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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.

Zelda

Zelda - Female, Labrador Retriever Mix

8-10 year old Zelda was abandoned in a shelter when her young owner found other activities more interesting than caring for her old friend. The rest of Zelda's prior family either couldn't care for her - or just didn't want another dog. How sad that such a sweet, faithful friend should have been thrown away in what should be her "golden years". Zelda is good with other dogs, housebroken, heartworm negative and vaccinated against rabies, distemper & parvo. She did test positive for exposure to lymes, and is currently being treated as a preventative measure only. Zelda is welcome to stay with us but we're sure she would love to find that special home of her own.

If you would like to offer this genuinely wonderful girl a place in your heart and home, please submit your application.

Zelda

Zelda

Romeo

Romeo - Male, Golden Retriever Mix

2-3 year old Romeo is sure to steal hearts wherever he goes. He is a total sweetie. Romeo is crate trained, neutered, vaccinated against distemper, parvo, and rabies, and heartworm negative. This is just a really nice boy who needs a good home.

If you would like to be considered as Romeo's forever home, please submit an application.

  RomeoRomeo

Romeo

 

 

Chubbs

Chubbs - Male, Golden Retriever Mix

8-10 year old Chubbs is a special guy. Chubby's owner let him down just when he needed him the most. Chubbs just underwent surgery for the removal of 3 peri-anal tumors...one of which had ulcerated and was bleeding. We are hopeful that Chubbs will have many good years yet to enjoy.

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

Chubbs
Chubbs

 

Chubbs

 

Billy

Billy - Male, Golden Retriever Mix

4-6 year old Billy came to us through no fault of his own. He has a lot of personality in a medium sized package. Billy is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, and heartworm negative and on preventative. He is so much cuter in person than any of his pictures.

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

Billy

 

Billy

 

Laddie

Laddie - Male, Golden Retriever Mix

2-4 year old Laddie is going to make someone a very special friend. Laddie is a little slow to warm up to strangers and is best suited to a mature household. Laddie can be choosy with his canine companions and we are working on that. He walks well on a leash, and is very affectionate and willing to please. Laddie is heartworm, lymes, ehrlichia negative and on preventative. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations against distemper, parvo, bordatella, and rabies. Laddie is also totally crate trained.

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

Laddie

 

Laddie

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

 

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

Ranger

 

Ranger - Male, Labrador Retriever & German Shepherd Dog Mix

1 - 2 year old Ranger is simply a nice boy. He's nice to everyone - including other dogs - and loves every person he has ever been introduced to here. Ranger came to us from a very rural WV shelter and we have no background information on him. He is very quick to learn and has a strong desire to please. Ranger is neutered, vaccinated against distemper/parvo, rabies, and bordatella. He is heartworm negative and on preventative. Ranger is totally crate trained - and partially house trained. Whoever chooses Ranger to be their lifelong companion will be rewarded every day by this incredibly sweet and easy going boy.

If you would like to be considered as a potential home for Ranger, please submit an application.

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Susan

Susan - Female, Bloodhound

11 year old Susan has been with us a long time now. She was diagnosed with cancer March 2, 2016. Since that time, Susan has received daily chemotherapy drugs and undergone 3 fairly routine surgeries for mass removals. Susan is NOT a sick, old dog waiting to die - she is a vibrant, happy, playful 11 year old, who frequently seems to forget her age (and 11 is very senior for a bloodhound). Susan is not available for adoption due to her history with cancer and her medical needs - but we welcome any and all financial support.

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

Susan

Susan

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

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: February 2018





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