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GREAT Events

Goldenfest 2019

Kanine Social, 580 College Street, Jacksonville 32204

All dogs over 1 year old must be spayed/neutered, and you must show proof of rabies, distemper and Bordetella vaccinations for each dog. Titers are acceptable for distemper but dogs still need to have a Bordetella vaccination since they will be in association with other dogs and a rabies vaccination which is the law in Florida. Proof of all three of these is needed.  We encourage you to create an online account and upload your pup’s shot records at https://kaninesocial.gingrapp.com/front_end/new_customer prior to the event.


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Let’s Talk Turkey

Fall, 2019


About GREAT Rescue

G.R.E.A.T. Rescue of NE Florida is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and matching Golden Retrievers with loving, responsible families. Founded in 2000, GREAT has devotedly placed over 1000 Goldens and is served by a Board of Directors with over 60 years of rescue experience. GREAT is affiliated with the Golden Retriever Club of America Rescue Committee, is a Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue partner, a PETCO Foundation partner and a Best Friends Animal Society / No More Homeless Pets Network Partner. Learn more about G.R.E.A.T..

Adopt: Give a Golden their forever home

Our Goldens come from private homes, area shelters and other rescues from the North Florida and South Georgia areas. All adoptable dogs are heart worm negative, current on all vaccinations, wormed, spayed/neutered and have been examined by rescue veterinarians at Green Cove Animal Hospital, Greenbriar Animal Hospital, San Jose-Beauclerc Animal Clinic, Lakewood Animal Clinic or Merrill Animal Clinic. Read more about adopting a Golden from GREAT Rescue.

Be a foster to a Golden

Open your home and your heart to a Golden waiting for their forever home and you will receive so much in return. Fosters are our most important volunteers. They provide the love, care and attention our Goldens need while waiting for the home that will be theirs for years to come. Learn more about being a Foster .

 Ask GREAT for help

GREAT Rescue can help find a new home for your Golden when circumstances prevent you from being able to care for them like they deserve. Learn more about Surrendering your Golden and giving them what they need.

Give back to our Goldens

Your time, talents and treasures help give back to the Goldens who give so much to us. There are many ways you can lend a helping hand. Read more about Volunteering with GREAT Rescue.

Give a Golden more than a bone

Your financial support gives Goldens a second chance for a GREAT life. Financial donations help fund our extensive medical costs for each Golden in need. Please read more about Donating to GREAT.