Goldens Available
Last updated on: October 8, 2015
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Grateful Goldens Rescue of the Low Country
PO BOX 2519
Mt. Pleasant SC 29465-2519

Please Note: If you are interested in possibly adopting one of these wonderful Goldens we require a completed  adoption application (found on the adoption page) to start the process. We get many, many  calls and applications and to facilitate the process we must have an application before contacting you. Thank-you and we look forward to working with you to find the right Golden for your family.

Misty has had a rough life.  She showed up at a woman's farm, pregnant and no place to go.  The woman took her in and helped deliver her babies and cared for the little family.  She found homes for the babies, and planned to keep Misty because she was such a sweet girl.  Unfortunately, retrievers and birds (in this case chickens) don't always mix, and Misty liked to retrieve them from the chicken pen.  Chickens notwithstanding, this is such a sweet girl!  She gives kisses, loves to cuddle, and is even nurturing to the other dogs in her foster home!!

Unfortunately, she is heartworm positive and when she heals from her spay, we will begin her treatment.  We think she is about 7 years old, and is now up to date on shots and has been spay.  Looking for love and kisses?  This is your girl!! Misty is being fostered in the Coastal Georgia area.
Zoe, a beautiful 4 year old, came into rescue due to the trauma of a long airplane flight which instilled her with fears of separation.  Her family unit of Mom, Dad, boys and girls as well as an older dog tried to work her though the issues but sadly determined that they could not provide her with an environment where she could happily exist.  The foster family has been working with her and a trainer to identify ways to support her and diminish the behaviors being shown when she attaches herself to the male or leader of the pack.  She is currently going on daily walks as part of a pack, car trips and visits to pet friendly businesses to reinforce her understanding of life outside a house.  Zoe is very smart, has charming manners, does well living with children and knows lots of commands.  She will need a furever home with well seasoned dog people, another dog in the house and lots of structure to support her while she learns to trust that her human will always come back.  If you have the time, desire to share your love with a girl who truly needs it and the ability to continue working with professionals, please consider this blonde charmer.

Zoe is being fostered in the Charleston area.
Adoption Pending

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Ranger: Ranger's owners asked us to find him a good home because of his flea allergy being aggravated where they were living, as well as his mom's increased allergy issues.  While it broke their heart to let him go, they knew it was the best for him.  He is fine with everyone, including children, other dogs, and usually indifferent to cats.  This beautiful boy is 5 years old, up-to-date on vaccinations and heartworm negative.  He has excellent housemanners, knows lots of commands and his foster has been working with him on a lead.   His bags are packed and he's ready to roll!!

Ranger is being fostered in the Coastal Georgia area.

Barney: If you love goldens, but your lifestyle does not permit you to have a full size golden, Barney is the dog for you. Barney has all of the golden attributes, but in a small, apartment or condo sized package. Barney is only 1 ½ years old and would do best in an active home with a gentle, but firm hand to smooth his rough edges. He does will with other dogs and has charmed his foster family. Barney is Heartworm positive, but will begin his treatment soon. Barney is being fostered in the Charleston area.
Sam is a very active 8 1/2 year old blonde boy who was tearfully surrendered by his family because of a lifestyle change. To help transition him into a new forever home, GGRLC took advantage of a 3 week obedience training opportunity. This intensive program has prepared Sam to be an even better dog and his training will follow him into his new home. He is UTD on shots, is HW Negative. Sam has graduated and has his bags packed. Sam is being fostered in the Charleston area.
Ranger Has His Furever Home!!!!
Barney Has His Furever Home!!!
Gunner is a sweet 3 year boy. When Gunner was surrendered to Grateful Goldens he had lost almost all of his hair due to severe allergies. Grateful Goldens and some wonderful fosters spent 8 months diagnosing his allergies and helping him to recover. He is now on shots to desensitize him to his allergies and his hair is almost completely grown back. Gunner is ready for a home that will continue is monthly treatments and help him complete his recovery and become the golden he was meant to be.
Gunner is being fostered in the Charleston area.
Sam Has His Furever Home!!!!
This little guy was found scrounging around a gas station - the attendant said he'd been hanging around for several days.  He was extremely skinny and appeared to be looking for food.  When a good Samaritan opened her car door, he jumped right in, as if to say "will you take me home with you?"  He was covered in fleas and ticks, but still as sweet as could be.  After a bath to get rid of the fleas and ticks, they tried to feed him a little bit, but he seemed to choke on it and threw it back up.  They contacted us for help and we of course authorized veterinary care for him. 

