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

Dogs 3 years of age and younger – $375
Pure Bred Goldens/Golden Doodles < 4 yrs – $500
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 age 10 and over – Free
Turkey Goldens – $650

On average, approximately $1000 is spent by GRRAND to rescue one dog. These costs include veterinarian fees, boarding, and dog care.  GRRAND spends approximately $2000 to rescue one Turkey Golden.

Geographic Placement Areas

GRRAND policies require an in-home visit by a trained GRRAND volunteer prior to adoption and follow-up after placement. We can only serve areas where our volunteers live and are able to provide this type of pre and post-adoption support. While the specific cities that we serve is dependent on our volunteer base, we are currently accepting applications from:

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

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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