Middle TN Golden Retriever Rescue primarily serves Middle Tennessee and the surrounding areas, including southern Kentucky and Northern Alabama.
There are Golden Retriever rescues in Memphis TN, Knoxville TN, and Louisville Ky, so MTGRR usually refers prospective adopters who live closer to these cities' rescues. CLICK HERE to link to a list of all golden retriever rescues in the USA.
The map below is a general representation of the MTGRR service area. The area within the blue circle is an approximation of our coverage area. We have limited availability out of this area where we have volunteers, for instance, Birmingham, Alabama. If you are wondering whether we are able to adopt to your location, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In all cases, regardless of the distance from a dog's foster home, MTGRR requires the adoptive family to travel to the foster home to meet their dog at the time of adoption, and if for any reason the adoption does not work out, the adoptive family must commit to return the dog to MTGRR. Due to health and safety risks we do not ever ship dogs.
The reason why MTGRR doesn't adopt to long distance applicants is because it does not have resources (in terms of volunteers) to do initial and follow up home visits, which is an integral step in securing a forever home for a rescued dog. The cost of transport is also prohibitive, but not the sole reason.
Below is rescued dog Bailey enjoying a nap with his human "sister":