Grateful Goldens Rescue is a 501(c)3 organization formed in 2004 to address a need to help abandoned, abused, and unwanted Golden Retrievers in the Charleston Low Country and Grand Strand South Carolina areas and Coastal Georgia areas including Savannah, GA.
This site is designed as a tribute to the Golden Retrievers that have become a part of Grateful Goldens and the volunteers who make it possible for Grateful Goldens Rescue to give a second chance to Golden Retrievers in need. We invite you to look around and learn about who we are.
GGRLC is made possible entirely through donations. Without donated funds, GGRLC simply would not have the resources to meet the financial challenges of rescuing these loving animals. If you would like to help save Goldens from an uncertain future, then we encourage you to make a donation. For convenience, the PayPal button below has been provided.
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Of course, as we all know, there is something even more valuable than monetary donations and that is Time. Grateful Goldens rescues close to 200 Goldens a year and the only way this happens is because people donate their time to help. We never turn away a Golden of good temperament no matter what their age or medical needs and will board short-term if needed. Boarding is not an ideal environment for these dogs who have already been bounced around so we need people to open their hearts and homes to help. All of our Goldens spend time in a family environment prior to being adopted so Host foster homes are always in need as this helps us to get to know the Golden's personality and to match them to the right family. Volunteers are also needed to help with community events, home visits and a variety of other things. Please take a moment to consider if this is something you might be interested in and then visit our Volunteer Page and Fostering
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This Is What It's All About
Our foster homes and adoptive families are the heart and soul of our rescue. Every foster home saves a dog by providing a temporary haven -- without foster homes to care for them, we cannot bring dogs into rescue. Every adoptive family can be said to save two dogs: the dog they adopt by giving it a loving forever home, and the next dog that is saved because a foster home is now available to care for him until he finds his home.
The following letter was received from a wonderful family that first adopted from us 6 years ago. When they lost their beloved Redd, they opened their home and hearts to Danny and fostered him with the intention to adopt him when he completed his medical issues. Even with the pain of losing Danny still fresh in their hearts, they again opened their home and hearts to Lexie. While this family considers themselves blessed to have had these dogs, what is unspoken is how lucky these dogs were to have found such wonderful people to care for them. This is what we want for all our dogs -- wonderful homes who will give our dogs a lifetime of love.
Hello Grateful Goldens!
My name is Megan, and I am writing on behalf of my entire family. If possible, we would like to have our stories put on your website to let everyone know how amazing this organization is.
6 years ago, we adopted the most gorgeous red retriever I have ever set eyes on. His name was Redd, and it was very fitting. He was the most energetic, loving and loyal dog. When he would get excited, he would grab his squirrel toy by the tail and jump around like a bucking bronco. It was his way of telling us he was happy. Redd lived a long, happy life with us. Last year, he passed away. He held on for so long. My Dad was in Afghanistan, and had been gone for 8 months. I know Redd loved my father most and wanted to stay long enough to see him again. December 5, the day before my fathers birthday, he let us know it was time for him to go. Redd has cancer inside of his nose and it was spreading rapidly. He was so brave and knew that we were only helping him feel better. We missed him terribly every day.
A few weeks after Redd passed, we got a call from GG letting us know that a young red boy was looking for a home. We fell in love immediately with him. He was small, but as curious as the day is long. His face was so genuine, and his eyes did all the talking for him. Danny was heartworm positive when we got him, and 2 months after, the heartworms became lodged in a vessel in his heart. It was time to go. I'd only got to have him for a short time, but not a day goes by that I dont think about him, or his smiling eyes.
About 4 months ago, we were called again to help a golden in need. Her name is Lexi. She was a year and a half, and a rather tall girl. She immediately became hooked to me, and I am so in love with her. Every where I go, she follows. She waits outside the bathroom for me, sleeps in my bed(although the bed is only made for one person, she is bound and determined to be as close to me as possible when we sleep). I've never been as in love with an animal as I am with her. She loves to jump up and give hugs. We call her a "naked girl" because when she gets excited, she rolls over, stretches her hind legs out as far as they will go, and shows us her belly. She's incredibly smart-she knows how to open doors(we wish she would close them, too!) and she has mastered getting inside of the trashcan cabinet. You all have blessed my family with a dog that is as happy as can be, and has more love to give than anyone on the planet. After all of the heartbreak we have had, Miss Lexi-Marie lets us know every day that she will never bring us sorrow, only love and joy.