We use Adopt-a-Pet and PetFinder to list all of our currently available dogs. Dogs are updated regularly so check back often. If you do not see a possible match, it is still best to submit an adoption application as we get new dogs in weekly.
Please note that we do not adopt outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Our service area is limited to Dallas and Tarrant counties and the immediate bordering counties – Wise, Denton, Collin, Rockwall, Kaufman, Ellis, Johnson, Hood and Parker counties. Click here for a listing of Golden Retriever rescue groups across the U.S.
Merlin – Male – 8 to 10 years old – GRRALL #0770 – AVAILABLE SOON
Meet Merlin, our magical new boy who finally got lucky when he was rescued by GRRALL.
Merlin is a typical case of abandonment and neglect. He is about 8-10 years old and 62 pounds. Merlin was found as a stray, covered in fleas and ticks, dental issues, probably some arthritis, matted, and skin rashes. Merlin may have been someone’s “pet” as he is amazingly heartworm negative and not underweight. We have seen dogs like Merlin so many times and know that with proper medical care, time, and TLC from our amazing volunteers and supporters, Merlin will become a new dog and put the past behind him. Despite his physical condition Merlin is a sweetheart and was so happy to be saved, loving his freedom ride and grinning ear to ear. Merlin will make some lucky adopter a sweet and gentle senior companion, appreciative to be alive and treated humanely.
Merlin will spend some time at our vet recovering and then move to a foster home to start his new life. We will keep you updated on his progress.
Emily – Female – 8-years old – GRRALL #0767 – AVAILABLE SOON
Meet Emily! This gorgeous golden girl is about 8 years old; 67 pounds of pure sweetness and joy. This little angel was found as a stray, abandoned, but is a GRRALL dog now! Emily is super sweet, great around cats at the shelter and good with other dogs. She is super friendly, loves people and enjoys learning new tricks, motivated by smiles and hugs. Emily is a bit thin and missing some hair on her tail but overall appears in good health and amazingly heartworm negative. Emily will receive a thorough exam and heartworm test, just to be sure, and should be ready for a foster home very soon.
Teddy (fka Rebel) – Male – 6 years old – GRRALL #0578 – AVAILABLE NOW
Teddy was adopted about two years ago from GRRALL. He was living the good life with his family. They traveled all over in an RV, and he has been to so many destinations. Unfortunately, his human dad unexpectedly passed away and his human mom is not able to continue his care. Teddy is again looking for an adopter to make him part of their family.
Teddy is a Golden/Pyr mix. He is a tall boy and weighs about 75 lbs. Because of his large size, he would do best in a home with older children. Smaller kiddos could be easily knocked over by such a big boy. He obviously does great in the car since he has traveled around so much and is house trained. He isn’t terribly playful, but he does have a favorite toy that he likes. Teddy will need a little bit of leash training as he gets worked up when he sees other dogs while on walks. He would very much be happy just hanging out at home with his people. Teddy gets along great with the cat in his home. He does well around other dogs in his home when they are over visiting. He doesn’t like to share his food, treats, or toys so probably would prefer to stay an only dog. Who wouldn’t want to be the center of attention? Teddy makes for a good guard dog because of his deep bark when he sees people approach the house. It’s all an act, however, as he loves visitors and is friendly when people come over.
Teddy is just a big old teddy bear and a total lovebug. He just wants to be with his people and get lots of attention and pats. We will be doing private meet and greets for Teddy since he gets a bit worked up around other dogs on leash.
Connor – Male – 2-years-old – GRRALL #0765 – AVAILABLE SOON
Update 7/22/19: Connor is sadly heartworm positive and will have to go through treatment before he is adoption ready.
###Welcome Connor! Connor is gorgeous two-year old sixty pound golden mix boy, found as a stray and never claimed. Lucky for Connor a great family took him in and spent weeks searching for his owners. Connor is a GRRALL boy now and we are happy to have him in our pack. This freckle-faced handsome guy is very friendly and reported to be great with children and other dogs. Connor will receive a full medical exam and be ready for a foster home. This sweet guy should be adoption ready soon.
Precious – Female – 1.5 to 2 years old – GRRALL #0764 – AVAILABLE SOON
Update 8/15/19: Precious is doing really great in her foster home. She is a total sweetheart and learning how to play and be a dog. Her foster family believes she is more like 1.5 to 2 years old. She has moments where she still acts like a puppy. Although most of the time her energy level is medium, she will have some really playful spells and then nap a lot too! Once she is through heartworm treatment we think she will be even more playful cause she will feel so much better. She has a little bit of separation anxiety but her foster family is helping her overcome that. She is almost 100% house broken too!
###Update 7/16/19: Our vet has determined Precious’ age is more like 5 years old based on the condition of her teeth. The owner that surrendered Precious to the shelter had stated she was under a year old. She has a yeast infection on her skin which our vet is working on clearing up! She is already looking and feeling better. Precious loves to be outside so she can sniff and romp around in the grass. We think she might have some Pyrenees in her based on the color of her skin and that she is a bit independent. She has great treat eating manners. Precious enjoys having her head massaged and just hanging out with people.
