AVAILABLE GOLDENS

Below are some of the dogs we have available for adoption.

If you have a current application on file and would like to inquire about any of these dogs, please email adoptions@grcglarescue.org . Otherwise, please make sure to complete the online adopter application before sending your inquiry.

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    Kipling - 7 yr old, male Golden mix
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    Jimmy - 2 yr old, male Golden mix
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    Henry - ADOPTED!
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    Lucilla - 8 yr old, female Golden
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    Mamie - 1 yr old, female Golden mix
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    Scrappy - 8 yr old, male Golden mix
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    Vanna - ADOPTION PENDING!
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    Morgan - 7 yr old, Golden mix
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    Billie Jean - ADOPTION PENDING
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    Lucia - 7-8 yr old, female Golden
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    Maggie - 7 yr old, female Golden
Jimmy
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Jimmy, a 2-yr old Golden mix, arrived in rescue several months ago. He had a rough former life and spent his total life outdoors surviving. After spending time with our volunteers, his life has changed drastically. Everyone who meets him just loves him. He is a very happy boy! This small Golden mix is very, very sweet and loves attention. He loves to play ball and go for walks. Jimmy is good on his leash and very good on his car rides. He would do well in an adult home where someone is home during the day for frequent potty breaks and play times. He is good with other dogs but has not been tested with cats. He enjoys attention and being with people, plus sleeping on his dog bed. Jimmy is enjoying his time with his foster family but is now ready for his forever home.
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Kipling
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Kipling is a great and very handsome 7-yr old.   He came in to rescue in terrible condition but after time with us, he has gained weight, his coat is GORGEOUS, and he is still looking for his forever home.   We have discovered his real name, Oso, and he responds to that with obedience commands like sit, down, shake, come, heel.   He had been a much loved dog at one time.  He enjoys spending time with our volunteers, going for nice easy walks - he now has a bounce in his walk and loves the time on the walk "checking out all the bushes".    He is housebroken, loves to sleep on his dog bed, is great taking his treats with a gentle mouth,  and is still looking for his forever home.   The perfect home would be one with a single owner and no other dogs - he is fine with dogs on his walks but prefers to not have to share attention with another dog in the home.  He does not like other dogs running up in to his face on walks but once he has met them, he very quietly goes off walking with them.   He enjoyed meeting my own dog and she thought he was a very handsome boy.  He would do great all day while his owner is working and really prefers to sleep on his dog bed and wait for someone to come home.   A couple pats on the head and he is totally happy with that.   Then the owner could make dinner, watch TV and if Oso wants to, he can come watch TV with her/him.  He's not a huggy, grabby dog, just a great companion and a pat on the head makes him very happy.
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Lucia
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Meet Lucia…a very sweet little purebred Golden girl who recently came to us from a shelter.  Lucia is estimated to be about 7-8 years of age, 63 lbs, very sweet with humans, loves to go for walks and has great leash manners. She shows signs of neglect and we are working on getting her back to a healthier state where she will be more comfortable. Once she recovers from her recent spay surgery, we will address some dental issues and an old ‘cherry eye’ issue, so she will be in great shape once she’s finished her stay at the vet.  Lucia is not obese, but can afford to lose a few pounds.  Fortunately, she loves to get out to exercise and roll in the grass. Lucia gets a little excited around strange dogs, so once we introduce her to a few calmer ones we’ll have a better idea about her temperament. She visits the resident kitties in the vet hospital and doesn’t seem to mind them at all. Once Lucia is done with her makeover, she will be looking for a foster or forever family. If you feel Lucia could be a good fit for your living situation and you are looking for an affectionate Golden girl, please fill out an  Adoption Application.
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Lucilla
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Meet Lucilla, a beautiful 8-year old blonde golden. Lucilla (or Lucy as we like to call her) is professionally obedience trained and understands basic commands. She is good with other dogs and has lived with different cats. Her favorite things include going to the beach and playing ball in the yard. She LOVES playing fetch with our volunteers. She enjoys playtime with them so much that they often get tired out before she does! She is housebroken, good on a leash and in the car.

