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:  4 years old

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Juniper’s one of five mill relinquishments that came to GRIN today. Juniper has a fun silliness. She, like all the dogs, will need housebreaking (they were kept together in a stall barn), leash training and learn obedience commands. She’s a blank slate and will be a great friend and pet with time.

Foster Update: 11/13/19

In the past few weeks Jupiter’s personality has really come out. She loves playing with other dogs and running around the yard. She’s also quick to pick up new things and is house trained. She is very loving, sweet, and  continues to grow and become accustomed to living in a home. She loves to play but also remains very calm and well-behaved throughout the day, even with bad weather.  Jupiter mainly wants love and will thrive in a household that gives her the love she deserves.


Foster Update: 10/21/19

After about 2 and a half weeks in her foster home, Jupiter is a completely different girl. A once very shy and nervous pup, she has blossomed into a playful, cuddly, and all around great dog. She loves to hang out and play with other pups and often jumps onto the couch to cuddle with them for a morning nap. Jupiter loves to settle in for a good couch snuggle in the evenings and likes to sleep in bed.


Foster Update: 10/7/19

Jupiter is a sweet girl who is very shy and will need some work to come out of her shell. She is very calm, quiet and is nothing but sweet. She enjoys her crate and has loved her first toys. Jupiter is very anxious but will grow more comfortable over time. With a good home that will make her feel safe and would be willing to put the work in with her, she undoubtedly will blossom!


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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