Dear Prospective Rescue Family,
It is wonderful that you are considering opening up your home to one of our displaced
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 rescued Golden.
At your earliest convenience, please fill out an Adoption Questionnaire. 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 contact us.
Thank you for your interest!
"Experience is the best teacher"
|Experience has taught rescue volunteers that the safest environment for any dog includes a fenced yard or area. Displaced goldens in particular need boundary limitations due to having a history of changes in their environment.
| GRRAND volunteers feel very strongly that dogs allowed to wander unsupervised are dogs that are unloved because they are at risk of running away, getting lost, being stolen, injured, attacked (by another dog, animal, or person), poisoned, or struck by a car. We have had a few very unfortunate incidents that have occurred when dogs who were not confined by a fence in their new homes were injured or killed by cars. It is now our firm policy to place dogs only in homes that provide a secure, fenced area for the dog to get fresh air, eliminate, and obtain adequate exercise. At times, exceptions to this policy may be made, but only for adult households or households with children over the age of sixteen who will commit to leash walking a dog at all times when outside, unconfined.
The fenced enclosure is intended to provide a secure outdoor exercise area for the dog. The emphasis is on the security of the fence, therefore, the fence can be of any type or fashion so long as it is at least four feet high, is adequately secure at the ground level, and has a lockable gate. Furthermore, the location of the fence should be directly accessible from the house and large enough to provide the dog ample space to exercise, eliminate and get fresh air.
GRRAND's policy requires that families with children 16 years
and younger, must have their yard secured by a professionally
To satisfy our safe environment requirement, an "invisible or hidden" fence system is acceptable under certain circumstances. The fence system must be installed by invisible fence company, or can be self-installed if it is purchased from a local invisible fence company. Professional training for the dog must be provided by the fence company trainer who will then guarantee the company product and provide direct supportive services should there be any problems. The fence installation location should not be at a busy street and the adoptive family must agree not to leave the dog outside when they are not home to supervise.
We regret that out safe environment requirement may disqualify some homes, but our first concern must be the safety of the dogs with which we have been entrusted. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
*Some information included in this policy has been adopted from policies outlined by Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue in New