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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 ~ TJ #2680

Hi everyone ~ I am TJ and my age is nine and three quarters. Not ten…nine and three quarters…just like the train platform in Harry Potter. Yes, I know I’m a senior but I’m in no hurry to push my age. I am having too much fun since I met the good folks at GR

Adoption Alert ~ Bella #2689

Hi everyone…my name is Bella and I’m 10 years old. Yes, that officially makes me a senior I guess but all that means is I know pretty much everything I need to know about living with humans.

Adoption Alert ~ Kaiser #2691 - Adoption in Progress

Hi everyone…my name is Kaiser and I’m around three years old (maybe a tad older). I have been described as sweet, loving, and affectionate. Those are really good words but I almost sound like a sissy. I wish people would also talk about my macho side ~ I do have one you know. I am strong…I am invincible…I am woman ~ oops, sorry, wrong song!

Adoption Alert ~ Oakley #2687 & Sadie #2688

Hi everyone…my name is Oakley and I’m six years old. This is my sister Sadie who is seven years old. Now you can see that Sadie is a Golden-wannabe and I keep telling her “you can wannabe all you want but you will never be a Golden ~ you’re way too short” but Sadie says height is not a number, it is a state of mind.

Adoption Alert ~ Ginger #2561 - Adopted!!

Hello…my name is Ginger and I’m 18 months old. When I first met my amazing foster family I was very nervous. I was afraid to come into their house. I wasn’t house trained. I had never seen stairs before so didn’t know how to use them. I didn’t know my name and I didn’t even know how to eat and drink out of a bowl.

Adoption Alert ~ Buddy #2624 - Adoption Pending

Hi everyone…my name is Buddy and I’m six years old. I have been described as mature, gentle, quiet, well behaved, and loving. Wow!!! That’s a lot of good stuff, right? But here’s the bad part and I’m SO embarrassed by it.

Adoption Alert ~ John Candy #2637 - Adoption Pending

I’m confused…can you help me? Hi everyone in this wonderful place called Canada! My name is John Candy and I’m a very big strong boy and I came all the way from Istanbul. You can see by my picture how big I am and you can also guess there is something else in me although I’m mostly Golden.

Revised Adoption Alert ~ Payton #2641 - Adoption Pending

Hi name is Payton and I’m just under a year old. I say that to remind you that I’m still a pup. A BIG pup, yes, but a pup nonetheless. I know I’ve got a lot to learn as in my previous life I wasn’t taught much. I am house-trained and I know how to sit, but that’s about it

Adoption Alert ~ Jake #2655 - Adopted!!

Hi everybody…my name is Jake and I’m eight years old. I have been described as a big cuddly teddy bear but honestly, I’m not a bear, I’m a Golden! In fact, I’m a very lucky Golden. My amazing foster family have been showing me the ropes and I’m doing pretty well I’m told.

Adoption Alert ~ Jack #2539 - Adopted!!

Hi everyone my name is Jack and I’m around four years old (not that I’m super good at counting…haha). Although I’m ‘mostly Golden’, the thought is that I might have a little Chow in me and I’m told I’m handsome! I’ve been with my fosters for a while because I have some issues. I am getting worried that no one wants me.