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To be honest, finding a young golden retreiver in rescue in this province is going to be tough - they just don't end up in rescue that often, and if they do, they adopt out quickly. Most rescues are populated with mixed breeds and 'pure' dogs of any breed are rare. Suggest checking the rescue sites AND shelters daily - they are more likely to end up in a shelter than a rescue.
You could try contacting the Golden Retriever Club of Alberta, they 'do' golden rescue and may be able to help you out.
As far as adopting a rescue dog, yes, some do have problems but for the most part, with time and training they can and do become loving loyal and amazing family members - I have two (adult adoptions)- one from a shelter the other via a rescue, that I wouldn't trade for the world and any future dogs will be rescues. Most rescue groups keep their dogs in foster homes, so they will have information available (supplied by the foster home) on temperament, behavior, specific needs and current health or other issues (if any).
'Don't pity the rescue dog. Adopt one. And be proud to have their greatness by your side.'