Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada (GRRSN) was established in 2003 by a group of volunteers who had a common bond….the love of these amazing and gentle creatures, and the devotion to help and re-home as many neglected, abused and displaced dogs as possible.  Since 2003 GRRSN has become a 501(c) (3) non-profit, all volunteer, organization that has rescued over 2,150 Golden Retrievers and other dogs in need.  We are thankful for the families that have opened their hearts and homes to these beautiful animals and given them the second chance they deserved.

GRRSN is proud of its dedicated volunteers.  Over 100 people donate their time and talent in a number of ways.  Many families serve as foster families and provide a safe and loving environment for dogs on their way to their forever home.  Others help by transporting dogs, searching the shelters, processing applications, evaluating prospective families, answering phone messages, updating the database, maintaining our website, manning the event booths, writing thank you notes…..the list goes on and on!  In addition, we are fortunate to have the support of veterinarians all over the valley, as well as help from professional trainers, doggie daycare facilities and groomers, everyone plays an important role in the big picture.

Thankfully, GRRSN has never had to turn any dog in need away due to age or health reasons.  We have achieved this through numerous fundraisers and fundraising gatherings…wine tasting, golf tournaments, holiday gift wrapping, BBQ’s, and Pet-A-Palooza, just to name a few!  We have managed to have some fun as well at our Golden Days of Fall reunions and Golden swim parties.  Nothing is better than a Golden gathering!


Golden Retrievers that come into the care of GRRSN may be turned over by animal shelters, picked up as strays, or in most cases, turned in by their owners.  Dogs also become homeless due to death or illness of their owners, divorce, allergies, or relocation.

Each Golden is evaluated for health and temperament, examined by a veterinarian, brought up to date on all vaccinations and  microchipped for identification purposes.   All dogs are spayed or neutered before adoption.  Dogs are housed in private foster homes located throughout Southern Nevada while they await adoption.  Occasionally, Goldens with incurable health problems remain in a permanent foster home under the care of GRRSN.

GRRSN is recognized by the National Rescue Committee, a committee of the Golden Retriever Club of America.