The Pacific Northwest is a very dog friendly area and often has dog related activities that you and in some cases your dog can attend. In addition to formal obedience training, taking your dog to dog-friendly events is a good way to socialize them. Do keep in mind that your dog must be good on a leash and under control at all times. Also remember to clean up after your dog should he leave a “calling card”.

The following websites will help you to find dog events in our area:

We will also occasionally post Golden Retriever events sponsored by the Evergreen Golden Retriever Club or Rescue events.


EGRR Annual Members’ Meeting

As President of Evergreen Golden Retriever Rescue (EGRR), I would like to invite you once again to our Annual Members’ Meeting.  Dogs and Humans are all Welcome!!!   I hope to see you there.

Sunday May 7, 2017 

Same location as the last few years.  Less than a mile east of Exit #6, off Highway I-405.

The meeting will consist of two parts:

The first part of the meeting will be a short business meeting, focusing on the annual election of the Directors and Officers to the Board.

**** If anyone wishes to stand for election to the EGRR Board, wishes to nominate another person, or just has questions, please contact one our current Board Members. ****

The second part, and highlight, of the meeting will be a Nose Work demonstration.

What is Nose Work?  An absolutely fun activity that all pet dogs and all owners can learn to do together!!  Dogs “work” to find the source of an odor using their built-in finding tool, their “nose”.  Come and hear more!!  The teaching and demonstration will be led by Joan Fetty and Donna Day, both well-versed in the GReat activity!!!

Dogs on Leashes:

Please remember to have all dogs on, preferably short, leashes.

Quick Reminder on 2016 Membership

The calendar-year 2016 Membership renewal period is happening.  Many thanks to those who have already renewed membership.  Your support is very appreciated!!!  New members are most welcome!


Summer Picnic

7th Annual EGRR Rescue Picnic – July 2017

When is the Picnic?

  • Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • 12 noon to 3 pm
  • 21230 SE 184th St., Maple Valley WA 98038 (Lions’ Day Camp)   MAP

* Same location as last several years.** – Easy to get to – just off Highway 169 between Renton and Maple Valley.

Who is Invited?

All members, volunteers, adopters, and DOGS are invited! Please RSVP to let our Chef know how many are coming and what each will eat – i.e. how many would like a hot dog, or hamburger, or garden burger. EGRR will supply these food items and dessert, as well as plates, cups and utensils.

*** Dogs, please, should be on leash. If there are dog to dog introductions, the doggie courtesy is there should first be a request made to the other owner and then done very carefully and slowly on a short, controlled, leash. Also please kindly pick up as we are asked to leave the Day Camp as we found it!!

EGRR Rescue will supply:

The BBQ meat(s), and buns items and a dessert, as well as plates, cups and utensils.

Please Bring to the Picnic:

A side dish or salad to share, and your own beverages.


 PU Screening Clinic

  • May 13, 2017 / Animal Eye Clinic
  • 8am – 12 noon
  • 5339 Roosevelt Way NE.  Seattle, 98105 (Ravenna neighborhood).  MAP
  • Cost $28
  • P: 206-524-8822  F:206-524-3551

This clinic is only for pet Goldens (not to be used for yearly Cerfs) and for dogs who have not been diagnosed with PU or other eye problems.  If your dog is currently being treated for PU please do not sign them up for this clinic as they require a different type of appointment.  To schedule your dog for this clinic, call the Animal Eye Clinic at 206-524-8822, they will take your information over the phone and then please mail them a check within 1 week or provide credit card information over the phone during this call. If payment has not been received within one week the appointment will be cancelled.

If you attend the clinic, you will be asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment so that your dog’s eyes can be dilated.  Please allow ample travel time especially with the road work that’s being done everywhere.  Since 50+ dogs will be seen that Saturday morning, we recommend that you have them come to your car to put the dilating eye drops in and then wait there or take your dog for a walk as the waiting room can get very crowded and not all dogs tolerate this well.  Please keep your dog on a short leash and under control.