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: Female  Age:  5 years old

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Pretty Sally was a onetime mill mom and she is a perceptive gal. While she is timid initially, she will follow  anywhere once she trusts. Our transporter - who's know to be exceptionally gentle and showers her charges with love -  worked her magic on Sally and she did just that. She also rode shotgun due to the SUV being full of crated rescue dogs - and this small gal just laid quietly in her harness and accepted continual petting. She was likely thinking, "Thank you for saving me." 


Foster Update: 10/21/19

Sally is a very beautiful, bright girl who is going to make someone a wonderful companion. Sally is gaining confidence daily and has discovered she really loves human interaction.  Her comfort zone is expanding  and she is eager to please.  She adjusts best to structure and routine at this point and takes many of her cues from another confident dog. Sally is completely house trained and crate trained.  She will accept  a leash and walk nicely in the backyard, but needs to widen her horizons and be exposed to traffic and roads on a leash.  She really loves to chase a ball and play with toys and nylabones.   Sally also enjoys just sitting quietly beside you being petted and brushed. Sally is an amazing girl and is just waiting for the right home to help her realize all of her potential!


Foster Update: 9/25/19

Pretty Sally will make someone an awesome family pet. She loves to play with other dogs,  loves to chase a ball and have toys to play with. She is very calm around children, accepting pets and being brushed. Sally is a very bright girl who catches on quickly and is curious about everything. She loves to be outdoors with her foster sister.


Foster Update: 8/5/19

Sally is a sweet girl. She is inquisitive and eager to learn about her new world. She appears to have had very little to no human interaction/bonding to this point, but is learning how to live with a family. When she first came into her foster home, she was so afraid of her surroundings that she wouldn't eat, wouldn't go outside, was afraid to leave the house, and was afraid to leave her crate. She is now eating well, playing with toys, chewing bones, playing a bit with the two residemt dogs and is learning about family life. From day one she was pulling toys out of the toy bin and loves to have them with her. She has a ways to go to become confident to leave the house to do her business outside. She is still skittish and fearful of noises and quick movements, but she is making progress and has a happy disposition. With love and patience Sally will make a great family 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