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: Female  Age:  2 years old

 My Special Sponsors:

Barry, Valerie & all our loving pets- past & present.

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

No Dogs         No Cats        No Kids  

Maisey came to GRIN last month. She appeared a little frightened, so off she went to loose insecurities at our trusted foster/trainer. She's likely going to find her forever home pretty quickly - she's opening up! Stay tuned for more. 

Update: 1/6/22

Little Maisey came to GRIN after a good Samaritan found her wandering alone.  Hard to believe nobody claimed this cutie pie!  Maisey is initially shy with new people but after just a few minutes returns to her bouncy and playful self, quickly coming out of her shell.  She is currently in the care of our trainer who describes her as wonderfully sweet and indicates she is quickly picking up on commands and walks well on a leash. This little gal very much wants to please. Does she love toys?  Yep.....loves to shred them!  

We are not sure how she is with other dogs.  Upon intake she was a little growly but we have seen some improvement so it could be she just needed some time to decompress. Who knows what she may have experienced when she was out there on the streets?  Maisey does have a prey drive so we do not recommend a home with cats or other small animals.  

Maisey was just spayed and will be available for adoption after she has some time to heal. 

Update: 8-18-2022

Meet Maisey!

Maisey is a 1-2 year old female who lived some of her life on the streets.  GRIN was fortunate to hear about this girl and brought her into our program.  Maisey has been staying with our trainer learning how to trust people.  We are so proud of how far she has come and she is now ready for adoption!

She's a very sweet girl who is in need of a patient home that will give her the time she needs to adjust and will need you to take it slow.  Initially she can be shy but quickly warms up to you and will be your best friend. Maisey will do best as an only dog in a home without kids. When Maisey is comfortable she is very affectionate and snuggly.

She loves playing outside and would love a yard to run around and explore. If you have tennis balls that’s a bonus! She is house trained and leash trained.

A perfect home for Maisey  would be an individual or couple who enjoy spending time in the back yard with her. She would love to be your companion for gardening, relaxed barbeques, and walks in the neighborhood.  A home where there aren’t a lot of visitors would help her feel more comfortable, especially in the beginning.

To summarize:

🖤 1-2 years old

🤎 active, sweet girl

🚫 No  dogs or cats

🚫 No  kids

✅ Quiet home

✅ Spends time in the yard or goes on walks

✅ Patience as she continues to adjust to life as a family pet

✅  Physical fence required .

If you think Maisey could be the perfect fit for you, please apply for her here: under adoption process.


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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