Territory Served: Priority area is Houston and southeastern Texas. Dogs from the rest of Texas and other states will be considered only if the availability of space and other resources permits.
Formed and incorporated in 2012. 501(C)(3)
The program carries liability insurance.
Officers and Board of Directors appointed.
Our focus is on senior dogs (age 7+) and those of any age with special medical and care needs including hospice care. Regarding surrender of a dog to our program, priority is given to dogs in shelters, those in poor living conditions, and to those whose owners have passed on or moved into assisted living arrangements. The sanctuary will have Goldens available for adoption but will also be a permanent sanctuary for older dogs and those with special needs. We will use foster homes as needed and appropriate but do not anticipate the use of boarding facility. The Sanctuary is a home-style environment.
The program has written policies.
This program accepts purebred Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes only.
Program considers adopting out of area only when a determination can be made that all requirements are met and a home visit can be arranged. Generally no adoptions to homes with children under the age of 5 with exceptions only on a case-by-case basis.
Program requires return of dog if adopter cannot keep
Program takes ownership of the dog upon Intake.
Program requires Home Visit before Adoption approval.
Program follows up with adopter after placement.
Dogs are observed and evaluated before adoption.
All dogs are spayed/neutered before placement (unless medically contraindicated)
All dogs receive all vaccines and regionally appropriate tests before adoption.