Who are we?
was organized by members of the Greater Louisville Golden Retriever Club
to help find homes for displaced Golden Retrievers. We all have Golden
Retrievers as family members and not only wanted others to know what a
great breed of dog the Golden is, but also to step in and help needy
Goldens find good homes.
Some of the reasons these Goldens have become displaced are as follows. A
family must move, due to a job change or divorce, from a home to an
apartment where pets are not allowed. A family may have a new born baby
who is allergic to dogs. An owner has become too old to take proper care
of their Golden or the owner may have died. The most common story is that
the Golden's owner did not realize what an important responsibility it is
to raise and care for a Golden. When that little, tiny, cute puppy
becomes a large unruly teenager, not everyone is willing to take the time
and patience needed to train the Golden.
All of our Goldens have unique stories, but one thing they all have in
common is a great big heart. Goldens are wonderful family members. They
are intelligent, loving and very social. If you think you could
possibly be someone who could share your home with a Golden Retriever,
please contact GRRAND at 812-981-2251. We also need people
willing to foster Goldens. This is not as great a commitment as adopting
a Golden, but every bit as important. Sometimes we are asked to pick up a
Golden immediately and a foster home is needed immediately, so that the
Golden can be removed from harms way. This also provides us with the
opportunity to assess the Golden's needs and personality.
GRRAND is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization registered with the state
Dear Prospective Rescue Family,
you are interested in pursuing an adoption, please read the cover letter
below that accompanies all adoption applications.
It is with great pleasure that Golden Retriever Rescue
& Adoption of Needy Dogs, Inc. (GRRAND) is sending you the enclosed Adoption
Questionnaire. It is wonderful that you are considering opening up your
home to one of our displaced Goldens.
Some of the Goldens we rescue have had troubled histories. However, the
majority simply have become too much, when the Golden’s former owners’
busy lifestyles have not allowed time for adequate training or attention.
All of the orphaned Goldens are eagerly awaiting new homes and we are
pleased that you are interested in our placement program.
You should also know that before any Golden is placed into either an
adoptive or foster home, the Golden is first examined by our Veterinarian
and given a clean bill of health. If not, you would be informed of such.
The Golden is brought current on all shots and vaccinations, is tested
for heartworms and then bathed. If the Golden has not been spayed or
neutered, these procedures will be scheduled. We feel that spaying or
neutering rescued Goldens is a part of responsible pet guardianship.
Goldens that are placed through GRRAND are micro chipped to help in their
return should they become lost or stolen. Upon placement, GRRAND requires
that an adoptive family maintain necessary veterinary care for their
After your completed Adoption Questionnaire is received by GRRAND, our
Rescue Coordinator will review it and then contact your references. The
next step will be to schedule a home visit. At your home visit a
volunteer will share information regarding a rescued Golden’s transition
into a new home environment and will also leave with you some literature
for future reference.
If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us
through our voice mail line or via this web site.
Thank you for your interest!