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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 Adopt 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!



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Griffin’s past is not a great one, though you would never know it with his amazing disposition. He is an adorable Golden mix estimated to be 4-6 years old that is up-to-date on his vaccines and neutered. Sadly his teeth are quite worn and he may require some dental work.


This fun, loving boy is always so happy with a wagging tail and big smile. Griffin loves walks, car rides, porch sitting, and a good couch snuggle. Great with cats and kids, he is good with female dogs and, with slow introductions, he does well with submissive male dogs.


Griffin is being fostered in Mount Pleasant.

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Wanda's Puppies

Wanda's puppies have all gotten together and decided that now that they have had their first round of puppie shots they are ready to go out into the big wide world and find their own forever homes. Here at Grateful Goldens Rescue we are very excited to help them get adopted so that they can live their very best life. We have all gotten to watch them come into the world, open their eyes and learn how to walk and play! It has been so much fun to watch these beautiful little souls on their journey to adulthood. Are you ready to open your home to one of these little sweethearts and shower them with love and give them a safe home to grow up in?

If you are ready for this much sweetness and joy in your home please click on the adoption link below and submit an application for the puppy you are ready to bring into your home!

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Daisy Has Her
Forever Home! 💖🐾
Demi Has Her
Forever Home! 💖🐾



Casey is the definition of a sweet boy. Everyone who meets him falls in love with not just his looks but calm loving demeanor. He is very submissive with other dogs and while shy at first he warms up quickly and loves to play. He is great at playing fetch and loves cuddles and attention. He is very good with his crate as well. While he is still unsure about the world and car rides he just needs a person to give him some reassurance and then he is ok. Casey is ready to be with his forever person and give them all his love.


Ozzie's Freedom Ride from Shelter

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Ozzie is a 1-year-old Golden/Great Pyrenees mix who came to us several weeks ago from a shelter in Georgia. He is a healthy, energetic 62 lb. boy who is heartworm negative, up to date on all vaccines, and was recently neutered. Ozzie is a long and lean boy who will undoubtably add some more weight as he matures.

Ozzie, who loves everyone, is great with kids. He is fine with other dogs once he gets settled into his new space. Ozzie loves attention and quickly bonds to whoever is going to be his primary in the household. If you sit, he will move to get in your lap. Ozzie is a very smart boy who walks well on leash and is quickly learning his basic commands.

Although a bit of a counter surfer, he is learning to leave that bad habit behind him.

If you are looking for a lovable boy who will shower you with affection, Ozzie is your guy.

Ozzie is being fostered in the Charleston area.

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Wanda - Special Needs

Say hello to our lovely Miss Wanda. She came into our Rescue as her owners had to move and were not able to take her. Grateful Goldens of course took her in and waited expectantly for her to deliver. And, wow, did she! Nine gorgeous puppies and Wanda was phenomal during her delivery. She has been the perfect mom taking care of her puppies and helping her foster mom however she could. She is very personable, loves her people and puppies and is a very relaxed girl, ready for a nice play date, walk or just some time on the couch. She has earned some time of her own and would love to become part of your family. Are you ready to invite her to be part of your family?

Wanda will need to continue her heartworm treatment which will be covered by Grateful Goldens Rescue


Princess ~ Special Needs 

Princess is a cute 8 year old Golden mix girl, who weighs 54 lbs. and is blessed with the most adorable ears! She is up to date on vaccines, has been spayed, but has tested positive for heartworms.


Princess loves going for walks and playing games that involve treats. She would much rather be with her people than play with other dogs so being the only dog in a home would suit her just fine. Although she displays some separation anxiety, it can be managed.


Princess will need to continue her heartworm treatment which will be covered by Grateful Goldens Rescue. She is really hoping that someone will open their heart and home to her when she is ready. Will it be yours? 💖

Princess is being fostered in the Savannah area.

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Lucy is a sweet, petite red Golden girl who was a stray and picked up by a Good Samaritan who contacted us. We quickly responded to bring this little girl into rescue. She is estimated to be 12-18 months old.


Only weighing 38 lbs. she definitely was out on her own for a while. Now safe, well-fed, and in a foster home with two other Goldens who she gets along with well, Lucy has already gained 5 lbs. and is looking so much better.

Lucy is your typical Golden girl -- smart, affectionate, only wants to please you, and quite the cuddler. She is now up to date on vaccines and, thankfully, is heartworm negative! She is currently in heat and is scheduled for her spay soon.

Lucy is being fostered in Myrtle Beach.

Adoption Pending! 💖

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Hamlet is a very handsome and sweet golden mix around 6 years old. At 45 lbs., he is on the smaller side which makes him a perfect companion for someone living in a small home or apartment. He is up to date on vaccines, neutered and has completed his heartworm treatment. Generally a calm dog, he is house-trained and will let you know with a little bark when he needs a trip outside. Hamlet is a true Velcro dog who prefers women. He wants to be close to them whether he is just napping nearby or politely asking for some pets. He will gladly serve as your footstool when working at your computer!


Hamlet has a bit of separation anxiety but, once he settles in, it’s easily managed. He is friendly with other dogs but would do best as the only dog in a household so he can enjoy all the attention. He relishes his daily walks where he loves to stop and sniff rather than spending time out in a yard so a fenced-in yard is not required.


