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:  3 years old

 My Special Sponsors:

Christine Howlett
Sheryl and Mike Whalen

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

Hannah came to us from a shelter. Unfortunately she was hit by a car when she was on her own. Our vet partners determined she had multiple fractures. She went to a terrific specialist who performed a complicated and lengthy surgery to repair her injustices and stabilize her pelvis. Her recovery will consist of up to a month of being helped to walk with a sling. Then an additional 6 or more weeks of crate rest with leash walking. We'll keep you updated and welcome sponsors to cover her medical expenses. 

Foster Update: 2/23/21

Hannah is very friendly and has adapted very well to being in a new home. She endures the much-needed cage rest and enjoys chew toys to pass the time.

Her activity is restricted, but she does fine with the couple of small stairs going outside. Hannah is a little skittish at the door, which is often a trait seen in mill dogs. Hannah is fine with a sling but pulls hard. Leash training will be needed in the future. She is now doing 5 minutes of walking daily and she loves her time out of the crate.

Hannah is still learning about peanut butter and dog treats. Her foster parents discovered that she likes goose pate! This works great for her meds.

Hannah is curious and seems to be quite intelligent. With all she has endured, she is eager to please everyone who treats her with love.

Foster Photos 2-12-2021:


After Surgery 1-27-2020:

Intake Photo: 


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