• 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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  • International Rescue update

    YGRR has rescued another 10 beautiful Goldens from Turkey. Our staff and volunteers coordinated efforts and the mission was executed flawlessly. YGRR pays 100% of the costs associated with the care and transportation of  these dogs to the USA, and their ongoing care once they arrive at Riverview.  At a cost of over $2000 per […]

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  • Rescue – Before and After Video

    This video was played at the 2017 YGRR auction. It clearly shows the extensive love and care each and every dog receives when they come to Riverview. Without your generosity, we would not be able to do what we do. Thank you for allowing us to help dogs in need.   Before and After Video Auction […]

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  • YGRR Benefit Auction 2017

    SPECIAL EVENTS YGRR Benefit Auction! Save the Date:  Saturday, April 29, 11:30 AM – 4 PM Boxborough Regency in Boxborough, MA (Exit 28 off Route 495) If you are planning to stay overnight, please mention YGRR when making your reservation with the Boxborough Regency for a discounted rate.   Please join us for YGRR’s annual […]

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  • Volunteer Transport from start to finish

      An Odyssey of the Mind, and Soul By Brian Kling, YGRR President Four and a half years ago, in 2012, we drove up the driveway at Riverview to meet a dog that we didn’t know, hoping that he would like us and want to come home with us.  We had lost our only sweetheart […]

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  • YGRR Volunteer Program

    Dear YGRR Members and Friends,  Each year, hundreds of YGRR Volunteers provide thousands of hours of service in support of various facets of our program including: — Providing Home Visits for prospective adopters — Transporting incoming dogs from shelters/transfers to our participating veterinarians — Assisting with website maintenance — Supporting Staff with administrative and retail […]

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  • Turkish Rescue Goldens

    Since the start of our Turkish rescue efforts during November 2015, YGRR has taken in a total of 30 beautiful Goldens in need from Turkey. Our efforts are continuing, as we help Goldens make their way to the United States. YGRR expects to be welcoming 18 more of the Turkish Goldens in a few months. […]

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  • YGRR Wish List

    Welcome to the YGRR Wish List page! The following is a list of items that we currently need. We will update the list as the need for a particular item is no longer valid. If you shop through Amazon Smile, where we have a wish list, (YGRR Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue) we will receive 0.5% […]

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  • YGRR Wins 2015 Purebred Rescue of the Year Award

    We are excited to announce that Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue has been named the winner of the 2015 Vanderpump Purebred Rescue of the Year awarded at the 61st annual Pro Plan Showdog Awards in New York City. YGRR was chosen, in part, because of our dedication and commitment to the medical needs of all dogs […]

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