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Welcome To The Website of
Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue!

We hope you find your visit informative as well as enjoyable. GBGRR is a non-profit organization, staffed solely by volunteers, devoted to providing rescue and necessary veterinary medical care for unwanted, neglected, abused, homeless and displaced Golden Retrievers in Houston, TX and the surrounding area. We strive to place our Goldens in adoptive homes where they will receive a lifetime of love.

GBGRR, a non-profit organization founded in 1999 is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2014. In our first fifteen years, GBGRR has rescued more than 3,500 Golden Retrievers and received numerous awards and grants.  GBGRR received the Starfish Award from the Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA) for our rescue efforts during hurricane Katrina, and in 2008, two of our rescued Goldens won G.R.A.C.E. (Golden Retrievers Achieving Community Excellence) Awards in two different categories at the GRCA Nationals in Providence, Rhode Island.

We hold a variety of fundraising, public awareness and educational events throughout the year. The highlight is our Reunion Picnic each Fall, where hundreds of rescued Goldens (and the humans who love them) meet to play, romp, swim, socialize and have lunch, and those dogs in their "Golden Years" proudly participate in the "Parade of Seniors". It's not to be missed! Whether you're interested in fostering, adopting, volunteering or just love golden retrievers, please click here to join our mailing list.

Petco Meet & Greets Cancelled

Due to renovations at the Weslayan Petco location,
our bi-monthly Meet & Greets have been cancelled
until further notice.

Attention Kroger Shoppers!

It's enrollment time again! Participants in Kroger's Community Rewards Program must re-enroll every year. If you already shop at Kroger, this is a simple way for Golden Beginnings to receive a percentage of what you spend. One step is all you have to take for the entire year.

To enroll, go to Kroger Community Rewards and follow the on-screen instructions. You may enter Golden Beginnings in the organization search box or GBGRR's program number - 80954. Thank you!!!!!

Attention Amazon Shoppers!

Did you know that Amazon also has a charitable donation program? When you open Amazon in your web browser go to https://smile.amazon.com rather than https://www.amazon.com. Select Golden Beginnings as your supported charity then shop Amazon as usual. Golden Beginnings will receive a portion of your purchases from Amazon. Then each time you shop Amazon, access the site via https://smile.amazon.com. You only need to select your charity once as the information is linked to your account. Encourage your friends and family to sign up for this benefit as well.

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Join our fun and dynamic Golden Beginnings 
Facebook group  to keep up with the latest news and events, share your updates and photos of your adopted Goldens, and follow the stories of Goldens currently in our program.


Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization.  All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law and are greatly appreciated.

Donations can be made by credit card and other personal accounts through Paypal by clicking the donation button below.   Please DO NOT use a mobile device or IPad to make a payment.  Please access the PayPal button from your PC.

or donations may be mailed to:


P.O. Box 19848

Houston, TX 77224-9848