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.
Darcy – Female – 1-year-old – GRRALL #0714 – AVAILABLE SOON
Welcome Darcy! Darcy is a tiny one-year-old girl, fully grown and 36 pounds. She was a stray but a GRRALL girl now! This little girl is adorable, sweet, and just loves attention. She appears to get along well with other dogs. Darcy must spend some time in isolation and then, if heartworm negative, will be ready for a foster home and adoption. Stay tuned for Darcy updates!
Harper – Female – 2-years-old – GRRALL #0713 – AVAILABLE SOON
Update 8/7/18: Harper is in her foster home now. She is cat friendly. Her foster family says she is such a sweetheart! She is in heat, so will go through heartworm treatment and get spayed before she is adoption ready.
Meet Harper! Our new girl is 2-years old, 65 lbs; a stunning golden/Great Pyr mix. This lucky girl was a stray, never claimed, and had a special freedom ride chauffeur today. Paws up for our friend Austin, helping us out during his college break. Harper is a sweet girl, ready to start her life again, this time as a loved and wanted family member. Harper is new and will post more as he get to know her. If she is lucky enough to be heartworm negative she will be released from isolation soon and be ready for a foster home.
Opie – Male – 10-years-old – GRRALL #0712 – Possible Permanant Foster
Update 8/3/18: Opie has been seen by our vet, they estimate him at 10-11yrs old. He is HW positive and possible testicular cancer so he will be neutered ASAP. He has started on an antibiotic for his skin.
Heartbreaking for the GRRALL Rescue Team, but our new boy Opie now has a chance at a happy life. Opie’s official name is “Optimist” because he, and the rest of us, know he can heal with extensive vet care, good food, and tons of TLC. Opie is about two years old, severely emaciated, protruding ribs, sores, and missing most of his body hair. He weighs 50 pounds, easily 20 pounds or more underweight for his frame. His bones actually creaked when the transport volunteer lifted him into her car, but he rewarded her sobs with a wagging tail, grateful eyes, and lot of kisses. Opie was a stray and given his condition must have been on his own for quite some time. He is super sweet, good with kids, did great in the car, took treats gently, exceptional on a leash, and probably house-trained.
Opie is at our vet now and will likely need IV nutrients initially and then a thorough exam for his skin condition, other issues, and heartworm status. We are looking for a very special foster home for Opie.
Aslan – Male – 3-years old – GRRALL #0711 – AVAILABLE SOON
Meet Aslan! Aslan is a handsome three-year old 50-pound golden mix, a very friendly and happy boy. Aslan joins of the growing club of adorable young dogs who found themselves as discarded strays, unneutered, and heartworm positive. Aslan, along with many of our other recent intakes, must now suffer through months of heartworm treatment, all because he wasn’t given a simple and inexpensive monthly prescription preventative.
Aslan is safe now, at our vet, and will be neutered this week. We need a foster or foster-to-adopt for our new guy, to be there for him during heartworm treatment and to start showing him what it means to be a loved and adored family pet. GRRALL pays for all vet and heartworm treatment costs until Aslan receives a clean bill of health, then he can be officially adopted. Stay tuned for updates as we get to know Aslan better.
Brady – Male – 2-years old – GRRALL #0710 – AVAILABLE SOON
Welcome Brady! Brady is 2-years old, 65 pounds; a great big cuddly boy. Brady was a stray and never claimed. He needs to be neutered but thankfully is heartworm negative. Brady appears good with both dogs and cats, is friendly and super sweet. This young guy will start his life again, properly this time, as soon as he is neutered. We need a foster or foster-to-adopt for Brady. Stay tuned for updates as we get to know him better.
