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: Male  Age:  10 years old

 My Special Sponsors:

Judy Peters in memory of Tonka
Rochelle Latkanich, in memory of my GRIN senior boy, Douglas and GRIN Turkey dog, Sundance

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

This handsome man came in with his fur sis, Abby, whom he adores, so we’d prefer to place them together. Their owner is ill and cannot care for them any longer – sadly – she loves her animals. Both dogs are good with other pets – they were raised with a cat. The duo is used to a traditional fence, likes walks but do pull on a leash, their adopter will need to work on this. Other than that, they have good home manners and are overall great Goldies.3

Foster Update: 10/15/21

Hi GRIN friends! Marley here. I am in a new foster home with two four-legged foster canine brothers, Brews and Toby. They are young pups and sometimes need to be reminded that I just like to chill. My favorite time (aside from breakfast & dinner) is being outside. I am constantly on squirrel patrol and make sure they do not sneak under the fence. I have found that running around squeaking my red, spikey ball is a pretty good deterrent, not to mention fun. I have been on one walk and there was so much to see and smell I pulled Mom everywhere. She was afraid I would hurt my neck where I had surgery so my walk was cut short. I just got fitted for a harness and Mom said we would try an outdoor walk again soon. I can’t wait. Another thing I like is when the grandchildren come over. They are all big kids and will pet me as long as I stand there and I can stand there a long time! I have only been on the furniture once, and that was when Brooke came. I jumped right up on her lap. It was worth it because I got kisses. I like kisses. By the way, I went to see Dr. Padgett this week at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital and my ionized calcium levels were in the normal range. I am not sure what that means other than he said that was good and that he did not need to see me for another 3-4 months. I am glad I did well but I really liked seeing him and his staff. They are really nice. Well, I had better go and get my morning nap in so I can be ready in case it is walk day. Hope you all have a fantastic fall and enjoy the out-of-doors as much as I do.


Foster Update: 9/8/21

Marley's surgery went well. He spent several days in the hospital and is now recovering in the care of his loving foster mom. His calcium levels will be monitored closely as he is weaned off the medication over the next 6 weeks. Assuming all goes well this sweet senior will be ready for adoption. Marley's surgery expenses are projected to be around $5,000. Thank you for all who have donated to offset his medical expenses. If you wish to donate you can do so via the website at or via check.


Foster Udpate: 8/23/21

Senior boy Marley continues to enjoy life in his foster home. This boy loves his red squeaky ball and gets very excited about playing in the backyard. While his hips are a bit weak it does not stop him from enjoying his time outside. Marley came in with a handful of medical issues and one by one GRIN has worked on getting his health back on track. The next big step in his medical journey will be going in for thyroid surgery on August 31st. The vet is very positive about the prognosis of this surgery which will improve his quality of life moving forward. Please send some positive thoughts & prayers for Marley as he undergoes surgery in the next few weeks. 


Foster Update: 6/1/21

Marley is a 10 year old tall, gentle giant (76 lbs). He adores being fussed over and petted. He gets along well with other animals, always wanting to be together with his foster mom and the other five dogs and cats. (No moping alone for this teddy bear!) He will do best in a home with at least one other dog.  We are told he loves carrying around a stuffed toy in his mouth. Marley has a little arthritis and is getting over pneumonia. He came into GRIN's care with his sister, Abby.

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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