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April 12, 2018   No Comments

Charlie Update: Ready to go to the farm; swimming lesson; running around; three tired boys

Charlie continues to delight. He is very smart and obedient. He has learned all the routines.

The first night he learned how to line up for dinner and for bedtime biscuits. He sits to have his leash put on and before eating. He has learned to use the dog door. (He had a little trouble at first because he would try to follow Max out and then got smacked in the face by the door.)

He has learned that we have a yard full of squirrels because I feed them. Max will lie in the yard with them mere feet away and won’t bother them. Jax is probably afraid of them. Charlie chases them up the tree and waits for them to come back down. Swimming was a challenge. He had no fear of the water and went right in but had no clue how to swim. (I remember that Max had the same problem.) He slaps at the water and then bites at the splash, sometimes barking. He absolutely loves it and won’t come out.

I actually got a bit worried the first time and thought I may have to go in after him. The pond is very shallow and therefore quite safe. He puts his head underwater and digs in the mud. He is a true golden! When we meet someone else with a dog, he runs up to the owner first while Max checks out the dog. He gets along with everyone.

Thanks again for all you did for him and for finding him for me!

April 11, 2018   1 Comment

Turmeric Paste

Curious if anyone is already using turmeric paste in their dogs diet?  A lot of the dog cancer sites I follow are using this paste.  I recently had a doctor tell me to try turmeric with pepper for back pain.


Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant that can slow down aging, degeneration and even increase lifespan.

Turmeric aids in the following:

Destroys multi-drug resistant cancer;
Destroys cancer stem cells (arguably, the root of all cancer);
Protects against radiation-induced damage;
Reduces unhealthy levels of inflammation;
Protects against heavy metal toxicity;
Prevents and Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease associated pathologies;
Treatment of epilepsy;
Relieves allergies;
Prevents the formation of cataracts;
Treats depression;
Kills parasites;
Heals stomach ailments, aids in digestive disorders, and reduces gas and bloating;
Acts as a binding agent, great for treating diarrhea;
Fat metabolism and weight management;
High in fiber and rich in vitamins


  • 1/2 cup (125 mls/60gms) turmeric powder
  • 1 cup water (250 mls) PLUS 1 cup water in reserve, if needed
  • 1/3 cup (70 mls) one of the following oils: Raw (unrefined) Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, Linseed (flaxseed) oil or Virgin/Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2-3 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

Bring the turmeric and water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until you have a thick paste. This should take about 7-10 minutes and you may need to add additional water along the way.

Add the freshly ground pepper and oil at the end of cooking, when the turmeric and water mixture has cooled down to just warm. Stir well to incorporate the oil and allow to cool.

The Golden Paste will keep for 2 weeks, refrigerated

Freeze a portion if you think you have too much to use within two weeks.

Start by adding 1/4 tsp 2-3 times a day to your dogs diet.



April 11, 2018   No Comments

Prayers and Healing Energy Needed for Annie

Annie came to rescue after spending several days at Anne Arundel Animal Shelter after being picked up as a stray. It appeared she had been tethered outside and chewed through her tether. She was spotted for several days in a Dunkirk neighborhood before animal control was called.

After some negotiation with shelter staff, Becky Minnich was able to pick her up and bring her home. Becky had a vet appointment ready.

The shelter had mostly shaved Annie because she had so many mats. When we arrived they told us she was heartworm positive. We clearly saw two large tumors.

Annie seemed anxious as if she had never been in a house or had spent little time indoors.

After a thorough exam lab samples of both tumors were sent off to determine if the tumors were cancerous.

Results are back, and the tumor on her leg is cancerous.

If she were a young dog, the vet would recommend amputation, but since she is likely about 10 years old the vet recommends removing as much as he can, knowing the tumor will likely come back.

Normally he would recommend heartworm treatment and then surgery, but in this case, he says he thinks we should do the surgery first knowing there is a real risk she will not make it through the operation.

Annie loves stuffed toys.

And playing with her foster sisters.

Surgery is Friday. Please send emotional support to Becky and her family; and prayers and healing energy to Annie.

April 10, 2018   6 Comments


Below are upcoming events GRRSM is participating in.

Please let Jean Huey, Events Coordinator, know at jahuey@md.metrocast.net if you can donate some time to volunteer. You get to talk to other dog friendly people and educate the public about GRRSM.

  • April  14th,   St Mary’s Hospice Fun and Run Walk.    7:15 for setup,  we are done around 11:00  http://runforhospice.org/
  • April 28 & 29,  DogFest at Charles County Fairgrounds.  10 to 4:00 pm each day http://www.marylanddogfest.com/
  • April 29,  Puppy Playtime at St. Mary’s College.    11 to 2:00 pm    (Bring your golden to help the students relax before finals)

April 9, 2018   1 Comment

Leonardtown First Friday

Yesterday afternoon GRRSM participated in the Leonardtown First Friday event.  To celebrate Earth Day in April the event was titled: Reduce, Reuse, & Rescue.  The event featured several local rescue groups and pet vendors.

Thank you to Becky, Rob, and Chloe for volunteering for the event.  We had a great time, met a lot of past adopters, and hopefully some new ones or new foster families.

If you are interested in volunteering or fostering please let us know at contact@goldenretrieverrescueofsouthernmaryland.org


April 7, 2018   No Comments

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April 5, 2018   No Comments

Meet Annie

Welcome Annie to rescue.

Annie was found as a stray in Dunkirk. She was so badly matted the shelter had to shave her. She has been at the shelter since March 26th, but Becky Minnich is on her way to rescue her as I write this. I named her Annie since she was at the shelter in Anne Arundel County.

Annie has a tumor on her chest, so let’s all start praying that is benign.

Will post updates once she is safely at Becky’s.

April 4, 2018   2 Comments

Congratulations Charlie

Congratulations to Charlie who zoomed into his furever home yesterday.

Charlie was adopted by Frank T, who currently has Max and Jax, also adopted from the rescue.

Thank you to Adam and Mariel for fostering him and to Becky for transporting him from his original family to rescue.

Enjoy your new life big guy!

April 3, 2018   1 Comment