|Surrender a Golden
DOES YOUR GOLDEN NEED A NEW HOME?
If you are no longer able to care for your Golden Retriever and wish to ensure that it finds a new home where it will be loved and cared for, you may wish to consider releasing it to MTGRR. Please print the following Owner Release Form so that we may determine your dog's eligibility for MTGRR's program.
We realize that relinquishing your Golden may be extremely difficult. We applaud your decision to give your dog a second chance for a good life through our program.
Important Note: We cannot accept any dog that has a history of aggression toward people.
Since 2000, MTGRR has placed more than 700 Golden Retrievers in loving new homes. After ensuring that each Golden entering our program receives any necessary veterinary care, we place them in carefully screened foster homes until an appropriate permanent home is identified. In all cases the best interests of the dog is paramount. We do not release dogs to shelters.
MTGRR is an all volunteer, non-profit organization. We rely on donations and our fund raising for our support. For this reason, we ASK that your Golden be current on all immunizations including rabies, tested for heartworm and fecal worms, and is spayed/neutered. If MTGRR performs all the veterinary (and other) services, it represents substantial time and expense. Therefore, 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.
No Golden has ever been refused when the owner could not afford a donation, perform the veterinary care, or update vaccines. But, we depend on the generosity of our donors to continue saving Goldens and ensuring Goldens to come find happy, permanent new homes.
Surrendering your Golden is a difficult decision. You can feel confident that a MTGRR adoption gives him or her the VERY best chance to live out a full and enjoyable life with the best possible family. As much as possible, we stay in contact with the forever families that adopt our Goldens. If at any time in the Golden’s life the adopting family cannot keep him, our adoption agreement requires that they return him to MTGRR.
HOW THE PROCESS WORKS
Click here to access the Owner Surrender Form. Fill it out with as much detail as possible, sign it, attach any vet records and then fax to 615-829-8913. You can also scan and email the pages. Contact Us to arrange to send via US mail (will delay process). FYI - the family who adopts your dog will not know your name or address, your identity is kept within the rescue.
An Intake Team Volunteer will contact you, answer any questions or concerns you may have, and schedule a time for your Golden to enter MTGRR’s program.
WHAT TO BRING WHEN YOU TURN THE DOG OVER
Vet History We Need in Writing
Current rabies certificate
Proof of current DHLPP immunization
Proof of negative occult/antigen
Proof of Bordatella (kennel cough) nasal vaccine
Results of heartworm test
Proof that stool is free of parasites
Proof that dog has been spayed/neutered
WHAT TO BRING WHEN YOU TURN THE DOG OVER
Favorite toys, leash, collar, bowls, bed and food
Heartworm preventive and other medications (with dosage instructions and date/time of last pill).
Crate (if applicable)
All dog’s papers: VETERINARY RECORDS, and if available, pedigree, AKC registration, etc.
No Golden has ever been refused when the owner could not afford a donation, perform the veterinary care, or update vaccines prior to surrender. Nonetheless, we depend on the generosity of our donors to continue saving Goldens and ensuring Goldens to come find happy, permanent new homes.
We at MTGRR know surrender is a hard decision and sometimes there are no other options, and we thank those that choose rescue. CLICK HERE to read a GRReat Success Story that illustrates why surrendering to a rescue really is the best option for you and your Golden.
You can click on the name Izzy below, too, for another fabulous Surrender Success Story!
Shown here is Izzy, an owner-surrender, with her Mom in her new forever home: