About Us - Registered Charity
Almost Heaven Golden Retriever
Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc., is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit
Organization based in West Virginia and is not affiliated with
any other organization having the same or similar name.
Almost Heaven accepts senior or
"special needs" Goldens from shelters, owner give-ups, and other
rescues and is a refuge for those Golden Retrievers who otherwise
may be labeled "hard to adopt" or "unadoptable" by ordinary
standards. Some of our Sanctuary Goldens are only with us until
they become well enough to be adopted, or until that "special"
home is found. Others will receive love and care here at the
Sanctuary for the rest of their lives.
No Golden Retriever is ever turned away from Almost Heaven because
of age or health. Each Golden here is considered a valued member
of our "family".
Young, healthy Goldens are also welcomed into our rescue. These
Goldens are frequently housed in experienced Foster Homes where
they receive any necessary medical treatment, including spay/neuter,
begin learning manners (if needed), and are evaluated for placement.
Carol Free is also a founding member
of GRREAT, a long-lived Golden Retriever Rescue based in Maryland
and Virginia. She was responsible for preparing and submitting
the necessary documents to obtain their nonprofit status, acting
as first Vice President and Treasurer, first Newsletter Editor,
first Intake and Adoption Coordinator, and the creator and founder
of "Adoption Days". While no longer affiliated with
GRREAT, we at Almost Heaven respect and admire GRREAT's dedication,
work, and organization.
Mixed Goldens are accepted as long as space permits, and as
long as the dog looks basically Golden, and has a Golden Retriever
Almost Heaven operates solely on donations, grants, and fundraising activities. Food, medical care and
supplies, crates, blankets, and of course, good old cash is
always appreciated and gratefully accepted. Please keep in mind
that we are a non-profit organization and that your donation
will not only enable us to save more Goldens, it's also fully
tax-deductible. We kindly ask for your support even if you are
unable to adopt at this time. Almost Heaven gratefully accepts
We also accept Paypal donations,
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And, please, remember our Sanctuary Goldens in your prayers.