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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Pretty Sally was a mill gal. She is timid and shy but not shut down at all. This gal walks on a leash. Sally is going to bloom quickly with love, attention and guidance. Her new family is going to love her! Stay tuned for details from her foster home for more personality updates.


Foster Update: 8/1/19

I’ve made so much progress in the last week! I’m now on a regular feeding schedule, knowing I will always have food available to me forever and ever. I’m really getting the hang of house training and I even get excited for car rides!  I’ve made friends with the dogs of a neighboring family and get along with everyone so well, both big and small. I’ve decided that rubbery chew toys are my current favorite, though I like to pick up and collect as many toys as possible, no matter the kind. I feel like I’m finally starting to show my personality and it’s so much fun!


Foster Update: 7/15/19

Sally here:  I am very timid but starting to come out of my shell!  Everything is a new experience for me. The great big outdoors are still a little intimidating , but I am definitely loving life inside the house.  I certainly love love! I enjoy being petted (really, you could never stop petting and that would be okay!).  I'm a good girl for brushing/grooming and will give you lots of kisses to say thank you. I'm beginning to check out toys and am curious about the staircase & learning to climb stairs. I do great in my crate during the day and am able to be left ouf of my crate throughout the night. I will benefit most from a calm & patient forever home as I continue to learn how to be a real and pampered dog! 

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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 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