Golden Rescue: About second chances.


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About Golden Rescue

Golden Rescue™ is one of the largest single breed rescue groups in Canada. We work hard to ensure that every Golden who enters our program is placed with a safe and loving forever family.

Since 1990, Golden Rescue™ has found homes for over 2,100 abandoned, unwanted or displaced Golden Retrievers.

Solely funded by donations. Run by volunteers.

We are a non-profit organization managed by a dedicated volunteer board of directors, who are all business people passionate about Goldens. Our amazing volunteers and private donations make it all happen.

In addition to rescuing Goldens, we pursue every opportunity to educate the public about responsible pet ownership, as well as help other rescue groups. Our ultimate hope is that one day Goldens and pets will not need rescuing.

All our Goldens go to experienced foster homes where we assess their behaviour and provide all the veterinary care, treatment, rehabilitation, love, and attention they need prior to matching them with their forever family. 

Why do Goldens need rescuing?

This is the most common question we hear. Many people are surprised that such a beautiful, loving and extremely popular breed would need rescuing.

There many reasons why Goldens, one of the most popular breeds in Canada, come into our program. As hard as it is to believe, we have found tired, hungry, and dirty Goldens who have been abandoned, neglected or abused. Some come from broken homes. Others have to be given up due to allergies, an unexpected move or illness. Some reasons are practical...some are sad.

No matter what their history, no matter how difficult their recovery road, these Goldens all deserve second chances with loving families. And with Golden Rescue, our Goldens find just that – forever families where all their needs are met and exceeded.


Golden Rescue By-Laws

View or download Golden Rescue's by-laws in PDF format by clicking here.