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.
Ranger – Male – 6-years-old – GRRALL #0748 – AVAILABLE NOW
Update 3/22/19: Ranger has settled into his foster home. He gets along with the resident dog. He is house broken and such a sweetie! Ranger had a mass near his prostate that the vet found when they neutered him. The test results came back clear and he is a healthy boy! We expect Ranger will make his meet and greet debut on 4/27 so check our Facebook page for details.
###Mini Update 3/4/19: Ranger is heartworm negative! Yay!! He is getting neutered this week and then will go to his foster home while we get to know him better.
###Ranger is out of danger; welcome aboard to our handsome new boy! He is about 6-years old, 68 pounds, rescued after spending far too long in a tiny shelter. Ranger is a very good boy, knows basic commands, appears calm and gentle, and is eager to please. He jumped right into the car and crate for transport. Ranger was found as a stray and was not microchipped. GRRALL has claimed him as our sweet boy and will work with our pack to find him the best home possible.
Ranger is at our vet now and will receive a comprehensive exam, heartworm test and prevention, vaccinations, microchip, neuter, and anything else he needs. He must stay in isolation, away from other dogs, to ensure he is healthy after being a stray and spending time at a shelter. Our amazing volunteers will visit Ranger at the vet and make sure he knows he has been saved and will be loved and cared for now, and forever. We will update on the status of his heartworm test and when he will be ready for a foster home.
Clarence – Male – 8 years-old – GRRALL #0747 – AVAILABLE SOON
Update 3/22/19: Clarence is doing really well in his foster home. His foster family can’t say enough good things about him. He went and saw the neurologist this week because he had started experiencing seizures in his foster home. He has started on medication and his foster mom reports he is already acting like he feels so much better. The neurologist suggested Clarence is probably closer to 8 years old, even though our initial vet guesstimated 5.5 years. Stay tuned as we get to know Clarence better!
###Mini Update 3/4/19: Clarence is heartworm negative! Yay! He was neutered last week and had a tumor removed but it is not cancerous. He is recovering now. Stay tuned as we get to know him better.
###Join us in welcoming our new boy Clarence to the GRRALL family. Clarence is about 5.5-years old but may look a bit weathered due to a hard life. He was rescued from a local shelter; the staff there loved him and said he had the sweetest disposition. Angel, defender of lost causes, or cartoon optimist, our Clarence is the best of all worlds and we are happy to have him in our pack.
Clarence is at our vet now and already being treated for an infected lip wound and ear infections. Clarence will receive a thorough exam, heartworm test and prevention, vaccinations, microchip, neuter, and anything else he needs. Clarence must stay in isolation at the vet for ten days, away from other dogs, to ensure he is healthy after being a stray and spending time at a shelter. Our amazing volunteers will visit Clarence at the vet and make sure he knows he has been saved and will be loved and cared for now, and forever. We will update on the status of his heartworm test and when he will be ready for a foster home.
Harley – Male – 7-years-old – GRRALL #0745 – AVAILABLE SOON
Update 3/22/19: Harley should be called Happy! This boy is just the sweetest dog ever! He LOVES toys, like sooooo much! He hoards them on his dog bed because he can’t decide which one to play with next. Harley gets along with the resident dog in his foster home. He has a long road ahead of him because he needs to go through heartworm treatment but his foster mom says he will be quite the trooper! We will update as he goes through his treatment.
###Mini Update 3/4/19: Harley has been in his foster home for just over a week now. He is a sweet boy and loves being petted. He was neutered at the vet and is recovering. Stay tuned as his foster mom gets to know him better while she takes him through heartworm treatment.
###Harley is riding high and fast from his prior world into the arms of his new GRRALL friends. Harley is 7 years old, 80 pounds, golden retriever, no prior vet care, not neutered, and not surprising, heartworm positive. Harley is now at our vet, vaccinated, neuter scheduled, and will start on heartworm treatment soon. We hope Harley never looks back and now only sees people who truly care about the health, well-being, and happiness of animals.
Harley is a very handsome boy, reported to be kid and female dog friendly. We will update his personality when he is in a foster home where he will receive attention, good quality food, exercise, and unconditional love.
