Retired Retrievers

Category: Latest Updates


Saving Gus

On January 2, 2014, we arrived at the Effingham County Animal Shelter right as they opened. As we walked from the parking lot to the front door, we looked over and saw a dirty, matted dog lying on the cement in…

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A Loving Retirement Home for Sadie

“We have a retriever who needs to be retired. Can you help?” That was the note we received from our local animal shelter letting us know that Sadie needed to be rescued. She had been picked up as a stray…

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A New Life for Shady

One look into Shady’s soulful eyes and you know that she is a survivor. We’ll never know her full story, but we do know what happened most recently to cause the sadness in those eyes. On November 24, 2014, we received an email…

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Miss Muffet and the Pittsburgh Steelers

We welcomed Miss Muffet into the Retired Retrievers family on Saturday afternoon. This old, blind, mostly deaf Cocker Spaniel actually has the Pittsburgh Steelers to thank for the fact that she is out of the shelter. More on that in a minute. This picture…

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Bernard Update: August 20

I just got home from visiting Bernard at the hospital. He was in a lot of pain last night and this morning so they escalated him from tramadol to a morphine drip. He was a little dazed while I sat and talked to…

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Bernard Update: August 19

Here is an update on Bernard. For those of you not on Facebook, this update won’t make sense unless you first click on these two links to read the backstory. Click here to read about Bernard.  Click here to read…

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A Happy Ending for Bo

We met a young man at McDonald’s this morning, at exit 102 on I-95 in Pooler, GA. It wasn’t a chance meeting, we had planned to meet him there. The last time this young man saw his family dog, Bo, was…

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Last Week at This Time

Last week at this time, a yellow lab was living in a remote area in South Florida. He was scared, hungry, and alone. Today, that same yellow lab is living in a home in Savannah, Georgia. He has a goofy…

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The Power of Yes

I was driving westbound on I-16 through central Georgia on Sunday morning when I started thinking about the power of yes. On the passenger seat next to me was an old, blind English Bulldog. Just three days earlier, that same…

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Teddy – Adopted!

Teddy the Dalmatian found a home just in time for the holidays and we are so happy for him! We’ll be updating our “Happy Tails” page today with more information. Congratulations to Teddy and his new family!

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