If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, please complete an application.
Click the button on the right to fill out an Adoption Application. When you click “SUBMIT” you will be prompted to pay a $25 processing fee through our PayPal account. When clicking the PayPal tab you will be given a choice of using PayPal or your credit card. Please add a note that your payment is for the Application Fee. The fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee future dog availability. It is needed to help us defray the costs of completing the application process. Your application cannot be processed without confirmation of payment.
We take it from there. We do a vet check to be certain you have properly cared for any previously owned pets. That will be followed by a home visit with a GRRSWF volunteer. During the home visit you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. We will discuss with you exactly what you are looking for in a dog, and what you have to offer a dog.
We typically have a significant waiting list and a dog you are interested in may have already been selected for another family. We recommend that you have some flexibility in the dog you want. It will likely mean we can place a dog with you sooner. We do our best to match a dog whose needs and characteristics are compatible with you, your family and your lifestyle. If there are none available that you would like to meet, then we will keep your application on file and notify you as soon as one comes into the rescue.
Ideally, when a dog comes to you, he or she will have spent some time in a foster home, would have been to a vet for a full examination, brought current on all vaccinations and microchipped. Any required follow-on treatment would have been scheduled. However some dogs go directly to adoptive homes. If that is the case with your dog then a vet visit will be scheduled shortly after you receive the dog.
If the dog has been fostered the foster home will provide you with detailed information on everything they’ve learned about your dog during his or her time with them. Bear in mind however, in some cases we know little or nothing of the dog’s history prior to coming into the rescue.
The foster home will stay in contact with you for the first couple of days following the adoption in order to help ensure the transition is as easy as possible for everyone. GRRSWF will always remain available to you and will happily answer any questions or offer any assistance we can.
Many of our dogs may already have been in several homes. Our goal is to ensure that the adoptive home will be the dog's last.
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you find the love of your life!
If you are ready to adopt we are ready to help you. The first step on that road is right below.
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