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:  1 year old

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Suki is an adorable pup! She has been vetted and is being treated with antibiotics for a UTI, as well as skin irritation that is caused by possible urine leakage. At this point it isn't clear if the leaking urine is caused by the infection or if it is an ectopic ureter. A culture has been sent out to help ascertain the cause. She is headed to her foster home for TLC and good nutrition. Stay tuned for follow up details on her health and developing personality. 

Foster Update: 4/25/24

Suki is settling in very well to a new foster home and is recovering nicely since her surgery on 4/2! At her recent follow-up appointment at OSU, she was given the all-clear to go on walks and stop wearing a cone as her incision has healed well.  Her urine leaking has improved with each surgery and now, dribbling is only noticed when she gets excited, surprised, or scared.

Suki and her foster sister have become fast friends! They spend their days together, sitting at foster mom’s feet while she works, coming up often for hand-holding and kisses. She has learned to share toys and although she might try to collect all of them for herself, she can just as quickly give a toy up to her sister and find a new one to play with.

She does very well riding in the car and on a leash, sniffing everything she can on walks. She’s always happy to meet a new friend, human or four-legged and knows to have a calmer approach when meeting smaller dogs. She is house trained and knows to go potty outside and is now learning that she can go potty specifically while on a leash when on walks.

Suki is a loving, playful girl who would love to settle into a family of her very own for good!


Update: 4/4/24

On April 2 this beautiful girl had what we hope will be her final surgery. Suki was spayed and while anesthetized had a procedure to help alleviate her urine spotting. Suki will need to remain quiet with restricted activity for 4-6 weeks.  Following her recovery period, we hope she will be ready for her forever home.


Foster Update:3/4/24

Meet Suki!  Could the luck of the Irish work in her favor and help her find a forever home? Suki, who has adopted the name Peach since living with us, will be one year old on Saint Patrick’s Day.  She first came into our home at 8 weeks old in bad shape from a puppy mill.  With the help of the vets at OSU her urinary incontinence has improved greatly.   She has undergone two surgeries for an ectopic ureter and has her last one scheduled April 1st.  Currently she wears a diaper for the small amount of leaking that occurs.  We are hopefully this last surgery will do the trick and she will be diaper free!  

As she’s grown older she’s learned a few tricks including sit and paw. She is potty and crate trained.  She does beautifully on a leash and loves to go for a walk or a car ride! She’s dog and cat friendly. She loves to play with her foster sisters and won’t ever turn down a game of fetch. We are working on resource guarding with her when it comes to her favorite toys and food.   She absolutely adores children and the company of humans.   Pictures don’t do this beautiful girl justice. She is so friendly, sweet, and has a great personality! Come and meet her today!


Foster Update: 1/16/24

Hard to believe this sweet girl will be a year old in March!   She is having a repeat procedure February 6th at OSU in hopes it will correct her leaking caused by the etopic ureter.   Suki is currently taking two medications that have  helped with her urine leaking.   She absolutely loves walks, kids, and other dogs.  She is fully potty trained and has mastered “sit”, “paw” and “down.”   


Foster Update: 9/19/23

Suki is a 6-month-old happy and energetic golden.   Kids and dogs are her favorite playmates.   She does great walking on a leash and can easily walk a few miles.  Suki can play for hours with toys and loves chewing on bones.   At night once she’s all tuckered out she walks right in her crate where she sleeps through the night without any issues.   Suki had surgery to repair an ectopic ureter at OSU last month.   While this greatly reduced her urinary leaking, she still needs to wear a diaper, which she wears without complaints. 


Foster Update: 6/2/23

Hi my name is Suki.  I’m a 9-week-old golden retriever with a suspected ectopic ureter. My foster home is taking me to OSU for further evaluation and treatment.  My favorite thing to do is play with my foster sisters and getting lots of cuddles.  I enjoy running around outside and chewing on toys.  I’ve already mastered potty training and have learned to sit on cue.  I even sleep through the night with no accidents!  My foster moms say I’m the best puppy they’ve met and have a great temperament. I love other pets and am always up for going on an adventure.

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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