I want to adopt a golden retriever. How long will it take?
One of our most popular requests is to adopt one of our goldens needing a forever home. We want to give you an update of our current waiting list status of hopeful approved adopters who are waiting for a golden and our applicants who are waiting to start the application process.
We have a waiting list of approved adopters who on average have been waiting 4 months for a golden to be matched to their family. There are many families who are patiently waiting longer than 4 months for a new furry family member. Our matchmaking finds the best family to meet our dogs needs and our adoption process and policies are reflected on our How to Adopt web page.
In December and January, we have received an additional 100+ adoption applications completed with the hope of adopting a golden from GRRMF. This is a unprecedented amount for us. Because of this volume and combined with the holiday season, we have a queue of at least 3 weeks before a volunteer can be assigned to start the application process. If you have submitted an application and if your situation changes before or during this process, we would appreciate you letting us know by sending an email to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you for your patience and support of GRRMF.