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 President's Message

We have a number of projects ramping up so I’m happy to bring you up to date.

First, let me thank everyone who submitted a photo of their dog for our  Cutest Golden Contest.  These are 50 of the coolest looking Goldens you’ve ever seen so please plan to cast your votes early and often.  Details below . . . please help us make this the most successful Cutest Golden Contest ever.  Kudos to Dean Mills, who developed our very first contest years ago and is still working diligently to make it more fun every year.  I personally appreciate your dedication – it’s an example for all of us.

Next up – our  Links of Gold Golf Committee is hard at work planning our biggest fundraising event of the year under the leadership of new Chairperson Julie Thompson. For some time, you’ve been asking me why we have not reached out to the business community in an effort to obtain some large-dollar sponsorships for Links of Gold.  I’m very pleased to tell you that this is precisely what Julie and her team are doing.  In addition to new sponsorship opportunities, we’ve also got a fantastic new menu featuring Chicken Piccata!  Check out the details below.  

Tee shirts with our new logo have arrived and are now available on our website (in both men’s and ladies’ sizes) and they look great.  Other items are also available through Lands’ End so please see info and link below.

Finally, I want to express my personal gratitude to all of you who have responded to our 3rd Annual Fundraising Campaign: The  Seasons of Rescue.  Your dollars are helping us to provide life saving care to injured and sick Goldens like Snowy and Rudy.  I am always moved by your generous commitment to our cause (link to donate is shown below).  And there is still time to contribute.  Your donation to our Annual Campaign is welcome any month of the year – because every season is the season of rescue.

More to come, I’ll keep you posted.  

Bob Schillaci

2014 Cutest Golden Contest – Ready, Set, Vote!

Simba2 resizedStart voting now for one or all of these cuties! This contest is one of our most important fundraising projects of the year – and definitely the most fun.

 Cast your votes every week and help your favorite Golden win a coveted spot in our 2015 Hearts of Gold calendar.  Maybe he or she will even be on the cover.  Only you can make it happen. Click here for rules, voting strategy and to cast your vote!


Save the date: Links of Gold Golf Tournament on September 13, 2014!

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 This year we have a fabulous new menu, a raffle with a real “wow” factor, and enhanced sponsorship packages tailored just for your business.  Or perhaps you know of a colleague or company that might be interested.  If you have a contact name and number for a possible sponsor lead, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll gladly follow up.  We are seeking donations for our raffle too – there are so many ways you can help!  Look for details on our website in early June.


Tee shirts with new logo now available!

RAGofAZ-TshirtYes, they are here!  Tee shirts featuring our happy new logo have arrived and are for sale on our website.

 Check out other items available through Lands’ End. Click here (and scroll down) to get started.



Thank you for your support of our 2014 Annual Fundraising Campaign: The Seasons of Rescue!

2014ac100-1 001 216x127 resizedYour generous support of our Annual Fundraising Campaign has raised nearly $7,000 to help us provide veterinarian care for our rescued Goldens.

But the need is great and  always will be, so please consider joining our campaign.  And because we are an all-volunteer organization, every dollar supports our mission.  Click here to see our beautiful Seasons of Rescue greeting card, or to donate.

The return of Bowl-A-Rama!

Bowlarama Buddy 1  2013a resizedIf it’s summertime, it must be Bowl-A-Rama time!  Rescue A Golden of Arizona will again be participating in the 12th Annual Bowl-A-Rama for Animal Rescue on Saturday, August 9th at AMF Scottsdale Lanes.

This event brings together the entire Phoenix Metro rescue community for some friendly competition.  Plus . . . you can help us raise funds by sponsoring one of our four bowling teams, each led by a special four-footed furry team captain.  More to come.

The Best Price For Fluconazole in Tucson

The high cost of Fluconazole has sent Arizonans scurrying month to month to find the least expensive cost to keep our Valley Fever pets in good health. 

 Click here to see the lowest cost found in Tucson.

Survival to Improve at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC)

All animal shelters face insurmountable problems in caring for the animals in their charge.  Overcrowding, substandard facilities, and lack of funding have led to high illness and euthanasia rates.

 Click here to read what one shelter is doing to make a difference.

It’s Fire Danger and Monsoon Season

We never know when any disaster is going to hit, and animals frequently must be left behind because of lack of planning.  Are you prepared?

Click here for information vital for your pet’s protection.

Toad Aversion Training, Tucson

Monsoon is approaching and with it the Sonoran Toads.  It has to rain before our trainer, Jay Smith, will have a toad.

If you are interested in toad aversion training, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2014 Jeep Cherokee Raffle Tickets

Jeep Raffle info2aThere are still a few raffle tickets available but not for much longer.

To purchase tickets, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




Bridge Page

Sunset-Sky-013Gone 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 website events calendar.

  • WoofStock: May 18th  from 10A – 4P at Prescott Valley Civic Centers
  • Golden Time at Sweet Tomatoes, Tucson  (date & time to be announced)
  • Woof Down Lunch: June 28th  from 10A – 3P at Courthouse Plaza in Prescott
  • Bowl-A-Rama: August 9th at 1:30 at AMF Scottsdale Lanes
  • Links of Gold Golf Tournament: September 13th  at Troon North Golf Club
  • Golden Harvest on October 17th at AZ Bread Co. in Tempe

    Upcoming Meet and Greet events:
  • East Valley PetSmart Meet and Greet at Val Vista & Guadalupe in Gilbert: May 17th 10A - 2PM
  • Tucson PetSmart Meet and Greet at Broadway & Pantano: May 10th 10AM - 2PM
  • Tucson Bookman’s Meet and Greet at Ina & Thornydale: May 24th 11AM - 3PM