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Rescue Me ID: 16-08-02-00088Brooke (female)

Golden Retriever    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Brooke is a sweet gentle girl who wants to be petted all the time. She is obedient but may still need some training. Fast learner. She is very social.

     Animal Location:

Legacy Rescue Inc
Middlesex County Massachusetts

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7814608588

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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-24-00488MAX (male)

Golden Retriever    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    11 month old wonderful golden retriever who loves to swim, play with his friends and cuddle. He can guard his food a little as he growled a tad when we did his food assessment so families with teenagers and adults with experience are preferred.

     Animal Location:

Legacy Rescue Inc
Middlesex County Massachusetts

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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-24-00486Doodles (male)

Golden Retriever Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    5 year old neutered male Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever mix [60 pounds] Doodles is a very people-sociable, lovable, cuddly dog who adores playing and spending time with people... Preferably leaning on them. Doodles is equally enamored with toys and makes regular attempts to steal any loose ones lying about to add to his collection. He arrived here needing surgery for a small-ball toy he loved a little too much and ate so larger, tougher toys are in order for this funny fellow. CHILDREN: No known history; dog-savvy children over 10 years possible. DOGS: Dog Selective. Can be tense around other dogs -- especially males -- so will do best ... (Read More)as an only dog. CATS: We have no known cat history on Doodles but he was intensely focused on trying to access the cats during his assessment so a no-cat home would be best. HOUSETRAINING: TRAINING NEEDS: Doodles has been a really enjoyable and easy dog in all ways here in terms of his people sociability and biddability. Staff describe him as 'such a DOLL!'. A positive-reinforcement based 'Basic Manners' class is not required but would be a terrific way to help bond and develop a common language with his new family. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Legacy Rescue Inc
Middlesex County Massachusetts

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7814608588

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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-24-00481Dominic (male)

Golden Retriever    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Dominic is an adorable 6 year old golden who loves to play with his friend Max. They are so adorable together. Despite his few year on Max, he is very good at handling him and is a sweet loving boy. Please call for an interview before appointments and apply on www.legacyrescue.us for adopter approval.

     Animal Location:

Legacy Rescue Inc
Middlesex County Massachusetts

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7814608588

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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-17-00151HOPE (female)

Golden Retriever Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Female Dogs Only, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    1.5 year old spayed female Hound mix [48 pounds] Hope is a super sweet girl who seeks reassuring hugs from her friends often and endearingly. (As you can see from the pictures of her napping at our last Staff meeting and video of her with Staff member, Lindsay.) It can take her a few minutes to get brave enough to make new people her friends, but once she does blossom she adores cuddling and is a very dear and companionable girl. Hope was part of our pilot program of accepting mixed breed dogs from overcrowded Southern shelters so we don't have a history on her as she was listed as a stray but she quickly won over everybody who handled her ... (Read More)and was a natural to join the very sweet dogs here. Given how long this dear dog has been here, we are having her spend time as an 'office dog' and she is LOVING getting to quietly hang out on her dog bed while she 'supervises' (which looks a bit like napping) as Sherryl processes applications. CHILDREN: Calm, quiet, patient older children a possibility. DOGS: Dog Selective. Hope has enjoyed playing with some of our younger male dogs but can be worried and tense around some strange dogs. She will likely do best as an only dog. CATS: No known history with cats. Showed mild interest to a pushy, head-butting young cat on her assessment. HOUSETRAINING: Making progress here; will need remedial housetraining in a new home. SPECIAL NEEDS: Ideal home will read and implement the techniques outlined 'The Cautious Canine' (http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/store/The-Cautious-Canine.html). Hope also gets car sick and can be very worried about and avoid riding in a car so gentle 'counter conditioning' will be needed to help her improve. TRAINING NEEDS: Learning new cues and tricks through positive reinforcement will help Hope become braver and more secure in how the world works which will make her and her adopter's lives together that much more fun. (Less)

     Animal Location:

YGRR
Massachusetts

Contact:
MaryAnn 978-568-9768

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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-17-00150Barley (male)

