"Providing a Caring, Lifelong Home

to Senior Rescue Goldens" 

Prince Charles (In Memoriam) 

Meet GRSRS&EC Alumni:

Our first DVGRR Senior Rescue Golden sponsored was Prince Charles!

A 17-year-old male relinquished by a farmer in Pennsylvania because, and we

quote: “He ain’t catchin’ no more groundhogs, and he ain’t eatin’ too good.”


But what really floored everyone was the AKC papers noting – a five-generation pedigree. This dog’s lineage is remarkable, and most of the dams were all champion Golden Retrievers. DVGRR recognized every kennel/breeder in the pedigree and was incensed to realize this dog was in a puppy mill. How did the farmer manage to get this dog, presumably as a puppy? Did he lie? Did he send someone else to buy the puppy? Did the breeder simply not care, figuring it was just another sale? No one knew.


DVGRR named him Prince Charles.

In October of 2013, X-rays on him started the process. An area showed concern, so exploratory surgery was next. Stomach, liver, gall, bladder, intestines, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, and lymph nodes that could be seen were all in normal limits. DVGRR did find bladder stones, calcium oxycilate, that are sharp, cause pain and can cause bleeding. Untreated they can cause obstruction in the urethra. He was also neutered and had his teeth cleaned – some worn, not much tartar, none need to be pulled. Sir Charles did great during the two-hour surgery.


The stones were sent for biopsy, and the results will take six to ten weeks. Hydration is critical – greater hydration means more urination. He’s getting canned food (70% water) to increase hydration, and his appetite is improving a bit. He only weighs 56.5 lbs. and in not highly food motivated. At his age, he doesn’t hear well, but he’s always happy, barking, wagging his tail, and wanting attention.  The biopsy on the mass in the testicles came back benign and well encapsulated. Charles recovered in DVGRR's Special Care Unit.


Certainly Prince Charles' recovery was met with miracles along the way.

WE believe once he realized he was in a good place, in good hands

with the team at DVGRR and in the gracious support of GRSRS&EC,

he began to eat, moreover feel the love this senior Golden so deserved!

He is living proof that our collaboration is needed, that our

collaboration with DVGRR is a SUCCESS.


In the Spring of 2015, Prince Charles crossed over the rainbow bridge.

He's shown us how amazing our senior goldens can do when

surrounded by love! He will always be our Golden Boy and first

Senior Golden Success thanks to supporters!


"Since Prince Charles, GRSRS&EC has supported numerous Senior Goldens through the support of our generous golden spirited donors, who have made our mission possible. Thank You!" — Joan Puglia, GRSRS&EC President




© 2013 Golden Retriever Senior Rescue Sanctuary and Educational Center, Inc.

A 501(c)3 non-profit Charitable Organization


© 2013 Golden Retriever Senior Rescue Sanctuary and Educational Center, Inc.

A 501(c)3 non-profit Charitable Organization


"serving Goldens in the winter of their years"