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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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APRIL 2021

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April 17th
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  • A fun loving golden chooses a ball on Facebook Live (weather permitting).
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BELOW ARE LOVE A GOLDEN'S LOOKING FOR NEW HOMES

Click on the photos below to get a full size image of the dog as well as additional information and/or photos if available.



Jessica
female
Jessica is estimated to be 2 years old.  She is from Turkey, was found as a stray in Istanbul and is now doing very well in America.  She’s very playful with her toys, loves being outside and loves trying to catch the squirrels.  She plays well with other dogs, is very sweet and listens well. She needs work walking on a leash and she jumps on people when she’s excited.  Her foster home is working on her bad habits.


Click on Jessica's picture to go to her own page.


Meg
female

Meg is 7 years old, a beautiful girl. She is from a breeder and is looking for a home that is familiar with dogs from this environment. She has some quirks, sometimes difficult to get her to go potty if it is not quiet and she does not like the wind. We have used doggie underwear to retrain her and this has helped. She would do best in a home with another Golden to show her how to be a dog. She rarely plays but follows the other dogs in her foster home. She loves toys but unfortunately chews them up she will bring a tennis ball from the yard and is very proud we let her have for a short time.

Click on Meg's picture to go to her own page.


Wynter
male

Wynter is a 7-year old Cream golden retriever.  He has a cataract in his right eye that he receives drops for.  We were informed that he had one previously in his left eye which liquified.  The hope is that the right one will liquify too.  He does struggle with his sight and will need time to get acclimated to his surroundings.  Potential sight limitations have been noticed when he tries to find his ball he took outside and when he descends the stairs.  He is motivated by treats and food and is quick at learning what is asked of him when training with treats.  We have worked with him on taking treats gently and waiting for his food and meal time.  He and our other golden play well together.  With some dogs he has been the alpha and may try to intimidate but with our golden who has never been the alpha dog, Wynter lets him lead in play.  He loves his belly rubbed and to be close to his human and would benefit from having family home all day.  He is not good with young children when he has treats, so he would benefit from a home with teens or older he also should not be in a home with cats.  He needs a little work on his leash but does well  for the limited time that he is on one.  He has traveled over three hours in the car and does fine.  He is not the most relaxed dog, but he tends to lay down the entire time.  He has claimed a space behind my office desk as his den and prefers time to chill alone.  He tends to sleep there, but will jump into bed in the morning to be petted and wakes me up by laying his head across my neck.  He will lay on the couch by his human as long as he is petted.  He likes bones, balls, and small toys.  He frequently has a ball in his mouth.  He has made so much progress in learning to be in a home with humans and adjusting to pet life.  He came from Turkey after living in a shelter for over a year.


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Ella
female

 Hi, my name is Ella! So happy you are reading about me. I am a senior golden (and I’m not telling my exact age)! I ended up at a local shelter and then came to Love a Golden Rescue and on to a wonderful foster home. I am a very good girl, totally house trained and get along well with the resident dog. I do have a little arthritis in my hips and take medicine for that. I do best on carpets, not slick surfaces. A ranch style home would be best, however I am fine with a couple of stairs. I ride well in the car and love everyone!


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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
Here is a current listing from RAGOM (Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest.

Korey
male
RAGOM
Korey was surrendered to RAGOM by a Chinese rescue who found him severely beaten. Despite his abusive past, he is a happy pup who eagerly explores the world in his wheelchair and does not let his paralysis hinder his enjoyment of life. Korey will need a family who is able to manage his incontinence, and any children in the home must be older than 8. He can live with other dogs, but he has not been tested with cats. A physical fence is optional.

Click on Korey's picture to go to his own page.

IMMEDIATELY BELOW ARE
LOVE A GOLDEN RESCUE
EMERGENCY MEDICAL DOGS
Due to the COVID-19 virus ALL of Love a Golden's 2020 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.


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.

Click on Grethen's picture to go to her own page.



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This Page was last updated on April 14, 2021.