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WHEN GOD WAS HANDING OUT "YOUNG AT HEART" HE GAVE RED AN EXTRA DOSE

 

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Red is a handsome 9 year old male Golden Retriever looking for a new pal. He would like to be your "top dog," so he is looking for a family who have no pets. Older kids (over 15) would be OK, but not necessary.


Red's foster says, "Red loves to be petted and enjoys being with you whenever you are home."


Don't let his age fool you.... Red still has energy to spare. He loves to go on his daily walks and loves to run and play. Car rides are fun too!


Red knows several commands: come, sit, stay & high five - he is a very smart boy.


Advantages of adopting this 9 year old:
Red is already housebroken, he walks well on a leash, he does "alert" barking when someone comes to the door, you can leave him for hours at a time with no worries.


If you would like a new friend who will devote his world to you, Red is your guy.


With patience to let Red adjust to his new surroundings, he will be the best pal you could ever hope for.


So many people want to adopt a Golden puppy.... please consider adopting a "senior" Golden. Seniors will: give you love and companionship without the hassles of having a younger dog. They are housebroken, finished with the chewing and teething stage and most know several commands. And most important, a "senior" Golden will love you unconditionally for opening your heart and home to them.


To learn more about Red, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Thank you.


DJ Jenkins
RAGofAZ  Placement Coordinator

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Look for the RAGofAZ metal A-frame signs at the entrances


 

  
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We will be at Ramada 15

 

You Are Invited To Attend Bark in the Park Tucson 2014

Celebrating 16 Years of Rescue

When?  Sunday, November 9th
Where?  Reid Park, Ramada #15 (Country Club & 22nd) Next to off-leash dog park
Time?  11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Pre-registration Fee:  Age 11 and over $8.00; Children under 11 are free
Registration Fee at Event:  $12.00
 
 
If you'd like to volunteer, you can sign up here:Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

Online registration is now closed.
 
Deadline is Monday, November 3rd

Preregistration is very important so that we are able to purchase the correct amount of food and prepare the gifts for the Rainbow Bridge Ceremony and Introduction of adopted Goldens

We will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, cake, non-alcoholic beverages 

Featuring:

Dr Mike Lent & Dr Michael Lawton with staff from Pantano Animal Clinic
Jay Smith, Community Dog Training
Debbie Troudt, Photographer  

Rainbow Bridge Ceremony:

pictureThere is a Norse legend that says when a pet passes away, they go to a rainbow bridge where they run and play pain free and wait until their owners pass away and come to the bridge to meet them. Then they cross the bridge together.

Our ceremony provides an opportunity for you to tell us about your wonderful pet that has gone to the Rainbow Bridge since last October.  If your pet went to the bridge up to 2 years before and you did not speak at our ceremony you are welcomed to do so.  We will present you with a framed picture of your pet.

If you prefer not to speak, we can do that for you.

When  you register, attach a jpg format picture of your pet(s).
Please submit no later than Monday, November 3rd.

 

 


Introduction of Rescues

If you have adopted a Golden since last October, now you get to introduce your dog and tell us how your dog joined your family. If you adopted up to 2 years ago but haven’t participated in our ceremony, you may participate at this time.  You will be presented with a RAGofAZ bandana with your dog’s name embroidered on it.  Add dog(s) name to your registration.
Please submit no later than Monday, November 3rd. 

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Street maps to the park and a map of the park are available here.

All well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome!  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or call 520-360-4414.

 

 

​You Are Invited To Attend Bark in the Park Tucson 2015

Celebrating 17 Years of Rescue

 

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When? Sunday, November 8th
Where? Reid Park, Ramada #15 (Country Club & 22nd) Next to off-leash dog park
Time? 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Check in begins at 10:30 AM
Pre-registration Fee: Adults $10.00, Children under 12 are free
Registration Fee at Event: $15.00

Click here to register now

Deadline is Wednesday, November 4th

Preregistration is very important so that we are able to purchase the correct amount of food and prepare the gifts for the Rainbow Bridge Ceremony and Introduction of adopted Goldens.

We will provide hamburgers, garden burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, beans, cake, non-alcoholic people and canine beverages.

Featuring:
Your New Board of Directors
Dr Claire Marie Zepeda and staff of Valencia Animal Hospital
Laurel Manning, Agility Course Demonstrations
Unlimited Washable Face (and dog) Painting by Elisa (Free)
Western Theme Photo Op by Photographer Debbie Troudt
Jenifer Rose-Quiroz of Dragonfly by Jen Artistry (Your pictures on Tiles)
Peanut Butter Licking Contest (canines only)
Raffle Table with Lots of Treasures
2016 Calendars, RAGofAZ Logo Tee Shirts, and Hats

See our Schedule of Events for times.


 

Rainbow Bridge Ceremony:

Rainbow Bridge dogs resizedThere is a Norse legend that says when a pet passes away, they go to a rainbow bridge where they run and play pain free and wait until their owners pass away and come to the bridge to meet them. Then they cross the bridge together.

