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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 ~ Izzie #2639 & Bondo #2640

Hi everyone…my name is Izzie and I’m seven years old and this is my son Bondo, who is five years old. We have been together right from birth so we come as a package if you could find it in your heart to adopt us both. We are both energetic and Bondo still thinks he’s a pup. The fact is, I probably spoiled him ~ sorry about that!

Adoption Alert ~ Maya #2642

Bonjour mes amis! Je m'appelle Maya. As you’ve probably guessed, I’m from Quebec and am seven years old. I was found in a shelter by the wonderful people at Golden Rescue. I was in pretty bad shape and also suffered from a thyroid condition which made me put on a lot of weight. But my thyroid is now under control with meds and I’ve lost 15 pounds.

Adoption Alert ~ Oakley #2687 & Sadie #2688 - Adoption Pending

Hi everyone…my name is Oakley and I’m six years old. This is my sister Sadie who is seven years old. Now you can see that Sadie is a Golden-wannabe and I keep telling her “you can wannabe all you want but you will never be a Golden ~ you’re way too short” but Sadie says height is not a number, it is a state of mind.

Adoption Alert ~ Penny #2694 - Adoption Pending

“Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes Here beneath the blue suburban skies” Oh…hello there, you caught me singing my favourite song. Now I know you humans think us canines can’t sing ~ au contraire! We are very good singers. Wolves started singing when they first saw the moon and we’ve been perfecting the art ever since. So, move over Adele, you’ve got some serious competition!

Adoption Alert ~ Kaiser #2691 - Adopted!!

Hi everyone…my name is Kaiser and I’m around three years old (maybe a tad older). I have been described as sweet, loving, and affectionate. Those are really good words but I almost sound like a sissy. I wish people would also talk about my macho side ~ I do have one you know. I am strong…I am invincible…I am woman ~ oops, sorry, wrong song!