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Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies

Golden, CO

Our Mission

Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR), with a home base at Phoebe’s Place in Arvada, CO, is a mostly volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps rescue-rehab and place unwanted, abandoned or surrendered Golden Retrievers into loving forever homes.

GRRR was founded in 1996 by Laura Terroux and has experienced continued organizational growth while working toward the goal of caring for our breed. GRRR re-homes approximately 300 Golden Retrievers annually.
For more information on our organization, please visit our profile.

Adoption Policy


Please read prior to completing an adoption application

There is a higher demand for younger to middle aged Golden Retrievers.
We do not place on a first come, first served basis.
We do not place Golden Retrievers outside of Colorado
We rarely adopt dogs to apartments, condo’s or other housing with no yard.
Potential adopters (entire family, including dogs) are required to come to the meet and greet at our location in Arvada, Colorado. This will be set up by an adoption coordinator with you.
Many of the Golden Retrievers who come into our care are strays and we have no history on them such as: Are they good with children; do they get along with other dogs; how do they behave around cats and small pets; do they jump fences; are they house trained, etc. We do our best to get to know them while they are in our care, but there will always be good and bad surprises as an adoptive family gets to know the new Golden in their life.
We rarely place dogs with families with children under 8 years old. This policy is for your safety as we do not have the background with most dogs as to know how they are with small children.
GRRR is primarily operated by volunteers and unfortunately with only two staff we are unable to return phone calls and emails regarding application status. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
We cannot guarantee a Golden for every applicant. We look to find the best match for the needs of the Golden and the applicant
Applicants must be at least 21 years old.
We seldom have Golden Retrievers in our care who would be appropriate for placement in a home without a fenced yard or in an apartment.

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