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 waituntil 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.
Bandit - 19227
Gender: MaleAge: 1.5 years old
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Needs to have a fenced environment and would benefit from obedience training.
Our very friendly boy is a relinquishment. He came to us in a roundabout way - a friend of a friend! He was originally pulled from a shelter as a puppy and needs manners and obedience training. He will go to a foster who is well-versed in all things puppy and begin his schooling.
This adorable youngster is one busy pup! He loves to play and will throw himself to the ground and play bow with every dog he meets. He knows basic obedience but gets distracted very easily. Loves toys but gets bored with them quickly. Think toddler! At his recent vet visit he was a little scared and had his tail between his legs but was a very good boy for the visit. The staff all fell in love with him and as soon as it was over he was happily running around the exam room looking for attention.
Bnadit has a sweet nature and will flourish in a home with somebody who is willing to continue with positive training to ensure success.
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.
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.