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Almost Heaven's Adoptable & Resident Dogs

AHGRRS has been saving lives since 2002 and plans to continue accepting as many orphan dogs - as space and finances allow. Your donations will help keep our doors open to those who need us most. We have Adoptable Dogs (click HERE) in need of homes and permanent residents who will never know the joy of living in a family environment because they are so damaged, old, or sick that they are best suited to living out their lives with us - here at the Sanctuary. Please consider giving a homeless dog a home.

You can obtain Adoption Information and an Application by clicking HERE. Completed applications may be emailed to: ahgrr@frontiernet.net.

Please, we request that you don't call us until you have an approved application on file, as it is a volunteer owned phone. Calls will be answered when possible. For the fastest response, please email us.

If you cannot adopt at this time, but would like to help please consider the following:


Dogs adopted from Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary are eligible for 30-Days of PetFirst health insurance for your pet
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Meet Almost Heaven's Adoptable Dogs Looking for Forever Homes

Our newest arrivals can be found on Almost Heaven's Petfinder page: Click HERE.

Peter

Peter - Male, Labrador Retriever Mix

1 - 2 year old Peter is a high energy love bug. We don't usually recommend dogs for joggers, but, this boy just might be the exception (as long as caution is used and special attention is paid to outside temperatures and running surfaces). He might also be a candidate for agility - or any sport where speed and endurance is a plus. Peter is a total sweetheart - he just wants to be someone's best friend.

If you think Peter is the right choice for you and would like to offer him a forever home, please submit an application.

 

Peter

Peter

Chance

Chance - Male, Yellow Labrador Retriever

7 year old Chance is nothing short of adorable. He is a bit chubby right now - but, we're working on that. This boy will do anything for a treat! Chance lost his home when his owners could no longer care for him. He is an active boy that would love a home with an active family - although, we think he could be just as content curled up next to someone's feet. He is very people oriented and loves attention. Chance is vaccinated against distemper/parvo, bordatella, and canine flu, heartworm negative, and on preventative, and neutered. He has a very outgoing, happy personality.

If you think Chance would be happy with you, please submit an application.

Misty - Female, Golden Retriever mix

19 - 20 month old Misty is going to be some lucky adopters dream come true. Misty's owner had to give her up when her owner's allergies became so bad that they could no longer be controlled without Misty leaving the home. Misty has never known abuse - she has only known love and Misty has a LOT of love to give back. Misty will be fully vaccinated, heartworm negative, wormed, and spayed when she leaves us for her new home. She is crate trained - and has gotten along just fine with the other dogs here, though her current exposure to them has been limited.

If you would like to be considered for the honor of sharing your home and life with Misty, please submit an application.

Misty

Scooby

Scooby

Scooby - Male, Golden Retriever mix

1 year old Scooby was dumped at a high kill shelter by his owner. We have no idea why - it's just sad that he came so close to dying for a crime he obviously didn't commit. Scooby has the usual puppy energy - and needs exercise and training - a great time for a his new parent to bond with him. Scooby is neutered, current on vaccinations for distemper, parvo, and rabies, and tested heartworm negative. He's a really wonderful golden mix boy and he's going to make some very lucky person a wonderful best furfriend.

If you would like to be Scooby's best friend, please submit an application.

Video of Scooby and Chaucer (listed below) playing:

Scooby

Chaucer

Chaucer - Male, Border Collie mix

1-2 year old Chaucer is so endearing. He is high energy, but very responsive to training and correction. Chaucer needs an electric fence, be leash walked, a tie out, or fences at least 6' high to be safe. He will climb or jump lower fences. He would make a terrific agility dog - he has everything needed to excel in that sport. (And, let's face it, he's cute as can be.) Chaucer is a favorite here. He will go home vaccinated against rabies, distemper and parvo, heartworm tested negative, crate trained, wormed, and neutered. Chaucer gets along best with females and and other neutered males. He can, however, be choosy with other dogs, particularly when being walked on leash (we are working on this). Please give him a chance at the life he so deserves.

If you would like to offer Chaucer a forever home, please submit an application.

Chaucer

Chaucer

Eddie

Eddie - Male, Yellow Labrador Retriever

2 - 3 year old Eddie came to us from a shelter in the deep south. Sadly, Eddie was infected with heartworm - but has undergone successful treatment - and is now ready to go home with some VERY lucky person or family. This is one incredible boy. He's good looking and sweet as can be. Eddie is going to make someone the bestest friend in fur that anyone could ever want.

If you are looking for a furry best friend and would like to offer Eddie a forever home, please submit an application.

Eddie

Eddie

Joey, Too

Joey, Too

Joey, Too - Male, Golden Retriever Mix

6 - 7 year old Joey is an exceptional boy who ended up on death row at a high kill shelter through no fault of his own. Joey, too is just a nice apartment sized golden mix boy who is looking for that special someone who will love him for the rest of his days. Joey, Too is neutered, up to date on distemper, parvo, and rabies vaccines, and heartworm negative and on preventative. He's also very handsome - but hasn't let that go to his head - lol

If you would like to offer Joey, Too a forever home, please submit an application.

