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General Information and
GRRI-NJ is currently accepting
applications from residents of New Jersey, and
Westchester and Rockland Counties ONLY.
Please fill out this adoption
application and press the submit button when completed.
All of the information is required.
Please look over the application and make sure you have everything you
need in order to fill it out.
Due to volunteer time constraints,
incomplete applications will NOT be processed or returned to you for
completion. Please double check your application BEFORE you submit it to
Applicants will be called by a
GRRI-NJ volunteer within approximately 2 weeks of submission for an
application review. If your application review is favorable you will
then be contacted by a GRRI-NJ volunteer who will arrange for your home
visit. Pending a favorable home visit, the application approval process
will then be completed.
GRRI-NJ reserves the right to
refuse adoptions to any potential applicant(s).
Adopters must be over 21 years of
GRRI-NJ does NOT accept applications for specific Goldens. You must apply to adopt a Golden from our program. If you are approved, you will be matched based on available Goldens in our program.
GRRI-NJ adoptions are NEVER
determined on a first come basis. GRRI-NJ always chooses the most
compatible environment for each Golden. Wait times may vary and depend
on many factors.
GRRI-NJ rarely has puppies
available for adoption. The vast majority of the Goldens we help are
adults. For information about local breeder referral, please
Application Filing Fee: $10. This filing fee must be
submitted prior to your application being processed. Payment of this
fee does not guarantee that the application will be approved, nor does
it guarantee that you will be given a dog by GRRI-NJ. The adoption
application fee will not be applied towards any adoption fee.
Non-Refundable Adoption Fees:These fees are paid at the time of adoption, as follows:
Puppies to 11 months: $350
1 year to 7 years: $325
Seniors (8+): $100
Special Needs: $100
* Puppies and (rarely) adult dogs are sometimes placed intact due to
health or other concerns that prevent altering before adoption. In
those instances, adopters must also remit a $100 Spay/Neuter deposit
which is refunded upon GRRI-NJ's receipt of documentary proof that the
respective procedure has been performed. Such proof must be submitted
to GRRI-NJ within 30 days of adoption unless otherwise agreed by
GRRI-NJ in writing at the time of adoption.