My name is Molly!

Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Molly
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Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue

Facts about Molly

  • Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 141-14
Molly is a very sweet, gentle, 12 year old purebred Golden Retriever. Molly has some challenges in finding a forever home, and needs someone with patience and understanding.

Molly is frightened by new things and by being outdoors. She is also frightened by strange noises, like garbage disposals and blenders in the kitchen. She is looking for a quiet home that has another friendly dog who will help Molly adjust to her new home and give her some canine courage. Molly is not destructive when left alone, and only very rarely barks if she thinks something is amiss. Due to her fear of the outdoors, she refuses to go on walks, even with her canine foster brother Golden, so she would love someone to work on this with her.

Molly loves to be petted and enjoys being brushed, except for having her feathers combed. She will allow you to bathe her in a walk-in shower with a hand-held spray. Her favorite activity is eating, but she will on rare occasions pick up a small stuffed toy. She will sometimes try to engage other dogs in play.

It can be very difficult to get Molly to a car, but once there, she rides well in the back seat. She will need a ramp if she needs to get into a pickup or SUV.

As with so many mature Goldens, Molly is a bit uncomfortable on hardwood floors. She has some back problems, so her life should be centered on the main level of her forever home. It's very important that she be able to go in and out of the house without more than a couple of steps.

Over a year ago, Molly had a tumor removed that was diagnosed as Histiocytic sarcoma - a type of cancer. The cancer has not returned and we no longer feel the cancer is an issue in her life. Two similar (but much smaller) masses were recently removed and biopsied, and the growths were benign.

Molly is heartworm positive, but shows no symptoms. Because of her cancer diagnosis and her age, her veterinarian felt that treating her heartworm in the normal way would be too risky. She has been on a monthly dose of heartworm preventative containing ivermectin for over a year. Although the disease is still detectable (the adult worms can live for several years using this method of treatment), Molly is not contagious and the disease will not progress provided she remains on year-round preventative.

If you would like to welcome this special senior girl into your family please contact us, she has so much love to give and would love to show you.

For more information, please take a look at Please review the adoption requirements before submitting an online application.

About Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue is a nonprofit, charitable 501(c)(3) all volunteer rescue organization. Our mission is to rescue, foster, rehabilitate and adopt abused, neglected, and unwanted Golden Retrievers to permanent homes. All of our Goldens are currently in foster homes which enables GRFR to better assess the temperament of each Golden for matching to the appropriate permanent home and provides prospective owners the opportunity to visit the Golden in a non-kennel environment.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our dogs are in foster homes in the Front Range area from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins.
Once an applicant is approved we work directly with the applicant on meeting dogs.
We do have meet and greets that are posted on our website but there are no adoptions from these meet and greets just a great opportunity to meet some wonderful dogs looking for their forever homes.

Our Adoption Process...


The placement fee is $125 for senior dogs age 8 years and older; $250 for dogs 7 months through 7 years, 11 months. Puppies 6 months and under are $300.

Before you go any further, there is some important information you should know.

Yes we adopt to homes with children - click here to read more

The GRFR Adoption Process:

Once we receive your application, we will review it and if approved it will be sent onto our Phone Interview team for the first step of the approval process. If the phone interview goes well, then the application is sent to our Home Visit team for the next step in our approval process. After the home visit, the volunteer performing the visit sends a report to the Adoption Approval Committee. The committee reviews it along with your application and makes a final approval decision. If you are approved, then our Adoption Coordinator will work to identify Goldens in our program that are appropriate for you.

Before you submit your application, we want you to be aware that we require a sturdy, physical fence for all dogs under the age of 8. Goldens are very social creatures and they need a safe place to exercise. Many homes now have invisible fencing and that does not meet our requirement. Goldens thrive on positive reinforcement and we consider invisible or shock fencing to be a negative training method. We will consider homes without fences for our calmer senior dogs and occasionally for dogs with special needs. If you are interested in one of our wonderful seniors or a special needs dog, please be sure to note that on your application. Please be aware that we have been asked to reconsider our policy on having a fence for young dogs many times, but we feel that maintaining this policy is in our dogs' best interests.

Depending on the specifics of your situation and your desired characteristics in a Golden, it can take from 2 weeks to 4 months after your home visit to adopt one of our Goldens. Sometimes it doesn't take very long to match you with a Golden in our program, but sometimes it can take a longer amount of time. As a rescue, we do not know what type of Golden we will be getting, nor when.

Foster homes are given 3-4 names of potential adopters for their foster dog. They review the application, phone interview notes, and home visit notes. Since the foster home knows their dog the best, they decide which applicant to contact first. Some of our dogs would do better in a home with another dog or the foster home may feel that one certain characteristic is better for their foster dog.

The placement fee for a Golden Retriever is due at the time of placement. The placement fee ranges from $125 to $300.00 which covers the cost of medical treatment (spay/neuter and rabies and parvo/distemper vaccinations, and heartworm check for out of state dogs) and transportation. For puppies who are 6 months of age or younger, the placement fee is $300.00. It is extremely rewarding to have people who are willing to make the last years the best years for our senior dogs. The placement fee for senior dogs age 8 years and older is $125. The placement fee for all other dogs, from 7 months to 7 years, 11 months, is $250.

We appreciate your patience while we do our job of finding you a Golden for your family. We hope you can appreciate we are all volunteers and will work as quickly as possible. We hope you are willing to go through our process, because we need good adoptive homes for our Goldens! Please keep in mind that we are trying to take into consideration the special needs of our rescue Goldens when finding homes for them. If you are not aprroved for adoption, we are not passing judgement on your family, but rather we are just trying to meet the special needs of Goldens that have already been displaced for one reason or another. WE REGRET WE DO NOT HAVE STAFF TO RETURN REPEATED PHONE CALLS TO OUR HOTLINE REQUESTING THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION. WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AS WE ARE A 100% VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION WITH NO PAID STAFF.