Adoption will change your life…
and theirs.

Our mission is to rescue Golden Retrievers and golden-at-heart dogs. While in our care we provide individualized enrichment, medical care, and training. Our goal is to match every dog to their forever family.

Meet adoptable dogs in need of a loving home

View All Adoptable Dogs

The Adoption Process

Complete our online application.

Schedule a home visit.

Meet your new best friend!

Your generous donations help improve the quality of their life while awaiting adoption.

Your funds go to programs that increase the emotional, physical, and mental well-being of rescued dogs, and help us gain knowledge about each dog so we can match them with their family quickly.

Drop-off donations (food, toys, blankets, etc.) are appreciated Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10-12am.

We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers.

YGGR is looking for volunteers with a variety of skills to ensure the success of our programs. If you are interested in volunteering with YGRR, please fill out the application linked below.

Apply to
foster a dog.

Apply to Foster

How to surrender your Golden Retriever or golden-at-heart dog.

YGRR accepts Golden Retrievers and golden-at-heart dogs from all New England and surrounding states. Click the link below to start the process.

Surrender a Dog