405 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025-5240
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We operate from Fresno to the Oregon border and in the Lake Tahoe/Reno area.
We offer placement services for owners who need to give up their dogs because of changing life circumstances such as relocation, financial hardship, divorce, allergies, illness, or death. We offer them an alternative to taking their pets to an animal shelter or humane society. We also rescue abandoned, neglected, and even abused Golden Retrievers. Some 400 dogs a year find a safe haven when they find us.
Unlike some rescue groups, we take senior dogs (over 8 years old) and find them a safe, loving home to spend the rest of their lives. We also take dogs with medical conditions and pay for treatment including surgery where the dog has a reasonably good chance of living a pain free life. The most frequent conditions that we treat are typically hip dysplasia and other orthopedic problems.
History--NORCAL Golden Retriever Rescue originated from the NORCAL Golden Retriever Club. Like most responsible breed clubs, it recognized its obligation toward all dogs of its breed and established a committee of volunteers to form a rescue organization. In 1994, NORCAL Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under section 501(3) (c) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
Volunteers---We have over 100 volunteers throughout Northern California who generously donate their time and love to rescuing displaced Goldens. Among these volunteers are a Board of Directors and local area Adoption and Surrender Coordinators who are arranged mostly by county. Each Coordinator works with a network of area assistants who help provide temporary foster homes, rescue Goldens out of animal shelters, transport dogs, evaluate the health and temperament of dogs, and perform a myriad of other tasks.