Adopt a Golden
PLEASE NOTE! We are only accepting adoption applications for Cobra and Dakota at this time. We are NOT accepting any other new adoption applications due to the high volume of applications we have received. Our volunteer interviewers are buried in applications. If you are interested, please check back in a couple of weeks. Thank you for understanding.
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 adoption 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 your online application is received, it will be assigned to an interviewer. The interviewer will check vet references and contact you within three business days. The interviewer will schedule a time to talk with you about your home, family, and will help you determine what type of Golden will best fit into your lifestyle. 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 see a dog that you are interested in, you contact our Adoption Coordinator and, if you meet the requirements for the particular Golden, your contact information will be given to the foster for follow up. If after talking to the foster, and the foster feels you may be a good match for the Golden, you will bring your family members (two legged and four legged) to visit the Golden at the foster home. Our dogs are not adopted on a first come first serve basis. The foster is the voice of the Golden and will know when the perfect match has been made! 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.