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!
Joy – Female – 8-years-old – GRRALL #0737 – AVAILABLE NOW
Update 3/22/19: Joy is the perfect Netflix and chill dog. She is still looking for her forever home. She is very sweet and gentle. She LOVES food!
###Update 2/5/19: HI THERE! My name is Joy, and I am an 8 year old Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees mix. This picture was my first day in my new foster home. Oh so comfy!! I was picked up from the shelter and taken to a nearby vet. It turned out that I had mammary cancer, and I had to have the tumor removed. My foster mom said something about “good margins.” I appear to be cancer-free, but I will need to be scanned again in 3 to 6 months along with weekly tummy rubs to check for any new tumors. I am fairly healthy otherwise, but my hips hurt sometimes. I take something to help with my mobility, and I feel so much better! I am one very laid-back poocherina and all I want in life is good head rubs…and belly rubs…and booty scratches. I am very independent, and I like to do my own thing. Anyone is free to pet me at any time, but I don’t demand it. I don’t really like hanging out with my humans, and their house dogs are “meh.” I guess they’re cute? Not as cute as me! I’m looking for a laid-back family who understands that I have a mostly Pyrenees personality. I’m stubborn (so says mom) and I do not do what I’m told just because you asked me to. I do what I want, essentially. I never pee or poop in the house (except for my first night but who can blame a girl? I was nervous!). Kiddos are ok….as long as all they want to do is stay in the house and play Nintendo . Other dogs are fine too, but I probably won’t interact much with them. Mom says I’m a bit of a diva, but whatever I AM royalty. Just give me love and the occasional walk! OH AND DON’T FORGET THE FOOD. I like food.
###Joy was pulled from the shelter last weekend. She is estimated to be about 8 years old. She was listed as urgent because she had a temperature of 103 and a mammary tumor. One of our volunteers picked her up and took her straight to the vet to get checked out. No pyometra was seen on X-rays the vet thinks she was just in heat. Nothing immediately life threatening. She had at least three known tumors. The vet aspirated other tumors to see what we’re working with. She also has an ear injection that our vet has begun treating. She had surgery Thursday to have the tumors removed and was also spayed. She is doing well and recovering. She will go to her foster home very soon.
Our transporter said Joy is very sweet and laid back. Joy loves to be petted. We will update once we know more about her. If you’d like to help us cover Joy’s medical needs: https://cuddly.com/donate/3184638/joy
Butters – Female – 1 year old – GRRALL #0726 – AVAILABLE NOW
Butters is about 1 year old. She was pulled from a shelter as a stray. She is a very sweet and affectionate girl. She would do best in a home with another young playful dog. Butters loves to play and rough-house with the resident dog in her foster home, and she looks to him for cues and guidance too. A quiet home where there are not too many visitors is a plus, as she is fearful of new people. She warms up after a while but will seek a place to hide out until she feels safe. Once she does, she lets that silly, playful personality come out and is a typical goofball Golden with her trusted humans. She does well free-roaming the house at night. She will occasionally get into something but as long as the home is appropriately puppy-proofed she does fine. A home with children over 10 years old would be best since she does not know her size and can easily knock the little ones over. Butters is house broken and is learning basic commands. She needs some training on leash manners but is very treat driven.
Butters is unable to attend a public meet and greet, so we will be doing private meet and greets with potential matches. If you think you might be a match for Butters and already have an adoption application submitted please email email@example.com
###Update 11/11/18: Butters has been spayed and is fully recovered. Butters loves toys and bones. She plays well by herself but does enjoy rough housing with the resident dog. She would do best with another active dog to keep up with her. She is a bit timid still, having another dog would help boost her confidence. Her foster family is working on potty training and basic commands. Butters needs constant supervision since she is still in her mischievous puppy stage, she likes to chew anything and everything but can be easily redirected. Her foster family is also working on teaching her not to jump, she would probably do best with kids over 10 years old because she does not know her size yet. She is crate trained. She enjoys going on walks and window watching. She likes to bury her treats outside, it is super cute to watch her do it. Butters does have a pretty big bark for a female. Stay tuned as her foster family gets to know her better.
