Gold Ribbon Rescue believes that every Golden deserves a chance, no matter their place of birth. We can’t say no to dogs who would die without our help.













International Initiative to Save Slaughterhouse Goldens

Six U.S. rescues, including Gold Ribbon Rescue, are working with dedicated Chinese volunteers on the ground, to rescue Goldens throughout 2019. Collectively, we are all hard at work to rescue these beautiful dogs in need of medical care, a warm blanket and a loving home.

If you would like to learn more and see pictures of what these dogs have endured, click China’s Dog Meat Trade to view the web page. This is not to shock or upset you, but rather to help tell these Goldens' story. Note: Some of the photos may be disturbing.





International Initiative to Save Slaughterhouse Goldens

Six U.S. rescues, including Gold Ribbon Rescue, are working with dedicated Chinese volunteers on the ground, to rescue Goldens throughout 2019. Collectively, we are all hard at work to rescue these beautiful dogs in need of medical care, a warm blanket and a loving home.

If you would like to learn more and see pictures of what these dogs have endured, click China’s Dog Meat Trade to view the web page. This is not to shock or upset you, but rather to help tell these Goldens' story. Note: Some of the photos may be disturbing.





International Initiative to Save Slaughterhouse Goldens

Six U.S. rescues, including Gold Ribbon Rescue, are working with dedicated Chinese volunteers on the ground, to rescue Goldens throughout 2019. Collectively, we are all hard at work to rescue these beautiful dogs in need of medical care, a warm blanket and a loving home.

If you would like to learn more and see pictures of what these dogs have endured, click China’s Dog Meat Trade to view the web page. This is not to shock or upset you, but rather to help tell these Goldens' story. Note: Some of the photos may be disturbing.





Where Are These Dogs Now?

While all dogs are safe in a shelter for now; they’re not sleeping on a bed, or getting individual attention, or walks in the woods, or a counter to surf, or balls to chase. They’ve jumped the first hurdle to freedom, but you know Goldens, they need love. So, we must complete their journey to a forever home.





Where Are These Dogs Now?

While all dogs are safe in a shelter for now; they’re not sleeping on a bed, or getting individual attention, or walks in the woods, or a counter to surf, or balls to chase. They’ve jumped the first hurdle to freedom, but you know Goldens, they need love. So, we must complete their journey to a forever home.





Where Are These Dogs Now?

While all dogs are safe in a shelter for now; they’re not sleeping on a bed, or getting individual attention, or walks in the woods, or a counter to surf, or balls to chase. They’ve jumped the first hurdle to freedom, but you know Goldens, they need love. So, we must complete their journey to a forever home.





The Journey to Texas

Before being shipped to the US. these Goldens are vetted, tested for Distemper, Parvo, Heartworms, internal parasites and other diseases. and treated, if indicated. They are quarantined, micro-chipped and vaccinated for Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella, Lepto, Parainfluenza and Rabies. All requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Center for Disease Control and the State of Texas are followed. All necessary permits are obtained, including a Chinese health certificate and Chinese exit documents.

In addition to these medical costs, there are food and boarding costs while at the shelter and transport costs to the shelter and from the shelter to the Beijing airport. Each dog needs a travel crate and airfare from Beijing to Houston. Lastly, GRR volunteers fly to Beijing to pick up the dogs and accompany them to Houston. Once the dogs arrive in Austin, we know there will be additional medical costs.

Want to be part of this story? Click "Donate Now" to help even more dogs this year. Every donation is very much appreciated, and donations are tax deductible.





The Journey to Texas

Before being shipped to the US. these Goldens are vetted, tested for Distemper, Parvo, Heartworms, internal parasites and other diseases. and treated, if indicated. They are quarantined, micro-chipped and vaccinated for Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella, Lepto, Parainfluenza and Rabies. All requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Center for Disease Control and the State of Texas are followed. All necessary permits are obtained, including a Chinese health certificate and Chinese exit documents.

In addition to these medical costs, there are food and boarding costs while at the shelter and transport costs to the shelter and from the shelter to the Beijing airport. Each dog needs a travel crate and airfare from Beijing to Houston. Lastly, GRR volunteers fly to Beijing to pick up the dogs and accompany them to Houston. Once the dogs arrive in Austin, we know there will be additional medical costs.

