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: Male  Age:  14 years old

 My Special Sponsors:

Lori Zeisloft
Faith Furline
Gail Arndt
David Crawford
Michelle Quinn
Brooke Bender
Don and Christine Howlett
Deanna M Stang, in honor of Samantha Stang's Birthday
The Young Family, in honor of Christy Young's Birthday

First things first. Prayers for our new intake, Bud. He came to us from a shelter - he's a humane case. He's lived outdoors his entire life. Bud's borderline anemic, emaciated, very neglected, has eye, ear and skin infections and has arthritis. He smells and is dirty - he's going to have a few baths, he'll surely appreciate them! This sweetie is being vetted and will quickly go into a foster home...we want him to get lots of love and attention! 

He is a bit confused right now. All that said, he wagged his tail on his freedom ride! When he got to our vet partners, our transporter said he announced his presence with a few " super loud woofs" 

If you'd like to sponsor Bud, we'd welcome it! 


Foster Update: 12/4/19

Bud started out as a timid, frail, underweight old man. After learning how life as an indoor dog works, he has completely changed. He acts like a total puppy. He demands affection, runs happily, & eats well. His entire personality (along with his appearance) has changed over a few months.   He's great with people (especially kids) & other dogs. He's a wonderful dog and his foster family loves him VERY much!


Foster Update: 9/23/19

Bud is an extremely sweet & easy going boy. He might be old, but he is still a puppy at heart!  Bud LOVES walks and will randomly burst into a light jog once in a while. Bud needs to be prompted to go outside to potty, but he is very cooperative and eager to please. Bud LOVES to be brushed. He does not enjoy baths, but he is very well behaved and will hold still until you're done. Bud loves getting his neck rubbed and ambitiously begs for pizza. He is a very easy-going and loving dog.


Foster Update: 9/12/19
Bud is an incredibly sweet, happy boy. He used to be very timid, so it took a long time to get him comfortable in his foster home.  Now he acts like he's been here his whole life.  Bud LOVES walks and is incredibly well -behaved on the leash. He doesn't really respond to cues, but he doesn't really need to. He is glued to your side or laying on his bed most of the time. No need to tell him to sit, stay, etc.  Bud is NOT to proud to beg for food, so you shouldn't eat in front of him. He WILL use his sad eyes to get your pizza!  Bud is not potty trained, but he will potty outside of you remind him every 2-3 hours.  Bud is a delight to have as a houseguest and his foster brother is very protective of him. 


Foster Update: 8/6/19

Bud is doing well in his foster home.  He stays in the kitchen on his dog bed most days, but he gets up to potty without prompting. After not eating much for a day or so he's back to eating like a champ! Today Bud walked a little over a mile with his foster brother. 

Foster Photo 12-4-2019:

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Foster Photo 8-7-2019:

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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