The Adoption Process
Thank you for your interest in adopting a Golden Retriever from Golden Retriever Rescue of El Paso (GRREP). The first step in the adoption process is to fill out and submit an Adoption Application. Please be honest and thorough when filling out your application. If you want an energetic jogging companion, we want to know. If you would prefer a couch potato, we want to know that too. The more information we have, the better we can match your family and lifestyle to the perfect dog. If there is a particular dog on our website that you are interested in, indicate that on your application, keeping in mind that other applicants may also be interested in the same dog. Once your application is received, one of our Adoption Coordinators will be in touch with you to do a telephone interview, and a home evaluation will be immediately scheduled. Once the home evaluation is completed and the applicant is recommended, a date is set to introduce a rescued golden matched to the applicant's lifestyle and activity level.
We take the responsiblity of finding good, forever homes for our rescued goldens very seriously. Therefore, we screen applicants very carefully and reserve the right to deny adoption of a rescued golden at any stage of the adoption process.
GRREP can assist you if you currently own a Golden Retriever that you, for any reason, are unable to keep. Our goal is to keep these wonderful creatures out of the animal shelter and place them in a forever home. Surrendered goldens will be taken in by GRREP, placed in foster care, provided with the appropriate veterinary care consisting of vaccinations, spaying/neutering, heartworm testing, microchipping and a general health exam. Our volunteers work to match them with good and loving forever homes. To surrender a golden, please call 915-920-0958.
Cost of Adoption
GRREP is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization. For dogs less than one year of age, GRREP observes adoption fee policies in compliance with City of El Paso Municipal Code Title 7. For adult dogs, a minimum donation of $250 is requested at the time of adoption to help cover spay/neutering, microchip, transportation(to and from vet, foster families, etc.), food and medical care for rescued goldens.