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:  4.5 years old

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Casey is a breeder relinquishment. She has been vetted and is in her foster home. She is still skittish, but her pretty tail keeps wagging. This pretty girl loves her walks – yes, she’s great on a leash – but she’ll need more guidance and training. A plus for her adopter is this will enhance the bond. Casey loves to be brushed daily – another bonding plus! Stay tuned for more on her.

Foster Update: 1/11/21

Casey did well in her first foster home but after a few weeks was still a little timid so we decided to move her to a foster home that had another dog to see if there was any improvement.  Having another dog in the home made a significant difference in Casey's progress.  Casey's foster family reports she is adjusting well after just one week.  She’s learning how to be a dog, taking her cues from resident dog  and gaining more and more confidence every day! She loves to be close to her foster family and snuggle as well as getting pets and lounging on the sofa. 

Casey is still a little afraid of going outside of the house but once she’s in the yard she’s a happy girl! She can be a bit nervous on the leash and loud noises spook her but otherwise she’s such a calm good girl.  Casey LOVES to nap, is learning to enjoy playing with toys and is exploring more and more everyday! Good girl Casey!

When ready for adoption, Casey will need to go to a home with another confident dog and traditional fence to keep her safe.  

Foster Update: 12/30/20

Casey is adjusting to her new life in a home with a family that is showing her what love is.  Casey loves to go on walks with her foster mom and loves to be brushed.  Foster mom says that she walks beautifully on the leash.  She has not had any accidents in the house. Casey likes being around people & doesn't seem to mind being around other dogs. She is still not a fan of being outside in the yard, except to go potty.  Casey does get startled by loud noise and is a little shy with new people..  Please stay tuned for more updates on this sweet 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