The Golden Retriever Club of America National Rescue Committee

P.O. Box 8014
Yorktown, VA 23693
Phone: 757-827-8561 (Rescue Hotline)
Website: or
Territory Serviced: southeastern Virginia, including Charlottesville, greater Richmond, to northeast North Carolina

Organizational information:
Formed in 1990 and incorporated in 1993, this 501(c)3 organization is insured. Licensing complies with state requirements
Board is appointed and officers are elected.
This program uses foster homes.

This program has written policies.
This program works with purebred Goldens.
This program does not require an application fee at this time.
They do not usually adopt out of the service territory but may if area is not under geographic jurisdiction of another golden rescue.
Requires a dog be returned if the owner cannot keep.
Takes ownership of a dog upon intake.
Requires a home visit before adoption approval.
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.
As long as medically and age appropriate, dogs are altered (spayed or neutered) before adoption, young puppies are required to be altered in our adoption contract.

Other notes:
Other requirements of adoption:
Dogs are microchipped and registered with Avid or other recognized micro chip manufacturer.

Other program features: SEVA GRREAT ID tags, leash and collar, heartworm prevention and flea prevention.

Considerations for intake/surrender:
Non-aggressive Goldens. Must have signed release from owner or shelter turn-over. We do not take stray pets.


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