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ECGRR 2016 – 2017 Holiday Fund Drive

Our 2016 – 2017 Holiday Fund drive runs through December to January 10, 2107.

To donate, you can use the SECURE widget below or visit our donation funding page on Razoo at this link:


ECGRR Gift Wrapping at Orvis in San Destin – Weekends starting 11/25


ECGRR volunteers will be at  the Orvis Retail Store located at 625 Grand Boulevard, Sandestin, FL 32550 on the following days (11-4 Sun) offering gift wrapping:

o Nov 25 and 27
o Dec 3 – 4
o Dec 10 – 11
o Dec 17 – 18
o Dec 24

The Orvis folks have been fantastic supporters of ECGRR over the years.  Please stop by, shop for some great gifts and help support the ECGRR during the holiday season! CLICK HERE for directions to the store


Here’s a video we took during the 2014 event …

Thanks from the Greater Panama City Dog Fanciers’ Association

14449096911130We recently received this wonderful certificate of appreciation for our participation in the Responsible Dog Ownership Day event sponsored by the Greater Panama City Dog Fanciers’ Association in Panama City on September 19th.

It was a fun time and we met some great folks as we spread the word about what we do!

CLICK HERE for some highlights on how the day went.

10/03 – Day of the Dog – Tallahassee


ECGRR will be manning a booth at the Day of the Dog event at the Tallahassee Nursery Saturday Oct 3,  from 10am to 2pm.

The event features  dog rescues, dog supply stores, and just about anything that has anything to do with dogs!

Oh! and live music, free snowballs from Big Easy Snowballs, and Mann’s Doghouse to keep the zen!.

Please stop by to and say hi!!  We’d love to see you. Planned: We will have homemade pumpkin canine treats and some canine accessories 

CLICK HERE for more details including location/directions.

ECGRR at Responsible Dog Ownership Day

We had a great time manning a table at the Responsible Dog Ownership Day event sponsored by the Greater Panama City Dog Fanciers’ Association in Panama City on September 19th.  Foster Sammy and ECGRR alumni Lady were on hand to meet folks and help spread the word about the rescue.

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A variety of vendors were present as well as a local TV crew from News 7.  These characters were also observed wandering around the grounds.

In all honesty, it was amazing some of the canine visitors didn’t freak out – but all was well.



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While Sammy worked the full shift, Lady had her full of the crowd and laying on the ground after a few hours.

Stressing her dim views on being forced to be outside and not being in the air conditioning,  she took refuge in the back seat of an SUV.




gift-basket-09192015We featured a wonderful Doggie Basket filled with fun toys and treats any furry family member would enjoy as the prize an “email raffle”.  Visitors to the table were asked to sign up to receive the ECGRR Newsletter and at the end of the event we then randomly selected a winner.  Be sure to check out our table/booth at upcoming area events for your chance to win something similar.


The event also marked the kick off of our Fall Fundraiser Drive and we were able to collect $53 in cash donations.  We will be highlighting the drive during upcoming events in October, but donors can contribute anytime online.  Our goal is $2,500 and your generous donation will help save a golden – please spread the word.


A big THANK YOU to Pat Moran for answering our call for help and driving early Saturday morning from Tallahassee to Panama City to deliver our banner for the event!

Another big THANK YOU to Barbara McCluskey for helping man the table and providing basket/items for our email raffle.

10/31 – 3 Dogs and a Chick Howlin’ Halloween, Ft. Walton

3dogsandchicklogo3 Dogs and a Chick is hosting a Howlin’ Halloween! A Halloween doggie social featuring a doggie costume contest, trick or treating for dogs through the park, pet portraits, adoptable dogs, games, food, vendors, and more!

ECGRR volunteers will be there and we hope to see you too!


What: Halloween Party for people & their dogs
Host: 3 Dogs & a Chick
Where: The Landing Park (right behind our store), Downtown Fort Walton Beach
When: Saturday, October 31, 11am-2pm
Costume Contest: Begins 12pm sharp; registration 11-11:45
Who: All well-behaved dogs welcome!

Costume contest categories will be announced soon!

For a map to the even, CLICK HERE

10/23 – ECGRR Charity Golf Tournament

10/23 – ECGRR Charity Golf Tournament


Blue Marlin Realty Group will host their third annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 23 at Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club.

BMRG_CharityGolfTournament_2015The tournament will begin with registration at 11 am and a shotgun start at 1 pm. Entrance fees are $150 for individual players or $500 for at team of four. All tournament players will receive a complimentary lunch courtesy of Another Broken Egg of America.

