How to Adopt a Golden
do I adopt a Golden? First, please contact the person who's name is
listed with the dog you are interested in adopting. That person will
tell you all about the dog and then will arrange a home visit - A
volunteer from Golden Rescue comes to your home to provide information
about our dogs and help you decide what type, or even if, a Golden
Retriever is right for you.
When we visit your
home, we are looking for a safe, loving and healthy environment for
your new Golden. We suggest you arrange for the home visit even if
there is no specific dog available at that moment. That way, when your
special dog comes along...the home visit is already completed.
Once approved to adopt, you are matched with a Golden that is likely to
fit best with your family. A volunteer from Golden Rescue follows up
with you to make sure things are working out.
You must sign a contract, stipulating:
1. You agree to care for your new dog and ensure that your Golden is a
happy member of your family. This means that the Golden will be a house
dog. The dog must not be left outside alone, chained, penned, or kept
in the garage.
2. If, for whatever reason, you decide not to keep your Golden, the
contract states that the dog must be returned to the Rescue (not given
to a friend, sold, or taken to a shelter).
3. The Rescue retains the right to reclaim the dog if the contract is
not adhered to.
Lastly, we ask for a tax deductible donation for dogs
money goes to cover our massive vet bills and the care of the dogs
while they are being fostered. Our expenses are enormous. This economy is affecting every one,
especially the dogs. We are getting more sick and injured dogs, dogs
with serious medical conditions requiring veterinary specialists and/or
surgeons, dogs infected with Heartworms and dogs with behavior problems
that require extensive time with a professional trainer. We will not
turn our backs on a dog that needs us, but the cost is immense. Thank
you for caring.
At this time, the donations are :
Puppies 0 to 5 months $600 ( depending on specific circumstances)
6 months to 15 months $450 (depending on specific circumstances)
16 months and older $350 (depending on specific circumstances)
Here is a link to an article on the reasons
for guidelines for adoptive families