"Providing a Caring, Lifelong Home
to Senior Rescue Goldens"
The Lynne Glennon Sanctuary for Senior Goldens
and Puppy Mill Survivors at DVGRR
A Safe Haven for Seniors and Survivors
sanc-tu-ary (noun): a place where someone or something is protected or given shelter; the protection that is provided by a safe place
In 2013, thanks to the generous support of their donors and members, Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (DVGRR) was able to purchase the adjacent property in order to create The Lynne Glennon Sanctuary for Senior Goldens and Puppy Mill Survivors. (See our Gallery of LGSS)
The Sanctuary is designed to house relinquished senior Goldens and Goldendoodles as well as those rescued from puppy mills.
Greater numbers of senior dogs are finding their way to DVGRR, and these dogs have typically only known life in a home. Replicating a home-like atmosphere helps us better prepare them for adoption with loving families or provide permanent hospice care as needed. Plus, they continue to rescue Goldens and Goldendoodles from the horrors of life in a puppy mill. These survivors require extensive rehabilitation which is provided through DVGRR's Project Home Life, and the Sanctuary lets us expand that effort.
Prince Charles arrived at DVGRR from a puppy mill along with AKC papers that showed a history of remarkable lineage. Most of the dams and sires were champion Golden Retrievers. We have no way to know how, when, or why Prince Charles ended up in a puppy mill. The good news for him is that he finally ended up at the right place with the right care.
A Golden Opportunity for Partnership
When DVGRR announced plans for The Lynne Glennon Sanctuary for Senior Goldens and Puppy Mill Survivors, Golden Retriever Senior Rescue Sanctuary and Educational Center (GRSRS&EC) generously agreed to throw their support behind DVGRR's efforts. Thanks to donations, GRSRS&EC helped underwrite the cost of surgery for Charles and provides for his ongoing support and will continue to provide similar funding for the seniors and puppy mill survivors that become Sanctuary residents.
We don’t know the horrors that Prince Charles faced during his time in the puppy mill, but we do know that the efforts of DVGRR and GRSRS&EC provided him with the love, comfort, and care that this special senior truly deserved. And we will continue to do so for every senior and survivor in need of a safe haven, care… and most of all, love.
As both a senior and puppy mill survivor, Prince Charles became the first official Sanctuary resident.
Donate today and help us with our 2017 goal to supply food and treats to the Senior Goldens at the Lynne Glennon Sanctuary for Senior Goldens and Puppy Mill Survivors!