Who We Are

TVGRR is a non-profit organization (501c3) which relies totally on donations from adopters, friends, family, and all Golden lovers. Each year TVGRR places approximately 150 Goldens and Golden Mixes in forever homes; which equates to approximately 2,900 dogs rescued since 1997.

When TVGRR receives a Golden/Golden Mixes, whether received by owner release or acquired by a shelter, they are evaluated for medical needs, checked for heart and intestinal parasites, spayed/neutered, current on all required vaccinations, micro-chipped, and given heart-worm and flea preventatives. We strive to have each Golden Retriever/Mix evaluated in a foster home, discovering the temperament and behavior of the dog.

Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (TVGRR) group was formed in July 1997:

• To facilitate the adoption of displaced and unwanted Golden Retrievers and Golden Mixes;
• To provide a good quality of life for homeless Golden Retrievers and Golden Mixes;
• To educate the public in responsible dog ownership; and
• To reduce the abuse and neglect of unwanted Goldens through rehabilitation and adoption.

2024 Board of Directors

President/Treasurer: Anne Copeland
Vice President: Betty Trabalka
Secretary: Elizabeth Chitty
Board Member: Karin Jessen (Director of Applications and Adoptions)
Board Member: Dr. Sarah Szluha (Veterinary Consult and Advisor)

27 Years of Service

2,900+ Goldens Rescued

All Through Donations


Have questions about TVGRR, the application process, our Goldens, or out-of-area adoptions? Click the button below to view our Frequency Asked Questions page.


A special thank you to our veterinarians, kennels, and others who offer their services tirelessly to help us help our Goldens and Golden Mixes. They always go above and beyond and make the lives of our Goldens easier.

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