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: Female  Age:  4 years old

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Lady is a gorgeous English cream golden. She appears to be timid with new people and places, but we're confident she'll come out of her shell quickly. Her adopter will need to work with her on walking, and she'll benefit from exercise. She is a beautiful girl and will love being treasured, snuggled and nurtured! 

Foster Update: 9/8/23

Lady continues to blossom into a very sweet golden. Her walking skills are improving & her foster is working on this every day. She is still very shy meeting people & will panic when people pass by on the street, so her walks are short.  She is very comfortable with the resident golden & they play so well together.  She will need a confident dog in her furever home. 


Foster Update: 7/5/23

Lady is slowly making progress. She is beginning to meet the neighbors. She is starting to investigate the rest of the house and will follow her foster dad all around. Lady’s foster dad has been working on leash training. This is a slow process as she will crawl on her belly or walk on his feet. She is not sure about car rides & this is a work in progress as well.  Lady comes whe she is called when outside.  All in all, she is shaping up to be a loveable girl and is learning what a hug is. 


Foster Update: 5/26/23

This girl has made great strides in a very short time. Lady is very friendly, but can be shy at first, and may run to her safe spot, but she continues to warm up. She is now learning to walk through doorways with a little motivation and praise. Lady has made a good friend with the resident golden.  They love to play fetch together. She still needs a little more leash and car ride training. Lady is becoming a real sweetie.

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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