Adoption Process

We are so happy that you are considering the adoption of one of our GRRAND dogs. GRRAND is an all-volunteer organization.  Our policies and procedures are based on volunteer resources and a long history of rescuing Goldens.  Considering that, we ask for your patience during the time it takes to process your application and hope you understand that our policies are for the protection of the displaced dogs.

Before you begin the application process please review the Adoption Requirements FAQ’s that may that relate to your family situation.  This information is important because we hold to these policies for the safety of our dogs and your family.


Adoption FAQ’s

Do you accept applications from any geographic location?
I’m not in your adoption territory, will you make an exception?
What are GRRAND’s adoption fees?
What is GRRAND’s fencing policy?
What is GRRAND’s policy on adoptive homes with young children?
Can an approved applicant pick their own dog?
Do I need to fill out a new application if I have previously adopted or fostered?
How do you determine the adoption fees for your dogs?
How long is the wait for a dog?
Can I visit your facility to see your adoptable dogs?
Where do your adoptable dogs come from?
Are all of your dogs fostered?
Why are some dogs on the website for such a long period of time?
Why haven’t I been contacted for my home visit?
I only want a puppy; do you get puppies?



Adoption Process

Your application will be reviewed as quickly as possible.  Please notify your references that a GRRAND representative will be contacting them soon.  Once the application is reviewed, a volunteer will contact you to set up a home visit.  During this 1-hour visit, the GRRAND representative will share information regarding the characteristics of rescued dogs, confirm that the adoption is in the best interest of all parties, and answer any questions you might have.

The Placement Coordinator will be in touch with you after the home visit to discuss potential dogs matching your needs and family lifestyle.  At that time, you will be given the opportunity to meet some of our rescued dogs and hopefully find the perfect match!

Note:  Due to the onset of winter and the rise in COVID cases, GRRAND is needing to implement our spring COVID policies with regard to home visits.  Virtual Home Visits via Facetime will be conducted with adult households or with families with children at least 10 yrs old and volunteers will then travel to the families’ homes to inspect fences and drop off the contracts and Home Visit Packets.  Home visits with families that have children under the age of 10 will need to be postponed until they can be conducted in person.  This would either mean that the COVID crisis has passed or that warm weather allows the visit to be conducted outside on a porch or patio at the applicant’s home.  Outside, in-person home visits may also be conducted with adult households, in lieu of a virtual home visit, at the discretion of home visit volunteers and adoptive families, weather-permitting.  We do ask that if an in-person home visit is conducted, all family members and GRRAND volunteers would wear masks.

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