Captain is a beautiful 3 year old golden boy who was tearfully surrendered by his family because they didn't have enough time for him. His foster dad says Captain is well behaved, loves attention, gets along very well with our dogs, comes when called and is really fun to have around. Captain is up to date on shots and has just completed a basic obedience course and is waiting for his furever home Captain is being fostered in the Charleston area.  
Lani is a sweet 6 year old girl who came to GGR when her family had to move across the country. Lani is Heartworm negative and now up to date on her shots. She loves people, gets along well with other dogs and children. She loves to run on the beach. She is being evaluated for possible hip problems, but would love to find a family willing to help her though any problems we find. Lani is currently in the Charleston area.
Bobber and Minnow, 12 and 13 years old respectively, came to us due to a divorce in the family. They got their unusual names from their Dad who was avid fisherman. They are in good health for their ages and still love to chase a tennis ball. They are up to date on shots, but both are Heartworm positive. We will be starting their Heartworm treatment soon and they would love a wonderful home to recuperate in. These two are both very sweet goldens and since they have been together all of their lives, we would like to keep them together if possible. They are located in the Charleston area.
Trailer about 8 years old, was found as a stray.  He is great with cats, other dogs and got his name because he is a Velcro dog who wants to be with his people all the time.  He has finished his heartworm treatment, is up to date on his vaccinations and has been neutered.  His bags are packed, ready for his new furever home..
This is a bench some may recognize! Coffee Time.
Captain Has His Furever Home!!!
Bobber & Minnow have their furever home!!!
Treasure and Diesel

Treasure, 14 and Diesel, 12, are very sweet girls who are mother and daughter. They came into rescue due to a change in their family's lifestyle. Since they are bonded, we would like to try and keep them together.  We are working with them to see if they could be adopted separately. They have both been vetted, brought current on shots and are in pretty good shape for their age, although both need to put on some weight. Treasure is H/W negative, but Diesel is H/W positive. and will begin her treatment soon. Treasure and Diesel are being fostered in the Charleston area.

Trailer Has His Furever Home!!!!
Zoe has her furever home!!!!
Adoption Pending
Adoption Pending!!!
Hannah is a very sweet 10 year old girl who came to Grateful Goldens because her owner passed away. She was taken in by another family member, but they quickly realized that they could not care for her as she deserved and placed her at a local shelter. Lucky for her and Grateful Goldens, one of our volunteers spotted her on the shelter’s Facebook page, immediately contacted the intake coordinator who picked her up, placing her into a foster home. Hannah has been vetted, is u-t-d on all shots, is Heartworm negative and has proven herself to be trusted when left alone.   She acts like a younger dog, wants to be in the room with foster family (which include 3 children under 15) and follows them all to see what they are doing when they leave her. She will bark at the odd squirrel and howl with the fire engines from around the corner! She has her bags packed and awaiting for a new home.
Tyler is going to make someone a great snuggle buddy, maybe even a lap dog!  We don't know his background as he was found in a crate outside a Columbia, SC area shelter where he spent seven weeks waiting for someone to come get him.  The staff fell in love with him and when GGR stepped up to respond to the National Golden Retriever group's plea to rescue him, he was placed into a foster home.  He is a small, 42 lbs, young (2 years) male mix with a dark red coat who does allow his attention to be grabbed with the spotting of a squirrel.  He will sit quietly at your side on the sofa or go off to his cushy crate, if the sofa is occupied.    Tyler will do best as an only dog as he really wants the human companionship.  His house manners are fine, he will sit and give you a 'high five' when requested.  He is up to date on shots, neutered and has his bags packed.
Hannah Has Her Furever Home!!!!
Mason arrived into Rescue as a scared little fellow, pulled from a rural South Carolina shelter. He was very afraid and had to be carried through doors and placed in the back of the car. After about an hour on the road, he calmed down and was taking treats.  The vet's visit went well, he allowed them to poke and prod him without reacting with any fear.  The vet believes Mason to be 1.5 to 3 years old and in good health.  He is Heartworm Positive and will be neutered as soon as his Heartworm work up has been completed. He has settled in beautifully at his foster home, and is showing very nice house manners.  He is enjoying lots of food, toys and love.

Mason is being fostered in the Myrtle Beach area.
Clifford is a golden/springer spaniel mix, is about 8 months old. He was found as a puppy on a golf course. A family took him in and nurtured him, but wanting only the best for him, came to conclusion that finding new a home for the Clifford was the best option . He is very sweet and loves attention. He has good house manners and although still a puppy, when he gets the urge to chew will usually find one of his toys. He is crate trained, but has lots of puppy energy so will need a family with the time and energy to match. Clifford is on the smaller side, currently weighing about 40 lbs. He is neutered, up to date on shots and has his bags packed ready to go to his new home.
Clifford Has His Furever Home!!!!
Tyler Has His Furever Home!!!!
Phoenix is an 18-month-old Golden mix, possibly mixed with a Collie.  He's tall and statuesque with a great personality.  Changes in life circumstances caused his family to have to give him up to GGRLC.  He's sweet and friendly, walks fairly well on a lead, has lived with a cat, and knows some basic commands.  He's smart, learns quickly, and loves to play.  If you're looking for a great companion, who can keep up with your physical activities or just lie around the house with you, look no further.  Phoenix could be the perfect dog for you.  He is up to date on shots, neutered, and heartworm negative. 

Phoenix is being fostered in the Charleston area. 

