Dogs are expensive. They get sick and can cost a lot of money. High quality food is expensive, training is expensive and vet care is expensive. You should plan your budget as if you were having another child.
No matter what the issue, our dogs are always welcomed back to the rescue. We understand that in the case of death, illness or permanent disability family members may want to take over the dog's care for you. We're ok with that, just please make us aware of where the dog is. Our dogs will NEVER be surrendered to a shelter, sold, given away, or let loose to survive on your own. The appropriate steps will be taken should that happen.
If you are under 25, living at home or away at school your application will be denied.
We do not adopt outside of our designated area. We must have a volunteer willing to conduct a home visit in that location. If you live in another state we will accept your application ONLY if you have a second home within our area. If you live outside our area, please click below.
If you do not have a vet you must supply three personal references who are NOT RELATED TO YOU.
There is a $25 fee to process your application. This fee is non-refundable and will go directly to the care of our goldens. There are no exceptions. The fee is tax deductible.
As part of the application process, we will conduct a phone interview, check personal references and call your current and/or previous vets to verify that all previous or current pets are up to date on vaccines, altered, and on monthly heartworm prevention. We will also conduct a home visit before a final approval is given. Once your home visit is complete and your application approved, we will invite you to meet a few Goldens that we believe will be a match for your family situation. It might take some time for us to call you because we do our best to make sure the dog is the right fit for your family and vice versa. We reserve the right to deny any application.
When a Golden comes to us it is taken to the Vet for a complete physical exam to determine its specific needs. A treatment plan is then initiated, and the Golden is on its way to a healthy future. After a complete spa treatment the newcomer is ready for a warm, loving foster home. During this time the foster family is able to assess the Golden's personality and determine the best possible home environment for that particular dog. Our Goldens stay with us for as long as it takes to find their perfect home.
All dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and vet-checked prior to adoption. Adoption fees help to offset the cost of care we provide our dogs, but many come to us sick or injured and require extensive care, expensive diagnostic tests and/or surgery. Your donation is crucial to their treatment, recovery and rehabilitation.
Puppies under 6 mo$450
6 months + $350
Senior - $250