GoldenFest 2019

GoldenFest is G.R.E.A.T. Rescue’s annual fundraising event, now in its 16th year!

We’re so excited to have a new host location for this year as well, Kanine Social, Jacksonville’s beautiful private indoor/outdoor dog park and craft beer/coffee bar!

Enjoy fellowship with friends, new and old, and their Goldens; access the beautiful Kanine Social; partake in food and drink; learn from local vendors; enjoy games and contests…and more — all while helping in G.R.E.A.T.’s rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing efforts!


VOLUNTEER at the event!
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**All dogs must have proof of up-to-date rabies, bordetella and distemper. Dogs over six (6) months must be spayed/neutered. Actual records can be brought upon arrival at the event or a cell phone photo of records will also be accepted.**

Golden Retriever Day!

Saturday February 24th is your day to meet up with other owners who share the same enthusiasm for the Golden Retriever breed that you do and get into the Park FREE that day! 6 month and 12 month membership specials too!

Golden Mixes are welcome too!

Free Entry/Meet Up time is from 10am to 1pm

* Entry into the Dog Park requires proof of vaccinations for the four vaccines Poochie’s Park requires. Bordetella, DHPP, Leptospirosis, and Rabies. You may bring the records for these four vaccines in when you come to play, or have your vet fax them over to us ahead of time. Our fax number is 904-272-5937. All males 7 months or older must be neutered, females can not come when in heat. Children must be kept under watch and can not go into the water. No food in the park please. Bring a smile and have fun! If you have any questions please call/text us at 904-272-4545 or you can email us at

Goldenfest 2018

Come join the fun at the 15th annual GoldenFest, a fun-filled afternoon for you and your Golden Retriever. Enjoy contests, vendor booths, a silent auction and refreshments while your Goldens play at Dogwood Park. GoldenFest is one of G.R.E.A.T’s main fundraisers – funds raised in the auction go directly to the medical needs of rescued Goldens waiting for their forever homes.

Just $20 per family (2 and 4 legged!).

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