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:  5 years old

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Dora came to us from China. She is a precious, pretty girl. Our vet partner declared her as a sweet, happy girl! What's better than that? She is in foster care where she's learning the ins-and-outs of being part of a pack, having fun, and resting up after her long trip from overseas. Stay tuned for more on her personality.   

Foster Update: 5/4/21

Hi everyone, Dora here! I'm a 5 year old female and boy, do I LOVE to be outside! I get so happy when my foster mom walks to the door that I hop up and down! Not only does my tail wag, but my whole body wiggles! Something else I really love - EATING! I'm very good and eat all my food at meal time, but my foster mom says I might do well with a slow feeder bowl because I gobble it up so fast. I'm trying to learn manners too, like sitting before I eat my food or get treats and am learning to be gentle when taking food from people's hands. I sleep in my crate at night, hardly making a sound and can make it through the whole night without any accidents. The resident dogs are teaching me so much, like when foster mom works it's time for us to rest, and I'm learning how to play fetch too! I don't always bring the ball back but if you get really excited, clap your hands and call my name, I bring it back. I've only had to ride in a car a few times but I'm pretty good and will lounge in the back the whole ride. More than anything I love to be where the people are. I'm quite a snuggly girl and I would love nothing more than someone to love on me forever.

Foster Photos 5-1-2021:

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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