The Golden Retriever Club of America National Rescue Committee

Adopt A Golden Atlanta

PO Box 420256
Atlanta, GA 30342-9998
Phone: 404-DOGLESS (364-5377) Fax: 800-790-4834
Contact: Lauren Genkinger
Territory served: Primary – Georgia; Secondary – Southeast.

Organizational information:
Formed in 2003 and incorporated, the 501© 3 organization is insured
Licensing complies with state requirements
Board and officers are elected.
This program uses foster homes and boarding kennels.

This program has written policies
This program works with purebred Goldens
This program requires an application fee of $25
They adopt out of the service territory when when qualified applicants not available from our their area and they are filled to capacity; and if former adopter
Requires a dog be returned if the owner cannot keep it
Takes ownership of a dog upon intake
Requires a home visit before adoption approval/photos if no volunteer in area
Dogs are observed and evaluated before adoption
All dogs receive all vaccines (Rabies, DHLPP and any other regionally appropriate tests) before adoption
All dogs have all tests (heartworm, fecal and other regionally appropriate tests) before adoption
All dogs are altered (spayed or neutered) before adoption.
Microchip all dogs and follow up to make sure all are registered inadopter’s name within 30 days of adoption.
Follows up with adopters after placement for questions and/or assistance.
Focus on owner turn-ins. Takes dogs from North Georgia Shelters and any other shelter if other rescues will not take

Adoption fees are as follows and are non-refundable. We have a flat fee for adoptions as follows:

  • Turkey dogs = $800
  • Purebred pups under 1 year old = $1,000
  • All other dogs, regardless of age = $600
  • Senior to Senior: remains at fee waived for seniors 70+ who adopt dogs 9+ years old
  • All applications require a $25 non-refundable application fee. You must be 21 years of age to complete an application. Once your application and fee have been received, an adoption volunteer will contact you to discuss your application.