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Frequently Asked Questions

I want to adopt a Retriever from Golden Paws Rescue but I
don't live in Brisbane.

Golden Paws Rescue Inc. currently adopts our dogs in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and the Fraser Coast Region. This is because our support base of carers, our Committee Members, and Veterinary services are located in these areas, and this is where our foster dogs are located. We do not adopt Gold Coast, remote Qld, interstate or overseas.  We are only a small Rescue run by a handful of Volunteers who assist on weekends when available.  Part of our adoption procedure is to conduct premises inspections to check out suitability of homes for our dogs, arranging meet and greets, visit families etc, and this proves impossible outside of these areas.
We all are Volunteers and have jobs, and in an ideal world, it would be wonderful to be able to help everyone, but we can only do what we can with our resources.

We do not adopt interstate or overseas.

** Golden Retriever Rescue (GRR) are a fantastic retriever rescue group situated in 
    NSW, VIC and ACT for any interstate enquiries.   They do amazing work!


I want to buy a retriever from you, can you put me on your waiting list.

Golden Paws Rescue do not have waiting lists for people wanting to adopt.  Each dog is different and will have different needs, therefore it is not a case of "first in, first served" so to speak.  When we place our dogs in our Adoption Program and you feel that your home and family is the pawfect fit, you are more than welcome to complete an Expression of Interest Application.  We will always match our dogs to the most pawsome family that suits that particular dogs requirements.

When a dog first comes into care with GPR, you say they aren't available for adoption at that time and you don't take enquiries.

Yes this is correct.  This is because all new dogs that are surrendered to GPR visit our Vet within the first week of arriving.  This is to determine if the dog requires any vet work or has any issues that may need addressing (ie: vaccinating, bloodwork, desexing etc).  We cannot place a dog in our Adoption Program without knowing everything we can in order to help that particular dog.  Dogs normally stay with our carers for at least a few weeks, so we can learn about their personality, what their needs are, before we make the decision to place them up for adoption.

What does it mean when you put a dog "On Hold"?

It means that after receiving numerous Expressions of Interest for that particular doggie, we have narrowed our search, and have chosen a few families that we are interested in, and one of them will adopt our Goldie.  Therefore we place our dogs profile "on hold" and do not accept any more enquiries.


Can I meet the dogs you have in care?

All of our surrendered Retrievers are placed in family homes in Brisbane and in Hervey Bay.  We do not have a shelter or kennel type facility that people can visit.  When we have time and our carers are available, we occasionally will meet at our local dog park to socialise our Goldies and have a chat with people!  (we will notify on our page if this happens).

Our dogs are introduced to potential families when they are available for adoption, after we have received and approved your Expression of Interest application form.

We are going away for a couple of months, do you offer babysitting services?

No, we don't offer babysitting services.  We are a Rescue Organisation. If we babysit your dog, it means that one of our foster carers is tied up for a period of time, and cannot assist a dog that actually needs assistance.  Check your local area for house sitters or similar.  Sorry, but we cannot provide this service.

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