The Golden Retriever Club of America National Rescue Committee

GoldHeart Golden Retriever Rescue

PO Box 394
Chester, MD 21619
Phone: Rescue Hotline: 410-877-9697
Contact: President Barbara Schaefer
Territory Serviced: Northern Maryland, Delaware and South-central Penna

Organizational information:
Formed and incorporated in 1998 this 501(c)3 program is insured
Licensing complies with state requirements Board and officers are elected.
This program uses foster homes and boarding facilities.

This program has written policies
This program works with purebred Goldens
This program requires an application fee
They adopt out of the service territory on a case by case basis with board approval
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:
Will not accept dogs that have bitten or are aggressive towards humans.