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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 e

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

    • Food donations are always greatly appreciated. We feed our rescues Iams Minichunks.
    • Donating needed item(s) on our Wish List
    • Sponsoring one of our residents. No donation is too small - All are always deeply appreciated. Use the PayPal button, Donation button, or mail to AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711.

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Dogs adopted from Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary are eligible for 30-Days of PetFirst health insurance
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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.

Brother Zeke

Brother Zeke

Brother Zeke- Male, Golden Retriever Mix

2 year old Brother Zeke is the total package: Handsome, Smart, Trainable. In fact, Brother Zeke already knows most basic commands and will shake paws with you while his tail wags nonstop. He's a little shy with strangers and it might take him a minute or so to warm up, but then he's your best friend - forever! Brother Z is only about 40 pounds, so if you're looking for a smaller sized golden mix - he might be exactly what you are looking for. He's up to date on all core vaccinations (parvo, distemper, rabies), heartworm negative and on preventative, and neutered. This fellow is guaranteed to bring many smiles to his new forever home as he did nothing wrong in his past home; his prior owner just couldn't care for him any more.

If you think you are the perfect match for Brother Z, please submit an application.

Brother Zeke

Brother Zeke

Brother Zeke

Brother Zeke

Brother Zeke

Brother Zeke- Male, Golden Retriever Mix

2 year old Brother Zeke is the total package: Handsome, Smart, Trainable. In fact, Brother Zeke already knows most basic commands and will shake paws with you while his tail wags nonstop. He's a little shy with strangers and it might take him a minute or so to warm up, but then he's your best friend - forever! Brother Z is only about 40 pounds, so if you're looking for a smaller sized golden mix - he might be exactly what you are looking for. He's up to date on all core vaccinations (parvo, distemper, rabies), heartworm negative and on preventative, and neutered. This fellow is guaranteed to bring many smiles to his new forever home as he did nothing wrong in his past home; his prior owner just couldn't care for him any more.

If you think you are the perfect match for Brother Z, please submit an application.

Brother Zeke

Brother Zeke

Brother Zeke

Chaucer

Chaucer - Male, Border Collie mix

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. Chaucer is a favorite here. He has been vaccinated against rabies, distemper and parvo, heartworm tested negative, crate trained, wormed, and neutered. Chaucer gets along best with spayed females and and other neutered males. He can, however, be very choosy with his canine companions. Chaucer needs an owner who is alpha - and someone who understands his issues with some other dogs - and who is experienced and willing to work with him.

If you think you might be the person for this truly unique and wonderful boy, please submit an application.

Chaucer
Chaucer

 

Chaucer

Patpat

Patpat

Patpat - Male, Spaniel & Border Collie Mix

2 year old Patpat is gorgeous, and once he gets to know you - is your best friend. He is a little slow to warm up. Patpat gets along fine with other dogs but not at mealtime. He really prefers to dine alone and he will discourage other dogs from their food if fed in a group. This little guy came to us with no history, and we are only guessing his genetic makeup but, he is really a unique fellow, Given a little time and patience, Patpat will make some lucky person a wonderful pet and companion. Patpat is scheduled to be neutered soon and is heartworm negative and up to date on core vaccines.

If you would like to offer Patpat a furever home, please submit an application.

Patpat
Patpat

Patpat

Patpat

Louie

Louie

Louie - Male, Border Collie Mix

2 year old Louie came to us with a history of being a "bait dog" for dog fighters. That may or may not be true as Louie does seem to have some neurological issues which could have been caused by injury (head bobbing when drinking, and some peripheral vision issues). We have had Louie thoroughly checked out by our veterinarian, and he has assured us that although Louie does seem to have some strange issues, none of them appear to be affecting his current health in any way nor does he expect them to affect him in the future. Louie gets along with other dogs, but does need close supervision in large packs. He really does much better when he has just one or two canine friend(s) at a time. He is very well behaved on leash. He is affectionate with his humans, and listens extremely well - and in fact actually already knows a few basic commands. Louie would do best in a home with an experienced dog owner/trainer and one or two other easy going canine companions. Louie is a work in process - and his new family should regard him as a piece of art that - when finally complete - will dazzle all who meet him.

If you think you can offer Louie that special furever home, please submit an application.

Louie
Louie
Louie

Louie

Louie

 

Daniel

Daniel - Male, Golden Retriever

10-11 year old Daniel would love to find his own forever home. This old fellow found himself homeless when his owners separated and neither could take Daniel with them. He spent time in a temporary home and was then shifted to here. Daniel was very nervous and unsure of himself when he first arrived at Almost Heaven. He was suffering from a severe case of separation anxiety, which took months and the use of special equipment to overcome. Sadly, this behavior reappears whenever his surroundings change, which happens a lot at a rescue; therefore, we have permanently assigned him his own "special space."

Daniel socializes with a wide variety of canine companions (young, old, big, and small) and gets along fine with all of them as long as food or treats are not involved. He is a Senior and should not be forced to compete with other dogs in order to eat; so he is fed and given treats separately as he can be food aggressive with other dogs. 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 with people but he can be choosy selecting his canine companions.

If you would like to open your heart and offer a forever home to Daniel, please submit an application. Note: Daniel may require the same special setup we have for him here and may also need more time and patience than usual to adapt to his new home.

 Daniel

 

 

Queenie

* * * Special Needs * * *

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  Queenie

Queenie

Baron - Male, Bloodhound

7 - 8 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 now a Senior dog - with all the senior lumps and bumps that go along with that age. Baron needs someone familiar with the breed as he can be strong willed and protective of his food bowl. Baron gets along with other dogs - but doesn't always participate in playing.

If you would like to offer Baron a furever retirement home, please submit an application.

Baron

Biscuit Basket

Biscuit Basket - Male, Australian Cattle Dog Mix

6-8 year old Biscuit Basket is a very endearing boy. Biscuit landed in a rural shelter when his elderly owner could no longer care for him and his two canine housemates. The housemates quickly found new homes, but poor Biscuit, who took a little while to warm up to strangers, was left behind. Biscuit gets along well with all the other dogs here, is playful, and even a little good naturedly mischievous. He is learning just how great it can be to be a dog and this wonderful boy is worth it!

If you are interested in offering Biscuit Basket a furever home, please submit an application.

Biscuit Basket

Biscuit Basket

Chester

Chester- Male, Golden Retriever mix

4 - 6year 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 some of the other dogs here (he doesn't like the bouncy "in your face" types too much) - is small enough for those who don't want to handle a full sized golden retriever, and is just plain cute, cute, cute! Chester has had one incident of teeth baring with a stranger visiting here. We have no idea why - as he has never made a bad move towards us - any of us. 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

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.

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

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/Great Pyrenees Mix

8 - 10 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. Although we handle them daily - they are not warm, fuzzy dogs that want to crawl into your lap for lovin'. They possibly never will be. 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

Teddy Bear Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear

Panda Bear

Panda Bear - Male, Collie/Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees Mix

8 - 10 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. Although we handle them daily - they are not warm, fuzzy dogs that want to crawl into your lap for lovin'. They possibly never will be. 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

Panda Bear Panda Bear

Panda Bear

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

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.

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