Golden Endings Golden Retriever Rescue

How Do I Adopt?


How do I adopt a Golden Retriever from Golden Endings?

The adoption fee for a Golden Endings dog varies for the age/needs per dog. This fee helps to pay the expenses incurred for the dog's medical treatment, which in many cases is less than GEGRR pays to bring the dog to an adoptable condition.

Potential adopters are screened, by written application and by telephone interview. The application and the interview will help the adoption coordinator, and the adoption coordinator determines which dogs are most suitable for each applicant. If the applicant has had other pets, a veterinarian reference is requested. In some cases, GEGRR will conduct a home visit to see where a dog will live, play, and exercise. Also, adoptive families consent to periodic follow-up calls during their first year of ownership.

Adoptive families are required to sign a contract regarding the treatment of their new pet. Care of the dog is never to be transferred to an animal shelter. If the family is unable or unwilling to keep the dog, it must be returned to Golden Endings. All GEGRR dogs are spayed or neutered and cannot be used for breeding purposes. The adoptive families agree to provide medical treatment when necessary and all annual booster vaccinations at a veterinary clinic of their choice. The adoptive family will provide the dog with its monthly heartworm preventative. The adoptive family agrees to keep their pet contained and not let it roam the neighborhood.

Golden Endings requires the new owner to provide the dog with a course in basic obedience. Training will help the dog become a valued member of your family. We also recommend that you feed the dog a premium dog food, the benefits of doing this far outweighs the cost involved.

GEGRR/Kay Hirsch
1043 Elmwood Ave.
Columbus, OH 43212

Please include the application fee, if you live in a state other than Ohio you must make arrangements to visit the dog. We cannot ship the animals. You can call 614-486-0773 or 614-562-3928    regarding adoptions (NOT SURRENDERS, please use the Hotline Number below).

To SURRENDER a Golden you may reach us on our hotline at 614-486-0773  or by e-mail