Happy Tails

Honey & Sandy

"G.R.E.A.T. rescue is such a wonderful organization and has been a big part of our family. We’ve been lucky enough to foster four sweet Goldens and adopt two. Judi and Terri are super heroes and I’m in total awe of their devotion to helping dogs in need."


"GREAT rescue has been a blessing to our family with the addition of our sweet boy, Arthur. They made a perfect match based on their application process. They are a loving, kind, knowledgeable, and dedicated Golden rescue group."


" GREAT matched our family with an AMAZING boy. With some additional training, he is now a therapy dog bringing joy to everyone he meets. The support we have received from GREAT has been exceptional even after adoption."


Abby is a beautiful Golden Retriever that was surrendered to G.R.E.A.T. in 2017 at four years old. She has a gentle spirit and became a registered Therapy Dog for several programs including Community Hospice and “Caring Canine” for Mayo Clinic.


Thanks to GREAT, our hearts were filled with joy when we adopted our sweet Sammy and adorable Kona. After they crossed the Rainbow Bridge, we adopted our next golden, Cooper. He has followed the GREAT tradition and blesses us with his kind, gentle spirit. Through all of our experiences, we learned that GREAT always goes the extra mile for every dog in their care. Sammy, Kona, Cooper


We adopted Teddy - a 90 lb, scared, insecure, overweight, surrendered Golden/Great Pyrenees/Australian shepherd mix - at the end of June. He was confused and anxious and had been through a lot. Terri advocated hard for him, as she saw the amazing doggie inside, just waiting to be loved. We are so incredibly grateful to her. It took time and patience, formal training sessions, consistency, positive reinforcement and lots of love but he is now truly the BEST dog with a giant golden heart - sweet and loving, happy, goofy, loyal, playful and well behaved. He goes everywhere with us and is living his best life! We love him so much and are blessed to have him in our family. Cindy and Gary

Jazzy enjoying her new life


GREAT Rescue, I am writing this grateful THANKS to GREAT Rescue of Northeast Florida because you have a remarkable organization. We have been blessed to be one of your lucky participants. My wife discovered the emergency post you put out about Jazzy and her pups. The pictures showed a very sad and hurting young girl with her 8 innocent puppies. Her beautiful eyes and story broke our hearts. GREAT was desperately seeking a foster home that could handle all 8 puppies along with mom. Because of our past experience with breeding and raising Golden Retrievers, we knew right then, we had to help!