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Our Featured Boston, MA Partner:

Gulf South Golden Retriever Rescue - NE Branch

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

The Gulf Coast of the Southeastern US and the Northeast. Our goldens are fostered in Louisiana.

About Our Rescue Group:

Gulf South Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. (GSGRR) is a small group of volunteers. We take in purebred Golden Retrievers, and occasionally other dogs, from public and private shelters, and we accept owner-relinquished dogs from the Gulf Coastal states (LA, MS, AL, FL) in order to provide them with necessary veterinary care, to spay or neuter them as necessary, to evaluate their temperament and to socialize them, and to match them with loving, carefully selected adoptive homes. We are home based in the Southeast Louisiana but have volunteers spread across the Gulf South and the Northeast. We place dogs not only in the Gulf South but in the Northeast as well (including but not limited to; NY, MA, RI, CT, NH, VT, DE, and ME).

Gulf South GRR will consider adoption applications from anywhere in the continental U.S., but shipment of an adopted dog is the financial responsibility of the adopter. Although there are exceptions, air cargo rates to ship a Golden Retriever typically run about $420 (rates are dependent on the dogs weight), including the necessary crate, taxes, and airport fees.

Come Meet our Pets:

All dogs in this rescue are sheltered in Louisiana. We have volunteers across the Northeast to help facilitate the adoptions. The dogs can be flown to their new homes if an adoptor chooses that option.

Our Adoption Process:

Potential adopters describe their ideal dog and their own background and expectations in an adoption application. This information helps us decide the best possible match between dog and family. We request references from the applicant's veterinarian and we visit the home for a scheduled visit prior to placement. The standard requested donation is currently $300 for a young dog. It represents, not purchase of a dog, but rather, a donation to help GSGRR cover veterinary fees. The adoption fee is generally reduced in the case of a senior or special needs dog.

Because our greatest allegiance is to the dogs, we will first attempt to provide advice that may facilitate the adoption, so it will not be necessary to displace the dog yet again. However, if a new owner feels strongly that the adoption was ill-advised; we take the dog back into our program and try to find a more fitting placement. (A refund of the adoption fee is available only within 2 weeks of the adoption.) It is a violation of our adoption contract for a new owner to pass the dog on to another party or to take it to a shelter, because when we take in a dog, we consider it our responsibility for life.

Under ordinary circumstances, no dog will be placed for adoption that is not spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots, and free of intestinal parasites. Information regarding initial spay/neuter and immunization status is provided SIMPLY so that you will be familiar with a dog's history and so that you may follow a dog's progress through the system. The adoption fee is NOT raised for high-cost dogs, which is why we need YOUR help!

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.