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:  1 year old

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Sweet Chase was a relinquishment by his busy family who wanted him to have the best life possible.  This high energy boy will need an active home and would benefit from obedience training. He has been fully vetted and off to his foster home.  More updates to come! 

oster Update: 4/24/23

Chase is a sweet, young, energetic boy that came to GRIN as an owner relinquishment. His original family didn't have time for him and he needs to learn better manners, but he's smart, eager to please his foster parents, and is motivated by food. He sits well and is learning to sit and wait before he goes outside. He resisted going in his crate at first but that was easily solved by putting his food dish and treats in the crate, followed by brief periods with the door shut. He now goes into his crate easily at night and although he may bark a few times, he settles down quickly. He's been in his foster home for only a week and is taken outside frequently and seems to be house trained.

Chase is a puppy at heart and is full of energy. It's been a challenge to limit his exercise following his neuter. He tries to counter surf and grab food or interesting things within his reach. His victims have included pens, papers, toys, and the corner of a coffee table!

Chase is highly social. He welcomes people and enjoys affection and play. Happily, he's a natural retriever and will return a ball or toy as long as his foster mom is willing to play. He's been wonderful with all the resident dogs from the first sniff. He has shown no food or toy resource guarding; in fact, he and one of the resident dogs actually share a toy by tossing it back and forth.


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