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.

Gender: Female    Age:  5.5 years old

 My Special Sponsors:

Gail Arndt
Cheryl Hummel, in memory of my sweet Mable
Tom and Paula Ray in honor of our Golden Granddog, Minnie and her parents Colin and Heidi Ray

fenceNeeds to have a fenced environment and would benefit from obedience training. schoolbus

Allie is a beautiful Golden, relinquished by a puppy mill breeder. While she is timid and shy right now, she walks well on a leash.  In addition to that encouraging detail is that she is super sweet and her tail never stops wagging. We think that means she understand joy and love--she'll adjust quickly and become part of your home! 


Foster Update: 3/8/19

Allie is a gentle soul who is working hard to be brave in this scary new world! While Allie may be afraid of the noises and quick movements, she will fight through all that fear for some special love from the people around her. She adores human interaction and will stand there for hours while you pet her soft curls. Did we mention how adorable those dark curls are? She is so very curly and it's just another thing that makes you fall head over heels in love with her. She has done great with our 2 dogs (a golden and a pit bull mix) and is growing more confident every day. She recently has begun engaging in play with our other golden and will even offer us play bows whenever she is excited. She has become much more comfortable going into her crate and is working on learning all about going down steps and slippery hardwood floors. Toys are also still novel items to her, however, she has started to show some interest in chewing on elk antlers and loves to watch our golden play with toys. We've been working to find a food that she likes as she has proven to be a picky eater but her current favorites include hot dogs, liverwurst, and chicken. Her housetraining as been a breeze and she hasn't had one accident in the house. She still gets very nervous when outside, especially at night and wears both a harness and martingale collar when going out for added safety.

Allie will need a home with a family who is patient and will give her time to adjust to the new life around her. She will need a lot of encouragement and praise to help her grow more and more confident every day. A little extra time and patience is so incredibly worth it for the love you will get from this curly girl!

Foster Photos 3-8-2019:

Intake Photos:



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 GRCA Rescue by State.
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