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.

Available for adoption- Update & New Photos!
Gender: Male  Age:  10 months old

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

No CATS   No DOGS   No Small KIDS 

This purebred, energetic boy came from a shelter - the family dynamics had changed. He's a wonderful pup but he prefers to be an only fur child! Meaning no canines or felines. And he likes to be dotted on like a baby, so no young children, either. This guy is very high energy and is going to require tons of regular exercise, ongoing training and guidance. Our transporter said he's big for his age - so he's going to grow into a good-sized boy. Stay tuned for details - he is going to our foster trainer so he can begin his house manners. 

Update: 11/23/20

This handsome youngster is a ball of energy and is all happy wiggly puppy!  Alfie is making great progress on obedience but in typical Golden puppy fashion can get excited very easily.  This guy will need an adopter who is willing to continue to build upon the progress he has made and provide him with direction using only positive reward based training techniques to ensure he is set up for success!  

Alfie walks well on a harness and LOVES toys! Alfie does not share with other dogs therefore will need to be an only dog.  Because of his energy level and training needs Alfie should not be placed in a home with small children.  This boy is sure to make somebody very happy!

New Photos 11-12-2020:

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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