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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 ~ Charlie #2549

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?

Adoption Alert ~ Spike #2584 - Adoption in Progress

Hi everyone…my name is Spike and I’m seven years old. I’m a really happy boy and feel so lucky that the wonderful folks at GR and my amazing foster family have taken me in and are taking such good care of me. I try to show my appreciation every minute of every day.

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 ~ Leroy #2595

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 ~ Frankie #2593 - Adoption in Progress

A sweet, loving calm…almost perfect Golden. Holy cow, those are all really good things! Oh hi everybody, I was just reading my fantastic foster mom’s report card on me and I got carried away. I am blushing. Okay, let me get my bearings. My name is Frankie and I’m a year-and-a-half-year-old girl.