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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 ~ Jake #2585 - Adoption in Progress

Hi everyone…my name is Jake and I’m 6.5 years old. My fantastic foster mom describes me as a pup because I have so much energy and I am very playful, just like a pup. For me, I think my playfulness is simply my way of showing how much I enjoy my life. I am a real fan of humans ~ I haven’t met one I don’t like.

Adoption Alert ~ Scotch #2582 - Adopted!!

Hi everyone ~ my name is Scotch. Yes that’s right…just like the whiskey. I think I was named that because I’m kind of whiskey coloured and I can be a little daft at times…just like people after they’ve had a few too many (haha).

Adoption Alert ~ Forest #2588 - Adopted!!

Hi everyone my name is Forest and I’m four years old. I am a lean, mean machine. Well, I am certainly tall and lean with long, slim legs. On the personality side of things, I’m certainly not mean…I’m totally affectionate and kind. I know my commands and walk well on a leash (I guess the long legs help).

Adoption Alert ~ Harvey #2483 - Adopted!!

Hi name is Harvey, the miracle boy. Why am I called ‘the miracle boy’ you ask? Well, it’s a long story. You see I’m 10 years old and a while ago I was diagnosed as having cancer. It was so bad I had to have an operation and the doc said my days were numbered. I was ready for it. I had had a good life and hey, when your number is up, your number is up. Well, I guess my number wasn’t up

Adoption Alert ~ Aidan #2550 & Aisling #2551 - Adopted!!

Hi, my name is Aidan and this is my partner-in-crime, Aisling. I am writing this because Aisling is a bit of a hair brain and can't sit still long enough to do much of anything. We have been in Canada for two weeks, we are both around two years old, and there are two of us! We are not brother and sister but we are bonded.