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: Male  Age:  2.5 years old

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Handsome Brody is a relinquishment. Brody is going to benefit from training, lots of exercise and positive reinforcement. He’s going to our foster/ trainer for a good start on that. In his eventual home, he’ll do best as the only pet with a woman - he’s not a fan of men - and with no young children. 

Update: 12/10/19
Brody came into GRIN's care back in August.  It was clear he needed some work so GRIN sent him to a trainer to help with manners, obedience, and leash work (positive methods only).  He has done exceptionally well and is now ready for his fur-ever home. He will need an experienced home with a family who will be consistent with him and set clear boundaries and direction.  While he doesn't mind other dogs he does not like dogs in his face so we are looking for a home with no other dogs or quiet dogs.  He ignores cats.  No young children. This stunning boy will thrive in an obedience driver homed, again positive training only.  

Update: 9/5/19

Brody is currently in the care of GRIN's training partner where he is gaining confidence and learning to trust people.  He doesn't seem to know any cues so once he is feeling more settled we will begin working on basic obedience and leash manners.  For the time being he is on hold and not available for adoption.  Check back in a few weeks for more updates.

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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