Not A Golden


We have a running joke at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue: “Not a Golden!” While our mission states that we help Goldens and Golden mixes, I’m sure you’ve seen in this blog, that “Not a Golden!” can include just a little bit more.


Some are what we call “Fool’s Gold” –


And some are not gold at all!

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Sometimes they come paired with a Golden that has been surrendered; Sometimes our volunteers just can’t bear to leave them in a shelter.


When we have the capacity, we’re happy to extend our support to others in need.


“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Our kindness occasionally extends beyond canines. These recently abandoned kittens that we are trying to find homes for certainly fit the bill. Kitten, anyone?


But these two?


Definitely, “Not a Golden!” You just never know what treasures you will come across when you open up your heart.


“Open your heart — open it wide; someone is standing outside. ~ Mary Engelbreit

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I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.

8 thoughts on “Not A Golden”

  1. You started my day off with goose bumps looking at all these handsome critters looking for loving forever homes. May each one find their true fit, and I salute all your volunteers who open their hearts and minds so wide and accepting. 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness! Even llamas? LOL! You guys are just too terrific. 🙂 What a magical place, and I just hope the magic extends to finding homes for each and every one of these beautiful creatures. ox

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