meet our goldens

"Rescue dogs aren't broken, they've simply experienced more life than other dogs.  If they were human, we would call them wise.  They would be the ones with tales to tell and stories to write, the ones dealt a bad hand who responded with courage.  Don't pity a rescue dog. Adopt One. And be proud to have their greatness by your side."

If you are interested in meeting one of our goldens, there are a few things you need to do first.

1.  Fill out an application online or download an application today.  
2.  Email Adoptions (adoptions@azgrc.org) to contact our adoptions coordinator about your interest in one of our Goldens.


Last Updated
Sunday, July 19, 2015

  TERRY   9 Year Male   Available  Contact #12-15

terryTerry has traveled over 7,000 miles to find a forever home.  He is a thoroughly lovable 9 year old Golden Retriever from Taiwan who joined the AZGRC family in April of this year.  Prior to being rescued, Terry was a street dog, most likely abandoned by his previous owner when he became too old to be of any use.  In spite of his time on the streets, Terry has that wonderful hopeful, happy personality that is pure Golden.  He is the most huggable bundle of fur you could ever imagine.  It seems that Terry has never met a person or child he didn’t like.  He enjoys the company of other dogs and maintains a friendly distant attitude towards cats. 

Like most seniors (two and four legged), Terry does take a little extra time getting up.  It doesn’t help that he has about 15 pounds of extra weight to lift up.  Terry’s new family will need to help him lose that weight by controlling his food intake and giving him some exercise every day.  That should be pretty easy since Terry does like to take a walk, play a game of tug, or chase after a ball (just don’t throw it too far, please!)  Most of all, Terry enjoys lots and lots of pets and belly rubs.

Terry is completely housebroken.  He does know sit, but he is still learning the English for stay and come!  The only thing Terry does not like is lighting and thunder.  He has his very own “thunder jacket” which helps, but he will be most appreciative if he is given a quiet safe corner and some hugs until the storm passes. 

If you are looking to adopt a senior Golden, then Terry might just be the dog for you.  Nothing says love like a white-faced Golden with soulful eyes!

If you are interested in learning more about Terry, or would like to welcome him into your home and heart, please submit an application or call AZGRC at 602-870-0037.  You can also email us at adoptions@azgrc.org.  

CLICK HERE to view Terry's slideshow


 General commands


 Kids OK, other dogs OK, cats -  he keeps his distance

Activity Level:




  TOBY   4 Year Male   Available  Contact #04-15

tobyToby is a handsome 4 year old neutered male who is looking for the perfect forever home. Toby is very active and loves to go jogging and on long walks and will fetch a tennis ball for hours.  He also gets along well with other dogs. Toby was turned into AZGRC because of his separation anxiety and will do best in a home where someone is around most of the time. Toby needs a family that understands dogs with anxiety issues and has the time and patience to work with him and help Toby rebuild his self confidence. Although Toby is active and likes to play, he also settles down and enjoys just being close to you. He is very good about knowing what toys are his and will help himself to the toy basket and entertain himself.  Toby does well with other dogs and wants to get along with everyone.  Toby would enjoy kids twelve years and older who can help burn off some energy, but would not do well with smaller children. Toby knows basic commands, is completely housebroken and absolutely loves riding in the car. He has no interest in swimming and does not plan to ever be a "water dog".

If you think you might have the right home for Toby and would be interested in making him part of your family, please submit an application at www.azgrc.org  and someone from our Adoption Team will follow up with you with additional information.

CLICK HERE to view Toby's slideshow


 Basic commands, Housebroken, Loves car rides


 Other dogs OK, No cats, No young children

Activity Level:

 Active, High Energy




Arizona Golden Retriever Connection is an all volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Arizona Golden Retriever Connection

P.O. Box 26678
Scottsdale, AZ  85255
Phone:  602-870-0037     Fax:  480-563-9154