Adoption Application

Apply To Adopt A Golden

Thank you for considering adopting a purebred Golden Retriever from us. We're thrilled that you're interested in providing a loving forever home to one of our rescued Golden Retrievers!

Our adoption process is designed to ensure the best possible match between our Golden Retrievers and their new families.

If you rent a house or apartment, you will be required to submit a copy of your lease, rental agreement, or letter from your landloard stating that you are allowed to have a dog. Please have this ready before filling out this application.

If approved, you'll be added to our list of potential adopters. We appreciate your dedication to making a difference in a Golden Retriever's life!

A $10 non-refundable GRRI adoption application fee is required for us to process your application. Please note, this payment does not guarantee application approval, but offsets the operational costs associated with the application review process. Payment can be made through the PayPal link here.

Applicant Details

* Preferred Contact Method

Home Address

Reason For Adoption

* Who would benifit from this adoption?
* Why are you interested in adopting a Golden?

Household Information

* Do other adults live here?


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* Do minors live in your household?


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Experience With Pets

* Do you currently have any dogs?

Current Dogs Living In The Household

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* Have you had any dogs that are no longer with you?

Previous Dogs

* Have you had any experience with pets other than dogs?

Other Pets Experience

Location Information

Your Residence

* Do you own or rent the residence?
* Does landlord allow dogs?

Your Yard

* Do you have a fenced yard?
* Is the lawn chemically treated?

Your Pool

* Do you have a pool?
* Is the pool completely fenced?



* What type of household do you have?
* Does everyone in your household want a dog?
* Does anyone in the household have allergies to dogs?
* Does any member of your household smoke?


* Are you willing to take responsibility for the life of your Golden Retriever (typical life expectancy 10-15 years)?
* Are you capable of providing timely healthcare for a Golden Retriever?
* Who will be responsible for feeding your Golden?
* Do you plan on walking your Golden on a regular basis?
* Who will be responsible for walking your Golden?
* Who will care for your Golden while you are on vacation?

Select other caretaker(s):

Your Golden's Lifestyle

* Where will your Golden sleep?

Select all locations that apply:

* Where will your Golden be when alone?

Select all that apply:

* Do you have a doggie door?
* Is it locked when you are away from home?
* If you are gone from home during the day, does someone let your dog(s) out?

What Behaviors Can You Tolerate And Work On?

* Dogs can take a month or longer to adjust to a new home, particularly if other pets are involved. Are you willing to devote this much time to make your Golden comfortable in your home?

What Behaviors Can You Tolerate And Work On?

* Needs social skills?
* Accidents in the house?
* Inappropriate chewing?
* Excessive barking?
* Digging?
* Separation anxiety?
* What are your plans for training your Golden Retriever?

Select all that apply:

Would You Consider...

* Are you open to foster a Golden while waiting for the perfect match?
* A bonded pair of Goldens?
* A Golden that can be an only pet?
* A Golden that is afraid of small children?
* A Golden that needs medications?
* A Golden that has a serious health condition?
* A Golden who needs training for a behavioral issue?
* A Golden with special needs?
* A Golden that is not completely housebroken?
* What age range(s) would you consider for adoption?
* What gender Golden Retriever do you want to adopt?
* Personality Traits

Select all that apply:

Future Plans

* What significant life events do you anticipate?

Select all that apply:

Let's Get You A Golden!


Please provide twp personal references and if you have used one, a veterinarian reference.

Personal Reference - 1

Personal Reference - 2

Veterinarian Reference

* Have you used a veterinarian before?



  • NOTE:

    Adoptions are NOT determined on a first come basis. GRRI chooses the most compatible environment for each Golden. GRRI reserves the right to refuse adoptions to any potential applicant(s). Adopters must be over 21 years of age.