finding homes for goldens in need …

PO Box 6, Great Mils, MD 20634

(855) 477-3728

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland

we rescue golden retrievers

Adopt A golden

How do I adopt a golden


Please download and review our  Adoption Guide to learn more about adopting from the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland.

Adoption Guide

Adoption Fees

  • $500 for under the age of one year.
  • $400 for ages one to ten.
  • $150 for a senior or special needs.
  • $200 additional donation recommended to help defray travel expenses of dogs coming from overseas.



Download the Adoption Application and complete it.  Then either email  it to the Adoption Coordinator or regular mail to Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland, PO Box 6, Great Mills, MD 20634.

Adoption Application

Home Visit


A volunteer will contact you to schedule a time to come to your home to ensure you can provide a safe environment for a golden retriever and to answer any questions you might have

Ask about our Foster to Adopt Program which allows a dog to be placed directly in your home.



You will be notified by email once you are approved to adopt. Our Adoption Coordinator will provide the contact information for the dog you are interested in learning more about.

If we do not have a golden who is a good match for you we will hold your application for 6 months.

Please note that we require a physical fence, a canine companion and someone home part of the day for most young goldens under the age of 3 years.

Follow Up


We will contact you periodically to ensure you and your new fur family member  are doing well together. Please contact us if you ever have questions or concerns.