GRRMF Village – Intake

Intake Volunteers


A message or call comes in to our message line, email or through our website page.  A dog needs our help.  Our intake team guides the surrendering owner to complete our required intake form which tells us about the dog and the care they require. So many times, it is heartbreaking for the owner who needs to move, is going through a family crisis, or can no longer afford to care for their dog. When we review the form, our intake volunteer speaks with the surrendering owner to ensure we understand all the details shared with us and maintain the confidentiality needed to protect both the dog and the family. The important next step is to determine if we can meet the needs of the dog…do we have the appropriate and available foster home, medical treatments and behavioral/training skills are a few of the critical considerations we review to ensure we can help.  There are times we cannot meet the dogs needs and we work with the owner to network to other rescues or services for assistance.  Our intake volunteers also monitor the shelter lists, social media and Craigslist looking for goldens or blends who are posted for sale or adoption. 

When our intake team approves the intake they have a broad reach in rescue from a Board 1st vice president review, medical and behavioral team assessment, foster team placement support and transportation team for transporting from the owner to our intake vet location…all working together to ensure our new arrival comes safely into rescue.golden being surrendered Once a dog is in our care, the dog begins his/her journey through GRRMF.  It’s always love at first sight as these precious arrivals need our help and we are rescue. There is a nose to tail vet examination upon arrival by our treasured vets who always partner with us in developing the necessary care plan. We work with each dog to provide what they need for placement in a loving forever home…training, medical treatments which can include surgery, as well as comfort and lots of hugs and belly rubs to give them reassurance in their new foster home surroundings.  

Each day we celebrate what we do and how we help our Mid-Florida community. Our teams are incredible and our intake team has a difficult task of ensuring we are the best rescue for a retriever in need.  It takes a village and our intake team is the critical front door to a happy new life. 

Roles supporting this area:

  1. Intake Director
  2. Intake Support

Time/Frequency needed to support:

Diverse and as needed based on number of dogs arriving in the program. Estimate 6-8 hours a week.

General Skills needed:

Strong interpersonal skills to support empathic, positive and supportive conversations with contacts

Work well with teams

Familiar with Google Sheets/Excel data entry

Familiar with Gmail for email communications

Familiar with Google searches and social media to locate dogs in need

Complete your volunteer application today and our coordinator will be in touch with you ASAP.


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