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.

Gender: Male  Age:  4.5 years old

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Justin is a terrific boy.  He was a breeding dog but Justin wanted no part of it! We know he was well-cared for and is good with kids and dogs - not sure of felines. Justin is very calm and friendly - his new owner is going to love this boy.

Foster Update: 5/7/20

Justin has settled into the routine of his foster household nicely, following his foster sibling’s lead. He is a very social boy, greeting new people happily. Justin is trying to learn the ins and outs of living in a house, ie: getting out of the way of an opening door, house training, what he is and isn’t allowed to have or chew on. Justin responds beautifully when directed, he really wants to please. He is a low energy dog who is happy to be beside his person no matter what they are doing. Justin enjoys going for his walk every day, and now he is not only crate trained but goes into his crate randomly throughout the day to take naps. This calm, wonderful boy is going to make someone a very loving companion

Foster Update: 5/1/20

Justin is a beautiful, calm, cream golden. He walked into his foster home and made himself at home immediately. This sweet boy has shown no fear of anything so far, even laying a few feet away from an air compressor was OK with him. He is rarely more than 6 feet away from his foster mom and dad unless he is exploring the backyard with his foster siblings. Justin adores laying on his back and rolling in the grass, and even sometimes getting in the pond and stream. Justin gets very excited about his meal times, will go into his crate with some coaxing and has had only two accidents in a week in the house. There is a resident kitty that Justin has sniffed and walked away from with no problem, and he meets and greets the neighbor golden and his three-year-old toddler at the gate several times a day. He goes for a walk every day for a mile and walks nicely. This sweet boy will stand beside you to be petted, and even when his legs get tired he will not leave a pet behind. Justin is a short, stocky, big-pawed lover who just loves life.

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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