Below are some of the dogs we have available for adoption.
If you are interested in adopting a dog from our rescue, please complete an adoption application.
Meet Kodiak. Kodiak is an 8 1/2 year old, 68lb Chocolate Labrador who exhibits the true happy, goofy, loving personality a Labrador can give. His soulful brown eyes pull you in and then a sloppy kiss arrives. He is house trained and crate trained although he is fine without the crate. He loves to FETCH and we are waiting to see if he will swim. Kodiak was diagnosed with Addison's disease in 2020. His treatment is one pill a day and yearly monitoring, this should not affect his longevity and the medication is inexpensive. More updates to come once we get to know him more. But, we can tell that this boy is just one big, silly dog who loves life.
While social media may be flooded with the latest fad, people adding faux freckles to their faces, Nate's adorable freckles are the real deal and so cute! Nate is a little over a year old and has the happy energy you would expect from a young Lab mix. The perfect "ambassadog" for Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue because he loves to play fetch, he has shown promise when introduced to K9 scent work, is a whiz at doggie food puzzles, loves his toys and can also be chill and cuddle on the couch. He is crate trained, fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and weighs in at a trim 51 pounds. Enthusiastic and ready to go for a walk anytime, Nate also loves to play with friendly dogs that have a similar playstyle as his. Smart and athletic, he would be a great companion for active people who will continue with his leash training, and could be a best friend to a dog already in the home. Nate is ready to find his forever family, so head on over to the adoption page and fill out an application!
Ellen - Adoption Pending!
Ellen is a joyful youngster. She was born in April 2022 and is now 50lbs and still growing! Every day is met with gleeful enthusiasm. Her favorite toy is ALL toys. She loves playing and snuggling with her foster siblings. Prepare to laugh out loud when she sits on her fur sibling, stuffs her mouth with ice cubes from her water dish or steals toilet paper and runs like the wind. She is very motivated by toys and food but also just wants to please you. She knows sit and waits to be fed. She does not jump on others and is potty trained. "Ellie" is improving on leash walking and enjoys walking with a buddy. Her new buddy is a look alike gal but you can always tell who Ellen is with her distinctive white mark on top of her head. Kids, young and old are fine with her. She would do well with an active family willing to continue with her training and preferably a doggy companion. If that family is you and you are up for this sweetheart, give us a bark!
Meet Water Lily, she is a 12-year-old black lab and a sweetheart. Her owners could no longer care for her and thankfully turned her over to us. She loves to nap on her bed or better yet in the sun on the deck. She lives with a foster sister and gets along well with dogs she meets on our walks, which she loves. She is easy to walk with her gentle leader and she is house trained. She is a smart girl and quick to learn the “house rules”. She has excellent house manners and acclimated to her new surroundings easily. A trip to the vet says that she is healthy, 65 pounds, vaccinated, chipped and spayed.
Water Lily is an elegant lady looking to spend her golden years with someone who will cherish and love this special senior.
Kiki is a 2 year old, 40-45 lb female, Aussie/Flat coat retriever mix. Kiki can be a bit shy, even fearful, with new people but with help, she can get quite comfortable. It doesn’t take long until she is cuddled up with you, belly up for pets or loving to rest her head on your lap. She has medium energy that can be really brought out during walks and play time. Other than this though, Kiki is quite a relaxed dog. She has a very calm behavior in the car which tells us she would be a great road trip companion. Overall, she would be perfect for anyone who enjoys snuggling with their furry companion on the couch, but also wouldn’t mind going for a decent walk. She is knowledgeable with sit, down, come and stay and she gently takes her treats. She likes toys to chew on but has not demonstrated any demolition skills yet. She would like a family that wants to have her sleep with them and she does not take up too much room or overcrowd you. Her house manners are impeccable and she will alert you when guests arrive. She can get excited when she sees other dogs out walking but with continued training, she is becoming a fun walking companion.
Blondie is looking for a dog savvy adopter and a home without children, cats, or another dog.
Blondie is seven years old, housetrained, and has a nice balance of being independent and Velcro. Blondie enjoys walking in the neighborhood, but she can get excited and pull when exploring a new area.
Blondie is a fan of ear, neck, and butt rubs, and is a great TV watching companion. She enjoys being brushed and cooperates during baths/grooming. Blondie can’t catch a toy/ball, but she has no problem catching treats. Her favorite time of day is breakfast and dinner, and she loves her daily Kong – which she’ll drop on your lap when she needs “help” emptying it.
This sweet dog loves people so much! If she had her way, every person she sees would pet her – and most of them do! Blondie enjoys naps on the couch, hanging out with people, meeting new people, sunning herself, treats, and toys.
Blondie’s foster family has enjoyed watching Blondie’s resource guarding diminish while building up trust around food using techniques/exercises from behaviorist Barbara Davis, CPDT-KA, CDBC, SBA.
