The Golden Retriever Club of America National Rescue Committee

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida, Inc.

P.O. Box 110987
Naples, FL 34108
Territory Served: West Coast of Florida from Ocala to Naples and including Tampa, Orlando and Polk Counties

Organizational Information:
Formed and incorporated in 2009
This 501(C)(3) program is insured
Complies with state requirements
Officers are appointed; Board of Directors is elected.

Program has written policies
Program uses Foster homes and Boarding kennels only when necessary
Program does not require an application fee
Accepts purebred Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes only
Program adopts out of area under special circumstances only
Program requires return of the dog to the program if adopter cannot keep him/her.
Takes ownership of the dog upon intake.
Requires home visit before adoption approval.
Follows up with adopter after placement
Dogs are observed and evaluated before adoption.
All dogs are spayed/neutered before placement (unless medically contraindicated)
Dogs receive all vaccines (Rabies, Dhlpp and any other regionally-appropriate vaccines) before adoption.
Dogs have all tests (heartworm, fecal and other regionally-appropriate tests) before adoption.

Other requirements of adoption:
Application must be completed and references checked with a veterinarian on current or past pets in the home.
All vaccines on current pets must be up-to-date and heartworm and flea/tick preventive administered regularly.
Program considers the behavior of the dog before intake and evaluates for aggressive tendencies, socialization, etc.