Adoption Application

 Attention: Please read completely before continuing.

Recently, Golden Bond Rescue has been inundated with adoption applications. We have received so many that we are having difficulty processing them in a timely manner. We do not want to place a moratorium on accepting new applications; however, we feel it only fair to you, our new applicants, to know that you may not get your home visit for up to several months.

If this is acceptable to you, please continue with the adoption process. Let us know on your application if you are interested in adopting one of our harder to place goldens (medical issues, senior, etc.) If you feel you would rather look for a golden elsewhere, we wish you luck.

As of June 1, 2011 Golden Bond Rescue of Oregon will no longer adopt dogs to families with children under 10 years old. Please see Kids and Dogs for specifics.

Please see instructions on the Before You Start  page prior to completing the application. Then please fill out the application online. If you choose, you may download the application, complete and add a separate sheet with any information you wish to tell us. It helps us if you print neatly and use ONLY BLACK INK when filling out the application by hand. Or, please type your application and PRINT IN ONLY BLACK INK.  The required postage for mailing an application is approximately $2.00-$2.15. Please be sure you have the correct postage. The post office will return envelopes requiring additional postage, holding up your application.


ADOPTION RATES:

Standard Adoptions:

  • Dogs under age two: $450 + $35 microchip fee
  • Dogs two to four years old: $350 + $35 microchip fee
  • Dogs five to eight years old: $300 + $35 microchip fee
  • Dogs five to eight years old: $300 + $35 microchip fee
  • Dogs nine years and older and Special Needs: $200 + $35 microchip fee
  • Pairs: $100 off the full cost of the two dogs if the total is over $400.00 + $70 microchip fee

Our adoption fees for rescues from China and Korea are*:

  • Puppies 4 months old and younger: $1000 + $35 microchip fee
  • Dogs five months old and under age two: $750 + $35 microchip fee
  • Dogs two to four years old: $650.00 + $35 microchip fee
  • Dogs five to eight years old: $600.00 + $35 microchip fee
  • Dogs nine years and older and special needs: $500.00 + $35 microchip fee
  • Pairs: $100 off the full cost of the two dogs if the total is over $1,000.00 + $70 microchip fee

* The dogs rescued from China and Korea carry a higher cost because of the funds needed not only to pay for their medical needs but also for transporting them to the U.S.A.


The application may be completed online, or is available for download as a PDF file:

Please Note: You must fill out ALL questions completely in order to have your application processed in a timely manner. We are volunteers and when we have to call you to complete your questionnaire, your application is delayed considerably in processing. This especially applies to the FENCING QUESTIONS! We require a fenced enclosure and need to know the details of your fenced area. Please read our page on Fence Requirements for specifics.

Fees and Agreements: Due to the effort required to process adoption applications for a Golden Bond Rescue Golden, a $50.00 non-refundable fee is required with each application. Return Adopters need not send the $50.00 application fee with their application (Please write “Return Adopter” at the top of your application.)  When you have met the Golden you wish to adopt, and all five steps of the adoption process have been completed and approved, the adoption fee is due.

 

If you adopt from Golden Bond Rescue, we require that you sign an adoption agreement. The adoption agreement is in two parts. The first part is a liability waiver — we cannot guarantee anything. The second part is our “terms of adoption”.

If you choose to mail an application, please send it to:

Golden Bond Rescue, Inc.
14111 S. Union Mills Rd.
Mulino, OR 97042
(503) 892-2897

Our adoption requirements include:

  • A fenced yard (Please read the page on Fence Requirements for specifics.).
  • Home Ownership: Home ownership is as must. Sorry, we do not adopt to families renting apartments or houses.
  • No adoptions to families with kids under 10 years old.
  • Dog treated as member of the family: Dog must be kept in the house and treated like one of the family. They are not to be isolated in a separate room, or left out in the yard.
  • Adoption fee as stated above (reduced fee for Seniors and Special Needs dogs).
  • Signed Adoption Agreement: If you decide for any reason that you are no longer interested in adopting a Golden from us, please contacts us immediately. We will remove you from our active list.