Be Bold Go Gold!
Golden Retrievers are loyal and intelligent and love to give love! Goldens are very affectionate and are very snuggly. They typically get along with other dogs and love to be active. Fetch is their favorite game! So be prepared to give your Golden lots of walks - they'll keep you in shape!
If you think a Golden Retriever is the right dog for you, click the link below to start the adoption process!
Think Before You Adopt
The fact that you're thinking about adopting from a rescue means you're a responsible and caring person. But before you make that decision to bring a furry friend into your life, take a moment to think over these questions:
It's amazing how many people fail to ask themselves this simple question before they get a pet. Adopting a pet just because it's "the thing to do" or because the kids have been pining for a puppy usually ends up being a big mistake. Don't forget that pets may be with you 10, 15, even 20 years.
Dogs cannot be ignored just because you're tired or busy. They require food, water, exercise, care, and companionship every day of every year. Many Goldens in the rescue are there because their owners didn't realize how much time it took to care for them.
The costs of dog ownership can be quite high. Licenses, training classes, veterinary care, grooming, toys, food, and other expenses add up quickly.
Scratched-up furniture, accidents from animals who aren't yet house trained, and unexpected medical emergencies are unfortunate but common aspects of pet ownership.
Many rental communities don't allow pets and many have size restrictions. Make sure you know what they are before you bring a Golden home.
If you're a student, in the military, or travel frequently as part of your work, waiting until you settle down is wise.
You'll need either reliable friends and neighbors or money to pay for a boarding kennel or pet-sitting service.
Obeying community leash and licensing laws, and keeping identification tags on your pet are all part of being a responsible owner. Of course, giving your pet love, companionship, exercise, a healthy diet, and regular veterinary care are other essentials.
When you adopt a Golden, you are making a commitment to care for the animal for his or her lifetime.