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.

Adoption pending!
Gender: Female  Age:  5 years old

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Our transporter reported Bree is social and friendly. She is a breeder relinquishment, so this is great news. She is scared of quick movements, which is typical, she'll need time to come around. She's a bit overweight, she needs to tone up! Bree has a wonderfully exuberant personality - happy and a wag-er. She has been vetted and she has an eye issue which is being addressed.

Foster Update: 1/16/23

Hi! My name is Bree and I am ready for my forever home! I have learned a lot from my foster home in the 2 weeks I have been here and my foster mom says I am a quick study. I have learned that the television really isn’t scary, the vacuum isn’t going to eat me, I can go up and down steps now, and inside dog beds are really nice! There is even a big box here full of toys that I can play with. I don’t know what those balls and stuffed things are for but I love to chew on all the bones. I am allowed to pull out anything I want and chew them all day if I want. I am told I am not supposed to take anything off the tables and counters though and am doing better with that, although I sometimes need reminders. My head is the same height as the kitchen table and all that food looks so good! I potty outside and I love to run in the backyard and roll in the snow. I think it would be fun to play with another dog, but my foster sister is pretty old and she doesn’t feel like playing with me so I have to amuse myself for now. I also love to take walks. I am learning how to not pull my foster parents when I walk and they say I do well except when I get scared by big trucks. I love kids too and like to give them kisses! I haven't met any cats yet so I am not sure if I could control myself enough not to chase them, but I could try! I do occasionally still get scared of things and then I crawl and pee a little bit, but my foster parents say they are proud of me and I get braver every day. 

Foster Photos 1-16-2023:

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Foster Photo 12-31-2022 (Bree back right with foster sister GRIN alum Meko front):

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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