GRRoM's Adoption Procedures
You will first need to complete an application for adoption. Please email your Name, Home address & Phone number to: email@example.com to request an Adoption Packet.
2. SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
When you have your completed the application, notify us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with the address of your assigned Interviewer so that you can submit the application and the $10.00 application fee.
Your application will be reviewed and a member of GRRoM will contact you for a telephone interview and to set up a home visit.
4. ONCE APPROVED
If you are approved, you will be given a list of the adoptable dogs you qualify for, including contact names and phone numbers. It will be your responsibility to arrange for visits directly with the foster homes and to request updated lists from your interviewer. The list is continually changing, so be prepared that some dogs on the list may no longer be available.
5. REQUIRED VISITS
To help assure that we have a suitable match between you and your golden companion, you will be required to visit 2 Goldens in their foster homes, along with your entire family (including your dogs), roommates, or other members living in your household. A reminder that our Goldens are located in foster homes all over Michigan.
6. ADOPTING A GOLDEN
If you find a dog that you would like to adopt, you will need to contact your interviewer. The interviewer and foster care giver will make a determination regarding your adoption request. It is not uncommon to have multiple families interested in the same dog. If this occurs, a decision will be made based on what is in the best interest of the dog.
7. ADOPTION FEES:
If your adoption request is approved, the adoption fee will be required at that point, and a contract is signed with GRRoM binding you to the good care of the dog, and obligating you to notify GRRoM if your address changes and/or the dog is deceased.
AGE CATEGORY DESIGNATIONS AND FEES
PUPPY - Adoption Fee $400
Dogs with known date of birth, or dental indications of up to 1 year
YOUNG DOG – Adoption Fee $300
Dogs with known or estimated date of birth that are 1 year or older, but less than 5 years.
ADULT DOG - Adoption Fee $250
Dogs with known or estimated date of birth that are 5 years or older, but less than 9 years
MATURE DOG – Adoption Fee $100
Dogs with known or estimated date of birth that are 9 years or older
SPECIAL NEEDS – Adoption Fee $100
Dogs of any age who have a special health or behavioral need
The GRRoM Board and the Foster will determine this status
8. PICKING UP YOUR GOLDEN
At the time you pick up your dog, you will be required to provide an identification tag for the dog, a leash, and anything else stipulated in your adoption conditions.
9. WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN? We do not adopt dogs with an unknown history to families with children under eight.
10. OTHER INFO
If your adoption request is denied, your interviewer will discuss the reasons for the denial with you.
If you cannot comply with the above procedures, our program may not be for you. We would be happy to refer you to other adoption programs which may be more suited to your needs. We hope you decide to adopt a Golden through GRRoM, and look forward to receiving your application!
We cannot provide you with more information on individual dogs than what you see on their Petfinder bios until you are in our program, so please do not request it from our email address.
NOTE TO PREVIOUS ADOPTERS: If you have not been in contact with your interviewer within the last 6 months, you will need to re-apply.