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Happy Tails!

Enjoy these pictures of our wonderful Grateful Goldens Family!

William, an adorable one year old Golden mix, was picked up as a stray. The shelter was overcrowded so it was urgent that he be rescued. Soon after we got him, we discovered he had Sarcoptic mange, so we had to keep him confined. Poor little William just wanted to be held and petted after his experience of being left out on his own and then in a cage at the scary and noisy shelter. Once his mange was cleared up, he was able to join the foster family’s other dogs and was doing great – or so we thought. Then we noticed what we thought was a hot spot behind his right ear. The vet initially thought it was an infection, but antibiotics did not help. X-rays confirmed there was a complete blockage, and the infection had no place else to go to relieve the pressure except through the skin. William needed delicate inner ear surgery! Thankfully, he had a successful ear ablation surgery, recovered, and received a clean bill of health.


We were thrilled to get this email from William’s (now Billy) new family saying, “We’re leaving for a trip to the mountains in the morning. We couldn’t find Billy for a while. Keith found him next to his travel bag filled with toys, treats and his stuff. He’s now been staying next to it for 2 hours. Sweet, smart boy. He’s ready to travel.” After everything he went through, this boy got just what he deserved--a great forever family and a vacation!


William, now Billy, happily calls Woodbine, Georgia home sweet home.

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Digits came to the rescue named Beaufort from a hoarding situation, heart worm positive (stage 4) under weight and desperate for love. His foster family had to remove an embedded collar that included numbers scrawled on it with a sharpie. These Digits in pen on his neck gave him his name.

Digits was filled with love for his humans and for his bunny that he carried around constantly. Digit came into foster at apx 8 years old, not even understanding screen doors. Quickly he learned the ropes, fell in love with the fosters cat, dog and neighborhood. As well, the fosters fell in love with him, and decided to make him an official member of the family. 

Digit lived happily in Mt Pleasant with his family camping, going to the beach, going for walks and swimming at the James Island County Park.


Hershey is a sweet 11-year-old boy whose owner passed away. Other family members felt they did not have enough time for him, so they asked Grateful Goldens to find Hershey a new home.


Hershey, your typical fireside Golden, is great with children and other dogs, is happy to lay around, and looks forward to a daily walk at a slow steady pace. His luck changed when he met a family who loves opening their hearts and home to seniors and want to provide them with a wonderful life for the time they have left.

​Hershey is grateful to make his home in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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Esther, now Hannah, is a sweet girl whose about a year old. Her dad is a Goldendoodle, and mom is a beautiful Lab and Hannah looks just like her mom. She went through puppy training but still needed more socialization and training. She was looking for an active family with a fenced yard who could give her plenty of exercise. Her wish came true!


We received an update on Hannah and we couldn't be happier to see how well she is doing.

Her new Dad said, "Living her best life! Getting more and more comfortable with us and the girls. This was her 2nd boat trip and I think she is now a boat dog. Learning to swim but in a life jacket still🤣 She’s such a good girl!"

Congrats to Hannah and her forever family who reside in Charleston, South Carolina. We wish them all the best and thank them for opening their hearts and home to sweet "Hannah Banana"!❤🐾🍌

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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. 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's wish was for a forever home of his very own and he was patiently waiting.

Aiden's wish has come true! This sweet red boy is now living the golden life with his very own forever family and it didn't take him long to settle in and make himself at home in Edisto Island, South Carolina! We thank his great foster family who cared for him through his surgery and heartworm treatment and thank his new family for opening their hearts and home to this awesome boy!💙🐾

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Rosie, started her life in a breeding facility and was starved for attention. She was heartworm positive but luckily found herself in rescue and into a wonderful foster home that helped her feel loved and through her heartworm treatment.

We were thrilled to receive such a beautiful picture of Rosie, the Golden/Great Pyrenees mix recently adopted. This picture certainly shows that Rosie, now known as Mackenzie Rose, is one happy girl! Her Mom says, "She is sweet and funny – such a great mix of the two breeds." Mackenzie Rose also shares her home with another canine sibling, Delia, in the Charleston area.

Thank you to Rosie's Mom for opening her heart and home to this beautiful girl!❤🐕🐾

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Georgie, a 2-year-old boy, was pretty much a turn-key boy. He knew his commands and walked well on the leash. Georgie loved toys and entertained himself for long periods of time. He was eager to please and responded well to training but he was confused and cautious on meeting other dogs and people. Georgie needed someone special to help him work through his fears.

Thankfully, Georgie met a man who had recently lost his Golden girl, his 5th Golden, who was committed to helping him. After attending an evaluation of Georgie’s behavior, he has been having success in helping him conquer his fears. They go to the beach every day and Georgie is learning to surf! Georgie’s Dad says that he is the smartest Golden he has ever had and is truly his best friend!

We are so thankful that Georgie is happy, healthy, and living the Golden beach life! 💙🐕🐾

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Giving homeless Goldens a second
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