Permanent Foster Program

GRRALL’s mission states: “Without regard to age, medical condition, or cost of care, GRRALL accepts Golden Retrievers and Golden-hearted mixes in need of rescue.” We take this to heart. Sometimes we rescue dogs whose medical needs are so great that adoption would be impossible or for whom another move from foster to a new home would be too difficult. These dogs are placed into our permanent foster program. This means that they stay with their loving foster family for the remainder of their lives, no matter how short or long, and GRRALL continues to provide medical care.

Our permanent fosters are all special dogs with special needs, and our fosters are special people. If you are interested in opening your home and heart to a permanent foster, please fill out a foster application.

Providing care to these wonderful dogs is worth every penny, but it is costly, especially for a non-profit like GRRALL. Your donations can help ensure that we can continue to care for these deserving dogs and others like them in the future.


Meet our other current Permanent Fosters:

Bailey – 12 years old – GRRALL #530 – Rescued May 2016

Bailey is a gorgeous golden girl who arrived in rough shape. She was emaciated and suffering from uncontrolled diabetes, which caused weight loss and vision loss. She also had an abdominal mass that required surgical removal. Her foster mom and our vet worked hard to get her healthy again and she is now happy and thriving under their care. If you would like to purchase from Bailey’s Cuddly Wish List or donate to help cover her medical costs please click here.


Captain – 7-years-old – GRRALL #0761 – Rescued June 2019

Captain was a shelter stray with open wounds on his head and leg, a grapefruit sized bladder stone, and some serious autoimmune issues that nearly cost him his life. Thankfully, the quick vet care he received once he came into rescue got him on the mend and doing much better. Unfortunately, this poor fella has had some further medical issues, including high blood pressure of unknown cause that caused a retina detachment and resulting blindness in one eye. He is heartworm positive and his autoimmune issues mean undergoing heartworm treatment is likely not safe for him. For these reasons, Captain has been welcomed into our permanent foster program. He is a sweet ol’ teddy bear of a boy and is so happy to have a warm bed and loving humans with whom he can spend the rest of his days.

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