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We often get questions and comments regarding our fence policy. We require a secure physical fence for the dogs we adopt. Many of our dogs are Goldens that have been retired from breeding facilities. While these dogs have been given basic care, they have not been treated as pets and are not socialized. Their Instinct is to run and hide until they have learned to trust and have bonded with their new family, and they have not yet learned to relieve themselves while on leash. Others can be shy due to their treatment before coming to rescue. Some of our dogs are very active and love to run and play and chase balls, and they need a safely fenced yard. We acknowledge that there are very good dog owners that do not have fences, but we cannot pick and choose. We must have a standard policy for the safety of the dogs. We do not like to disappoint or upset people, but bottom line our dogs come first and we will always err on the side of caution. That being said, there are countless wonderful dogs that need homes, and there are many rescues that do not have the same fence requirements.
  Love A Golden is a rescue organization based in St. Louis, Missouri. We strive to find the best available home for each individual Golden in our program ~ our goal is finding the Golden’s “forever home.”
If you are interested in adopting one of our Goldens, we ask that you read more about our adoption procedures by clicking HERE and fill out an adoption application.
We try to keep our listing up-to-date, but some recently available dogs may not be listed yet and some listed dogs may already be adopted.
 

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For additional information about adopting any of these Goldens, please email us at adoption@loveagolden.com

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NOVEMBER 2021
Saturday Nov 6
MEET AND GREET 11 AM thru 2 PM

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1048 S Kirkwood Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Come meet the Goldens! in Kirkwood, MO



BELOW ARE LOVE A GOLDEN'S LOOKING FOR NEW HOMES

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Lacey Jo
Female
Lab Mix
Lacey Jo is a youngster in a 10-year-old body.  She is a lab mix maybe some Golden. Her owner surrendered her as she was no longer able to care for her.  Lacey is spunky and talkative.  She loves to snuggle especially at nighttime and is easy to sleep with.  She loves her humans and is very friendly toward all people.  She can get snarky on occasion with other dogs so would be good only in a home with no dog.  She enjoys smaller stuffed toys and bones.  She recently had some dental work done, but it hasn’t stopped her from enjoying treats and food.  She is very happy at feeding time.  Lacey Jo isn’t used to hardwood floors and prefers rugs and carpet, she is however, able to go up and down wood stairs and will walk on hardwood or tile but prefers rugs.  She has the softest coat and would be perfect for an owner who loves having a close companion.  Both would thrive in this combination.

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Zeus
Male
Silver Lab

ADOPTION APPLICATIONS FOR ZEUS ARE CLOSED AS INTEREST IN HIM HAS BEEN ABUNDANT.

Zeus came to us from a breeder with his two brothers who have already found their foster to adopt homes.   He was born the middle of July. Here is information from his foster home:

Loves having his belly rubbed. Had no issues with groomer when getting his nails trimmed and ears cleane. Has been to puppy training classes.  He walks reasonably well on a leash, knows how to sit, and will ‘trade’ for a trea. Rides well in the car, is crate trained and gets along with other dog. Likes having his bedding blanket warmed up (not spoiled at all). He doesn’t like the cold weather, prefers to be somewhere warm, especially if it’s your lap. He likes to lay on the couch with his humans. He’s shy with new people and gets overwhelmed if there’s a lot of activity. He knows he’s supposed to go outside to pee and will stand by the door but isn’t 100% house trained yet. Likes to chase after the ball as long as it isn’t thrown too far then likes to play ‘keep away’ with the person he brings it to. Likes to roll in the grass. Will play tug of war with a stick or a rope. Likes Fruitables treats, Charlie bear treats and mozzarella sticks cut in pieces for training. Doesn’t mind having his paws wiped after playing outside.
ADOPTION APPLICATIONS FOR ZEUS ARE CLOSED AS INTEREST IN HIM HAS BEEN ABUNDANT.

