Our mission is to find loving homes for displaces, abandoned or stray dogs with golden personalities


about us

golden huggs rescue, inc. 

Golden Huggs Rescue is made up of a very small group of volunteers who have made it our mission to find loving suitable homes for (otherwise) displaced, abandoned, or stray dogs with golden personalities with our partners outside of New England.

Our dogs have either been relinquished by their owners, found as strays, or abandoned at the shelter door. It is irrelevant to us how they have managed to find themselves in these circumstances. It is only in their best interest that we try in earnest to get them out.

All of our volunteers have been involved in the rescue and placing of dogs for years.  We are committed to doing our part to decrease the numbers of dogs that are euthanized at primarily southern shelters.


we are a family

We strive to keep in touch with as many of our adopters as possible through a variety of different local functions and fund raising events, through email and social media posts.  Many of our adopters have adopted from us more than once and some have even become volunteers.


are you an adopter?

We love to hear from our adopters about how are pups are doing in their forever families. Send us a note and let us know how things are going!





We are a foster based rescue, which means that we do not have a facility that you can visit. Most of our dogs come to us from our rescue partners in areas outside of New England, taken from kill shelters where they have landed due to no fault of their own - many are strays, others have been turned in by their owners.  Because of their various backgrounds, we rarely have any medical or ownership history on them.  All of our dogs are vetted age appropriate meaning they are spay or neutered and given all necessary vaccines.  Together with our vet we will treat them for medical issues that are diagnosed.  When they are ready to go to their forever homes, our dogs are transported with a USDA certified transport company (www.petsllc.net) and require a license to cross state lines (aka a health certificate) to travel.  

For additional information about who we are and how the adoption process works,  check out our adoption information




news & events




happy tails


These are a sample of some of our pups who have found their forever homes... check out some of our success stories





Golden huggs rescue, inc.

P.O.  Box 299

Waitsfield, VT 05673




We love to hear from current or potential adopters.  Send us a note.

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friends and partners

We are so grateful every day for the support of our rescue friends and partners.  We could not do what we do without their help.

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