WELCOME TO THE YGRR ADOPTABLE DOGS PAGE!

When YGRR was founded 37 years ago, there were many purebred Golden Retrievers in New England who needed homes. Since 1985, we have helped thousands of Goldens! In the past few years, the number of purebred Golden Retrievers in rescues has declined by almost 70%. Because of this, YGRR has begun taking in a variety dogs, including Labrador Retrievers and other mixed breeds. While we still take in and rehome Golden Retrievers, the likelihood of being matched with one is significantly lower than it has been in the past.

Our dogs are placed into the best homes for them based upon their individual needs and personalities. While the time it takes to be matched with a dog varies, with some applicants being matched very quickly and others experiencing a more lengthy wait, it all depends on your personal circumstances and flexibility. Homes with children, other dogs, cats, or very specific requirements will generally experience the longest waiting times to find a compatible YGRR dog. Similarly, if you are only interested in adopting a purebred Golden Retriever, your wait time may be quite long.

HOW TO INQUIRE:

Please note: YGRR dogs are available only to approved adopters. We respectfully ask that you not inquire about a dog unless you have received confirmation of your approval status, as your inquiry will not be processed. Dogs cannot be put on hold for an unapproved applicant. If you would like to apply, please visit our Adopt a Golden Page for more adoption information and eligibility requirements, along with our online application.

If a dog interests you, we would be happy to discuss in greater detail that dog’s likelihood of being a match for your goals and lifestyle. To inquire, please email our Adoption Department at [email protected]. The Adoption Department reviews each adopter’s application and home visit, and will contact applicants for further discussion and a potential introduction based upon (most importantly) strength of match and the length of time the applicant has been waiting.

When the dog is adopted, we will update their profile to reflect that. If a meet with a potential adopter is scheduled, we will update their profile to say “meet pending” and will continue to accept inquiries during that time.

We look forward to helping you find a great match, and helping these lovely dogs find their new family!


Sammie (AKA Sampson)

Dogs: Sammie wants to be an only child!
Cats: Sammie wants to be an only child!
Kids: Sampson would do well with older teenagers
Fence: Highly recommended!

Shepherd/Lab mix, 3-year-old male, 95 pounds

Sammie is what you would consider an introvert, he can be nervous when meeting new people. Sammie will let you know if he is uncomfortable by barking, he is very communicative! Once Sammie does warm up to you, he is the sweetest boy you could ever ask for! He LOVES attention, and you will find that he leans into you for love and pats. He even enjoys a good belly rub when he is comfortable with you. When Sammie REALLY likes you, he will even sneak in a kiss or two! One of Sammie’s favorite past times is fetch, he would play ALL day if you allowed him to. Sammie is very smart and is a quick learner. He is also food motivated, which makes training with him a breeze! He also walks very well on leash with the an EZ-Walk Harness.

Sammie will thrive in a low traffic, low activity home that has prior experience with nervous dogs. If you have guests coming in and out of your home regularly, this will not be the ideal home for him. He will  benefit from having a job to do; nose work, agility, etc. Sammie thrives best with a lot of physical and mental stimulation to keep him calm and happy.

Sammie just turned 3, what would be a better gift than a new home?


Walt

Dogs: More people orientated than dog orientated
Cats: Unknown
Kids: 10 and older
Fence: Highly recommended

1 year old Retriever mix, 60lbs

Walt is super friendly and affectionate. He absolutely LOVES people, especially when they are giving him lots of love and attention. He is still learning how to play fetch, but does enjoy a good belly rub.

 

 

 

 


Neil

Dogs: Yes
Cats: unknown
Kids: Yes
Fence: Recommended, not required

4 month old male Clumberdoodle, 15lbs

Even though his face might be very serious, you won’t find a more playful puppy than Neil! This clumberdoodle loves every toy in the world, but his favorite are the plush ones! Neil loves to play with other dogs, especially other puppies! He’s still learning his way around the world but Neil would love a family to help him with it!

 

 

 


Yeller
 
Dogs- Yes
Cats- Unknown
Kids- Teenagers
Fence- Highly Recommended

1 year old Male Lab Mix, 99 lbs

This boy is the opposite of what his name insinuates. Yeller is someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice. He is a handsome gentleman that is more of a quiet, gentle soul. He is looking for the perfect person to leave a paw print on their heart.

 

 

 


Pogi

Dogs: No thanks, Pogi wants you all to himself!
Cats: Unknown
Kids: Older teenagers would be ok
Fence: recommended

9 year old male Golden Retriever, 80 lbs

Pogi is another word for Handsome, and this boy definitely lives up to his name! This cutie will melt hearts as he meets new people and loves to get plenty of attention. Pogi loves, loves, LOVES soft toys to death, literally! Even though he is a senior, he still enjoys a good walk and a round of fetch!  Pogi is looking for a new home where he will live out his “Golden Years” as an only child!

Who wants to provide this retiree his “Furever” home?

