When Tribeca, our five year old Golden Retriever was diagnosed with liver cancer, it was
imperative that we put him down as soon as possible, which came as a total shock to us, in October
2010. After mourning for three months a friend told us about the Grateful Golden Rescue of the Low Country and that they bring their rescue dogs to Orvis at the Market Commons every month or so to
spotlight dogs for adoption. We went immediately and met some wonderful Golden Retrievers that is when we decided to adopt.
Ginger was volunteering for the group at the time and brought our new adopted dog, Buddy (Mud-Bud), to us at our home. We were so
happy to get such a wonderful, well trained, quiet, smart and clean dog that had a very tough past
as we understood. Buddy has found his fur-ever home here with us at the Dunes. Buddy is healthy and just turned six years old
in May. Tribeca, our first Golden Retriever, was from a breeder located in Conway, SC, where we purchased
him as a puppy. There are so many dogs just waiting to find their fur-ever homes. One day we
plan to adopt another one or two from the rescue groups but at this point and time we are lifelong advocates.
The Grateful Golden Rescue group sets up a booth at most festivals in the Myrtle Beach area. Buddy has volunteered at Belks Department Store for this particular group and we try to bring him when we can to the festivals the
Grateful Golden Rescue participates with, to show him off to possible adoptees and tell his story. Everyone falls in love with Buddy
even on the beach we are constantly telling people to adopt pets, especially, the Golden Retrievers, as there are so many that need a good home.
The Grand Strand Golden Retriever Rescue group which is organized by Ginger Rafti Caramico started in November 2012. The Grand Strand Golden Retriever Rescue is an all-volunteer group located in the Myrtle Beach area and is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of Golden Retrievers into the best homes possible to ensure their lifelong love and care. Their volunteers have a combined 20+ years of canine rescue experience. For additional information such as upcoming events fostering and available dogs, please visit their website at
www.grandstrandgrr.org. 10% of any purchase made at Resort Photography & Design, LLCs service through this Dunes Living magazine article will be donated to the Grand Strand Golden Retriever Rescue group. Our website is
Submitted to Dunes Living
By Susan Marie
Resident of Dunes Residential area
all photographs submitted taken by photographer
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