- Youngsters Up to 3 years old – $350
- Adults 4 to 7 years old – $300
- Adults 8 to 10 years old – $250
- Golden Oldies 11 years and older – $200
Adoption fees may vary for SPECIAL NEEDS GOLDENS and some GOLDEN OLDIES.
The first step is to complete an adoption application. Once your application is received, it will be forwarded to a Placement volunteer in your area. Within a week or so, you should receive a call from the volunteer, who will ask you some questions and schedule a home visit (virtually or by photos at this time). Once you have been approved to adopt, stay in touch with us about dogs on our website or newly available dogs by calling our office at 916-655-1410 and choose option 1. Our dogs are in great demand; many never make the website before they are adopted. Staying in touch signals that you are actively engaged in your search. If we believe we have a match, we will schedule an appointment with special precautions in place during this pandemic. Please note that most of our volunteers work full time, in addition to having family commitments. They do not get paid and they do this work out of love for the dogs. So please be patient with us if we don’t contact you immediately. If you have completed an online application and haven’t heard from your Placement volunteer, you may email our Placement Coordinator at email@example.com.
Once your application has been reviewed and your home visit successfully completed, stay in touch with us by calling our office at 916-655-1410 and choose option 1. Staying in touch signals that you are actively engaged in your search. If we believe we have a match, we will schedule an appointment with special precautions in place during this pandemic.
To ensure the health and safety of all during the Coronavirus pandemic, we will call families to schedule appointments when we believe we have a match. Appointments will be spread out to limit the number of people on-site at any time. Masks will be required. Details will be provided when we schedule your appointment.
Our dogs come to us as surrenders from families that can no longer keep them or when someone has passed. Others are from shelters or have been found stray, undergoing a stray hold with all attempts made to find their owners. We are also involved in rescuing dogs from puppy mill situations and trusted international rescue partners.
No. Only a few of the dogs we take in have obviously been the victim of physical abuse. Many however, have been the victims of neglect, usually in the form of improper diet, health related issues such as ear infections, inadequate food supply, and lack of grooming and flea control, lack of training, or puppy mill situations. It is amazing just how resilient these wonderful creatures are and how quickly they can bounce back with just a little TLC.
Golden Retriever puppies without special needs are very rare. However, we do typically host golden mix and other puppy breeds throughout the year. Their kisses are just as sweet!