Chevy – Male – 13-years old – GRRALL #0709 – AVAILABLE SOON
Update 8/7/18: We are looking for a long-term and possible permanent foster home for Chevy. This boy needs some serious TLC after everything he’s been through – dumped outside the shelter by his family in a crate in the sweltering heat. He is estimated to be 11-13 years old. He is currently about 20 lbs underweight and has some skin issues that are being addressed by our vet. Chevy is a sweet, sweet boy who is so grateful to be touched and petted. He is a complete Velcro dog and wants nothing but to be near you. He does seem to have some separation anxiety issues, which is not surprising with all of the changes he has been through recently and the horrible way he was left by his previous people. He will do best with somebody who is with him a lot. Chevy would make a great buddy for Netflix binge watching or reading on the sofa together or anything that involves cuddling. He also loves going for walks! Due to his age, stairs are a challenge for him, so a one story home would be a big plus. We think Chevy would be okay as an only dog but might also like a calm, stable doggie brother or sister. He’s such a special boy who has a lot of love to give and is just waiting to find someone with whom to bond!
If you are interested in possibly being a permanent foster for Chevy or have any questions, let us know 🙂
Please join us in giving Chevy an extra warm welcome. This sweet 13-year-old guy was abandoned at a closed shelter, in a cage, in this heat. Alone, trapped, starving, thirsty, terrified, covered in fleas and ticks, horrifically long nails, big swatches of missing hair; just a mess of long-term neglect. Despite it all, our adorable new boy was grateful to be saved by the shelter volunteers and then GRRALL. Chevy is a small guy, about 50 pounds but even at a healthy weight won’t be very large. He seems great with cats and is timid around other dogs but not reactive. He walks well on a leash and enjoys the exercise. He is a cuddler and looking for reassurance he won’t be dumped again. He is a well-mannered, calm, gentle, and friendly boy who has been doing a lot of happy tail wagging lately. Chevy deserves the rest of his life to be the best ever.
We are looking for a foster or permanent home for Chevy where he can be loved and adored. If you are interested in fostering or adopting Chevy or any GRRALL dog, please submit an application at https://grralliance.org/applications/adoption-application/
Taz – Male– 6-years old – GRRALL #0707 – AVAILABLE SOON
Update 7/11/18: Taz is not surprisingly heartworm positive so it will be a few months before he is ready to be adopted. So sad that a simple monthly prevention was not given to a dog that was used for breeding. Welcome to your new life Taz, nothing but good things from here on out!
###Taz is a handsome 6-year old golden boy, surrendered with two other breeder dogs. GRRALL also saved a 9-year-old heartworm positive dog from the same house back in January who is just now finishing heartworm treatment and still needs surgery to remove a mass and then be spayed. All three new dogs are safe now, bathed, treated for fleas, and will be vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested, and spayed/neutered.
Dillon – Male – 12-years old – GRRALL #0703 – Now Permanent Foster
If you are interested in purchasing an item from Dillon’s PoundWishes Wish List or donating to his care please check it out here.
Update 8/7/18: Dillon is doing great. He has adjusted well. He sleeps in our room at night and when he starts pacing the room, we figure that is our cue to take him out… so far so good with that theory!! The whole family adores him!!
7/23/18 Update: A permanent foster home for Dillon has been found! He is going home today!
###7/10/2018 Update: Our beautiful boy is hanging in there and at least a million times better shape than when we pulled him from the shelter. Dillon is still at the vet hospital, most of the fleas and ticks are gone, and he was dewormed. He is anemic but now on iron supplements. He cannot see very well but knows people are around and that he is being loved and given the very best care possible. He started on a NSAID for his arthritis and we are really hoping it helps Dillon to feel more comfortable. He continues to improve a tiny bit at a time but we will be looking for a “permanent foster” for Dillon. GRRALL will be responsible for his ongoing care but he live out his remaining dogs with a family who will love and cherish him.
###Have you ever thought about the person who transports a dog from squalid conditions, and never once complains despite hardly being able to breath from the smell? Well, once again thanks to our amazing volunteer Tricia another dog was saved. Our newest boy is Dillon, about 12 years old, who went directly from Tricia’s car to the bath at the vet. Dillon was found as a stray, a very sweet and docile senior boy, about 40 pounds. We don’t know how long he was on his own or if this was how he lived at his “home”. Dillon will get a thorough exam and immediately start on medications to help ease his arthritis. Amazing but he tested heartworm negative. Dillon is now safe, inside, less stinky, fed, and most important loved. We are looking for a foster or foster-to-adopt home for Dillon where he can live out the rest of his life as an adored and cherished family member.
