PLEASE READ BEFORE APPLYING!
GRRA strives to match each dog with the family that can provide the best environment for each dog's unique needs. If several applicants all equally meet the dog's requirements, older applications will be given priority.
Please be aware that being approved to adopt does not guarantee you will be matched with a dog.
Applications and application fees (non-refundable) are good for 12 months from the date of paying your application fee.
Things to Consider Before Adopting
Golden Retrievers and most GRRA dogs are very active dogs (especially when young) and will require significant daily exercise and ongoing training.
Goldens shed year-round.
Goldens are large dogs and may jump and knock down children or the elderly.
Good dog care in our area can cost $1,200 annually. This includes annual vet care, inoculations, parasite testing, monthly heartworm & flea preventative, quality dog food, toys, miscellaneous equipment, boarding/kennel fees, grooming and other supplies. This does not include any injuries, or illnesses the dog may incur.
Applicants with children under six years of age are required to have a physical fence to be approved.
Current GRRA adoption fees are as follows:
Under 1 year old: $800
1 to under 5 years old: $650
5 to under 10 years old: $500
Over 10 years old: $150
Senior dog (Over 10 years old) to senior applicant (Over 70 years old): No charge
* The average cost to GRRA for vetting dogs and the medical care given to each dog to prepare them for adoption is significantly more than the adoption fees. The difference is subsidized by donations and grants. Over 95% of all monies received directly benefit the dogs, mostly for medical procedures and behavioral training. The remainder covers necessary business expenses such as licenses, permits and volunteer insurance. Any and all additional contributions are very much appreciated!
If there are exceptions to this fee schedule for a specific dog, that information will be posted on the dog's profile page.
Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta (GRRA) dogs will have received the following medical care
while in our program:
*Note: These are basic cost estimations below and are subject to change due to necessity, severity, age , location of dog,
or veterinarian performing services.
Special Testing/ Treatments:
Skin Testing $66+
Pneumonia Treatment $1000+
Parvo Test $130
Blood Panel $180+
Puppy Parvo/Hospitalizations $2000+
Tumor Removal $950+
TTO/TPLO (knee) $4400+/per knee
Entropion Eye Surgery (per Eye)$400+
Wound care, exploratory surgeries, amputations ($ Varies)
Hips: FHO $1200+/per hip
Total Hip Replacement $4000-$7000/per hip