GRRALL Adoption Application
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Name (First & Last) *
Today's Date *
Have you read our FAQs to ensure you understand our adoption requirements? *
Email *
Physical Home Address (please do not list P.O. boxes) *
City *
State *
Zip Code *
Are you aware that we only adopt to applicants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area? Our service area is limited to Dallas and Tarrant counties and the immediate bordering counties – Wise, Denton, Collin, Rockwall, Kaufman, Ellis, Johnson, Hood and Parker counties. *
Home Phone
Cell Phone *
Work Phone
Preferred Contact Number *
What is the best time/day to call? *
What type of residence do you live in? *
Do you own or rent? *
If you rent, we need a landlord reference. Please have your leasing office/landlord write up a formal statement on letterhead including the pet policy and a statement that you are allowed to have a large-breed dog. They can email it to us here at Please note that we cannot proceed with your application until this is received. Indicate below that you have read and understand this requirement. *
Please list the names of ALL individuals who live in the residence, including yourself. *
List the ages of ALL people in your home, including yourself, other adults, and children: *
Are any household members home during the day? Please provide details. *
Who will be the primary caregiver? *
Do you have a dog door? *
Is your yard securely fenced? *
What type of fence do you have? *
How high is your fence? *
Do you have a pool? *
Do you plan to use a tie-out at any time? *
Have you ever owned a dog before? *
Is anyone in the home allergic to dog hair/dander? If yes, please explain and provide info on how you will manage the allergy. *
Are all members of the household in agreement with a new dog? *
Please list name, species, breed, and age of all pets currently in the household. *
Are all current pets spayed/neutered? *
Please provide information on all pets you have had within the last 5 years (dog or cat, how long ago, what vet you used for those pets): *
Have all current and recent dogs been kept on heartworm prevention? *
Please state the brand/type of heartworm prevention you use for your current/recent dog? *
Do you purchase heartworm prevention outside of your veterinarian's office? If yes, please email proof of purchase to *
Do you provide your pet(s) with annual wellness exams at the vet? *
What is the name of your veterinarian practice? *
Please provide the name of your veterinarian: *
What is your veterinarian's phone number? *
What name(s) are the vet records listed under? Please provide pets' names and the client's name. If they are under a maiden name or from a previous marriage, please provide that information. *
By clicking this box I am authorizing an agent of GRRALL to contact my veterinarian for a reference *
Have you ever surrendered a pet to an animal shelter or rescue group or rehomed an animal independently? *
If yes, please explain the circumstances. Tell us when, what kind of pet, where you surrendered the dog (name of shelter/rescue/or private rehome), and why you surrendered the animal. *
Where will the dog be kept when you are not home? *
How many hours a day will the dog be left unattended? *
How many hours a day will the dog be left outside unattended? *
Where will the dog sleep at night? *
Will the dog be crated? If yes, how many hours a day? *
Where will the dog stay when you go out of town? *
What brand of dog food do you feed? *
How many times a day do you feed? *
Will the dog be allowed to have furniture access? *
Are you willing to adopt a dog that is not yet housetrained? *
Are you willing to adopt a dog that has special needs? *
Are you willing to adopt a Golden mix? *
Are you interested in learning about fostering a Golden?   Fostering prepares a dog to join their forever home. It entails helping a dog through the transition period that follows being in a new home, possible medical treatment, and basic training. Fostering does not guarantee that you will be able to adopt your foster dog.
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Are you planning obedience training? *
If you are planning obedience training, have you selected a training facility? If yes, where? *
Please tell us about your approach to training and what methods you prefer to use. *
Please select all collars you have used in recent years and/or intend to use with your next dog: *
Are you aware the Golden Retrievers shed year round? *
Are you aware that the adoption fee is $400 and that any puppy adopted out on a spay/neuter contract requires an additional $100 deposit. *
Are you aware that the maintenance costs of a Golden Retriever average between $800-$1,000  a year for routine care? *
Is there a specific dog(s) on the website that you are interested in? If yes, please list. If no, please list age and gender preference. *
Please explain why you want to adopt a Golden Retriever: *
Please provide any additional information about your family or lifestyle that you think shows why you would be a good adoption applicant. *
I understand that submitting this application does not guarantee placement of a GRRALL dog. GRRALL reserves to right to refuse placement for any reason. *
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