President's Message

There was certainly a large flurry of votes coming in during the last few hours of the competition to elect the Cutest Golden 2016 last weekend. Thank you all for participating. A full report of the competition will be included in next month’s Golden Tales.

For those who follow us on Facebook you may have already seen the exciting news about Susan’s Goldens’ Medical Fund. If not please don’t miss the announcement below.

Our IT Team has been diligently working to improve the security of the RAGofAZ website and our email correspondence. Certain “nuances” are being ironed out. If you have been affected by these updates know that it is for the good of the organization and we thank you for your ongoing patience.

It is time to start focusing on our upcoming fundraising event, the Links of Gold 2016 – Golf Tournament, Buffet Dinner and Major Raffle. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, September 10, 2016. A committee has already been meeting and working on this project. 

Here is how you can help:
    Contact Becky Buck-Wetzel - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - if you are willing to volunteer to help out with this event. We are gathering a list of names now!

    Contact Bob Gomez - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any thoughts about golfing on 9/10/16. Click here if you would be willing to print off a flier to hang up at your favorite golf course.

    Contact Kay Fee - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you or your employer are willing to provide a raffle prize.

    Contact Chris Brant - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you or your employer would be willing to become a Sponsor. I would be happy to meet with them if you felt it to be advantageous. You can also sign up online. Click here for Corporate Sponsors and click here for Members and Friends Sponsors.

    It is not too early to contact us…….. in fact, it is a perfect time!

So far we would like to thank the following Sponsors:

    Ken & Marilyn Edwards of Tristar Hotel Group; 

    Jackie & Jerry Miles from the J&J Miles Living Trust; 

    Terry Cox of Raymond James - Financial Investment Company 480-837-4590


So again, please mark your calendars for Saturday, September 10, 2016 and join us for a wonderful day with great golf, fabulous food and our gorgeous Golden ambassadogs at our annual golf tournament, dinner and raffle!

We have some exciting news to announce!


Rescue a Golden of Arizona (RAGofAZ) received an extraordinary donation from an ardent supporter, Susan Scheerer, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Five quick tips for leash training your puppy or dog 

pictureGDH Team, America Kennel Club
August 11, 2015

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Is it time for you to consider the services of a professional trainer?

pictureAdapted from an article by Mara Bosvun, of the American Kennel Club on April 27, 2015, entitled Welcome to AKC Training, Your most important stop on the Journey to Good Dog

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Head Pressing – Could Be A Warning of Serious Illness

pictureArticle reprinted from Animal Wellness on-line Magazine

Have you ever seen a dog or cat press their head against the wall? It kind of looks adorable, but it isn’t something that should be taken lightly. Head pressing is one of the biggest red flags that something is wrong.

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A Vet-care Tip: Prescriptions of Fluconazole

pictureWhenever Goldens begin their treatment with Fluconazole or when they need a refill of the medicine from a compounding pharmacy like Diamondback Drugs, please be certain that the treating Veterinarian orders TABLETS and not CAPSULES. The tablets are significantly less expensive and there is no difference in efficacy.




Rainbow Bridge

pictureGone but never forgotten . . . remember the beloved Goldens who have crossed to the Bridge recently but will live forever in the hearts of those who loved them. CLICK HERE

And CLICK HERE to see a remembrance including those Goldens that have passed over the Rainbow Bridge previously.

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