Adopting A Rescue Golden

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Golden Retriever from Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue.

SCGRRescue is grateful for people with hearts large enough to help a dog that needs a loving home, the information on this web page should answer many of your questions about our adoption process.

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, you will need to complete an online application.  (Please note that we only adopt to homes in the Southern California area)

After your application is received and reviewed by our Placement team, a volunteer will be in touch with you to schedule an in-home interview and we request a minimum $25 donation at the time of your interview.

Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue works very hard to find the right home for each Golden in our care. It is a process that can vary from a few days to several months depending on the circumstances.

Placements are made according to what will be best for the dog. The more flexible you are about the kind of dog you are willing to adopt, the less time the process may take. It is not a first-come-first-served basis, but rather which family is the best match for the dog.

Each dog comes to us under unique circumstances and has individual needs that we strive to meet. In addition, each family also has individual circumstances which are taken into account when making a placement.

Like many rescue organizations, we offer the benefits of being able to provide dogs who are already spayed or neutered, who have been fully vaccinated and micro-chipped, who have had a sound fundamental health examination, and whose temperament is fairly well known, since most of them have lived with our foster families.

We reserve the right to decline applicants who cannot meet the needs of our second chance Goldens and we strive to find the best family match for each of our dogs in rescue based on their individual needs regardless of when the application process is completed.

We have a lot more applicants than dogs, so not everyone who applies will be selected as a match for one of our dogs.

Thank You for your interest in opening your home and heart to a Golden. We look forward to working with you.

If you agree to these policies and procedures, please click the button below to submit an application.

Effective August 1, 2019 adoption fees will be modified to the following:

  • $600 for puppies 8 weeks to dogs 2 years of age
  • $500 for dogs 2 to 7 years of age
  • $350 for dogs 7 to 10 years of age
  • $300 for our super seniors, ages 10 years and older

International dogs will incur higher adoption fees due to the cost of transport:

  • $1500 per dog under 7 years of age
  • $800 for dogs 7 years of age or older, or dogs with known long-term medical needs.

NOTE: Ages for rescue dogs are the best estimate based on veterinary consult. Pricing exceptions for individuals may occur based on SCGRR’s discretion from time to time.