Emma Long

Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

Status: Matched

GRR number: 15-134T

Type of Surrender: Municipal shelter in Turkey

Sponsored by:  Food! Food!, Susan Eggert, Theo and Scout.

Age: 2-4 years

Weight: 67 lbs (goal weight 160 lbs)

Personality: In the largest international rescue by any rescue group in Texas, GRR is rescuing and rehoming orphaned Golden Retrievers from Turkey!  Volunteers at many Istanbul shelters are working with Gold Ribbon Rescue as well as other golden retriever rescue groups in the US to help give these dogs a better life, including finding love and affection, a home to live in, needed medical care and a cushion to sleep on.  Emma Long is one such lucky lady, being rescued from a municipal shelter in Turkey before making the big trip here to Central Texas.

A touching letter from the foster parents below:

“We had a Golden Retriever (Max) that recently passed away, and knew that when the time came, we wanted another Golden. We first heard about the plight of the Turkey Goldens on national news when the Adopt a Golden – Atlanta rescue group was working to bring them to the US. Rick was so moved by the story that he contacted them and applied to adopt. He was quickly interviewed by phone and he submitted home pictures at their request. At the same time, I contacted GRR, applied to adopt, and completed the process. We were approved by both rescue organizations, and starting watching the websites for a Turkey dog. After focusing on Austin GRR Turkey dogs, we discovered Emma Long. We thought she would be the best match for us. We contacted the group that we would like Emma, and we all agreed to the Foster to Adopt program.

We met Emma for the first time at adoption day in Dripping Springs, and it was immediate love. The trip home confirmed our feelings for her. During the past week, our bonding has gotten stronger. She had a few "accidents" the first days, but quickly learned where she needs to go! She knows her name when I call her, has learned "sit", and we're working on "stay". When I get home from work, she greets me with a "Happy Dance". She prances/hops to me with her tail wagging a mile a minute, with the biggest bared teeth smile on her face that I've ever seen. She loves her toys, especially the rag babies. She is more laid back than our previous Golden, but she actually walks better on leash than he ever did! She has exhibited a lot of the same, endearing traits as Max, and sometimes it's almost as if we're looking into his eyes. Emma is perfectly filling the void in our hearts from loosing Max. She is a cuddler and loves to make us happy. We brought her to our retreat in Corpus Christi, and she was so good during the drive, and after we arrived as well. She made herself right at home with another new environment, as if she'd been coming here for a long time.

We are so looking forward to our future with our new family member. We want to thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts for fulfilling ours and Emma's needs.”

Ideal home: From initial evaluation, it appears that Emma Long would do well in a home where someone is home much of the time, along with a fenced yard.  One or more friendly dogs in the home is desirable.  Any children would need to be at least 8 years of age. 

“To learn about the adoption process and complete an application, click here.   We do not guarantee the availability of the dog that you have expressed interest in as it may be matched to another waiting family.  However, there are always new dogs available as rescue is dynamic.  We appreciate your interest in adopting a rescued golden.”

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