Joey, Too

Joey, Too

Joey, Too

 

Queenie - Female, Golden Retriever Mix

3 - 4 year old Queenie has come a long way since she was found almost dead from starvation and literally fighting for her life. Heavens only knows what Queenie has endured in her short life - but despite it all - she is now a loving, affectionate, and trusting girl. Because of Queenie's background (write to us for details), we feel she would be best placed in a quiet adult home - with a fenced yard - though Queenie does LOVE to go for walks on leash. She is spayed, vaccinated against distemper/parvo and rabies, heartworm negative, and crate trained. She is also probably housebroken - or very close to it. We want to see Queenie in a home where she will continue to blossom and receive the love and patience she needs and deserves.

If you think you might be the right home for Queenie, please submit an application.

Queenie

Angel Blue

Angel Blue - Female, Beagle & Jack Russell mix

There just aren't enough adjectives to describe what a wonderful girl 6 - 7 year old Angel is. If this sweetie has a fault, we haven't seen it. (Except for being very overweight - and is now on a diet). Angel is housebroken, gets along with every living thing, is spayed, up to date on distemper, parvo, and rabies vaccinations, and heartworm negative and on preventative. She craves attention and would fit into any home. Angel lost her home when her owner became too ill to care for her.

If you would like to offer Angel Blue a place in your heart and home, please submit an application.

Angel Blue

Angel Blue

Baby Boo
Baby Boo

 

Baby Boo - Female, Australian Cattle Dog mix

4 year old Baby Boo's genetic makeup is a mystery. She's a medium sized girl whose owner became ill and unable to care for her. She gets along fine with other dogs, is housebroken, up to date on vaccinations for distemper, parvo, and rabies, spayed, and is heartworm negative and on preventative. Baby is reserved with new people - but it doesn't take her long to warm up - and invite you to play. She's really just a nice girl who needs a new home to call her own.

If you would like to offer Baby Boo a forever home, please submit an application.

 

Baby Boo

Baby Boo


Baby Boo

Daniel

Daniel - Male, Golden Retriever

10-11 year old Daniel would love to find a home soon. This old fellow found himself homeless when his owners separated and neither could take Daniel with them. He then spent time in a temporary home and was then shifted here. Daniel was very nervous and unsure of himself when he first arrived at Almost Heaven. We were told he had food aggression issues, and that he might be picky with his canine friends. We have seen NONE of this. We do feed Daniel separately - he is a Senior - he should not be forced to compete with other dogs in order to eat. He has a wide range of doggie friends here - young, old, big, and small - and he does fine with all of them. Daniel has a reconstructed knee cap so, although he needs physical exercise, jumping should be discouraged. We have found Daniel to be very loving and sweet.

If you would like to open your heart and home to Daniel, please submit an application.

Daniel

Chester

Chester- Male, Golden Retriever mix

2 - 4 year old Chester has obviously not enjoyed a very good life. But, that's all changed for him now - and he's ready to make up for lost time! Chester is not a big boy, but he has a huge heart that he wants to share with his special someone. Chester gets along fine with all the other dogs here - is small enough for those who don't want to handle a full sized golden retriever, and is just plain cute, cute, cute! We think this little boy is going to make some very lucky person very happy.

If you would like to offer Chester a forever home, please submit an application.

Chester

Duckie

Duckie - Female, Labrador Retriever Mix

Duckie came to us last year after she gave birth to some incredible puppies. Duckie was found living feral and taken to a rural shelter where she curled up inside a plastic doghouse in subzero temperatures - waiting for her pups to be born - and most likely die in the bitter cold. We saved her in the nick of time and got her to the vet's. Duckie has ongoing skin issues due to the neglect she has suffered - but if ever a dog deserves a good home - Duckie is that girl. She is initially very shy. She will be a "project" dog for anyone who adopts her. Please consider giving this poor girl a chance at a normal life so she can see just how good it can be to be a dog. She is totally crate trained and not at all aggressive.

If you would like to offer Duckie a forever home, please submit your application.

Duckie

Zoey

Zoey - Female, Golden Retriever

6 - 7 year old Zoey is just a wonderful girl. She can be a little picky about the female company she keeps - but, we haven't found that to be the case with the males. She is crate trained, vaccinated against distemper/parvo and rabies, and spayed. Zoey has a very happy go lucky personality and she'd love to be someone's best friend soon.

If you would like to offer Zoey a new forever home, please submit an application.

Update: Sadly, Zoey does not appear to be an adoptable dog. She has demonstrated some unpredictability around strangers and other dogs. For now, she will remain with us as a permanent resident.

Zoey

Zoey

Benji before
Benji upon arrival at shelter

Benji- Male, Norfolk Terrier Mix

5-7 year old Benji was not loved prior to going to the shelter in a rural community. Poor little Benji was in such terrible condition, so matted, so unkempt, that the shelter had trouble telling which end of him was which.

