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 first, then those of the humans. Once we find a dog whose needs are best met by your home life, you'll be contacted by a GRRoW volunteer.
We are only able to accept applications from Wisconsin residents. Children living in the adoptive home must be at least nine years old. While a fence is not required in all cases, a physical fence is ideal. Some dogs need large acreages, woods or fields, for supervised, off-leash exercise.
More information about our process can be found on our FAQ page. To start the application process, please read the website carefully and then fill out our Adoption Application. One of our volunteers will contact you.