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:  8 years old

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Lola’s an assertive Golden! Her adopter will need to watch her closely- she likes to poke around in her human’s things. She may need extra exercise and a good diet - she could benefit from dropping a few pounds. Lola’s used to older children and is fine with them. Her family opted to relinquish her as they’re super busy and wanted her live a wonderful life.

Foster Update: 10/29/21

Lola loves people. When we picked her up she seemed to take to us almost immediately.  At first she was a little restless, but since she has gotten the lay of the land she is much more relaxed.  She will run to greet you at the door and sometimes gets too excited and likes to jump for your attention, this is something she has gotten better at over the week as we make a point not to get her too excited.  She will sleep in her crate and we have transitioned her out of the crate over the past couple days & she is now sleeping in the bedroom or living room with no issues.  . She will get into the garbage can so we make sure to keep it put away or the door shut to the bathroom.  Lola likes to steal your socks! Other than that, we have not had any issues with rugs, furniture, etc. and she has had no accidents in the house. She walks well on a leash; however, she will pull if she sees a squirrel, dog, or cat.  Lola is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met and she needs love and attention. She wants to be petted all the time and needs to be near people. If you walk out of the room she will instantly get up and follow you. Lola is active and would do well with people who love to be outside, go for walks, and play fetch.

Foster Photos 10-28-2021:

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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 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