Before You Adopt

What You Should Know About GRRAND’s Rescued Dogs

Some of the Goldens we rescue have had troubled histories.  However, the majority simply have become too much when the dog’s former owners’ busy lifestyles have not allowed time for adequate training or attention.  Prior to adoption, all of our dogs are assessed for a clean bill of health and temperament.  Each one is:

  • examined by our veterinarian;
  • brought current on all shots and vaccinations;
  • tested and if appropriate, treated for heartworm, intestinal parasites, ear infection or any other identified illness;
  • bathed;
  • spayed or neutered if not already altered;
  • microchipped; and
  • assessed for temperament

Potential adopters are provided with all information obtained during our assessments.


Current Adoption Fees

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Dogs 1-5 years of age – $325
Dogs 6-7 years of age – $305
Dogs 8-9 years of age – $175
Dogs 10+ years of age – No adoption fee
Turkey Goldens – $650
*Pairs under the age of 6 – $450

*Fees for older pairs depend on the age of each dog.  For information on a specific pair contact us.

*ADOPTION FEES WILL BE ADJUSTED ON APRIL 1.  For all applications received on or after April 1, 2017, the following adoption fees will apply:

Dogs 3 years of age and younger – $375

Dogs 4-6 years of age – $325

Dogs 7-9 years of age – $250

Dogs 10+ years of age – $100

Pairs age 3 and under: $500      Pairs age 4-6: $400      Pairs age 7-9: $300    Pairs 10+:  Free

On average, approximately $1000 is spent by GRRAND to rescue one dog. These costs include veterinarian fees, boarding, and dog care.


Geographic Placement Areas Without exception, our adoptions are limited to the following geographic areas:

  • Greater Louisville, KY (including adjacent southern Indiana)
  • Greater Lexington, KY
  • Ohio Counties:  Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, Montgomery, Greene, Clinton, Adams, and Brown
  • Northern KY Counties:  Boone, Kenton, and Campbell
  • Eastern Dearborn in Indiana

We recommend that you carefully review all of GRRAND’s Adoption Policies on the Application page.  If you wish to rescue one of GRRAND’s special dogs, click on the button below to view the policies and fill out an adoption application.

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