Goldens Available
Last updated on: May 1, 2018
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. 
Daisy is a sweet 3 year old girl whose mother was a golden and came to Grateful Goldens Rescue when she was pregnant. Daisy was adopted by a family who loved her and worked to give her a wonderful life. Unfortunately, Daisy was on the shy side so an active family did not suit her. The family asked that we bring her back into rescue and find a home better suited to her personality. Daisy has good house manners, is crate trained and loves to go on walks. A calm home with another dog would be great for Daisy.
Adoption Pending!!
Dakota found herself at a Georgia animal shelter, surrendered because of separation anxiety. Fortunately, a GGRLC representative was told about her situation and she was able to join our Rescue. She is in a great foster home where she has not exhibited any signs of separation anxiety. She does adore attention and companionship. 

Dakota is a potentially beautiful (she has been shaved and her coat is not yet grown back) and an appropriately active 7 year old. She has been spayed, is up to date on all her shots and fully housebroken. 

Dakota is currently being fostered in the southern Georgia area.

Adoption Pending!
Recently, a Georgia shelter sent a plea to rescues to assist in getting this gorgeous red boy into the safety of a rescue group. Our incredible volunteers responded immediately to bring him to Grateful Goldens Rescue. It seems the owner had left Bailey and two other dogs at the shelter in favor of getting some new puppies. Imagine poor Bailey’s confusion and sadness to suddenly find himself in a shelter. As is customary, we took him to our vet for a wellness check-up. Unfortunately, he did test positive for heartworms but is now current on all vaccines and is neutered. This “big boy”, at 95 pounds, has a sweet disposition and is now adjusting to all the unexpected changes in his life.

He is in a foster home in the Charleston area to be evaluated for his heartworm treatment. We hope it won’t be too long before 6-8 year-old Bailey will be in a new forever home.
Adoption Pending!
Maverick was one of GGR's "N" puppies last summer. Facing life changes that caused them to be away from their house long hours and an expensive surgery, the young couple who adopted him agonized over what was best for Maverick. After much soul searching they decided to return him and let us find him another family who would love him as they do and provide the time and attention they can't. 

Maverick is 9 months old. He had shoulder surgery a few weeks ago and is recuperating nicely. He will soon be running and playing as he hasn't been able to do for several months. The vet assures us that he should have no further issues with his shoulder. Maverick is up to date on shots, neutered, and one of the sweetest, most loving boys you could ever want. He knows many basic obedience commands and learns quickly. Maverick gets along well with his foster brother and sisters. He hasn't been "cat-scanned" yet, but should welcome any furry siblings. The few times he was around children he did very well. If you're looking for a great companion who will bring joy and love to your life, fill out an application for this Golden/Lab mix.  

Maverick is being fostered in the Charleston area. 

Lucas is a sweet 3 year old boy who came to GGR from a rural shelter and he is a true love sponge! Whenever you walk up to him, he rolls over for belly rubs. He's very laidback, and obviously had some training at one point. He walks well on a leash, especially with a harness, and clearly - car rides are a favorite activity! Lucas loves adults and children. All he wants is love in return, and with this sweet dog, that won’t be hard to do. He does have some scarring on his back legs when he may have gotten tangled up in barbwire. Never the less, Lucas is still a very handsome boy who is waiting for his special, forever home!

Lucas is up to date on his shots and is Heartworm Negative. He is being fostered in the Savannah area.
Katie is a sweet 10 year old girl whose family's living circumstances changed, and they could no longer keep her. In spite of this sudden change in her life, Katie is a love and we can’t say enough about her. Her resume includes: loving companion, wise, gentle, and well-behaved. She has wonderful soulful eyes, and a regal face. And even though she is considered a “senior” - check out her model pose at the door! Do you need some joy in your house? Then Katie is your girl!

Katie is up to date on shots and is Heartworm Negative. She is being fostered in the Hilton Head area.

They say good things come in small packages and certainly this applies to Charles. This five year old boy is about as close as you can come to a true miniature golden. He is a golden/cocker mix and weighs about 45 pounds. Charles loves everyone and likes nothing better than to sit by your side and be petted. This super little guy also has great house manners, so he can be left alone in the house. Charles is up to date on his shots, but he is Heartworm positive. Currently, living in one of our foster homes, Charles is available to go to a family who would foster him with the “intent to adopt”, so that they could see him through his heartworm treatment. If you are that family – let us hear from you!

Charles is being fostered in the Charleston area.

Oakley is a sweet, 7 year old Golden mix whose whole life changed when her human passed away. All too often, when this happens and there are no family members who can take on the responsibility, the dogs are left at a shelter with no guarantee that they will ever leave. Oakley was lucky because we were called and quickly said, “Yes – we’ll take her!” This cute girl has a lot going for her – and is bound to impress the lucky family who adopts her. She is spayed, heartworm negative, microchipped and up to date on all her shots. She is good with other dogs and has great house manners. Oakley loves to cuddle and is just happy to be by your side. If you are looking for a perfect little girl with lots of love to give – let us know. Oakley, with the big smile, is waiting for her new family!

Oakley is being fostered in Charleston.

Buddy is a sweet 1-year old boy who was surrendered to us because his family suffered from severe allergies. They did not want to make him live outdoors because he LOVES to be with people, and so they called us. Now about this “Golden” boy – his father is a pure-bred Golden Retriever and his mother is a black Lab - the result is handsome Buddy. This youngster is very active and needs a home with a fenced yard and an active family to provide him with plenty of exercise and adventures. Buddy is neutered, up-to-date on his shots, but is Heartworm positive. He is ready for a family to foster him through his Heartworm treatment with the intent of adopting him once his treatment is complete. A home without cats would be best for him – and probably best for cats too. Buddy is ready to give some lucky family years of companionship and love! 

Buddy is being fostered in the Savannah, GA area

Dusty is an adorable 5 year old Golden mix with a horrific story. He was a happy little guy in a loving home until somehow, he got out during a thunderstorm. Already panicked, that was only the beginning of his trauma because someone attacked him by stabbing him in his ribs and he suffered a blow to his head. Miraculously, the knife missed vital organs, and the head injury was not serious, but this ordeal left him extremely “thunderphotic” – especially if he was left alone. He even jumped through a window after his ordeal. The assailant (possibly a neighbor) was never identified, but his "Mom" was concerned for his safety. So, she tearfully surrendered Dusty to us because she was afraid he would either hurt himself during another storm, or the person who attacked him would try again.

Dusty has been in a foster home with a retired couple for several months and has not had any issues with storms, but they are usually at home. He is being treated for heartworms but can go to his new forever home during treatment as a foster, with adoption finalized when his treatment is over. Described as a 45-pound bundle of love, Dusty gets along with children - even a very active 3 year old. He and his foster’s cat like to play chase outside but he ignores the cat inside. He loves car rides, walks in the neighborhood and is friendly with other dogs. Despite his horrific experience, it seems Dusty is a perfect little dog who is now waiting for a perfect family to call his own. Hopefully, he won't have to wait long!