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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.
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.”
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
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
|Saturday Jan 29
11:00am - 2:00 pm
|Saturday, January 29
MEET AND GREET 11 AM thru 2 PM
10700B Manchester Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63112
Come meet the
Goldens! in Kirkwood, MO
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BELOW ARE LOVE A GOLDEN'S LOOKING FOR NEW HOMES
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best puppy ever”, is how Vinny’s foster mom describes him. He is
20 lbs. at about 3 ˝ months and will be a very big boy according to the
vet. We have sent in his DNA to discover his heritage.
He is calm, happy and friendly. He is well behaved and a fast
learner. He comes when called and sits most of the time when
asked. He will be a stellar student in obedience class. He
rides well in the car. He happily gets in his crate at night, chews on
his toys and never says a word all night long. He could be a good
therapy dog with his calm nature once he is an adult.He loves playing
with the resident dogs and tolerates the cats well, although he is
curious about them.
picture to go to his
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
This is what his foster mom says:
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.
picture to go to his
A GOLDEN RESCUE WORKS TOGETHER WITH A GROUP OF MIDWEST RESCUES THAT
HELP EACH OTHER, COMMUNICATE AND RESCUE INTERNATIONAL DOGS
listings at this time
|IMMEDIATELY BELOW ARE
LOVE A GOLDEN RESCUE
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.
|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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picture to go to her
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January 18, 2022