Please first read the below Foster/Adoption Agreement carefully and then complete the Adoption and Foster Application.

Your Adoption is not complete until your payment is received by GRRSN. You can pay online or by mail. To mail, please address the envelope as follows:

GRRSN, 7065 W. Ann Road, Suite 130-656, Las Vegas, NV 89130

Click the link on the “Thank You Page” you receive as confirmation your Adoption Agreement has been submitted to pay by Paypal or Credit Card.

Please think carefully about this adoption. A Golden Retriever usually lives to the age of 12-14 years. If you do not think you can commit to a dog for life, please reconsider this adoption.

Goldens shed! We suggest you brush your dog daily. Not only is it beneficial for your dog’s coat, but also it allows you to interact with your dog and quickly become familiar with any changes your pet may experience.

Please Note: “Puppies rarely find themselves in a rescue situation, but we do get young dogs in often. We will try to get you a dog as young as possible, if that is your preference, but you must be willing to consider dogs up to age 3 in order to adopt from GRRSN.” We reserve the right to deny anyone to foster/adopt at the discretion of the GRRSN Board of Directors.

LIABILITY: Many of our dogs have come from animal shelters or impound facilities. We may have no history of their past circumstances. We assume no liability for unknown historical information about any dog. We try to pass on any information known to us. We assume no liability for information given to us by a former owner or caretaker. We have clear title to the dogs we place, either through shelters or by relinquishment from a previous owner.

You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless for any occurrence, known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, relating to any dog you adopt from us, its behavior, care, keeping or maintenance. From the time of adoption, you are the animal’s owner and solely responsible for its behavior.

NAMES: We name each dog (or use their previous name, if known) for record-keeping purposes. If you choose to change the dog’s name, we recommend that you choose something that sounds similar to the original name, and notify us of the name change. We require that all dogs adopted from us wear proper identification. (Name, number, address)

VACCINATIONS: We will provide you with a rabies certificate or tag, and microchip information. If the dog becomes lost and is picked up by Animal Control without other identification, they will be able to trace the dog to us with the rabies tag or microchip number.

If we are called by any Animal Control to come pick up the pet and pay the impound fee, it will be at the discretion of Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada whether the dog will be returned to you with charges of not less than $25 mileage plus the impound fee, or retained for re-adoption.

The dog you have chosen has also been given the Distemper/Parvo combo shot and the Bordetella vaccination. We will provide you with this information and the due dates of the next shots.

It is not cost effective for us to have each dog tested for heartworm or Lyme disease because it is so rare in this area. Please discuss having your dog checked for heartworm or Lyme with your vet and follow their recommendations.

RETURN POLICY: We will refund your adoption fee in full if you return this dog within 14 days of adoption. After that, you are no longer entitled to a refund.

If, at any time in the dog’s life you can no longer keep the dog for any reason, you must return the dog to us.  If you want to give this dog to another person, this person must come to us to adopt the dog, if they qualify. Any costs incurred in retrieving a dog that has been given to any party other than Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada will be billed directly to you and will become your responsibility. You will be required to reimburse GRRSN for those costs incurred.

DIET: Please give your new dog a good brand of dog food. Cheap brands are full of fillers that cause the dog to not only eat more, but to have larger (and looser) stool volume. We recommend that you choose a premium brand of food. * Please contact your veterinarian if you have any questions about what types of food you should feed your dog.

LOST DOGS: If your pet becomes lost or missing, please notify us immediately. We have a good working relationship with most shelters, as well as Animal Control officers, and we can often help you find the dog.

MEDICAL RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada will not be responsible for any medical bills incurred after adoption. We encourage donations to help us build up the medical fund.

AGREEMENT: I have read the terms of this agreement/contract and understand that Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada cannot guarantee that the pet I adopted is a purebred, even with AKC certification.

I am at least 21 years of age. All of the information I have given is true and complete.

I understand that Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada remains co-owner for the life of any Rescued Golden that comes through GRRSN’s program and that GRRSN has the right to reclaim any foster or adopted Golden if the Organization feels that doing so is in the dog’s best interest.

