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My husband and I adopted a rescue dog about two years ago. We are seriously considering adopting a golden retriever. I would like advice from those of you who have adopted a dog and added another dog to your family. We want to be sure that we are doing the right thing as we love our little doggie girl!

Also, Can anyone recommend a golden retriever rescue group that services the Northeast and could match an owner with a particular dog's personality? Our dog is very mellow and we would like a similar match.

Thank you and I welcome your suggestions!
 

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welcome.....
i rescued a golden puppy from burlington county humane shelter over 3 years ago. just found a dog on petfinder, when i called, he was already taken and they asked me if i was an experienced golden owner (never knew it was that different!!!) and then they told me they had a 4 month old puppy that had been surrendered, but they didn't post puppies on petfinder because people from all over the world would apply. i went that day and picked her up and she has been bossing around poor moose (and he loves it) ever since.
if you want a rescue you could check craigslist.org i find a lot of dogs (goldens too) listed, or look on petfinder frequently, or somewhere on this forum there is a list of the different rescues. i volunteer for graperescue.com, but we rarely get in a pure golden and we are so soft hearted that we rescue lots of different dogs. some on this forum work for other rescues.

good luck with your rescue, they are well worth it.
beth, moose and angel
 

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EVERYONE loves Goldens!! ;)
 

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You can start with http://www.grca-nrc.org/ which is the National Rescue Committee for the Golden Retriever Club of America, you can search for rescues by state, just keep in mind that not all GR rescues are members, so as was mentioned above, doing a search in PetFinder is another way by locating a GR close to you--keep in mind that not all Petfinder postings are reputable...the rescues should be vetting the dogs, have some way to screen adopters & as you already have a dog, it would be best that your pup pick her new friend. Good luck in your search!
 

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Bless you for adopting another dog. The rescue that you meet with will have the dogs meet when you find the one you are interested in. They are great with matching the right dog with the right family.
 

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I just wanted to give you a big thumbs-up of encouragement! My family adopted a golden through rescue this summer--thanks to a lot of support from the kind folks here--and we love him to death! Once you sign up with a rescue, they'll help you find the perfect match. :) Keep us posted!
 

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I've had two adult rescues and then later one older GR and a bassettX I found.
the bassettX was raised by my GR and pesters the heck out of him, but they are buddies.

I'm sure a rescue would help you find the perfect dog for you little girl. I always let my current dog help pick the new one. Goldens are generally very good natured and love other dogs as well as their people.

I hope you find a good match.:)
 

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Rescue a dog

if you can please rescue a dog.
We've rescued 4 dogs and it has been wonderful.
They are so grateful.

If you want to match the personality, etc., I suppose the best route would be to go through a Golden Ret. Rescue where they know the dogs personality.
Kill shelters are wonderful, too, if you can take your other dog to meet the dog you are considering.

I am posting the link to ALL of the Golden Ret. Rescues for you here:
http://www.grca-nrc.org/localrescues.html


We rescued a 16 month old Female Golden Ret. Named Smooch from Gold. Ret. Rescue in IL when our Samoyed Male, Snobear, was 5 mos. old and they LOVE one another and we've had a Male Samoyed, Gizmo, that was 5 years old when we rescued Munchkin, Female Samoyed that was 3 years.
so I know if they are somewhat close in age, it will be a good fit.
 

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Good luck and hopefully you can adopt a Golden in need of a good home. I have adopted 2 Goldens myself and love every minute that I have been with them.
 

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Adopting a golden-thank you

Thank to all of those who replied to my post. Does anyone know of golden retriever rescue groups who service MA? I know that the adoption laws are really tough and I really need to find a great match for my little girl. I really think that she needs a adult male companion.

Again, thank you to all of the replies. I really appreciate the encouragement and advice!
 

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I can't help with MA, but I agree with checking the web. Petfinders can be helpful, but also look for Golden Retriever Rescue groups. We tried to go through two local groups, but ended up back with our original breeder. The GRR rep who came to our house had an older male that he wanted adopted (lots of medical problems) and wouldn't discuss any other dog. The second group stated that this rep (theirs couldn't come out) thought we needed an older dog to calm Sully. Our Basset is so calm, but he didn't notice because he didn't pay attention to her (Basset bigot). After we got Scotty, the other group finally called with a perfect match, but we had to tell them sorry too late. I believe in adopting and hope that this was just a one time mixup. Goldens are special dogs and once we're down to two we may become foster parents. Sorry for the length, but had to vent. Good luck finding a new dog!
 

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Yankee

Yankee is in Massachusetts-here is link!

MASSACHUSETTS LINK ARE BELOW.

North East All Retriever Rescue (NEARR)
Territory Serviced: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut - Windham, New London and Tolland Counties, Maine - York and Cumberland Counties, Southeast New Hampshire - Monadack, Merrimack Valley and Sea Coast Counties
Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc (YGRR)
Territory Serviced: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island


http://www.ygrr.org/

http://www.nearr.com/

Here is link to all states

http://www.absolutelygolden.com/rescue.htm
 

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Memphis Area Golden Retriever Rescue in Tennessee has an active adoption program in Massachusetts and other New England states. (The dogs are transported to their new homes in NE, but I'm not familiar with the details). There are a couple of info links at www.magrr.com

Good luck! MAGRR is a great group; I adopted one of my goldens from there.
 

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Jackson's Mom

That is so good to know. Thanks for telling us.
 
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