###Meet Precious, a six-month old golden dumped at a shelter, in appalling condition, abused, neglected, and then discarded when she did not produce backyard Goldendoodle puppies. Precious are all the good people who jumped to help this baby and the other dogs from the same situation, repugnant are those who treat living creatures this way. Adopt, don’t shop. Precious and two other dogs were being used in an ignorant and cruel attempt to breed high value Goldendoodles. When this attempt failed the “owners” dumped all three dogs at a shelter. There are wonderful people in this world, and our volunteers, including an amazing young boy, immediately went into action to save this sweet young girl. GRRALL is proud to have rescued Precious and we are thrilled Doodle Rock Rescue saved the two other dogs. Precious is at our vet now, continuing her treatment after being at the shelter for a week. Despite her young age she has terrible raw skin and infections, urine burns from crating, underweight, heartworm positive, and not spayed. We only look forward from here. With a lot of support, good wishes, and donations, our new girl will soon be the beautiful happy puppy she was meant to be, and she can start her life over. Despite her horrible living and working conditions she was still friendly and loving to our young volunteer. Today Precious was sad and uncomfortable, and probably missing her dog friends. We will keep you updated on her progress as she recovers and then moves into a foster home.
Captain –Male – 7-years-old – GRRALL #0761 – AVAILABLE SOON
Update 7/2/19: Captain had surgery right after we pulled him from the shelter. He had a grapefruit sized bladder stone. He was also neutered at the same time. He is recovering well from the surgery. He is a very sweet boy and has a great personality. He loves people and loves being right next to you. His favorite thing is being petted. He hasn’t met a human he didn’t like! We are looking for a foster home (or foster-to-adopt home) with no other pets for Captain at this time. He appears to be house broken and he is very treat motivated so training him with commands should be easy! If you are interested in fostering or fostering-to-adopt Captain please let us know!
###Captain is safe now, thanks to our GRRALL Emergency Response Team. Captain was found as a stray, in dire need of emergency medical care, far more than what the shelter could offer. The shelter contacted GRRALL and thanks to our phenomenal and dedicated volunteers, Captain was sprung, smothered with kisses, and is now beginning his recovery at our vet.
Captain is a 60 pound very handsome golden mix boy, about seven-years-old. Captain was found with open wounds on his head and leg, along with some bladder issues. Captain has obviously been neglected, still intact, not leash trained, in desperate need of some spa time, but is adorably sweet and gentle and so happy to be around caring people. Captain’s luck has turned, he was saved by GRRALL and most amazing is heartworm negative. We will update Captain’s progress as he begins to heal.
Banjo– Male – 2-years-old – GRRALL #753 – AVAILABLE SOON
Update 7/12/19: Banjo has completed heartworm treatment, yay! He is not adoption ready yet. He is very fearful and skittish still. He is making great strides in his foster home. Very smart but unsure of people still. He knows his name, is learning sit and walks very well on a leash. He is house broken now and knows how to use the dog door when he wants to go outside. He rides great in the car. His foster family took him on vacation with them. They stayed in a condo for 4 days, he was great. Banjo needs to continue to build his confidence before being adoption ready. He will be going to see a veterinarian behaviorist to assist with his progress. Stay tuned for updates!
###Banjo is about two years old, 60 pounds, he was found at a popular dumping ground by a good Samaritan. They contacted GRRALL and our amazing transport volunteer went and got him. He is very shy at first but will warm up over time. He is a gorgeous boy. Sadly Banjo is heartworm positive and will have to undergo treatment with his foster family. So he will not be adoption ready for 2-3 months. Stay tuned as we watch Banjo’s personality open up while he is with his foster family.
Izzy – Female – 6-years-old – GRRALL #0553 – AVAILABLE SOON
Gorgeous Izzy is homeless again, through no fault of her own. Izzy was adopted at eight weeks old and three years later returned when her humans had a baby. GRRALL then took Izzy and found her a new home but she is being returned again as her humans don’t have time for her. We will get Izzy up to date on all her vaccinations and heartworm prevention and a thorough check-up at our vet.
We need a great foster and permanent home for Izzy, where she will finally have consistency and true love. She is good with other dogs, untested with cats, likes to swim, and good with older kids. She is a very sweet and loving dog who is loyal to her people, regardless. She is initially fearful of men and needs some time to know they are good people. Once she learns they are okay she is comfortable and affectionate. Izzy can be a bit anxious in new situations, and who wouldn’t be? Izzy needs a home without small children as her current owners report she snapped at a toddler; we don’t know the circumstances or if the child was supervised so her new home must be with older kids who are taught how to properly interact with dogs. Let’s help Izzy find her TRUE forever family!