Lucilla’s perfect home would be an adult home with no kids (or kids who visit often) with a yard to play in.  She is very sweet but can scare easily so she needs to find a home with someone who is home more than not during the day. She needs an owner who is patient and loving and is willing to work with her should any anxiety issues arise. Even though she loves to play ball in the yard, she shouldn’t be left outside alone for long periods of time. She is definitely a housedog. If you’re willing to make the commitment to nurture this sweet girl, she could be the perfect dog for you
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Maggie
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Hello from Maggie! This little 7 year old girl came in from a local shelter with a coat that looked like she had never had a bath or been brushed. Well, she has been groomed and bathed now and she is quite the blonde beauty! She is the sweetest thing who loves to go for walks and just snuggle with you if you sit down. She has a soft mouth for treats and is not a finicky eater. It doesn’t seem Maggie has been taught much in the way of basic obedience, but she is a very kind and affectionate girl and because she loves snacks, she should be easy to train. Maggie is great on the leash and doesn’t seem to mind other dogs while out. We haven’t formally introduced her to dogs, but the techs at the hospital where she is being treated state she is fine when walking by the other dogs in kennels so far. Maggie is having her dental issues treated and is looking for a foster or forever home. If you think Maggie might be a good fit for your home, please fill out an Adoption Application and a home visit volunteer will contact you soon.
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Mamie
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Mamie is a very sweet 1-year-old small golden retriever mix. She is great with other dogs and loves everyone she meets. We are unsure about cats. She is a bundle of energy and loves to go on walks and play with her tennis ball. Mamie is a friendly, happy, healthy girl and would be great in a home with a large yard so she can run and play. She has a tendency to “bolt” so she should be supervised when outside or in the backyard at all times. She’s a typical puppy who barks and whines so living in an apartment won’t work for her. An adult-only home is preferred but she would be okay in a home with periodic visit from kids or grandkids. She would do best in a home with someone there a lot and could take her running or long walks.
She’s good on a leash and good in the car. If you are looking for a sweet, young girl who loves attention, Mamie would be the perfect companion.
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Morgan
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Morgan is a smallish 7 year old Golden mix rescued from an area shelter.  This munchkin seems to have been neglected since he was flea infested and has some worn out and broken teeth.  When our volunteer first visited him at the shelter (before he became available), he would not even stick his head out to be seen, the second visit and since he has been the most loving and delightful little guy imaginable.  Out of the shelter and all the way to our vet he cuddled with our volunteer in her arms, full of kisses.  He know some basic commands and walks very nicely on the leash.  Happy to go where you go.  He loves belly rubs and will stop on his walks to lie on the nice cool grass and roll over for some.  All the volunteers who have met him want SO MUCH to take him home. So far he has not demonstrated much interested in cats or dogs on his walks just enjoying his surroundings.  We are still learning about him but we are excited to see this guy blossom every day.
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Scrappy
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Scrappy is an 8 year old boy who was surrendered by his owner to a shelter. We are calling him a Golden Retriever mix, but he looks very similar to a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Unfortunately, he won't tell us his parentage. When he came to Rescue his teeth and gums were in bad shape, but now are clean and shiny. He had no other health issues. His owner had told the shelter that he was an outside dog and didn't like little dogs and cats and barked at everything. We've walked him past little barking dogs and he showed no interest. He does pull towards cats. And the only barking we've observed is at Fed Ex and mail trucks.

Scrappy has perfect/exceptional house manners.  He loves his foster family and will cuddle as long as you like.  His foster mom has discovered a fun trick where he will sit on his hind end with front paws up like giving a “high five”. He does love to go outside where he is on the mission to rid the yard of squirrels and birds (very Duck Toller of him).  He has also demonstrated some pointing while outside.  Scrappy likes to run the fence in a playful manner with both neighbors who have small dogs.  No barking though.  He has been very quiet but also very smart.  When he wants to go running with his foster mom, he brings her sneaker to her and drops it in front of her.  He has great stamina and has run 1-1/2 to 2 miles with his foster mom.  Also, perfect running along side her, no zigzag or in front.  Like most Retrievers he would prefer an adopter who is home most of the time. Scrappy will best fit in a home without a small dog or cats and with humans that will love giving snuggles while getting them back in return.
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Vanna - ADOPTION PENDING!
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Vanna is a 7 year old Golden Retriever Mix who was rescued from an area shelter when her owner did not come to get her.  Her temperament is all golden as she is a sweetheart full of love and kisses.  Her favorite activity is walking and getting treats.  Unfortunately, she has partaken a bit too much of the food and treats so we are working very hard to help her loose some weight.  She has been very excited when we first start off on a walk but settles down and proves to be a nicely mannered pup.  She rides nicely in the car and is very comfortable with every one she meets.  She greets everyone like they are the best person on the planet.  We have not been able to introduce her to cats so a home without any would be best.  She seems excited to meet other dogs and has walked nicely with a canine buddy.  
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