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: Female  Age:  6.5 years old

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This pretty redhead gal is about to be 7. She is great with kids and other dogs, unsure about cats. She does appear to have some pain in her leg and shoulder and our vet partner has x-rayed. She will prescribe not only the best course of pain management but further course of action to ensure Zailey feels her best. Stay tuned for updates on our lovely Zailey. 

Foster Update: 10/23/19

Zailey moved into our home 3 days ago and it is official -we are in love! We are grateful that GRIN is giving us the chance to foster this sweetheart of a golden.  In a few short days Zailey is already beginning to blossom.  Zailey was nervous when she walked in the door but after hanging back watching our resident goldens for a bit she decided it was pretty cool to be spoiled by our teens and we got our first tail wag  and the golden lean-in for a head rub.  Zailey’s favorite place to be is right next to her people.

We can’t say enough good things about this girl and look forward to sharing more about her as we get to know Zailey!


Update 10-15-2019:  

This sweet gal came into GRIN's care last week with a severe limp. We are very saddened to report Zailey has been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a very aggressive form of bone cancer. While there is no cure or treatment, GRIN will do all that we can to keep her comfortable and pain free.

Zailey will move into a hospice foster later this week and will know love and care until the end. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. 

These sad dogs in need just keep coming. If you would like to donate to offset medical expenses for Zailey or other dogs in our care please click the donate button or visit our website to make an online donation or for information on where to send a check.

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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