Founded in 2011, GRRR is a small 501(c)(3) rescue organization that serves Chatham County in coastal Georgia as well as surrounding counties in the area. Based in Savannah, we are dedicated to rescuing senior dogs and small breed dogs from owners who are no longer able to care for them, from public shelters without a "no-kill" policy and from situations where a senior or small breed dog has suffered abuse or neglect. We are committed to helping all senior dogs and believe that no matter what the age or health condition, every rescued senior dog deserves to find their last stop loved. All dogs rescued by GRRR are spayed or neutered, receive full veterinary treatment, immunizations and microchips. We are a foster based organization and all rescued dogs are placed in loving foster homes while awaiting adoption into carefully screened forever homes. Many of our senior dogs rescued are placed into forever foster homes where GRRR supports all financial costs for the dog while they live out their remaining months or years.
This is Perry with GRRR. One of the many things I’m proud of in our work at GRRR is working with senior citizens in the local community on care of their senior dogs. Back in late 2021, we matched Mandy (on left) with Marlene and her senior dog Mica.
It immediately became a loving family and since then we have assisted with transportation to vet visits, costs associated with all vet care, check-in visitations and monthly preventatives.
Recently Mica passed away leaving Marlene with just Mandy.
That scenario changed one week ago when we rescued a senior Chihuahua named Bella (on right) from CCAS and placed her with Marlene and Mandy. Yesterday I stopped by to check in on the three ladies and quickly discovered that this home was the happiest place on earth! Thank you to our supporters who enable GRRR to bring you happy stories and happy endings. If you would like to become a monthly supporter of seniors with senior dogs, please visit: https://donorbox.org/grrr-monthly-donor-program
GRRR rescues three senior Dachshunds
What a great Saturday it was at GRRR! Team GRRR rescued three senior Dachshunds today from a situation where their mom was no longer able to care for them due to declining health. We are blessed to have had the opportunity to rescue them and in the next two weeks we will be providing medical visits and care as well as evaluating the three dogs to determine the very best plan for their last stop loved. Tonight they rest easy in one of our loving foster homes. This afternoon they were all pampered with a spa afternoon which included baths, flea treatments, nail trims and ear cleaning. From top left going clockwise, we would like to introduce you to Bella who is blind, Jacob and Little Bit who is also a little girl. GRRR welcomes Bella, Jacob and a Little Bit to our family of love. Stay tuned for updates in the next two weeks!
Chichi and Chippy meet Dr. Mallory
It was a happy day for seniors Chichi and Chippy as they were able to meet Dr. Mallory today and receive medical exams and treatment plans. Both dogs joined our senior program in the last week and both had not received any medical care for probably a good bit of time. We are happy to say that their exams went well, they are now up to date on vaccines, HW tested and placed on medications. Chichi is now scheduled for a spay and dental and Chippy is scheduled for a dental as well, both in August. Thank you once again to the staff at Savannah Veterinary Medical Center for taking such incredible care of our senior dogs!
GRRR rescues Indie with broken leg
This is Indie. On Monday we received a call from a couple who said they witnessed him being thrown out of a car in
a trash bag. They rescued him and quickly discovered he was unable to walk. His foster mom, Lauren, took him to the vet on Tuesday where it was confirmed that his right leg is broken. We are now working on keeping him comfortable and pain free so his body can begin the healing process. While his bone is broken, his spirit is not! Indie is sweet, feisty, and determined to explore despite being on strict bed rest. If you would like to donate towards Indie’s care, please click on the button below. You can type his name in the message section and we will ensure your donation goes directly towards his veterinary bills.
Eleven year old Muffin joins GRRR
Eleven year old Muffin joined the GRRR Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation & Relocation senior program one week ago from Chatham County Animal Services and in the last seven days her life has been completely turned around. After Tim at Bentleys Habersham Village shaved off years of matted neglect, she went on Thursday to Savannah Veterinary Medical Center and received a clean bill of health! She has also been scheduled for a full dental on the 29th of this month. We are so incredibly happy for Muffin and in the last few days she has gone from sad and depressed to happy and bubbly! We celebrate Muffin’s next chapter in life and we are thankful that we at GRRR could help her find her last stop loved!
Last Stop Loved for Lilly
If you saw rain in the last few days it wasn’t precipitation but tears of joy from heaven. Twelve year old Lilly’s former mom went to heaven earlier this year and is crying tears of joy because she knows that her sweet Lilly is now safe and being loved by the incredible young lady pictured who just adopted her. Lilly joined our senior program on March 15 coming to us from Jesup after her mom passed away. She is officially being adopted and has found her new mom and last stop loved! Congratulations to both Lilly and her new mom and we wish them all the happiness that they will share for the rest of their lives together. This is such a special story and we are over the moon with happiness in being able to share it with you!
