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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!


Nala and Her Pups


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 scheduled to be spayed. We are happy that she will never have to worry about having more puppies again. Nala is heartworm positive so once she recovers from being spayed, she will begin her heartworm treatment.

Nala is being fostered in Coastal GA.

Matched for Adoption

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Adoption Pending

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Adoption Pending

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The "A" Litter

Meet Nala's precious litter, the sweet "A" puppies!

Can you just smell the puppy breath?


Nala delivered an evenly split litter. The "girl team" includes Abby, Adele, Alicia, Amara, and Arya. The "boy team" includes Aiden, Alex, Asa, Ash, and Axel. These pups are healthy, active and their little personalities are just blossoming.

They have received their first set of puppy shots and will be ready for their forever homes soon.

If you are interested in adopting one of these sweet pups, please complete an Adoption Application that can be found on our "Adopt" page and send to

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Adoption Pending

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Quincy is a handsome 7-year-old Golden/Lab mix who is a gentle giant. He is up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, neutered, and completely house worthy. Although he is beginning to show signs of arthritis, he manages steps well and enjoys chasing a ball or stick. An extremely easy-going boy, Quincy enjoys a stroll around the neighborhood, but also enjoys lounging at home with his human during the day.


Quincy has proved himself to be friendly toward other animals. He is loyal, affectionate, and submissive, often looking to his handler for approval or direction. In addition, he is good on and off leash and will remain close by. Quincy will make an excellent addition to a family looking for a more mature dog that is full of love to give.


Quincy is being fostered in the Charleston area.

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Sprint is a big 8-year-old boy who came to Grateful Goldens when his owner passed away. He is up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative, and neutered. Sprint has proven to be a good house guest in his foster home being housetrained and having excellent house manners. He is crate trained but well behaved when left alone with free rein of the home.


Sprint does bark at an initial meeting, but he is good with other dogs – cats, not so much! Although there were no children in his previous home, he does well with them.


Sprint is being fostered in the Myrtle Beach area.

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Maddie and Cotton

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Maddie and Cotton came to us when their family was no longer able to care for them. Maddie is 11 years old and weighs 65 pounds and Cotton is 12 years old and a big boy at 95 pounds. Both are up to date on their vaccines, spayed and neutered, and heartworm negative. They are a bonded pair and would be best in a loving home that can accommodate both.

Maddie is a sweet girl who loves children, craves attention, and loves to go on long walks on the leash. She gets along well with other dogs, loves to play with her canine housemates, but has not been exposed to cats. Maddie has excellent house manners aside for being a bit to eager to bark when she hears a strange noise.

Cotton is a true aging gentleman. He knows his basic commands, loves to sit in the sun on the stone patio, and cannot contain his excitement when it is time to take a walk. He has some hip stiffness that has been significantly improved with supplements and he still has plenty of energy for a senior. Cotton’s favorite activity is wrestling with his 4-year-old foster brother.

These are two seriously sweet, low maintenance dogs, or what we like to call "fireside" Goldens, that are ready for their forever home.

Maddie and Cotton are being fostered in the 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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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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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.

Georgie Has His Forever Home!🐾
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