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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.

Baxter M.

Baxter M. - Male, Golden Retriever

8 year old Baxter is one of the most gentle, sweet goldens we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He is a total gentleman in every way - but he is older now and really doesn't want to share his home with babies and toddlers. Children over age 8 are fine and he enjoys their company (according to his prior owner). Baxter is housebroken, neutered, vaccinated with core vaccines, and heartworm tested. He is a joy to be around, and it will be a very lucky person who is chosen to take him home and love him.

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

Baxter M.

Baxter M.

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

Louie

Louie

Louie - Male, Border Collie Mix

2 - 3 year old Louie was given up by an owner to a shelter in WV. He was reported to have been used as bait in dog fighting. We don't know that that is true - but we do know that Louie does have some neurological issues that have evolved and some have resolved over the time he has been with us. Louie had a very significant head bob when drinking and eating. He looked like a chicken pecking the ground - in a very exaggerated way. He drank as much water as was put in front of him. Faced with the consequences of allowing a dog to drink like that, we had to curtail some of his water while making sure he was remaining hydrated.

We took Louie to our veterinarians. They tested, observed, and noted his oddities, but could find no significant health issues resultant to his reported past trauma. He was not diabetic, his kidney function was right on target, he was hydrated properly, and he had gained some much needed weight. It has been an uphill struggle with Louie as we also think there may be some peripheral sight deficiency now (which will be checked out soon). He has continuing occasional bouts of loose stool, despite being treated for everything both we and our veterinarians can think of.

Louie gets along with the other dogs here, but does not actually play with them. His vision issues seem to make his navigation of the yards, especially at night, a little bit of a challenge. Most of his head bob is now gone - though it sometimes can still be seen while he is drinking. He will still drink a lot of water if allowed to - but is not quite as frantic to get to the buckets. Louie does have an issue with holding his urine - - and sometimes cannot do so overnight.

We are still working with Louie, but we think there is a home for him out there. Hopefully with a dog door, and someone who is home a lot - or who works from home. Louie is a young dog that deserves a chance.

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

13 year old Daniel came to us in 2017 after his owners divorced and neither wanted him. Daniel has had a knee replacement in the past, and does have some arthritic conditions related to age.

Daniel's biggest issue upon arrival was his separation anxiety. Daniel would stop at nothing short of almost killing himself to "escape" if left alone for any longer than a few minutes. His face was bloody from pushing through the crate bars during his trip here from Georgia. There was no consoling this old fellow, who was also storm phobic, food protective, and could be reactive around other dogs.

Like Cody, we placed Daniel in a protective corner in a "gorilla type crate," and within a relatively short period of time, he figured out that he was safe, and that this was his "safe spot". He has not allowed us to move him from that spot since - lol, but he does get along with most of the other dogs here now (as long as food is not involved).

We would love to see our Daniel find a "real home," but it will need to be with someone who is prepared to ride out the storm of relocating Daniel, and who is home quite a bit to make sure that his transition is smooth and he does not harm himself or his surroundings.

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 in October 2008, 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.

At 13-15 years old, Cody has settled in to "his spot" in the barracks, loves his yard, but now prefers to lay on a nice soft bed. Cody has always gotten along with other dogs, though he really doesn't play with them. We would still love to see this old fellow in a real home, but, it may be in his best interest to live out his remaining days with us. He is still smiling, still eating treats, and still digging the occasional hole. He does not try to escape any more - and we long ago gave up trying to relocate him from "his spot."

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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Updated: November 2019





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