Our mission is to provide comprehensive medical care, behavioral evaluations, and adoptive homes to homeless Golden Retrievers.

Adopt a Golden

YGRR Goldens are placed within the six New England states only (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont). All YGRR Goldens are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

Surrender a Golden

YGRR Accepts Golden Retrievers from the Six New England States (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Vermont) Goldens must be admitted to YGRR by authorized staff and trained volunteers only.

Make a Donation

With the support of our members and donors we have successfully provided services to over 5,000 Goldens in need. We look forward to many more years of fulfilling our mission to support these wonderful creatures.

Adoption Stories

Adoption update: Baron

“Baron has been enjoying the laid-back life here. He loves his bed or the carpet in the bedroom at night. He’s such a simple dog, he loves food just like his brother Luke. When we wake up in the morning he’s dancing for breakfast and in the evening he’s dancing for dinner. Baron is a […]


Adoption update, Dusty

Dusty (as he now goes by) is doing great. He is settling in very well though wasn’t too happy this past week w the very cold weather! We tried some dog booties as he was getting the frozen paws issue, but he wouldn’t keep them on…lol. I imagine this weather is quite different from Turkey. […]

Goldens Rescued

Sponsor A Kennel

When you join YGRR’s Sponsor A Kennel program, you become an assistant caretaker for a Golden here at Riverview.

Become a Member

Become a member and receive our membership magazine, Golden Times.

News & Events

Where to buy the YGRR 2021 calendar

This is the current list of where you can find the 2021 YGRR calendar. Please note that some locations from last year are closed due to Covid concerns; our volunteers are keeping us up-to-date on which places are confirmed. This list will be updated often, so please check back again! We thank each and every […]

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International Rescue update

YGRR has rescued another 10 beautiful Goldens from Turkey. Our staff and volunteers coordinated efforts and the mission was executed flawlessly. YGRR pays 100% of the costs associated with the care and transportation of  these dogs to the USA, and their ongoing care once they arrive at Riverview.  At a cost of over $2000 per […]

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