An after party and awards ceremony will follow the tournament at the Regatta Bay Clubhouse with food donated by Landshark’s Pizza Co., along with a silent auction, raffle prizes and live entertainment. The tournament and after party are open to the public.

Golfers can register as a team or individually at Blue Marlin Realty Group’s office located on Holiday Isle in Destin or at the Regatta Bay Clubhouse.

Proceeds will benefit the Emerald Coast Golden Retriever Rescue, a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on providing medical care and finding loving homes for Golden Retrievers and other lab breeds that have been abandoned, abused or surrendered. The ECGRR covers the entire Panhandle of Florida west of Tallahassee.

Major sponsors to date include Bracken Law, PA., Rodgers-Kiefer Title, Belfor Construction, Brightway Insurance,

Waterstone Mortgage, Legendary Marine, LuLu’s, Henderson Park Inn, Ali’s Bistro, Spinnaker Realty, Proffitt PR and Realtor Jordan Dennis.

Blue Marlin Realty Group is actively seeking $250 “Spay & Snip” sponsorships, that will provide the funds to spay or neuter one animal, which is currently the ECGRR’s greatest need. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100 each. To inquire regarding sponsorship, please contact Chelsea Blaich via e-mail at or by calling 850-832-4161.

Blue Marlin Realty is a team of dedicated real estate agents that specialize in providing clients with an unprecedented level of personal attention. Their office is located at 970 Gulf Shore Drive in Destin, FL. For more information call (850) 837-7800 or go to Blue Marlin Realty Group can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogger, LinkedIn and YouTube.

10/10 – Dog Daze 2015, Fort Walton Beach

DogDaze-Logo-2015---Publisher_54310111Set your calendar for Dog Daze in Fort Walton BeachSaturday, October 10, 2015,
9am – 4pm

ECGRR will be there and we hope to see you as well!

A day of family fun for dogs and the families that love them. Over 1,000 dogs and their families gather at the FWB Landing for a day full of doggy festivities.

There’ll be canine-centered arts and crafts and informational booths, lots of freebies and giveaways, a doggy parade, wiener races, and more.


LOCATION:  Liza Jackson Park, 318 Miracle Strip Parkway (Highway 98), in Fort Walton Beach.  (MAP)

09/19 – Responsible Dog Ownership Day – Panama City FL

madison_bECGRR will be participating with a booth/table at the Greater Panama City Dog Fanciers’ Association’s Responsible Dog Ownership Day 2015 on Saturday, Sept. 19th  9am – 3pm

We plan on having some of our furry kids there so stop by and say hi!  This event will also kickoff our Fall Fund Drive!!

The AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day offers a full day of fun and play for you and your dog!

Event/location address is 4909 East 11th Street in Springfield on the corner of East 11th Street and Bob Little Road. (map)

There will be many vendors and activities on site.
*Agility and FlyBall Dog Sports
* Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
*Canine Good Citizen Testing and Micro chipping will be available
*A Special Visit from McGruff The Crime Dog
*Our National Anthem presented by Neysa Wilkins of News Channel 7



ECGRR Gift Wrapping at Orvis in San Destin

ECGRR volunteers will be at  the Orvis Retail Store located at 625 Grand Boulevard, Sandestin, FL 32550 on the following days (10-4 Sat and 11-4 Sun) offering gift wrapping:

o Dec 6-7
o Dec 13-14
o Dec 20-21

Stop by and help support the ECGRR during the holiday season! CLICK HERE for directions to the store


Tallahassee SouthWood’s Woofstock

woofstock2014ECGRR Tallahassee Team members (Candace Hinson and Kerrie Barloga) will be at the Tallahassee SouthWood’s Woofstock. It will take place on Saturday, March 1st from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m at the Southwood Community Center at 4675 Grove Park Dr.

We will have information about the goldens available for adoption, a couple of visiting alumni and doggy treats to share. Stop by and say hi!

Southwood’s Woofstock plans to have music, food trucks and activities. In addition, they want to help raise awareness, support, and donations for the many animal welfare organizations in Tallahassee and the greater area.

For additional information, you can visit their website at or the Facebook Page

REMINDER – 2/15 Lucky Puppy’s Spay Day Fundraiser

luckypuppyreminder2Quick Reminder!

ECGRR will be at Lucky Puppy’s Spay Day Fundraiser on Sat., Feb. 15th at Pineapple Willy’s in Panama City Beach, FL from 11am-4pm. Be sure to stop by and say hi.

Lucky Puppy Spay Day

Lucky Puppy fund raiser at Pineapple Willy’s Panama City, Florida on Sat., Feb 15th from 11am-4pm. ECGRR will have a table set up with our banner, brochures, dog cookies, etc



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