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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 ~ Loki #2737 - Adoption in Progress

Hi everyone my name is Loki and I’m a 6 month old boy puppy. I am full of the joys of spring. In fact I’m full of the joys of winter summer and fall as well. You see I am just full of joy period, especially since I met the good folks at Golden Rescue.

Adoption Alert ~ Mabel #2744 - Adoption in Progress

Hi everyone my name is Mabel and I’m 11 years old. Yes a senior golden rescue citizen. You may be familiar with my story, exciting isn't it....well my story is just beginning and with your help there will be many more "tails" to tell. I must admit time has just flown by and here I am in my golden years a happy content girl.

Adoption Alert ~ Cobi #2748 - Adoption Pending

Hi everyone my name is Cobi and I’m a 6 year old girl. Recently I have been introduced to the strange new wonderful world of Golden Rescue. Everything is new to me. My previous life was not good. My experience in the human world was not good.

Adoption Alert ~ Roxy #2727 - ADOPTED!!

Hi everyone my name is Roxy and I’m a 9 year old girl. Yes I’m a GR Grande Damme, a senior who knows her way around the block so to speak. I certainly know all my human commands and actually love every adult human I’ve ever met.

Adoption Alert ~ Zeus #2739 - ADOPTED!!

Hi everyone in Golden Rescue land. My name is Zeus and I’m a whopping 11 years old. Yes I am a senior statesman so to speak. Hey the good news about us seniors is we know a thing or two about life. Right? Now let me try and tell you a little bit about myself.

Adoption Alert ~ Ringo #2742 - ADOPTED!!

Hi everyone my name is Ringo and I'm 2 years old. Most people still think I'm a puppy and I say, what's wrong with that? Didn't Dylan write "May you stay...forever young". Unlike a puppy however I am house trained, I know my commands and I'm not bad on the leash - unless I see a critter that is.

Adoption Alert ~ Sam #2743 - ADOPTED!!

And when you kiss me I say to you It's delightful, it's delirious it's delectable It's de-lovely.... Oops sorry everyone I just kissed my fantastic foster mum and she always sings that song to me when I do. She sings beautifully and tells me I'm delightful. Right back at you mom.