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.

Available for adoption - Update & New Photos!
Gender: Female  Age:  5 years old

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Bethel is a one-time breeding gal. She is nice as can be and social too. Her intake pics are hard to tell she's a curly-haired Doodle - she came in shaved, likely due to matting. She walks well on a leash, and we'll see she gets a sweater to keep her warm during these cold months.    

Foster Update: 11/19/21

Bethel makes friends wherever she goes. She is good on a leash and is eager to go for a walk or a ride in the car. She often falls asleep during car rides until she reaches her destination. When out walking she is happy to meet people that we pass. 

Bethel is very comfortable with her foster siblings and often shares bed space with them. At times, she chooses to go to her crate and curl up in her own space. She will nap in the crate with the door open until it is time to eat or go outside. She eats well out of her own dish and will finish up anything that her foster sisters don’t eat. She has not had any accidents and goes outside when it is time to potty. 

Bethel has spent time going to work with her foster mom. She and her foster sister hang out on the big dog bed and greet anyone who comes into the office. She likes being petted and is happy to lean into you and get as close as possible. 

Foster Photos 11-18-2021:

Intake Photos:


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