Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
With so many Goldens needing our help in Tennessee and surrounding states. We are willing to help transport dogs from Tennessee and Virginia to other areas of the United States. Due to the high cost of gasoline effective 10th April 2007 we reluctantly have to increase the transportation fee for any overland transport of 6 hours or more that we arrange to $100 (this does bring us in line with the cost a commercial carrier charges). This transport fee applies for any dog adopted that has been fostered in another area and the dog gets adopted in that area. Flight transportation costs (if it involves a dog going Air Cargo) are the responsibility of the applicant. Please note commencing mid- May no dogs can be transported by air due to an embargo imposed by the airlines. This embargo remains in effect until the end of the Summer.
to provide shelter for homeless, stray, abandoned, abused, and neglected Golden Retrievers;
to provide a good quality of life for homeless Golden Retrievers;
to provide through adoption permanent loving homes for Golden Retrievers;
to seek to reduce the numbers of unwanted Golden Retrievers through rehabilitation and adoption;
to educate dog owners and the general public about responsible pet ownership, including spaying/neutering, training and humane care of Golden Retrievers and other pets.
The adoption fee is $175.00 for dogs from puppies to 6yo and $150 for dogs aged 7-8; this fee helps cover the cost of medical treatment (examinations, spay/neuter, vaccinations, heartworm check, and micro-chipping) given before the Golden is adopted.
Dogs that we consider Golden mixes may be adopted for $125
A donation is requested for HGRR's senior Goldens (age 9 and older) and for HGRR's Goldens with special medical needs. Click here to visit our special page for Seniors and Special Needs Goldens.
There is a 14-day trial period for all adoptions. If the Golden is returned within this time, the adoption fee (less the application fee) will be refunded.
HGRR attempts to place their Goldens in the best possible home environment, and to that end several interviews will be held between the prospective owners and HGRR volunteers.
Effective 21st April 2005 Heartland will no longer be placing dogs with applicants with children under 8 years of age
PLEASE NOTE: A submitted application does not guarantee adoption of a Golden from HGRR; nor that the dog an applicant would like to adopt from HGRR, is the one that is best suited to meet their needs, and HGRR reserves the right to offer one they feel is better suited to match the application.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.