The Golden Retriever Club of America National Rescue Committee

Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs

P.O. Box 6132
Louisville, KY 40206-0132
Phone: 812-981-2251 and 866-981-2251 (Toll free outside Louisville)
Contact: Paula Phillips
Email address:
Serves Kentucky, southern Indiana and southern Ohio

Organizational information:
Formed in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, this 501(c)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 goldens and golden mixes.
This program requires an application fee
They do not adopt out of the service territory
Requires a dog be returned if the owner cannot keep
Takes ownership of a dog upon intake
Requires a home visit before adoption approval
Follows up with adopters after placement
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.
Other requirements of adoption: Secure above ground fences or professionally installed invisible fences for all households with kids under the age of 16.
Considerations for intake/surrender: Do not accept dogs with bite history.