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We have a flat fee for adoptions as follows:

All pups under 1 year old = $1000

All other dogs, regardless of age = $600

China Dogs = $1,500 (Higher price helps pay for transportation to America)

Turkey Dogs = $800*

Senior to Senior: remains at fee waived for seniors 70+ who adopt dogs 9+years old

*higher price helps pay for the transport costs to America from Turkey

All applications require a $25 nonrefundable application fee , payable through PayPal upon submission of form below. You must be 21 years of age to complete an application. Once your application and fee have been received, an adoption volunteer will contact you to discuss your application. Thank you for your interest in Adopt A Golden Atlanta, Inc. We look forward to speaking with you!

*First Name of Applicant
*Last Name of Applicant
Name(s) of any co-Applicants
Do you qualify for our Senior Dog program by being 70 years or older? Yes No

Adopt A Golden Atlanta requires all family members (human and canine) meet the orphan(s) being considered. All out-of-town applicants must come to Atlanta and if they adopt, they must drive their new dog home. We do not transport dogs, ship dogs or allow them to be flown commercially to their new home.
*Home Phone
*Work Phone
*Cell Phone
*Email Address
Applicant Occupation:
Employer Name:
Work Schedule:
Co-Applicant Occupation:
Co-Applicant Employer Name:
Co-Applicant Work Schedule:
How long have you lived at current address?
If less than a year, please provide previous address.
Do you live in a: House? Apt.? Duplex? Condo? Other?
Do you: Own Rent
If you rent, provide name of complex, landlord?s name, and phone number.
Do you have a fence? Yes No
Adopt A Golden Atlanta, Inc. requires a fenced in yard for all homes with children under 6 years old. Invisible fencing is acceptable for some dogs and not for others. The Adopt A Golden Atlanta Board of Directors reserves the right to decline placement of a dog who is not a good candidate for an invisible fence into a home with such fencing. The only acceptable invisible fencing is the Invisible Fence brand -, the Dog Watch Hidden Fence brand -, and Dog Guard - In addition, the Adopt A Golden Atlanta Board of Directors reserves the right to require standard fencing for certain dogs in the program (puppy mill dogs, strays for example), regardless of whether there are children in the home or not.
If yes, what type of fence?
Height of fence?
If no, do you plan to install one? Yes No
If you do not have a fence and do not plan on installing one, how will you handle outdoor time?
Do you have a pool? Yes No
If yes, in ground or above ground?
Do you have water access (lake house, beach house, or boat)? Yes No
How do you plan to exercise the dog?
Please list all members of your household and ages of ANY children who either live with you or visit you on a regular basis (include any grandchildren or other relatives)
If you plan to have children, how will you handle the added demands of young children and your golden retriever?
Is any member of your household physically, mentally or emotionally challenged? If yes, please explain:
List names, ages, spay/neuter status, species (dog, cat, etc), and breed of ALL pets in your household:
Please provide a history of any dog ever owned:
Have you ever: Lost a pet? Had a pet stolen? Given away/sold a pet? Turned a pet into a shelter?
If yes, please explain.
Have you ever adopted a dog? Yes No
If yes, how did you obtain the dog?
What breed was the dog?
Have you or anyone in your family or living in your household, ever had an animal control violation or been convicted of an animal-related crime? Yes No
If yes, please explain:
If you ever had a pet die at an early age or due to an accident, please provide details:
What is the name, phone number and address of your current vet or the previous vet you used?
What are you looking for in a Golden?
Would you consider a pair of Goldens who already know and love one another?
Doodle only?
If it has a Golden personality, would you consider a mix?
Who will care for, exercise and train the dog?
How many hours a day will the dog stay alone?
Where will the dog stay when you are away from home during the day?
Where will the dog sleep at night?
Where will your dog stay when you go out of town?
Adopted Goldens must wear a collar and ID tags (including an Adopt A Golden Atlanta tag) at all times. Retractable leashes are prohibited for Adopt A Golden dogs. These leashes have proven dangerous to humans and dogs.
Are you willing to take your dog to obedience training? Yes No
Consult an expert for advice on behavior problems? Yes No
Are you aware that many Goldens are thunderphobic? Yes No
How do you handle thunderphobia and if you are not aware of this issue are you willing to work with a trainer/behaviorist in order to handle this issue?
Why do you want to adopt a Golden?
Why do you think you would be a good adopter for one of our Goldens?
How did you hear
about us?

In most cases, any applicant not meeting fencing and child age restrictions will be unable to adopt a Golden from Adopt A Golden Atlanta, Inc. However, we realize that occasionally there are exceptional circumstances. For those cases, experienced dog owners are invited to request an exemption by submitting a detailed letter describing their circumstances. In order to be considered for exemption, a letter of recommendation from a veterinarian detailing the care of any current or previous pets must also be submitted.

I/We acknowledge that all the information provided is true and correct and that I/we have answered all questions truthfully. I/We verify that I/We have read, understood and agree to follow the terms and conditions of Adopt A Golden Atlanta, Inc.'s Adoption Requirements. I/We understand that Adopt A Golden Atlanta, Inc. assumes approval by signature of any application electronically sent. Yes No

Submission of application does not guarantee placement of a foster dog through Adopt A Golden Atlanta, Inc.