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 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 dog has suffered abuse or neglect. We are committed to helping dogs of all ages and believe that no matter what the age or health condition, we are dedicated to insuring that every dog deserves love, care and compassion.
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, loving forever homes or forever foster situations.
A MIRACLE NAMED JAKE
Jake was one of the most severe cases of neglect that I have encountered in my six years of working in animal rescue. I named him Jake. Ten days later I’m happy to report that because of a group of very special people, Jake’s life has been completely turned around through the kindness and attention of myself, Linda, Melissa at Tidy Dogs Salon in Thunderbolt, Dr. Brian Mulvey and his wonderful foster mom, Nancy. In less than 36 hours Jake went from what you see in the first two pictures to the incredible transformation you see in the second two pictures. Nobody said “let me see what I can do” but everyone jumped in without hesitation and saved a dogs life on days where the temperatures were dropping and another day or two might have resulted in a very sad little dog perishing alone. Thank you to everyone for their love and kindness. Ten days later, Jake’s eye and ear infections are under control and he is scheduled with Dr. Mulvey in two weeks for his neuter and a complete dental. This is what we do, this is who we are. The power of rescue and the people involved is incredible and today there is a happy little dog named Jake who will never again know the sadness and neglect that was his life before finding us.
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No gift is too small and it all adds up to a truly meaningful commitment to our rescue dogs, senior dogs and cats. All donations are tax deductible and assist us in providing a reliable source of support for GRRR’s ongoing rescue and rehabilitation work. Donations also help sustain GRRR’s Veterinary Care Fund and provides funding for our critical network of foster providers, paying for all foster dog costs.
More GRRR success stories
GRRR Welcomes Tiny!
Over the last two years our small organization has evolved into a rescue where over 75% of our intakes are either senior dogs, medically challenged dogs with chronic conditions or dogs with disabilities. Tiny is just six months old and the fifth deaf dog we have taken into our care in 2021. Sometimes when people contact us looking to adopt a dog or puppy, they are a bit disappointed when we tell them about the incredible dogs we have available but don’t necessarily fit the image of what they are looking for. But that’s ok with us because at the end of of each day we realize that our dogs in foster are the most incredible dogs in the world
Every dog we care for is guaranteed their last stop loved.
After Tiny completes her vetting, testing and spay in the coming weeks we will be looking for a very special person for a very, very special little girl.
Kelly's new life!
A very scared and bewildered blind senior dog was sitting at Chatham County Animal Services, the victim of abandonment and neglect. We have chronicled his journey over the last fourteen days, from scared and defeated, to foster with Perry and dental surgery this last Thursday for removal of thirteen decayed and abscessed teeth. Today, Kelly celebrates his last stop loved by joining one of the most incredible families who will love,cherish and care for him. He joins their other senior rescues and we can’t find the words to express how incredibly happy we are for him. Blind senior dogs are typically left to unfortunate endings but through the perseverance of GRRR, we work tirelessly to ensure every senior we take in finds their last stop loved. We love you Kelly!
We rescued Willow from Chatham County Animal Services and discovered on day one that she was sick with what initially thought to be a UTI. Last week it was discovered that emergency surgery would be required involving her bladder and Dr. Mulvey did the surgery today. She is on her way home with her loving foster mom and her recovery will be under her watchful eye. Thank you to everyone who donated to allow this to happen and thank you Danika for being the best foster parent in the universe!
In July of 2020, we were contacted by a local senior citizen home regarding a senior blind dog 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. Petey passed away peacefully surrounded by the incredible love his foster family gave him 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. We love you Petey.
Recently a post was found on a local Facebook lost and found page describing a blind, deaf and emaciated dog found in the parking lot of a busy strip mall on Victory Drive. The dog was taken to Chatham County Animal Services and placed on a stray hold. There were a couple of people who thought the dog might have been their long lost pet but after visiting him they sadly discovered he wasn’t their dog. We visited the dog, brought him a large blanket and promised him that we would be there for him. The next day we were blessed with the opportunity to be there for him and he left CCAS on his road to love and rehabilitation with GRRR. His name is now Charlie, he is blind and deaf and he is now in care with GRRR in a loving forever foster home. Stories like this happen every day at GRRR.