Someone really mistreated Benji as he is VERY distrustful of new people. Benji is not a available for adoption due to trust issues and fear-biting. For now, he will remain with us as permanet resident. Sponsors and donations towards his care are always greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal using the Donate button below or by mail: AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Benji now
A very kind lady (and professional groomer)
took Benji to her shop and gave him a haircut - take a look at our boy now!
Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear - Male, Collie/Golden Retriever Mix

6 - 8 year old Teddy Bear came to us alongwith Panda Bear, who we understand is his littermate. Teddy and Panda were adopted and lived on a farm, unsocialized, and severely neglected for most of their lives. Teddy is slightly more social than Panda, but both dogs have a long way to go before they are ready to be adopted - if ever. For now, they will remain with us. Sponsors for them and donations towards their care are always greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal using the Donate button below or by mail: AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Panda Bear

Panda Bear - Male, Collie/Golden Retriever Mix

6 - 8 year old Panda has not had a very good life. He and his littermate, Teddy Bear, were adopted and lived on a farm, unsocialized, and severely neglected for most of their lives. Panda is slowly learning to trust us, and we are hopeful that he and Teddy might one day find their way into a forever home. For now, they will remain with us. Sponsors for them and donations towards their care are always greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal using the Donate button below or by mail: AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Sophie 1

Sophie 2

Sophie - Female, Bloodhound

Sophie came to us at 6 months of age directly from her breeder. Sophie was dwarfed, emaciated, had numerous injuries, and was afraid to eat.

It seems that Sophie had been kennelled with her mother, who would literally try to tear her head off every time she got near the food bowl.

Sophie's injuries included a dislocated hip, a crushed pelvis with so many healing breaks that our vet stopped counting, and a dislocated shoulder. It is the opinion of our vet that Sophie, one of 17 in her litter, had been rolled on or stepped on repeatedly by her mother. It was our vet's opinion that her injuries were too old to be treated, and as Sophie was mobile, though with a limp, that we should just leave well enough alone.

Our biggest issue was convincing Sophie that she could eat - and not be attacked. It took weeks to convince her that food was a good thing. She didn't need to bury it, she didn't need to hide it, she didn't need the blankets over her crate and the lights turned off - in order to enjoy her meal.

Sophie has come a long way. She is a very happy, well adjusted dog. She will never be "normal". We monitor her physical activities very carefully to make sure she does not injure herself further as another injury could spell the end of the line for our Sophie girl.

Sophie is a very special dog. Despite all the horrible things that have happened to her - she is loving and accepting of all humans. She is food aggressive with other dogs (no reason to wonder why) - but loves to play, play, play outside.

Sophie is probably unadoptable. She needs controlled exercise and if she is injured - would probably not survive treatment. Sponsors and donations towards her care are always greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal using the Donate button below or by mail: AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Cody 1

Cody 2

Cody - Male, Golden Retriever Mix

Cody came to us on a rather large transport from a shelter in the Carolinas. The dogs on this transport were loaded into crates aboard a horse trailer for their ride to safety/rescue. Cody escaped his crate, and only the quick thinking of the truck driver following the trailer saved his life.

Upon seeing Cody's paws at the top of the door to the trailer, the trucker started weaving the lanes of I-95 and slowing down. He was also frantically trying to signal the driver of the transport vehicle.

Without much hesitation, Cody leaped out of the trailer and onto I-95. Thankfully, the truck driver had traffic stopped by now, and people banned together to capture our boy, who only suffered a few bruises and abrasions.

Cody is an escape artist. Cody has escaped every pen, run, cable, kennel, and crate (except the gorilla crate) we have put him in. Luckily, for the most part, he is a happy dog and doesn't stray very far from home.

Cody is also storm phobic - and reacts to loud noises, such as gun fire or fire works. It has been a challenge to find a situation that would be right for him. Cody is fine as long as his "person" is with him. Left alone - he knows only one thing - and that is escape.

We'd love to find Cody a home where he would be safe to roam a bit and where he would have someone home with him a lot. He's fine here with us, though until that home becomes available. Sponsors and donations towards his care are always greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal using the Donate button below or by mail: AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Baron

Baron - Male, Bloodhound

2 - 3 year old Baron ended up homeless and in a shelter with no chance of adoption because, in true bloodhound fashion, he protected himself against what he considered to be a threat. Baron is a young, healthy, dog that would make a great working bloodhound - or a housepet for someone familiar with the breed and willing to work with his "issues".
Update: Baron was sent to "bloodhound college" with the Virginia Dept of Corrections. Baron LOVES to track. He will run tracks forever - but, sadly, it's not always the same track - so, he's a college dropout looking for a new home.

Sponsors and donations towards his care are always greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal using the Donate button below or by mail: AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Jake and Jasper

Jake

Lawn mower - Jake (his brother Jasper recently passed away) - were abandoned at their prior home when their owner was evicted from the property.

Wonderful for keeping the fields "mowed" where lawn mowers cannot go.

Updated: December 2017





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