03/31/20: GRRCNY COVID-19 Response: Effective immediately we are not accepting new foster or adoption applications until at least April 30. This will be re-visited towards the end of April to determine if it is safe for our volunteers to resume home visits.
Dedicated to rescuing and rehoming purebred Golden Retrievers in Central New York.
Let's start at the beginning....
As a rule, our orphans make wonderful pets and adjust well to their new families. Golden Retrievers are large, active dogs who often act like "puppies" until they are three or more years old. Therefore, for working couples or families with children, we highly recommend adopting an adult, housebroken Golden because these dogs settle into the family much more quickly than puppies.
Before a Golden is accepted into our rescue program, an interview is conducted with the owner, either in person or by phone, and a preliminary temperament evaluation is completed during the initial meeting with the dog.
Once a dog is formally accepted into our program, it immediately receives a complete physical by a veterinarian working with our organization. All shots are brought up to date, and all immediate medical needs are addressed. All dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption, and dogs coming from an animal shelter environment may spend several days in quarantine as an extra precaution against contagious illness or temperament problems. Finally, if necessary, our dogs are bathed and groomed.