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.).

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


GRRAND Rescue Status and Temporary Application Process

GRRAND is making several changes to the adoption/foster process in order to protect our volunteers, applicants and their families. Below is a description of our changed application process but please keep in mind that our world is in a fluctuating state right now and we must be vigilant about protecting you. That means there may be changes to our changes! Please be patient with us as we navigate through these difficult times. Our goal is to continue rescuing dogs in need because for many it may mean life or death to them.

GRRAND’s application for fostering or adopting is still the same. Click on Adopt or Foster to submit your application.

Home visits will be adjusted until further notice in order to protect you and our volunteers. Once your application is received our volunteer will contact you

  • Before the virtual “in-home” visit, our GRRAND volunteer will come to your home to check your fencing.  You need not come outside or even be at home for this visit.  The volunteer will also leave an adoption packet that will be reviewed during the the upcoming virtual meeting.
  • The “in-home” visit will be conducted via Face Time. During that Face Time meeting our GRRAND volunteer will review the information that is typically presented during an in-person meeting. If you do not have access to Face Time, we will postpone the home visit until it is safe to meet in person.
  • If you have a child under the age of 10-years we ask that you submit your application, but we are postponing home visits for the next several weeks. We will contact you once it’s safe to conduct the visit in your home.

Thank you for your patience with these changes.  Our thoughts focus on safety first for you and our volunteer team.

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

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.

All fields are required
Rescued Golden Retrievers may have been in neglectful and/or abusive situations, and therefore may experience difficulty making the transition to a new home.
The average Golden lifespan is 10-14 years
Includes grandchildren, neighbors, etc.
Example: M-F 8:30 - 5:00
What interests/hobbies do you enjoy?
Examples: Work, school, church, etc.
Check all that apply
A dog with a medical condition, or that is paired with another dog and cannot be separated
Please respond "Yes" if you have any type of fence that will restrict a dog to your property, INCLUDING UNDERGROUND fencing.
Please identify the breed, age, and name of each pet
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 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.
All fields are required
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.)
Please tell us why your home would be good for an adopted Golden. It would also be helpful to know how you learned about GRRAND.
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