Giving up your golden retriever is a tough decision. We’ll be happy to help you explore other options such as doggie day care, pet sitters, obedience training, etc. We will accept golden mixes if they look very golden and have the wonderful golden personality. If you opt to give up your dog to Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland please know that we will love and care for your golden as if s/he were our own. Once you have made your decision the following occurs:
Your dog will live with a loving foster, or temporary, home before it is placed for adoption. Our foster homes are trained, most have other Goldens, someone home during the day, a fenced yard and will make your dog part of their family until they are adopted.
There is no time limit on how long a dog can spend in foster care before being placed in the right adoptive home. For young healthy dogs, we likely have someone on our waiting list, for older dogs or dogs with medical or behavioral problems they usually stay longer. However, we have many families who love our golden oldies and are eager to adopt.
Email Intake@grrsm.org, or call 855-477-3728 for more information. In the email please give your name, address, phone numbers, dog’s name, dog’s age, dog’s sex and reason for surrender. We will make every effort to return your call or email within 24 hours.