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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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Georgie is 2-year-old boy who is Heartworm negative, neutered and up to date on shots. He knows basic commands like sit and stay. Georgie walks well on a leash and responds to commands to stop “stay" and start “over” when at an intersection. He loves toys and entertains himself for long periods of time. Georgie also loves to be brushed! He knows how to use a doggie door, which makes potty breaks easy!! Georgie is eager to please and has responded well to training. He is crate trained but can be trusted when not crated. Georgie needs to be in a one dog home, with an active family and older kids.


Georgie is an amazing and very affectionate dog who deserves his forever home.


Georgie is being fostered in Charleston area.

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Lela came to us from a rural shelter near Georgia where she was picked up as a stray. She quickly became a shelter favorite, loving to play with all the pups in the open play area. The shelter was so overwhelmed with dogs and had no kennels available, so Lela was living in the play area. She had lots of interest and was slated for rescue but was rejected when she tested positive for heartworms. Luckily, a terrific GGR supporter saw her, contacted us, and we quickly moved her into a foster home.


Lela is 4-6 years old and weighs 42 pounds. She is up to date on her vaccines, spayed, microchipped, and has started her heartworm treatment. Lela loves her meals, her foster siblings in the house, and has settled into a life indoors. She also likes toys and will play by herself. Lela goes nicely into the crate and has no accidents. She was a little shy when she came into rescue but is adjusting to the new sounds of living in a town. Her fosters say she’s a good, sweet girl who deserves her very own family to adore and who we know will adore her!

Lela is being fostered in Florence area.

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Adoption Pending!🐾


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Myra is a 3- to 4-year-old Golden/Great Pyrenees mix. She is a sweet, gentle giant who, although fairly strong willed, responds to firm commands. Myra is familiar with all the basic commands of sit, stay, down, and more.


Although Myra weighs about 95 lbs., she walks well on leash. She loves to be outside so a fenced yard would be desired as the Golden/Pry blend would tend to roam if given the opportunity. Myra is Heartworm negative and up to date on her vaccines. She is spayed and waiting for her forever home.


Myra is being fostered in the Myrtle Beach area.

Adoption Pending!🐾
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Woody is a 2-year-old golden who came to Grateful Goldens when the family had to move and could no longer keep him. He is Heartworm negative, neutered and up to date on shots. Woody would do best in a home without kids or other animals. Woody is currently receiving some training to soften his rough edges and will need an active family with the patience and commitment to continue to work with him.


Woody has his bags packed and hopes he finds his forever home soon!


Woody is being fostered in the Charleston area.

Adoption Pending!🐾
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Bonnie and Clyde

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Bonnie and Clyde are adorable 10-week old mixes. All we know about them is that their mom was a German Shepherd and dad, well, that's unknown. They were brought into rescue so they wouldn't be taken to a shelter.

Bonnie, with her signature ears, is a little shyer than Clyde. Both enjoy the company of larger dogs, playing well together. These two cuties love outside time, playing with their toys, and taking naps.

Being food motivated, they already come when called -- well, most of the time!

Both pups have had their first round of puppy shots and each is ready for their forever home!🏘

Bonnie and Clyde are being fostered in Coastal GA.

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Bonnie Has Her Forever Home!🐾
Clyde Has His Forever Home!🐾


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Lucy is a 2 year old girl who was surrendered by a family who did not have time for her and who could not afford her care. She has come a long way since she coming to GGR.


Never being around other dogs, Lucy didn’t know how to react to them but, thanks to some caring volunteers, she is doing much better. Starved for human attention, she has learned not to jump on people and to sit and wait to get pets. Lucy is spayed, up to date on vaccines, and Heartworm negative. She is a sweet girl who would do best in a home as an only dog and an owner who is willing to continue her training.


Lucy is being fostered in Brunswick, GA.

Lucy Has Her Forever Home!🐾
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Aiden, a handsome 5 - 6-year-old red boy, was a stray that was found severely malnourished in October 2020. We soon realized that, in addition to his malnourishment, he needed some serious veterinary care. The vet found that this poor boy had a broken right leg, intestinal parasites, and was heartworm positive. Aiden got through all his medical procedures to clear up these issues with flying colors and is he now ready to meet his forever family. Although he still has some minor degenerative disease in his left hip, the specialist feels he is not in any pain and walking well, so surgery is not warranted.  Aiden also has a fairly strict diet that needs to be well maintained.

Aiden has done great in his foster home -- he loves to ride in the car, “goes nuts” when he sees the leash come out and enjoys playing with others and running at the dog park. He is leash trained, house trained and comes on command. Aiden is good in the house when left alone but he would love having the company of another dog.

Aiden follows his foster dad around and wants to be a loyal part of the family. He is fine around the foster’s grandchildren ages 10 and 12 and would likely be fine with some a bit younger. Aiden is a moderately active boy that has learned what fun it is to play with toys and people and enjoys his one or two walks each day.


A loving, smart, goofy and playful dog, Aiden is certain to capture the heart(s) of his new family.

Aiden is being fostered in the Charleston area.


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Aiden Has His Forever Home!🐾


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Jake is a 7-year-old male Golden-mix who was surrendered by his owners when his family had a housing change and were not able to bring him with them.  He is healthy boy -- heartworm negative, up to date on vaccines, neutered, and microchipped. Jake is friendly and well behaved around people and other dogs.  His foster home reports that he has demonstrated his ability to act well around people from ages 1 to 99 and around other dogs.  His actions around cats have not been tested.  He has proved himself to be fully house-trained and has good house manners.   Jake is crate trained but can be trusted when not crated; in fact, he will go in the crate by himself when the door is open, and he loves his dog bed.  He knows basic commands like sit and come, enjoys dog walks, and behaves well on a leash.

Jake enjoys being petted but is not overly clingy.  He would do well in a home with children and another dog, although neither are necessary.  He would love a home with a fenced yard and/or with a family committed to giving him outdoor walking time.


Jake is a great dog and deserves a home of his very own where he will receive lots of love!

Jake is being fostered in the Charleston area.

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Jake Has His Forever Home!🐾


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River is 2-year-old boy who is Heartworm negative, neutered and up to date on shots. He knows basic commands like sit and stay. River does like to talk or bark when he hears noises or big trucks. He is crate trained but can be trusted when not crated. River would do well in an active family with middle aged or older kids.


This tall, handsome boy is anxiously waiting to find his forever home. Will it be yours?


River is being fostered in the Charleston area.

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River Has His Forever Home!🐾