Hamlet’s ideal home would be with a female who is home most of the time and can provide a quiet, calm environment with no other pets or children. Hamlet would benefit from a person with good dog skills, who can provide him with a set routine and some boundaries.


Hamlet has his bags packed and is anxiously waiting for his forever home! If you are a female looking for a loving, loyal, and true companion, Hamlet is your boy!


Hamlet is being fostered in Charleston.

Adoption Pending! 💙
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Hey! Are you here to take me home?

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Indy is one amazing boy and he is packed and ready for his forever home. Just listen to what his foster says! "We took him to the dog park and he did amazing. Played a little bit but guarded. He's seriously such a good boy!!!! He's so so sweet and loving, knows sit, stay, down, leave it, loose leash walking...we have left him alone in our house for a couple hours to see what he would do and he is amazing. he just lays by the door and waits for us. He's great with other dogs but he does tire after a few minutes of play. He does like to cuddle and I can't say enough great things about him. Hi is seriously a freakin gem!!!"

So what do you think?  Indy is ready and waiting! 

Adoption Pending! 💙


Baby is an absolute sweetheart who loves everyone and wants nothing more than to be with her people. She is thought to be 6-7 years old and is a very calm dog who will be happy laying at your feet while you relax on the deck lazing away the afternoon.

Baby is up to date on vaccines and spayed. She has had a rough start to life having tumors detected in her mammary glands. Two showed signs of malignancy but have been removed. Fortunately, the vet says now that she is spayed they should not return and only recommends an x-ray every 6 months as follow up.

Baby will be available for adoption soon once she has recovered from her surgery. After overcoming so much she would love nothing more than a forever home of her very own.

Baby is being fostered in the Coastal Georgia area.

Adoption Pending!
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Missy is a sweet 1-year-old golden mix female. On the small side, about 50 lbs., she is up to date on vaccines, spayed, and heartworm negative. She is loving with women, children, and other dogs.


Unfortunately, Missy was treated harshly by a man and has understandably developed a fear of men. For this reason, we feel she needs a home without a man in the house, but one where she can be slowly introduced to men to build trust. She would also do best in a home with a fenced-in yard, preferably with a tall fence.

Missy is being fostered in Brunswick, GA.

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Adoption Pending!💖🐾


This gorgeous guy found himself abandoned in a shelter by his former family and needed help finding his way out. Grateful Goldens Rescue was contacted and we were able to spring him from the shelter and bring him into our Rescue.


His name is Remi and he is around 5 years old. Not only is Remi an all around happy guy (who wouldn't be when you're this gorgeous?) but he loves kids! He would love to be part of your family because not only is he good with kids, but he is good with other dogs and cats! 

Remi is going to make some family very happy! Is your family ready for him?

As a note, he will need to continue his heartworm treatment which will be covered by Grateful Goldens Rescue.

Remi Has His Forever Home!💖🐾



Cooper is a 5 yr old male Golden Retriever who weighs 60 lbs. and is neutered. He is good with kids, dogs and adults. He is very affectionate and devoted to his humans.


Cooper walks on a leash, sits and is crate trained. He is active and high energy and requires a family that can work with him, exercise and play with him to keep up with his energy level. He requires daily inexpensive medication to help keep his energy level manageable. This is a sweet and playful dog who wants a family to love.


Cooper is mildly heartworm positive and is currently on monthly heartworm meds and needs to be reevaluated in about 10 months. He currently has no restrictions. Cooper would do well alone or with another playful dog.


If you welcome this boy into your home he will reward you with so much love! When you think of a golden you picture a  sweet, friendly, goofy fluff ball who loves life -- well that's Cooper!


Cooper is being fostered in Bluffton.


Cooper Has His Forever Home! 💖🐾



When you think of a golden you picture a  sweet, friendly, goofy fluff ball who loves life.  Well - that’s Cody - he is a purebred total package!  At 6 years old Cody has the perfect blend of beach energy and lap love.  At 75 pounds he is a big blocky boy who wants to go everywhere with you. He has perfect house manners but can’t contain his excitement at times.  Obedience training would be helpful - treats are the easy ticket here!

Cody was someone’s beloved family member until something changed.  The young son didn’t want him anymore so he was banished to the outside concrete to live with terrible skin and ear infections left untreated for years.  He then became a free dog on Craigslist and his new adoptive home failed him in a day - resulting in another ad to rehome him “immediately”. 

He’s very healthy now and just thrilled to enjoy his foster mother’s comfy bed, where he drapes himself over her for affection.  In addition to routine vet care (vaccines, heartworm and flea prevention), Cody will also need longer term vet care (Cytopoint/apoquel) for chronic skin allergies.  Someone who is home most of the time would be ideal for Cody. As he has an alert bark, apartment living is not recommended for him.

We are looking for that special home dedicated to Cody’s long term care.  If you fit that profile and have an approved adoption application, email us to ask about Cody.  If you are interested in Cody, please submit an online adoption application.  He is being fostered in Charleston.

Cody Has His Forever Home! 💖🐾
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