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 - Pair with Annie - New Update & New Photo!
Gender: Male  Age:  8 years old

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Chase and his gal pal, Annie, are new to GRIN. They were sadly relinquished by their recent adopters who said they’re super dogs. Originally from a shelter and puppy mill before that, neither is housebroken. The elderly adopters wanted to give them a terrific home, but their condo isn’t suitable for this pair. A fenced yard and extra exercise will be beneficial. They’re very bonded and are good with kids and dogs. We know they’re very friendly and like most Goldens, crave attention.

Foster Update: 5/2/22

Annie and her best bud Chase are a bonded pair.  They have made tremendous strides in their foster home the past two weeks.  They have gradually been granted free rein of the house while their foster family is away and there have been no accidents or damage done in the house.  In addition, they are come upstairs at night and sleep outside the bedroom in a loft area and there have been no accidents.  Annie and Chase are fully house trained and very loving pups.  They crave the attention of their humans and are now starting to play with the resident dogs.  They are in the process of being trained to Invisible Fence.  Annie is the more adventurous of the two, but rarely strays more than 25 feet from the garage.  She loves laying and rolling in the grass and sticks by her buddy Chase.  Chase likes to follow the resident dogs around when first going outside, but quickly returns to the grass outside the garage door or to the garage floor to lie down and survey all that’s going on around him. He loves laying and rolling in the grass too.  Annie loves to chomp on Chase’s ear or leg to get him to play.  Chase plays along, both running & jumping around in the yard.  In the house they like to chase each other around. Annie and Chase will make a great pair of companions for their adopters.  Both dogs are very timid and will avoid areas with loud noises.  They are starting to learn basic obedience cues. 


Foster Update: 4/22/22

Chase and his best gal Annie are settling into their foster home with the three resident dogs and two cats. Their former home indicated that Chase was not house trained, however, this does not appear to be the case except when he is startled or afraid, he will “leak” a little.  He will need lots of love and attention so he can learn to trust humans and not be afraid of them.  He sleeps through the night without accident in his crate.  A fenced yard and extra exercise would be beneficial. Chase is a very sweet, loving, timid dog.  He loves attention but easily stays out of your way when you need him to. He is persistent in getting attention from you when he needs to go outside. He is okay with other dogs.  He is bigger than his girlfriend Annie and pulls somewhat hard on the leash but only when he really needs to go potty. Chase would be a great companion on walks in the park, etc.  He is very attached to Annie and doesn’t like being separated from her for very long, therefore, they need to be adopted into the same home. Initially, Chase will need a quieter environment to decompress, like his crate, where he can retreat from noise and activity.  He loves people and wants to please them.  They are very loving dogs!

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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.
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