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:  6 years old

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This girl has it all going on! Sandra is a sweet, social, happy, and friendly breeder relinquishment. She is a pretty English cream, and loves to walk. Sandra melds well with kids, dogs, and cats. She is going to have her adopter gushing about her.

Foster Update: 7/24/23

Sandy is an absolutely lovely girl, with her blockhead & cream color. She loves to chase squirrels, cuddling, being outside, sleeping, being brushed, treats, cats, kittens, & most other dogs.  She is not a big toy player. She loves being close to you and is a love bug in bed & loves a snuggle. Sandy is a typical Golden & likes to be near her people, but needs a physical fence as she would leave the yard like a bullet if there’s a squirrel to chase. Sandy was just diagnosed with cancer after having a cutaneous mast cell tumor (grade II, low grade) removed. Unfortunately, there is no single test or measurable feature that could unequivocally establish her prognosis.  However, given the tumor’s grade, its complete excision, and mitotic count (0 in 10 high power fields with a field of vision of 2.37 mm 2, and margins relative to healthy tissue, her prognosis could result in her living the average lifespan of a female golden.  Sandy is truly deserving of a loving furever home!


Foster Update: 6/19/23

Sandra is great with other dogs, curious about cats, and wants to play with anyone that will play back. She loves being petted. She is learning to walk nicely on a leash and is getting used to daily walks. She's great in a car & likes car rides. Her foster mom says, ‘this dog is awesome’!! Sandra has more energy than most other dogs of the same age.  She would do very well with another dog to help with confidence and a dog who is playful, i.e., knows how to play fetch. If the resident dog runs, Sandra runs…she is learning by mimicry.  Sandra would be love a home with kids, resident or visitors & enough people to give her plenty of the attention she craves!!! 

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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