• 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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  • Rescues from China

    On November 12, 2015, YGRR welcomed our first 3 Goldens from Turkey.  Since then, over 100 international dogs have found loving new homes here in New England.  As all of our adopters can attest, these dogs embody everything that is so special about our breed. We are excited to announce that YGRR is expanding our […]

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  • Callie, now Emmie, adoption update

    Callie (now Emmie) Update! “It has been 7 weeks since I brought Emmie Mae, (formerly Callie), YGRR #5510 home and I am amazed at how well she has transitioned to our home. She is a delight and has filled the past few weeks with smiles, laughter, joy, and happiness! Everyday, she grows more confident in […]

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  • China Dog Rescue

    YGRR Goes To China – by Devon Spirka and Lucille Brooks The planning stages of all this started about 6 months before we flew to Beijing, China and brought back our first three Goldens. When taking on a rescue effort like this, there are lots of legalities and logistics to figure out before-hand in order […]

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