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.

Adoption pending!

Gender: Female  Age:  1 year old

 My Special Sponsors:

Donna and Manohar Asnani
Linda Marsh
Melanie and Ed Hunter
Rose Ann and Jim Kay
Scott and Nancy Case, in honor of sweet Heather who crossed the Rainbow Bridge Sept. 2nd

fenceNeeds to have a fenced environment and would benefit from obedience training. schoolbus

Cadie is a relinquishment. Our transport gal said while this cream colored pup is timid and insecure, she is very sweet. She received a thorough exam. Our vet partner also x-rayed her rear legs as she had trouble sustaining weight on them. Due to their findings, Cadie will see an ortho specialist. 

Foster Update: 9/1/20

Cadie is getting close to being medically cleared.  She is continuing with her rehabilitation on her back left leg, which will need to be continued by a potential adopter. Cadie is getting a leg massage with heat prior to her walks and ice packs with a massage to cool down after her walks. She is going on short, slow walks 3-4 times a day to ensure that she is using that back left leg and not hopping.  This is a work in progress and she gets better everyday. Cadie is very loving and seeks out attention from her humans.  She loves being with other dogs and would love a furry sibling in her furever home.  Cadie's expenses are significant, so please consider making a donation to help offset her expenses. 

Update: 7/20/20

Cadie went for her 2 week follow up appointment recently and unfortunately the specialist indicated she has significantly decreased range of motion in her left knee/leg. She is at 10-15% and should be at 100-110%. WOW! That is a HUGE difference. This was a disappointing blow to our GRIN family to hear. We are hoping that she will make some improvements over the next few weeks. At this time Cadie is still on crate restriction, getting therapy 3 times a day & ice packs 2-3 times a day depending on the swelling to assist with her recovery. Cadie has a long way to go before GRIN would consider her adoptable. We are optimistic that she will make the progress that is needed & be able to stand & possibly run some day. Cadie's current medical costs are over $8,500.00 & she is not done with all her medical care. Please consider helping with her medical costs & donate on behalf of sweet Cadie!


Foster Update: 6/17/20

Miss Cadie is a beautiful-super-sweet English Cream Retriever and has been in our care for 4 months awaiting surgery on her leg.  Her back left leg had an old injury that had healed itself, but healed incorrectly and needed extensive work.  Due to COVID-19 all surgeries were put on hold, except emergencies only.  Now that some of the COVID-19 restrictions have been reduced, Miss Cadie was able to have a very extensive & delicate surgery on June 11th.  Cadie's surgery took over 4 hours and she came through like a champ.  She is resting comfortably and quietly in her crate as she is on strict crate rest for the next 8 weeks with leashed potty breaks. Cadie's wonderful Doctor stated that her leg will never be normal, but felt that Cadie will be able to stand and possibly run.  She has a long way to go, but she is a very determined puppy!  We will be following up with her progress, please stay tuned..


Foster Update: 5/1/20

Cadie is a gentle and loving puppy. She has an expressive face and affectionate personality. She loves belly rubs and ear scratches.  She’s working on potty-training and learning quickly. She loves every single person that she has ever met.


Foster Update: 4/10/20

Cadie is very, very sweet. She’s timid with people at first, but super friendly once she realizes that a person is safe.  She is starting to understand potty training, but no where near perfect yet. She wants to be by your side at ALL times!

She can do ‘sit’ for a treat, but no other tricks just yet, as potty training is the main focus at this time.  
She’s is very smart and curious. Cadie loves other dogs.   Cadie has a lot of energy, but is also very gentle.


Foster Update: 3/30/20

Cadie is an adorable and easy-going puppy. She’s timid with new humans and really good with other dogs.  She has a bad leg, but she does NOT let it slow her down. She LOVES her foster brother (a chocolate lab) and she won’t leave his side. She really enjoys soft toys and carries her ducky with her everywhere.  She would be great for a family with kids!!!


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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