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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Aiden, a 6-year-old red boy, was found as a stray in October and taken to a rural shelter. We quickly responded and he has been in a loving foster home since GGR rescued him and soon realized that this sweet boy needed serious veterinary care. Since with us, he had successful surgery on his right leg and although some degenerative disease in his left hip was found, the specialist feels Aiden is not in any pain and walking well, no surgery is warranted at this time.  He will now begin treatment for heartworms.


Aiden has done great in his foster home and through his first surgery. His foster dad says, he loves rides in the car, “goes nuts” when he sees the leash come out, loves walks, and does lots of play bows with other dogs at the dog park. He is good when left alone but feels having another dog to play with would be a plus. Aiden took a while to settle in but as you can see by this photo he is loving to cuddle.


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Aiden follows his foster dad around and wants to be part of the family. He is fine around grandchildren ages 10 and 12 and would likely be fine with some a bit younger. Even with his physical issues, he is an active boy. He has learned what fun it is to play with toys and people.


Because Aiden is such an enthusiastic boy, a younger person or family would be just what he needs. Aiden is a loving, smart, playful dog who is certain to capture the heart(s) of his new family.

Aiden is being fostered in the Charleston area.



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Cady is a wonderful, 8-year-old Golden/Lab girl who is looking forward to finding her forever home. Until circumstances recently changed, she was a happy girl with a yard and a family who loved her dearly. Cady has nice manners and would do best with a fenced yard to play and relax in. She has been well cared for, is healthy and up to date on all vaccines and heartworm negative.


Cady's fosters tell us that she is super smart, respectful and listens well to commands. She may, at times, have the energy of a 1-year-old pup and plays fetch and tug like she could go all day. Cady also enjoys just lounging around and taking naps. She loves people and being outside. Cady has already been trained on an invisible fence. She would do best in a house without young children or other dogs. Cady is blonde, beautiful, sweet, kind, cuddly and loves to play. What more could you ask for?


Cady is being fostered in the Charleston area.

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Cooper is a handsome 4-year-old Golden mix. Even so, he was found as a stray in rural South Carolina and turned into the local shelter. Thankfully, the shelter contacted Grateful Goldens and we immediately picked him up.

Cooper is extremely sweet and well behaved in the house and likes to be close to humans. He loves to go for walks but is big and strong, so an Easy Walk harness is best for him. The woman who found him had several other dogs so we feel he will be good with other dogs. He has also done well with children he has met. Cats – not so much! He is heartworm positive, but Cooper is hoping that a new family will want to adopt him and see him through his heartworm treatment.

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Cooper got lucky when he was found and lucky when GGR rescued him from the shelter – now he is waiting for this 3rd piece of luck – his very own loving family! 🤞

Adoption Pending!🐾


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Esther, now Hana, is coming back to Grateful Goldens due to no fault of her own. Hana is about a year old, up to date on all her shots and recently spayed and microchipped. Her dad is a Goldendoodle, and mom is a beautiful Lab and Hana looks just like her mom.


Hana has been through puppy training but still needs more socialization and training. She is crate-trained and adores chasing tennis balls and will gladly get up on the sofa for pets.


Hana does well with people and needs a little time when meeting new dogs but may do better with medium to large dogs. She would do best in a home with an active family with a fenced yard who can give her plenty of exercise. A runner in the family would be a plus.


Hana is being fostered in the Charleston area.

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Hana Has Her Forever Home!🐾


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Meet Rosie, a 4-year-old Golden/Great Pyrenees mix. If you are looking for a sweet and fluffy girl, she’s the one for you. Rosie runs on the larger side at about 80 pounds. She loves to take long walks and does beautifully on the leash. Rosie is great with kids, other dogs, and lots of commotion. Since she likes to roam, she is probably best suited for a home with a fenced backyard. Rosie rides in the car well and is well behaved around people she does not know. She is fully house trained but can be a bit unresponsive when called. Rosie is slowing working on her basic commands like come, sit, stay, and heel. Although a bit of a counter surfer, it is a habit she is working hard to correct.

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Rosie started life in a breeding facility, so she is starved for attention. She loves her dog bed but is also happy to stretch out next to you when you turn in for the evening. Rosie's favorite spot is laying on the couch with her head in your lap. She is not bashful about rolling over and asking for a belly rub. Rosie is heartworm positive and will begin her treatment soon. She would love to find a family willing to help her through her heartworm treatment and then adopt her. Once her medical issues are behind her, Rosie is going to make a loving girl for some lucky household. 


Rosie is being fostered in the Charleston area.

Rosie Has Her Forever Home!🐾