Surrender FAQs

Do I have to fill out a surrender application? Yes, it is through the application process that we can evaluate your dog for acceptance in our surrender program. The surrender application is not a contract for legal release, nor is it assurance that GRRAND will accept your dog into its rescue program.

Will you take any dog into your rescue program? We evaluate golden retrievers and other similar breeds of all ages and disabling conditions. Aggressive dogs and dogs with a bite history will undergo extensive vetting prior to accepting the dog into our rescue program.

What if I am not located in your geographic service area? We are not limited to a specific geographic area if transport can be secured and there is space available in our program.

Do I need proof of veterinary records for the dog? We encourage our surrender families be current on the dog’s immunizations, heartworm treatment, and spay/neutering, however, that is not a requirement for surrender.

Is there a fee for surrendering my dog? GRRAND will accept a tax-deductible donation to defray some of the cost of caring for your dog until we find the perfect adoptive family. We understand that in some cases this is not possible, and we will NOT refuse a surrender due to a lack of financial support.

What is the process for surrendering my dog? You must first submit a surrender application. GRRAND’s intake coordinator will review the application and contact you by email or by phone to gather additional information and provide next step options. It is important to check your email “inbox” or “spam” folder on a regular basis.

Rescue groups, shelters, and veterinarians seeking GRRAND’s assistance for placement of a dog should contact [email protected].

What happens to my dog once GRRAND takes ownership?

What must I do to finalize the surrender if GRRAND accepts my dog into their program?  You will be required to sign an authorization to release veterinary records to GRRAND.  You will also be required to sign/date the GRRAND Surrender Contract releasing GRRAND and its officers, board members, agents, and volunteers harmless for any loss of, damage to, or injury to persons, animals, or property arising from or relating to the placement of this dog.  View Surrender/Vet Contract and sign/submit if you opt to place your dog with GRRAND.

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