Golden Retriever Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good with Female Dogs Only, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    9.5 year old neutered male Golden/Labrador Retriever mix [69 pounds] This poor boy had one heck of a rough start and has been here a very long time getting physically and behaviorally healthy. Barley came to us as a Southern transport whose owner was moving and could not take him. He was in rough physical shape and came in heartworm positive with an infected scrotal ablation from a neuter surgery and both ears actively infected and extremely painful. His owner history portrayed a mellow dog who would greet visitors with a lick, did not guard his food and had only growled when having his painful ears cleaned but loved brushing. Unfortunately ... (Read More)the combination of the stress of losing his home, being transported and his several physical challenges caused Barley to behave very differently here at the shelter than he was described in his home. Thankfully for this dear dog, YGRR was willing to invest in his medical and behavioral health. His scrotal infection has long since cleared, his ears are clean and healthy and he currently shows no signs of allergies, He completed his second and final heartworm treatment on 4/22/16 and should just need a recheck in October. The handling, stranger and guarding issues Barley was presenting with have all improved dramatically thanks to the behavior modification efforts of Staff and our wonderful Behavior Director. Barley has truly touched the hearts of all the Staff here. He is a sweet, mellow boy who likes to be pet and enjoys all the gentle affection he receives. Don't let our references of mellow fool you, Barley has been known to rip it up outside with his silly antics as he joyfully plays with toys and indulgies in adorable 'zoomies'. He loves to play fetch and has a soft spot for squeaky toys! Barley is looking for a patient, compassionate and experienced home that will continue the training support we have provided here. CHILDREN: Adults only. DOGS: Best as only dog; possibly could live with/enjoy the company of a calm female. Barley is not a candidate for dog parks or doggy daycare. CATS: No known history; can provide a cat assessment for a strong adoption candidate. HOUSETRAINING: Has been 100% perfect in his kennel here! SPECIAL NEEDS: Completed heartworm treatment on 4/22/16 and will be on restricted activity (no racing around but calm walks OK) until 7/22/16. Will need a heartworm recheck in Oct 2016. TRAINING NEEDS: YGRR will provide a free pre-adoption Behavior Consult to help an adopter continue the behavior modification support which has helped Barley to thrive. ADOPTION FEE: $300. (Less)

     Animal Location:

YGRR
Massachusetts

Contact:
MaryAnn 978-568-9768

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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-17-00147AVA (female)

Golden Retriever Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    3 year old spayed female Golden Retriever/Borzoi mix [66 pounds] Ava is a strikingly attractive, joyful and energetic girl who has made us smile often here at YGRR with her prancing exuberance and overall love of life. Ava is receiving regular training with our wonderful Behavior Director and is making steady progress on learning to be calm in her greetings. We will be posting video of her progress regularly but in the meantime included a video of her playing with a Staff friend. She was terrific taking a turn as an 'office dog' and was fantastic being crated during the day if we were busy and quiet as a mouse in her crate at night. Lovely ... (Read More)girl! We were all so impressed with her *exemplary* manners during our 6/25 Turkish Education event. She quietly sat and smiled as )50 strangers toured our kennel (and nearly all of them fed her cookies to help reinforce those pretty manners). Most recently lucky Ava has been on 'Foster-Cation' with our wonderful Volunteer, Pam, who describes Ava's visit so far: 'Ava has been wonderful. She has settled in beautifully. She is affectionate, curious, seems very comfortable in a home setting - ok with common noises, activities - coffee grinder, maker, toilets flushing, music, TV, phones ringing, sweeping floors, dishwasher loading, unloading...hard to believe that she may not a history of being in a home before??? My husband, who has tolerated my bringing shelter fosters home for various periods of time, said that, except for her exuberant jumping when he come's into the room or house, he can't understand why no one has adopted her. He says that she is a really good dog!!! He doesn't readily complement any dog I've had here.' It is hard to believe that Ava has been with us for a full year and we are hoping it is because she was meant to wait for a wonderful home who was meant to have this beautiful sweet girl... Maybe that is YOUR lucky home? ;-D CHILDREN: Teenagers able to follow training guidelines are a possibility. DOGS: Best as only dog; possibly could enjoy the company of a calm male* but a bit too much of a 'princess' to want to share her space with other girls. * Ava is particularly partial to the senior fellows and has charmed us by helping with dog assessments here when we have some older fellows to consider. CATS: Probably yes! No known history but during our assessment Ava was interested in investigating the cats but not relentlessly trying to access them. Would likely do well with some positive reinforcement (cookies!) for ignoring cats. HOUSETRAINING: 100% perfect in her kennel here the last several months and during her week as an office-dog! SPECIAL NEEDS: Provided her heartworm recheck in July 2016 is clear, Ava is a healthy, happy girl very ready to love a new life with a real family. TRAINING NEEDS: A free Behavior Consultation with our Director will be provided to ensure Ava and her adoptive family get off to a terrific start! ADOPTION FEE: $500. (Less)

     Animal Location:

YGRR
20 Whitemore Street
Arlington, MA 02474 MAP IT!

