Irish Retriever Rescue is a UK based registered charity which was set up in 2004 as a UK non-profit based organisation to provide a commitment to safeguarding the futures of abused, abandoned, neglected or simply unwanted Golden Retrievers.
In 2013 IRR became a fully recognised UK based registered charity. 


Introducing Dylan

Please meet darling Dylan, surrendered to the pound at only 10 weeks old by his breeders because he was "wobbly"! Another small Irish rescue took him under their wing but was very quickly out of their depth as the extent ...
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Tales From Rainbow Bridge

Tales from Rainbow Bridge

IRR supporter, Ian O’Neill (and Friends) have published Tales from Rainbow Bridge. “Every dog owner has experienced the heartbreak of losing their precious dogs. That moment never gets any easier no matter how many dogs you’ve owned. Tales from Rainbow Bridge ...
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Welcome To Our New Website

We are delighted to welcome you to our new website. Here you will find all the information you need to adopt or foster one of our rescue dogs, or how to get involved and help out. New dogs seeking their ...
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Please click on individual dogs to see their full profile. 
We welcome applications for our rescue dogs you think you may be able to offer a home to.

All our rescue dogs can also be seen on our Facebook page, IRR Dogs for Adoption

ROMAN is a 5 year old Goldie cross boy. Read more
SCOUT, our 6 year old Golden Retriever boy is doing well with his fosterers in Scotland and as you can Read more

Our goal is to find the perfect home for each of our dogs so they can live the remainder of their lives in a wonderful, loving environment where their individual needs are met. Read more
Due to their trusting nature, Golden Retrievers who fall in the wrong hands are easily abused. Please consider donating to help us continue rescuing these beautiful dogs. Read more
Irish Retriever Rescue works hard to ensure that every rescued dog is kept in a loving foster home for the first short period of its freedom. Read more


Dogs Under Assessment in the UK

These dogs are currently being assessed in our UK foster homes and are not yet available for adoption.

Dogs Preparing for Travel

As these dogs have only just come into rescue, no information is available yet. Please check back later.

A UK based registered charity, IRR currently re-homes over 100 Golden Retrievers each year. Read more
Read about some of our successful adoptions. Read more


As a UK based Registered Charity IRR receives no funding or grants and relies on donations and fundraising to make up the 100% yearly shortfall from income generated by adoption fees. Read more
Order IRR branded Merchandise Read more
You can help IRR by donating your used postage stamps. Read more