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 years old

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Cypress came to us when we answered a call for help from Rico Pet Recovery. They were working in Southern Ohio to rescue 11 dogs which had been dumped in a rural area. A property owner was feeding the dogs who were roaming the general area. GRIN agreed to take in and help with 4 of these dogs who appeared to be Golden or Golden mixes. She has skin infections, a UTI, needs weight, and had a dental. She has been vetted and is on medication to address her health. A foster has stepped up and she’ll head there for regular meals and rest and recovery.

Foster Update: 6/2/21

Cypress is becoming a dog again!  When Cypress came to us she was unsure of herself, a little lonely and sad. It’s been almost two weeks and she’s really coming into her own. She is fully house trained, which is amazing given her past, and is such a sweet girl. Surprisingly, she is a little like an only child, easily finding ways to amuse herself if the resident dog  isn’t interested. She loves to play fetch in the yard, sleeps nicely in her crate at night, and does like to have a ball or something to chew on near her most of the time. When it’s time to take a break, she will cuddle right up next to you and take a nice nap. She and the resident dog are getting along well – no food or toy aggression – she’s unknown with cats or children, but she greets every visitor warmly and loves getting a pet. My neighbor marvels at how far she’s come in such a short time. Cypress is going to make someone a wonderful addition to their family.

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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