GRIN tries to make every effort to keep this page current and up to date. Please keep in mind that by the time you submit an application and are going through the approval process, some of dogs pictured below may already be in the process of meeting and being adopted by other approved applicants.

The average ages of our rescued Goldens are 6-10 years of age, however GRIN does occasionally receive younger dogs that are in need of a home.  If you are interested in adopting a young dog, please do not wait until you see one on our website to apply for adoption.  Our approval process takes approximately 2-4 weeks to complete and by the time you have been approved for adoption, the younger dog will have already been placed into a loving home. Please start the application process now so that you can be on a waiting list for when GRIN does have younger dogs available.

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Gender: Male Age:  4 years old

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This super friendly boy is great with people and kids. He is an owner relinquishment. His owner's adore him but Bentley had several medical issues that were expensive, and unfortunately he requires more. He has an ACL tear on his left leg and a lump was discovered on his spine. Our vet partner has examined him, provided all necessary shots and preventatives, and will schedule the ACL surgery. A CT scan has been done on the mass. Once the results are in, the necessary next steps will be taken.

Foster Update: 11/8/22

Sweet Bentley is a big boy. He initially weighed in at 120 pounds and is now down to nearly 100 pounds. He continues to adjust from eating people food to dog food. Bentley had a torn ACL in his back left knee. He's had his surgery and is getting around surprisingly well after a short recovery period. If you are old enough (like me) to remember the TV series Gentle Ben it is a very appropriate moniker for this big boy. It's more than his weight, he's tall, long, and has a big blocky head. Despite his size, he couldn't be gentler. Sweet, loving, and affectionate, Bentley is the perfect dog in all respects. Although he pulls quite a bit on the leash when he's rushing to go out to go potty, he is otherwise a perfect gentleman on a leash. He is completely house trained. Because of the surgery, he is on restrictions. He's not thrilled with our 15-week-old puppy, but likes our 7 year-old dog. It's obvious "Ben" would really like to run and play, so keeping him calm can be a bit of a challenge. With continued weight loss and recovery time, this guy will be a great companion and looks forward to a more active lifestyle. 

Foster Photos 11-13-2022:



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Common Questions and Answers

Unfortunately, we are limited to where we have volunteers to support our activities. GRIN’s adoption process includes a home visit, and we must remain in the area in which our home visit volunteers are willing to travel. For a Golden rescue in your area, please visit Golden Retriever Rescue Network.
Now that you have applied for a GRIN dog, we trust you like and understand the Golden Retriever and are knowledgeable about the breed’s needs. That being said, here are some reasons why we discourage approved applicants from “picking out” a dog…
Yes, we are always looking for foster homes. Foster homes provide our Goldens the great start they need on their way to new lives. These homes provide the love, care, training and confidence that will help a dog adjust to a new environment. Without foster homes we are limited in the number of Goldens we can take into our program. It is an extremely fulfilling opportunity and yes it is sad when they go but what joy it brings to know what a difference you made in that dog’s life.
If your application is over 18 months old we would ask that you complete a new application to ensure we have the most current information on file about you and your household.
GRIN does require a fence for all dogs under 6 years of age. This rule was implemented after a number of incidents that put the safety of our dogs at risk. Some dogs come to us as strays or frightened and can be a flight risk.
Before being adopted out GRIN provides all of the necessary medical care including vaccinations, spay/neuter, and treatment for various medical or behavioral issues. GRIN spends an average of $1,200 per dog.
GRIN is a 100% volunteer organization. We are all volunteers and have jobs, families and outside commitments. If you feel your application has gone too long without contact, please visit our contact information section to make outreach to the applications team.
For a complete list of common questions and answers click on any of the above questions