At this time GRIN is not accepting adoption applications, this status will be updated when we are able to start accepting applications.
We thank you for your patience.

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:  5.5 years old

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This gal was relinquished. We’re pleased to find her a forever home! Jade walks well on a leash, is good in a crate, too. She is social but a little timid. Loud noises startle her – despite this fact she is overall a calm laid back and very nice girl.


Update: 7/9/20

Sweet little Jade continues to take baby steps toward learning to trust humans.  When she knows it is time for dinner or a walk she gets so excited, bouncing and jumping around like a happy adorable!  Jade is curious and can be seen peeking around the corner to see what people are doing.  

Jade did not seem to be bothered by the Fourth of July noise in the area.  She is house trained and friendly with other dogs but can be intimidated by loud or boisterous dogs.  Jade remains on hold while we continue to work on her fear issues.  When the time comes she will need a quiet household and would benefit from another confident and friendly dog to learn from.  An adopter must be patient and allow her to settle into her new home, bond with her humans and take things very slowly as she decompresses.


Update: 5/11/20

Jade is a very sweet little girl who was traumatized by her time in the mill.  She is currently in the care of GRIN's training partner where she is slowly learning to trust humans, how to be a dog, and how to be loved.  She enjoys going for walks and walks well on a leash.  When she thinks she is going for a walk she gets very silly and playful, jumping and spinning around out of sheer delight.  She is fine with other dogs but loud or energetic dogs tend to frighten her.  Jade is learning to enjoy toys, taking her little stuffed critters to bed with her at night. Stay tuned for more updates on Jade's progress. 


Foster Update: 2/20/20

Jade is doing well, she is completely house trained, goes into her crate well, loves to play outside & gets along with the resident dogs.


Foster Update: 1/16/20

Jade continues to make slow steady progress in foster. She does fine with her furry foster siblings and is starting to show signs of wanting to play with them. She will now hang out in the same room as her foster family and has begun to occasionally solicit attention, mostly from her foster dad. She does show a preference for men and will always go visit with them first. She is house trained, crate trained, and uses her crate as a safe space. Although shy, she is continuing to relax in her foster home. 


Foster Update: 12/10/19

Jade has been in GRIN's care for 2 weeks & is slowly adapting to a home environment.  She has a good appetite & not had any accidents in the house.  She has started to explore her foster home on her terms & has a few places she considers her safe spots.  Most household noises do not bother her, but when the vacuum cleaner comes out, Jade makes sure to leave the area.  Jade is a work in progress & with time & patience will blossom into a fun loving girl!

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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