The Foster / Adoption Process



Our Foster or Adoption process starts with an inquiry to, then 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, thank you! 



Great Dawg Rescue, Inc. Policies


Great Dawg Rescue, Inc. (GDR) is not for profit (501c3) volunteer driven rescue organization based in Ormond Beach, FL (Volusia County). We kindly ask that you contact us thru Petfinder or for each dawgs adoptions status. We will then follow up with a phone interview and if applicable, send home an Adoption Application. As always, a Home Visit with you and your family and a solid vet reference will be done prior to placing any of our dawgs in a home.  


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 reserve the right to work within a 2 hour radius when placing dawgs in foster care and permanent homes.  Sometimes exceptions are made, so please contact 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. 


We want to work with families or individals that are open to our process and will continue to have a relationship with Great Dawg Rescue. So we always look for folks that are easy to work with and have a solid history of loving big old dawgs. 


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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