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.

Available for adoption- Update & New Photos!
Gender: Female  Age:  5 years old

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fenceNeeds to have a fenced environment and would benefit from obedience training. schoolbus

This breeder relinquishment is new to GRIN. She’s sweet and shy, likely she’ll bloom in her new home. She recently had pups and is ready to retire and lead the good life. Could you be her friend?

Foster Update: 3/27/23

Bella is an incredibly sweet and smaller/lean girl, at about 50lbs. She is trusting and quiet, but takes time to warm up and learn your behaviors and personality. Now that she has been in foster for 3 weeks, she will more comfortably walk from room to room in the house without having to be encouraged to do so. She loves to be petted and softly spoken to, and will reward you with the most rapid tag wagging you have ever seen. Sometimes she will stop you from petting her so that she can kiss your hands. She loves toys of all sorts and will carry them around and collect them in her crate to say “mine!” She desperately wants to be a spoiled couch potato, but is still working on her bravery to jump up on her own. Slow and consistent changes seem to help her more comfortably acclimate to this whole new life she’s found. Her goofy personality is really starting to peak through. She is so grateful to just be a dog now, and will reward her forever family with so much love.

Foster Photos: 3-25-2023:


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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