WELCOME TO THE YGRR ADOPTABLE DOGS PAGE!

When YGRR was founded 36 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!


Sugar

Dogs: Yes, loves to play with other dogs!
Cats: Unknown
Kids: 10+
Fence: Recommended, not required

3 month old female mixed breed

Sugar is something no one can resist, and with a face like hers, there’s no way you can say no to this puppy! She is sweet as can be but she has a hot streak too! This sassy southern belle grew up with some bigger foster siblings that she absolutely LOVED to play with. She learned to hold her own during wrestling matches with her siblings, but also enjoys a good game of chase, making her a great choice for any play style. She can be a bit shy when meeting new people, but with plenty of time, love, (and treats!) she will surely be your new best friend!

 

Do you have a sweet tooth for Sugar?


Smokey

Dogs: Smokey loves playing with his siblings and would love more playmates!
Cats: Unknown
Kids: Yes
Fence: Recommended, not required

4 month old male Great Pyrenees mix

He might not teach you about the dangers of forest fires and how only you can prevent them, but we think Smokey the puppy is a whole lot cuter! With his teddy bear face and cuddly disposition, he’s the best camping buddy you could ask for. Smokey may be named after the great Smokey mountains, but you will not have to climb mountains to take home this precious pup. He would make a great adventure or hiking buddy. If your not into big adventures, Smokey would also enjoy some relaxing time and snuggles. Who wants to take home this national treasure?

 

 


Cedar

Dogs: Cedar loves playing with his siblings and would love more playmates!
Cats: Unknown
Kids: Yes
Fence: Recommended, not required

4 month old male Great Pyrenees mix

There’s nothing better than walking into the forest and smelling the fresh scent of trees—except maybe a fuzzy puppy to hike with you! Cedar is a fluffy ball of fun, who would love nothing more than to go on any and all types of adventures with you. Whether it’s climbing to the peak of Mount Everest in below freezing temperatures or just taking a leisurely springtime walk, Cedar is all for it! Whenever the adventuring is done, this pup would love to curl up in your lap and watch some National Geographic and cartoons.

How would you like to go on an adventure with Cedar?

 


Sammie (AKA Sampson)

Dogs: Depends on the dog
Cats: Sampson shouldn’t live with a cat
Kids: Sampson would do well with older teenagers
Fence: Highly recommended!

Shephard/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?


Brittany

Dogs: Brittany is okay with other dogs
Cats: Unknown
Kids: 10 and older
Fence: Required

6 year old female Goldendoodle, 50 lbs

Have you ever seen a prettier face than Brittany’s? This lovely Goldendoodle came all the way from Oklahoma to find her new home in Massachusetts! Brittany is a bit shy but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t love attention. She loves to give hugs and she even likes to participate in a good conga line! She may be a little weary at first, but with plenty of love, Brittany is sure to be your new best friend.

 

 

 


Lilly

Dogs: Lilly is okay with other dogs
Cats: Unknown
Kids: 10 and older
Fence: Strongly recommended

7 year old female Goldendoodle, 30 lbs

Lilies are some of the prettiest flowers there are, and Lilly is one of the most gorgeous dogs you’ll ever see! She has beautiful eyelashes and fuzzy fur perfect for snuggling. Lilly has a calm, sweet personality even if she can be a bit timid at first. Once Lilly knows you and trusts you, she wants nothing more than to be by your side always, wagging her curly tail in excitement! Just like a flower, Lilly would thrive with plenty of love and care. Would you be the one to give it to her?

 

 


Alvin

Dogs: Alvin would love a friend to play with!
Cats: Unknown
Kids: 10 and older
Fence: Strongly recommended

2 year old male Poodle, 30 lbs

Just like a chipmunk, Alvin is full of spunk and energy! He loves to zip around the yard and wag his tail, playing with anyone and everyone! Alvin loves other dogs and would have fun with a visitor or a permanent family member! Alvin is a Velcro doddle and is happiest hanging out by your side, lending a helping paw if needed.

 

 

 


Ram

Dogs: Ram would love a friend to play with!
Cats: Unknown
Kids: 10 and older
Fence: Strongly recommended

5 month old male Goldendoodle

With legs this long and paws built for climbing, its no wonder how Ram got his name! This lovely puppy loves to run and show everyone how fast he can move with those long legs! He loves to play with other dogs, wagging his tail fast enough to create a nice breeze and is still learning what toys he likes best. Ram would love a home that would give him all the play time, running time, and love he could ever ask for.

 

 

 


Jet

Dogs: Yes, but not too rambunctious
Cats: Unknown
Kids: 12 and older
Fence: Required

Mixed Breed, 9-year-old male, 30 lbs.

Jet will soar into your heart once you come meet him. He flew all the way to America from the streets of Romania.

Jet is a sweet, loving little guy. He is a little shy at first when meeting new people, but once he warms up to you, he loves being in your company. He has soulful eyes – when you talk to him, he gazes back into your eyes, like he totally gets it! Jet enjoys a good belly rub and scratches. He may be a little overweight but that just means there’s more to love! He also enjoys just laying around at your feet and relaxing. He’s great for someone who is possibly retired, works at home. He  would love plenty of slow paced walks and outside time. Jet still has a lot of spunk to him and would love nothing more than a new home.

