A couple benefits of rescuing a golden retriever are it is a very friendly breed and a life will be saved by the adoption. These dogs are often cheaper, already trained, and not from a puppy mill.
The golden retriever is a family friendly dog that is great with kids and other pets. They were originally bred to hunt waterfowl in England and Scotland, so they respond very well to training. They need exercise and regular walks to maintain their happy dispositions. They are also very people oriented and require quality time with the family to stay well behaved and content.