###Butters is a one year old Golden Pyrenees mix female who was found as a stray. One of our GRRALL volunteers drove to the small town shelter to spring her from doggy jail. She rode great in the car and just wanted to be petted. She is a sweet and friendly girl. Butters is now at our vet getting a full exam, she will be spayed and moved to her foster home. She should be available for adoption soon. Please stay tuned for updates as her foster family gets to know her.
Dottie – Female – 9 years old – GRRALL #691 – Available Soon
Update 1/31/19: Dottie has a check up at the dermatologist today. She hasn’t been feeling the best and her tummy has been upset. Dot is still the sweetest gal and always ready for some lovin’! Vet says she doesn’t have zinc deficiency or ichthyosis. The two biopsies don’t give us any indication that it’s something else. So, for now she is back on the pumpkin and pinto bean diet for 4 weeks. She had some improvement on that diet before. She still needs baths a few times a week. Keep Dot in your thoughts and hope she finds the answer she needs â¤ï¸
###Update 12/13/18: There are good and bad updates. She is now finally vaccinated, which is a huge step! We also started the antibiotic required before she can begin her heartworm treatment. The plan was to start treatment in January (that’s unlikely now). She’s grown back hair on her face and ears and was looking and feeling so much better! She was playing and more energetic and you could really tell she just felt better, though her itch really hasn’t ever gone down. She has also gained weight, thank goodness! She is now 51.7 lbs. A huge improvement, though she still needs to gain more. Now the bad. Over the last couple of weeks I noticed changes for the worse. Her skin was starting to look worse again and her smell increased. She’s always smelled, but it’s back to being REALLY bad. She started getting goopy eyes again and her neck, which had previously been mostly dried out and starting to look more normal, developed more goo and yuck. Toes too. Her skin looks awful – super flakey and greasy and thick. The crust is coming back around her eyes, and she has recently lost some little clumps of hair. And you can tell she doesn’t feel well. She sleeps curled in a little ball most of the time. Yesterday at her appointment the dermatologist confirmed that her infections are all back. Yeast and staph all over her body and yeast and infection in her ears. The vet is hopeful we can get her turned around again with tweaking her meds and care routine. So, we’re back to daily bleach treatments (we were doing every other day) and twice weekly medicated baths (we’ve been doing those the last month). We’re stopping the medicated ear drops for yeast and antibiotics, because they aren’t working anymore and switching to a daily ear flush of a water & vinegar mixture. Changing her steroid since she may have become resistant to the most recent one. Adding a second antifungal to the one she’s already on. And, the vet still thinks zinc is playing a role here, so we are trying a different kind of zinc and upping the dose if her tummy tolerates it okay. If Dot still has yeast at her next appt in January, we may need to try another hypoallergenic food. The vet tech told us that Dot is literally the hardest case they have ever seen.
###Update 9/5/18: Dottie had a follow up appointment at her dermatologist this week. The dermatologist is thinking food allergy, so she is starting a food trial. Her foster is still doing the last lime sulfur dip next week just to cover the bases, but it’s looking like scabies is not the main culprit when it comes to the itch. The triumph of the day was that she has gained 4 lbs! Woot!
###Update 7/26/18: Dottie saw a specialist yesterday for what we thought was severe allergies. The dermatologist thinks it may be something more, possibly skin cancer. We need to get the infection and bacteria on her skin gone before she can have a biopsy (she’s already been on rounds of antibiotics and other meds and medicated baths, etc.). She’s on new meds and daily treatments now. Please keep this special girl in your thoughts. It’s not fair that she has been through so much neglect and now she might be gravely ill. She deserves better.
###Update 6/21/18: Dottie’s temporary foster home could not part with her so they are now fostering her. She is cat friendly and the sweetest gal despite all the skin issues she has. She had a vet check up this week. She still needs medicated baths twice a week. She is such a loving girl. Stay tuned to watch her progress.
###Update 6/10/2018: Dottie is in a temporary foster home now, and already doing better!
###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