The Golden Retriever Club of America National Rescue Committee

Golden Huggs Golden Retriever Rescue

PO Box 299
Waitsfield, Vermont 05673
Phone: 802-734-6830
Contacts: Brigitte Richie
Email: brigitteritchie@gmavt.net
Website: www.goldenhuggs.org
Territory Serviced: New England and parts of eastern NY state

Organizational information:
We formed in 2003, incorporated and achieved non-profit status in 2007.
This organization is an approved 501c3, uninsured
Licensing complies with state requirements
Board and officers are appointed
This program uses foster homes and boarding facilities.

Policies:
This program has written policies
This program works with goldens and golden mixes.
They do not adopt out of the service territory
Requires a dog be returned if the owner cannot keep
Takes ownership of a dog upon intake
Requires a home visit before adoption approval
Follows up with adopters after placement
Dogs are observed and evaluated before adoption
All dogs receive all vaccines (Rabies, DHLPP and any other regionally appropriate tests) before adoption
All dogs have all tests (heartworm, fecal and other regionally appropriate tests) before adoption.
All dogs are altered (spayed or neutered) before adoption.

Other notes:
Other requirements of adoption: fenced yard, vet check, references, puppies require an additional page on the adoption application to be complete in order to be considered.
Other program features: pick up from transport (NH/CT) if required
Considerations for intake/surrender: all medical records turned over, relinquish documents signed. dogs must be completely vetted or contribution toward vetting must be made

 

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