Adopt a Golden
PLEASE READ: We are currently not accepting new applications due to a low number of Goldens in need of a forever home and a large number of approved applicants. It is unknown when we will be accepting new applications. If you have any questions or concerns, please fill out a contact form under the contact section of our website and a volunteer will get back to you. We greatly appreciate your patience.
Thank you for considering adopting a rescue Golden! Goldens are wonderful dogs that are a great addition to most families! If you are in the position to welcome a Golden into your family, please fill out our pre-application. Please read through the adoption process so that you are familiar with how our organization works. Please note that it is extremely rare that we get puppies under 6 months of age, and we do not have a waiting list.
We have Goldens in foster homes throughout the State of Michigan; we do not have a facility in Grand Rapids. Once you fill out the pre-application, you will be sent a detailed form with our entire adoption process. Once you read that and decide if you would like to move forward, you will have to pay a $10 application fee. After those two steps are complete, you will be given a password to our online application. You can then complete the online application and once it is received, it will be assigned to an interviewer. The interviewer will check vet references and contact you within three business days. Once your application is approved, the interviewer will send you a roster of our available Goldens via e-mail. Your interviewer will be there to answer any questions and aid in any way that she can. Great Lakes does not post all of our available Goldens on this website or Petfinder. We first offer available Goldens to our approved applicants. When you adopt a Golden from Great Lakes, your Golden will have been examined by a veterinarian, spayed or neutered, updated on necessary vaccines and heartworm and fecal checked.
Goldens from 7 month to 7 years old have an adoption fee of $300. Goldens that are aged 8 years and older are $150. When you adopt a Golden from Great Lakes your Golden will have been spayed or neutered, up to date on necessary vaccines, and looked over by a vet.