Adopting a Golden Retriever is a tremendous commitment and major undertaking for everyone involved. A multitude of lifestyle factors may determine whether or not this breed is an appropriate companion for you.
Career responsibilities and social engagements may interfere with your ability to adequately provide the attention, human interaction, exercise and care that Goldens require. The immense veterinary and maintenance costs of owning a Golden may not fit within your budget. Are you prepared to handle the specialized needs that oftentimes accompany a rescued pet?
Make the decision to adopt a Golden after researching the breed and evaluating your circumstances. Involve your family in these discussions, and ask for their feedback. Successful adoptions require participation from all members of a household. Browse through our site and review our policies to determine whether pursuing an adoption from MAGRR is the optimal choice for you.
Careful screening of applicants has resulted in more than 2,000 successful adoptions since 2001. Years of experience have allowed us to develop tried-and-true methods for ensuring our Goldens are matched only with the best adoptive families. We welcome applications from qualified individuals and families who share our same dedication to providing the highest quality of life for the dogs in our program.
We appreciate your interest and look forward to the prospect of working with you.
New England adoptions are handled differently than those in the Mid-South in that there’s no personal interaction between adopter and dog before the adoption. Many applicants approach this type of adoption with hesitation. We’re often asked, “Are pictures and phone conversations alone enough for me to commit to this dog?” Blind adoptions aren’t for everyone, but rest assured, our organization has over a decade of experience successfully adopting Goldens to the Northeast. MAGRR uses a licensed pet transport, Alpha Dog, to send our dogs north.