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Available Adoptions

Golden Rescue is a 'rescue' organization. As such, we help Goldens who need a second chance and we believe we can responsibly rehome. Very often, we know very little about their history. Although we make every effort during our fostering process to assess the Goldens in our care, we cannot predict their behaviour in your home as some behaviours may present themselves later or there may be a ‘trigger’ we didn’t experience.  

We also have all of our Goldens assessed by a qualified veterinarian and all conditions that are discovered are treated and disclosed before the Golden goes up for adoption; however, conditions could develop later that were not discovered by the vet at the time of examination. It costs an average of $1,700 to put one Golden through our program. The adoption fee for Goldens rescued within Ontario and Quebec is $500.  The adoption fee for Goldens rescued from countries outside of Canada is $800.  These fees help us tremendously to defer the ever-increasing cost of care and transportation. 

Responsible pet ownership can be an expensive proposition and we urge you to consider the potential ongoing costs of owning a dog before making the decision to adopt.


At the present time our Goldens are being fostered in Ontario and occasionally in Quebec. During the adoption process a home visit needs to be arranged with your family and you must agree to come and visit the dog at his/her foster home. If the match is a good one, you'll need to arrange appropriate transportation to bring the dog home with you.

Status Explanations:

Adoption In Progress - A shortlist of applicants who have most closely matched the foster's 'wish list' have been identified and the adoption process is in progress.

Adoption Pending - The Golden is imminently joining their forever family.

If there is no status update, it means we are currently looking at applications and you're welcome to submit your interest.

Adopted - The Golden has happily joined their forever family.

Adoption Alert ~ Jack #2539 - Revised

Hi everyone my name is Jack and I’m around four years old (not that I’m super good at counting…haha). Although I’m ‘mostly Golden’, the thought is that I might have a little Chow in me and I’m told I’m handsome! I’ve been with my fosters for a while because I have some issues. I am getting worried that no one wants me.

Adoption Alert ~ John Candy #2637

I’m confused…can you help me? Hi everyone in this wonderful place called Canada! My name is John Candy and I’m a very big strong boy and I came all the way from Istanbul. You can see by my picture how big I am and you can also guess there is something else in me although I’m mostly Golden.

Adoption Alert ~ Muppet #2607 - Adoption Pending

Happy Thanksgiving…my name is Muppet and I’m five years old. My best friends FozzieBear and Kermit say I’m their favourite Golden. Maybe that’s because I’m the only Golden they know ~ however, they do say I’m a pretty cool girl.

Adoption Alert ~ Buddy #2624 - Adoption in Progress

Hi everyone…my name is Buddy and I’m six years old. I have been described as mature, gentle, quiet, well behaved, and loving. Wow!!! That’s a lot of good stuff, right? But here’s the bad part and I’m SO embarrassed by it.

Adoption Alert ~ Petey #2661 - Adoption in Progress

Hi everyone…my name is Petey and I’m four years old. My amazing foster family have been so good to me and have been showing me the ropes. You see, I didn’t get a lot of training in my previous life so I’ve been learning a ton of stuff lately. I’m told I’m a fast learner and very smart.

Adoption Alert ~ Karma #2619 - Adoption Pending

Hi everyone my name is Karma and I’m a six-year-old girl. My wonderful foster dad says I’m an angel…a loving, gentle, polite girl. Ah shucks! I love people although I can be a little timid on first meeting but in a few minutes I’m fine.

Adoption Alert ~ Reed #2628 - Adoption Pending

Hi everyone my name is Reed and I’m just over a year old. My fabulous foster family has been SO good to me. I don’t know what I did to deserve such kindness but I am one lucky boy. They have described me as loyal, loving, affectionate, and playful.

Adoption Alert ~ Payton #2641 - Adoption Pending

Hi name is Payton and I’m just under a year old. I say that to remind you that I’m still a pup. A BIG pup, yes, but a pup nonetheless. I know I’ve got a lot to learn as in my previous life I wasn’t taught much. I am house-trained and I know how to sit, but that’s about it

Adoption Alert ~ Shylow #2647 - Adoption Pending

Hi everyone…my name is Shylow and I’m almost 11 years old. I’m a big boy but I’m called a gentle giant. Some call me ‘Big Red’. I don’t care what you call me just don’t call me late for dinner ~ bada-bing…I still laugh at that old chestnut.

Adoption Alert ~ Shera #2649 - Adopted!!

Hi everyone! My name is Shera and I’m a six-year-old girl. When I first came into foster care I was a little sad ~ I missed my family. I would sit at the door or in the yard for hours just staring up the street watching for them. I am a happy girl now because I’ve been doing such fun things here with my amazing foster mom and all the other dogs

Adoption Alert ~ Charlie #2549 - Adopted!!

Hi everyone…my name is Charlie and I’m seven years old. I’m not sure how I got here but ‘here’ sure is good and I’m very grateful. Golden Rescue found me at a shelter and sprung me ~ am I not the luckiest boy in the world?

Adoption Alert ~ Leroy #2595 - Adopted!!

Boy, I sure never thought I’d have to expose all the not-so-good stuff about me. It really hurts because I’m actually a very lovable and good boy. But I have to tell you the truth, so, like ripping off a bandaid, I’ll get my two ‘issues’ out of the way first

Adoption Alert ~ Jake #2626 - Adopted!!

Hi everyone…my name is Jake and I’m seven years old. My fabulous foster family describe me as a lovely, affectionate, cuddly boy. Right back at you! I love life and still have tons of energy and can act like a puppy sometimes. I’m pretty good with my commands and I love people, kids, and other dogs.