17th Annual GoldenFest

It’s that time of the year again!!! Our 17th Annual Goldenfest is fast approaching!! It’s a fun day for Golden Retriever/Goldendoodles and their families. We will be holding it at Kanine Social, Goldenfest co-host, again this year with a little different setup to make this event more fun for everyone involved!

Enjoy contests, vendor booths, a silent auction and refreshments while your Goldens play at Kanine Social, Jacksonville’s only private indoor/outdoor dog park and craft beer/coffee bar. Your pup will enjoy playing with other goldens no matter the weather! 

Join us on:

📆 Sunday March 29th
🐾Kanine Social, 580 College St, Jacksonville, FL 32205 
🐾$25 admission per family*†

*You must have proof of current vaccinations INCLUDING BORDETELLA. All dogs over 12 months MUST be spayed or neutered. Shot records can be brought with or, to save time at the door, can be uploaded to their site in advance (this saves you so much time) at Kanine Social, click login (or create a new account) and follow instructions from there.

†All dog owners must also sign a waiver and release of liability prior to entering the park. To save time at the door, we encourage you to download it here, sign, and email to Kanine Social at info@kaninesocial.com. You may also wait and sign the waiver at the door.

The dog park requires children to be at least 15 years of age AND 5′ tall in order to enter the off-leash dog park areas. This requirement is for the safety of everyone attending the event. Children under the age of 15 AND under 5′ tall are allowed in the on-leash areas (taproom and silent auction areas). 

You may pre-purchase your tickets here through Eventbrite to avoid waiting in line!

🐾Also if you would like to donate an Item or Gift Card from your business or can be used at any local business in NE Florida to help with our Silent Auction please message us on FB.

🐾We are also accepting applications for dog related vendors. Email us at info@greatrescue.org or message us on FB for the application.
We look forward to seeing everyone again this year!!

Order your 2020 G.R.E.A.T. Rescue Calendar!

Calendars are $16.00/each (including postage) and will be available late November in time for Christmas Giving.   

To order, you can mail a check to:

GREAT Rescue of NE Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 600878
Jacksonville, FL  32260-0878


Click the “Donate” button below to use your credit card or PayPal account.

Please include your mailing address and indicate how many calendars you are purchasing.

For questions about donations or for more information, please send an email to info@greatrescue.org.

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.