• Field Trips for Shelter Dogs

    We’ve always known that breaks from kennel life are good for dogs. Now, science confirms that. A recent study showed that spending the night at a volunteer’s house significantly lowers the level of the stress hormone cortisol in shelter dogs. Our 33-run kennel is one of the things that sets us apart from foster-based rescues. […]

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  • 2020 Calendar Photos

      Now accepting submissions for the 2020 calendar! Deadline is April 1, 2019. If your dog appeared in the 2019 calendar, you will have to wait until 2021 to submit again! We can only accept 3 photos per dog, so choose your favorites! Please be sure that photos meet the following requirements: We accept both […]

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  • YGRR 2019 Annual Auction

    The YGRR annual auction will be held Saturday, May 4 2019 at the Holiday Inn Marlborough from 10-2:30. Please join us for YGRR’s annual benefit auction! This is our largest fund-raising event of the year to benefit our Goldens in need, so we appreciate your attendance and/or support! Registration online until April 26 for $35, […]

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  • The Surprise Inside: When one dog turns into 11

     Late last spring, just days before she was to fly with four other rescued Golden retrievers from China to the U.S., Freedom plopped down in her kennel and gave birth to 10 puppies. It was a surprise to everyone but Freedom. We brought the other four dogs to the U.S. and found them homes, but […]

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  • YGRR’s Molly featured in Seacoast Bark Magazine

    Follow the link below to read about YGRR’s Molly. Molly’s adopters share the story of her 6,000 mile journey from China to the U.S.and commentary from YGRR Executive Director Allyson MacKenna. Seacoast Bark Article

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  • Anny’s story

      Dear YGRR Supporters,   About a month ago we launched our Summer Appeal which featured the story of Anny, one of our dogs from China.  If you did not receive the Appeal, misplaced it or just want to read it again please click on this link:     Anny’s Story and appeal Thanks to you […]

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  • Loki’s Story

    Meet 10-year-old  Loki. On September 14, YGRR received an urgent call to pick up a senior dog. We sent the request out to our wonderful volunteer team, and we were able to respond quickly to this plea for help. What our volunteer found was heartbreaking. A sweet senior guy that had an open wound, was […]

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  • YGRR’s Ralph on Boston’s WAAF Monday’s Mutt Segment

    YGRR’s Ralph made his debut on Boston’s 107.3 WAAF radio today for their Monday’s Mutt segment! Here are the links to watch Ralph strut his stuff on air. Ralph is available for adoption. Please review our adoption information and apply online if you would like to welcome Ralph into your home! https://www.facebook.com/waafrocks/videos/10156008448888285/ https://waaf.radio.com/ For adoption […]

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  • Safe and Happy Fourth of July

    Time for the big and beautiful firework displays throughout our communities! This can be a stressful time for many dogs because those loud boomers can be frightening for our canine family members. There are many things we can do to help lessen the stress and help them through. -Closing all windows and doors in your […]

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  • YGRR on Fox 25 Boston!

    On March 29th, a crew from Fox 25 Boston came to Riverview to interview Executive Director Allyson Mackenna and Adoption Coordinator Devon Sprika about our international rescue efforts.We have many international Goldens making their way to Hudson over the next few months, so it was perfect timing to have Fox 25 to visit us. Below […]

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