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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    Leila - 10 yrs, female, Golden
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    Pikachu - MEDICAL HOLD
  3. Buster - 8 yrs, male, Golden
    Buster - 8 yrs, male, Golden
  4. Cobi - 9 yrs, male, Golden/Lab
    Cobi - 9 yrs, male, Golden/Lab
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    Darwin '16 - 8.5 yrs, male, Golden mix
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    Scully - 9 yrs, male, Golden
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    Grace '16 - 2 yrs, female, Golden mix
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    Keith - 5-6 yrs, male, Golden mix
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    Lucilla - 6 yrs, female Golden
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    Alyssa - 8 yrs old, female, Golden
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    Melinda - 11 yrs old, female Golden
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    Aida - 10-12 yrs, female Golden
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    Bindy - 2-3 yrs, female Golden
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    Lollipop - 2 yrs, female, Golden mix
Aida
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Aida is a sweet senior who was left at the shelter. The shelter is no place for any senior to be so we gladly took her into rescue to find her a loving home with lots of TLC. Aida's age is not known but we believe her to be between 10-12 years old. She has some arthritis so is a little slow to get up but she enjoys and does fine with short walks. Aida likes being with her loved ones and will gently nudge you to pet her. She is fine with other dogs but we don't know how she feels about cats. Aida will make someone a very nice companion.
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Alyssa
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Alyssa is an 8 year old female who came to us from a shelter.  Initially very frightened & timid she has blossomed into a sweet, gentle and loving golden girl.  She LOVES people.  At her foster she is a typical golden following you from room to room, sitting or lying by your side, a paw in your lap.  She walks nicely on leash and likes to meet people and receive their attention.  She loves her squeaky and stuffed toys.  She rides nicely in a car though still likes a boost to get in.  She responds to her name & a few commands; a treat in your hand and she is yours!

She is still learning about how safe she feels around some other dogs.  She is least sure about little dogs or dogs that invade her space - get in her face.  She is not an aggressive dog but may give warnings when she doesn’t feel safe.  Right now we keep some distance from passing dogs on walks to help with that.  With calm dogs who just let her be she has done well.  And she continues to surprise us.  She recently spent a week with a calm little dog and blended right in - walking in tandem & sleeping next to each other.    
 For now Alyssa needs to be placed in a ‘single dog home’ and with parents who will continue to work with her in feeling safe.  Alyssa is looking for a more quiet home with lots of love and someone around more often than not.  
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Bindy
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Bindy is a 2 - 3 year old girl who just came into rescue. She was turned in by a family who took her in and gave her good care when they found her, apparently abandoned. No family was ever found and Bindy is now looking for a loving family to spend the rest of her life with. She warms up quickly to those who are nice to her but she is a little frightened of new situations. She has lived with a small dog, she has good house manners, and she rides nicely in the car. She will sit by your side and be happy to get as much love as you can give. We don't know how she feels about cats or children under 7 years old so she will need to go to a home that doesn't have either of these.
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Buster '16
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Meet Buster - The sweetest goofball you will ever meet! Buster loves everyone, other dogs, people and kids. He's especially loves his person and wants to be where you are, if that means sitting on the couch with you - so be it. He will sleep by your feet if you’re on the computer and will definitely be by your side in the kitchen! Some of Buster’s favorite things are riding in the car, chewing on bones, playing with toys and his very favorite thing is - let’s play ball! He can even carry two tennis balls at once! He wants to go with you whenever you have to run errands and will hang his big old head out the window. He went to dog beach the other day and thought that was pretty darn cool too. He is just the mellowest happy boy but will get really excited when he sees you pick up his leash - He may be 8 but he acts like 4. Meet Buster and you will definitely fall for this boy. 
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Cobi
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Cobi is an approximately 9 year old, male Golden/lab mix. Cobi came to rescue when he ended up in a shelter. He has a quintessen-tial Golden/Labrador temperament and personality, he is super sweet and gentle. He has learned to use the doggie door in his foster home. He loves to go on walks, but short ones as he tires. If you are looking for a companion to hang out with and love, Cobi is the boy for you. Cobi gets along with dogs, but we don’t know about cats.
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Darwin '16
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This extremely friendly and lovable boy came into Rescue when his family had to move and couldn’t take him with them. He is a Golden mix, (with darn cute ears) and has all of the characteristics of a ‘Golden’ personality. He is gentle, lovable and a true Velcro dog. He loves to ride in the car with his head out a slightly lowered window, walks well on a leash, knows and obeys basic commands, wants to please, and gets along well with all the other dogs in his foster home. When he first came to us, he needed assistance with his house training and over the weeks has come a long long way.  It may well have been him merely marking his territory with four other boys in his foster home.  He’s a cuddle-bug to the point that he snuggles right next to his foster dad throughout the night.  He is a true treasure, waiting to be discovered, and deserves a fur-ever home where he will be loved, pampered, and cared for.
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Grace '16
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Grace is a 2 year old girl, who is very sweet, loves to go for walks and would do well with a person who would like to run her.   She is very sweet, busy, happy, and friendly with other dogs.    She appears to be housebroken, but I don't have any knowledge of what her house manners are like.   She's young, healthy, happy, and friendly.     We do not know how she would be with cats and small children so currently not placing in that type of home.
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Keith '16
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Keith is a 5-6 year old Goldeny boy who just loves everyone he meets.   He enjoys going for walks and is a good boy on the leash.   Every person he meets is his friend.  Give him a room full of people and he will visit with everyone.    He occasionally barks at other dogs on his walks, so we are working with that during his stay in rescue.    Keith came in to the rescue in terrible physical condition with fly strikes on both ears, hair missing from his rear, and very thin.   He now has gained weight, ears are healed and hair is growing on them.   His coat is growing in healthy and shiny.   Yes, he is short of leg, but that certainly doesn't stop his ability to go for a good walk.   Want a pup to be your best friend, check out Keith.
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Leila '16
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Leila is a 10 year old, blond, female Golden. Her family moved to an area where there were a lot of fireworks and a nearby quarry with lots of loud noises. Leila was extremely upset by all this noise, so her family decided that she would be happier in a new home. She is housebroken and knows how to use a doggie door. She walks well on a leash, doesn’t pull or bark at other dogs.  She seems to enjoy car rides and squeaky toys.  She knows basic commands. Lelia gets along with everyone, even the foster family's feisty Shih Tzu most of the time.
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Lollipop
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Lollipop is a gorgeous 2 year old Golden Retriever mix who is currently looking for her perfect forever home.  She is healthy, appears housebroken, is good with the people that she meets.  Lollipop is a happy girl and she will do a happy dance on her back feet when she greets you.  She enjoys your company but does not beg for it.  We are now walking her on a Gentle Leader harness and, as you can see from the video, she is doing well.  On her walks, she is happier on a trail in the woods, on a quite sidewalk in a neighborhood, or on a path where it is quiet.  Lollipop does not care for big loud, noisy trucks, or people on bicycles.  She is also selective with her dog friends and needs to be in a single dog home, no dog parks, no dog beaches.  She would do well in a home with a nice yard to romp around in, someone who can spend time with her and take her to some obedience training classes, no other dogs, no cats, and no young children.

