The Golden Retriever Club of America National Rescue Committee

Golden Retriever Rescue Education and Training, Inc.

PO Box 190
Merrifield, VA 22116
Phone: 703-620-6593 (Box 7 is the Rescue Emergency Hotline)
Contact: See website for current contact persons
Website: www.grreat.org
Territory Serviced: portion of Virginia; they cover all of Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Organizational information:
Formed in 1983, incorporated in 1988, this 501(c)3 organization is insured.
Board and officers are both elected and appointed.
This program uses foster homes.

Policies:
This program has written policies This program works with goldens and golden mixes
This program does require an application fee
They do not adopt out of the service territory
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
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 are altered (spayed or neutered) before adoption.
All dogs have all tests (heartworm, fecal and other regionally appropriate tests) before adoption.
All dogs dog must wear GRREAT ID tag
Al dogs are microchipped before adoption
Program accepts dogs of any age, regardless of health.

 

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