Foster FAQs

GRRAND Geographic Placement Areas by County

Without exception, GRRAND adoptions are limited to the geographic counties shown in the table below.

Note: It is our policy to meet face-to-face during the adoption application process for home visits, follow-up visits, and other one-on-one meetings. We do not process applications outside the boundaries listed below because we do not have experienced volunteers living in those areas. The geographic limitation is in place for the safety of our volunteers who would have to travel to conduct face-to-face meetings and assist during emergency situations involving a dog we have placed in those areas.
Kentucky CountiesOhio CountiesIndiana Counties
Anderson (some areas)Butler (some areas)Clark (some areas)
BooneClermont (some areas)Floyd (some areas)
Bullitt (some areas)Greene (some areas)
Campbell (some areas)Hamilton
FayetteMontgomery (some areas)
Madison (some areas)
Scott (some areas)
Shelby (some areas)
Spencer (some areas)

What are your fencing policies? If you have no fence and live in a household with adults (all of whom are 16 years or over), have previous experience with pets, and commit to leash walking we will consider your application.  If you have children who have not yet turned 16 years of age, you must have a fence and there is no exception to that policy.  Your fence must meet the following standards to adopt a dog.

a) A fully enclosed, secure, fence must:

b) The invisible fencing for underground wiring must meet the following qualifications in order to be approved:

What is your policy for children under 6 years of age? The great majority of our rescued goldens come from animal shelters and their histories are generally unknown. Due to our emphasis on safety, GRRAND will not place into families with children under the age of six any of the following:

The only potential exception to this policy is for experienced pet owners whose children have been raised with a dog or dogs in the home.  This exception is only for the fostering of adult dogs.  An approved exception will require the foster to sign a waiver of liability prior to the adoption.

Do I have to apply if I have fostered before? Applications are required for each first-time foster dog placement and for any application on record that is more than a year old.

What is the foster application process? Upon submittal of your application, please notify your references and veterinarian that GRRAND will be contacting them by phone. To process your foster application GRRAND will:

Note: IF GRRAND is unable to verify you have provided responsible vet care for your pets, your application will likely be declined.

How long will it take to process my application? Your application will be processed as quickly as possible by GRRAND volunteers. We appreciate your patience and will provide status updates as appropriate. If you have questions during the process, contact us.


What are my responsibilities as a foster? As a foster you will be responsible for:

What are my limitations as a foster? As a foster you may not:

What are GRRAND’s responsibilities during the foster period? GRRAND will assume responsibility for the following:

What is your Vet Care policy?  Our Vet Care Team will keep a foster parent up to date on the medical care each GRRAND dog has received.

Will I be eligible for adopting my foster dog? You may adopt your foster dog with the following provisions:

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