 

 


Whiskey

Dogs: Whiskey would prefer to be an only child!
Cats: Whiskey would prefer to be an only child!
Kids: Older, respectful children please!
Fence: Not required

8 year old Golden Retriever, 60lbs

Have no fear, Super Dog is here! Whiskey may not have actual super powers, but he will melt your heart with his soulful eyes. He is very sweet and LOVES people! If he had powers, he would rescue people so that he could have all the pats in the world! When Whiskey is not dreaming about saving the world, he does enjoy a good game of fetch.

 

 

 


Rachel

Dogs- She would love a confident friend!
Cats- Unknown
Kids- 10 and older
Fence- Recommended, not required

3 year old female Goldendoodle, 57 lbs

With her soulful eyes, fluffy face and sweet personality, Rachel is a beauty. She can be a bit shy at first, but warms up with some love, attention and time. Rachel loves to follow you around, investigating and helping out whenever you need. Rachel would love a confident friend to help her come out of her shell and show the world her beautiful smile!

 

 

 


Klondike
 
Dogs- Yes
Cats- Unknown
Kids- Teenagers
Fence- Highly Recommended

1 year old Male Lab Mix, 103 lbs

This handsome boy’s name originated from the Klondike Gold Rush and anyone who is lucky enough to adopt him will strike gold. Klondike loves attention and is sure to return your love with kisses! Think Klondike is a good match for you? What would you do for a Klondike Bark?

 

 

 


Kathy

Dogs: Kathy doesn’t care either way!
Cats: unknown
Kids: 12 and older
Fence: Recommended, not required

3 year old female Goldendoodle, 50 lbs

This beautiful Goldendoodle has made her way to YGRR, and is looking for a new place to call home! She is so happy and outgoing, she loves everyone she meets. Which makes falling in love with her a breeze! She also has some golden traits; She is a Velcro dog and will follow you everywhere you go! She also loves her stuffies!

 

 

 


Emmy

Dogs: She enjoys other dogs!
Cats: unknown
Kids: 10 and older
Fence: Recommended, not required

4 ½ year old female Clumberdoodle, 40 lbs 

When you take this “Emmy” home, you will definitely feel that she is the BEST award ever! She is gorgeous with her silky coat and long locks. Her personality is award winning as well! She is so sweet and friendly. She will follow you around wherever you go

 

 

 


Leo

Dogs: Yes
Cats: No thank you!
Kids: teenagers okay
Fence: Recommended, not required

2 ½ year old male Golden Retriever, 56lbs

This Turkish prince’s namesake is that of the mighty lion, but he is more like a lamb. He will follow you around, asking for undivided attention. He is the sweetest boy that you could ever ask for.

 

 

 


  Dorathy

Dogs- She would thrive with a confident friend!
Cats- Unknown
Kids- 10 and older
Fence- Recommended, not required

1 year old female Golden Retriever, 70 lbs

Although this Dorathy isn’t from Kansas, she’s still trying to find her way home. She is extremely sweet and would lean against you for love and affection all day if she could! She would thrive in a home with a confident friend to bring her out of her shell.

 

 

 


Serena

Dogs: Would thrive with a confident, outgoing pal
Cats: unknown
Kids: 10 and older
Fence: Required

6 1/2 year old female Goldendoodle, 60lbs

Serena is a sweet, Southern Belle who is looking for a new place to call home! Once Serena trusts you, her personality comes out and will give you plenty of soft kisses! She loves attention and playing with her toys, especially the plushies! She would thrive in her new home with a confident, outgoing dog to show her the way. Serena just needs some time, patience, and most importantly, love!

Your life will be so serene with Serena!

***Serena and Sabrina are free to go home together.

 


Sabrina

Dogs: She would love a friend
Cats: unknown
Kids: 10 and up
Fence: Recommended, not required

6 1/2 year old female Goldendoodle, 69lbs

 

Beautiful inside and out, Sabrina has the most soulful eyes! Once she warms up to you, this adorable goldendoodle is sure to be your very best friend! Sabrina would love to have some friends to play with, too! She lives for attention and loves to be by your side.

***Serena and Sabrina are free to go home together.

 


Freddy

Dogs: Yes
Cats: unknown
Kids: Yes
Fence: Recommended, not required

4 month old male Golden Retriever, 25lbs

This adorable, little boy came to YGRR on Halloween. Freddy is no nightmare, but definitely a dream come true. He is super friendly and playful, and LOVES attention. He may even sneak you a kiss when you are not looking.

 

 

 


Lilly

Dogs: No thank you, she wants you all to herself!
Cats: Unknown
Kids: 12 and older
Fence: Required

7 year old female Goldendoodle, 30 lbs

From Lilly’s foster: “Lilly is a love bug! She made herself right at home at my house. Lilly cuddled up to me on the sofa, and slept curled up at the end of my bed at night. I would describe Lilly as sweet and affectionate. I would adopt her in a minute, if the association where I live allowed dogs over 15lbs.”

She will stick to you like Velcro and does enjoy getting plenty of attention. Also, if you’re looking for a solution for those pesky squirrels and chipmunks eating your plants, look no further, Lilly is your girl! She may be a little wary at first, but with plenty of time, patience and love, Lilly is sure to be your new best friend.