Lollipop is a good dog, who would love a home where someone can take her for nice walks with her harness on, enjoy her company and love her.  She’s waiting for that perfect home and would be your best friend for a long time.
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Lucilla
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Lucilla is a gorgeous 6 year old girl, who is good with other dogs, housebroken, good in the car, and walks well on the leash.   She is currently in training for some behavioral issues and will only go to a home that will be willing to work with the trainer so that she will succeed in all that she has learned.

Ideally, Lucilla will go to a single dog home, ok with a cat, no children of any age, person who works is ok but should not be putting in long hours away from home.   Lucilla is on medicine for her anxiety and is afraid of thunder, fireworks and other loud noises, so no homes by Disneyland, etc.   Her forever home has to be one that will follow what the trainers are teaching her and not hesitate to contact them for any issues that may arise.

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Melinda
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Melinda is a beautiful 11 year old female golden. She originally came to rescue in the Fall of 2015 when she was brought into a Long Beach Shelter as a stray. Melinda was adopted but came back to rescue in Oct 2016 when her foster mom became ill. She is a medium sized girl who loves her walks and loves to swim. Being a typical golden she wants to be with her people and if allowed likes to sit on the furniture. She has a moderate activity level and gets along with the other dogs in her foster home.
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Pikachu - MEDICAL HOLD
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Pikachu is a 10 year-old boy we found at the shelter.  He is on the small side and has a very mellow personality.  He is good with other dogs and he likes to follow around the people he attaches himself to.  We’re currently helping him gain a few pounds, and when he reaches a healthier weight, he’ll be looking for a quiet home where he can settle in and get a lot of tender, loving care.
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Scully '16
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Scully is a 9 year old neutered male, who has the energy of a 7 year old. He came to us through the shelter after his family moved and left him tied to the porch. Scully is on the smaller size for a golden at around 60-65 lbs. He is timid and sometimes skittish. We don't think he was treated kindly in his previous home. He is potty trained. Scully loves people and loves to eat. It seems like he can't get enough food. He loves to go on walks and knows 'sit' on command. He gets along with the resident dog in the foster home, but doesn’t play with him. When Scully first arrived at his foster home there was some growling at the new dog, after time he has warmed up to the resident dog.
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