Want to be part of this story? Click "Donate Now" to help even more dogs this year. Every donation is very much appreciated, and donations are tax deductible.





The Journey to Texas

Before being shipped to the US. these Goldens are vetted, tested for Distemper, Parvo, Heartworms, internal parasites and other diseases. and treated, if indicated. They are quarantined, micro-chipped and vaccinated for Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella, Lepto, Parainfluenza and Rabies. All requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Center for Disease Control and the State of Texas are followed. All necessary permits are obtained, including a Chinese health certificate and Chinese exit documents.

In addition to these medical costs, there are food and boarding costs while at the shelter and transport costs to the shelter and from the shelter to the Beijing airport. Each dog needs a travel crate and airfare from Beijing to Houston. Lastly, GRR volunteers fly to Beijing to pick up the dogs and accompany them to Houston. Once the dogs arrive in Austin, we know there will be additional medical costs.

Want to be part of this story? Click "Donate Now" to help even more dogs this year. Every donation is very much appreciated, and donations are tax deductible.





Why Not Just Rescue Local Dogs?

This initiative does not impact rescue of Central Texas Goldens which remains our primary work. Each year, GRR receives 300+ applications from people hoping to adopt a Golden; yet fewer than 150 dogs are available and come in to GRR from area shelters and owner surrenders. There clearly will be homes eager for these dogs and all local Goldens.

Why focus on China? Because we are needed. These Goldens have been starved, have untreated medical conditions, and have not – until now – known the kindness of human touch or care. Destined for a Chinese meat–market, these Goldens deserve a better life. Watch the video "What Would You Do?"





Why Not Just Rescue Local Dogs?

This initiative does not impact rescue of Central Texas Goldens which remains our primary work. Each year, GRR receives 300+ applications from people hoping to adopt a Golden; yet fewer than 150 dogs are available and come in to GRR from area shelters and owner surrenders. There clearly will be homes eager for these dogs and all local Goldens.

Why focus on China? Because we are needed. These Goldens have been starved, have untreated medical conditions, and have not – until now – known the kindness of human touch or care. Destined for a Chinese meat–market, these Goldens deserve a better life. Watch the video "What Would You Do?"





Why Not Just Rescue Local Dogs?

This initiative does not impact rescue of Central Texas Goldens which remains our primary work. Each year, GRR receives 300+ applications from people hoping to adopt a Golden; yet fewer than 150 dogs are available and come in to GRR from area shelters and owner surrenders. There clearly will be homes eager for these dogs and all local Goldens.

Why focus on China? Because we are needed. These Goldens have been starved, have untreated medical conditions, and have not – until now – known the kindness of human touch or care. Destined for a Chinese meat–market, these Goldens deserve a better life. Watch the video "What Would You Do?"





Our March China Goldens

All of our March China Goldens are in amazingly good health and are adjusting to life in Texas. These dogs are thriving in foster care and quickly learning how to enjoy the good life.





Our March China Goldens

All of our March China Goldens are in amazingly good health and are adjusting to life in Texas. These dogs are thriving in foster care and quickly learning how to enjoy the good life.

 





Our March China Goldens

All of our March China Goldens are in amazingly good health and are adjusting to life in Texas. These dogs are thriving in foster care and quickly learning how to enjoy the good life.





Meet Our April China Goldens

Enjoy a first look at the five ladies coming to Texas In April!

Note: Two are recent mothers and they will have weaned their puppies before leaving China. The puppies have been rescued by another U.S. Golden rescue group.

Want to be a part of this story and help save a Chinese Golden? You can "Donate Now." It is that simple; it is that powerful. Every donation is very much appreciated, and donations are tax deductible.





Meet Our April China Goldens

Enjoy a first look at the five ladies coming to Texas In April!

Note: Two are recent mothers and they will have weaned their puppies before leaving China. The puppies have been rescued by another U.S. Golden rescue group.