Wally (Wallace) – Male – 8 years old – GRRALL #0697 – AVAILABLE SOON
Welcome Wally to GRRALL! Wally is a golden boy, about 8-years old, found as a stray and never claimed. The shelter was full and Wally was put on the euthanasia list but a wonderful volunteer dropped everything and ran to the shelter to pick him up, and even keep him until there is space at the vet. Not surprising Wally is heartworm positive, all because he wasn’t given a simple and inexpensive monthly preventative. Our new boy Wally is safe now, fed and bathed, and resting comfortably with a full belly and an extra dose of kisses and TLC. Wally will receive a thorough medical exam and then start his heartworm treatment when he is healthy enough. We will post more about Wally as he get to know him better.
Logan – Male – 2 years old – GRRALL #0696 – AVAILABLE SOON
Logan is a stunning 2-year old 55 pound male golden, surrendered to a shelter covered in fleas and ticks, a big gaping sore near his neck, and heartworm positive. The shelter is at capacity and Logan was scheduled to be euthanized but thankfully we were able to save him. Logan has already been bathed several times and most of the critters removed and is already feeling better. Just like all the others rescued lately this young boy must endure heartworm treatment, and will then be ready for adoption. If you are interested in fostering Logan through his heartworm treatment please let us know, we would love to talk to you about the process. We will keep you posted on Logan’s progress and his journey to health, happiness, and a permanent home with people who will love and cherish him forever.
Dottie – Female – 9 years old – GRRALL #691 – Available Soon
Last week we were contacted by a vet tech who told us that she had a sweet senior Golden whose owner decided to have her euthanized because she couldn’t afford to pay for the allergy testing and care that her dog so badly needed. Thankfully, the owner agreed to surrender the dog to the vet so that she could receive care and have a second chance. Our dedicated volunteers sprang into action and brought this girl into rescue immediately.
Dottie is only 9-years-old. Sadly, in addition to her terrible skin condition and massive ear infections caused by allergies, she is also heartworm positive. We’re heartbroken for her that she has had to endure so much and will have to go through heartworm treatment on top of it all.
Dottie has a long road ahead of her. She has been at our vet since Tuesday, receiving much needed treatments, medicine, medicated baths, and prescription food to get her on the road to healing. She’ll be there for several more days before she’ll be medically stable and healthy enough to head to her foster home, where she’ll be spoiled rotten and continue to receive regular medicated baths. She’s got many vet appointments ahead of her, and depending on how things go, potentially trips to a specialist for her allergies. Once she’s healthy enough and her allergies are under control, she’ll undergo heartworm treatment. She is a loving, sweet girl, with an incredibly gentle personality. She’s already gorgeous in our eyes, but she’ll be stunning once she is feeling 100% again. Our vet’s staff said she has a great appetite in spite of everything else she is going through. She is your typical Golden gal on the inside, but she needs your help to feel like the Golden gal she should be on the outside too!
We will keep everyone updated on her progress.
Please take a minute to support Dottie and her medical needs, or visit her wishlist- there are plenty of things to choose from to help brighten her day. Dottie needs your help to feel like the queen that she is. https://poundwishes.com/donate/2861466/dottie
Scott- Male – 7.5 years old – GRRALL #0690 – AVAILABLE SOON
Update 7/18/18: Our dear Scott underwent his first round of heartworm treatment late last week. He is doing well and clearly thankful to be back at his foster home. Scott has been labeled one of the sweetest dogs we’ve ever met. He is a lovable leaner, and enjoys being close to his humans. He would do well with a couple or a family with kids. Scott’s former foster family had two children around 7-10 years old, and Scott reportedly LOVED the kiddos. He is very patient with his humans and is a big fan of hugs, cuddles, and ear scratches. Scott has a tendency to bark for a few minutes when his family leaves for the day, so he’d do best in a house versus an apartment. He has very slight anxiety but that is only if you try to put him in a room and close the door. He does wonderfully when left out to roam the house and never causes any trouble. He is also 100% housebroken and will wait near the door to show you he needs to go potty. He is definitely not a fence jumper and would do just fine with a 4ft fence. Overall, Scott is the perfect family dog. He is completely content with staying home and lounging around with his humans any time. If you’re looking for an active running buddy, Scott probably isn’t the right dog. When taken for a walk, he was only able to walk about a mile before slowing to almost a complete stop. However, if you’re looking for a devoted, affectionate, and low-maintenance companion, Scott is your man!
