Fall Eye Clinic

EGRR will again sponsor a Fall Eye Clinic in Olympia with Dr. Nathan Kice from Summit Veterinary and Referral Center. This clinic will be held on Sunday, October 27th, from 9 am – 4pm. This year’s clinic will be open to all breeds. Dr. Kice will be doing Pigmentary Uveitis (PU) screening in Goldens for $40.00 and OFA Eye Cert Exam in any breed for $30.00. The location is the same as last year – Boulevard Animal Clinic, 2806 Boulevard Rd SE, Olympia, WA. Dr. Nolan will be present and offering walk-in low cost vaccinations, microchipping, OFA Patellas, OFA Dentition, discounted flea meds/joint & dental products for those interested.

If you have a Golden Retriever who is 4 years old or older, you should have your dog’s eyes checked for PU every year. These clinics are one of the easiest and least costly way to do that. Dogs can be diagnosed with PU at any time in their life and it is not uncommon for a Golden be diagnosed with PU after several negative exams. Let untreated, PU can progress to Glaucoma which can eventually cause severe pain and blindness. If caught early, PU is usually manageable with daily eye drops.

To schedule your dog for the eye clinic, please email your name, dog’s name/age/breed to info@egrr.net. Please do not call Boulevard Animal Clinic.

We are not accepting adoption applications at this time.  We would encourage you to check your local shelters, most of whom have websites, and check other mixed-breed and all-breed Rescue groups including Golden Bond Golden Retriever Rescue in Portland, Oregon

EGRR recently began  rescuing dogs from Asia.  These dogs are young dogs most under the age of 4.  We are looking for Foster to Adopt homes for these dogs.  For more information about this, click here

Bringing these dogs to Seattle is an expensive venture.  Consider supporting our efforts by a tax deductible donation.

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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.

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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