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: Male  Age:  3 years old

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Big, beautiful cream-colored Jasper is a relinquishment to a shelter. He had been used for breeding but they were done with him as he had thyroid issues. It was also discovered that this nice boy is heartworm positive, so he'll remain with our vet partner for the time being. He is overweight at 90+ lbs. and will need to slim down for his hips and overall health. We know he's socialized, has been around kids, is housebroken, and was often indoors with the family. He should transition into a new home with ease.

Foster Update: 4/21/21

Jasper’s Foster Mom reports he is doing well and will soon return to our vet partner for his final HW treatments.  While a dog is in recovery for heartworm, their activity level is restricted as to not raise their heart rate as the worms are dying off.  Jasper has been such a good boy during this time & is maintained on leash while outside and crate rest or relaxing in the home.  Foster Mom reports he is a very loving, gentle boy.  He LOVES being brushed and is very trustworthy in her home.  With the nice weather, Jasper loves just sitting outside on the deck watching the world pass by.  Another past time of his is watching TV….he will sit and watch for quite some time so foster Mom will put animal shows on just for him.  As mentioned in his profile, Jasper is overweight weighing in at 97 lbs.  Foster Mom is doing her best with a healthy diet but once exercise can resume, Jasper will be able to lose some weight. 

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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 Golden Retriever Rescue Network.
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