GRROWLS began in Syracuse in December of 1991. Currently, there are volunteer groups across New York State from Albany to Jamestown. These volunteers provide a safety net for all the unwanted Goldens and almost-Goldens that are t urned over to rescue each year. To accomplish this, we need a variety of dedicated and hard-working volunteers.
The majority of people who work with GRROWLS are not trained professionals. But they are all dog lovers who give their time and effort to help these dogs get back to a physically and emotionally healthy life. GRROWLS provides training for volunteers interested in fostering or evaluating dogs or potential adoptive homes.
We also have dedicated professionals who help out. Our veterinarians are always available for consultation on heath problems. Behavioral consultations are available for help with many other problems we encounter. In addition, we have volunteers who are dog breeders, dog trainers and those who show dogs.
Many of those who work with us provide foster care for our orphans. This is a difficult but highly rewarding job. Others transport the dogs from all across the state. Some dogs have been found on Long Island and placed in Buffalo! This requires a cavalcade of workers from many different parts of New York State. Still other volunteers send out applications and information that is requested. Training is required for those who foster, evaluate dogs or do home visits.