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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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Can you imagine having sweet Ash

in your home?

Ash was born just  two weeks after GGR rescued his mother, Nala in November 2021. Nala is a Golden/Great Pyrenees and the dad is a German Shepherd.  Handsome Ash is the remaining pup from this litter.

Ash is inquisitive and he adores hands-on affection from people. Now 10 months old, it’s hard to remember he is just a puppy as he weighs around 80 pounds! Ash has good house manners. He is good with other dogs, we’re not sure about cats. This young boy can keep himself amused for hours with various toys (for hard chewers!). To help his transition, Ash is currently in a board and train facility and he would love to go right from training to his forever home. He truly is a sweetie and promises to be incredible when he completes his training.

Ash has won our hearts so if a big, friendly, well-trained puppy is on your wish list – please get in touch with us. Ash is waiting!

Ash is being fostered in the Florence area. 

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Saylor is a female Golden Retriever-Great Pyrenees mix who is approximately 2 ½ years old, spayed, and weighs about 50 lbs. She was rescued, along with her “brother” Red, from a hoarding, puppy mill situation and lived outside in a large pen. Saylor is the dominant one of the pair and a barker. She and Red have been fortunate to be fostered by a wonderful trainer that has introduced them to a world of compassionate people and friendly dogs.

Saylor has learned to enjoy human touch but takes a while to warm to new people. Still fearful, she needs a patient individual who is familiar with hoarding/puppy mill dogs. Saylor has come a long way and loves to be brushed and get tummy rubs. She is learning to leash walk, sit, lie down, is crate trained, and should be crated when not supervised. Saylor would do best with another playful dog and a secure yard with a fence 5 to 6 ft.

A work in progress, Saylor would love for someone to help her continue her journey to becoming someone’s beloved companion!

Saylor is being fostered in Bluffton, SC.



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Red is a male Golden Retriever, Great Pyrenees, Poodle mix, that is approximately 2 ½ years old, neutered, and weighs about 55 lbs.  Rescued from a hoarding, puppy mill situation, he lived outside in a large pen with his “sister” Saylor. Red and Saylor have been fortunate to be fostered by a wonderful trainer that has introduced them to a world of compassionate people and friendly dogs.

Although fearful, Red is very gentle, and he is bonded with Saylor. He would do best with another dog that is confident.  He has learned to enjoy human touch, but it takes a while for him to warm up to new people.  Red is learning leash walking and his sit and down commands. He is crate trained and should be crated when unsupervised. A patient individual who is familiar with hoarding/puppy mill dogs and has a secure yard with a fence at least a 5 ft. would be ideal for Red.

Red, a work in progress, is looking for someone to help him continue his journey to becoming someone’s best buddy!

Red is being fostered in Bluffton, SC.

* With just the right home, Saylor and Red could be adopted as a bonded pair. They truly love to play and to be together. They have come a long way and will need continued behavior and obedience work.



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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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Axel is one of Nala's precious litter, the sweet "A" puppies.  Now 10 months old, Axel has had all his puppy shots and is now neutered. He is a healthy,  active boy whose personality is just blossoming.

Axel is ready for his forever home! 🏠 Are you ready to open your heart and home to this sweet boy?

Axel is being fostered in the Florence area.

Adoption Pending!💙🐾
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Benji is a sweet 2-year old golden mix who has had a hard life. A small boy at only 37 lbs., he wandered into a small store in rural Georgia. The store owner posted pictures and did all he could to find his owners, but with no luck. Benji was taken to the local animal shelter where a kind stranger agreed to foster him so he wouldn’t have to stay in the shelter. Thankfully he has found his way to Grateful Goldens and has been living the golden life.

Benji has tested positive for heartworms and  Erlichia and has started treatment for both. Since treatment for heartworm can take 3 to 4 months, he is looking for a family willing to foster him through his treatment and who would make him a permanent member of their loving family when he has finished his treatment.

Looking at those soulful eyes, we believe he will be melting someone’s heart real soon! Could it be yours?

Benji is being fostered in Southern Georgia.

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Adoption Pending!🐾



Nala, is a sweet, 4 year old Golden mix out of rural Georgia that found her way into rescue and thankfully so. At her initial vet visit we discovered that she was pregnant with ten puppies--what a Holiday Season surprise! Within a couple of weeks, Nala delivered ten healthy puppies that are now thriving. She has been a great mom to her pups.

Nala is fully vaccinated, and spayed. We are happy that she will never have to worry about having more puppies again. Nala is heartworm positive and has started her heartworm treatment.

Nala is being fostered in Coastal GA.

Adoption Pending!🐾
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Liam, a sweet and gentle Golden/possible Border Collie mix, is around 1 year old. He is up to date on his vaccines, neutered and heartworm negative. Although a little shy at first with both people and other dogs, he does warm up quickly. As for cats, we are not sure about. Liam loves to play with people, other dogs, and his toys. When he’s not playing, he is content to hang out with you while working or watching TV. He is crate trained but will gladly sleep on the bed with you at night.


Liam is quite smart and has been learning commands like sit, stay, and down. He walks well on a leash and is good with children that are gentle with him. Still a puppy, he loves chewing on bones. Although not his favorite, Liam is also getting used to riding in the car.