This is not a clever marketing campaign, this is our reality. Daily vet visits, daily medications, chronically ill senior dogs, spays and neuters, dental surgeries, food. It comes with a cost.
Our piggy bank is empty. Without donations there is no rescue. Without rescue there is death.
There are over 8000 followers combined on our social media pages. If everyone just gave a dollar there would be the opportunity to continue our work. You can do it. Visit this link if you can assist with a one time donation or monthly donation:
Help us continue to make a difference in dogs and cats lives 365 days a year. Thank you!
Welcoming Sophie to GRRR
What a difference 24 hours can make in the life of a dog. Just ask Sophie. Left side, yesterday at Chatham County Animal Services. Right side,
taken today, 24 hours later being welcomed by her new foster mom after
being groomed by Tim at Bentleys Habersham Village this morning.
We rescued her yesterday after discovering she was on the euthanasia
list Friday morning. We will be seeking a forever home for her shortly,
we are approximating her age to be around four or five. Sophie wants to thank Megan and Perry for rescuing her, Lynn for providing temporary housing last night, Tim at Bentleys for grooming her this morning, Linda
for taking her to foster and Phil and Sherry for welcoming her into their loving home. It takes an incredible group of people to save a life and these people are Sophie’s angels.
GRRR helps Rambo and his Dad
We met this young man and his dog Rambo a little less than a month ago after discovering that he was in jeopardy of losing his dog due to a change in living circumstances. We became involved and worked with the landlord on the ability for these two best friends to continue their loving journey in life together. With that accomplished, we picked Rambo up this morning and took him to Spay Alliance, got him up-to-date on all vaccines, neutered, tested for heartworm, a Cytopoint shot to calm his allergies, antibiotics and preventatives for fleas and heartworm. We got Rambo a new collar and leash to celebrate and delivered him home to a very grateful dad who was overcome with gratitude for helping his beloved dog. Sometimes rescue is more than a pulling a dog from the shelter, there are days like today where we share our love and help people in the community. It was a busy day but an incredibly rewarding experience that ends this day as a totally perfect day.
GRRR Rescues Randi from Coffee County
This sweet senior Yorkie girl joined GRRR after being dumped with other dogs on a dirt road in Coffee County. We brought her to safety after being transported from central Georgia. Her loving GRRR foster mom has named her Randi. She is slightly visually impaired, very shy and very sweet. After vetting and giving her the ability to acclimate and decompress, we will be seeking an incredible forever home in the near future.
In July of 2020, we were contacted by a local senior citizen home regarding a sweet senior blind poodle named Petey. His mom was a resident at the senior home but due to diminishing capabilities, she was no longer able to care for her beloved Petey. Recognizing our work with senior dogs, the senior home asked if we would take him into our forever foster program providing Petey with his last stop loved. Pictured here are scenes of Petey and his loving foster family where he happily spent his last year. Petey passed away peacefully yesterday surrounded by the incredible love his foster family surrounded him with daily over the last year. While it is a sad day for those who loved him, we celebrate the love he knew and was surrounded with in his last year of life. We are sad that you are gone, but the last year and a month with you were the best.
15 year old Sparky joins GRRR
We recently rescued fifteen year old Sparky earlier this week after he lost his beloved dad. We are happy to report that he has settled into his new life surrounded by the love of an incredible family who believe in giving senior dogs a happy new life. This picture was sent by his foster parents and was taken as he happily cuddled up for an evening of TV on the sofa with his new mom and dad. Last stop loved!
Riding bikes for senior dogs
Heavy rain and wind did not dampen the spirits of a dedicated group of people who rode five miles on bicycles on February 11, 2023 in the Last Stop Loved Cupid Ride for GRRR senior dogs. With over 60 registrations and sponsorship by Furrytail Wedding, Lo Go Goods, Galloway House Inn, Oasis Senior Advisors, Pop Squad Balloons and Robin Robinson Greco, it was an incredible and memorable afternoon event! The ride and fundraiser is all due to the wonderful people at Savannah On Wheels located at 405 West Hall Street in Savannah’s historic district. GRRR is beyond grateful for their creation and facilitation of this annual event. Recognition of our work in rescuing senior dogs and providing them homes where they will find
their last stop loved is what we cherish so we are
grateful to all those who support our work.
Thank you to everyone who participated and made
this a very happy day for our senior dogs!