Sky is a 9-month-old Golden Retriever/Border Collie mix.  He's a small boy weighing just under 30 lbs.  Sky's previous family asked GGRLC to find him another home because they were unable to provide him with the time and attention he needs.  Sky's foster mom reports that he has settled in nicely, is very well-behaved in the house, travels well, and is house trained.  He's a very sweet, loving boy, who knows some basic commands.  Sky would love a family who has time to play with him and teach him.  He's lived with children and other dogs.  We're not sure about cats.  Up to date on shots, neutered, and HW negative, Sky is ready for his furever home. 

Sky is being fostered in the Charleston area.

Toler (pronounced Toe-ler) is eleven years old, but acts like a much younger dog.  He is a beautiful boy with lots of energy, who loves everyone he meets.  He is used to living with another dog and a cat, but is content being an only dog as long as he gets plenty of attention and exercise.  His mom is taking a job overseas and will not be able to take him with her.  She has had him since he was a puppy and has reluctantly asked Grateful Goldens to find him a loving home.  Toler is healthy, up-to-date on shots, heartworm negative, and neutered.  He touches the hearts of everyone who meets him.  If you have the time to give him lots of attention and the energy to give him lots of exercise, send us your application today.  This beauty won't be here long.   

Toler is being fostered in the Charleston area.

Sky Has His Furever Home!!!
Mason Has His Furever Home!!!
Chilli is a beautiful 11 year old girl who was surrendered to the rescue when her family was moving and no reason was given why she couldn’t move along with them.  Part of their family since she was 5 weeks old, this girl lived outside all of her life except for one day when she was recovering from her spay.  Needless to say, this gal is quickly adjusting to being an inside dog as you can see by the pictures.  Chilli is up to date on her vaccines and now on flea and heartworm preventative and in good health.  Chilli was found to be heartworm positive and she has started her heartworm treatment.  This is a sweet and gentle girl who is great with other dogs, loves everyone she meets, and adores children.  Now that she has had a taste of the Golden life, she has her bags packed looking forward to continuing it in her forever home.  Chilli is being fostered in the Grand Strand Area.
Aspen and Sailor

Aspen, an 10-1/2 year old female and Sailor, a 9 year old male, are being surrendered due to an unexpected change in their owners' lives which does not allow the owners to keep them. Both are well behaved with good house manners. are healthy, up to date on their shots and still very active for their age. Sailor loves his toys and Aspen loves to play tug-of-war with her dinosaur. They are good with other dogs and they love everyone that they meet, including children. Sailor is great on a leash.  Aspen starts out pulling but does settle down. They are both wonderful off leash at the beach but do chase squirrels and lizards.  As for cats, they initially would chase one, but if the cat stands his/her ground, they would stop chasing and would never hurt it. They have their bags packed and looking forward to a new home where they will remain the well loved Goldens they are.

Lucas is a very sweet, gentle 6 year old boy who was picked up as a stray and was close to being euthanized before GGRLC was able to get him.  He has had a tough life, with some injury evident in one leg and bird shot is embedded under his skin based on x-rays.  In spite of all this, Lucas is an incredibly loving boy who gets along great with people, children, other dogs and cats.  He is very laid back and content to be a house dog, although he loves his walks and time smelling all the outdoor smells on his screened porch.  He would make a great dog for an active retired family or a family that is looking for an older gentle dog that does not need much excercise. Because he loves to chase squirrels, birds and wander, a fenced yard would be best for him. As a result of his leg injury, he has some arthritis in one leg so a home without lots of stairs would be best even though he is doing well in his current foster home which is three stories.  He would love to find a family willing to foster with intent if he is not finished with his heartworm treatment or adopt him after he has finished his treatment. 

Lucas is being fostered in the Charleston area. 


Maizie is a sweet young girl of about 3 years of age that was found by some wonderful people who tried for months to find her family.  Although she settled in well with their family, they could not keep her and turned to Grateful Goldens to find her a furever home.  She has been vetted by GGR and is up to date on her shots and is on all appropriate preventatives.  She is young enough to appreciate a fenced yard and walks to help her use up her energy.  She likes people, children and toys, but gives them up when asked.  Maizie has barked at and wanted to chase moving cats but has no interest in sedentary ones.  She is best for a family that is experienced with dogs as she needs a loving hand and patience to let her settle in to another new home.  She has shown some concerns with storms but she finds a 'safe spot' and deals with it.  She is being fostered in Florence as a single dog with three children (8 yrs to 15 yrs) and a work from home adult but will gladly bring her toys to your home!

** Treasure and Diesel qualify for the Senior Assistance Program **
**  Chilli qualifies for the Senior Assistance Program **
** Aspen and Sailor qualify for the Senior Assistance Program **
Adoption Pending!!!!
Adoption Pending!!!!
Maizie Has Her Furever Home!!!!
Adoption Pending!!!!
Jake is  sweet boy about 3 years old who was tearfully surrendered by his family who could no longer keep him. He is Heartworm negative, neutered and up to date on his shots. He’s a wonderful dog with a great personality & ideally needs a fenced in yard for exercising & training of basic commands. He is fine in the house when left alone and is very laid-back. With a little training and love, Jake will become a wonderful family member. Jake is being fostered in the Myrtle Beach area.
Adoption Pending!!!!