Adopting a golden from GRR involves proceeding through six steps. The first three
steps are where we evaluate you - a perspective golden companion. The last three steps
(if you are approved) are when the fun really starts, when you get to select a new
STEP 1: The Application
In order for us to obtain a good understanding of your lifestyle, your dogitude
(your attitude towards dogs), and the environment in which the dog will be living,
we've put together a questionaire that every perspectice adopter must complete. Once
completed and submitted, one of our volunteers will evaluate it and either approve
or reject the application. If approved, you will move to the next step.
STEP 2: The Telephone Interview
The telephone interview allows the adoption volunteer to get a feel for you by casual
chatting about your application. If the volunteer is satisfied with the way the interview
went, you will be approved for the final approval step - the home visit.
STEP 3: The Home Visit
This step involves a volunteer visiting your home whiel all family members and
existing pets are present. The volunteer will bring one of their own dogs and
demonstrate grooming techniques, discuss dog-related issues, inspect the house and
yard, and may hit on some of the responses you gave in both the application and the
telephone interview. If after this home vist, everybody involved in your adoption
process agrees, you are then allowed to select one of our waiting goldens.
STEP 4: Selecting The Right Golden
A Boy or a Girl?
All goldens adopted trhough GRR have been spayed or nuetered, so gender is kind of a
non-issue. However, male goldens tend to be a bit larger than females, so that might
weigh on your decision.
STEP 5: Testing The Water
STEP 6: Receiving Your New Golden