Our ceremony provides an opportunity for you to tell us about your wonderful pet that has gone to the Rainbow Bridge since last October. If your pet went to the bridge up to 2 years before and you did not speak at our ceremony you are welcomed to do so. We will present you with a framed picture of your pet.

If you prefer not to speak, we can do that for you.

When you register, attach a jpg format picture of your pet(s).
Please submit no later than Wednesday, November 4th.


 

 Introduction of Rescues:

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If you have adopted a Golden since last October, we want to hear about how your dog became a family member. If you adopted up to 2 years ago but haven’t participated in our ceremony, you may participate at this time. You will be presented with a RAGofAZ bandana with your dog’s name embroidered on it. Add dog(s)' name(s) to your registration.

Please submit no later than Wednesday, November 4th.

 


 A map of the park is available here. Look for the RAGofAZ metal A frame signs at the entrances to the park.

All well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or call 520-360-4414.

​You Are Invited To Attend Bark in the Park Tucson Style 2016

Celebrating the 18th Anniversary of Rescue A Golden of Arizona

 

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Peanut Butter Licking Contest


When? Sunday, November 13th
Where? Reid Park, Ramada #15 (Country Club & 22nd) Next to off-leash dog park
Time? 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Check in begins at 10:30 AM
Pre-registration Fee: Adults $10.00, Children under 12 are free
Registration Fee at Event: $15.00

Click here to register now.

Deadline is Wednesday, November 9th

Preregistration is very important so that we are able to purchase the correct amount of food and prepare the gifts for the Rainbow Bridge Ceremony and Introduction of adopted Goldens.

We will provide hamburgers, garden burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, beans, cake, non-alcoholic people and canine beverages.

Featuring:

Your New Board of Directors
Anne Marie Hoff, Animal Communicator
Park and Bark Mobile Grooming
Loyal Companion Animal Message
Photo Op by Photographer Debbie Troudt
Popular Peanut Butter Licking Contest (canines only)
Raffle Table with Lots of Treasures
Gorgeous 2017 RAGofAZ Calendars
Jim Click 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 ON SITE (Last chance to get raffle tickets)The car will be there for a short time for your viewing (and dreaming) pleasure

See our Schedule of Events for times.


 

Rainbow Bridge Ceremony:

Rainbow Bridge dogs resizedThere is a Norse legend that says when a pet passes away, they go to a rainbow bridge where they run and play pain free and wait until their owners pass away and come to the bridge to meet them. Then they cross the bridge together.

Our ceremony provides an opportunity for you to tell us about your wonderful pet that has gone to the Rainbow Bridge since last October. If your pet went to the bridge up to 2 years before and you did not speak at our ceremony you are welcomed to do so. When you send us a picture, we will present you with a framed picture of your pet.

If you prefer not to speak, we can do that for you.

When you register, attach a jpg format picture of your pet(s).
Please submit no later than Thursday, November 10th.


 Introduction of Rescues:

BITP

If you have adopted a Golden since last October, we want to hear about how your dog became a family member. If you adopted up to 2 years ago but haven’t participated in our ceremony, you may participate at this time. You will be presented with a RAGofAZ bandana with your dog’s name embroidered on it. Add dog(s)' name(s) to your registration.

Please submit no later than Thursday, November 3rd.


 A map of the park is available here

All well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or call 520-360-4414.

PACC911 dogThe good people at the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition (PACC911) invite you to join them at PetSmart in Scottsdale for a day of celebrating the joys of rescue and adoption for pets all across the valley!

Date: November 15, 2014
Time: 10A – 3P
Place: PetSmart located at 10030 N. 90th Street in Scottsdale in the Fiesta Shopping Center at 90th Street/Shea Blvd.

Bring your dogs and help staff our booth! Greet attendees, invite them to pet your dog, and talk up the joys of rescue and adoption . . . a day of fun and socializing for you and your four-footed friends.

We need volunteers from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. A commitment of at least two hours is greatly appreciated.

Please email Pam Whitney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer.

Thank you!

PACC911 dogThe good people at the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition (PACC911) have invited us to join them at PetCo in Ahwatukee for a day of celebrating the joys of rescue and adoption for pets all across the valley!

 We need help in staffing our booth.  This is a great opportunity to socialize your golden, talk about rescue and your RAG experience.  It is a day of fun for you and your four-footed friends.

Volunteers are needed from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. A commitment of at least two hours is greatly appreciated.

When: Saturday, January 24th
Where:  
PetCo, Ahwatukee Foothills Towne Center,  5011 East Ray Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044

Please email Susan Quisenberry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer.

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 President's Message

Goodbye

I have never been a fan of the long goodbye, so I will keep my final President’s message brief.

 

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your President for the past three years. I especially want to recognize and thank everyone who has served on the Board of Directors during my term for your dedication, hard work, and wise counsel. Under your tutelage, I learned the ins and outs of rescue operations, good governance, focused fundraising, prudent cost-cutting, and planning for the future.