 


Nestle

Dogs: Yes, but not too rambunctious
Cats: Unknown
Kids: 12 and older
Fence: Required

6 year old female Goldendoodle, 40 lbs

Just like a chocolate bar, Nestle the doodle is sweet and loved by everyone! With her beautiful cocoa fur and her gorgeous brown eyes, Nestle is a treat for the eyes, too. Nestle can take a bit to warm up as she’s still a little scared of life, but once she’s comfortable with you she’ll melt into you just like a chocolate bar. Nestle needs a calm home that will love and cherish her for the beautiful, sensitive dog she is.

Do you want to treat yourself to Nestle?

 

 


Rose

Dogs: Rose would love a friend to play with!
Cats: Unknown
Kids: 10 and older
Fence: Strongly recommended

7 year old female Goldendoodle, 30 lbs

Just like a flower, Rose is beautiful and sweet! This gorgeous doodle is still learning to blossom and open up to people, but once she does she’s as kind as they come. She’s a Velcro dog, loving to stay by your side and provide morale support in the way only a dog knows how. When Rose blossoms and opens her heart to you, you couldn’t ask for a better friend. And just like a rose, she would thrive with plenty of love and attention. Will you be the one to give it to her?

 

 


Pax

Dogs: Pax would love a friend to play with!
Cats: Unknown
Kids: 10 and older
Fence: Strongly recommended

5-month-old male Goldendoodle

Pax is Latin for peace, and with a puppy as cute as Pax you’re sure to find it! With his adorable face and fluffy body, Pax is the perfect de-stressor. Don’t worry though—Pax still has plenty of energy! He loves playing with other dogs and while he’s still getting the hang of this whole fetch thing, once he does its sure to be his favorite! Pax is still figuring out his way around the world and wants nothing more than a family to help through it!

 

 


Jazmine

Dogs: Jazmine would do best as an only dog
Cats: Unknown
Kids: Unknown
Fence: Strongly recommended

7 year old female Goldendoodle, 30 lbs

With a face and eyelashes as beautiful as Jazmine’s, it’s no wonder she was named after a princess! Like any good princess though, Jazmine is just as beautiful on the inside! Though Jazmine has been in her castle for awhile and isn’t too sure of people yet, she’s kindhearted and caring, and will always listen to whatever you have to say. Jazmine wants to be shown the world and all it has to offer so she can learn it’s not so scary after all.

Will you take Jazmine on a magic carpet ride home?

 


Sam

Dogs: Yes, loves to play with other dogs!
Cats: Unknown
Kids: Unknown
Fence: Recommended, not required

3 month old female Golden Retriever Mix

Do you like green eggs and ham? This puppy may not be too sure about green eggs, but Sam definitely loves people! This sweet puppy loves to play and give as many kisses as she can—when she’s not too busy running around and playing that is! She has the most beautiful face and the most amazing pattern on her coat. With a mouse or in a house, you’re sure to love Sam!

 

 

 


Rolf
Dogs: Rolf would love a friend to play with!
Cats: Unknown
Kids: Unknown
Fence: Strongly recommended

7-month-old male Goldendoodle

Rolf was named after a king and he definitely knows it! This adorable pup knows how to walk with purpose and how to work a crowd. With his sweet face, he will surely melt your heart. Rolf can be a bit shy sometimes, but quickly warms up with some TLC and good pats. He loves to play with other dogs, and would enjoy living with a new pal to keep him company and show him the ropes.

 

 

 


Rosie

Dogs: Rosie loves playing with her siblings and would love more playmates!
Cats: Unknown
Kids: Yes
Fence: Recommended, not required

4 month old female Great Pyrenees mix

They say even the most beautiful of roses still have thorns, but not Rosie! Beautiful on the inside and the out, this fuzzy puppy is as sweet as can be. Rosie loves chasing after toys and playing tug-of-war until she’s so tired she falls asleep right in your lap. With how soft and fuzzy she is, you couldn’t ask for a better cuddle buddy.

Would you like to add Rosie to your garden?

 

 


Bonnie

Dogs: Bonnie would do best as an only dog
Cats: Unknown
Kids: Unknown
Fence: Strongly recommended

6 year old female Goldendoodle, 40 lbs

Have you ever seen a more impressive set of ears? We doubt it! Bonnie, affectionately known as BonBon, gets the nickname from how sweet she is. With ears that big, she’s a great listener and will sit by you and hear all that you have to say. If you need a snuggler, she’s your gal too! Bonnie would love a home that will love her like she deserves and cherish her like she needs.

With ears like this she may look like Dumbo, but Bonnie will soar right into your heart.

 

 


Birdie

Dogs: Birdie loves playing with her siblings and would love more playmates!
Cats: Unknown
Kids: Yes
Fence: Recommended, not required

3 month old Golden Retriever Mix

Puppies may not be able to fly, but you won’t be able to convince Birdie! With how fast she runs and how high she jumps, this puppy is convinced she’ll be able to take off! Fuzzy and fluffy like a baby penguin, Birdie is determined to get her pilot’s wings. When she’s not trying to break the sound barrier, Birdie loves playing outside with any toy she can find. Once she’s tuckered out, she’s content to make a nest in your lap and get ready for another busy day of flight practice.

Do you want to take off with Birdie?