My husband and I live near Grand Rapids, Michigan and would like to adopt a Golden retriever. Our ideal dog would be between 6 months and three years old. We don't care if it's male or female, spayed/neutered or not. Our desire is companionship for our selves and our 9 year old Golden named Cooper. We have been in contact with the golden retriever rescue group in the grand rapids area and recently made contact with the central Michigan rescue group. We also regularly review Craigslist, petfinder, and adopt a pet websites. So far, we have missed three opportunities at shelters. We show up to adopt the dog and must enter a lottery. This process has been extremely frustrating. My husband and are experienced pet owners and each of our three dogs and two cats were with us through their old age. In all, we have helped two dogs and two cats cross the Rainbow Bridge. We believe in obedience training, spaying/neutering, invisible fences, walks, treats, toys, and comfortable places to live for our animals. Help us please find our new buddy.