Thank you for your interest in opening your heart and home to a YGRR dog!

Overview of the YGRR Adoption Process:
Our dogs are placed into the best homes for them based upon their individual needs and personalities! We appreciate your patience and thank you for your generous wish to open your heart and home to a YGRR dog. While the time it takes to be matched with a dog varies, with some applicants being matched very quickly and others experiencing a more lengthy wait, it all depends on your personal circumstances and flexibility. Homes with children, other dogs, cats, or very specific requirements will generally experience the longest waiting times to find a compatible YGRR dog.

Adopter Eligibility Requirements
In the interests of making the best adoption matches possible, an interested Applicant should meet the following criteria (please read in full):

      • Demonstrate an ability and commitment to provide proper care, exercise and training for the lifetime of a large dog.
      • Be over 18 years of age.
      • If there are children in the home, they must be 6 years of age and over.
      • Provide a physical (not electronic or invisible) fenced-in area large enough to safely exercise the dog.
      • Please note: Appropriate Goldens may be placed in homes with no physical or electronic fencing.
      • Commit to keeping the YGRR dog inside only (dog doors must be secured to prevent access to outdoors) when nobody is home.
      • If the YGRR dog will have access to a swimming pool, the pool must have stairs to exit the pool and an ‘elephant proof’ cover which fits snugly to the pool edge.
      • The home must not provide daycare (human or canine) or be a residential facility (nursing home, assisted living facilities, etc).

    Adoption Process:

    1. Applicant completes Application and $50 processing fee* below (Please note: Processing fee is non-refundable for failure to meet criteria above).
    2. YGRR processes application and, if eligibility requirements are met, schedules a Home Visit.
    3. After the Home Visit, Applicant receives notice of Home Visit review and approval status.
    4. YGRR adds Approved Applicant to email list to receive an update when new dogs become available.
    5. Approved Applicant contacts YGRR to express interest in dogs which meet their criteria.
    6. YGRR reviews inquiries to make best matches and schedules introductions if appropriate.
    7. Great dogs get adopted into great homes and live happily ever after!

    *There is a $50 non-refundable application processing fee to help cover our expenses. These fees help us meet the boarding and veterinary expenses incurred by our nonprofit organization, as our average expense per YGRR dog is greater than the adoption fee.

     

    Adoption Fees: Domestic

    • $900 for dogs over 8 weeks* but under 2 years of age
    • $700 for dogs over 2 but under 5 years of age
    • $600 for dogs over 5 but under 8 years of age
    • $400 for dogs over 8 years of age

    Bonded pairs of dogs receive a $50 per dog reduced adoption fee

    Adoption Fees: International

    • $1300 for dogs over 8 weeks* but under 2 years of age
    • $1100 for dogs over 2 but under 5 years of age
    • $1000 for dogs over 5 but under 8 years of age
    • $800 for dogs over 8 years of age

    Bonded pairs of dogs receive a $50 per dog reduced adoption fee

    *We rarely have young puppies available; for information on finding a reputable breeder, click here.

    We cannot accommodate drop-in visitors to our facility. Prospective adopters visit YGRR by appointment AFTER their adoption application has been approved.