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President's Message

I’m sure you’ve been wondering where we’ve been these past few months.  And you can’t help but notice that this edition of Golden Tales not only has a new look but is somewhat shorter than the last version, which was . . . well, 26 pages.  We’ve heard from many of you that the days of long newsletters are over, and also that you would like to hear from us more frequently.  So we’ll bring you a shorter e-newsletter every month to keep you informed about all things Golden.  You will notice links to full stories, photos and website pages so you can navigate easily to items that interest you.  And we’ll keep our Mark Your Calendar feature updated so you won’t miss a single event.

The changes you see – most noticeably our new logo – have been brought to you by our Rebranding Committee, Martha Heier, Sue Norton-Scott and Chairperson Judy Smith (thank you all!).  They have put in yeoman’s hours designing new tee shirts and banners, and updating our forms and correspondence to give us a consistent “brand.”  And we’ve done it on a shoestring budget.  Read more about rebranding in the next article, and look for details on ordering new items in future editions of Golden Tales.

As many of you know, the number of Golden Retrievers coming into rescue has diminished in recent months, and this is true across the country.  We hope this is a reflection of the improving economy and that more dogs are able to remain in their homes.  What this means, of course, is that approved families are waiting longer for dogs.  We know this can be frustrating, so please help us communicate the reason for the extended wait whenever you are asked about it. 

Finally, ‘tis the season for our Annual Fundraising Campaign – and this year’s theme is The Seasons of Rescue.  We are very grateful for your generous support in previous campaigns, and I want to thank you in advance for contributing again this year.  It’s only because of your commitment that we are able to do what we do.

I’m looking forward to our monthly chats!  I’ll be back again next month.

Bob Schillaci, President


Rebranding RAGofAZ

After 15 years, RAGofAZ has gone through the rebranding process and has come up with a brand new logo!  We have three exciting options for ordering new t-shirts and other merchandise bearing our new happy logo.

RAGofAZ screen printed tee shirts---now available in women’s sizes!

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Welcome to our 2014 Annual Fundraising Campaign:
The Seasons of Rescue

pictureClick below to read The Seasons of Rescue or to donate.

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Coming soon – 2014 Cutest Golden Contest

pictureGet your cameras ready because it’s time to enter your pooch in this year’s Cutest Golden Contest! 

We are asking you to submit your favorite photos of your Golden Retriever – and the top ten photos win coveted slots in our Hearts of Gold calendar.  Maybe yours will even win the calendar cover.  Check our website soon for details.





Check out our photo gallery!

pictureNow you can see photos from our favorite events on our website whenever you like.

We’ve got some great shots of both two-footed and four footed friends taken at Gift Wrap, Bark in the Park, Golden Harvest and more!  Click here to see photos.










Go shopping – save money and save Goldens!

pictureDid you know that you can help raise funds for Rescue A Golden of Arizona while shopping at your favorite online and retail outlets?  It’s easy when you sign up for Fry’s Community Rewards and AmazonSmile.

Click the logos to sign up today!

Win a new 2014 Jeep Cherokee!

It’s true!  You can buy raffle tickets from Rescue A Golden of Arizona for a chance to win a fabulous 2014 Jeep Cherokee compliments of Jim Click Automotive.

And it gets better!  RAGofAZ gets to keep all the money collected from ticket sales!  Get in on a chance to win the Jeep while giving Goldens a second chance at life.  Tickets are $25.00 each or 5 for $100.00.

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Bridge Page

pictureGone but never forgotten . . .

remember the beloved Goldens who have crossed to the Bridge but will live forever in the hearts of those who loved them.

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Mark your calendar!

Because you don’t want to miss a thing! 
Click here for our events calendar.
•    PetSmart Meet and Greet in Gilbert: April 19 from 10A – 2P
•    Bookman’s Meet and Greet in Tucson: April 20 from 11A – 3P
•    WoofStock: May 18 from 10A – 4P at Prescott Valley Civic Center
•    Woof Down Lunch: June 28 from 10A – 3P at Courthouse Plaza in Prescott
•    Links of Gold Golf Tournament: September 13 at Troon North Golf Club