***Our Mission Statement***

 Arizona Golden Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c) (3), charitable organization whose mission is to rescue displaced Golden Retrievers and mostly-Golden Retriever mixes that may have been abused, abandoned, neglected, unwanted, or surrendered by their owners due to previously unforeseen circumstances and to find new, permanent homes for them. Rescued dogs are given a complete veterinary exam and their vaccines are updated. They are also microchipped, spayed or neutered, and tested for valley fever and heartworm.   The rescued dogs are then placed into  Foster homes or  "Foster With Intent To Adopt" homes until they are permanently placed with their new "Forever Homes."  Arizona Golden Rescue is a "Non-Shelter Rescue" with all dogs staying in Foster homes till adopted.

***Contact Information***

We can be contacted via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can call our WAGSline at 623-566-9247.  Our phone is answered live from 8:00 am till 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.  All calls outside these hours will go to voice mail which sends us an email alert.  We will direct the message to the appropriate person who will contact you.  In your message please list why you are calling so we can route the call to the proper person.

If you need to contact our Intake team concerning the possible surrender of a Golden or Golden Mix please submit you inquiries via this link.

***What we do for the Dogs***

Arizona Golden Rescue  provides emotional and medical rehabilitation and will pay for all medications and for necessary surgeries prior to adoptions being finalized. If "Bonded Pairs" that fit our criteria are surrendered to AGR  we will guarantee that the pairs will stay together. Through education at public appearances, AGR seeks to educate the public about the Golden Retriever breed and about responsible dog ownership, in order to help reduce the unwanted dog population.

If you are interested in adopting a Rescued Golden Retriever or Golden Retriever Mix, the best way for us to find just the right dog for you is to fill out the Online Adoption Application form under the Membership and Adoption drop down menu above so that we may contact you to start the process. 

***Where we Operate***

Arizona Golden Rescue's  rescue efforts are concentrated in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, but we will take dogs from all areas of the state and sometimes even from out of state.  Because of the National trend of fewer Golden Retrievers coming into rescue, Arizona Golden Rescue has made the decision not to accept Out of State adoptions as there are many applicants in state that do not receive dogs because of the limited number of dogs coming in.

***How to Contact Us***

For information on adopting or surrendering a Golden Retriever or Mostly Golden Retriever Mix, please contact us by phone at (623)566-WAGS (9247). The "WAGS Line" is answered live from 8:00 am till 6:00 pm. Monday thru Friday.  Calls outside these hours will be answered by Voicemail and we will return your call by the next day or at a time you designate.  If your purpose of contacting us is regarding the surrender of a Golden Retriever or Mostly Golden Mix, you may also click this Web Inquiry link to send a message to our IntakeTeam.  

***Where to Meet Us*** 

Click Here for a list of the upcoming events and locations around the valley where Arizona Golden Rescue will be.  Please feel free to come by and meet us and our previously rescued and adopted dogs (Our Ambassadogs) to learn more about us and the Golden Retriever breed.. 

 Interested in adopting a dog rescued by Arizona Golden Rescue?

 To be considered as an adoption family you must submit an application!

 Click here to complete adoption application

For further information or questions please check out our FAQ section

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Effective 10/10/2013, Arizona Golden Rescue has been accepted as participant in Fry's Supermarket's New Community Rewards Program. 

By using your Fry's VIP Shopping Card when doing your shopping at a Fry's Food and Drug, Fry's Marketplace, or a Fry's Signature Store, you'll earn rewards for Arizona Golden Rescue every time you shop and use your V.I.P. Card!

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 Arizona Golden Rescue has partnered with CARS to accept vehicles as donations.  Donating a car is easy! And so is donating other vehicles.  CARS accepts all types of vehicles nationwide — cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, ATVs, and even boats.  For more information or to donate a vehicle to AGR please Click on this Link.


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Support Arizona Golden Rescue when you shop online.  The first time you go to iGive.com it will ask you to select your cause. 

Select Arizona Golden Rescue as your cause and AGR will get a percentage of your purchase as a donation without any addtion charges to you.

The amount of donation depends on the individual stores.

You can also shop at Amazon.com with the iGive interface. Just go to iGive.com/amazon

If you are going to shop online why not help AGR while you are shopping.




Arizona Golden Rescue has an amazing group of volunteers and we appreciate all the hard work and donations which make AGR such a success.  We realize that it may be difficult for some to donate time or resources to our rescue.  Now we have a new, easy way for members, their families and friends to help our cause.

ResQwalk is a free app, available on Android and iPhone, which tracks your distance-related activities - walking, running or biking.  It is easy and straightforward to use.  After you download the app on your mobile device, select Arizona Golden Rescue as your preferred organization.

Before starting your walk, run or bike ride, turn the app on and GPS will track your distance.  ResQwalk will map your activity and keep track of your total distance over time.  Each mile turns into $$ for AGR.  For more information, go to www.resqwalk.com.  Download the app for Android on Google Play store and for iPhone on the APP Store.  Just search for ResQwalk.


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GoodSearch is a search engine that donates 50 percent of its revenue to the charities and schools designated by its users. Each time you use the search engine, a little over 1¢ will be donated to the Arizona Golden Rescue.

It was so successful, GoodSearch was expanded to include GoodShop, an online shopping mall of world-class merchants and restaurants dedicated to helping fund worthy causes across the country. Each purchase made via the GoodShop mall results in a donation to the user's designated charity or school.  The experience of shopping through GoodShop is exactly the same as going to the retailer directly — you receive the same prices and level of service. In fact, many retailers offer special coupons. The retailers are responsible for collecting payment, shipping and returns.

How to Set up an Account — It's easy!

  1. Go to http://www.goodsearch.com/choosecause
  2. Type “Arizona Golden Rescue” in the Search box then click on the Arizona Golden Rescue link
  3. Then just fill in the sign up box. Done!

Every time you shop at http://www.goodsearch.com/goodshop you raise a percentage of the purchase for AGR . Just type in the name of the store and click on the box that pops up and shop as usual. The donation is automatically processed with your purchase.

Every time you use http://www.goodsearch.com/ for searching the web, you raise 1¢


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