It is your responsibility to license your dog in the jurisdiction in which you live. The City of Las Vegas, No. Las Vegas and Henderson require your dog to be licensed. An application to license your dog will be added to your Adoption Packet. Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada is a Nevada non-profit organization. Ask us for a receipt if you need one for tax purposes. We accept donations of all kinds (treats, blankets, toys, checks, etc.)

We like to get pictures and updates on your new family member as well! E-mail us at goldenrescueteam@aol.com with your updates and pictures.

Foster With Intent To Adopt — A Seven (7) Day Decision Time:

Families looking to provide a forever home will have a 7 day period to decide if the dog we’ve placed with them is a match for their family. At the end of 7 days, families that are “fostering with the intent to adopt” will be required to either adopt the dog in their care or return the dog.

 

FOSTER HOME POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

The Foster Home opens its doors and hearts to unwanted or stray Golden Retrievers. The Foster Home provides love, security, and often times the only positive attention the dog has ever known. Foster Homes are the backbone of the Rescue Organization.

After caring for, training, and bonding with the foster dog, it is the obligation of the Foster Home to relinquish the dog to a permanent home. Should the Foster Home wish to adopt the dog, they will be given first opportunity for adoption. They will pay the adoption fee as in any adoption.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FOSTER HOME

BASIC CARE/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Foster Home will provide food, water, shelter, exercise and a healthy and safe living environment for the foster dog.

The Foster Home shall have a secure fence, no less than five feet high.

It is understood that the dog will not at any time be chained or placed on a tie-out. The dog must be kept safe and secure at all times.

When the dog is walked, it must be kept on a leash. The person handling the dog should be strong and skilled enough to keep the dog under control.

The Foster Home will notify GRRSN immediately if the dog is lost or missing.

VETERINARY CARE

The Foster Home will transport the foster dog to the veterinary facility used by GRRSN, at their request, for the continuation of any medical treatment. GRRSN will be responsible for payment of veterinary fees for this approved treatment, including medication.

GRRSN will not cover any veterinary fees that are not previously approved by GRRSN, except in the case of emergency. Emergency is defined, but not limited to, any kind of traumatic injury, significant bleeding, eye injury, difficulty breathing, vomiting/diarrhea lasting more than 24 hours, inability to urinate, choking or swallowing a foreign object, ingestion of poison.

When signing in at a vet clinic use only Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada as the owner. Do not use your name. This is a foster dog and GRRSN is the owner. Other than the already pre-authorized treatment, NO other treatments or procedures can be preformed. If the veterinarian feels other treatments or procedures may be necessary, that clinic MUST call one of our board members for permission. A GRRSN contact list has been provided to that clinic.

In case of emergency, the foster family will transport the dog to the nearest animal emergency clinic and contact the representative of GRRSN at the earliest opportunity. Said representative of GRRSN will be named at the end of this agreement.

LIABILITY

While every effort is made to provide as much information possible to the Foster Home concerning this dog, GRRSN does not warrant a dog regarding medical status or behavior.

Many of our dogs have come from animal shelters or impound facilities. We may have no history of their past circumstances. We assume no liability for unknown historical information about any dog. We try to pass on any information known to us. We assume no liability for information given to us by a former owner or caretaker. We have clear title to the dogs we place, either through shelters or by relinquishment from a previous owner.

You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless for any occurrence known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, relating to any dog you Foster for us, its behavior, care, keeping, or maintenance.

I/We, the Foster Home, understand that dogs may carry diseases and parasites that may be transmissible to humans and other animals, and I/we hold GRRSN and/or its representatives harmless.

I/We agree GRRSN shall not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by the foster family resulting from, but not limited to, damage or injury to persons or property by the dog. The foster family releases, indemnifies and holds harmless from any and all liability any cause directly or indirectly relating to this placement.

OWNERSHIP

It is understood that GRRSN is the owner of the dog being fostered and has the right to reclaim the dog at any time.

The Foster dog shall not be abandoned, sold, or given to any party or in any manner be transferred to another home.

The Foster dog may not be altered, shaved nor groomed without permission of a GRRSN officer.