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How to Adopt a Golden

How do I adopt a Golden? First, please contact the person who's name is listed with the dog you are interested in adopting. That person will tell you all about the dog and then will arrange a home visit - A volunteer from Golden Rescue comes to your home to provide information about our dogs and help you decide what type, or even if, a Golden Retriever is right for you.

When we visit your home, we are looking for a safe, loving and healthy environment for your new Golden. We suggest you arrange for the home visit even if there is no specific dog available at that moment. That way, when your special dog comes along...the home visit is already completed.
Once approved to adopt, you are matched with a Golden that is likely to fit best with your family. A volunteer from Golden Rescue follows up with you to make sure things are working out.

You must sign a contract, stipulating:
1. You agree to care for your new dog and ensure that your Golden is a happy member of your family. This means that the Golden will be a house dog. The dog must not be left outside alone, chained, penned, or kept in the garage.
2. If, for whatever reason, you decide not to keep your Golden, the contract states that the dog must be returned to the Rescue (not given to a friend, sold, or taken to a shelter).
3. The Rescue retains the right to reclaim the dog if the contract is not adhered to.

Lastly, we ask for a tax deductible donation for dogs adopted. This money goes to cover our massive vet bills and the care of the dogs while they are being fostered.
At this time, the donations are :

Puppies 0 to 5 months $600 ( depending on specific circumstances)
6 months to 15 months $450 (depending on specific circumstances)
16 months and older $350 (depending on specific circumstances)

Our expenses are enormous.  This economy is affecting every one, especially the dogs.  We are getting more sick and injured dogs, dogs with serious medical conditions requiring veterinary specialists and/or surgeons, dogs infected with Heartworms and dogs with behavior problems that require extensive time with a professional trainer. We will not turn our backs on a dog that needs us, but the cost is immense.  Thank you for caring.