The Foster / Adoption Process


First of All, thank you for your interest in giving a home to a Great 'Ol Dawg!!! All of the Labrador Retriever, Golden Retrievers and other large sporting breeds in GDR are outstanding older dawgs who have been taken into our homes mainly from local shelters, and have been spoiled with everything we can give them!

Since we are a foster based rescue and do not have a facility, our Foster or Adoption process starts with a phone interview, followed by completing a GDR Adoption or Volunteer Application. BEFORE you consider applying, please read thru our requirements for adoption or fostering and be certain that your home and life allows for canine company of a certain age!



GDR Inc. Policies


GDR Inc. is a small, tight knit volunteer based not for profit (501c3) rescue organization based in Ormond Beach, FL (Volusia County). We reserve the right to work with foster homes and place our dawgs in permanent homes within a 1 hour radius of our base.  Sometimes exceptions are made, so please contact us and we can tell you if it's feasible or not to be a part of our group or adopt from us before you fill out an application.


We reserve the right not to place an old dawg in a home with children under the age of 10, since this is when most dog bites occur. We absolutely do not adopt to families with children under the age of 5. 


GDR Inc. understands that all dawgs have specific and seperate requirements. Fosters/Adopters will be selected based on compatability with each dawg, not on a 'first come first serve' basis. We never put the desires of applicants before the specific needs and requirements of dawgs in our program.  


We want to work with families or individals that are open to our process and will continue to have a relationship with GreatDawgRescue. So we always look for folks that are easy to work with and take outstanding care of their current pets by spaying and neutering,  keeping them UTD on all their medical needs, and loving the heck out of them!


If you are interested in any aspect of Volunteering, Fostering, Transporting, Donating or Adopting from our organization, please contact Laura Ortiz via


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