• Happy Birthday, Katy!

    I have adopted 4 lovely Golden Retrievers from Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue. My 3rd is Katy who was adopted at the age of 4months. She came from a breeder in…


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  • Adoption update, Junior

    We’re in Upstate New York visiting my parents and Junior is LOVING all the snow here. He even went cross country skiing with me and loved it so much….


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  • Adoption update: Baron

    “Baron has been enjoying the laid-back life here. He loves his bed or the carpet in the bedroom at night. He’s such a simple dog, he loves food just…


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  • Adoption update, Dusty

    Dusty (as he now goes by) is doing great. He is settling in very well though wasn’t too happy this past week w the very cold weather! We tried…


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  • Information about Willow

    YGRR’s philosophy has always been to treat each dog in our care as our own.  As a breed-specific, limited-intake shelter, Yankee would never euthanize a dog for length of stay or…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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