We realize that relinquishing your Golden may be extremely difficult. However, since 1993, DVGRR has placed more than 3,200 Golden Retrievers into loving new homes.
Please take a few minutes and click to watch "Our Golden Gateway". A video created for families considering making the difficult decision to surrender their Golden Retriever. And please review "Kennel vs. Foster Home" for more information.
You can feel confident that through our rigorous adoption process, the Goldens in our program are placed with carefully screened adopters who match the dog’s personality, activity level, and training needs. While at Golden Gateway, the dogs in our program receive all necessary medical care, multiple opportunities for play and exercise each day, premium food, and lots of love and affection from our staff and volunteers.
Our facility and staff are entirely supported through donations, supporters, and fundraising. If you are surrendering your Golden Retriever, we ask that, if at all possible, your dog be current on all immunizations, tested for heartworm and intestinal parasites, and spayed/neutered. If these needs must be taken care of by DVGRR, they will represent substantial cost and time. If you can make a tax-deductible donation to help defray some of these expenses when you bring your Golden to us, it would be helpful and appreciated.
However, no Golden has ever been refused when the owner could not afford a donation or could not take care of veterinary needs in advance of surrendering. In such cases, we simply ask that the surrendering owner remember us in the future if possible. In order to continue saving Goldens and ensuring them happy, permanent homes, we rely entirely on the generosity of our donors and supporters.