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MaryAnn 978-568-9768

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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-17-00144Doodles (male)

Golden Retriever Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    5 year old neutered male Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever mix [60 pounds] Doodles is a very people-sociable, lovable, cuddly dog who adores playing and spending time with people... Preferably leaning on them. Doodles is equally enamored with toys and makes regular attempts to steal any loose ones lying about to add to his collection. He arrived here needing surgery for a small-ball toy he loved a little too much and ate so larger, tougher toys are in order for this funny fellow. CHILDREN: No known history; dog-savvy children over 10 years possible. DOGS: Dog Selective. Can be tense around other dogs -- especially males -- so will do best ... (Read More)as an only dog. CATS: We have no known cat history on Doodles but he was intensely focused on trying to access the cats during his assessment so a no-cat home would be best. HOUSETRAINING: TRAINING NEEDS: Doodles has been a really enjoyable and easy dog in all ways here in terms of his people sociability and biddability. Staff describe him as 'such a DOLL!'. A positive-reinforcement based 'Basic Manners' class is not required but would be a terrific way to help bond and develop a common language with his new family. (Less)

     Animal Location:

YGRR
Middlesex County Massachusetts

Contact:
Adoption & Intake Office: 978-568-9738 Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue: 978-568-9700

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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-17-00100Royce (male)

Golden Retriever    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Vaccinations Current 

    8 month old neutered male Golden Retriever [51 pounds] Royce is a handsome and happy young guy that was rescued from Turkey and is adjusting to his new life in the states. He is a bright and beautiful boy who is eager to find a family to learn with and love. Royce enjoyed a 2+ week 'foster-cation' in the home of one of our Volunteer CareGivers (Charles) and was a rockstar! Charles, wrote that Royce was a wonderful houseguest who settled in quickly, enjoyed playing with the family and playing with toys (preferably with a person), had lovely manners (no begging, minimal attempts to get on furniture), was food motivated and easy to train. Royce ... (Read More)was lovely out in public and friendly to people without jumping on them. We are so hoping somebody soon will adopt this beautiful boy and invest a bit more time and training into helping smooth out his rough edge of over-reacting to other dogs. Videos will be loaded soon! CHILDREN: No known history; dog-savvy children over 10 years possible. DOGS: Dog Selective. Royce can become overly excited/frustrated and bark and pull when he sees another dog. He has the potential to be a sociable dog in a home who can provide him with some gentle training that helps him remain calm around other dogs. CATS: Probably not. No known history and was barking and attempting to pursue during his assessment here. HOUSETRAINING: Royce had only 1 housetraining accident on his 1st day in foster when he wasn't sure about how to let folks know he needed to go outside. After that he was perfect for the remainder of his stay. TRAINING NEEDS: Royce is very easy to manage and fun to train and would love to learn more through positive reinforcement based classes. He will likely need a special class to help him get more calm and relaxed around strange dogs. We will be happy to help you locate that class and will provide a free Behavior Consult to his adopter to help them help Royce get more comfortable with other dogs. (Less)

     Animal Location:

YGRR
Massachusetts

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978-568-9768

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Animal ID: TC000021Ice (female)

Golden Retriever    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    3 year old spayed female Golden Retriever [55 pounds] Ice is a very sweet and friendly girl whose guardian angel was working overtime the day her Turkish foster found the poor banged-up baby. When found, Ice was limping badly and x-rays showed a repair had been attempted for a broken leg but the pin inserted was too big and was in danger of breaking through the skin. Further x-rays revealed surgical wire also in her elbow. Her Turkish foster had the oversized pin removed and spent weeks caring for (and falling in love with) Ice. It just about broke her heart to send Ice to the U.S. but she knows Ice will be able to find a wonderful home ... (Read More)better equipped to ensure she receives all the loving care she so deserves. CHILDREN: Adult only home given Ice's history as a stray and need for training to be more relaxed around resources (see below). DOGS: Ice has been loose and waggy meeting new dogs provided they are calm and respectful. Given her injuries, she is very understandably intolerant of and ill-suited for bouncy or boisterous interactions with other dogs. CATS: No history given being a stray in Turkey. A cat assessment can be arranged for a strong adoption candidate. HOUSETRAINING: Doing very well in her kennel here! SPECIAL NEEDS: The orthopedic surgeon has advised no further intervention is currently needed for Ice's damaged hind leg and elbow. An adopter should be prepared to provide regular gentle and moderate exercise to ensure Ice is best able to compensate for her injuries. Physical therapy (especially swimming) may be very beneficial for her long-term comfort and mobility. TRAINING NEEDS: During her assessment, Ice growled when we attempted to remove her bowl of food, she also growled and gave a quick snap (no contact) when we attempted to remove a high-value chewy. All potential adopters must first read the handout at the link below to ensure they will be able to follow the guidelines and behavior modification required to ensure Ice becomes more relaxed around resources she values: http://www.centerforshelterdogs.com/Portals/0/CSD SA Handout-POSSESSIVE BEHAVIOR.pdf Ice is a generally lovely, easy dog to be with but would certainly enjoy a positive-reinforcement class to learn a common language and develop a stronger bond with her new family. (Less)