This handsome little guy would thrive in an environment where he will get tons of love, training, and exercise. A playmate around his age would be great to help burn off some puppy energy.


Liam is a happy boy that just wants to please and be loved. Will you make his dream come true? 💙

Liam is being fostered in Charleston.

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Liam Has His Forever Home!🐾


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Maria is a 4-year-old female golden mix and a sweet, loving girl. She would do best in a home where she is the only dog since she likes to be the center of attention. Maria is up to date on her vaccines and scheduled to be spayed soon. After she recovers from her spay, she will then need to go through heartworm treatment.


Maria is looking for a family who is willing to foster her through her heartworm treatment with the option of adopting her when she is heartworm free. A home with a fenced yard would be ideal.

Maria is being fostered in Charleston.

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Maria Has Her Forever Home!🐾


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Josie, a gorgeous purebred English Cream Golden girl with papers, was surrendered by a family who didn’t have time for her. She is sweet, affectionate, and smart. Josie is up to date on her vaccines, heartworm negative, and spayed.

Josie, an active 2 1/2 year old girl, would enjoy a big backyard where she could play. She loves to play ball, go on runs or walks, swim, and visit the dog park so an active individual or family would be ideal for her. Josie would be best in a one dog household. Still very much a puppy, older children would be best.

Her foster mom says that when someone comes to the door, it appears she was trained to go to her spot and then comes down to greet them. Josie is also wonderful with her autistic grandson. Wow, what an awesome girl!👏

This beautiful girl 💖 is patiently waiting on a loving forever family 👨‍👨‍👧‍👧 and hopes it will be yours!

Josie is being fostered in the Savannah, GA area.

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Josie Has Her Forever Home!🐾


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Rex, estimated to be about 9 months old, is a handsome 65 lb. Golden mix picked up as a stray. He is fairly calm in the house, and knows the commands Sit, Stay, Lie Down, Come. Still a puppy, Rex is teething right now and needs bones and chew toys. He also has a fair amount of energy and needs regular exercise. Rex, who loves to play, would do great in a home with another playful dog. He also loves being around children. 💑

Rex’s foster recently sent this great update on him. "Rex is the sweetest dog, and he loves to give you affection. He sleeps on our bed, and it is just too cute when he wants to cuddle. He will lie right next to you vertically, with his head on the pillow right next to yours. His two favorite things are playing with another dog or playing tug of war with a rope. He loves to lay out in the sun, even on hot days, and absolutely adores young kids. He doesn't get on the furniture or pull food off counters.” 💙🐕


Rex is a healthy boy who is up to date on his vaccines, and he is heartworm negative. He has been neutered and, will be ready for his forever home by August 15th, maybe even sooner. 🤞

Rex is being fostered in the Charleston, SC area.

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Rex Has His Forever Home!💙🐾



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They say good things come in small packages and Daisy is no exception! This adorable 4-year-old Golden girl weighs only 51 lbs. and is as sweet, affectionate, and friendly as can be. Since allergies in the family prevented her from being indoors, Daisy was outside during the day and in the garage at night. She was tearfully surrendered by her family who only wanted the very best life for her. She is now fully enjoying the golden life indoors.

Daisy’s foster family reports that she loves children and other dogs. She is a smart girl who knows most of her basic commands. Daisy needs some work walking on leash, and she has been an excellent student. Although she dislikes thunder and fireworks, Daisy’s fears are being well managed now with a Thunder shirt, some medications, lots of love, and now the security of being indoors. Someone with a fenced in yard who would be home most of the time would provide the ideal home for Daisy.

Daisy is up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative and is scheduled to be spay. Once recovered, she will be ready to go to her forever home.

Daisy is being fostered in Myrtle Beach.

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Daisy Has Her Forever Home!💖🐾



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Sunny came to Grateful Goldens from a Georgia shelter. Estimated to be 4 or 5 years old, she is up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, and spayed. Obviously someone’s family pet, Sunny is well behaved, knows her basic commands, and is completely house broken. Currently a bit underweight, Sunny is enjoying some extra calories.


Sunny is an energetic girl, but she is also very content to nap on the couch with her head in your lap. She loves kids and other dogs, walks well on the leash, and loves to ride in the car. While not at all aggressive, her personality does run on the dominant side, evidenced by re-marking any spot that her foster brother makes in the back yard. She is an avid squirrel chaser but has not been exposed to cats.


Sunny is dreaming of a loving forever home and she hopes her dream will come true soon!


Sunny is being fostered in the Charleston area.

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Sunny Has Her Forever Home!🐾


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Charley is a true puppy, almost 5 months old, and cute and smart as can be! Thankfully, he made his way to GGR through a community effort. Living outside in the hot weather brought him to the attention of a cat rescue, who notified the shelter, who then offered to take him in if GGR would accept him into our rescue, and of course we said yes!


Charley has had his initial puppy shots and he has started on heartworm preventative as well as flea and tick prevention. He has proven to be good in the house and great in a crate. Although Charley can run at top speed for 5 minutes straight, he will then flop down to chew on a toy or take a nap. He does well playing on his own but he does enjoy playing with the other dogs in his foster home.


Charley would adore being in a home of his own that would be willing to provide him training and love so he can grow into the best boy ever!

Charley is currently being fostered in Florence.

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Charley Has His Forever Home!🐾