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
My Special Sponsors:
   - We hope you find your forever home soon!  Love, Sabine and Bayli Beatenhead
   - Praying you find a forever loving home like we have.  Ella, Emma, Sunny and Aly Gonzalez and their mom Laura
   - Greg Cannedy and Allen Clutter
   - Toni Jepson, a loving dog mother!
   - William Long, in memory of my special golden, Sonny
Gender: Female  Age:  13 years old

Emma and her 9-year-old son, Buddy, came to us from an owner who requested these two stay together. They are both very sweet and affectionate. Buddy loves lots of petting!  They are dog and cat friendly. They are very bonded and enjoy each other’s company. They are a bit overweight, but overall, healthy happy Goldens. They are doing fine in their foster home.

Foster Update: 5/19/16

As summer approaches so do birthdays for both Emma (mother) and Buddy (son).  Emma will turn 12 in early August and Buddy will be 10 years old in mid June.  They continue to work on their diets with much success as Emma is down almost 10 lbs. and at last weight in, Buddy was down over 17 lbs.  As weather permits, both enjoy walks around the neighborhood.  They are your typical goldens….they love their people!  Though they love the outdoors, they want their people with them.  Foster Mom reports that this pair are part human and shared a story about Buddy.  As you see in the current picture, Buddy loves his tennis ball.  He carries it around the house and outside.  One day Buddy’s ball rolled under a piece of furniture and the foster’s son was home.  Buddy stood beside the hutch and was hitting the ground with his paw indicating the ball had roll underneath until finally her son went to the rescue of his tennis ball!

Foster Update: 3/15/16

Buddy & Emma are doing well. They are both on diets, with Emma down to 89 lbs & Buddy to 117!  Both are enjoying the yard and warmer weather.  Buddy loves to play with his tennis ball while Emma likes to explore the yard.

Foster Update: 1/19/16

Buddy & Emma are two of the friendliest and loving dogs! They truly enjoy each other's company.  Buddy loves to play with his tennis ball in the yard while Emma watches. Both are overweight and are currently on diets.  Both of them have trouble doing steps as well as slippery floors.  Their foster mom has throw rugs down for them to help them get up more easily.  Both Buddy & Emma are house trained. 

Foster Photos 10-3-2016:

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Foster Photo 5-19-2016:

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Foster Photo 4-14-2016:

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Foster Photos 3-15-2016:

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Foster Photos 1-19-2016:

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Intake Photos:

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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