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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
courtesy of Petfinder.com.

Meet Almost Heaven's Adoptable Dogs Looking for Forever Homes

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

Alex

Alex - Male, Labrador Retriever Mix

3 year old Alex is a medium sized lab mix boy who just wants to have fun! Alex has been attacked by a dog in the past, so we are working on making him feel less fearful around other dogs and so far, it is going very well and we are very pleased with his progress. Alex is insecure in new surroundings, and with new people, but he adjusts very quickly and is going to make someone a wonderful companion.

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

Alex

Alex

Teddy Too

Teddy Too - Male, Labrador Retriever Mix

7-8 year old Teddy Too was rescued from a site where dogs are routinely left behind. Teddy was emaciated, full of parasites, and had at some time lost about 1/2 of his tail. Despite it all, Teddy is simply a nice older boy. He is still thin, but we have had him heartworm tested (negative), vaccinated, wormed, and examined by our veterinarians. Besides a bit of anemia, Teddy was given a clean bill of health and has been steadily adding weight. Teddy is a joy to be around and we are hopeful that someone will give this amazing older gent a home in which he can retire.

If you are interested in offering Teddy Too a furever home, please submit an application.

Teddy Too

Teddy Too

Brunie

Brunie

Brunie (Brunswick) - Female, Labrador Retriever Mix

10 year old Brunie came to us from the deep south (Georgia), where she had been tied so tightly by the neck - outside in the heat and with the bugs - the chain had become embedded into her neck and may have damaged her trachea. Brunie is heartworm positive - and intact. She will need to be treated for heartworm disease and spayed prior to being offered for adoption.

If you are interested in offering Brunie a furever home when she becomes available for adoption, please submit an application.

If you are not in a position to adopt at this time, please consider making a tax deductible donation to help with Agnes' medical bills and care. 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

Brunie

Brunie

Cassie
Cassie

Cassie - Female, Golden Retriever Mix

7 year old Cassie came to us from Georgia where she spent her days and nights chained outside in the southern heat. Cassie is heartworm positive and intact. She is one of the sweetest girls we have had the pleasure of helping, but her time with us is going to be long term so that we can get her treated for heartworm, spayed, fully vaccinated, and ready to share someone's live.

If you are interested in offering Cassie a furever home, please submit an application. She will hopefully be ready to leave us by the end of September to mid October 2018 (barring anything unforeseen).

If you are not in a position to adopt at this time, please consider making a tax deductible donation to help with Agnes' medical bills and care. 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

Cassie
Cassie

Chubbs

Chubbs

* * * Special Needs * * *

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. We may also consider long term foster offers.


Chubbs

Chubbs

Chubbs

Anges

Anges

Anges - Female, Golden Retriever

13-15 year old Agnes ended up in a shelter and no one seems to know why (or they're not telling). Agnes has a lot of arthritic and skin allergy issues which we are trying to address without overwhelming her immune system. She loves people, has learned how to use the dog door, and is eating everything offered to her. The vet says her heart, lungs, and bloodwork look and sound pretty darned good for an old girl. We would love to see Agnes spend the rest of her days resting next to her new owner, but if that doesn't happen, she is certainly welcome to stay with us. Everyone who meets her - falls in love with her.

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

If you are not in a position to adopt at this time, please consider making a tax deductible donation to help with Agnes' medical bills and care. 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

Anges

Anges

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 than any picture we have here. Billy is crate trained and housebroken but he does have some separation anxiety - so use of a crate or other means of containing him so he will not harm himself or his surroundings while you are away - at least initially - is a MUST.

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

Billy

Billy

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

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

Peter

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


Baby Boo

Angel Blue

 


Angel Blue

Angel Blue - Female, Hound

There just aren't enough adjectives to describe what a wonderful girl 7 - 8 year old Angel is. If this sweetie has a fault, we haven't seen it. 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 food - lol) 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
Angel Blue

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

 

 

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.

Scooby

Video of Scooby and Chaucer (listed below) playing:

Scooby

 

 

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

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

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 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

Sophie

Sophie 1

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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