Welcome to the board and BLESS you for wanting give a senior a home. I truly believe that when you open you heart to a rescue the one that needs you comes to you one way or another. Can you search petfinder.com for your area? Would you consider one that may not be all Golden? So many mixes need loving homes too and they often are over looked.
Agreed. I work at a local shelter and I see labs and golden mixes all the time that would make wonderful dogs. I just happened on my "purebred" but wouldn't blink an eye on getting a mix of the right breeds for me in my opinion. Actually a lot of studies show the mix breeds tend to be healthier.