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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 ~ Hoya #2695

Hi everybody…my name is Hoya and I’m an eight-year-old boy from far away in Istanbul. I’m not sure how I got here but ‘here’ is definitely better. I had a big wound on my rear paw, which the kind folks at GR fixed and I’m now fine but it does slow me down a bit. I can’t go crazy running around like other Goldens but I can walk just fine.

Adoption Alert ~ Shadow #2769

Hi everyone in Golden-Rescue-Land. My name is Shadow and I’m a two-year-old boy. Now, I think I got my name because I love following people around. I like to be where you are and I love that song ‘Me and My Shadow’ (teehee). I am your typical young Golden full of the joys of spring with tons of energy.

Adoption Alert ~ Preston #2761 - Adoption Pending

It is heartwarming to have received so much interest in Preston; however, we are no longer accepting inquiries for Preston as we are having trouble responding to everyone. Thank you again for considering! Hi everyone…my name is Preston and I’m three years old. I’m just like a knee patch on a pair of old jeans ‘pressed-on’…get it? Okay, okay, I’m no comedian but I can be goofy, right? Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am currently living with a fantastic foster family and they love me dearly and are showing me the ropes.

Adoption Alert ~ Tommy #2793 - Adoption Pending

Hi everyone…my name is Tommy and I’m 11 years old. Yes, I’m a Golden Rescue senior statesman and as they say, age has its privileges. For example, Golden Rescue has placed me with this special and amazing foster family who have been so kind to me.

Adoption Alert ~ Sam #2794 - Adoption Pending

You know, in the movie ‘Casablanca’ Bogie never said ‘Play it again Sam’. He actually said ‘Play it Sam’. Not many people know that but I digress. As you might have guessed, my name is Sam and I’m five years old. Now Sam in the movie was played by a guy named Dooley Wilson and the song Bogie was referring to was ‘As Time Goes By’ ~ my absolute favourite song.