We’ll provide another update as Scott progresses with his heartworm treatment.
###Update 6/21/18: Scott moved to a new foster home this week that can safely take him through heartworm treatment. His precious foster home had two young boys that might be a little too rambunctious for him. He did get along great with the kids and was a true gentle giant. Scott is a little timid and shy. He is a very sweet boy though! He starts his heartworm treatment in about two weeks. Once he is cleared from the vet we will announce his meet and greet debut so keep an eye out for the end of the summer.
###Scott is a handsome 7.5-year old golden mix male, about 90 pounds of cuddly love. Scott’s family moved and abandoned him at the home of a friend. He has been with his current people for two years but they do not have time to take care of him properly. Scott needs a permanent, forever and ever home. Scott loves adults and children, adores small dogs, but is not a fan of cats. He is very intelligent, knows his basic commands, and likes to go for walks. Scott appears to be in good health but he will receive a thorough exam at our vet and then be ready for adoption. Scott is already in his new foster home, loved and adored by a fantastic new foster family. Stay tuned for updates!
Baron – Male – 5 years old – GRRALL #0687 – AVAILABLE SOON
Please consider donating to Baron’s fundraiser. He needs an MRI and a consultation with a neurologist to clarify his diagnosis. https://poundwishes.com/donate/2895592/baron
Baron has started physical therapy with his foster family.
###Update 6/18/18: Baron has been with his foster for a couple of weeks and is settling in well. He is now up-to-date on all his shots and has been neutered. Baron’s foster family noticed some irregularities with his gait and movement and so we had him evaluated by our vet. The conclusion is that he most likely has an old injury to his neck vertebrae that is constricting his movement and causing him problems. It may require surgery to correct. Baron will need an MRI and a consultation with a neurologist to clarify his diagnosis and determine the best course of action. The MRI is a minimum of $1,500 and the neurology specialist consultation will run about $200.
###Baron is a 5-year old golden boy, about 90 pounds, owner surrender. Baron needs to start his life over, this time as a loved and wanted indoor dog, with proper vet care, food, exercise, grooming, and most of all love and attention. Baron received a thorough exam at our vet and was neutered. He also received the full spa treatment as he had been living outside for at least the last year. The GRRALL transport volunteer said Baron did great in the car, was wonderful, super sweet, and no problem with the leash. Baron has the typical golden personality, just thrilled to be around the volunteers and vet staff and loves all the attention. He likes tennis ball and wanted to play. Baron is dog friendly and cat friendly! Baron will be available for adoption soon; we will post updates as we get to know this big handsome boy better.
Cowboy – Male – 4 years old – GRRALL #0664 – AVAILABLE NOW
Update 7/3/18: Cowboy is ready to find his furever home! He is 4 years old. He is such a loyal and loving boy. He loves to be brushed and petted and is such a quiet guy, you hardly know he’s there. He’s a chill dude whose favorite thing is to be by his foster mom’s side. His perfect home would be with someone who is retired or works at home, but he would do fine with a working parent too as long as he has a confident but gentle doggie companion who can show him the ropes and make him feel safe. He is not destructive and can be trusted when his family is away. He just wants to be with his humans as much as he can, because he’s such a people-oriented guy. He loves his easy going canine foster brother and would prefer a doggie sibling like him rather than a young and active dog. We think Cowboy would do best without any kitty siblings, as he does like to chase bunnies and other wildlife.
Cowboy loves to go for walks and is good on a leash. He also enjoys car rides, so if you’re looking for a pal for drive-thru runs, he’s your man! Sweet Cowboy can be a bit timid at times, so a quiet home without young children would be best for him. He warms up to people very quickly, but potential adopters will need to give him a little patience and understand he just needs to feel you out and know you’re safe. Then he’s a lovebug! He is afraid of storms and the sounds of the lawn mower and trimmer and needs a safe place to go hide out until the scary sounds are over.
