Goldens Available
Last updated on: June 4, 2019
Grateful Goldens has not verified and makes no warranties about the statements provided about posted dogs. These dogs are not part of the rescue therefore GGRLC assumes no responsibilities for the health or temperament of the dogs listed. Please contact the person listed to discuss the dog.
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Grateful Goldens Rescue
PO Box 2799
Myrtle Beach, SC  29578

Thank you for your interest in adopting one of our wonderful Goldens. Due to an abundance of applications, Grateful Goldens Rescue only accepts applications in the South Carolina areas of the Grand Strand, Lowcountry, Columbia and of Coastal Georgia. In addition, we require a completed adoption application (found on the adoption page) to start the process. After that, we will contact you. We look forward to working with you to find the right Golden for your family!

GGR is a 501(c)(3) organization and, as such, all donations are tax deductable to the fullest extent by law. 
Linus is a very sweet 7 year old boy who was picked up as a stray with his younger sister, Lucy - just before Hurricane Florence. Grateful Goldens was contacted to see if we could get them out of the shelter before the storm hit. Luckily, there was a foster available who was going to ride out the hurricane and was happy to take them. Linus is now up to date on his shots but is heartworm positive and needs to be neutered. He has started his heartworm treatment and Linus would love for him to go to a family who can help him through the treatment.

Linus is being fostered in the Florence area.
Ross and Rita are two of a kind – unique and beautiful! These dogs came to us from a rural shelter in Georgia in August of 2018. Sadly, their owner couldn’t take care of any of his dogs – including these precious two. And it wasn’t just normal care these dogs were denied – they were never socialized! So going from rural Georgia to even a small town with many sounds and places they had never experienced was traumatic for them. Although still wary of strangers, their foster family has been diligent in taking them anywhere dogs are allowed so the real world is no longer super scary. 

Still young at four years old, they are neutered and spayed, up to date on shots, good with other dogs, housebroken and crate trained. They are Heartworm positive but are ready to start their treatment.

Their foster dad writes: “Ross and Rita are very sweet and loving dogs who enjoy sharing the sofa or a chair with me. They have learned to ride in a car and eagerly jump in - ready to go on another adventure! They are totally bonded and reliant on each other so they must be adopted together.” 

We are looking for a special family who will welcome Ross and Rita into their home and hearts. They got a rough start and it has taken quite a while for them to adjust and accept the love a human can provide – but they are well on their way. They need a family willing to devote time and commitment to keep working with them. A fenced yard would be ideal and daily walks and trips to see the world will help them get even more socialized. Just imagine having these two sitting next to you on your sofa or the admiring looks they will get as you take them for a walk. Ross and Rita – two very special dogs now need a very special family of their own!

Sugar is just like any other dog – just wants to love and be loved as part of a family. But this 9 year old girl was surrendered because she was “too old for breeding anymore”. Truth is – that was her lucky day. Considering that she has not had an easy life, Sugar is very laid back and easy going. She has good house manners, is up to date on her shots and heartworm negative. If you are looking for a senior golden, this is the girl for you. Finally she can relax as she waits for a new loving home – the home she has longed for all her life.
Lucas originally came from a hoarding situation which is a bad place for any puppy. After being fostered for a while he thought he finally had his very own home and family. But after a couple of weeks his new family realized this was not the best situation for sweet Lucas. The apartment lacked a yard for play and long hours at work meant young Lucas was in a crate much longer than they thought was fair to him. As much as they loved him, they decided that the best life for Lucas would be with an active family that had time to spend with this energetic puppy. 

His foster says, “Lucas is a beautiful, loving joy who gets along with other dogs. He’s smart and learns quickly. If you have a fenced yard, energy to share, lots of love to give and receive – then Lucas is the boy for you!” Lucas will be one in July. How about an early birthday present – his very own forever family? 

Lola is a 9 year old girl who came to Grateful Goldens when her family felt the changes in their lives dictated that Lola would be better in a new home. That’s really hard on a dog who has been in the only home they have ever known and then suddenly their family is gone. Lola is great girl who gets along with other dogs and children. She is up to date on shots, heartworm negative and spayed. She has some allergies but is being treated for them. Overall, Lola has great house manners, is loving and easy going. Surely there is a family out there who cannot resist her sweet face. That’s what Lola is hoping!
Poor Kiki! She had a home, but her family thought this 1 year old was “too active” so they took her to a shelter! Young dogs, like children are active and Kiki is really still a puppy. Yet this young girl has a lot going for her at such a young age. Kiki is spayed and up to date on all vaccines. She is good with other dogs, cats, and children. In other words – she will fit into any family! Kiki is an all-around sweet girl who just needs a family who will love her, let her have her puppy time and then grow old with her special family. 
Raz is about 4 years old and is a great combination of Golden Retriever and Great Pyrenees. Someone had posted signs to give sweet Raz away! By itself, that was dangerous as he could have ended up anywhere. Fortunately, a kind man made a call and the lady agreed to meet him at a gas station where she handed Raz over!

Raz quickly settled into his new home with a senior Pomeranian whom he loved - even allowing her to take food out of his bowl. Unfortunately, the man who rescued and loved Raz, has a serious illness and was unable to continue to care for him.

Now in a foster home with a two year old Golden, his foster mom says, “Raz is doing great! He enjoys going on walks and following us around the house. He'd be great for a family that doesn't have as much time for exercise - a fifteen minute walk works just fine for him and then he's happy to lay around the rest of the time.” As you can see by his photo – Raz is very loving. This gentle giant needs to finally have his forever home. If you are looking for a big dog with a heart to match – Raz is the perfect dog for you! 

Kiki Has Her Furever Home!
Sugar Has Her Furever Home!
Adoption Pending!
Who could resist this adorable face? Toby is one of Angie’s seven puppies born in February. One by one families, who had applications in to adopt, came and took one of these puppies to be part of their family. And one by one, little Toby watched as his siblings went away until – he was the only one left! 

He still lives with his foster mom and there are some other dogs in the house – but it’s not the same. Handsome little Toby, who is now 3 ½ months old, needs a family of his own.  

His foster tells us that “Toby is a doll with a great personality. He loves to play alone or with our other dogs yet is also content to just chill out. He’s a funny little fella with a big imagination who bounces around playing with things that I can’t see! Toby is a curious puppy so he eagerly explores new things. At a flower park outing, he was very good on a leash and enjoyed all the attention from other people and dogs. Loving & sweet, Toby is a joy to have in our home.” 

But Toby is overdue for a home of his own. He’s had all his vaccines and is ready to go. Some special family is out there and Toby is waiting to give his new family a lifetime of love! 

Raz Has His Furever Home!
Poor little Fern! She was just adopted – and now she’s back! When Fern came to GGR with her three siblings, we had a waiting list of people wanting a puppy and all four were quickly adopted. The family who adopted Fern also adopted Terrance, one of Angie’s pups. Anyone whose had puppies knows that one puppy is challenging and two is extremely challenging. The family quickly realized that they weren’t prepared for two puppies and tearfully asked us to find another family for her. 

Fern is a beautiful Golden/Lab mix who is nearly four months old, has had all her vaccines and is well on her way to being house broken. She’s a very smart little girl who learns quickly and already knows to come & sit. A ball is her favorite toy and she will actually bring it back & give it up - so she’s already a playmate! Fern gets along well with other dogs, is full of puppy energy, and loves to climb - including into flowerpots. Perhaps her name should be Flower instead! If you have lots of time & energy and are ready for years of companionship and love then Fern would be an amazing addition to your family. 

Fern Has Her Furever Home!
Toby Has His Furever Home!
Adoption Pending!
Adoption Pending!