Sunday, November 30, 2014

Time to Turn the Calendar Page and Meet Mr December


Rescued:   December 2012
Nicholas was found at the local shelter, as close to death as any dog can be.  No one was going to even consider rescuing a dog that was not only well advanced in years, but had a horrific, maggot-filled cancerous growth on the side of his face.  No one that is, but the Arizona Golden Retriever Connection angels of rescue.  Nick was removed from the shelter on December 12 and taken to a veterinary clinic for evaluation.  From there Nick began what would become his miraculous journey of healing, fueled by an unprecedented outpouring of love and support.
Nick’s story was placed on AZGRC’s Facebook page and the rest, as they say, is history.  Within days, Nick became a “poster dog” of what animal rescue is all about.  Nicholas captured the hearts of people across the state, and even in different parts of the country.  Nick’s foster Mom kept a journal of Nick’s progress throughout 2013; from his first days after the surgery to remove the growth on his face, through his days enjoying life with his canine siblings, and his many two-legged and four-legged friends; and through his long battle with cancer.  Nick’s photos and excerpts from his journal appeared on Facebook, the AZGRC website, and the AZGRC newsletter.  It is a story of a dog who conquered pain, hardship, and abuse with courage, dignity, and a trusting and loving heart.
Nick is in the twilight of his life, but the remainder of his days on earth will be Golden.  When Nick is called across the Rainbow Bridge, he will cross not as a lost dog, but as a beloved family member who continues to live in the hearts of all who love him.  That's the promise made to each dog rescued by the volunteers, fosters, and adopters of Arizona Golden Retriever Connection.  That's what rescue is all about.

Monday, November 24, 2014

30 Days to Christmas

We have completed all of our shopping...have you? We went to the dogs and found all of our gifts for our families and friends. Look at these great sites to complete your problem parking and no crowds!!!!

The holiday shopping season has begun and AZGRC has many different items available this year for everyone on your shopping list.  Check out all these great items; they are sure to be a hit!

Arizona Golden Retriever Winery

This year the wine labels that can be customized with your own favorite photo.  You also have the option of purchasing the wine from AZGRC's 2015 collection, which features some of the Goldens from this year's wine label contest.

CLICK HERE To Go To Benefit Wines Website 

2015 AZGRC Calendar

And don't forget to pick up one of the favorite gifts of the holiday season, the 2015 AZGRC calendar featuring many of the wonderful Goldens we've rescued.  This beautiful calendar is only $10 and shipping for the calendars is free.

CLICK HERE To Purchase


If you haven't checked out AZGRC's CafĂ© Press merchandise page recently, the 2015 calendar dogs are available on many of the items such as notebooks, notecards, mugs, and the new items such as the padfolio.  We also have a brand new t-shirt that is perfect for anyone who has Goldens, "I was rescued by a Golden Retriever", which was designed by Rick Forgus from Atomic Werewolf Studios.

CLICK HERE To Go To the AZGRC/Cafe Press Store


There are also great stocking stuffers available for the chocolate lovers out there.  You can purchase the rescue chocolate; just CLICK HERE and select AZGRC.

Amazon Smile

During this holiday season, don't forget that any shopping you do at AmazonSmile can also benefit AZGRC by simply selecting AZGRC as your charity of choice.
CLICK HERE To Go To Amazon Smile


Those of you who use GoodSearch as your favorite search engine already know that GoodSearch gives back to AZGRC for every search.  But did you know that GoodShop does the same? Check out the coupons for many online sites.  Shop on GoodShop Sunday, November 30th and SAVE.  Selected retailers will double their donations back to AZGRC on that day.   Learn More and start shopping!  Sign Up for GoodSearch.


And last but not least, our annual AZGRC Gift of Rescue is now underway on the AZGRC website.  This year the first 100 donations of $100 or more will receive a beautiful ornament. CLICK HERE to donate and write your message.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support and have a safe and happy holiday season!