     Animal Location:

YGRR
110 Chapin Road
Hudson, MA 01749 MAP IT!

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MaryAnn 978-568-9768

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Animal ID: TC000015Timothy (male)

Golden Retriever    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    2 year old neutered male Golden Retriever [66 pounds] Timothy is another of the super people-sociable beautiful dogs that were rescued from Turkey. His energy level is high and he is (exuberantly!) awaiting a new home who will exercise and play with him to his heart's content. (And also teach him that it's fun to relax, too!) Timothy loves to play with toys, especially stuffies, and enjoys a good belly rub when he's gotten a chance to burn off some of his bouncy energy. CHILDREN: No history with children; given his exuberance teenagers may be a possibility.

     Animal Location:

Middlesex County Arlington, MA MAP IT!

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Esra Gray 7814608588

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Golden Retriever in Massachusetts
    Golden Retriever Dogs can make good pets in Massachusetts if they match your IifestyIe. The Golden Retriever is a gundog that loves the water. Originally bred for hunting, Goldens make wonderful family pets. Golden Retrievers are very sweet, patient, gentle, and excellent with children. Goldens are eager to please and respond very well to obedience training. Goldens make good watchdogs but are far too friendly with everyone, from strangers to other dogs, to be used as guard dogs. Goldens need human companionship. They can get into trouble if neglected. This breed is suitable for homes with yards, and needs plenty of brisk daily exercise.

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    Golden Retrievers excel in competitive obedience. Golden Retrievers are descended from various English hunting dogs possibly including the bloodhound. Golden Retrievers are among the most popular family pets.

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Massachusetts Animal Rescue
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Franklin County - Leverett 01054
Dakin Animal Shelter 413-548-9898

Hampden County - Springfield 01138
Concerned Citizens for Animals, Inc 413-565-5383

Franklin County - Greenfield, Massachusetts 01302
Pioneer Valley Humane Society 413-773-3148

Worchester County - Clinton 01510
Clinton Veterinary Hospital 978-368-8509

Middlesex County - Acton 01720
Animal Umbrella 508-877-1194

Worcester County - Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
Second Chance Fund for Animal Welfare 978-779-8287

Worcester County - Southborough 01772
Commonwealth Cats, Inc 508-303-3806

Essex County - Salisbury, MA 01952
Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society 978-462-0760

Essex County - Salem, MA 01970
Northeast Animal Shelter 978-745-9888

Norfolk County - Canton, Massachusetts 02021
Neponset Valley Humane Society 781-341-2675

Plymouth County - Scituate 02066
The Friends of Scituate Shelter 781-545-8703

Suffolk County - Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Animal Rescue League of Boston 617-426-9170

Suffolk County - S Boston 02127
Alliance for Animals Clinic 617-268-7800

Suffolk County - South Boston, MA 02127
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 617-571-7151

Suffolk County - Boston, MA 02130
MSPCA/MVMA Spay/Neuter Assistance Program 617-541-5007

Plymouth County - Duxbury, Massachusetts 02331
Standish Humane Society 781-834-4663

Barnstable County - Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
A Helping Paw 508-759-2887

Barnstable County - Provincetown, MA 02657
Carrie A. Seaman Animal Shelter 508 487- 4243

Bristol County - Fall River 02720
Faxon Animal Rescue League of Greater Fall River 508-679-6122

Bristol County - Fall River 02720
Sylvan Animal Clinic (Faxon Animal Rescue League) 508-679-6122

Bristol County - N Dartmouth 02747
Animal Advocates 508-991-7727

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