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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George is a new intake. Our vet partner said he’s high energy! This Golden boy has not one, but two, torn ACL’s. His first surgery is this week and his foster will keep him quiet while he recovers. Then he’ll have a second surgery, and rest and recoup again. It’s going to be a journey for George but he’s getting excellent care. We’re confident he’ll return to his exuberant self! Thanks to our foster who is so helpful with George.

Foster Update: 10/11/21

Hi!  George here…I wanted to give you an update on how I am doing.  My first TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement) surgery was performed on 9-2-21…Boy-O-Boy, did that hurt!!  I am feeling much better after a few weeks of loving & people paying attention to me all the time.   I love being with my foster family & they are taking such great care of me.  My foster sibling, Ally is the sweetest thing. She will lay by my crate when I get my dinner (I think she thinks I am going to share my food)…I am a Golden, SO NO WAY!  I have to be on crate rest for the next 8 weeks & it is a good thing that I like my crate. I still have to take my pain meds & some meds to help me relax a little bit.  I am really enjoying all the love & care that I am getting since I came into GRIN.  I will be getting my x-rays in about 9 weeks & pray all goes well.  I will be giving you an update at that time.  Thank you GRIN for taking me into your care!!   George 


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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