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Hattie
female
golden

Do you like soft, golden fur and floofy ears and tails?  Are you ready to give endless love with the reward of continued confidence?  Then do we have THE friend for you! Hattie is a beautiful lady estimated at about 6 years old, and definitely young at heart!  She’s happy to be a companion and warm your toes, but is content to be independent as well. She loves walks and romping outside - with that big floofy tail outstretched!  She loves to chew on soft toys, and really enjoys a good ear scratch.
Lady Hattie has indeed come a long way since her rescue from years as a breeder. She hid in dark corners of the room, was afraid of pretty much every sound and movement, and wasn’t much interested in interacting with humans.  She’s more and more relaxed each day!  Hattie has learned how to play with toys, take treats so gently from hands, and now loves her daily walks!  When she’s in her new home, she’ll be ready to learn some basic commands (even though she’s not very food motivated).  She’s learned so much in her short time, and has been quite the polite and calm house guest.  Dislikes?  She has slight storm anxiety (remedied with Composure Treats and her Thunder Jacket!) and is happy to let you know who is walking by the house when someone isn’t in the room with her :)  She observes newcomers from a distance, but can be easily won over with treats. She continues to build confidence and trust people, and would do very well with another confident dog to be a companion!  She would be great in a home with older kids who know when to give her some space.
You can see her progress and journey here https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/ladyhattieoflooferton/

ADOPTION PENDING

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Cooper
male mix




Cooper was surrendered to us because his family moved to a place that only took small dogs.  We were told he is Australian  Sheepdog/Black lab mix.  He is 11 years old.   His hips are not the best and he takes Dasuquin.  When we first got him he was very stressed, that was end of July.  The only home he knew was gone and he was put in a foster home with other dogs which help him.   Over the last month he has adapted well.

This is what his foster mom says:

He's making improvements every day! 💕 he is playing with the other dogs-except his back legs or hips give out and he slips. So then he will bark, but he's happy!! He didn't bark at first, but my dog taught him that bad habit.  I've switched his food to Purina one joint health. He didn't like any healthy treats at first. Now he's in with the pack! We keep him in his thunder shirt from time to time because he pants a lot due to anxiety. He doesn't chew on anything inappropriately and is completely potty trained. So the anxiety is really just panting and excited barking when I get home. He took treats from little neighbors well, although he is working on being more gentle.


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LOVE A GOLDEN RESCUE WORKS TOGETHER WITH A GROUP OF MIDWEST RESCUES THAT HELP EACH OTHER, COMMUNICATE AND RESCUE INTERNATIONAL DOGS

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL DOGS
Due to the COVID-19 virus ALL of Love a Golden's 2020 in-person fund-raisers, which usually fully fund all our rescues in need of medical care, have been cancelled.  The dogs below have surgeries or other medical needs that are very expensive.  Since we cannot fund-raise in our usual way, they DESPARATELY need FOSTER BUDDIES to help with the expense.   It will be quite some time before they are ready for adoption.


Miracle
female
doodle

This tiny pup was destined to die of Hydrocephalus (water on the brain) and, with so much stress, she wouldn't eat, but she earned the name Miracle because of her refusal to die. She has some quirky habits, but is working on becoming a normal, fun-loving pup, while getting her health issues resolved. She's scheduled to get an MRI--an expensive procedure.

To read more about Miracle's story, click HERE.


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Gretchen
female
Gretchen is a very sweet girl, small at 50 lbs.  She was 15 months when she came to rescue from a breeder in July 2020 and had recently had a litter of puppies.  Gretchen was released from the breeder when it was discovered she had bad hips.  Her first surgery following her rescue will be at the beginning of September; the second surgery 10 to 12 weeks later.  
 
Gretchen is not at all familiar with city noises, cars etc.. however she has become comfortable in her foster home and yard but has far to go in the big world.   Each day she is excited to go on a walk but once outside she is very wary. Her foster home counts her success by how many houses she can walk by each day.  At first it was a matter of only feet, but as of this writing she did four houses.  This will be a very important part of her rehab so the goal before surgery is to get her comfortable and be able to walk around the cul de sac.

It will be a very long time before she is ready for adoption.  She will need to recover from both the surgeries, become comfortable with the world and trained to not be a flight risk.

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