Rescue a Golden Retriever

Find a Golden Retriever rescue near you!

Welcome to Rescue A Golden, your one-stop resource for all things related to rescuing and adopting Golden Retrievers! Our mission is to help connect loving families with Golden Retrievers in need of a forever home, while also providing valuable information and resources on training, health, nutrition, grooming, and care.

Who We Are

We Love Golden Retrievers,
Just as You Do!

At Rescue a Golden, we aim to be the most comprehensive resource for Golden Retriever care. Learn everything you need to know about Goldies and visit our partner rescue centers.

Why Rescue a Golden Retriever?

Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, and for good reason. They are loyal, affectionate, and intelligent, making them wonderful family pets and companions.

However, despite their popularity, many Golden Retrievers end up in shelters and rescues for a variety of reasons, such as owners who can no longer care for them, or dogs who have been abandoned or surrendered due to behavior or health issues. This is where you can help!

Find a Golden Retriever Rescue in Your State

Click on your state to see all of the Golden Retriever rescues running there in 2023!

New HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew York
North CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahoma
OregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth Carolina
South DakotaTennesseeTexasUtah
VermontVirginiaWashingtonWest Virginia

Adopting a Golden Retriever

Adopting a Golden Retriever is a big decision that requires careful consideration and preparation, but can be incredibly rewarding. While Golden Retrievers are known for their kind and gentle nature, they are also an active and energetic breed that require daily exercise and mental stimulation.

If you’re thinking about rescuing a Golden Retriever, there are further considerations to keep in mind. These dogs may have suffered trauma or even abuse and therefore may have special requirements that you need to know about.

Pet Sitting

Read our tips for looking after a Goldie and anything to watch out for.

Pet Minding

Golden Retrievers are extremely loving dogs and need lots of love and attention in return.

Pet Training

Learn the most effective training methods, including obedience, tricks and potty training.


Discover the best grooming tips to help you handle your retriever’s shedding and keep their hair healthy.

Training your Golden

While Golden Retrievers are generally very well-behaved dogs, it’s important that they receive proper training so that they are obedient and can live their lives to the fullest. Rescue dogs may need help reintegrating into their new home, so it’s important you know what steps to take.