Goldens Available
Last updated on: March 14, 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. 
If you are looking to adopt a wonderful pair of goldens, Lucy and Linus are for you. It would be great if they could stay together. They can, however, be adopted separately.
Lucy is a petite 3 to 4 year old girl. She is a little shy but warms up quickly and has great house manners. Lucy has been spayed and up to date on all her shots, but, like her brother, she is heartworm positive. She would love to find a loving family to get her started on her heartworm treatment too.

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.
Introducing Ross and Rita who came into GGR from a rural Georgia shelter. Sadly, their owner could not take care of these two precious dogs. Ross and Rita have been in a foster home since the end of August, along with several other dogs. They are about 2 years old, mainly housebroken and beautifully crate trained. They have learned to take treats, climb stairs and are now becoming curious about a lot of things. They have been brought up to date on their shots, spayed and neutered but both have a light dose of heartworms and need to start treatments so we are looking for new homes for them. They will each do best in homes with experienced dog owners who can work with them to continue their socialization, introducing them to play, walks and the world; preferably with another dog to ease their adjustment to a new home. If you are interested in seeing one of these adorable pups blossom under your guidance, please let us know because Ross and Rita are waiting!
Imagine Lucy and her brother outside trying to take care of each other as a hurricane was approaching. Their first miracle was that we rescued them. Their second would be that they would be adopted together and could live happily ever after with some wonderful family!

Lucy and Linus are being fostered in the Florence area.

Take a look at this face! When you talk to this loveable boy, he tilts his head as if to say, “Really?”

Buddy is a wonderful, 8 year “young” fellow whose life changed dramatically when his elderly Dad could no longer care for him.

But this handsome boy with the sweet face (and personality!) is doing his best to adjust as he waits for his new forever home. After three weeks, his foster Dad has fallen for him and vice versa as Buddy follows him wherever he goes. 

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Archer, a golden mix, is another young dog we rescued from a shelter. This 2 year old has settled in well in his foster home. Archer gets along with everyone including dogs and children. As a youngster, he has a lot of energy – perfect for an active family. But Archer is also very affectionate and loves to snuggle – great for cold winter nights! He rides well in the car and loves to wrestle with his foster brother. Up to date on shots and heartworm negative, Archer is great little dog and is ready to go. Matter of fact, his bags are packed and he is ready to meet his new family.

Archer is currently being fostered in the Charleston area.

Adoption Pending!
Adoption Pending!
Adoption Pending!
Shelby looks like a little princess sitting on this bed! But this is just a “borrowed bed” at her foster home. And it’s the second time Shelby has been with us. She first came to GGR when she was a puppy. Now this sweet 4 ½ year old girl is in need of a new home. Sadly, her adoptive family had a lifestyle change and so they turned to us to help Shelby once again. 

It’s no surprise that with this sudden change in her life she is a little shy with strangers but as soon as she warms up, this mellow girl is ready to hang out and cuddle. Shelby is a little unsure of other dogs, so it would be best that she be the only dog “cuddler” in the house (cats are OK!) A retired couple, or someone who works from home, would be ideal as she is a bit wary of thunderstorms. And a fenced yard would be great as she loves to play outside. Heartworm negative, spayed and up to date on vaccines, Shelby is a great little dog who is waiting for her new family. We are pretty sure whoever it is – will not be disappointed!

Dash has such a happy smile we just know she would be a great addition to any family! This personable girl is only 10 months old and already has lost her family because they could no longer care for her. Thankfully, they turned to GGR to make sure she would have the best chance at a loving, forever home. She is crate trained, spayed and up to date on shots. But like some dogs, Dash can be shy in new situations so her new family will need to give her time to settle in. She is great with other dogs, so it seems that her ideal home would be one with a friend that she can play with. It seems Dash would be happiest in a home where she is not left alone for long periods of time - and who would want to leave this cute girl alone anyway?

Yogi has been on our website since last fall, but you wouldn’t recognize him by these new photos. Poor Yogi was on his last day at the shelter and we were his only hope. When we got him, he was so matted that the only thing we could do was shave him. Not his fault – he surely felt better – but for some reason, not a single person has inquired about this little guy. As you can see, his coat has grown in and the transformation is amazing! He’s so adorable that he looks like a stuffed toy!

And that’s not all – Yogi is super sweet, loves people, and loves to snuggle. This small Golden mix (around 8 yrs. old and 53 lbs.) is just the right size too! Yogi would like to you to know that he loves to go for walks and spend time outside – so a fenced yard would really be a plus for this cute little guy. He would also like to be an “only child”. Lots of people have only one dog and this “only” dog will surely enrich the lives of some lucky family.

Who can say “no” to a face like this ~ that also comes with a loving heart? Yogi has been waiting for so long – are you the loving family who will take him home?

Adoption Pending!
Adoption Pending!
Oakley came to us in April of last year when her owner passed away. Left at a shelter – we quickly rescued her! Oakley was adopted, but recently can back to us when her family sold their house and bought an RV. The family loved their new life but Oakley was not fond of this “on the road” lifestyle and so the family reluctantly returned her to GGR. 

Oakley is between 7 and 8 years young. She is great with kids and recently was happy to indulge 11 of them (and lots of petting) at a recent birthday party. She also loves other dogs, so we are looking for a loving family that will have at least one other canine companion for her. 

Her foster said that she rides well in a car, is a sweet little girl and very affectionate. She also said that when you come home – there is Oakley with a big toothy grin to greet you. So if you have maybe a kid or two, and at least one dog, and you are looking to add one more dog to your family -- Oakley, with the adorable smile, is your girl - and she’s waiting!