Major announcement from MAGRR

November 8, 2022

Since 2001, Memphis Area Golden Retriever Rescue has focused on abandoned and homeless Goldens in the Mid-South; providing them with medical care, foster homes, and love on their journey to permanent forever homes. In more than 20 years, MAGRR has placed thousands of Goldens, thanks to our dedicated network of rescuers, fosters, adopters, and board members—ALL of whom are volunteers!

Looking back at more than two decades of rescue efforts, MAGRR reached into states spanning the Southeast. We developed lifelong connections with Golden Retriever adopters locally and built a robust placement program in New England.

MAGRR is also proud of our long history educating the community on how to properly care for our beloved Goldens. We have served as a safety net for those who could no longer care for their dogs and a refuge for orphaned Goldens. We are grateful for the impact we’ve made together to reduce the population of homeless Goldens throughout our region and beyond.

As we reflect on the thousands of success stories over the past 20 years, the need for MAGRR in our community has evolved. We believe the time has come to forge a new path; the success of our mission means closing out this phenomenal chapter of our history as a rescue.

MAGRR will cease the intake of new dogs over the next month and wrap up our operations by April 30, 2023. Most importantly, we remain steadfastly dedicated to finding homes for the Golden Retrievers in our program. We are committed to transparency and will provide further comment as we move forward with this process.