This application is required to adopt or to foster a dog. We do not adopt out of state. We typically adopt from Naples to north of Tampa, and Pinellas to Orlando. We will consider some other areas in Florida for seniors over 9 or hard-to-place dogs.
We charge a non-refundable processing fee of $25.00 for all adoption and foster applications. At the time you click "SUBMIT" you will be prompted to pay the processing fee through PayPal (it will be dropped in your cart). If you do not have a PayPal account, please contact GRRSWF's Adoption Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted to take your credit card payment. Your application cannot be processed without confirmation of payment. Email us for more info at email@example.com.
Please bear in mind that there are no right or wrong answers to the questions in this application. Our goal is to find the most suitable dog for your home, family and lifestyle; the more we know about your preferences, the better we are able to make the perfect match.
The Golden Retriever is a wonderful dog; however, they are predisposed to several conditions: ear infections, hot spots, food and environmental allergies, excessive shedding, and generally a need for lots of exercise in order to be good house pets. They are not outside dogs to be tied or enclosed away from their families and can become quite loud, destructive, and even self-mutilating if made to live in these conditions. These dogs are excellent obedience candidates and can be easily trained to be wonderful companions – if you will work with them.
You should assume that this pet will cost approximately $600.00 a year in vet bills, heartworm & flea preventative (this does not include treatment for illness/injury) and at least $500.00 to feed, more if they are special needs or have ongoing issues such as allergies. Additional expenses may include grooming, collars, leashes, bowls, and toys. We do recommend that you research pet health insurance options and purchase, at the very least, a policy for catastrophic injury and illness.
Adoption fees for all dogs from GRRSWF: