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:  2 years old

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A good friend of GRIN found Luna on a website for free and asked us to take her in. Luna has been described as very friendly, but she is extremely active and untrained. She'll need socialization and training, so she's going to our foster/trainer initially. She'll be able to further assess what's the best home requirements for this cute little girl. Stay tuned. 

Update: 5/2/23

GRIN’s longest-term resident is still searching for her forever home. It has been difficult to find a home for this girl due to her specific needs in order to ensure a successful adoption.

Luna Blue is very active, she loves to run, do agility, & play frisbee. She needs an active household that can give her the necessary outlets to get her energy out. She is not your calm golden retriever that wants to lounge around on the couch all day. She also needs a traditional fenced in yard. A household with kids 10+, because we don’t want her knocking little ones down. She is not cat friendly. She is also dog selective, while the perfect home for her would have no other dogs, she might do okay with a male dog, but we will require several meet and greets to ensure the dogs get along.

If you have an active lifestyle, you love to hike & be outdoors, Luna Blue would be the perfect pup for you. She loves water and her soccer ball! She truly is such a fun dog who loves to train and learn, but she needs a home that can understand her needs.

It is a shame that she has been with us for so long because she absolutely deserves a home of her own, but at the same time it is very important that she is adopted by a home that can fit her needs

If you are interested in Luna Blue, please apply online:


Update: 9/7/22

Luna Blue is still searching for her fur-ever home! She is a wonderful girl with LOTS of energy! Luna Blue enjoys playing soccer and catching a Frisbee. She excels at training and would make a great agility or dock diving dog!

Luna Blue would do best as an only dog (she is dog selective), no cats, and older children. She is a super fun dog who is looking for a loving home of her very own!

If you are interested in adoption, please visit the adoption requirements section of our website for more information.


Update: 5/24/22

Hi!  I’m Luna Blue and wanted to tell you all of the fun things I’ve been doing these last few months.  I hear people say I take on life with gusto, that I have a kind heart, I’m athletic, that I have the cutest cowlick, and that I can be a wild child LOL!   I’m just so excited to get started with my life in my new family.  I LOVE playing soccer with Denver (who helps with my training) and she says I have some fancy footwork.  I really want to learn how to dock dive, run an agility course, or any other activity you can think of trying with me…I’m up for it!  I love most other dogs, but not all of them like my energy when I get excited and jump on them.  I mean, Cyndi Lauper says ‘girls just want to have fun’… right? I am not a Netflix and chill kinda girl so I need an active family committed to continued obedience training and one who understands I’m an active girl.  Ideally my home will have some kids (ages 13+) who will want to kick the ball around, go on a run, or play Frisbee.  It’s ok if my family doesn’t know how to play any doggie sports because we can learn them together.  I’m ready to meet you and I hope you want to meet me too!


Update: 1/27/22

Miss Luna Blue is a ball of energy!  She loves her toys and is completely house trained.  She walks well on a leash (no pulling) but will jump when she gets excited. This fun loving girl loves her people and is super sweet.  She is easily excitable and would do better in a quiet home with no other dogs or cats.  

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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