Goldens Available
Last updated on: December 9, 2014
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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.
Isabella (Izzy) is a gorgeous, healthy 4 - 5  year old part Golden who wears her fur proudly. Her huge brown eyes will melt your heart as she cuddles-and cuddles she does. Izzy was surrendered by a family who were unable to care for her due to her epilepsy, which is well controlled with daily meds. In addition to cuddling, Izzy loves to have her soft belly rubbed and loves to run and play.She is leash trained (and does not pull), and is 100% house broken. She is a superb watch dog as her personality changes only when strangers approach. She gets along famously with the cats, Goldens, and people in her foster home.
Izzy is ideal for an individual or family who wants a truly devoted, obedient, loving, protective and feminine girl. People at the dog park remark on her beauty, great behavior, and good nature. Her foster parents also adore her and would adopt her if there were not medical issues with one of the foster parents. She is spayed and totally up to date on all her shots.  She is ready for her furever home.

Izzy is being fostered in the Charleston area.

Luke is a handsome 8 month old Golden boy who needed more exercise than his Mom was able to provide him due to recent health issues.  She loved him so much that she did what she felt was the best thing for him and entrusted him to our care to find him a forever home.  Luke is up-to-date on his vaccines, neutered and on flea and heartworm preventatives.  He is a happy, healthy and very loving boy who is having a blast playing with his Golden foster brother and sister and soaking up attention from his foster parents.

Luke is being fostered in the Grand Strand area.

!!!Adoption Pending!!!
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.
Augie was located recently in a rural Georgia shelter by one of the wonderful GGR volunteers who looked past the shelter statement that HE was a brown female Labrador Retriever. Augie is a handsome smaller golden male and is about 2 or 3 years old. He settled into his foster home without any problems, has accepted being crated and, although he is still intact, is very submissive. He loves nothing better than to sit by your side and get pets. Augie is Heartworm positive and will begin heatworm treatments as soon as he recovers from his neuter.

Augie is being fostered in the Charleston area.

!!!Adoption Pending!!!
Adoption Pending
BJ lived a lot of his 7 years on the end of a tether in a yard as his human was older and didn't have 'house dogs.'  This sweetheart came into rescue after his owner passed away. Brown eyes that melt your heart, a fuzzy head and a skinny tail wagging hard is now your first impression of BJ.. BJ is skittish and will back away when approached, however, turn your back on him and wander away, he'll follow you in hopes of a morsel to nibble.  He has recently been neutered, vetted, UTD on all his shots and is HW negative.  He has successfully transitioned into his foster home, is getting along with his foster parents and 3 other furry foster siblings.  He is good in a crate but quickly earned full house privileges. He knows sit and walks well on a leash. He needs a family that will show him that the world is not a scary place.

He is being fostered in the Grand Strand area.

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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.
Adoption Pending!!!!
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. 

Go to our Featured Golden page to see the rest of his story. Wes has some serious medical issues and GGR is taking care of them. He needs Golden Angels to  help with the growing bills. This is a sweet boy who deserves the best. Help us get him back on the Golden path.

Featured Golden Page Updated 8/7/14
Bailey is a sweet 12 year old boy who acts half his age. He came to us through no fault of his own but because of changes to his owners' lifestyle, they could no longer keep him. He demands little in life except someone to pet him. He will sit for hours by your side for an occasional hand reaching out and stroking him. He amuses himself with the dog toys and loves to shake the rope around after throwing it in the air. He is up for walks, just not too long in the heat of the day. He is good with other dogs and children, but we are not too sure with cats. He has been given a clean bill of health and is Heartworm negative. He'll be a handsome fellow once his hair grows out from a summer shave. Bailey has his bags packed and is ready to go.  Bailey is being fostered in the Coastal Georgia area.
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..
Alex was in such good shape when he was picked up by Animal Control that they took him to the local vet rather than the shelter, because everyone thought he had to have an owner looking for him.  Sadly, no one ever came for him and we were called.  He is a very active 18-months old and enjoys running outside, play-wrestling, and of course eating.  He was heartworm positive when he came into rescue, but has had his treatment He is not good with cats.  He is up to date on shots and is ready for his furever home, hopefully with another dog to play with and help burn off some energy.

