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.

Available for adoption-New Update & New Photos!
Gender: Male  Age:  10 years old

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​Sweetheart Max is a relinquishment to a neighboring state's shelter. ​The owners got a new puppy and Max did not take to him - but he appeared to do fine with dogs at the shelter. He is a leash puller so his adopter will need to work on that. Stay tuned to more details on his personality from his foster home.


Foster Update: 10/29/19

Max’s idea of a good time is getting daily belly rubs and carrying around his stuffy toys.  Max will greet his foster parents daily when they come home from work with one of his toys in his mouth and proceed to parade around the house showing off this trophy.  He’s proven himself to be very trustworthy in his foster home while they are all at work.  When the grandchildren come to visit, Max is no problem.  It’s sad that Max has to remain an only dog, but some dogs don’t want to share their environment. Max does behave himself in environments such as vet clinics when in the presence of other dogs.  If you are looking for a loyal companion…Max is your golden guy. 


Foster Update: 9/17/19

If you’re looking for that tall golden boy, Max is your guy.  His foster Mom reports that he is very sweet, trustworthy in the house while they are all at work, and will greet you at the door with a stuffy toy in his mouth.  Max enjoys walks and just hanging out, likes going for car rides and loves belly rubs.  Sadly, Max will need to be an only dog as he is not fond of other dogs.  He does have a thyroid condition which requires medication twice daily that is inexpensive.  Since in GRIN’s care, Max has lost some weigh and now weighs about 77 lbs.  He got his waistline back!  Max enjoys bring brushed and hanging with his people.   

Foster Photos 10-23-2019:

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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