MAGRR cannot accept any dog with a history of aggression toward people.

MAGRR understands that circumstances can arise in which an owner may no longer be able to care for his Golden. We respect and applaud your decision to give your Golden Retriever a second chance at a happy life. Since 2001, we have placed over 2,000 Golden Retrievers into loving homes.  MAGRR is a safe and reassuring alternative to listing your Golden on the Internet, in the newspaper, or abandoning him/her at the pound.

Through our extensive application process and home visit procedures, all MAGRR adopters are carefully screened and matched according to the individual needs of the dog. MAGRR always has the Golden’s best interest at heart. We will never release any of our dogs to shelters. You can feel confident that MAGRR will find the best possible home for your Golden Retriever.

Our Procedures

Upon entry into our program, a MAGRR Golden receives a thorough examination from our veterinarians, including blood work, any necessary vaccinations, treatment, medication, and/or surgeries before going to a foster home. We supply monthly heartworm and flea preventative for every Golden in our care. On average, MAGRR spends $500 per Golden, to ensure that each is healthy, happy, and prepared for adoption. We are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization; if at all possible, please consider making a (tax-deductible) donation before turning your dog over to us. This will help defray some of the expenses and enable us to continue saving Goldens in Memphis and surrounding areas.

MAGRR has never refused a Golden when the owner could not afford a donation, pay for veterinary care, or provide proof of vaccinations, but please remember that it is the generosity of our donors that allows us to rescue, provide care, and find happy homes for these Goldens. If you cannot make a donation at the time of surrender, perhaps you will remember us in the future. It is important for MAGRR to have as much knowledge as possible regarding the needs of your Golden. Any information or documentation pertaining to your dog’s health will allow for a smoother transition into our program.

How to Begin the Process

  • Email the Intake Coordinator – – Be sure to attach a photo and brief description of your Golden Retriever, as well as a phone number where you can be reached.
  • Owner Statement – Please fill out and print the form below.  Please add as much detail as possible.  Present at the time of surrender.
  • Phone Call – A MAGRR volunteer will call you and confirm arrangements to pick up your Golden Retriever.

If possible, please provide the intake volunteer with the following items at the time of surrender: Any previous vet records, current Rabies certificate, any present medications, including dosage instructions, a signed copy of the intake profile/release form.


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Intake Profile Form Communications 8/28/2015 4:16:58 PM