Alex is being fostered in the Coastal Georgia area.
Lexie has been moved from home to home, first given away on Craigslist, but when the new owner discovered her landlord would not allow her to have a dog, she gave her to her parents, who determined that a young dog was too much for them.  She has a long-standing eye infection which makes the area around her eyes black.  She is being treated by an eye specialist and is responding to treatment, and expected to make a full recovery.  She is estimated to be about 3+ years old.  She is in a foster home with cats and other dogs and does fine with each.  She is heartworm negative and spay.  Won’t you give her the forever home she has been waiting for?

Lexie is being fostered in the Coastal Georgia area.


This is a bench some may recognize! Coffee Time.
Captain Has His Furever Home!!!
Rebel is a sweet boy, about 8 years old, who was left unclaimed in a rural shelter.  He’s great with other dogs, cats (can you see the kitten snuggled in the curl of his tail?),  children and frankly everyone.  He is up to date on his vaccinations, is neutered, has finished his heartworm treatment and has his bags packed!!

Rebel is being fostered in the Coastal Georgia area.

Adoption Pending!!!!
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.

Treasure
Diesel
Colby is a very sweet 7 year old boy who ended up in a rural shelter when his owner passed away and the family couldn't keep him. One of our volunteers saw him on Facebook and contacted us to give him a new chance. Colby has a little something else in him, H/W negative, neutered and up to date on his shots.  He is small, about 50 pounds, loves to run and is currently in a very active foster home with three young men, another dog and a ton of love.  He is being currently being fostered in the Florence area.

Darla is a sweet 1 year old girl who was surrendered to a shelter by a very busy family who could no longer take time for her. She is doing very well in her foster home and has great house manners. She is good with other dogs, but we don't know if she is good with cats. She is H/W negative, spayed and up to date on her shots.  This little charmer has her bags packed and ready for her furever home. Darla is being fostered in the Charleston Area.
Darla Has Her Furever Home!!!!!
Bucky is a three year old Golden boy who is nearly white in color and weighs 65 pounds.  He has settled nicely into his foster home with 2 foster siblings.  Well behaved indoors and has never had an accident nor been destructive in any way.  Walks well on the leash,is good with children and is in the process of being trained to come when called and is responding well.  He has had an allergy skin rash but that has been treated by the vet and is improving rapidly, otherwise the vet has proclaimed him to be in excellent health.  All he wants is to put his head in your lap and let you do the petting, telling him what a "good boy he is". Bucky has his bags packed and is ready for his forever home. Bucky is being fostered in the Charleston area.


Adoption Pending!!!!
Alex Has His Furever Home!!!
Lexie Has Her Furever Home!!!!
Adoption Pending!!!!
Babe:This is beautiful Babe, formerly Felicia of the "F" puppies, from the fall of 2013.  Babe was adopted by a retired couple who traveled frequently with and without Babe.  A couple of months ago they realized that they could not provide the best home for Babe and reluctantly asked GGRLC to find another home for her.  Babe just turned a year old last month and is still very energetic.  She is a large girl as her mom is a lab and dad is a golden retriever.  She would prefer having another dog and/or older children in her family because she loves to play.  She'll fetch a ball as long as you want to throw it.  Babe loves to run full out, so a large, fenced yard would be ideal.  She has been through obedience training with our professional trainer and is great on the lead, but still needs work off lead.  Babe needs someone who is assertive, who can be her leader, and who will continue her training.  She gets along well with other dogs, probably not cats or small children, mainly because of her size.  Babe is up to date on shots, heartworm negative, and spayed.  She is loving and sweet, and once she gets the daily exercise she needs, she is pretty laid back in the house.  If you feel as though you are the right person for Babe, send in an application and we’ll schedule a meeting with her.