Adoption Application

We ask that you review the Adoption FAQ’s prior to submitting your application.  It is important that you understand GRRAND’s adoption process and requirements, some of which may impact the suitability of your application (geographic areas served by GRRAND, fencing requirements, etc.).

As you respond to the application questions please keep in mind that some of these dogs may have been in neglectful and/or abusive situations and will require your patience as they adjust to a new home.  In addition, the average Golden’s lifespan is 10—14 years and it is important that you understand that adoption is a long-term commitment with regard to training, medical treatment and proper care.

Privacy Statement:  It is GRRAND’s policy to maintain confidentiality over your information. We will not sell, rent, or give your information to any other company or organization.

GRRAND’s Adoption Fees

Age of Dog Single Dog Pairs Pure Bred Goldens and Golden Doodles
3 and under $375 $500 $500
4-6 $325 $400 $325
7-9 $250 $300 $250
10 and over $100 Free $100
Turkey Dog $650


Home Visit during Covid:  After your application has been processed and references contacted, a volunteer will be in touch with you to schedule a brief home visit to review the adoption contract and answer any questions you might have.  We are vigilant about protecting you, as well as our volunteers.  We ask that you wear a mask during any visit and most visits will be conducted outdoors until further notice.  We will work with you to set up a time and safe place to meet.

Complete your adoption application using the form below or complete the printable printable Adoption Application and submit it by postal mail.  

At this time we are unable to process any applications that are outside of the geographic areas listed below:

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


GRRAND Adoption Application
A response to each question on this application is required. If you omit a question, the application will not be processed when you select “submit.” In this case, browse through the application and look for the highlighted errors, make your corrections and then re-submit.
Includes grandchildren, neighbors, etc.
What interests/hobbies do you enjoy?
Example: 9 hours a day while at work, 7 hours a week for a recurring commitment, few hours to run errands, etc.
Provide detailed information about the type and frequency of exercise you will give your dog on a regular basis.
Please respond "Yes" if you have any type of fence that will restrict a dog to your property, INCLUDING UNDERGROUND fencing.
If you own any other pets, please identify the type of pet, breed (if applicable), age, and name. If you do not own any other pets please input, "NA."
In the past 6 years, how many dogs have you owned that you no longer have?
In the past 6 years, how many cats have you owned that you no longer have?
Please describe these dogs and/or cats, and explain what happened to them.
If you answered "Yes" to this question, enter all requested veterinary clinic information for your current or previous dog or cat. We cannot process your application without this information. If you don't have a pet, enter the information for your previous dog or cat. Do not list the name of a vet that you plan to use in the future.
To expedite your application please provide responses for all fields below and notify your references that GRRAND will be calling. Please provide 3 references that are:
  • not household members,
  • not your veterinarian, and
  • only one can be a relative
Describe the person's relationship to you (friend, coworker, dog-sitter, neighbor, relative, etc.)
Describe the person's relationship to you (friend, coworker, dog-sitter, neighbor, relative, etc.)
Describe the person's relationship to you (friend, coworker, dog-sitter, neighbor, relative, etc.)

Your application cannot be processed if you used a household member, veterinarian or more than 1 family member as a reference.

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