Hey future Golden Retriever owner!
Looking to adopt a Golden?
In this post, you’ll see the best Golden Retriever rescues in and around Tennessee.
But since Goldens are so popular these days, many of the rescues have long waitlists, or have even stopped accepting new applicants.
So you’ll also find three sneaky ways to find a Golden even if the rescues don’t have any dogs available.
Plus, at the end, you’ll get our best tips for how to prepare and care for your Golden when you take them home.
Tennessee Golden Retriever Rescues
Here are the top Golden Retriever rescues in Tennessee, listed in alphabetical order:
Adopt A Golden Knoxville
Adopt A Golden Nashville
Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue
Memphis Area Golden Retriever Rescue
Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue
Golden Retriever Rescues Near Tennessee
In addition to the rescues in Tennessee, there are several in nearby states that you could also check to see if they have Goldens available.
Here are links to them:
- Golden Retriever rescues in Missouri
- Golden Retriever rescues in Illinois
- Golden Retriever rescues in Kentucky
- Golden Retriever rescues in Indiana
- Golden Retriever rescues in Virginia
- Golden Retriever rescues in North Carolina
- Golden Retriever rescues in South Carolina
- Golden Retriever rescues in Georgia
- Golden Retriever rescues in Alabama
3 Crafty Ways To Find A Rescue Golden Retriever
So… what do you do if all of the rescues above don’t have any Golden Retrievers available?
It’s time to get crafty!
With a little bit of patience and luck, the three tips below could help you land your dream dog.
The first way is to scour your local animal shelters.
Yes, this is a long shot as most Goldens will go quickly, but if you check early and often, you might get lucky.
Plus, you could find another dog that steals your heart.
The second way is to get involved with your local Facebook groups.
Just search “Tennessee Golden Retrievers” in Facebook, filter by groups, and at least one should pop up.
Sometimes people who need to rehome their dogs would rather do it themselves than go through a rescue group, and often Facebook groups are the first place they’ll go.
Just watch out for scammers!
The third way to find a Golden who needs your home is to get involved with your local Golden Retriever club.
This is another long shot, but some of the members might have an inside scoop on a dog who needs a new home.
Plus, the more Golden Retriever lovers you know, the more likely you are to stumble upon one of your own.
And speaking of Golden Retriever Clubs…
Golden Retriever Clubs Near Tennessee
Not only can Golden Retriever Clubs help you potentially find a dog, but they can be great resources for when you bring them home.
Here are some benefits of being involved with them:
- You can get tips from experienced Golden owners about raising and training your dog
- You can get your dog involved in sports and other activities to socialize and exercise them
- You can get referrals for services like vets, groomers, and doggy daycares
- And much more
There are no Golden Retriever Clubs officially in Tennessee, but there is the Golden Retriever Club of North Alabama in Huntsville, AL, and the East Tennessee Retriever Club.
Golden Retriever Resources & Tips
If you’re still trying to decide if a golden retriever is the right dog for you, or if you want to learn more about the breed, check out these articles:
- The Complete Guide To Golden Retrievers (Puppies, Price, Facts, Shedding & More)
- Golden Retriever vs. Labrador Retriever [16 Factors To Help You Choose]
- Is A Golden Retriever Right For Me? [Quiz]
- How Much Do Golden Retrievers Cost? (Initial Price & Yearly Costs)
- 63 Golden Retriever Facts You (Probably) Didn’t Know
- 17 Tips To Manage Golden Retriever Shedding (& Keep Your House Clean)
If you’re lucky enough to adopt a Golden Retriever, you’ll be in for the ride of a lifetime.
You can find one who needs a new home by checking your local Golden Retriever rescues, animal shelters, and Facebook groups.
Have any questions about rescuing a golden retriever?
Have you rescued a golden before?
Let me know down in the comments!
And if you want to learn more about whether or not a golden retriever is right for you, take this quiz!