Blondie looks for trash/food on her walks so having patience, a sense of humor, and some yummy treats on hand is a must.
Blondie has some anxiety which is successfully managed with medication, so she’ll need some time to settle into her new home – once she’s settled, you’ll have a best friend for life.
Madeline - Adopted!
Madeline is a sweet chocolate Lab looking for her forever home. She recently turned two, is spayed, chipped, vaccinated and healthy but needs to lose a few pounds. We know a little about her past and believe that, while her original owners took care of her physical needs, she didn't get many experiences outside their home so many things are new for her. Because of this, new surroundings and people can cause her to be anxious at first, but with a gentle, patient approach she is becoming more comfortable and relaxed. She loves her toys and picks them up to soothe herself. Maddie is house trained, prefers a dog bed to a crate, is very food motivated and can easily reach edibles if they are left on counters. Her love of treats means she is a good candidate for learning how to walk on a leash without pulling and reacting to some dogs she encounters. With our help and support her new family will need to be dedicated to providing consistent training. She has a moderate energy level, loves belly rubs and couch cuddles, and would benefit from regular enrichment activities that will help her reach her full potential. If you like the idea of helping Maddie, we encourage you to fill out an application.
Whitney - Adopted!
This sweet face belongs to camera shy Whitney, the most persistent ball retriever on the planet. Seriously! She would chase balls 24/7 if we let her. She tells us being 7 years old is just a number that doesn't keep her from staying active. She came into rescue recently with her brother, Shasta, and has settled into her foster home with high energy and excellent house manners. Whitney is spayed, chipped, vaccinated and healthy at 70 lbs. She has asked to stay by her brother's side, at least until he recovers from surgery, and then the two of them will consider what their next move should be. We'll keep you updated as we learn more about Whitney's preferences.
Update on Whitney, October 2022: Whitney is showing us how adaptable she is more and more every day. She is house trained, is getting along really well with two non-sibling resident dogs and a cat, and she loves, loves, loves to go for walks with her brother, Shasta. She does pull a bit on leash, but she is a smart girl who will be easy to train with positive methods. Whitney took excellent care of Shasta while he recovered from his surgery, making it clear that they want to stay together in their forever home. Families looking for a pair of happy, well adjusted Golden Retrievers should not hesitate to send in their applications.
Shasta - Adopted!
Shasta is an 84 pound, 7 year old, eager to please Golden Retriever. He came into rescue with his sister, Whitney, as an owner surrender. His family loved him greatly, but the pandemic created a change in their circumstances and they wanted him to have more attention than they were able to give. Shasta is on medical hold at the moment until he has surgery to remove two growths on his gums and, once recovered, he will start reviewing adopter applications. In the meantime he is being fostered in a wonderful home where he gets all the love and attention he deserves. We will provide an update after his surgery soon.
Shasta update, October 2022: We finally received the good news we were hoping for! Shasta's pathology report showed that the growths were benign...no sign of cancer. He is thriving in his foster home, has lost a few pounds and his skin issues have completely cleared up due to a healthy diet and living inside vs outside. He is house trained, is getting along really well with two non-sibling resident dogs and a cat, and has the stereotypical affectionate Golden Retriever temperament. He and his sister, Whitney, are now ready to review applications for families who are interested in a pair of very sweet Golden Retrievers.
Penelope - Adopted!
Somehow Penelope missed the memo that said dogs are supposed to become couch potatoes in their senior years. This spunky girl doesn't know that she is 10 years old and frankly, her energy level is making us wonder. She takes the stairs in her foster home with ease and loves the great outdoors so much that the day after she went on her first hike she was ready for more. This is a good thing because she could benefit from trimming a little weight off of her 65 pound frame.
Penelope was an owner surrender to a local shelter and her sweet temperament would lead us to believe she came from a family that loved her and treated her well. She adores people, walks easily on leash without pulling, appears to be housetrained and shows all the signs of being a curious and intelligent girl. Her foster family has two cats and are taking introductions slowly so we are not sure yet if she would do well with feline companions, however at the shelter she got along great with other dogs.
Penelope has only been with us for a short time and we have lots more to learn about her, so we will update this bio as she reveals more of her personality to us.
Update from Penelope's foster Mom, October 2022: Penelope is proving to be a very easy dog to have around. She is smart, listens well, is responsive and is a fast learner. She is toy and treat motivated, making it easy to teach her new behaviors. A true retriever, she loves to play fetch and will bring it back and drop it for you to throw again. If your throwing arm gets tired, no worries, she has figured out she can continue the game by dropping the ball down the stairs in our home and running down to retrieve it, then go back to the top and do it all over again. She gets pretty excited when it's time for walkies, but she settles down quickly and does not pull on leash after a minute or two. This girl is ready for a family that wants a dog with a terrific temperament and a lot of zing in her step so don't let her age deter you, just fill out an application!