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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  1. Buster - 8 yrs, male, Golden
    Buster - 8 yrs, male, Golden
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    Cobi - 9 yrs, male, Golden/Lab
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    Darwin '16 - 8.5 yrs, male, Golden mix
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    Keith - 5-6 yrs, male, Golden mix
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    Alyssa - 8 yrs, female, Golden
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    Melinda - 11 yrs, female Golden
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    Aida - 10-12 yrs, female Golden
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    Lucilla - 6 yrs, female Golden
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    Cooter - 8 yrs, male Golden
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    Jenny '16 - 8 yrs, female Golden
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    Gracie '13 - 4 yrs old, female Golden
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    Evian - 9 yrs, male 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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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 - MEDICAL HOLD
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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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Cooter
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We found Cooter at a local shelter, dirty and with two masses on his chest. Of course, no one came to adopt him so one of our volunteers ran out to pick him up a couple of days before Christmas. We removed the masses and gave him a bath. Underneath it all, we discovered an extremely sweet and loving boy. What a gem! Cooter is a mellow 8 year old who loves to give you his paw and have you love him. He is good with other dogs, rides well in the car and is house trained. Cooter loves to watch TV and take walks; he will make someone a wonderful companion. We don't know how Cooter feels about small children, small dogs or cats, so he will be looking for a home without any of these right now.
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Darwin '16 - MEDICAL HOLD
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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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Evian
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Evian is a very sweet boy we found at a local shelter. He was dirty, matted, depressed and not willing to stand or greet anyone. We knew his chances of being adopted in that condition were slim and we found him to be a nice boy so we took him to our vet and what a difference! He is so much happier now, and cleaner. The vet staff commented that he was such a sweet boy during his stay with them. Evian is a moderate energy dog. He seems to enjoy spending time with his people and will come over for as much love as you can give. He will make someone a nice companion.
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Gracie '13
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Gracie is a 4 year old girl who is very sweet, very active, will need a home where she has direction and time for her.    She is a very smart, active, strong willed girl.   Gracie is not a dog for a home with children.  Children leave things around, do not put things away, and have lots of items where she can take them and run with them.    If she thinks you will chase her, she will grab anything and run with him.   It's a game to her.

Gracie's forever homes needs to a have a fence over 4 feet - she can jump over a low fence, gates that are secure - she will bolt if they are not closed properly.   Everything is a game to her.   She loves to ride in the car and loves going on vacation with the family.

Gracie is a cuddly girl and loves to sit on the couch with her owner.   If her new family says "no dogs on furniture" it will not work.   She love her people.   She is sweet, very cute, and VERY ACTIVE.

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Jenny '16
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Jenny has recently arrived in rescue.   She is a very, very sweet 8 year old girl, who is great with other dogs, don't know about cats and small children.  Jenny - we call her "Jenny from the Block" - arrived from a local shelter.   She loves people, has some leash manners but could use some brushing up. She DOES NOT LIKE GETTING IN CARS.  Once she is in, she is better but not too happy about it.   Totally terrified.  Since she is a new arrival, we are still learning about her and her likes and dislikes.   She is healthy and, as you can see from the photos, she has had some lumps and bumps removed.   All are fine and she is now available for adoption to the right home.   She needs a home that will supervise her house manners, work on her leash walking, have patience with getting in a car, and give her lots of love.   She's waiting for that home NOW.
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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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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 - MEDICAL HOLD
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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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