Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston (GRRH) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in June 2003. We are an all-volunteer group dedicated to the rescue and placement of Golden Retrievers in the greater Houston, Texas area. We do not have a physical location but rather operate our mission out of volunteers’ homes.

The organization was established out of our deep love for Golden Retrievers and the desire to help the many homeless Goldens find homes where they will be well cared for and loved as part of the family.

We work to rehabilitate Goldens with physical or behavioral needs prior to placement. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every dog is placed in the best home possible for both the dog and adopter.

There are many ways you can help GRRH’s Goldens. Please look at our Get Involved pages on how you can help. We cannot do this alone. You are the ones who truly make the difference!

Thank you for taking your time to learn more about GRRH. We hope to have the opportunity to meet many of you in the days ahead as we strive to find forever homes for the beautiful and loving Goldens that we cherish so much.

Mission Statement

We seek to:

  • Reduce the number of unwanted Golden Retrievers in the community by ensuring that each Golden Retriever will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption
  • Give preference in our program to Goldens facing certain death in institutions (e.g., shelters)
  • Cooperate with state and local authorities in the enforcement of laws related to the welfare of dogs
  • Protect Golden Retrievers from careless breeding and educate the public about this issue

Golden Retriever cuddling with a stuffed white bear

Now that I'm home, bathed, settled, fed
All nicely tucked in my warm new bed.
I'd like to open my baggage
Lest I forget,
There is so much to carry --
So much to regret.
Hmm . . . Yes there it is, right on the top
Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss,
And there by my leash hides Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave --
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.
I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
But I wasn't good enough -- for they didn't want me.

Will you add to my baggage?
Will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things --
And take me right back?
Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage,
To never repack?
I pray that you do --
I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage --
Will you still want me?

Author Unknown