Happy Fall from EGRR!!
We ARE accepting adoption applications.
EGRR recently began rescuing dogs from Asia. We are looking for Foster to Adopt homes for these dogs. For more information about this, click here
PIGMENTARY UVEITIS CLINIC IN OLYMPIA
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Nathan Kice, ophthalmologist at Summit Veterinary Referral Center in Tacoma, has teamed up with EGRR to hold a Pigmentary Uveitis (PU) screening clinic in the south Puget Sound area. The Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA) suggests dogs should be screened annually starting about 3 years of age. If your dog has been screened previously, repeat screening is valuable as the signs often do not show until the dog is older and early diagnosis improves the prognosis for long-term comfort and vision. Undiagnosed, the condition can lead to Glaucoma and blindness. This condition is difficult to diagnose by a general practitioner and the redness that sometimes accompanies PU is often mistaken for allergy symptoms. The test for PU is quick, easy and painless. Please share this information with friends, acquaintances, colleagues and strangers who own a Golden Retriever. All Golden Retrievers are welcome! Here are the details:
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Place: Boulevard Animal Clinic
2806 Boulevard RD SE
Dr. Nolan, who is graciously allowing us to hold this event at her clinic, will be present and offering low cost vaccinations, microchipping and flea meds for those interested. For questions or to schedule your dog for this clinic send an email with your name, dog’s name, age, phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. As with our spring clinic, enrollment is limited so register early to insure a spot for your dog. Do not call Boulevard Animal Clinic about this event.
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Evergreen Golden Retriever Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to change for the better the lives primarily of Golden Retrievers in need. As stewards of these dogs many of whom have been forgotten by their owners, EGRR volunteers bathe, feed, transport, socialize, train and care for the needs of these dogs. This dedication of our volunteers comes from a love and commitment to this wonderful breed regardless of the origins of the dog. EGRR volunteers also strive to educate the public in responsible pet ownership in an effort to insure the success of our placements and when possible, avoid the necessity of an owner having to place their dog. It is our goal in this education process to arm people with the knowledge needed to make the best choice for themselves and their dog.
Some people mistakenly believe that shaving or severely clipping their golden is a wonderful way to keep the dog cool and comfortable in warm weather. What they don’t realize is that they’re actually putting the dog at greater risk of health problems like skin cancer. Here’s why:
A golden is a double-coat breed. Its coat is made up of two parts – the long and smooth outer coat, and the soft and fuzzy undercoat. These two layers work together to protect the skin from sun, heat, cold and moisture. The fur acts as an insulator against ALL weather conditions. Double coated breeds were meant to work outside in all kinds of weather, and removing that coat does not make them cooler, but compromises their body’s protection.
Dogs do not release heat through their skin. They “sweat” through the pads and feet, and release heat via panting. Removing their coat does not make them cooler, but rather exposes more of the skin’s surface area to the sun and heat, making it more difficult to cool down. Furthermore, goldens were bred to retrieve water fowl, the golden’s coat also acts as a water repellant and is designed so that dirt and debris is kept from the skin and brushes off easily.
You can also stay abreast of Golden Retriever activities by going to the Evergreen Golden Retriever Club website at www.egrc.org