Welcome to the world of Great Dawg Rescue!!



GDR is a non-profit 501(c)3, all volunteer driven dog rescue dedicated to saving the lives of adult, senior and hospice aged retrievers that for whatever reason, are suddenly left homeless, scared, and without options. Dawgs in our care are placed in local foster homes and receive all the necessary vet care, and when needed, hospice and long term medical care.  




Short Note from the Founder of GDR:


When our focus shifted to saving big old dawgs in 2017, little did we know how great the need was. Sure, our adoptions have slowed down and  our medical costs have  doubled, but what we’ve learned is that numbers don’t define the success of our rescue.  It’s the life lessons we are taught by each old dawg that comes into our lives and how they fight, how they heal, how they forgive, and how they continue to love and trust us humans.

May we all earn the love and devotion of an old dawg, and be together until the end. 


Laura Ortiz

Founder & Volunteer for GDR



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Email: Laura@GreatDawgRescue.org


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