Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue

Houston, TX   |  gbgrr.org

Mission

Golden Beginnings rescues unwanted, neglected, abused, homeless and displaced golden retriever dogs. We provide them with necessary medical care and support. We strive to place our dogs into adoptive homes where they will receive a lifetime of love.

Ruling year info

1999

President

Ms. Lauri Neale

Main address

PO Box 19848

Houston, TX 77224-9848 USA

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EIN

76-0605942

NTEE code info

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In the greater Houston area, there is a population of thousands of unwanted dogs. These dogs are surrendered to shelters and abandoned by owners. Because the number of unwanted dogs is so large, Golden Beginnings has chosen to target its efforts on the Golden Retriever breed. We are trying to reduce the number of abandoned, lost and displaced Golden Retrievers.

Our programs

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Animal Rescue

Golden Beginnings rescues unwanted, neglected, abused, homeless and displaced golden retriever dogs. We provide them with necessary medical care and support. We strive to place our dogs into adoptive homes where they will receive a lifetime of lo

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Golden Beginnings’ (“GBGRR”) goals are:
1) To make animal shelters aware that GBGRR is a resource for caring for and placing Golden Retrievers that may come into their facilities;
2) To make caring individuals in the community aware that GBGRR is a resource for caring for and placing Golden Retrievers that they find in difficult or dangerous circumstances, such as being abandoned and living on the streets or living in abusive or undesirable circumstances;
3) To make individuals in the community aware that adopting a rescued Golden Retriever is a worthwhile option versus purchasing a Golden Retriever from a breeder.

Golden Beginnings’ (“GBGRR”) strategies to achieve these goals are:
1) To develop personal relationships with shelter workers and veterinarians who encounter unwanted Golden Retrievers, so that they will consider GBGRR as a resource for the placement of these dogs;
2) To maintain an internet presence so that caring individuals in the community can locate GBGRR and recognize us a resource for the care and placement of dogs that they encounter;
3) To develop and maintain a social media and networking presence which recruits volunteers, encourages families to foster dogs and raises funds for treating the medical needs of the dogs that come to GBGRR and which lets potential adopters understand the joy of adopting and the dogs which are currently available.
4) To develop relationships with veterinarians to get quality, discounted medical care for our dogs.

Golden Beginnings’ (“GBGRR”) capabilities for accomplishing these goals are:
1) GBGRR has over twenty years of rescuing and placing Golden Retrievers in the greater Houston area. As a result, GBGRR has relationships with most of the shelters, and many other rescue groups and veterinarians in the area.
2) GBGRR has a robust internet and social media presence with almost 10,000 followers.
3) GBGRR has a cadre of dedicated volunteers and a network of foster homes already established.
4) GBGRR has a base of faithful financial supporters.
5) GBGRR has experienced leadership in key areas such as intake, transportation, foster coordination, veterinarian coordination and adoption coordination.
6) GBGRR has experienced and dedicated Board leadership.

GBGRR has rescued and placed over 4000 dogs since its founding in 1999. GBGRR has attracted and retained the volunteer base necessary to provide our services. GBGRR has attracted and retained the donor base necessary to financially support our services.

Financials

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Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue

Board of directors
as of 1/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Lauri Neale

Lauri Neale

Angie Pierce

Lou Boxleiter

Organizational demographics

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