G.R.C.S. Rescue and Re-homing is coordinated by a member of the Executive Committee
This is a service which finds new homes for Golden Retrievers but it is only in an emergency that they are ever taken into kennels.
Normally the dog or bitch to be re-homed is checked out within two or three days of an application being received requesting a new home.
The dog will be checked in its own home by an experienced member of our club. After the report on the dog is received the co-ordinator will look through all application forms from those wanting a dog to find the person most suited to a particular dog, particularly with regard to the dog's ability to live happily with children, other dogs, cats and the new environment. All potential new owners will also be checked before being offered a dog.
The average age of Golden Retrievers looking for a new home is usually about 5 years old. Very occasionally, a younger dog comes up for re-homing and sadly, quite a few are considerably older. We are always pleased to hear from anyone prepared to offer a comfortable fireside to an old dog.
Please note that we are not a rescue centre as are the multi-breed rescue kennels. It is therefore not possible for anyone offering to rehome a dog to visit him before agreeing to the rehoming as normally all dogs stay with their original owners until they are rehomed.
Anyone interested in acquiring a rescue Golden Retriever from G.R.C.S. should first phone for an application form. The contact details to be found in the relevant Executive Committee contacts.
The Trust received charitable status in 1997 following a legacy from the late Dr Tapper. A further legacy was received from the late Janet Pounds.
The purposes of the Trust are:
1. To advance public education in the health, care, management, training, and control of dogs and in particular the breed as known as Golden Retrievers, for the safety of public and animals.
2. To preserve and protect public health and to protect the public from nuisance by promoting high standards of responsible dog ownership.
3. To promote the care and protection of and the prevention of cruelty and suffering amongst dogs, which have been abandoned, neglected, ill treated or otherwise in need of such care and shelter and to find suitable new homes for such animals wherever and whenever it is appropriate and practicable.
Doreen McGugan, Chairman.
Jim Kinnaird, Secretary.
Jan Neilson, Treasurer.
John Connor, Ian McGugan, Cathy McShane, David Murray.
The Trust actively supports press advertising by the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland in their efforts to encourage puppy buyers to exercise careful selection of responsible breeders.
Trustees will consider any request for financial support provided that the purpose is within the scope of the Trust.
We also welcome donations no matter how small. Should you wish to donate through Gift Aid, Gift Aid Declaration forms are available within the download section on the menu.