We at YGRR are grateful to have been making excellent matches of wonderful dogs with loving homes for over 30 years and are excited to be exploring new ways to be of even better service.

In the interests of expediting our matching process, we have created this private page to allow you, our Approved Applicants, to view our dogs as they complete their health screenings and behavioral assessments and become available for adoption.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER GOLDEN RETRIEVERS: Due to the high transport costs associated with our International Golden rescue initiative, effective immediately there will be a $400.00 Transport Fee added to the normal Adoption Fee for an International Golden. This fee represents a small fraction of the expense YGRR incurs, but will hopefully help us to continue this program which has made so many dogs and adopters so very happy.

To learn more about a dog you see here, click on the dog’s picture and a brief description will appear. 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. Dogs are made available for adoption after we assess their behavior and medical needs.  Some dogs may be matched with applicants before being listed on this page.

You can reach a YGRR Adoption Counselor by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 978-568-9738.

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


1-year old spayed female Husky-mix (55 pounds)
Required: Fenced Yard

Hello, I’m Shine, and I’ve been waiting so patiently for my forever home. I can be shy at first to warm up, so I will need some time to really get to know you, but once I do, we will be friends for life! I know I’m worth the wait, though! They named me “Shine” because under the shy girl is such a sweet personality shining through!

I’m also extremely smart and would love if someone could keep me mentally engaged and teach me new tricks to show off. Typical Husky mix, I’m no couch potato! I’m a very athletic girl who will keep you in shape, and my new family should have a fenced in yard.

I think I’d like having another canine playmate as well, as it could help build my confidence, and besides, who doesn’t like having friends to play with?! It’s not a requirement though, I’d also be content being your one and only!

If you have room in your heart for an eager to please girl who wants nothing more than a family of her own, then I can’t wait to meet you!


4-year old neutered male Golden Retriever (85 pounds)

Hello, I’m Sor, nicknamed the resident Polar Bear. Do they have Polar Bears from Turkey? I may have been the first! I’m a bit on the chunky, fluffy side, and I love to lay over and get my belly rubbed and go for long walks, and I love to swim!

I earn my keep around here by making sure there are absolutely NO squirrels or chipmunks in the yard, no exceptions. I have been choosy making friends in the past, but seem to be feeling much better now about meeting new people and seeing all the world has to offer! However, I would still prefer to be your only dog. I would like to go to an experienced owner and someone who will continue with my training to make sure I’m the best me I can be!

If you’re looking for a big fluffy goofball in your life, look no further!

Cats: No


8-year-old spayed female Golden Retriever (77 pounds)

I’m Dori, named after the most loyal friend of all time, and I take pride in living up to my name! If I could, I’d spend every second by your side, showing you why you made the BEST DECISION EVER when you adopted me! I’m a fun-loving girl who loves to explore and play games and go for car rides, so I’m a great adventure buddy. I even love to dance!

What I am working on lately is sharing my toys with others. With my past, I wasn’t sure if what I had would be my last, so I had to guard it. I’m working on it and making progress!

I would be happy being your one and only, I’m really just happy to have a family of my own. If you are looking for help finding 42 Wallaby Way, you know where to find me!


4-year-old neutered male Golden Retriever (79 pounds)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I was born. Well, Turkey is far, right?

My favorite thing about this galaxy is going for walks and enjoying the great outdoors with my friends. I make a great companion with my laid back disposition, if I do say so myself! Much like my namesake, I make friends easily of all species: human, canine, and Wookie.

A fluffy giant but a big baby at heart, I do still need some help with my manners. I need Obi Wan Kenobi (or you) to help me with my training!

If you are looking for a walking companion or loyal friend for life, look no further!


2-year old neutered male Golden Retriever Mix (52 pounds)

Hi, my name is Toasty! Doesn’t that make you picture a cozy summer night with a campfire watching the stars with my head in your lap? I’d love nothing more! I’m sweeter than any s’more and love being around my people. I’m very treat motivated and easily won over by food, so that’s an easy way to be my friend for life. Although I can be a little timid when you first meet me, I’m worth getting to know! I make doggie friends very easily and even let my foster brother use me as a pillow!

Oh, something the humans think is worth mentioning—I have something called idiopathic epilepsy, which sounds way scarier than it actually is. I take medicine twice a day to help me feel better!

So what do you think? Could you be the marshmallow to my graham cracker?


5-year-old spayed female Golden Retriever (64 pounds)

Sybil means prophet, and I ‘see’ a great future for you and I! I predict a loving home with an endless supply of belly rubs and soft toys to play with. I’m quite the playful girl with balls and soft toys, but not so much for tug of war.

I also predict that I’ll be your one and only, because not only would I thrive having all your attention, but I’m still working on my being on my best behavior around other dogs. I’d also love to work on building my training skills and confidence with you. I’ve made great progress here, and learning has been so much fun and rewarding, so why not keep it going?

I see you totally entranced by this bio and my picture (as you should be!) so what are you waiting for? Inquire about me today!


8-year-old spayed female Golden Retriever (57 pounds)

Hello, I’m Sonoma, and I’m pretty sure I love you already. I love all humans, and I like it best when I can sit either by your side or, better yet, in your lap!

I make friends everywhere I go! Although I am very treat motivated, toys don’t really seem to “do it” for me. I’d rather have your undying attention, or a hand touching me so I don’t forget that you’re there. I’m very smart and eager to please and happily offer you my paw anytime you ask (and even if you don’t!).

Anyways, I’m sure you’ve gathered by now that I’d love to get to know you. If you’d love to get to know me, well, you know where to find me!


1-year old spayed female Golden Retriever (55 pounds)
Required: Fenced Yard

I’m Gabby, and I’m full of exuberant puppy-like energy and ready to sweep you off your feet. I get along with other dogs and love to play, but no soft toys, please. I get a little too carried away and end up eating them. The humans say this has been an expensive surgery in the past, so to be safe, no soft bedding for me, either.

My true love in life is the water. I love to swim, and look pretty cute in my life jacket, too, if I do say so myself. Because of all this energy I have, I’d really like someone who will work on some training with me and keep me well exercised. I’d be a great workout buddy!

Beauty and brains, they were lying when they said you couldn’t have it all!