Thank you for your interest in adopting a dog through GRRoW. We are not accepting new applications at this time, while we work to place dogs with those already on our wait list. Please check back for changes to our application status.
We match our Goldens in foster care to each applicant based on criteria noted on your application and the home visit report. It is very easy to fall in love with a picture or a story, but that may not match what you are looking for in a dog. For this reason, we do not allow applicants to select the dog they want to adopt. A great testament to this policy is the low rate of returned Goldens that were adopted from GRRoW.
A non-refundable fee of $25 is required with each adoption application.
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.
Welcome to GRRoW! Thank you for your interest in adopting one of our rescued Golden Retrievers. Rescue dogs are rarely perfect—they may come with medical or behavioral special needs and financial costs. Please understand that these dogs will have a huge capacity to love, and will require love and patience in return.
Many people want to choose a dog from our website— we use a matching system when selecting adoptive families for our Goldens. This system is focused on matching the dog's needs rather than the human’s. Once we find a dog whose needs are best met by your home life, you'll be contacted by a GRRoW volunteer
Approved adoption applications will expire in one year. Applicants will be given ample notice and opportunity to renew.
We are only able to accept applications from Wisconsin residents. Children living in the adoptive home must be at least eight years old.
More information about our process can be found on our FAQ Page.
To start the application process, please fill out our Pre-Adoption Inquiry Forms. One of our volunteers will contact you.
Please do not make any payment until instructed by a GRRoW representative!