Want to rescue a Golden Retriever in Washington?
I’m not sure who’s luckier — your future Golden Retriever, or you!
Goldens are loyal, loving, fluffy balls of joy, but because they’re so popular, it can be hard to find an available Golden who needs to be rescued.
In this article, you’ll see the main Golden Retriever rescue in Washington, as well as three other ways to find a Golden who needs your home.
Golden Retriever Rescues In Washington
Several Golden Retriever rescues in Washington recently shut down or stopped taking new applicants due to a lack of dogs being given up, but there’s still one left:
Seattle Golden Retriever Rescue
Seattle Golden Retriever Rescue is affiliated with Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue.
Golden Retriever Rescues Near Washington
In addition to the Seattle Golden Retriever Rescue, there are several other Golden Retriever rescues that serve Washington State.
Here’s where you can find them:
- Golden Retriever rescues in Oregon
- Golden Retriever rescues in California
- Golden Retriever rescues in Montana
3 Sneaky Ways To Find A Rescue Golden Retriever
If Seattle Golden Retriever Rescue doesn’t have a Golden for you, and none of the rescues in nearby states do either — there’s still hope!
There are three other ways you might be able to find a Golden who needs your home.
The first way is to scour your local animal shelters.
Yes, it’s a long shot, but you might get lucky and find a Golden Retriever there.
You might also fall in love with another dog who needs your home!
The next way is to keep an eye out on your local Golden Retriever Facebook groups.
I’ve seen several people post in there trying to find a new home for their Golden that they can no longer keep.
People are all over these posts, so you’ll have to be quick to reply.
Also, be sure to watch out for scammers!
(Watch this video about the UGLY truth about Golden Retrievers for more on scammers)
The next way to find a Golden who needs your home is to get involved in your local Golden Retriever club.
The members there might have insider info on a Golden who needs to be rescued.
This is another long shot, but it could be worth it.
The more Golden Retriever lovers you know, the more likely you are to find one of your own.
And speaking of Golden Retriever Clubs…
Golden Retriever Clubs In Washington
Not only can Golden Retriever Clubs help you potentially find a Golden Retriever, but when you get one, they can help you raise them.
For example, they might help with:
- Socializing and exercising your Golden through their dog sports and other events
- Getting advice from experienced Golden Retriever owners
- Getting referrals for services like vets, groomers, and doggy daycares
Here are the two Golden Retriever clubs in Washington:
Evergreen Golden Retriever Club
Inland Empire Golden 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)
It can be tough to find a Golden Retriever who needs to be rescued, and then once you do find them, you’ll realize the journey is only beginning.
However, it’ll be well worth it thanks to never-ending love, slobbery kisses, and joyful personalities.
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!