Goldens Available
Last updated on: July 23, 2016
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Grateful Goldens Rescue of the Low Country
PO BOX 2799
Myrtle Beach, SC  29578

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.
Misty has her furever home!

GGR is a 501(c)(3) organization and as such all donations are tax deductable to the fullest extent by law.
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.
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. 

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.
Adoption Pending
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. 
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.

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.
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. 

**  Chilli qualifies for the Senior Assistance Program **
Adoption Pending!!!!
Phoenix Has His Furever Home!!!!
Chilli has her forever home!!!!
UPDATE: Lani's hip problems turned out to be much more extensive than we anticipated.  She has been diagnosed with bilateral medial patella laxations (MPLs), a left cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) tear, and bilateral hip dysplasia.  The cost to give this wonderful girl the quality life she deserves is between $4,000 and $5,000.  Although she has hip dysplasia, her biggest problem are her back knees which need to be rebuilt.  Lani has had surgery on one of her kness and she will be scheduled for surgery on her other knee shortly.  Golden Angels are needed to help with the cost of her surgery.  Please donate by clicking on the button below.  Thank you and Lani sends Golden kisses!!!!
Golden Angels Needed
Golden Angels Needed
Patrick & Julia Corbisiero
Gale Peek
Jody Clark
Julia Kelly
Kelly McCombs
Jeff Irby
Carol Fellner
John T. Bartley, Jr.
Kathryn Edwards
Catherine Christman
Nancy Sheets
Stuart Walman
Elizabeth R. McAlpine
Amanda Thompson
Michael Perrino
Gregory Ney
George Summers
Debbie Wright
Janet-Marie Gillan
Jean Ann Beckley
Jessica Bachefski
Ashley Bush

Stormy Stormy is a big sweetie. His Dad died after having him all his life and the son ended up with him. Unfortunately the son didn't take care of him and neighbors would feed him. He ended up with Grateful Golden Rescue and we have been fostering him. He's more Yellow lab than golden (we don't hold that against him.  He loves walks, hanging out in a chair or next to you on the couch, car rides are #1 on his list, checking out the yard, great with other dogs and cats. He likes to tell you a story if you want him to. Stormy would be best suited for a retired couple, who can just let him hang out and chill.

Chad is sweet, friendly and active 1½ year old boy. He walks fairly well on a lead, and just finished his basic obedience training so he knows his basic commands.  He's smart, learns very quickly, and loves to play.  If you're looking for a great companion, who can keep up with your physical activities or occasionally lie around the house with you and cuddle, look no further.  He's with several other dogs in his foster home but is not good with cats.  He sleeps in a crate at night, is housebroken, HW Negative, neutered and up to date on shots.

Chad is being fostered in the Florence area.
UPDATE 12-30-15:For Christmas, Lani got her operation to rebuild her second knee. She handled it like a champ and is now recovering in her foster home. She will go back to the vet for a checkup in a couple of weeks. If she has a good checkup, then she just has to take it easy for a couple of months for the knee to completely heal. This has not been easy for Lani or her wonderful foster family. They are a young active family with another dog so keeping Lani calm has not always been easy, but they say she has been a wonderful patient and cannot wait for her to be fully recovered so they can adopt her.
Kelly: Sweet five month old Kelly was part of an adorable family of four puppies.  They played together and slept together and then one by one, her brother and two sisters were adopted.  Suddenly, Kelly was left all alone!

This may have been a good thing because Kelly was diagnosed with retained, or persistent deciduous teeth, and she had to undergo surgery to remove all of her puppy teeth.  This is a condition where the puppy teeth will not fall out and it can cause many problems with the adult teeth if it is not corrected immediately.  The cost for this procedure was $2,000.  But that was just the beginning!

We had hoped this surgery would allow her permanent teeth to come in normally..  Unfortunately, this did not happen.  Her adult teeth are coming in extremely crooked which can lead to other problems, namely, gingivitis, overbite, crowding, premature loss of adult teeth and difficulty eating.

Poor Kelly!  We must take action with further treatment so she has a chance at a normal life.  Kelly is scheduled to see a specialist to have additional work done including a retainer - for an additional cost of $3,000!  This will bring the vet bills for Kelly to $5,000.   That number has put a serious strain on our resources.  We are asking for Special Angels to assist with Kelly's medical bills so we can give her the normal life that this wonderful puppy deserves.  Take a look at this sweet face and then please make a donation to help Kelly!
Lucas Has His Furever Home!!!!
Kelly says "Thank You!" and sends lots of Golden kisses to her Special Angels!
Bobby Simmons
Jana Madrigal
Frank Lepore
Bob Gum
Pamela Mihelic
Hammond Hicks, LLC
Sloan Wright
Dean Jennings / Herbert Williams Jr
Dayle Grimsley
Matt Prisby
Laurie Beaulieu
Karen Graham
Patrick York
Gaye Parsons
Christina Focht
Ann Noel Krider
Shirl Cornelius
Linda Lisi
Tim Pucko
Kathryn Koegel
Chris Dumas
John T. Bartley, Jr.

