Everything you need to know about Memphis Area Golden Retriever Rescue (MAGRR) can be found throughout the various links and pages of our site. If you are visiting for the first time, please be sure to browse around to learn more about who we are and what we do. Our website is frequently updated to provide you with the most current information about our organization.

Though our acronym, M.A.G.R.R. can be pronounced a lot of funny ways, we prefer to sound it out like “major.” We are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. MAGRR’s rescue efforts are funded by donations, fundraising events, and membership dues. By focusing our efforts on one lovable breed, we are able to place hundreds of abandoned dogs in happy, loving homes each year. The need for Golden Retriever rescue is overwhelmingly evident in the south, so much that MAGRR has expanded its efforts beyond West Tennessee and the “Memphis Area” into portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, and even Louisiana.

Our group is based out of Germantown, Tennessee with volunteers scattered throughout Memphis and neighboring cities. We do not have a facility of our own, only a nice group of veterinarians who make time to care for our dogs, and a wonderful circle of foster families who house our Golden Retrievers until their forever families come along to adopt them. We also have a successful New England adoption program, and many of our dogs find love in the northeast.


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Our organization relies completely on donations for operation, and receives no government grants.

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