Goldens Available
Last updated on: August 19, 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
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. 

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!!!
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
Adoption Pending!!!!
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. 
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!!!!
Gentry is a great 4 year old male in need of a loving home as an only dog.  His owner has had a significant change in their family situation and is no longer able to give him the time he needs.  He is great with kids and has been a pal to a 7 year old boy.   Gentry is fully house trained, and can either be crated or not.  He comes with his previous owners crate if needed, but rarely uses it anymore.  He would love to be your friend and playmate!
Babe Has Her Furever Home!!!!
Wes
Murphy  (formerly Bubba from FB) came to Grateful Goldens Rescue from Bainbridge,  GA, where he had been picked up by animal control.  With the help of many volunteers, who coordinated, transported, fostered, and loved Murphy all along the way, he was flown into Savannah, GA, by Pilots & Paws, an organization of wonderful volunteer pilots who transport dogs all over the country.   A special SHOUT OUT and THANK YOU to pilots, Bill and Pat, for volunteering their time and plane to fly Murphy to Savannah, and to the many GGRLC volunteers, whose efforts made it possible for Murphy to begin a new life with a new family.  Murphy is a Golden mix, about 1-1/2 to 2 years old, and is full of energy.  Although initially he was very scared, uncomfortable with a collar & lead, and timid.  His foster family has given him love and acceptance, and has helped him feel safe and secure (possibly for the first time in his life).  He is a sweet, affectionate boy, who is walking well on the lead, knows a few basic commands, is initiating contact with others, both humans and dogs, is good with children, and is busy being a wonderful dog.  He needs someone who will love him unconditionally, continue with his training, and provide him with plenty of exercise.  Up to date on shots, neutered, and heartworm negative,

Murphy is ready to meet his furever family and is being fostered in the Charleston area.  


Lucy is a beautiful, 4 1/2 year old purebred Golden girl who was tearfully surrendered to our rescue due to life changes in her family. Wanting the best for Lucy, they decided it was best for her to have a  wonderful home where her people would be able to spend more time with her than their schedules allowed.  Lucy is spayed, heartworm negative and just a turn-key girl.  Her foster family says that she is a well-behaved, houseworthy girl that is true to her breed and just loves people.  Other than needing to lose a few pounds after having to take some steroids for some skin issues, she is a happy girl who has her bags packed and waiting patiently for her forever home! 
Lucy is  being fostered in the Grand Strand area.

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.


Lucy Has Her Furever Home
Murphy Has His Furever Home
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!!!