Belle and Joy are about 8 months old and came to us when a GGR volunteer found them in a rural SC shelter huddled on top of each other, fearful of all humans. They were unsocialized and bordering on being feral and GGR knew what their fate would be if left there. After a few weeks of hiding in the fosters' bathroom, they transitioned to the kitchen and started interacting with their foster fur siblings and humans.  They are in separate crates, have had no housebreaking accidents, eat well and have grown quite a bit.  They are taking treats from the fosters' hands, allowing them to leash them to be taken outside. Although they are not socialized enough to be considered for adoption and they still need to be spayed, we would like you to meet the girls, Joy and Belle.  As you know, great things come in small packages and while they are not Goldens, they do deserve a chance to live the Golden life. Belle and Joy are being fostered in Florence, SC.
Belle and Joy Have Their Furever Home!!!!!
Callie is a very sweet 5 year old girl who was adopted from us as a pup, her mom was a golden. She was returned to us through no fault of her own, her family moved and could no longer give her the life they felt she deserved. She is good with other dogs, children and cats. She has great house manners and would make a wonderful addition to any family. She is Heartworm positive, but she has started her treatment. Callie is being fostered in Charleston.

Update: Callie has completed her heartworm treatments and has her bags packed. She is ready for her furever home!!!
Maggie was adopted  from a local shelter in August and her family had planned on having her forever but life was placing too many obstructions in her way.  With an 18 month old at home and a new baby due in a couple of months, there was no time left keep up with Maggie's training or needs.Maggie is now approximately 1 year old, has been spayed and is up to date on shots.  She is Heartworm Positive and will be treated by the local veterinarian for GGR.  She is a sweetheart, needs her leash training continued but loves other dogs and wants to cuddle her humans.

She is currently being fostered in the Charleston area

UPDATE ON KELLY:  After removing Kelly's 4 deciduous canines in December, she had a follow-up appointment on 2/5/16 and we learned that Kelly's top right adult canine is growing forward instead of downward and her bottom right canine is growing inward.  A treatment plan was developed to address both issues.  On 2/17/16 Kelly had the first treatment where they installed a Masal chain and brackets to her top right canine to move it in.  During the next 60 days Kelly cannot chew on anything hard, such as sticks, Nylabones, etc., and will have to wear an e-collar whenever not directly supervised.  A lot to ask of a five month old puppy, but Kelly is a real trooper and doing great!

6/16/16 UPDATE ON KELLY:  Kelly went to the specialist on 4/25/16 and they performed a procedure at a cost of $855 to trim away some of her gum to help her teeth clear her gum line.  She has been recovering well and will be returning to see the specialist on 6/29/16 and we are hoping that she will not require another procedure to have an incline plane installed.  We are hoping for the best for this beautiful girl so she can finally find her forever home.  All fingers and paws crossed for good news for sweet Kelly!

Grateful Goldens Rescue would like to thank all of you who have followed Kelly's journey and have contributed to her success with good wishes and donations.  A very special THANK YOU goes to Dr. Katherine Queck and the staff at The Carolinas Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic in Charlotte, NC, for their caring and expertise in helping Kelly live a normal life.  THANKS TO ALL -- for your love and support of Kelly!

7/23/16 UPDATE:  Kelly's visit on 6/29/16 revealed that she will not need any further treatments and she has been released by the  specialist.  We are thrilled for Kelly!  We can't thank her supporters enough for giving this wonderful girl the chance to live a normal life!  Kelly's medical bills totalled $3,861 and we collected $2,725 in generous donations from her supporters.

Thanks to all of Kelly's Golden Angels!!!
Adoption Pending!!!!
Wes Has His Furever Home!!!!
Lani Has Her Furever Home!!!
Jack is a wonderful 8 year old golden boy who was sadly returned to the rescue due to his owner’s failing health.  It is his wish that Jack is able to find a loving and caring forever home with a family who will enjoy this handsome, healthy boy.  He is neutered, up to date on his vaccines, on flea and heartworm preventative and currently sporting a summer cut.  He has been the only dog in the family and certainly enjoys receiving all the attention a family is willing to give him.  Jack is a turnkey boy who loves a tennis ball and his walks and now he just needs someone who will throw him a ball and take him for a walk!

Stormy Has His Furever Home!!!!
Isabelle is an adorable 2 year old  miniature golden mix. She was tearfully surrendered by her family when their lives changed and they could no longer keep her. Isabelle is a velcro girl who just wants to be petted and loved. She is up to date on shots, but is heartworm positive. She would love a family willing to foster her through her heartworm treatment with the intention of adopting her when her treatment is completed. Isabelle is being fostered in Florence, SC
Tasha is an 11yr old Golden mix, but definitely has the golden personality! She was turned in by her family because her senior mom could no longer care for her. She has been well cared for (heartworm negative!)  and is very comfortable in a home environment. Tasha is fostered with 2 dogs and 1 indoor cat and loves young children. She has a very playful personality, you would never guess she is 11 ( she likes to bark at her toys and throw her own ball around)!  Tasha walks very well on her leash and loves her daily walks. She would be such an added friend to your family.

Tasha is being fostered in Savannah.
Jack Has His Furever Home!!!!
Callie Has Her Furever Home!!!!