Blog the Change – GRSF

Hey It’s Jet Here.

We’re participating in Blog the Change Day today.

Blog the Change

Today, we’re saluting breed rescues.   Often, when a movie highlights a particular breed, like the Airbud series, a dumping of that breed occurs when humans realize that puppies = lots of work, the breed does not suit the human’s situation, or the K9 does not act like the K9 in the movie.

Mom waited almost 30 years to share her life with a Golden Retriever, like my Great Aunt Harriet’s K9, Brandy.  When Mom learned about breed rescue in the summer of 2004, she could not believe that four Golden Retriever rescues existed in the South Florida area.

Mom and I have shared our gratitude for Golden Rescue South Florida many times.   We support GRSF because they:

  • Kept my sister, Koko, (may she be frolicking over the Rainbow Bridge), out of the pound when her human went to jail in 2005,
  • Saved my life with 4 days to spare from Animal Services in 2008, even though I was not a golden. (Thank heavens Miss Carole thought my face was handsome!)
  • Plucked JJ out of Animal Services when she got dumped in 2011.

Three women, Miss Carol in Miami Dade County, Miss Lee Ann in Broward County and Miss Lisa in Palm Beach County have dedicated and committed themselves 1000% to help save and find forever homes for Goldens, mostly Goldens and a few honorary Goldens!  We appreciate them with all our hearts and paws.


Remember, if you feel deeply connected to a particular breed, no worries, you can STILL rescue!  Google your breed of choice with the word rescue plus your state and see what happens.

Another great Blog the Change Day.


26 thoughts on “Blog the Change – GRSF

  1. Thanks for blogging the change. We started out with over a hundred blogs and now there’s only a few. My Aunt lives in FL and the rescue she works at is in Naples. They rescue death-row dogs and cats. of any breed. Peeps don’t realize they can get purebreds at a shelter. They need to be informed.

  2. Hi sweet Jetty – excellent job giving GRSF and the 3 awesome ladies who are in charge lots of thanks and lovin. They are really amazing and i thank them every time Iook into Cassie’s big soft brown eyes! I just love love the pics of you and JJ – I smile and get filled with joy when I see you and JJ – your the best!

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Thank you Miss Wendy. Mom says the same thing when she thinks about all of us. Did you know the top picture was Koko?

      We love you too… xoxoxox

  3. Hi Jetty – hope you had a good no rain day! I did a pet food demo at Petsmart and got to play with all kinds of cute dogs – it was very fun – plus I sold alot too! Love the picture of Koko about – very beautiful!

    sending many goodnight hug and kisses to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel, Puffy and Fluffy xoxoxo

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Oh, what a great demo… you must have been in K9 heaven… Of course you sold a lot, you’re the BEST. 🙂

      Ah, you did recognize Koko, Mom always told her she was beautiful inside and out.

      Sending Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie, Rex and Barkley xoxoxoxoxo

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    • Hi Henry, Hi Zachary, Jet here.

      Wow, we’re honored to have been the source for you to learn of Blog the Change. Yippee! Mom will read your post to me when she returns from the biscuit earning place later this afternoon. 🙂

  5. Breed rescues are great as most foster the animals and the rescue learns to much about the dog (or cat) and how he/she behaves in a home environment and thus, what kind of home/adopter the dog/cat would be best. And breed rescues know all about the breed and any little quirks in caring for the animal too. And they pull from shelters so when someone adopts from a breed rescue, they are saving a life. Right now I’m a shelter volunteer but I’m involved in Dachshund Rescue too. Gotta find homes for all the furkids! (Stopped by with BTC4A blog hop, however we’ve chatted before. :-))

    • Hey Lapcats, Jet here. Hi Miss Debbie.

      You are sooo correct. In our area, as soon as one of the animal service shelters sees a golden, they contact one of the golden rescues to pull the K9 out. I believe they do the same with other breed rescues, which helps the shelter help more animals.

      Thank you for your shelter work and if it’s ok with you, I will tell our bff Miss Mary Ann and Dixie, her mini-doxie all the wonderful work you’re doing to help their breed. 🙂

  6. Thats wonderful that you have three Golden Rescues in your area!! How lucky for the Goldens!! It is so true, many people don’t realize that there are so many rescue groups available for purebreed dogs – and most breeds do have a group dedicated just for them.

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Donna.

      Yes, we’re fortunate and kinda unfortunate that we can sustain all of them. You can imagine what dalmatian rescue was like after those movies!

      Thanks to the greyhound rescues, we kind of think they got the whole breed rescue ball going…

  7. Hey Jet!
    I’m glad I read your post yesterday cause it got me thinking… and I wrote one too! If I hadn’t stopped by yesterday I never would have known about Blog The Change! I even wrote about you in my post – since you were my inspiration and I kind of used your idea 🙂 Hope you don’t mind!

    Have a Great Day!

    • Hey it’s Jet here.

      Thank you for making our week. Mom was so excited to see your post and read it to me. She thinks she addressed her comments to our friends, Henry and Zachary, over at BZ training, whoops! (Poor Mom, all I can say is first the air conditioner last week and the roof leaks this week… sorry on her behalf.)

      I’ve never been anyone’s inspiration, I’m blushing. (you would’t know because of my black fur coat!

      Mind? How could I possibly mind any creature doing good in the world? We’re honored… 🙂

      Have a great day right back, with a few Jetty kisses thrown in!

  8. Important post, Jet! Thank you for bringing awareness to these amazing breed rescues. It’s important for folks to know they can still find their favorite breed in rescues and shelters.

    And I’m so glad those kind people pulled you even if you weren’t a Golden. It’s nice to know they will bend the rules to help a dog even if it’s not the kind they usually focus on.

    We’re very glad you’re here to share your story with us because of them.

    • Hey Bella, Jet here. Hi Miss Leslie,

      Most welcome, exactly, breed preferences are readily available in the rescue world, whoo hoo!

      Thanks Bella, me too… we are forever grateful for rule bending, which many breed rescues do. We’ve heard that if the group cannot support another K9, they will try to find the corresponding breed rescue or another group who will!

  9. So many people don’t realize there are unbelievably amazing purebreds just waiting for someone to adopt them – boo, hiss on pet stores, yay, woot for breed rescues! These rescues do such important work, and the ladies you mention are saints in the eyes of homeless dogs…it’s wonderful of you to shine the light on breed rescues!

    Thank you for blogging the change,
    Kim Thomas

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Kim.

      We agree, our GRSF “saints” walk the talk in the trenches, like Mom says.

      Thanks for your compliment on our BTC subject… we’ll be thinking of what to write about next. Thanks for all you do as well. 🙂

    • Hey Kol, Hey Felix, Jet here. Hi Miss Chef Jodi.

      Exactly! You should see all the gorgeous goldens I met at the rescue reunion in January! You can imagine how, I, Jet, the maybe flat coat retriever/border collie blend (see, use of kitchen term) with the handsome black fur coat stood out in the crowd with a few other of my black fur coated friends! 🙂

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