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:  8 years old

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We’re glad to take in red haired Dwight! He’s going to find that GRIN adopters shower their precious dogs with love and attention! Dwight appears to have been neglected previously, he’s a smidge overweight, and has bad ears, worn teeth, hookworms and a hot spot on his leg. He’s been vetted, had a dental, and is being treated for his other issues. Our vet said he’s friendly and craves attention. He’s off to foster where he’ll get that!


Foster Update: 9/11/23

Dwight is a wonderful sweet Golden with great house manners.  He has never had an accident in his foster home. He's around 8 years old, but who really knows for sure, and the D-Man isn't telling! He's very playful and gets along great with the two resident dogs. He doesn't appear to have any prey drive, so we guess he would probably get along with cats. He is hard of hearing. He loves to go for a walk and will dash out the door in anticipation of a walk!  He does LOVE to chew so his forever home will need to supply him with chew toys, Nyla Bones seem to be a favorite. He likes to take slippers, pillows and blankets, not to chew but just to have them. He gives them up easily when asked. If the resident dogs are playing with a toy, he just watches them.

If he's sleeping, he will not hear you approach him, but will feel the vibrations from you walking towards him. If you raise your voice, he hears something, but doesn't follow cues. He's such a joy to have around, always happy and ready for a belly rub. Dwight’s never met a treat he doesn't like, but no carrots or bananas for him! We add green beans to his kibble and he eats them right down.

His ideal home is with someone who is there most of the time. He's not been around children since coming to our home, but I think older children would be fine. A fenced in yard would be great as he is a door dasher.  He's content to just lay next to you, get belly rubs, a pat on the head, or just sleep.

Foster Photo 9-11-2023:

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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