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Talking Hi From The UK!

Hi everyone!

My name is Ruth, 17 and I live in the UK in Wales. I think most people on here are in the US?

I'm a HUGE golden fan! I've wanted one ever since I as little. I've been looking around personally for several years, and it seems that finally my parents may be giving in to me. There was a golden at our rescue this weekend, but we can't take one this suddenly, despite enquiring. Really we want to get a rescue dog so tht it can be given a 2nd chance, but it's near impossible to find them around here. I'm going to try and find a specific golden rescue though

We already have two dogs, a border collie called Molly and a cross of everything terrier (who thinks he is a lion or something lol. Small dog, BIG personality. He isn't lion like in a nasty way though!). We also have 3 cats, two torties Soph and Cookie and one black and white girl called Jasmine. I have three rabbits too, called Cherry, Dusty and Cally. We also keep hens and ducks.

It would be great to hear from you guys about goldies! I've read into them LOADS, but I'd love advice from people who keep the breed.

Thanks! I'm off to browse now hehe.

Ruth xx
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Welcome to the forum. I hope you are able to find the rescue of your dreams. We have members from all over the world but most are from the US and Canada but with the possible exception of Antartica we have all the continents covered.



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Welcome,
I hope you find your golden rescue soon. You sound really excited. We have alot of members here from the UK. And several have rescues so they might be able to steer you in the right direction. Sounds like you have a big crew of fun pets and hope you will share pictures of them.




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Hi. and welcome!!! i'm 18 and have my first golden.. they are amazing!!! Hope you find yours soon!!!
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Thanks for the kind welcomes .

Ah I'm incredibly excited! It's one of my biggest dreams and has been as long as I can remember to have a golden retriever. They are fantastic dogs and I can't tell you how jealous I am looking at all the gorgeous dogs on this site!

Ooo if there are any rescues in the UK I'd love to hear from them, they'd be a big help! This year finally looks like it may be the one!! Hehe.

We do have quite a few pets...lol. Our house used to be a smallholding (when my mum was little and it was her parents house). We have 4 and a half acres so the dogs spend pretty much all their time outside in the fields, playing ball, diving into the ditches and just running aorund like loonies lol.

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Welcome We're not all from the USA

Here http://www.goldenretrievers.co.uk/ap...scue/index.php might help if you're looking for a rescue.

Hope you find one soon...they make a huge different to your life

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Hehe. Thanks for the link .

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You might also want to look at Champdogs http://www.champdogs.co.uk/

You can do a 'guided search' into the gundog group, then golden retrievers...you might find a local breeder to you who has had a dog 'returned' by someone who can't handle them.

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Welcome to the forum!! I love your energy and excitement for the breed. Any golden would be lucky to have you!! And, I also think it's great that you want to rescue and that it's hard to find them there!!

Good luck in your search!! Keep us posted!
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Hi Ruth! We have others here from the UK! I used to live in England. I'm American by birth, though. I LOVE Wales, it's gorgeous!
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