Adoption Application Form

The adoption process for GoldHeart GRR requires you to complete this application and submit the required non-refundable $30 application processing fee donation. Goldheart volunteers first check your vet reference and will then schedule a home visit and check your personal references. A Home Visit Volunteer will contact you to set up a convenient time to come to your home, meet with you and your family, and answer any questions you may have about adopting a dog from GoldHeart.


(1) Goldheart supports the importance of altering (spay/neuter) of pets, and generally, will not adopt, foster-to-adopt, or place fosters in homes with intact dogs. If your home has an intact dog, and there is a veterinary supported reason not to neuter/spay, please check with GoldHeart for an exception decision prior to submitting an adoption/foster-to-adopt/foster application by sending an email to If you proceed to submit an application without exception approval from GoldHeart’s Adoption Application Coordinator, your processing fee will not be returned.

(2) Processing Time:  GoldHeart’s all-volunteer team periodically faces application backlogs, resulting in a 6-12 week processing time. We appreciate your patience and understanding, and apologize in advance, but it may be many weeks before we get to your application.

Note:  Please check your Spam/Junk email folder for communications from GoldHeart if you haven’t heard from us within 6 weeks of submitting your application.  We have no control over your Internet provider and how they block/filter incoming email. 

Please attach a separate sheet with information that you feel is pertinent, or to explain answers more fully.
Applicants must be at least 21 years old.