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Thank you for your interest in Grateful Goldens Rescue. All our Goldens receive a veterinary examination and are up to date on vaccines. If needed, they are spayed and neutered and treated for heartworms. Other medical issues are also taken care of prior to any of our dogs becoming available for adoption. All medical records are provided when a dog is adopted.

In the Spirit of Transparency

Currently we have a limited number of Goldens and Golden mixes coming into rescue. The number of applicants far exceeds the number of dogs and our waiting list continues to grow. Although the order in which an application was received is taken into consideration, the primary focus is to properly match our dogs with a prospective family based on the dog's needs. At times we may stop the acceptance of adoption applications to work through our waiting list in fairness to those approved applicants that have been so patient. Please note that due to the large number of inquiries we receive regarding adopting one of our dogs, we must have an application before we can speak with you about an adoption.

How it Works

Once an adoption application and a $25 nonrefundable Adoption Application Fee is received, it will be reviewed. Please note that an adoption application will not be processed without a paid application fee. If the application is found to be complete, we will check vet records and personal references. If no issues are found, one of GGR's volunteers will contact you to make plans for a phone interview followed by a home visit. If satisfactory, you will be placed on our approved family waiting list. At the time a dog matching your requirements comes along, you will be contacted and a meet and greet between family and dog will be scheduled.

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, please complete the adoption application and pay the $25 nonrefundable application fee by clicking the payment button or scanning the QR Code below. All information requested must be provided in the application or it will be rejected.  

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Adoption Fees

By age (Purebred / Golden Mix)
Up to 1 Year​

$550* / $500*

1 - 5 Years
$400 / $350
6 - 9 Years
$350 / $300
10 Years and older
$250 / $200
Goldens with special needs will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
*Includes $100 refundable spay/neuter deposit.

For those in the process of finalizing the adoption of one of our dogs, please pay the Adoption Donation Fee as instructed by clicking below:

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Help Grateful Goldens Rescue continue its mission --

Celebrating 20 Years of
Giving homeless Goldens a second
chance at a loving life in the coastal
areas of South Carolina.
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