I’m told there is a little confusion about the purpose of the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden. It’s simple really; it is a place to honor and remember Goldens (and their Golden+ friends) who were adopted through Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and have left our lives, but not our hearts.
It is also a welcome place for all of the dedicated Homeward Bound volunteers and dogs to rest a bit in the shade and appreciate the peaceful surroundings.
Homeward Bound has commemorative bricks which can be purchased in honor of your lost friend, with the proceeds supporting Goldens in need of adoption. See the HBGRR website information here. Jody plans a large welded metal tree covered with tags from all of the adopted dogs (that will have to be a very large tree!) In the future, we hope the garden will provide other means of raising funds for the dogs. All ideas are welcome.
So no, this is not sacred burial ground for ashes or other. Please come on in, visit, share your pups with us, and spread the word.
P.S…if you have been wanting to volunteer but have been too shy to ask – we would love to hear from you.
Hope to see you in the garden!