Cowboy has a lot of love to give! Are you his furever home? Since our sweet boy would likely find meet and greets a bit overwhelming, we will be doing private meetings with applicants who seem like they’d be a great fit for him. If you are interested and have an approved application, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
###Update 6/24/2018: Snip snip! Cowboy was neutered and is recovering!
###Update 6/21/18: Cowboy’s neuter was postponed until 6/22 for a skin issue that is now cleared up. Once he has recovered from his neuter he will be adoption ready!
###Update 5/4/18: Cowboy was cleared from the vet today! Heartworm treatment complete! He gets neutered at the beginning of June and should make his meet and greet debut in July. Keep any eye out for the announcement.
###Update 3/10/18: Cowboy is a gorgeous dog. He has the coloring of both a Golden and an Australian Shepard with gold, red, brown, and white all throughout his coat. So many people just stop his foster mom and comment on how pretty he is. He is just as pretty on the inside. He is calm and very loving, loves attention and takes his treats very gently. His foster family is working on basic commands, and he is so eager to please. He loves to walk and does pretty well on a leash. Cowboy is great with other dogs and loves people. He hasn’t been tested around cats or kids, but I imagine he would be great with kids too, especially older kids. The poor guy has to endure Heartworm treatments and then be neutered, so he has a few rough months ahead before he will be 100% healthy and ready to find his perfect home. Cowboy is a great dog and will make some lucky family a wonderful pet. His foster family loves him and are so excited for him to find a family all his own.
Welcome Cowboy! Cowboy is about 4-years old, 54 pounds, reddish-brown, and the best mix of golden and something cute! Cowboy was discarded by his owners at a high kill shelter as he is heartworm positive. Lucky for Cowboy some great volunteers jumped into action to save him before the deadline, and he is now with GRRALL, ready to start his life anew. Cowboy will receive a thorough medical exam and treatment for heartworm disease; an easily avoided condition if given a routine prescription preventative.
Cowboy is good with other dogs, calm, and very sweet. He is a gorgeous dog and ready to be healthy and a loved permanent family member. We will update Cowboy once we get to know him better.
Calvin – Male – 3 years old – GRRALL #0609 – AVAILABLE SOON
Calvin is a fantastic looking 3-year-old cream colored 67 pound Golden mix. Just look at those ears! He is house-trained, crates easily, and loves to play fetch and swim. He is smart and treat driven. He knows basic commands, so a calm and patient adopter could probably train Calvin much further.
Calvin startles easily at noises and needs someone who is willing to take it slow and work with him to overcome his fears. He will do best in a quiet home as an only pet, no young children, and no apartments, as Calvin can be vocal. An experienced dog owner would be a real plus for him.
Calvin likes being around his people and will follow you around because he wants to know where you are all the time. He is happy to be lying on the floor by your feet. Calvin really enjoys tennis balls and playing fetch and tug of war. It’s such a delight to see him running around, playing and happy, a far cry from when GRRALL rescued him from a shelter. He also loves to swim so a pool would be a nice bonus.
Knowles – 4 yrs – Male – GRRALL #0601 – AVAILABLE SOON
We are currently looking for a foster home for Knowles. Someone who can dedicate time to helping Knowles overcome some issues. A quiet home would be a huge plus.
Knowles is a three-year-old, 60 pound healthy and friendly boy. He has been in boarding way too long and is patiently waiting for an experienced foster or adopter. Another dog in the home is ok but we aren’t sure about cats. Knowles is super friendly, calm, gentle, walks great on a leash, loves to be brushed, rides great in a car, house-trained, and very intelligent. He doesn’t seem too interested in balls or toys but his personality won’t fully develop until he is in his own home.
When Knowles first came to GRRALL we thought he might be dog reactive so to be overly cautious and conservative we only allowed “only pet” homes, but with time and experience we see Knowles is fine around other dogs, with the normal supervision of an experienced dog person on walks and when meeting other dogs. We are offering Knowles adopter in-house training services, paid for by a GRRALL sponsor, to demonstrate our commitment to finding Knowles a home and alleviating any concerns an adopter may have about his behavior around other dogs.