About US

Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. (TGRR) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, humane treatment and placement of homeless Golden Retrievers, and to the education of the public about the breed.

Located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina (including Greensboro and Winston-Salem), TGRR works cooperatively with other regional rescue groups and is open to arranging long-distance adoptions whenever we find a good match between the needs and circumstances of a dog and a family.

We receive dogs from private owners, lost dog turn-ins, and local animal shelters.

After a Golden is accepted into the rescue program, it is checked thoroughly by a veterinarian, brought up to date on immunizations, put on heartworm preventative, spayed or neutered, and bathed and groomed. TGRR volunteers foster these dogs in their homes, where they work on socialization and basic obedience skills.

TGRR makes every effort to place each dogs where the home situation and lifestyle seem most closely matched to the needs and personality of the individual dog.

We want each placement to be a success for the adopting family and the dog. For this reason, we obtain a veterinary reference and complete a phone interview with each adoption applicant, provide them with more information both about the breed and our program, and complete a home visit (with Triad applicants) or obtain photos (for long-distance applicants).

Golden Retrievers are people-oriented dogs who thrive from human contact and genuinely need to be an integral part of their humans' lives. TGRR looks for prospective homes who will welcome the dog into their home and will have time to spend with the animal. When deprived of human contact, Goldens often develop behavioral problems such as barking, chewing, digging, or even running away.

Many of our rescue dogs come from circumstances where they were kept outdoors in a pen or yard and were not given the attention they need. Goldens are "inside" dogs that need lots of activity and exercise. We require adopters to have a secure structural fence attached to their home.

We are a small group of volunteers, many of whom have full-time jobs. If you have questions, the best method for reaching us is by clicking on Contact (above) and completing a contact form.

If you are interested in applying to adopt from TGRR, please read adoption information under the Adopt tab before filling out the online application.  Please note that the number of adoption applications we receive far outnumbers the number of dogs we receive. The application screening process takes three to four weeks, so there is a strong chance that the dogs you see on our website may very well be adopted by someone from our waitlist of approved applicants before your screening process is complete.