Current Rescues

Golden Retrievers who are currently looking for a new family to call their own are listed below. Please click on each photo to find out more about them. If you are interested in one of the dogs please ensure you complete and return the Adoption Questionnaire to Golden Retriever Rescue Inc before contacting us. It should be noted that GRR only rehomes dogs in NSW, the ACT and VIC.

*** Please note that this page contains only a small number of the rescue Goldies currently in care and looking for new homes. Some of our rescues require only a minimal amount of time with a foster carer before they are assessed and ready to go to an approved family, whereas other dogs may require extensive veterinary treatment or behavioural rehabilitation depending on the circumstances from which they have come. For these reasons GRR does NOT post every rescue Goldie on this page, in fact, the VAST majority of our Goldies are rehomed to applicants already on the approved list who have been waiting for the right Goldie to come along. ***

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Rescue 1 (Cruz)
Eleven year old Cruz has come into GRR’s care as his owner’s ongoing health issues mean that Cruz can no longer live in the family home. Cruz is looking for a new home where he will enjoy all the love and care he received in his previous life where Cruz shared his owner’s bed, lounge and was thoroughly spoilt.
It is obvious that Cruz has been very much an inside dog and loved throughout his life and has been treated generously resulting in a very overweight lad. All Cruz wants out of life is to be by your side every moment of the day and night and should, for any reason, you go out of sight Cruz will continue to bark until you can find your way back to his side. Cruz is great around other dogs, loves people and loves to swim. He walks well on lead, travels well in the car, doesn’t dig but can bark up a storm if left alone......
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Rescue 2 (Lucy)
Twenty one month old Lucy has been in foster care living with a family who has two Goldies and a couple of cats and she has become comfortable with the cats rubbing on her and has learned not to chase them when hearing the leave command. Lucy also loves to play with the two other dogs and will instigate play and bark at them to ensure they play with her. When she came into care Lucy would defend food and toys but over time she has learned to share. Lucy does not react to storms, loves to ride in the car, her loose lead walking is improving and her recall is coming along slowly as Lucy finds the outside world very distracting. Lucy is responding to the commands to come because this gorgeous girl likes nothing better than to be by your side. Cuddles, cuddles and more cuddles are Lucy’s favourite thing and she will crawl onto your lap for as long as you......
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Rescue 3 (Brody)
Meet Body who will be celebrating his second birthday in April. It was a very sad surrender when Brody arrived into GRR’s care as his family’s circumstances had changed and this did not allow his family to give Brody the time and attention a young Golden boy requires. Brody came from a loving home and he is now looking for his next family who will care for him and love him in the way he has always known.
Brody is in foster care and enjoying the company and play of another Goldie. He has no guarding issues as he shares his toys with his foster brother and also enjoys chasing the water from the hose and zoomies in the yard. This is a big, strong boy and he will require further training with loose lead walking as he can be easily ‘spooked’ by loud noises such as garbage cans, trucks or the sudden appearance of bicycles......
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Rescue 4 (Kip)
Sixteen month old Kip has been in foster care for three weeks and his foster family describe him as a wonderful, confident and happy dog. While in foster care Kip is learning his manners when meeting other dogs. He is walking nicely on lead in a group situation but his excitement level increases when a new dog appears. Kip is also learning to come when he is called and this is a work in progress as there are so many other wonderful sniffs and sticks and other people and dogs around to take up his attention. Kip’s outing often includes a visit to the café and he is learning to wait quietly and is behaving well in this situation.
He likes to ride in the car, settling down after a minute or two, he doesn’t mind storms, has lived with cats, enjoys a digging session in the backyard and can accompany a play session by barking. The local possums also know that Kip is around......
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Rescue 5 (Leo)
Twenty month old Leo has been in foster care living with a family who has two Goldies and a very old cat. He is a healthy and energetic young boy who arrived with some anxiety issues. Leo does not like to be left outside and prefers to be inside with his family. Leo has met young children in foster care and is good with them although Leo does become excited and does jump on people so children over 12 years would be a good fit. Leo is learning not to jump but his excitement over meeting people clouds his judgement. However, Leo does immediately jump down and sit when asked to do so.
Leo is housetrained, does not react to storms, has only dug one hole since arriving into care but pulls very hard on lead. His loose lead walking continues but as he is being fostered with a family who lives on acreage, Leo often sees kangaroos and other......
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Rescue 6 (Joey)
Meet 19 month old Joey who came from a NSW Regional Dog Breeding Facility which was downsizing prior to selling the property. Joey has spent all of his short life in a run and on arrival at HQ was extremely fearful of the people who were trying to settle him into his new home and pulled away from the people to the point where he was physically ill.
In the few months Joey has been in GRR’s care he has learned that people are a source of love and entertainment. He is continuing his training in learning to walk on a loose lead, take treats from your hand with good manners, come when called and to give major cuddles. Joey tends to crouch whenever people are close and he is slowly learning to sit or stand tall when he approaches people as he learns that he has nothing to fear. As his life did not include many experiences of going out into the world......
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Rescue 7 (Chandler)
Meet 19 month old Chandler who came from a NSW Regional Dog Breeding Facility which was downsizing prior to selling the property. Chandler has spent all of his life in a run and on arrival at HQ was extremely fearful of the people who were trying to help him. Chandler growled and pulled away from his foster carer to the point where he was physically ill.
In the few months that Chandler has been in GRR’s care he has learned that people can be trusted and while Chandler loves cuddles he takes some time to trust men before he allows them to approach. Chandler continues his on lead training, is learning to take treats from you hand politely and will come when he is called. Chandler has now learned not to crouch when receiving a pat and enjoys a cuddle and is learning to drop on command. Chandler’s previous life did not include the outside world and as a result......
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Rescue 8 (Lacey)
This lovely seven year old Golden girl has spent her life in the backyard. She is not housetrained, nor has she received any obedience training. Since arriving into foster care it has been found that Lacey prefers people to other dogs and would suit a home where she is the only dog and can receive the attention she seeks. Lacey is currently sharing a yard with another Golden girl but does not interact with her preferring to do her own thing.
Lacey arrived weighing 37 kgs so she is currently on a diet. She does enjoy digging in her yard and will bark to let you know she is not pleased when you leave. Lacey will also try to escape when left alone so this girl would suit a home where there is secure fencing and someone is around much of the time for company because Lacey loves attention. This girl would like nothing better to be by your side all day, every day......
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Rescue 9 (Gemma)
Two year old Gemma came into GRR’s care a week before Christmas, just in time to enjoy her turkey dinner and Christmas stuffies. Gemma enjoys playing with her Christmas toys but she does not enjoy sharing her toys or anything else that Gemma decides is her property. This Golden girl has been much loved and spent much of her time with her family in a one on one situation and is very suited to this type of life where she is the centre of her family’s world. GRR is looking for a home for Gemma without another dog, where she has the company of people all day, every day. Gemma does enjoys playing with other dogs but there will not be a happy outcome if toys, balls or food are involved in a multi dog situation.
Gemma has previously lived with a cat and is house trained. She has received basic obedience training and will sit and drop with a roll for a tummy rub......