You've found a golden and don't know what to
do? Here's a checklist to get you started. We
can guide you through this and make sure we get
this 'boy' or 'girl' back home.
of the first things to do is to check the
dog for any injuries, provide some fresh
water and get him/her inside out of the
Did you find any
tags on the dog, or other identification?
Some dogs that have been micro chipped have
an identification tag for either AVID or
Home Again (2 most popular micro chip
companies). These tags will have a phone
number you can use to locate the dog's
Does the dog look
Have you seen him/her around your
neighborhood? Even if you haven't, you
should check with your neighbors to see if
they have lost a dog. This may involve
driving around the neighborhood as well as
walking door to door. With either your cell
phone or digital camera, get a photo of the
dog – it's used a lot to help get a lost
golden home safely.
Did you know that
any PetsMart, Petco, and Vet's office will
scan a found dog 'free' to see if they have
The microchip will
identify the dog's owner, address, and phone
number. If at all possible,
please take the dog to one of these places
for a scan.
No tags, no micro chip, not recognized by
any of your neighbors, now what?
AZGRC, a call 602-870-0037,
and the other 3 Golden Retriever rescue
groups in the Phoenix area.
When you call to
report that you found a golden, please give
us your nearest cross streets and a zip
code. We return all calls within
Rescue a Golden
AZGRC or one of the other Golden
Retriever rescue groups may have gotten a
the owner reporting the dog 'lost'.
we need the picture you took.
You can e-mail us the digital photo of the
dog, we'll provide the e-mail address when
you call us.
Posting the found
dog – if you have Internet access
- go to Lost and Found, then go to Report
the Stray Pet.
Provide the information requested and post
the photo you took. If the dog does have a
collar or some kind of identifying markings,
try not to 'tell everything' in your
posting. Let whoever calls you back give
you some kind of unique identifier about the
Checking for lost
while you're at
go to the Search Lost Pets Reports and see
if you can locate a posting of the dog
Use the photo again
with the dog's picture is a very helpful
tool. You can post these in your
neighborhood, with any vet office near you,
at the closest supermarket, and other
community locations where there's lot of
now, you've been in contact with either us, or
one of the other Golden Retriever rescue groups,
and we'll help you from here.