 

It is with some relief that I say we have succeeded in putting RAGofAZ on the path to fiscal sustainability and stable leadership. Because of your generosity – the members who have supported us with your donation dollars, volunteer hours, and by coming out to our events – that we can look forward to rescuing Golden Retrievers in need for years to come. Of course, this can happen only if we continue to plan for a seamless transition of leadership.

 

That is why I am not going anywhere. I will be right here to work with our new President, and support him in any way I can. He has an excellent Board to partner with him and teach him the ropes as they did for me.

 

I look forward to seeing many of you at Golden Harvest on October 17th and at our Annual Meeting on October 26th where I can thank you personally for your loyalty and support. This has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I feel humble and grateful that you entrusted me with this position.

 

Signing off . . .

 

Bob

 

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Golden Harvest Anniversary Celebration – Oct. 17, 2014

 

Golden Harvest

 

It's our 16th anniversary, and we want you to help us celebrate another year as Arizona's #1 Golden Retriever rescue. We've changed the lives of over 3,300 Goldens! Join us for a fun evening with your Rescue A Golden family as we salute the past and look to the future. We'll enjoy some delicious eats courtesy of the AZ Bread Co, and delightful wines donated by One Hope Wine. And we'll top it all off with a slice of anniversary cake followed by a fabulous raffle. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 15th.

 

Click here to register right now. You don't want to miss this!

 

Golden Harvest 
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM 
AZ Bread Co 
315 W. Elliot Road (SE corner of Elliot and Kyrene) 
Tempe AZ 85284

 

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Save November 9th for Bark in the Park Southern style!

BITP SouthernIt’s that time again to remember our dearly beloved Goldens who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge, to celebrate our newly adopted pups, to let the dogs play a game or two, and to enjoy good food and fellowship. As usual, we will be at Reid Park (Ramada 15) from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


 

 

 

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Don't miss our Annual Meeting and Picnic on October 26th!

Annual Meeting

Cook up your favorite dish and join us for a pot luck picnic at our RAGofAZ Annual Meeting!  Head down to Papago Park in Tempe at 12:00 noon to welcome your newly elected Board of Directors and say goodbye to those who have completed their terms of service.  All socialized leashed pups are welcome. Click here for more details. 

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 PACC911/PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend

PACC dogSave the date: Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10 AM till 3 PM at the PetSmart store located at 10030 N 90th Street, Scottsdale, AZ.  Bring your dogs and chat with attendees about the joys and benefits of rescue.  If you would like to help staff our RAGofAZ booth, please email Pam Whitney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let her know what hours you can work.

 

 

 

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Thank you for making Links of Gold our biggest success yet!

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On behalf of Chairperson Julie Thompson and the entire Links of Gold planning committee, thank you to everyone who attended or supported our Links of Gold Golf Tournament on September 13th! Because of your enthusiasm and generosity, we raised nearly $19,000.00 to help further the cause of Golden Retriever rescue. The feedback we’ve received from the golfers and dinner attendees has been so positive – everyone loved the Monument Course at Troon North, enjoyed the delicious buffet dinner, and had a wonderful time winning fantastic raffle prizes! 

 

Thank you for making this the most successful fundraiser of the year!

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A good time was had by all at Dogtoberfest!

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With sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s, Courthouse Square in Prescott offered a cool retreat to everyone who made their way to Dogtoberfest on October 5th! Our RAGofAZ booth was populated by many of our two-footed and four-footed friends, who greeted passers-by and talked up the joys of animal adoption. This annual event is always a wonderful way to spend a day, so if you didn’t make it this year, we hope you’ll plan on joining us in 2015. Many thanks to our dedicated Prescott team of volunteers for making our participation in this worthwhile event a success!

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Mark your calendar now for Bark in the Park at Kiwanis Park in Tempe on February 9, 2015!

BITPDon’t miss this annual celebration, which brings more than 100 dedicated members of RAGofAZ together!  We will be applauding all of the Golden Retrievers rescued by RAGofAZ in the past year, and memorializing the precious dogs who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge.  Look for details on our website and in your email beginning in January.

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Barnes and Noble gift wrapping begins on Black Friday!

Gift Wrap

It’s not yet Halloween but before you know it, Christmas carols will be emanating from your favorite Barnes and Noble Booksellers store.  And we hope to see you gift wrapping outside at the stores located in Happy Valley, Arrowhead at Peoria, Palm Valley Pavilions in Goodyear, and Crossroads in Gilbert.  Gift wrapping is open to both members and non-members, with or without your dogs, accomplished wrapper or “all thumbs.”  We’ll find a place for you.  Many thanks to our dedicated Site Coordinators for anchoring this project at our four locations: DJ Jenkins, Robyn Diegan, Dianne Nevius, Cathy Sloane, Susan Quisenberry, Kay Fee, and Judi and Bob Schillaci.

Check out our schedule of dates below:

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Gone but never forgotten . . . remember the beloved Goldens who have crossed to the Bridge but will live forever in the hearts of those who loved them.

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