 

Want to be a part of this story and help save a Chinese Golden? You can "Donate Now." It is that simple; it is that powerful. Every donation is very much appreciated, and donations are tax deductible.





Meet Our April China Goldens

Enjoy a first look at the five ladies coming to Texas In April!

Note: Two are recent mothers and they will have weaned their puppies before leaving China. The puppies have been rescued by another U.S. Golden rescue group.

Want to be a part of this story and help save a Chinese Golden? You can "Donate Now." It is that simple; it is that powerful. Every donation is very much appreciated, and donations are tax deductible.





Here’s How It Works

After arrival in Houston, the Goldens will be chauffeured to Austin by GRR volunteers. While all dogs have full vaccinations and their Chinese Visa Travel card for entry in the US, they will be examined by our vets at Manchaca Village Veterinary Hospital. We know that these Goldens are underweight and may have untreated medical conditions. One of the Goldens will likely have more serious medical conditions. They will then move to an experienced foster home.

Because these dogs have spent considerable time confined in kennels and crowded shelters, they will have adjustment needs. Our adoption criteria for these dogs is:

  • Adoption fee is $650.00.
  • Someone who will be home most, if not all of the time.
  • A fenced yard - no invisible fences.
  • Children in the household must be 13 years or over.
  • One or more friendly dogs in the home is desirable, but we will consider an only-dog home.
  • Adoptees must live in the Austin / San Antonio and surrounding areas.
  • Resident dogs must have a current canine influenza (H3N8 and H3N2) vaccine.

Interested adopters should follow GRR’s regular adoption process. Click here to read our adoption process and to fill out an application. Completing an application does not guarantee adoption.

If you are an approved adopter who is waiting for a Golden, notify your GRR Matchmaker if you want to be considered for a China Golden.





Here’s How It Works

After arrival in Houston, the Goldens will be chauffeured to Austin by GRR volunteers. While all dogs have full vaccinations and their Chinese Visa Travel card for entry in the US, they will be examined by our vets at Manchaca Village Veterinary Hospital. We know that these Goldens are underweight and may have untreated medical conditions. One of the Goldens will likely have more serious medical conditions. They will then move to an experienced foster home.

Because these dogs have spent considerable time confined in kennels and crowded shelters, they will have adjustment needs. Our adoption criteria for these dogs is:

  • Adoption fee is $650.00.
  • Someone who will be home most, if not all of the time.
  • A fenced yard - no invisible fences.
  • Children in the household must be 13 years or over.
  • One or more friendly dogs in the home is desirable, but we will consider an only-dog home.
  • Adoptees must live in the Austin / San Antonio and surrounding areas.
  • Resident dogs must have a current canine influenza (H3N8 and H3N2) vaccine.

Interested adopters should follow GRR’s regular adoption process. Click here to read our adoption process and to fill out an application. Completing an application does not guarantee adoption.

If you are an approved adopter who is waiting for a Golden, notify your GRR Matchmaker if you want to be considered for a China Golden.





Here’s How It Works

After arrival in Houston, the Goldens will be chauffeured to Austin by GRR volunteers. While all dogs have full vaccinations and their Chinese Visa Travel card for entry in the US, they will be examined by our vets at Manchaca Village Veterinary Hospital. We know that these Goldens are underweight and may have untreated medical conditions. One of the Goldens will likely have more serious medical conditions. They will then move to an experienced foster home.

Because these dogs have spent considerable time confined in kennels and crowded shelters, they will have adjustment needs. Our adoption criteria for these dogs is:

  • Adoption fee is $650.00.
  • Someone who will be home most, if not all of the time.
  • A fenced yard - no invisible fences.
  • Children in the household must be 13 years or over.
  • One or more friendly dogs in the home is desirable, but we will consider an only-dog home.
  • Adoptees must live in the Austin / San Antonio and surrounding areas.
  • Resident dogs must have a current canine influenza (H3N8 and H3N2) vaccine.

Interested adopters should follow GRR’s regular adoption process. Click here to read our adoption process and to fill out an application. Completing an application does not guarantee adoption.

If you are an approved adopter who is waiting for a Golden, notify your GRR Matchmaker if you want to be considered for a China Golden.





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