Here are some recent testimonials from adoptive families who were so thrilled with Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue (GGLRR) that they took the time to tell us in writing. Feel free to express your appreciation to the many volunteers at GGLRR helping with your Lab adoption. If you want to share your story with other prospective owners, just send it to our web manager or your GGLRR Rescue Representative. Enjoy reading these happy ending stories for these lucky Labs and their forever families!
Finally we have a good family picture of my husband and me with Jack (Yo)..He is really a happy guy and eager to learn. Thanks again for this great family member.
Marc & Lera
We are so happy that Annie has joined our pack. She is such a sweet and gentle girl, but she has quite a funny personality. She is a big goofball! We knew she had some trust issues with men before being adopted, but those disappeared within a week living in her new home. She absolutely loves her new daddy. Whenever he is working in his home studio she comes in and demands his attention. She gets along with her new older beagle brother, Buster Brown, and three older cats. Her mommy loves to take the pack for a hike in the hills almost every day. Annie is so good off leash: she checks in constantly on long walks and comes back immediately when called. She has gained back all the weight she lost from her shelter trauma, and is just the happiest dog ever. We can tell she truly appreciates her forever home. Huge thanks go to GGLRR for rescuing her and allowing us to adopt her.
Brett and Krista
Buddy was thinking about you and asked me to send the attached photo to enjoy. He now controls the remote control and watches reruns of Lassie when I'm not at home, which is rare.
Buddy continues to live in "luxury" and goes twice weekly to doggie daycare when I'm at work. The other days he hangs out with either me or Victor running errands and literally following us in every room. We like to refer to him as The Supervisor. We didn't think we could love a dog as much as the two we lost several years ago but Buddy is our heart!
Kathy and Victor
Chunk! Chunky, Chunky Monkey, Chunker, Chunky McChunkerson... The many names we can call this awesome 4-year-old puppy are endless. After a few weeks in his new home Chunk has adapted well to a new pattern of pre-dawn walks, midday romps and evening ball sessions. Like most labs he appears happy with any attention and he follows me around the house so much that sometimes I try not to get up because I don't want to disturb him. For his new training regimen he's been great on the leash and we're learning recall and leave it. He's great with leave it and needs a lot of recall work before we can confidently take him to the beach or dog park. Two bonuses that we didn't know about Chunk during the initial home visits are that he is a winker, ie he occasionally winks one eye at you; and he crosses his front paws when he sleeps. Both are traits we find very entertaining.
Thanks to his foster home family and all of the GGLRR folks for setting us up with the info and a dog well-suited to our lifestyle.
I'm definitely lucky to have adopted Chunk because he is really enthusiastic and fun and a classic "labr-adorable" dog.
Jake has been doing great he has now gone through the last portion of duck season and is starting to make retrieves on his own and does far better than i could ever ask or expect for him to be doin with owning him for such a short period he also points for upland birds that he has gone out for twice but hes still figureing out he has a nose. Jake has been going to work with me at least three days a week where he swims in the pond and likes to go around the park on the train "pic attached".Jake is an absolutly wonderful dog i get compliments on him everywhere i go and almost daily. Thank you for all of your efforts in placing these dogs in good homes.
Sweet, gentle, funny Ace joined our family about six weeks ago and we couldn't be happier! He charms everyone he meets and gets a whole lot of attention. He loves to ride in the car, go to the beach, and walk on local trails, but I think his favorite thing is to walk to the elementary school and pick up our youngest daughter after school.
We've been practicing recall and playing hide and go seek, which everybody enjoys. His tail is wagging pretty much whenever he's awake, so we think he's happy to be here. Thank you so much for finding him for us and us for him; we are grateful every day.
Hi my name is Allie (formally known as Rosie),
My brother and I were abandoned in a field at 7 weeks and luckily I was found by an amazing rescue (Golden Gate Lab Rescue). Unfortunately my brother did not make it, but I pulled through with the big help of the rescue. They brought me into Bishop Ranch Veterinary center where I was diagnosed with a prolapsed rectum since I was straying so much since I had really bad diarrhea. Luckily Dr. Miller was able to stitch everything up and start me on some antibiotics that helped out. After I was done with my procedure, that is when I met my future owner. It was love at first site. She had just lost her dog after 12 amazing years and I knew that is was definitely time to cheer her up with my bubbly personality. Luckily she came in contact with Liz from Golden Gate Lab Rescue and allowed her to foster me and see how things would go at home. The moment I got to my new foster home I knew instantly that I had to give those adorable puppy eyes because this was for sure going to be my future home. My magic worked and I went from being a homeless 5 lb puppy to a very fortunate active 35 lb pup that loves my new family. Thank you so much to Liz and everyone at Golden gate lab rescue for helping me find my home.
There is not a day that has gone by that my boys haven't said, "I'm so glad Mason is part of our family! I love this dog!" These things are said with good reason - Mason is making a great family member! I think he loves having two boys to play with. He's been with us just over a week and with each day is more and more comfortable with us. He has become a "regular" at the local dog park. It's a joy to watch him run full-throttle after the ball.
Olive is doing great, she loves to play with Buzz (our other pup), and go for long walks with me and David. During the week she splits her time between my and David's offices.
We had her spayed a month ago and she recovered very quickly. Also we signed both pups for a puppy obedience training to teach them basic manners.
Scout is doing very well!!! She is definitely a part of our family. She gets a hike every day and loves to swim when the kids are in the pool. Her temperament is great. She enjoys playing but when the family is mellow, she curls up in a ball and sleeps near us.
We are all doing great. Charlie has settled in and we can't imagine a time without him.
He has been on a grain free diet for a couple of weeks and the difference is amazing. He is almost puppy like. He enjoys the dog park and trying to get his treats out of the Kong.
He leaves the chickens alone, they have all been able to hang out in the garden together.
His paw is healed and a new nail is growing back.
All in all a match made in heaven. We are all happy to have him as part of our family.
Nyla is doing great! She is such a joy and quite the cuddle bug.
Luna is great, with official 'wild child' energy.
Clay and Sarah
We adopted Penny in October 2013 and she has been a great fit for our family. When we first brought her home she was timid, but she has become energetic and outgoing, becoming one of the most popular dogs everywhere she goes. She and Anna (our 16 month old daughter) became fast friends and Penny is very gentle and patient with Anna.
Another quality we love about Penny is that, while she seems to have endless amounts of energy, she is equally happy running or playing with her toys as she is laying at our feet and just hanging out.
Penny is the perfect dog for us and has been a fast learner who loves her daily jogs and cuddles by the fireplace. We look forward to giving Penny a happy and loving home for many years to come.