Rescue dogs will reunite

By on September 28, 2011

It will soon be here… the time when Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (DVGRR) opens the gates for the 2011 Annual Reunion of Adopted Dogs. Anyone who has adopted a dog from DVGRR, is thinking about adopting a dog or just wants to be part of the fun can round up friends and come out to Golden Gateway in Reinholds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 1 for a day of celebration.

Many of the more than 3,200 Goldens who’ve been adopted since the non-profit organization was founded in 1993 will return to renew friendships and show off their fur-ever families.

The theme this year is "Ears to the Future" as DVGRR will be showcasing its new on-site health care services. Visitors can stroll the grounds, talk with other Golden lovers and adopters, join in the interactive dog games and contests. Special this year is the Longest Ears and Shortest Ears Contest.

Visitors can shop for special reunion bargains at Pap’s Place, DVGRR’s on-site retail store, buy a raffle ticket, bid on one of the enticing silent auction items and enjoy the food available for purchase.

This is an opportunity for owners to show off their own Golden Retriever "pride and joy" and shake paws with the dogs currently available for adoption. Other activities include the kick-off of the 2012 membership drive with special gifts and premiums for those who renew early. The colorful 2012 DVGRR calendar featuring photos and stories of many adopted dogs will make its debut as well, and guests can their photo taken with their happy Golden.

Dogs must be leashed (no flexis). The public is welcome to attend, but only dogs adopted from DVGRR and their canine siblings will be allowed on the grounds.

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue is located at 60 Vera Cruz Road, between Adamstown and Reinholds, just 1.4 miles off Route 897 North. Detailed directions, information about the annual rescue reunion and DVGRR can be found on the group’s website at dvgrr.org. In case of inclement weather, check the website for further information. Rain date is Oct. 2.

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