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: Male  Age:  8 years old

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Patricia A. Martell

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Presenting our loveable Bo Bo. He came to us as an emergency intake from a very full shelter—his owner died, and they had to find a spot for this Golden. He is good with kids, dogs and cats. Our very savvy transporter had this to say about Bo Bo: “He is super friendly with everyone and everything, not a mean bone in his body.” Despite his age, he has plenty of energy. Poor guy is unsure of what’s happening to him. He is not housebroken, so its possible he was an outdoor dog—he was heavily matted and covered in burrs. He is overall healthy but is being treated for stage one heartworm. His foster will keep him quiet for a month and begin the housebreaking. Bo Bo is going to make a wonderful companion and friend for someone looking for a gentle sweet soul. 


Foster Update: 4/3/19

Bo Bo….fondly known as “Bo” came into GRIN heartworm positive.  He has completed his last round of treatment the end of March and is on the road to recovery.  Bo is crate trained as part of his recovery in keeping him calm.  He is learning to walk on the leash and is a strong puller but with time, this will improve.  The foster family has been working hard to get Bo house trained with much success.  Bo enjoys sitting outside and taking in the activity when weather permits.  His foster mom is working on basic cues as Bo will sit for yummy treats.  Bo will remain on restricted activity till the end of April and then be able to be neutered.



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