Adoption Fees:

Puppy through one year old - $450, plus applicable tax

One year to  five years old - $400, plus applicable tax

Five years to eight years old - $350, plus applicable tax

Eight years old and older - $150, plus applicable tax

Families, or individuals, adopting a senior dog who have adopted a senior dog from GRRoW in the past, may adopt another senior dog from the rescue for $75, plus tax.

Expectations of the Adoption Process:

We continue to have an urgent need for applicants interested in senior and/or special needs dogs. Once an application and fee have been processed, a volunteer will contact you to coordinate a home visit. This typically takes less than two weeks.  After your home visit has been completed and your application has been approved, you will be put on a waiting list to receive a golden who best fits your needs as well as the dog's needs.

Note: The wait time for young dogs could be six months to one year. Once a potential match is found, a foster family will contact the applicant for a meeting with the foster dog.

Adoption Process:

Our applications are open to families, or individuals, who are interested in adopting one of our wonderful rescued Golden Retrievers. We are always especially in need of homes for dogs who are eight years old and older (our senior boys and girls), or dogs who have medical and/or behavioral special needs. The wait time for a young dog can be several months or more. If you are interested in adopting one of these amazing dogs, please fill out the Pre-Adoption Inquiry on our Adoption Application page and a volunteer will contact you within 48 hours to get the process started.

Please do not pay any money until instructed by a volunteer. To make a donation please go to our Donate page.


Our applications for goldens who are not seniors, or who do not have special needs, are currently closed.  We continue to match those dogs with families who have been waiting to adopt from us.  Keep checking our website, as this status may change in the future.