WHO WE ARE---Adopt a Golden Knoxville, Inc. is a group of volunteers who devote our energy and resources to find safe, loving, permanent homes for the dogs that come into our care. We get dogs from owners who, for whatever reasons, are no longer able to care for them and trust us to find their dogs new and loving homes. We get dogs from shelters who contact us to rescue dogs they might otherwise have to euthanize. Very often, these dogs have serious medical problems which we discover after they are examined by the veterinarian and the veterinarian's office is the first place any dog that comes into our care goes. Our adoption fees help to cover the medical expenses that are required for each dog. Often those costs are high--far higher than is covered by our adoption fees. Because of the sometimes dire circumstances these dogs may come from, they have often not had regular and routine veterinary care. We make sure they get it--whether they come in with heartworm, serious dental issues, or tumors. And we make sure they are spayed or neutered.
We do not receive government funding as public shelters do, so we must rely on private donations and seek assistance from organizations such as the Golden Retriever Foundation and the Goldstock Fund in order to help as many dogs as possible. We are very grateful to our donors and to these foundations for their support.
We are also particularly grateful to those people willing to open their hearts and their homes to foster these dogs until we are able to complete the process of locating loving individuals or families looking for a new (even if the dog they want is a senior) best friend.
If you decide to adopt from us, please understand that the application process is designed to assure that this dog never has to again endure whatever circumstance, and some of them are very sad indeed, that brought the dog to us and to assure that the adopters get the dog that will meet the need that brought them to us. In addition to providing those services, Adopt a Golden Knoxville is intent on educating and assisting the metropolitan Knoxville and East Tennessee general public, and dog owners specifically, regarding issues such as responsible pet ownership, spay/neutering, obedience training, and veterinary/specialists referrals. Our goal is to reduce the number of Golden Retrievers sent to shelters.
THANK YOU from them and from us!!
Adopt a Golden Knoxville is a volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to finding warm, loving permanent homes for orphaned Golden Retrievers.
Adopt a Golden Knoxville is a volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to finding warm, loving permanent homes for Golden Retrievers in order to prevent them from becoming strays or adding to the shelter overpopulation. The focus is on assisting owner
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