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Available Adoptions

Golden Rescue is a 'rescue' organization. As such, we help Goldens who need a second chance and we believe we can responsibly rehome. Very often, we know very little about their history. Although we make every effort during our fostering process to assess the Goldens in our care, we cannot predict their behaviour in your home as some behaviours may present themselves later or there may be a ‘trigger’ we didn’t experience.  

We also have all of our Goldens assessed by a qualified veterinarian and all conditions that are discovered are treated and disclosed before the Golden goes up for adoption; however, conditions could develop later that were not discovered by the vet at the time of examination. It costs an average of $1,700 to put one Golden through our program. The adoption fee for Goldens rescued within Ontario and Quebec is $500.  The adoption fee for Goldens rescued from countries outside of Canada is $800.  These fees help us tremendously to defer the ever-increasing cost of care and transportation. 

Responsible pet ownership can be an expensive proposition and we urge you to consider the potential ongoing costs of owning a dog before making the decision to adopt.


At the present time our Goldens are being fostered in Ontario and occasionally in Quebec. During the adoption process a home visit needs to be arranged with your family and you must agree to come and visit the dog at his/her foster home. If the match is a good one, you'll need to arrange appropriate transportation to bring the dog home with you.

Status Explanations:

Adoption In Progress - A shortlist of applicants who have most closely matched the foster's 'wish list' have been identified and the adoption process is in progress.

Adoption Pending - The Golden is imminently joining their forever family.

If there is no status update, it means we are currently looking at applications and you're welcome to submit your interest.

Adopted - The Golden has happily joined their forever family.

Adoption Alert ~ Jack #2539

Hi everybody…my name is Jack and I think I’m about four years old, not that I’m super good at counting…haha! I’m a big boy, full of energy. I’ve been in school for a while learning my commands and learning how to behave better

Adoption Alert ~ Echo #2581

Hi everyone…my name is Echo and I’m a one and a half year old boy. Hi everyone…my name is Echo and I’m a one and a half year old boy. That echo is really annoying isn’t it? That echo is really annoying…okay, I’ll stop now (teehee). Let me tell you a bit about myself.

Adoption Alert ~ Jill #2587 - Adoption in Progress

Hi everyone…my name is Jill and I’m 10 years old. Now, as I am approaching my ‘golden’ years (is that expression really just for us???). I have learned a thing or two about life. Here are the top 10 things I’ve learned about me:

Adoption Alert ~ Buddy #2594 - Adoption in Progress

Hi everyone…my name is Buddy and I’m six years old. My foster family have nicknamed me “Hairball” ~ I can’t even imagine why (heehee)! Now here’s the thing with me. I love all people. I am loving, gentle, obedient, happy, and I particularly love kids! But other dogs ~ not so much!

Adoption Alert ~ Maisy #2600 - Adoption in Progress

Hi everyone my name is Maisy and I’m a bouncy, loveable eight-month-old girl. Golden Rescue got me from a place the call the ‘shelter’. I don’t know what I was doing there but I didn’t like it. Since I was rescued and joined my fantastic foster family, life has been terrific.

Adoption Alert ~ Leroy #2595 - Adopted!!

Boy, I sure never thought I’d have to expose all the not-so-good stuff about me. It really hurts because I’m actually a very lovable and good boy. But I have to tell you the truth, so, like ripping off a bandaid

Adoption Alert ~ Charlie #2549 - Adopted!!

Hi everyone…my name is Charlie and I’m seven years old. I’m not sure how I got here but ‘here’ sure is good and I’m very grateful. Golden Rescue found me at a shelter and sprung me ~ am I not the luckiest boy in the world?