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Golden PhotoVolunteers are the heart and soul of Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue. We believe that there is no such thing as an insignificant contribution and that every volunteer brings value to the organization. Whether you foster a dog, help out with transport, volunteer on the hotline, or help with any other volunteering opportunities that we have to offer, you help save a Golden.

Volunteering once a month, twice a year, or fostering a dog all mean the world to a homeless Golden!

When you volunteer for Golden Beginnings, you become part of a team that supports each other and gets the job done!

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Foster care:

Foster families provide a home for homeless Goldens. Our Foster Coordinator will work with you to determine which of our dogs will be right for your home, situation and family. GBGRR covers all veterinary care costs and the support that you will get from other foster families is second to none! The more foster families we have, the more Goldens we can rescue. Click here for more information on fostering.

Transport team:

Volunteer at Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue On a normal day, transport would be limited to the Houston area. In cooperation with other rescue groups, we often need to provide transport for dogs who are in other parts of Texas or Louisiana. Often, a member of the transport team will help a foster family get a dog to a vet appointment.

Public awareness and education events:

We hold anywhere from 1 to 2 adoption days per month. We welcome the opportunity to spread the word about rescue and help educate the public about Goldens. The more volunteers we have, the more public awareness events we can have!

Adopt a golden at Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue
Adoption team:

Members of the adoption team work with potential adopters as well as with our foster families to help match one of our dogs with the perfect family.

Hotline team:

Our hotline is checked 7 days a week and even on holidays. Volunteers answer calls from the public asking for help rescuing a dog as well as about adoptions. Many a lost Golden has been reunited with its family thanks to the diligent work of our Hotline team!


We hold several fundraising events during the year. From baking cookies to collecting silent auction gifts, fundraising provides the necessary funds that are needed throughout the year for our sick or injured Goldens. We’re always looking for fun and different ways to raise money for our program and would love to hear your ideas!