Thank you for your interest in adopting a Golden Retriever from GRRA. If you are able to provide the special home a rescued Golden Retriever deserves, we hope to be able to match you with the right dog.
About the Adoption Process
The GRRA application process is as follows:
Please complete the application form below and submit a $20
application fee payment. This fee is non-refundable and all proceeds
directly benefit the GRRA rescue dogs.
The fastest way to activate your application is to pay using a credit card or PayPal. You can submit an on-line payment by clicking any "Donate" or "Payment" button on the GRRA website.
A GRRA Adoption Consultant will contact you to explain the adoption
process and help you determine what dog attributes and personalities
are best suited for your home.
The Adoption Consultant will also arrange for a GRRA volunteer
to visit your home. This step is required and further helps us make
perfect matches between people and rescued dogs. Reference
checks may also be conducted.
The GRRA Foster Volunteers carefully review applications and other
relevant information to identify applicants who are potential matches
for the dogs in their care.
Your Adoption Consultant will inform you of GRRA dogs that may
be potential matches for you, and coordinate meetings when
Golden Retriever Adoption Fees*
Current GRRA adoption fees are as follows:
Puppies 6 months or younger - $450
6 months to six years of age - $350
Between seven and nine years of age - $250
Seniors (10+ years of age) - $150
* The average cost to GRRA for vetting dogs and preparing them for adoption is significantly more than the adoption fees. The difference is subsidized by donations and grants. Over 95% of all monies received directly benefit the dogs, mostly for medical procedures and behavioral training. The remainder covers necessary business expenses such as licenses, permits and volunteer insurance. Any and all additional contributions are very much appreciated!
If there are exceptions to this fee schedule for a specific dog, that
information will be posted on the dog’s web bio.
Applicants living outside of a 100 mile radius of Atlanta are advised
to contact GRRA before submitting an application, as we may have
limited or no volunteer resources in their area.
We do not refuse out of state applicants, although logistically it can
be more challenging to place a dog outside of our primary service
area. If you are seeking Golden Retriever rescue groups in your
state, the Golden Retriever Club of America National Rescue Committee has a list of rescues organized by state.