The Golden Retriever Club of America National Rescue Committee

Golden Beginnings of Texas, Inc

PO Box 19848
Houston, TX 77224-0848
Phone: 281-480-4942 (Rescue Hotline) Fax: 281-992-3767
Contact: Cil Henson
Serves southeastern Texas, Houston and surrounding areas

Organizational information:
Formed and incorporated in 1999, this 501(c)3 organization 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 of $25
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 notes: Other requirements of adoption: must be at least 21 years of age to adopt; do not adopt to families with children under the age of 8; all dogs are microchipped at intake

Considerations for intake/surrender: in accepting dogs into our rescue program, preference is given to those facing euthanasia, to those living in shelters or pounds, and to those in untenable living situations. The rescue also attempts to accommodate owner turn-ins, to keep those dogs from facing such fates and to allow them to go from one home to another with less disruption.


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