Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue organization. Based in Southwest Florida, Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida is dedicated to finding exceptional homes for exceptional Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes that are homeless, abandoned in Shelters or surrendered by their owners into their “forever” homes. Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida works to raise awareness of the plight of the Golden Retriever breed specifically through community education as well as the benefits of adopting a rescue animal in need. We also support and promote responsible spay and neutering as well as programs that are designed to prevent animal abuse, neglect and cruelty.
This application is to adopt or to foster. We do not adopt our of state. We typically adopt from Naples to north of Tampa, Pinellas to Orlando. We will consider some other areas in Florida for seniors over 9 or hard to place dogs. Email us for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Under 6 months: $550
6 months to 1 year: $525
1 to 3 years: $450
3 to 7 years: $400
7 to 10 years: $375
10 and older: $275
Additionally, there is a $200 surcharge for the adoption of all dogs rescued internationally. This helps to defray the cost of overseas transport.
Adoption fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Adoption fees are payable in full at time of adoption by cashier’s check, personal check, or money order which should be made payable to: Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida, Inc., or GRRSWF, Inc.
Our dogs have been examined by one of our network veterinarians and all their individual medical needs are addressed. Additionally, each dog has had vaccinations, a heartworm and fecal test, spay or neuter, if needed, and microchip registration.
Thank you for your application. Please be aware that GRRSWF is run solely by volunteers. We will process your application as fast as possible, but please allow us up to two weeks to do so. If you would like to contact us after one week to inquire as to the status of your application then we will be happy to update you.
GRRSWF will make every effort to contact you as soon as we believe we have a suitable dog available for you, however once you are an approved home we strongly encourage you to regularly monitor our website for available dogs and to contact us if you see a dog that you believe might be an excellent addition to your family.