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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
check the Events
for a complete
listing of our upcoming events.
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BELOW ARE LOVE A GOLDEN'S LOOKING FOR NEW HOMES
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image of the dog as well as additional information
and/or photos if available.
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
|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
Click on Meg's
picture to go to her
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.
Click on Wynter's
picture to go to his
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,
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!
Click on Ella's
picture to go to her
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 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
|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 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
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Page was last updated on April 14, 2021.