Great Lakes Golden Retriever Rescue is dedicated to finding Golden Retrievers in need of their forever home. We work hard to find the right home for the Goldens we receive from various situations. Our Goldens typically come from owner surrenders and shelters. After we take in a Golden, we ensure proper vetting and, if necessary, behavioral training. Our organization is very passionate and dedicated to doing what’s best for our Goldens and we have foster homes throughout the State of Michigan that feel the same way. We adopt dogs to families located in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin. If you are interested in adopting one of our Goldens, please complete our adoption application. An interviewer will contact you to help you find the perfect Golden! If you are interested in volunteering with Great Lakes Golden Retriever Rescue, please visit our volunteer page.

For additional information about adopting a Golden, surrendering a Golden or fostering a Golden, contact us at:

Surrender Hotline: 616.336.1707
Other Inquiries: alliekay333@yahoo.com
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Latest News

Happy Monday! We are so thrilled to announce that Sassy went to her forever home with Brenda & Grant. She is sure to have fun playing with her new brother, Scout (a previous GLGRR rescue dog), playing ball and frisbee in the backyard, and relaxing on the couch. We are happy to know that Sassy will be showered with love and attention at her new home! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are very excited to announce that our first two Turkey Goldens, Ayla (fka Karma) and Kozmo have been adopted! Several weeks ago, we began our journey to help the abandoned Goldens in Turkey. Ayla and Kozmo were the pioneers for us and taught us what was involved in the rescue effort. When they arrived, they were in need of some good food, a warm bath, and lots of extra love and affection. At first, they were somewhat timid and had to adjust to their new environment and learn some English words. Amazingly, they both transitioned easily and blossomed into the wonderful dogs they were meant to be.

Kozmo was adopted by the Palmer family! He has a new four legged Chihuahua friend to play with! Kozmo is a very active boy who will enjoy running and playing in their beautiful backyard. As you can see in the photo, Kozmo also thinks he is a lap dog and loves attention and affection. We are confident he will be getting a ton of that in his new home!

Ayla was adopted by Tim and his other dog Bogey. There is no doubt they will be best friends in no time! We are pretty confident that Ayla is going to be a tad spoiled, but that is exactly what she deserves. In her new home, she will enjoy her wonderful backyard with a pool as well as all of the love and attention she will be getting.

It is amazing to see how much these dogs’ lives have changed completely in two months’ time. They are now in the loving, forever home they deserve. It is exciting to know that we will be able to help and bring over more Goldens from Turkey. We could not do this without all of your support and donations. Also, a big thank you to all of the volunteers involved!
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Adoptable Dogs

Here are some of the dogs we are presently working with. Please click here for more information about our adoption process.