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

Gold Ribbon Rescue, with other U.S. Golden Retriever rescues, are working with dedicated Chinese and American volunteers on the ground, to rescue Goldens. 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

Gold Ribbon Rescue, with other U.S. Golden Retriever rescues, are working with dedicated Chinese and American volunteers on the ground, to rescue Goldens. 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

Gold Ribbon Rescue, with other U.S. Golden Retriever rescues, are working with dedicated Chinese and American volunteers on the ground, to rescue Goldens. 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 United States these Goldens are quarantined for a minimum of 30 days, are tested for brucellosis and vaccinated for Distemper, Parvo and Rabies. They are also dewormed for internal parasites and are micro-chipped before arriving in the United States. 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 initial medical costs, there are food and boarding costs while at the shelter and transport costs to and from the shelter to the Beijing airport. Each dog needs a travel crate and airfare from Beijing to Houston and transport to Austin. Once the dogs arrive in Austin, they are brought straight to a veterinarian clinic where there will be additional medical costs incurred for spay and neuters, heartworm and internal parasite testing and treatment, in addition to, any other medical issues that our veterinarian finds during their medical evaluations.

Want to be part of this story? Click "Donate Now" to help the China Golden. Every donation is very much appreciated, and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you to all of the generous sponsors of our November China Goldens, every single one is now sponsored!





The Journey to Texas

Before being shipped to the United States these Goldens are quarantined for a minimum of 30 days, are tested for brucellosis and vaccinated for Distemper, Parvo and Rabies. They are also dewormed for internal parasites and are micro-chipped before arriving in the United States. 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 initial medical costs, there are food and boarding costs while at the shelter and transport costs to and from the shelter to the Beijing airport. Each dog needs a travel crate and airfare from Beijing to Houston and transport to Austin. Once the dogs arrive in Austin, they are brought straight to a veterinarian clinic where there will be additional medical costs incurred for spay and neuters, heartworm and internal parasite testing and treatment, in addition to, any other medical issues that our veterinarian finds during their medical evaluations.

Want to be part of this story? Click "Donate Now" to help the China Golden. Every donation is very much appreciated, and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you to all of the generous sponsors of our November China Goldens, every single one is now sponsored!





The Journey to Texas

Before being shipped to the United States these Goldens are quarantined for a minimum of 30 days, are tested for brucellosis and vaccinated for Distemper, Parvo and Rabies. They are also dewormed for internal parasites and are micro-chipped before arriving in the United States. 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 initial medical costs, there are food and boarding costs while at the shelter and transport costs to and from the shelter to the Beijing airport. Each dog needs a travel crate and airfare from Beijing to Houston and transport to Austin. Once the dogs arrive in Austin, they are brought straight to a veterinarian clinic where there will be additional medical costs incurred for spay and neuters, heartworm and internal parasite testing and treatment, in addition to, any other medical issues that our veterinarian finds during their medical evaluations.

Want to be part of this story? Click "Donate Now" to help the China Golden. Every donation is very much appreciated, and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you to all of the generous sponsors of our November China Goldens, every single one is now sponsored!





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?"





Meet Our November China Goldens

Enjoy a first look at the five dogs coming to Texas In November!

Want to be part of this story? Click "Donate Now" to help the China Golden. Every donation is very much appreciated, and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you to all of the generous sponsors of our November China Goldens, every single one is now sponsored!





Meet Our November China Goldens

Enjoy a first look at the five dogs coming to Texas In November!

 

Want to be part of this story? Click "Donate Now" to help the China Golden. Every donation is very much appreciated, and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you to all of the generous sponsors of our November China Goldens, every single one is now sponsored!





Meet Our November China Goldens

Enjoy a first look at the five dogs coming to Texas In November!

Want to be part of this story? Click "Donate Now" to help the China Golden. Every donation is very much appreciated, and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you to all of the generous sponsors of our November China Goldens, every single one is now sponsored!





Here’s How It Works

After arrival in the Unites States, the Goldens will be transported to Austin. 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, may have untreated medical conditions and they also need to be spayed and neutered. They will then move to an experienced foster home.

Because these dogs have spent considerable time confined in kennels and crowded shelters, they will all 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 via email at Matchmaker if you want to be considered for a China Golden.





Here’s How It Works

After arrival in the Unites States, the Goldens will be transported to Austin. 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, may have untreated medical conditions and they also need to be spayed and neutered. They will then move to an experienced foster home.

Because these dogs have spent considerable time confined in kennels and crowded shelters, they will all 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 via email at Matchmaker if you want to be considered for a China Golden.





Here’s How It Works

After arrival in the Unites States, the Goldens will be transported to Austin. 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, may have untreated medical conditions and they also need to be spayed and neutered. They will then move to an experienced foster home.

Because these dogs have spent considerable time confined in kennels and crowded shelters, they will all 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 via email at Matchmaker if you want to be considered for a China Golden.





Our April China Goldens

All of our April 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 April China Goldens

All of our April 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 April China Goldens

All of our April 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 their forever homes and quickly learning how to enjoy the good life.

 





Our March China Goldens

All of our April China Goldens are in amazingly good health and are adjusting to life in Texas. These dogs are thriving in their forever homes and quickly learning how to enjoy the good life.





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